just above, the subcutaneous fat at core temperature.It is protected from any deleterious effects ofmaterials on the scalp. Only severe scarring orsystematic factors interfere with hair growth.
How Long Does A Single Hair Live?
Each hair grows from a root. The cells in the hair bulbdivide, creating a new hair that will grow andeventually fall out.This cycle, which is known as the pilar cycle, isdivided into three phases: the hair grows for anaverage of three years, a brief stagnation period oftwo or three weeks follows, then the hair is discardedover about three months. After a latent period of twoto five months, a new cycle begins and a new hairstarts to grow. The entire process happens about 25times in the course of a lifetime.
How Does Hair Grow?
Hair begins life at the bottom of the follicle as acluster of cells called the Papilla. While forming ahair, the cells of the papilla multiply to form the hairbulb. As the hair bulb increases in size, these cellsstretch themselves to become the hair shaft, which iswhat we see. This is the primary stage of hair growthwhich lasts for about 3 - 7 years.The next stage is the transition stage. During thisstage which lasts for several weeks, the activity in thebulb slows down and the follicles start shrinkingtowards the surface.The final stage is the resting stage where the hairgrowth stops. This lasts for about 3 - 4 months after