Natural hair regrowth requires that hair pass through 3 different phases: the anagen phase, the catagen phase, and the telogen phase. Read how to regrow natural hair in the article.
The anagen phase, perhaps the most important of all of the hair regrowth 3 stages, is the initial stage that kick starts your hair growth cycle. Your hair will be in the anagen phase for up to 90% of its entire hair cycle, and the cycle can last any where from 3 to 7 years in duration. You should expect your hair to grow about ½ inch a month, or 1 centimeter, and it will continue to grow and grow.
The catagen phase kicks in after the anagen phase; it is otherwise known as the “rest” stage of the hair cycle. This is when your hair detaches from the blood (aka the “hair food”), the follicle shrinks, and the pigment of your hair stops producing color for your hair. The hair is then pushed right up towards the surface to prepare it to fall out.
The telogen phase is the final phase of the hair cycle. It is estimated that 50-100 of your hairs will shed daily because they are currently completing the telogen phase, which can last up to 3 months. The hair follicles weaken and become thin, which in turn allows hair to easily fall out. After the telogen phase is over, the anagen phase picks up where the telogen phase left off and the hair starts anew.
Why Doesn’t Hair Regrow?
For some people hair just never regrows after a certain point, causing baldness and receding hair lines. This can be due to genetics, hormones, illness, or any other number of problems. If you are losing hair and you are not sure why, it is important that you speak to your physician as it may be an indication of another very serious underlying disease that has not yet been detected.
How can I Encourage Natural Hair Regrowth on my Own?
First of all, check your diet. To fully optimize the regrowth of your hair, you will need to have good nutrition. Take a multivitamin if need be and cut out the alcohol and the smoking or any other illicit drugs that could hinder your success in hair regrowth.
Next, focus on the herbs that can help you. One of the best herbs for hair regrowth is algae, an ingredient that is widely available to those who seek it. Algae contain a high level of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, and it is also an antioxidant. This herb will help heal any damage that your scalp or hair have faced and may repair the hair follicle so that your hair will start growing. It will also hydrate and thicken any existing hair.
Saw Palmetto, also known as Seranoa Repens is a common choice for those suffering from hair loss because, well, it works! Not only that, but it will help protect the prostate (an added benefit for any balding men reading this article). You can expect both hair regrowth and the slowing of hair loss when you use this herb.