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Hair 101: Hair cycle stages and why hair sheds. “It takes 3 months for hair to start to shed from a causative event. Either something happened 6-12 weeks prior to starting Monat that caused excess follicles to enter the dormant stage (Telogen stage) or something had been effecting your follicles long term and when you started using Monat it activated a bunch of dormant follicles and when they started to grow again, the old, already dormant hairs were pushed out of the way by the new hairs in those follicles. Normally the life cycle of the hair goes like this: Anagen is the growing stage. After that the hair transitions (Catagen stage lasts maybe 10 days) into a dormant stage called Telogen. At this point the hair is disconnected at the root from the follicle and can not grow anymore. The Telogen stage should last 3 months. When the Anagen stage starts up again, a new hair is formed and as it grows in, the old hair sheds. Normally you will have only a small percentage of your follicles in the dormant and then shedding stage at a time. If something temporary happens to cause excess hairs to go through the transition and dormant stage, then you will notice excess shedding about 3 months later and usually will resolve itself if the causative issue is removed. (Medications, illness, stress, surgery, trauma, giving birth or miscarriage, hormone changes, diet changes etc). If something happens long term (like an unchecked thyroid disorder or illness, staying on certain medications, continuous stress or diet deficiencies) that causes hair to enter the dormant stage prematurely, the hair will get thinner and thinner and become hard to reach longer lengths because it is not staying in the growing stage long enough. Even just aged follicles (lifetime of using harsh haircare products, sun exposure, chemical treatments, internal toxins, poor diet, etc) can slow down growing, become thinner and weaker, and have a reduced Anagen (growing) stage. Starting Monat can wake up these dormant follicles and new hairs will push out old ones. People who need Monat the most will see more shedding at first but then amazing results!
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