The Science Behind Hair Growth

October 30, 2015

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The way hair grows has always been a bit of a mystery to us.

Being that we're in the hair industry we wanted to know more about the stages of hair growth being that we specialise in halo hair extensions, which are a great substitute for hair failing to grow. 

The structure of hair is normally in 2 distinct parts.

One being the follicle which is deep in the skin.

Second is the hair shaft which is the visible part of the hair above the scalp.

There's a lot of technical information about these two parts so lets put it into more simpler terms so its easier to understand.

At the base of the follicle there is whats called the papilla are capillaries these are tiny blood vessels that nourish the cells as well as the base of the follicle.

The living part of the hair is right at the bottom which surrounds the tiny blood vessels, this is called the bulb.

 

Another important part of the follicle is the sebaceous gland which is what produces oils (sebum), to condition the hair and skin.

Most people will notice that the amount of the hair on their scalp is reduced as they grow older. The reason for this is our scalps expand as we grow.

There is around 100,000 hairs on the average scalp, each follicle produces one hair which grows around half an inch per month. After the hair grows for 2 - 6 years it will take a little break before falling out. the cycle begins again with new hair growth. Around 85% of hair on your head is growing while the remainder is resting.

We lose around 50 -100 strands a day! But you can always gain another 80,000 strands in an instant with a Sitting Pretty Halo which will also give you length and volume with out damaging your hair. If your struggling to grow your hair the SP Halo is a great alternative!

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Taryn Gilbert

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