Get to know your hair growth cycle and how it links to loss

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In our last blog, we spoke about whether you were taking care of your hair the correct way. We mentioned that it was only part 1 to a two-part series too, because it was getting long, and we didn’t want you to bore you with REALLY important information. Who really has time for important information? Right? So we’ve left the scientific health stuff for this time around. Hope you can forgive us for caring about what you do with your hair on a daily basis.

The rise of skincare has become huge, and over time we’ve seen so many different types of products for every type of skin out there – and yet it’s a continuous self-discovery and exploration process. It doesn’t seem to stop, every corner you turn and there’s something new or better. What’s ideal is that you know what works for you, and if what you’re doing is only a temporary solution.

But what about hair? It’s a lot more simple than the aforementioned, because the hair’s not unpredictable like skin. It requires much less research, and trial and error before you settle on a regimen that works. The best thing is that it’ll most likely work on many others as well. It’s just knowing the right way to promote one thing: hair growth. With skin, we want it to be clear. With hair, we want it to be healthy – but most of all; we want it to grow back. 

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So before we go down the road of our personal favourite hair care routine (the Esther CE routine), let’s begin by breaking down the 3 stages of hair growth, why we must know the stages to help with where to tackle growth opportunities, and how these stages affect the process. Because understanding the way in which your hair grows, ultimately puts you in a better position for achieving fuller, thicker and healthier hair.

To say it simply, these are your 3 stages of hair:

  • Anagen: the active growth phase. This is a period where your hair is actively growing from the roots for up to 15 years.
  • Catagen: the resting phase. This is when your hair detaches itself from the blood supply, with transitioning time lasting between 1 week to 3 months.
  • Telogen: the regression of your hair follicles. The final stage where your hair is incredibly fine. This is where your Catagen hairs are resting in the roots, eventually falling out to allow for new hairs to come through

The cycle works like this, but with each follicle going through growth at different rates.
This is the main reason why you don’t always lose patches of your hair all at once, shedding moderately. Meanwhile this is happening, the 360 effect takes place and your Anagen phase continues to grow 90% of your hairs actively. When people suffer from excessive hair loss, it means they’re going through an Anagen hair loss. This isn’t normal. Bleach burns, perming, straighteners can do this damage over time. Worse cases may be caused from instances like fire exposure for example.

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George is a classic case Anagen phase loss at the top.

But what does this all mean? Now you understand the stages (we hope), what we’re trying to say is that for certain people; they’re losing grip of their Anagen stage. They may not be able to get back to that phase (permanent hair loss), and without that phase, you don’t have your 90% of hair actively growing. It’s a real shame, but that’s what life throws at you. So it’s essential that you use products that will help the cycle run normally.

All of our serums offer the same formula, besides the pH balancing shampoo. The strongest formula being that of our Hair Essence. You have to think about a lot of things; which includes the amount of layers on your scalp. What we want is for people to grow their natural hair and colour back. Our essence makes sure the Anagen hair phase comes back to life. The reason why balding and hair loss comes with age is because the older you get, the more you enter into the other 2 phases. We don’t want that, so our products offer the solution of keeping the Anagen phase in its place for just a while longer…

Don’t worry. It takes time to get it right. Like we explained in part 1, a pH balancing shampoo, and cuticle cream 3 times a week. Hair Essence every single day. Just rationalise everything, and get the steps right. You cook a dish, there might be too much salt or not enough sugar. It’s all about getting the balance right, and let’s be honest…you won’t get it on the first try. 

Believe us, if your scalp is not in a good condition, you won’t grow hair. It’s really that simple.

This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The information contained herein is not a substitute for and should never be relied upon for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding your health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Site.


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