The human hair passes through three phases in its growth:
– Anagen – or still known as the growth phase. This period lasts between 3 and 8 years, and with healthy hair, almost 85% of the hairs are in the process of growth.
– Catagen – this is the phase of regression. The hair stops growing, the hair follicle shrinks. This period lasts for 2-3 weeks and about 1% of the hair is in this phase.
– Telogen – this is the phase of hair loss. It lasts for 2-3 months and about 14% of the hair is in this phase. During the telogenic period hair rests, does not grow and gradually drips.
When the hair in the telogen phase increases as a percentage, the condition known as hair loss occurs. Human hair grows 1 cm per month, and Europeans have an average of about 150,000 hairs on their heads. Daily it is normal to lose between 30 and 100 hairs. If the amount of hair is higher, we are talking about alopecia. Many factors can affect hair loss – changing seasons, external harmful effects – stress, fatigue, contamination, chemical hair treatment /dying, waving, drying, straightening hair/ inappropriate or unbalanced diets. There are many internal factors – genetic predisposition, hormonal imbalance (especially in women – pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause) – all this weakens the hair and leads to loss of luster and vitality, hair becomes weak and easily tears. Balanced diet and the use of well-selected nutritional supplements with a targeted action: rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids, as wll as antioxidants can greatly improve hair condition, reduce hair loss and prevent it from recurring.