Wurzel des Lebens - Ist Haarausfall umkehrbar?

Root of life - Is hair loss reversible?

It is completely normal for hair to die off and grow back. In fact, your hair renews itself every two to eight years. But what exactly happens during this shedding process?

The natural process of hair death and renewal depends on the thickness and health of the hair. The thicker the hair, the longer it stays on the scalp and the less hair loss you have.

It all starts with the hair roots

But how does this actually happen? The hair root at the end of each hair initiates the renewal process. This process is technically known as the catagen phase and lasts around three weeks. While this hair follicle is in the growth phase, the hair root prepares to shed the old hair and make room for a new one. This results in hair loss.

After the catagen phase comes the telogen phase, also known as the shedding phase. This phase can lead to hair loss for 3-4 months. During this time, the old hair falls out to make room for the new hair.

It is crucial to understand that the hair root is not the only part of the hair that is responsible for renewal. The hair papilla, which is located at the bottom of the hair root, plays an important role in the formation of new hair on the head. It is responsible for the formation of new hair roots in the scalp and promotes new hair growth.

Hair loss is part of the natural hair cycle

It is therefore completely normal and even necessary for healthy hair for hair roots to die and fall out. It is a natural part of the hair life cycle. The hair papilla ensures that new hair grows back together with a new hair root as long as the optimal conditions are given and your hair papilla is supplied with sufficient nutrients.

So there is no need to worry if hair roots die and your hair falls out. This process is a natural mechanism that helps to keep your hair healthy and strong. As long as the hair papilla is healthy and the right conditions are present, new, thick hair will keep growing back. Hair grows and falls because nature has predetermined this. However, if more hair falls out than grows back over a longer period of time, consult a specialist.