Hello! I am really sorry to open a new topic, but Anagen-Telogen issue really bothers me! I read a lot of Josefa posts, and I saw the picture she posted when telogen hair lost its pigment.
Well, I did not shave my arms and thighs for two years, and apparently most hairs are in telogen phase now. I even bought a magnifying head-lamp with 4 times magnification. And yesterdays I was looking very carefully and long time to distinguish the difference between anagen and telogen hairs by lack of pigment. But they all look the same to me! They all look like the same hairs!
I do wonder how Josefa can distinguish hair stages with such high speed of work?! As far as I understand to see clearly when anagen and when telogen hair is very important because anagen hair can be as deep as 5 mm, but telogen as close to the surface as 2 mm!
And I have to confess with all this difficulty of clearly see which hair is which, I can understand those electrologist who ask to shave before treatment because in this case it will be clear which hair is anagen and which is telogen.
So, my question to Josefa: do you mainly FEEL the bottom of the follicle of anagen and telogen hair? Or do you really see the difference in them by observation? But you work is so fast that I have no idea how it is possible!
I will be happy if other electrologist will share their methods of recognizing the phase of the hair.