Telogen Stage

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The final stage of the hair growth/loss cycle is the Telogen stage.  At this point in the cycle, the hair is either lost naturally, or is replaced by new hair growth.

In a healthy, young individual, this is usually the point at which the cycle begins again with the Anagen stage.  Generally speaking, an individual will lose approximately 100 hairs a day.  Contrary to popular belief, in the cases of pattern hair loss, it is not that the second two stages – the ‘loss’ stages of the hair growth/loss cycle – are increasing, but rather that the replacement stage, the Anagen stage, is gradually slowing down, resulting in less new growth, which is usually finer and shorter than previously, until such a point as it effectively ceases to be noticeable.