What Waxing advice to give your customers depending on their hair growth stage
There are three phases of hair growth: the anagen, catagen, and telogen phases. Each phase is distinct, but they can all occur simultaneously, and each hair on a person is in its own phase.The Anagen phase is also known as the growth phase. It typically lasts 3-5 years, but that time span is determined by genetics. The longer the hair is in this phase, the longer it will grow, and at any time about 85% of your hair is in the anagen phase. During this time, your body produces new hair fibers and the follicles go into the skin to get the nutrition it needs.
When buying waxing supplies remember that no matter how well your waxworks, the phases of hair growth can play an even more important role in the success of your treatments.
The Catagen phase, or transition phase, is an intermediate phase of hair growth. It begins when the anagen phase ends and only lasts a week or two. During this time, hair follicles prepare themselves to rest and renew. The hair follicles also shorten, cutting off nutrition to the hair strand, which can make your hair look dull and unhealthy. This phase is important though because it gives the follicle time to recuperate so it can begin the process all over again.
The Telogen phase is also called the resting or shedding stage. This phase lasts about 3 to 4 months after the follicle has been dormant. In this stage, the follicle begins to grow new hair, which involves breaking free from its current hair root. This causes hair to shed and also begins the growing process all over. At any time, about 15% of your hair is in this stage.
With regular waxing treatments, spaced about three to four weeks apart, you can help your clients get their hair in the same growth phase. It could take up to four treatments to accomplish this, but it allows you as their waxer to provide them with optimal results. So the next time you go out to buy waxing supplies, remember that no matter how well your waxworks, the phases of hair growth can play an even more important role in the success of your treatments.