All people, men, and women, lose hair. It's natural to do so. A person with normal density loses from 15-75 hairs every day. Hair goes through three growth cycles. The Anagen phase is when hair grows. This cycle lasts about three years. The second phase is called the Catagen phase. During this time, hair growth ceases and no pigment is produced for about 10 days. The Catagen phase is followed by the Tologen phase, when hair is shed. This cycle usually lasts for about three months. In individuals with healthy follicles, about 90% of the hair on the scalp grows at one time.
Because the vast majority of follicles are in the Anagen phase-and only a small percentage of them are in the Tologen phase- a normal amount of hair fall out isn't noticeable. When a follicle is unhealthy, for whatever reason, the hair growth cycles are suspended and the follicle stays in the Tologen phase for an indefinite period. As more and more follicles stay in the Tologen phase, less new hair is being produced. This results in thinning, and ultimately, balding. How long do afflicted follicles stay in the Tologen stage? In many cases, forever, in some cases, hair production resumes. The determining factor is what caused the follicles to stop producing hair in the first place.
There are 20 million women in America with excessive hair loss. Ten million of them are under the age of 40. While it's common to see and hear about men's hair loss, women's hair loss is seldom mentioned. It's almost as if society doesn't want to admit there is such a condition. Figuring out the problem of a man, or women, even child first, will help assist a Hair Addition Specialist the proper diagnosis and procedures to start to help each individual. Hair Addition Specialists are educated and trained in continuous education past Cosmetology school for Hair Loss Solutions.