Your hair is a living part of you. The visible hair you see on your head is part of the hair shaft. It is made up of dead, hard protein cells called keratin. Once you damage this part of your hair, it cannot regenerate itself because it is no longer living.
The hair that lies beneath the surface, inside the hair follicle is still alive. It can be healed and encouraged to grow.
When your hair is in its growth phase, called the “anagen phase,” which lasts from two to six years, your hair continues to grow from the follicles. The longer your hair is in the anagen phase, the faster and more consistently it will grow.
While your hair is in this phase, the cells in one of the follicle’s papilla divide to produce new hair fibers in the very same way that a fertilized cell grows into a human being!
By the time your hair bursts through the scalp (called the dermal layer of the skin) it has already been growing for some time. You can count on about 85% of your hair strands to be in the growth cycle at any one time – at least while your hair is in the anagen phase.
Your hair next enters what is called the “catagen phase.” This hair growth cycle describes when the hair begins to fall out. Your hair begins to “shed” or fall out because the hair follicles shrink. As the follicles become smaller, the blood supply to the hair shaft and thus the growing hair is cut off, and it eventually dies and falls out, just like a flower that wilts because it gets no water or nutrients from the soil it is growing in.
The next phase that your hair enters is called the “catagen phase.” This is the resting period of the hair growth cycle. Your hair follicles typically need up to 4 months of rest before they are renewed enough to begin a new growth phase.
A lack of vitamins, vital minerals, and poor blood circulation as well as chemical scalp damage, or poor nutrition can all lead to hair thinning and slow hair growth. Our products encourage the health of the hair follicles so that your hair growth cycle lasts as long as possible, and new hair can grow from the “fertile” soil of rich, nutrient-dense blood to the scalp.