Hair and Scalp Disorders
How does hair grow and at what pace?
Hair grows through the root, which is directly linked to the rest of the body via the bloodstream.
In order for the hair to grow normally, the roots need a constant input of oxygen, proteins, minerals and vitamins, all of which are provided through the blood vessels.
A healthy diet is thus the first condition for good hair growth, but it is not the only one; other factors come into play.
The rate or speed of hair growth is about 1.25 centimetres or 0.5 inches per month, or about 15 centimetres or 6 inches per year.
The maximum length varies from one individual to another: it depends on the hair's growing pace but also of its life length (which is on average 2 to 6 years).
My Hair isn't growing!
What is the normal rate of daily hair loss?
It is difficult to fix an average number to determine the amount of hair to lose on a daily basis. Each person's hair is unique and too many variable factors come into consideration. However, here are some help in understanding what hair fall you should expect and what is more.
The hair follows a hair life cycle. When a hair dies, another new hair replaces it and makes the old hair fall. It is therefore normal that you lose some hair everyday. In a normal hair life cycle, there should be 10-15% of telogen hairs (i.e., hair that is ready to fall) on one's head. But how much hair can we thus lose, for physiological reasons, on a daily basis? Here is where it is impossible to fix an average number: it can easily double from one person to another.
Causes for Variation
Trichologists can distinguish between hair loss and the normal hair shedding
If you are concerned by the amount of hair falling out, you don’t need to suffer in silence. You can turn to a us for help.
A trichologist can find the cause or causes and tell you what you can expect. Effective treatments options are available for many types of hair loss. The sooner treatment begins, the better the prognosis.
Types of Hair Loss
Types of Scalp Disorders
Types of Hair Shaft Disorders