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Why doesn't transplanted hair grow in at once?

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They are all transplanted the same day so how come they can spread months apart as far as growing through the scalp and instead why don't they all sprout roughly in the same month for example?

 

what are your thoughts

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Simple - Because each FU/hair is in its own cycle and they are ALL at different stages of that cycle.

 

 

The hair growth cycle consists of three distinct stages – anagen, catagen and telogen.

 

ANAGEN PHASE

 

Your hair grows around half an inch a month, and faster in the summer than in winter. The growth phase, or anagen phase, lasts an average of 3-5 years, so a full-length hair averages 18 to 30 inches.

 

CATAGEN PHASE

 

At the end of the anagen phase, your hair enters the catagen phase. A short transitional phase that lasts approximately 10 days.

 

TELOGEN PHASE

 

Lastly, your hair enters the telogen phase, a resting phase when your hair is released and falls out. The follicle then remains inactive for 3 months and the whole process is repeated. Each hair follicle is independent and goes through the growth cycle at different times, otherwise all your hair would fall out at once. Instead, you only shed a certain number of hairs a day – up to 80 hairs on a healthy head of hair.

 

 

 

 

Regards

Spex

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We can't reset the graft's growth cycling.


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Perfect explanation from Spex.


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And if you think about it, it's a good thing that our hair follicles cycle intermittently because if they were all in the same phase, then we would be nearly bald for prolonged periods of time....:eek:


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