More Facts About Hair Loss:
· Of the 100,000 hairs on your head, you need to lose about half before it's noticeable. And when that point is reached, most of the time you're not the only one who notices the hair loss.
· Losing 50-100 hairs a day is normal. It's when they don't grow back that things get rough. Which is why Hair Club has stepped in to help hundreds of thousands of clients change their hair count, and their lives.
· Hair loss in women is much more common than people think. About half of all women are affected by hair loss of some kind by age 50. The plus side – you can do something to change that.
What hair is
Hair has two separate parts: the follicle and the hair shaft. The follicle lies below the scalp and produces the hair strand that you see growing out of your head. The follicle is alive. The hair strand is not. It's simply made up of fragile, dead cells that have no regenerative properties.
How hair grows
Hair grows from the follicle at an average rate of a half an inch per month. Each hair grows for about four to seven years, after which it enters a “resting phase” and then falls out. A new hair begins growing in its place anywhere between three weeks and three months later. At any given time about 85 percent of hair is growing and 15 percent is resting.