Lack of pigment at root
Telogen hairs are hairs that are ready to be shed from the scalp. At any time, most individuals have 9-12 % of hairs in telogen phase on the scalp.
Telogen hairs have a characteristic appearance once shed from the scalp. They look like clubs and are therefore called "club hairs". They also lack pigment at the very bottom of the hair follicle. This is due to the cessation of pigment production by the hair follicle at the end of its growing phase (called anagen).
Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887