Natural Hair Growth

Hair is composed of strong structural protein called keratin. This is the same kind of protein that makes up the nails and the outer layer of skin. Each strand of hair consists of three layers.

  1. An innermost layer or medulla which is only present in large thick hairs.
  2. The middle layer known as the cortex. The cortex provides strength and both the color and the texture of hair.
  3. The outermost layer is known as the cuticle. The cuticle is thin and colorless and serves as a protector of the cortex.

Structure of the Hair Root

Below the surface of the skin is the hair root, which is enclosed within a hair follicle. At the base of the hair follicle is the dermal papilla. The dermal papilla is feed by the bloodstream which carries nourishment to produce new hair. The dermal papilla is a structure very important to hair growth because it contains receptors for male hormones and androgens. Androgens regulate hair growth and in scalp hair Androgens ma cause the hair follicle to get progressively smaller and the hairs to become finer in individuals who are genetically predisposed to this type of hair loss.


The Hair Growth Cycle

Hair follicles grow in repeated cycles. One cycle can be broken down into three phases. Each hair passes through the phases independent of the neighboring hairs.

  1. Anagen - Growth Phase: Approximately 85% of all hairs are in the growing phase at any one time. The Anagen phase or growth phase can vary from two to six years. Hair grows approximately 10cm per year and any individual hair is unlikely to row more than one meter long.
  2. Catagen - Transitional Phase: At the end of the Anagen phase the hairs enters into a Catagen phase which lasts about one or two weeks, during the Catagen phase the hair follicle shrinks to about 1/6 of the normal length. The lower part is destroyed and the dermal papilla breaks away to rest below.
  3. Telogen - Resting Phase: The resting phase follows the catagen phase and normally lasts about 5-6 weeks. During this time the hair does not grow but stays attached to the follicle while the dermal papilla stays in a resting phase below. Approximately 10-15 percent of all hairs are in this phase at an one time.

At the end of the Telogen Phase the hair follicle re-enters the Anagen Phase. The dermal papilla and the base of the follicle join together again and a new hair begins to form. If the old hair has not already been shed the new hair pushes the old one out and the growth cycle starts all over again.


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Posted by rimon ahmed on Thu, Jan 5th, 2012
my hair fall daily 20 pcs and my hair is very soft plz give me suggestion
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Posted by Divya on Wed, Dec 21st, 2011
Hello,Sir right i am in Saudi Arabia, my hairs are curly.From past 3-4 years i am suffering from hairfall and dandruff.plz help me to get out of this problem.
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Posted by Rupendra Shrestha on Wed, Jul 13th, 2011
Hello sir
I'm 40 years old healthy person . i have hair loss problem and its continuing last 10 years.i had used different types of medicine,oil,capsules etc.. but i couldn't get favorable result.. pls suggest me what should i do for best result.
Thanks and hearing from you soon..
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Posted by priya on Wed, Jul 6th, 2011
hi sir, i have hair falling problem for past two years and dandruff also. the hair tip also damaged. my age is 32, so please tell me a good solution.
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Posted by jimmi on Sun, Jun 12th, 2011
hi sir iam sufferring hair loss past 4 years. right now my front batch is fully bald.how to regrow in my front batch pls suggest me
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Posted by MUTHU on Tue, Jun 7th, 2011
sir
I am suffering from hair loss problem.i want to regrow my hair pls tell me solution
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Posted by Sathyalatha on Sat, May 28th, 2011
Hello sir,    I am 22yrs old. i am suffering hair loss problem, please suggest any nature product to growth my hair is always very thin and try
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Posted by Mariam on Mon, Apr 18th, 2011
what can i use to enhance hair growth nd to make it full.
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Posted by murugavel on Sun, Dec 19th, 2010
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Posted by Shamima Akter on Tue, Dec 7th, 2010
hello sir
i have hair fall problem.
My hair is so thin and there is no hair growth of all in my scalp. I have no dandruff problem but i am feeling itch & burn on my scalp. I want to relieve this problem. I am 26 years old. I will be very thankful to you Sir.
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