Human Hair Growth Cycle

The hair grows in a cyclic manner. A relatively long period of growth (that varies with the type and location of the hair) is followed by a short period of rest after which the hair is released from the follicle, and a new growth cycle begins forming a new hair

Thus the length of the growth cycle determines the length of the hair.  Hair grows about 3 mm per day (about three tenths the thickness of a dime). Within a year, our scalp and beard on men can produce nearly five inches (13 cm). By comparison, the longest hairs on our arms have a growth cycle of less than two months.

The follicle is also highly mitotic (cell division) and most capable of regeneration. Indeed, we were "designed" so that if hairs were torn out, they would quickly grow back.  That is why all active elements of the follicle must be dismantled to cause permanent hair removal

Everyone's hair grows differently, depending on age, weight, metabolism, hormones, ethnicity, medications, pregnancy, and other factors. But all hair goes through three distinct growth phases.

                               The Growth of Human  Hair - Three phases

                                                      Hair shedding Cycle

Hair grows from tube-like depressions in the skin called hair follicles. The hair shaft is formed from living cells deep in the follicle. These fragile living cells subsequently die to form the remarkably strong fiber we call a hair. The same follicle is capable of producing more than one type of hair during the course of our lives.

           Anagen phase - The growing phase
Hair grows from the bottom of the follicle at a rate of 3 tenths the thickness of a dime per day. (Growth cycle called the anagen phase), which lasts from few months up to several years. At any given time, the majority (85%) of our body hair is in this phase. During anagen, the hair has an abundance of melanin and grown in to a terminal hair.  In this phase both laser hair removal and electrolysis is to be beneficial. 



         Catagen phase - The transitional phase
Begins when the hair detaches itself from the dermal papilla and for a short period of time receives nourishment from surrounding capillaries, which lasts about 2 weeks, during which the hair stops growing but, is not yet shed. About 3 - 4% of our body hair is in this phase at any given time. Hair grows to a certain length specific to each follicle then stops growing for a short period of time.


           Telogen phase - The resting phase
Lasts 5 - 6 weeks, at the end of which the hair falls out and a new hair begins to form. Approximately 10-13% of our body hair is in this phase at any one time. When growth begins again in the hair follicle, the resting hair is released from the follicle and a new hair is produced. These hairs fall out daily through combing, brushing and simple friction. The time from the anagen to the telogen stages varies depending on the area of the body and the genetic patterns of the person. 

As discussed above, hairs grow in three stages: anagen, catagen and telogen. First, hair cells grow and divide in the anagen phase. Head hair naturally remains in the anagen phase for an extended period of time, up to several years. Hair on your arms, however, will move on to the catagen phase in a matter of weeks. This is when the hair stops growing and transitions to the dormant telogen phase. The hair stops lengthening and eventually falls out naturally through shedding or external trauma such as pulling.

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The center is located , on the main Vikas marg, in East Delhi, India. The Center deals with permanent hair removal by electrolysis and permanent hair reduction by Laser (IPL). The Electrolysis technique which we use at Reyuva Hair Electrolysis is thermolysis and blend technique which are the best techniques available in the world for the the fast and permanent removal of the unwanted hairs. For the removal of the hairs and offer our clients the best of services at unbelievable low price. For more information about electrolysis of the unwanted hairs kindly contact our office at M: +91 9810609643 or email us at