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 While you //might// be able to help the fullness of your beard by using something like [[minoxidil|minoxidil]],​ you cannot change how your hair comes out. In general, the curl of a beard may resemble the hair on your head, although there are many exceptions to this (such as straight-haired men having curly beards). The color of your beard will be determined by genetics, and may not be the same color as your head hair. Even mustaches or soul patches may be different colors from the base beard. While you //might// be able to help the fullness of your beard by using something like [[minoxidil|minoxidil]],​ you cannot change how your hair comes out. In general, the curl of a beard may resemble the hair on your head, although there are many exceptions to this (such as straight-haired men having curly beards). The color of your beard will be determined by genetics, and may not be the same color as your head hair. Even mustaches or soul patches may be different colors from the base beard.
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-===== Shedding ===== 
-Hair can and will shed, as it is a natural process of cell replacement. If you notice facial hair falling out of your beard daily, //you are not losing this hair//. It will regrow in the hair follicle. 
  
 ===== Hair Growth Cycle ===== ===== Hair Growth Cycle =====
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 ==== Telogen Phase ==== ==== Telogen Phase ====
 The telogen phase is the body's way of conserving its resources while the rest of the hair is in its growth (anagen) phase. It sticks around for one to several months before the hair is shed. In the coming weeks, the follicle will then enter its growth phase. The telogen phase is the body's way of conserving its resources while the rest of the hair is in its growth (anagen) phase. It sticks around for one to several months before the hair is shed. In the coming weeks, the follicle will then enter its growth phase.
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 +==== Shedding Phase ====
 +Hair can and will shed, as it is a natural process of cell replacement. If you notice facial hair falling out of your beard daily, //you are not losing this hair//. It will regrow in the hair follicle.
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 +This natural process is also known as **exogen**.
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 +==== Kenogen Phase ====
 +The kenogen phase is in between exogen and anagen phases. It's the time when the hair follicle is empty, to when it starts to grow a new hair.
  
 ===== Types of Hair ===== ===== Types of Hair =====
-<WRAP center important>​ +==== Vellus hair ==== 
-Please help fill out any sections ​that are missing+Vellus hair is thin, transparent hair all over a person'​s body. It develops during childhood and can also develop later in life. This hair grows out of hair follicles and has a chance of developing into terminal hair. In general, vellus hair stays vellus unless hormones change enough to alter them or in the presence of a hair-grower like minoxidil. 
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 +Over time and as we age, follicles on the body become more sensitive to androgens, allowing vellus hair to maturate. Because of this, beards tend to improve as a person ages. 
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 +Vellus hair is not the same thing as lanugo, which is hair that is thicker and grows on fetuses. 
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 +Vellus hair is not connected to sebaceous glands, which is a big part of why some people may have a lot of vellus hair on their faces, but are not terminal as they may want
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 +=== Transitional or intermediate hair === 
 +Commonly referred to as transitional,​ this type of hair is a variation of vellus that may soon maturate enough to be terminal hair. Transitional hair is a common term used among people using minoxidil for beard growth, as the minoxidil enables the hair to grow longer and receive some pigment. 
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 +==== Terminal hair ==== 
 +Terminal hair is thick, pigmented hair that can grow longer than vellus hair. For men trying to grow fuller beards, this is the type of hair that they will want more of. 
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 +During puberty, or through the use of minoxidil, vellus hair is replaced with terminal hair due to the increase of androgenic hormone levels. 
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 +=== Androgenic hair === 
 +Androgenic hair is body hair and aptly named because the hair is grown due to follicles metabolizing androgen hormones (testosterone and [[dht|dihydrotestosterone]]). It is a more specific way of referring to terminal hair. 
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 +== Axillary hair == 
 +Axillary hair is underarm hair is a subset of androgenic hair.
  
-==== Vellus ==== 
-==== Terminal ====