The life cycle of the hair
The birth of a hair
The anagen phase lasts from three to five years, varying from one person to another. During this period, our hair starts to grow and pushes out the old dead hair.
The second phase in the life of a hair
During the catagen phase, the hair separates from the follicle and therefore stops growing. The hair slowly moves up towards the epidermis, ready to fall out at a later stage.
During the telogen phase, the hair dies and falls out as the new hair behind it pushes through. This phase generally lasts between two and three months. On average, we lose around one hundred hairs per day, so there is no need to panic if you notice a few strays.
However, in some cases, the hair loss phase may be more pronounced than this, which can have significant consequences. We will look at this on the page addressing hair loss.