…..I would like to continue our review of hair loss in women. Let us start with the hair growth cycle. There are three phases of this cycle: anagen (growth phase), catagen (transitional or resting phase), and telogen (testing or shedding phase).
…..In the anagen phase, the hair grows, and 80 to 90% of all hair follicles are included in this phase. This growth pattern can last for 2-3 years, and the length of time is genetically determined.
…..The catagen phase lasts only for 2-3 weeks. In this resting phase, only 1 to 3% of the scalp follicles are included.
…..The last phase is the telogen phase. This is when hair is shed usually at a normal rate of 75-100 hairs per day, and it lasts for about 3-4 months. So it is important to remember that it is natural for some hair loss every day!