A Deep-Dive into the Three Hair Growth Phases

Understanding Your Hair Growth Cycle: Exploring the Three Stages of Hair Growth Phase

If you're like most people, you might find yourself asking: "How does my hair actually grow?" As a university student who has grappled with the same question, I've embarked on a journey to unlock the secrets of the hair growth cycle. The answer lies in understanding the different hair growth phases and learning how to optimize each one.

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How to Increase Anagen Phase of Hair

The Anagen phase, also known as the growth phase, is arguably the most crucial of all the hair growth phases. It's during this period that your hair cells divide rapidly, leading to new hair growth. One way to prolong this phase and foster longer, healthier hair is by utilizing specially formulated products like the Watermans Grow Me Shampoo. This hair growth shampoo has been designed to nourish your hair follicles, offering them the nutrients they need to stay in the Anagen phase for longer. Watermans Grow More Hair Growth Serum is another product that supports this phase by providing essential growth factors and nutrients to the hair follicle.

3 Stages of Hair Growth

The hair growth process is divided into three main stages: the Anagen (growth) phase, the Catagen (transitional) phase, and the Telogen (resting) phase. Understanding these stages can help you take better care of your hair and use products like Watermans Grow Me Shampoo and Condition Me Conditioner more effectively.

The Anagen Phase

This is the growth phase where your hair cells divide rapidly to create new hair growth. Your hair grows from the roots for an average period of 2-7 years before the hair follicle takes a break. However, with the right care and products, you can extend this phase. Using a product like Watermans Grow Me Shampoo can stimulate the Anagen phase by providing the nutrients your hair needs.

The Catagen Phase

The Catagen phase is a transitional period lasting just 2-3 weeks on average. In this phase, hair growth comes to a halt, and the strand detaches itself from the blood supply, becoming what is known as a club hair.

The Telogen Phase

Finally, we have the Telogen phase, the final stage of the hair growth cycle. It begins with a resting period, wherein club hairs stay rooted while new hair starts to grow underneath. This phase typically lasts for about three months. After this period, the resting club hairs will fall out, making way for the new hair to emerge from the follicle. This is a natural, expected process that should go unnoticed. Each follicle operates independently, progressing through the growth cycle at different times. This means you don’t lose clumps of hair at once and only shed 50-100 hairs each day.

How to Increase Anagen Phase of Hair Naturally

There are natural ways to prolong the Anagen phase, too. A diet rich in vitamins and minerals, regular scalp massages to stimulate blood circulation, minimizing heat styling, and using hair-friendly products like Watermans Grow Me Shampoo and Condition Me Conditioner can help to support hair health and extend the Anagen phase.


Dr. Amy Revene
Medically reviewed by Dr. Amy Revene M.B.B.S. A dedicated General Physician at New Hope Medical Center, holds a distinguished academic background from the University of Sharjah. Beyond her clinical role, she nurtures a fervent passion for researching and crafting hair care and cosmetic products. Merging medical insights with her love for dermatological science, Dr. Revene aspires to improve well-being through innovative personal care discoveries.

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