When does hair fall out?

Wondering if there’s a reason or time where your hair falls out? Want to know what can be done to counter this? 

Read more to find out under what circumstances do our hair fall out!


Our hair growth cycle is divided into 4 distinct phases: Anagen, Catagen, Telogen, and Exogen. Each phase has its own timeline and is mainly influenced by our age and nutrition intake. To understand when hair falls out, we'll need to understand the growth cycle of our hair. 

Anagen, also referred to as the growing phase, is where new hair is formed. The new hair in this phase continues to grow until it is cut or reaches the end of its lifespan. At any given time, about 85% of the hair is in the anagen phase, which lasts about 2 to 5 years.

The Catagen phase, also known as the "transition phase" and starts after the Anagen phase; approximately 5% of our hair is in this phase at any given time. During the Catagen phase, the hair follicles shrink and separate from the root, signaling the end of hair growth.

Telogen is also known as the "resting phase". In this phase, hair stops growing and remains at rest while forming club hair (hard, dry, white material along the root). The hair in this phase has stopped growing, but does not fall out either and lasts about 3 months. About 10-15% of all hair is in this phase at any given time.

Exogen is also known as the "shedding phase". With the help of brushing or washing, the old hair is shed to make way for new ones to grow.

This phase lasts for about 2-5 months and the whole cycle starts over again.


What can you do?

The average person sheds between 50 and 100 strands of hair per day in the exogenous phase, which is totally normal! If an excess amount of hair is shed, it could mean that the growth cycle of your hair is being disrupted. A disruption in the hair growth cycle can be caused by several factors or reasons, but is most commonly caused by a medical condition, an illness, inadequate nutrition or vitamins. Here's what you can do to maintain a healthy hair growth cycle and reduce hair fall out!


Maintain a balanced diet
Hair is made out of protein, meaning a healthy diet including iron, vitamins & protein is essential in helping to regular your hair growth cycle. A lack of nutrition or vitamins will disrupt the growth cycle as it causes the hair to thin, brittle and prone to breakage.


Reduce Stress
Stress causes the hair to be in the resting phase for a longer period of time. This inhibits hair from growing, which can lead to Telogen Effluvium, where the hair passes from the Anagen phase to the Exogen phase. This could mean that double or triple the amount of hair is lost each day.


Proper Hair Care
Choosing the right shampoo or conditioner for your hair can help promote & maintain a healthy hair growth cycle by strengthening the hair shaft, reducing breakage, and cleaning the scalp.


Try Chanamu Scalp Care Multivitamin, a supplement that both protects & nourishes the scalp. Nutmeg extract in this multivitamin helps to improve scalp circulation and stimulate hair growth!

Chanamu Irritable Scalp Shampoo, which contains Tarragon Extract helps to restore and strengthen the hair follicles, reducing hair fall.

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