Hair Structure and Anatomy – Brief Overview

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If you would like to view details of the structure of a half follicle and its anatomy, then take a quick look through the image provided below which explains the complexity surrounding the various parts be it the Sebaceous gland, the Apocrine sweat gland, the hair bulb and the Hair papilla to mention just a few. It is divided into 2 main parts namely the hair shaft and the hair root with the skin surface at the top.

There are hair follicles covering the entire body but the hair follicles on the head are the most likely to fall not and not be replaced. Your hair will grow in groups of 1 to 4 hairs called hair follicles and there can be up to 100k+ hair follicles on a person’s scalp.

When the hair follicle is replaced, it goes through 3 phases namely the Anagen phase, Catagen phase and Telogen phase which is also called the hair cycle and an image of the hair follicle structure is outlined below

Hair Follicle Structure:

 

Please be aware that the hair bulb determines the diameter of the hair shaft and the duration of the Anagen phase alone can be between 2 to 6 years duration. Usually on average, you can expect the growth rate is to be approximately 1cm per month but this will vary from person to person.

Losing your hair can have a detrimental effect on your confidence and a negative effect on your psychological status and it can result in unexpected withdrawal from society and friends, anxiety and in some cases even depression. Many will think – Will I be attractive anymore? will my friends laugh at me? So, the overall effect of hair loss cannot be underestimated whatsoever. If you have feelings like this, you can automatically assume that you are not alone as many others will feel exactly as you do.

Reactions to hair loss vary from person to person. People can suffer from shame, embarrassment, feelings of humiliation, denial and even in some cases desperation and many people will pay out money wherever they can to save the hair they have.

Unfortunately, then there are several products marketed that can solve this problem of hair loss but many of them are a complete waste of money and time so the purpose of this website is to review these products and present our results in a fair an unbiased way which we hope can be useful to you in some small way.

 

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