The hair on your scalp does not grow continuously. It has a growth phase, called anagen, and a res...
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The hair on your scalp does not grow continuously. It has a growth phase, called anagen, and a resting phase, called telogen. Normally, most hair is in a growth phase, which lasts for 3 - 6 years. About 100 hairs are shed from the scalp each day. The follicle then rests for several months in a telogen state before a new anagen hair emerges. Sometimes this growth cycle is altered so that more hairs enter the resting phase, and hair shedding is greater than normal. This problem is called telogen effluvium.
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