As discussed in Pt. 2 of "...Now Let's Get Hairformation," 'hair stability and hair growth begin at the root', and is a bit more complex than what we see. That's why LaJAshley products focus on quality all natural, vegan ingredients for optimal hair health and growth.
The hair bulb (where living cells divide and grow) is the beginning of life for hair and forms the hair follicle. The bulb is nourished by blood vessels which transport oxygen and nutrients. Once ready, the cells exit the scalp to form the hair shaft, which is primarily made of protein. The shaft then excretes an oil (sebum) through its sebaceous gland to the scalp, providing moisture. We then come to the life cycle of hair which goes through three different stages:
*chart Modena Hair Institute
Anagen- active growth phase where the hair follicle stays in scalp for 2-7 years and blood vessels provide oxygen and nutrients to hair follicles.
Catagen- a short transition phase which occurs at the end of the growth phase (anagen) and lasts about 4-6 weeks.
Telogen- the resting phase where hair is released and falls out. The follicle remains inactive for 3 months then the whole cycle is repeated. Every hair follicle goes through these phases at different times otherwise we'd all have a bald phase. Instead, we normally shed 80 hairs per day, which is completely healthy.
On average, hair grows a half an inch per month. However, there are many factors that can counter this growth: medication, some medical treatments, over-manipulation (constant and improper combing, brushing, handling), heat, tension, environment, etc., so it's key to feed the scalp the nutrients it needs for growth and retention. LaJAshley's Mint Tea Shampoo, Mint-Tea Conditioner and Strengthening Hair Growth Elixir are some of our key players for stronger hair and maximum growth.
Hope this was informative! We'd love to know what you think so feel free to comment and ask questions.