What is the normal cycle of hair growth?

The hair consists of a shaft and a root. The shaft is the visible part above the scalp and the root or bulb is the part that is under the skin surface. There are around one lakh hair follicular units in the adult scalp. A follicular unit is a family of hairs that comes out through a single hole in the scalp. It could be one, two, three or four. There are on an average of 2.3 hairs in a follicular unit. Usually there are around 90-100 follicular units in a sq cm. If more than 50% are lost we start noticing hair thinning.

The normal cycle of hair growth lasts for 2 to 6 years. Each hair grows approximately 1 centimeter per month during this phase. About 90 percent of the hair on your scalp is growing at any one time. About 10 percent of the hair on your scalp is in a resting phase. After 3 to 4 months, the resting hair falls out and new hair starts to grow in its place.

It is normal to shed some hair each day as part of this cycle. However, some people may experience excessive (more than normal) hair loss. Hair loss of this type can affect men, women and children.

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What is the normal cycle of hair growth?

The hair consists of a shaft and a root. The shaft is the visible part above the scalp and the root or bulb is the part that is under the skin surface. There are around one lakh hair follicular units in the adult scalp. A follicular unit is a family of hairs that comes out through a single hole in the scalp. It could be one, two, three, or four. There are an average of 2.3 hairs in a follicular unit. Usually, there are around 90-100 follicular units in an sq cm. If more than 50% are lost we start noticing hair thinning.

The normal cycle of hair growth lasts for 2 to 6 years. Each hair grows approximately 1 centimeter per month during this phase. About 90 percent of the hair on your scalp is growing at any one time. About 10 percent of the hair on your scalp is in a resting phase. After 3 to 4 months, the resting hair falls out and new hair starts to grow in its place.

It is normal to shed some hair each day as part of this cycle. However, some people may experience excessive (more than normal) hair loss. Hair loss of this type can affect men, women, and children.

If you are looking for treatment, Consult Dr. Deepam Shah one of the best Hair transplant in Mumbai.