I sometimes hear from people who believe that they have telogen effluvium and who are wondering when they are going to see some improvement in their hair volume or coverage. In other words, they want to know when the hair that they are losing is going to be replaced.
I heard from someone who said: “For the last four weeks, my hair loss has been staggering. I am shedding like crazy.” I think I might have telogen effluvium and my hair is much more than I was. m wondering when my hair is going to begin to grow back. Do I have to wait for the shedding to stop before it starts growing back in? I have to wait until my hair is falling out normally before I get some relief? ” I'll try to address these questions in the following article.
Individual Hair Strands Begin To Regrow Very Soon After They Are Shed Out: People often mistakenly think that all of the shedding has to stop (or their hair loss has to completely resolve) before the regrowth can begin. This is not the case. Unless there is some damage to (or inflammation of) the scalp, the hair should begin to regrow and replace itself very soon if not immediately, although it will take some time before you can see it. It can also take some time before it grows enough to really improve the appearance of your hair.
The reason for this is that hair only grows at the rate of a half of an inch per month. So it will take a few weeks before you can even see it coming from your scalp and even longer than that until it contributes to any increase in volume. And a lot of this depends on how long the rest of your hair is. If you have very short hair, the regrowth hair will blend it with the rest of your hair and make it look more thick in a matter of only a few months. But if you have long hair, this sometimes takes a good deal longer because it will take months before the regrowth blends in with your regular hair. Some people have to use barrettes, pony tails, or creativity to make it all blend in.
But you do not need to wait for your hair loss or shedding issues to resolve in order to start seeing regrowth. Without there is some other issue with your scalp, the hair should replace itself very shortly after it's shed out. But because of the slow growth rate of hair, time seems to go slowly while you are waiting to see an improvement in how your hair looks. And this can make people think that they are not really regrowing anything at all when in fact they most certainly are. (Sometimes, if you spray a little white, dry shampoo at your scalp line, you can see a lot of regrowth that would have otherwise been invisible.)
Also keep in mind that you can continue to shed while you're regrowing hair, so that the volume does not really pick up. In order to have a full impact, you've got to stop shedding while actively regrowing. But you can still gain some ground regardless, even if the impact you were expecting for takes a little more time.