Differences in Body Hair under Normal Hair Health
Posted by Fran Dubsky

Have you ever wondered why men and women have different types of hair growth patterns when they have normal hair health?  And also have you ever questioned why some body hair such as eyebrows only grow to a certain length, but do not get long like hair as they do under normal hair health? 

In answer the first question, the biggest difference of hair growth patterns amongst men and women as far as normal hair health, is the influence of the sex hormone, androgens.  The main sex hormone is testosterone which is secreted by both men and women.  However, men with normal hair health, produce about 10 times the amount of testosterone as women.  Testosterone under normal hair health effects the anagen receptors in the body either positively by itself or negatively, by conversion to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

The amount of androgens in the body determines the growth pattern of hair such as on the face, underarms, genital area, and arms and legs under normal hair health.  Since men have much higher levels of testosterone, they grow darker and thicker hair in areas such as the face whereas women only grow fine velus hair under normal hair health.  The effects of evolution in men and women may also play a role in determining why men have courser body hair than women such as the fact that early men were hunter/gathers and hair might have  evolved to offered them protection from the harmful effects of too much sun.

 Finally, there is a simple answer the question as to why hair only grows to a certain length in normal hair health.  The length of hair is determined by the length of the built in anagen or growth phase of the hairs in specific areas of the body that men and women have when they have normal hair health.  The hair on the head stays in anagen for about 2 to 7 years before it is shed, whereas the hairs on arms and legs for people with normal hair health, are in anagen for about a month or a month and a half.  Thus, the shorter the anagen phase in all areas of the body, except for scalp under normal hair health, shed too quickly to grow long.

The difference from normal hair health on your head to the condition of male and female pattern baldness, is that the effects of genetics and DHT shortens the hair cycle resulting in people going bald.  There are drugs that have been proven to treat hair loss by impacting hormone levels, but there have been reports of serious side effects occurring from their use. The HairMax LaserComb is an ideal non-drug treatment that has been proven to effectively and safely treat hair loss and promote hair health with no serious side effects ever reported.  The HairMax is specifically designed to stimulate the hair follicle to shed the fine miniaturized hairs which are a hallmark of male and female pattern baldness.  This allows for the lengthening of  the anagen cycle of scalp hair which leads to a return to more normal hair health.


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