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Hair Growth Explained

Understanding the hair growth cycle can help you get to the root cause of how your hair grows (no pun intended!). At Glow For It, we love to inform you on everything you need to know about our products.

Since we now offer a Hair Growth Serum, we knew we had to explain all you need to know about the hair growth cycle. So, this week's Glow Goss is all about how the hair growth cycle and how Glow For It Hair Serum works to aid your hair growth.

What Is The Hair Growth Cycle?

The hair growth cycle is a continuous process with distinct phases, each playing a crucial role in hair development and renewal. By understanding these phases, you can better care for your hair and promote optimal growth. Here’s an in-depth look at the hair growth cycle and tips for maintaining healthy hair.

The Phases of the Hair Growth Cycle

  1. Anagen Phase (Growth Phase)

The anagen phase is the active growth period of hair follicles. During this phase:

  • Hair cells rapidly divide and new hair grows.
  • This phase can last between 2-7 years, depending on your genetics, health, and age.
  • Around 85-90% of the hair on your scalp is in the anagen phase at any given time.

Tips for Supporting the Anagen Phase:

  • Maintain a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly biotin, vitamin D, and iron. Did You Know? The Glow For It Hair Growth Serum contains biotin and a derivative of Vitamin B5 which are vital in hair growth!
  • Avoid excessive heat styling and chemical treatments that can damage hair.
  • Use gentle hair care products to avoid scalp irritation and promote healthy growth, such as our Hair Serum which as been designed to soothe the scalp and provide your hair with the nutrients needed to grow long, healthy and strong.
  1. Catagen Phase (Transitional Phase)

The catagen phase is a short transitional phase that lasts about 2-3 weeks. During this phase:

  • Hair growth stops, and the hair follicle shrinks.
  • The hair follicle detaches from the blood supply, effectively ending its growth.
  • Only about 1-2% of your hair is in the catagen phase at any time.

Tips for the Catagen Phase:

  • Reduce stress, as it can impact hair health and potentially shorten the anagen phase.
  • Massage your scalp with a Scalp Massager 2 times a week to improve blood circulation and support follicle health.
  • Did You Know? Massaging your scalp can actually help reduce stress!
  1. Telogen Phase (Resting Phase)

The telogen phase is the resting phase that lasts around 3 months. During this phase:

  • Hair does not grow, but it remains attached to the follicle.
  • New hair begins to form in the follicle underneath the existing hair.
  • About 10-15% of your hair is in the telogen phase at any given time.

Tips for the Telogen Phase:

  • Avoid harsh hair care practices that can cause premature hair shedding.
  • Stay hydrated and maintain a balanced diet to support overall hair health.
  1. Exogen Phase (Shedding Phase)

The exogen phase is an extension of the telogen phase, where the old hair sheds, and new hair continues to grow. During this phase:

  • The shedding of old hair is a normal process, with about 50-150 hairs lost daily.
  • New hair starts to emerge from the follicle, pushing out the old hair.

Tips for the Exogen Phase:

  • Be gentle when brushing and washing your hair to minimise breakage.
  • Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle hair and prevent unnecessary hair loss.
  • Make sure that the new hair growth is healthy and strong by using Glow For It Hair Growth Serum daily.

Promoting Healthy Hair Growth With Glow For It Hair Serum

Understanding the hair growth cycle empowers you to take better care of your hair and address any concerns proactively. By following these top tips and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you can support the natural growth process and enjoy happy, healthy hair all year round. Together, we can glow and GROW!

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