View Full Version : The three phases

October 23rd, 2009, 02:20 PM
Hair has three phases. The growing phase, the resting phase, and the shedding phase.

Does anyone know the number of weeks or months each phase lasts? :rolleyes:

October 23rd, 2009, 02:44 PM
It's different for each person. I've read the average length of the whole cycle is 7 years. I've also read it's 6 years for growing, then 2 years for resting, on average. Some people's cycle is a lot longer, though, because there are people who grow the usual 1/2" per month but have way longer than 36" hair (measured from follicle to tip).

October 23rd, 2009, 03:32 PM
I've never heard of this. I'm assuming the resting phase is a not growing phase? Shedding is when it all falls out and you have to start over again? http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt288/CFAngel180/biggrin.gif

October 23rd, 2009, 03:37 PM
Shedding is when the hair naturally falls out. Fortunately, every hair is on its own schedule so you won't ever really have to start over again. I think there's an article about the hair growth cycle on here somewhere.

October 23rd, 2009, 03:47 PM
Hmm, I have never known about or noticed these before. I guess I'm not attuned to my hair's phases!