Anatomy of Hair

The structure and growth cycle of hair is a fascinating process.  

Hair Anatomy

Hair is the most alluring part of human body where studying its structure and growth is a fascinating process. Losing hair is a natural and common thing, basically part of the normal cycle. But if it is beyond normal, then you may be experiencing a medical condition, or an unknown cause that needs to be addressed. There are many aspects to maintain a fabulous and healthy hair, it is way more complex than we think. At very first, understand that hair fall is completely normal but, hair loss is a permanent condition where hair falls more than what is obvious. you'll be alarmed since the scalp fails to regenerate hair growth leading to baldness. before knowing about all these factors...

Let us study about hair anatomy: We all know that hair is simple in structure but do you know? it has important functions in social functioning because hair is made of a tough protein called keratin and its hair follicle anchors each hair into the skin. A round bottom hair bulb forms the base of the hair follicle. In the hair bulb, living cells divide and grow to build the hair shaft. hair that is visible is hair shaft. Blood vessels nourish the cells in the hair bulb and deliver nutrients that modify hair growth and structure at different phases of life.

People may think that hair is different in each gender but they didn't know that there is no special differentiation between male or female hair, because of its own kind, It can grow anywhere in your body except for the palms of your hands, the soles of your feet, and on your lips and mucous membranes.

Growth cycle of hair: It is very important to understand the growth cycle/phase of hair in order to recognize and understand many of the problems you can encounter with your hair. The growth cycle consists of three important phases. The first stage is called as Anagen phase, during the Anagen phase, hair grows actively and it may last for years. Hair bulbs grow back in centimeters monthly, until it reaches its optimum. The second stage is called as Catagen phase, during the Catagen phase, hair stops growing and separates from its follicle, which is the structure beneath the skin that holds the hair in place. The Catagen phase is much shorter and happens in only 2 weeks to a month. Also known as the transition phase, the root separates from the blood supply and thereafter, stops growing. The third stage is called as Telogen Phase, during the Telogen phase, the follicle rests for two or three months, and then the hair falls out. The hair will detach to the scalp naturally in a matter of 3 months. The next Anagen phase begins as a new hair grows in the same follicle. This whole hair growth phase is a natural cycle where hair falls happens after certain amount of time and then it regrows naturally. 

    Did you know? 

    A strand of hair is actually stronger than a copper wire with the same diameter.

Complications and its solution: Most people lose 50 to 100 hair per day as part of this natural cycle. If this cycle is disrupted, or if a hair follicle is damaged, hair may begin to fall out more quickly than it is regenerated, leading to symptoms such as a receding hairline, hair falling out in patches, or overall thinning. Hair grows at different rates in different people; the average rate is around one-half inch per month. Hair color is created by pigment cells producing melanin in the hair follicle. With aging, pigment cells die, and hair turns gray.

To grow a healthy and natural hair in this modern age, we need a specialist advise, why not? to book an appointment at your near by Vcare clinic and start growing a healthy and natural hair. 

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