hair cycle


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Related to hair cycle: hair follicle, Telogen effluvium

hair cycle

[′her ‚sī·kəl]
(physiology)
The formation and growth of a new hair, followed by a resting stage, and ending with growth of another new hair from the same follicle.
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We have a hair cycle, which means it grows, rests, and sheds.
Normally, the hair cycle continues throughout a person's life.
This is because when you are pregnant the hair cycle is longer and so there is less shedding and your hair grows thicker.
Another common form of hair loss in both men and women, telogen effluvium, refers to an increase in the number of hairs in the telogen, or rest, phase of the hair cycle, which typically lasts three months in the normal growth cycle.
finds these results "very interesting, because at the moment we know very little about endogenous signals that could control the hair cycle.
Furthermore it is well established that Dihydrotestostcrone (DHT) shortens hair cycle growth, causing follicle miniaturization and producing progressively shorter and finer hair.