The Telogen Phase
In the final stage of hair growth, your hair enters the telogen phase, a resting phase when your hair is released and falls out. The follicle is then dormant for 3 months and the process is repeated. Each hair follicle goes through the growth cycle at a different pace, and if this system wasn’t in place naturally, its safe to assume that all your hair would fall out at once. Instead, most people only shed a certain number of hairs a day – between 80 and 100.
Hair loss, hair thinning and problems with hair growth occur when your growth cycle is disrupted. This can be triggered by conditions such as metabolic imbalances, illness or improper nutrition.