Understanding the Hair Cycle and Hair Loss


Hair shedding is a part of everyday life, yes it clogs up your bathroom drain, and yes, it means you have to vacuum every other day or your carpet turns into cousin It... But the fact is, hair loss is totally normal.

Did you know: On average we lose around 80-100 strands a day, if your hair begins to shed significantly more or you notice no hair is growing back, , that's when you should seek medical advice.

The thing is, when it comes to hair loss there are so many potential triggers, which means it can be quite tricky to pinpoint the EXACT reason why your hair is falling out, and how to treat it.

Each hair follicle on our scalp undergoes 3 stages of a life cycle.

They are:

Anagen ­- This is the active growing phase. This can last between 2-7 years during which the hair becomes longer and thicker.

Catagen - After anagen, the hair follicle moves into the short transitional phase called catagen when the hair fibre stops growing.

Telogen ­ - The resting phase. During telogen the old hair is gradually pushed up towards the skin surface before it is then shed naturally and replaced with a new emerging anagen hair. This stage lasts around 3 months.

On a typical head of hair each follicle is at a different stage at different times. This cycle continues repeatedly throughout our lifetime and each hair follicle is cycling independently of neighbouring follicles.

The most common hair factors which affect hair growth are:

  • Ethnic origin and hereditary

  • Chemical hair damage

  • Medication and medical treatment

  • Improper nutrition

  • Shock or stress

  • Rapid weight loss / crash dieting

  • Pregnancy

If you are experiencing increased shedding, your first step should be to seek medical help to get a diagnosis of the hair loss condition.

Hair loss can be an emotional roller-coaster, but you are not on your own. Millions of people are affected around the world and with the ever evolving world of social media, more and more people are openly talking about their experience and are 'owing it'.

A very popular method that we provide to disguise hair loss is Mesh Integration System. These systems are suitable for people suffering from alopecia, thinning hair, trich, hair that may be too short for extensions and other hair loss causes.

It's a bespoke system that is lightweight, using 100% real human hair to create a custom hair unit that is permanently attached using mesh, allowing you to go on with your daily life. A great alternative solution to a wig.

For more information please don't hesitate to get in touch..!