Basic Hair Biology

Shann Christen

Hair Begins As A Living Follicle In The Scalp

  • We are born with all of the follicles we will ever have. There are about 100,000 living follicles in our scalp
  • Each follicle produces a single hair1 that grows about 6 inches per year2 and is replaced by a new one that forces the old one out3
  • Each hair follicle has its own blood, nerve and muscle supply

Does Your Hair Survive It’s Natural Lifespan? What we know about hair

  • Anagen Phase - Growing Phase (6+ years) Birthing stage of hair that lasts for weeks to months. Anagen growth is the active phase in which the hair follicle takes on its onion-like shape and works to produce the hair fiber.
  • Catagen Phase - Transition Phase (3 months) Catagen is the transition phase and the hair stops growing and becomes detached from the base of the follicle. The hair bulb begins to break down, resulting in the follicle becoming shorter.
  • Telogen Phase - Resting Phase (Up to 1 year) Hairs don’t grow during the telogen phase, but they don’t usually fall out either. The telogen phase is also when new hairs start to form in follicles that have just released hairs during the catagen phase.
  • Kenogen Phase (Up to 1 year) Kenogen indicates the physiological interval of the hair cycle in which the hair follicle remains empty after the telogen hair has been extruded and before a new anagen hair emerges.
  • Exogen Phase - Shedding Phase (2-5 months) The exogen phase is essentially an extension or a part of the telogen stage of hair growth.During the exogen phase, new hairs are growing in the follicles as old hairs fall away.
  • Return to Anagen Phase Birthing stage to repeat hair growth cycle.
Shann Christen
Shann Christen

Conditions That Interrupt The Lifespan Of The Hair

  • Congested scalp
  • Sweat
  • Aging
  • Dandruff
  • Overexposure to sun
  • Sebum1 build up in the follicle
  • Metabolic and hormonal imbalances & Genetics or autoimmune health issues
  • Hair Is Alive! Hair is alive throughout its base, where it is a part of the living body.
  • To thrive and maintain its health, hair requires proper nutrition, and the scalp needs proper maintenance.
  • Products and protocol were developed to address these needs.
  • Results start with a Rediscovery of Shampooing: the simple, self-applied, simultaneous application of its foundational dual shampoo treatment.
  • Protocols are personalized to supply nutrients to hair and scalp needed to live a healthy existence throughout the hair’s entire lifespan.