I sometimes hear from people who are worried that all of the hair that has been shed from a hair loss condition like chronic telogen effluvium (or CTE) is not going to be replaced. They often can not help but notice that their hair is becoming much more thin and they worry that the regrowth will never catch up to the loss.
I heard from someone who said: “I have been shedding hair for the past seven months. I am pretty sure that I have chronic telogen effluvium because there is no androgenetic alopecia in my family. They are all going to grow back. Because when I look at my hair, it's obvious that they could not possibly be all regrowing. My hair is so thin right now. ? ” I will try to address this concern in the following article.
If You Are Dealing With Telogen Effluvium Instead Of Androgen Driven Hair Loss, It Should All Ever Grow Back Eventually: The Short answer to the question is yes because with telogen effluvium, the hair cycles have only been reset. There is not any damage or shrinking of the follicles. So once the cycle moves back to the growing phase, then the hair should regrow. And this is true of every follicle that had previously switched to the resting or shedding cycle.
The reason that regrowth often does not seem to come all at once is that often the person is still shedding hair at the same time that they are regrowing it. That's why you sometimes lose short hairs. As this process is happening, you are not going to get the volume that you would if every single follicle stopped and then started regrowing all at the same time. Although this is what many of us wish for, it often is not always the way that recovery happens in reality.
Another consideration is that the hair that is regrowing takes a while to become long enough to create any real volume. If much of your hair is made up of short regrowth strands, then you may have to wait a little while before you see any true or noticeable improvement.
If Androgenetic Component Is Involved, You May Have Some Loss In Volume Or In The Number Of Strands Of Hair: I realize that this woman did not think that androgenetic alopecia was possible for her. But I am going to mention it because it is the most common type of hair loss and you do not need a family history to have it. If you have follicles that have been affected by androgens, you may well experience miniaturization. This means that over time, the follicle shrinks so that the hair that grows there becomes smaller and more thin. Some follicles eventually became so affected by this process that they no longer produce a hair. (This is why you can sometimes see bald or very thin places on a scalp with this type of hair loss.)
And someone with androgen driven hair loss might not regrow every single hair that was shed out simply because of the miniaturization process happening over time.
So the answer to the question posed is that if the hair loss really is some sort of telogen effluvium and the follicles are not compromised, then you should regrow all of the hair. But if there is an androgen component, you would have to treat those follicles and diminish the inflammation and the androgens in order to have a chance of regrowing all that you have lost.