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You Asked, We Answered: “Why is my hair always shedding?”

In honor of Hair Loss Awareness Month, we want to shed (get it?) some light on the topic. This is a question that we get very frequently and can be confusing and frustrating for people who feel like they may be losing their hair or that their hair is shedding too much. 


First of all, if it feels like your hair is always shedding, that’s because it is. It’s normal for people to lose an average of 50-100 hairs a day, especially if you are washing or brushing your hair on a regular basis. This shedding is normal and has nothing to do with hair damage, scalp health, or hygiene habits (unless you have a genetic predisposition for hair loss, but that’s another topic entirely). In fact, hair goes through three phases of growth and are all happening at the same time on different areas of your head. Unlike other mammals who tend to shed on regular intervals, human shedding is not seasonal and is always occurring. 


The Three Phases of Hair Growth:


The three phases of hair growth are called anagen, catagen, and telogen. At any given time, different parts of your hair are actively in one of these three phases. 


Anagen: This is the active phase of hair growth and lasts from two to six years. During this phase, cells are rapidly dividing and pushing old hair out of the follicle and pushing new hair through. 


Catagen: This is the phase where the new growth “anchors” into the hair, which is referred to as “club hair.” An average of 3% of your hair is in this phase at any given time. 


Telogen: This is the phase where your hair is completely at rest and lasts for about 100 days. About 6-8% of hairs on your head are always in this phase. This is the hair that “sheds” naturally (not necessarily from damage or breakage) and is a natural part of the growth cycle. 


How to "Hack" Your Growth Phases:


People who easily grow their hair out to be very long most likely have a longer than usual Anagen phase, whereas people who struggle to grow out the length of their hair may have a shorter than average Anagen phase. If you struggle with the latter, it’s important to nourish the scalp on a daily basis to ensure that the hair that is in the Anagen phase is optimizing this time of growth. Power Potion is the perfect product to help with this, as it will nourish the follicle during the Anagen phase and ensure that new hair has the perfect growth environment to reach its full potential! 

 

A young woman applying Power Potion to their scalp.

 

Conclusion:


The bottom line is, don’t worry if you see shedding on a daily basis as it is totally normal and part of your growth cycle. Without this phase, you wouldn’t be able to get new hair to form during the very important Anagen phase! So the next time you see hair in your brush, keep calm and apply Power Potion. ;)

 

 

4 comments

Hi Vickie! 🖤 Yes, hair shedding is totally normal and part of the hair growth process! If you are concerned about shedding more hair than is normal, you can use products that help strengthen hair at the root (like Power Potion). If you feel like you are experiencing breakage (not shedding from the root, but at the shaft of the hair), then a hair-strengthening treatment like Triple Threat Tonic would be great for you. For best results, we recommend using our 3-step Rice Water Ritual (Power Potion, Reset Rinse, and Triple Threat Tonic) so you can combat shedding and breakage from scalp to strand! But just know that some shedding is essential and totally normal. :)

Evelynn - INALA Education Team September 23, 2022

Thank you for clearing this up about shedding hair. My hair is long, and the best feature I have. I pray I can keep it. I still have the length. Just want to try and keep it, I have been shedding some and freaking me out. I will a little better now . Any tips and updates, please feel free to email me. I would appreciate it. Thank you!!

Vickie Davis September 23, 2022

Hi Mae! Good question. We have had customers with alopecia use our products and see great progress with their regrowth journey. 🖤 That being said, there are several types of alopecia and various stages of severity, as it is not “one size fits all.” While we cannot guarantee that you will see typical results if you have a form of alopecia, you can still try it for 60 days risk-free with our return policy. ✨

Evelynn - INALA Education Team September 01, 2022

Please address how your product helps with alopecia?

Mae September 01, 2022

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