The Hair Growth Cycle

In order to have an awareness of hair loss, it’s important to understand the hair growth cycle. This will allow you to pinpoint any abnormalities in your hair growth and loss, and can potentially help to determine the cause of any excessive hair loss.

There are three distinct stages of the hair growth cycle: the anagen phase, the catagen phase and the telogen phase. When one or more of these phases is disrupted due to a medical condition, stress, trauma or some other reason, hair loss can result.

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Anagen Phase

This is the growth phase. In general, hair grows about half an inch per month, and often grows faster in the summer months than in the winter (likely due to the climate and increased absorption of vitamin D and others). On average, the anagen phase lasts between three and five years. If a hair was allowed to grow for the full phase, it could reach up to 30 inches.


Catagen Phase

There is no significant change to the hair during this phase. Instead, it is a relatively short transitional phase, and usually lasts about 10 days.


Telogen Phase

This is known as a resting phase. It is the time during which hair is released, and falls out. It is normal to lose up to 80 hairs every day. Since each hair on your head is at a different stage of the hair growth cycle, you likely won’t notice those lost hairs. However, if you notice more strands in your brush or the shower drain, it’s a sign of abnormal hair loss.

Following the telogen phase, hair follicles remain inactive for about three months. The hair growth cycle then restarts with the anagen phase.


If you are concerned about abnormal hair loss, it’s a good idea to contact your physician and determine whether any underlying medical issues are the cause.

At DK International, we understand that hair loss can be a very difficult and stressful experience. We offer a variety of hair replacement and restoration services. Contact us today for a free private consultation at our Minneapolis hair loss salon.

HairMax Lasercomb: 3 Benefits

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Hair can start to fall out any time after puberty.  Over the years there have been many solutions on the market from sprays, tonics, and even surgery to avoid baldness, but do any of them work? Many people who want to avoid all out baldness due to thinning hair have found a solution in the HairMax Lasercomb.  In this blog I want to talk about three benefits to using the HairMax Lasercomb as your hair loss solution.

  1. FDA approved – in 2007 the FDA approved the Lasercomb for males and in 2011 extended that approval to females.
  2. Pain-free – The Lasercomb stimulates follicles and increases blood flow to those follicles regenerating hair growth.  It’s pain free, heat free, and takes about 15 minutes per day. A perfect thing to do while watching TV at night.
  3. Non-medicated – if you’re on medication that conflicts with hair growth medications or you simply don’t want to use a medicated solution, the Lasercomb may be right for you.

The HairMax Lasercomb sounds too good to be true.  That’s because it’s a major breakthrough in the hair restoration industry.  We’ve never seen anything like this that actually works.  Hundreds of testimonials are floating around on the web, but the report NBC Today presented on the Lasercomb will have you wanting to try it out for yourself.  Doctors use it in their practices and we use it at DK International.  However, the Lasercomb is perfectly safe to be used at home on your own. 

If you’re wondering whether or not the HairMax Lasercomb is right for you and the type of hair loss you’re experiencing, contact DK International today to schedule your free one-hour consultation.  Connect with us on Facebook so you’re in the know about the amazing innovations we can help you with in the hair loss industry.