How much hair loss is normal?

Not sure whether your hair loss is normal or something more serious?

The average person loses as many as 100 hairs per day. Hair loss, on the other hand, is when you lose a greater amount than this average — and this can be defined as excessive shedding. This shedding causes hair thinning, patchy hair, and baldness.

How much hair do you lose daily?

Your hair doesn’t grow continuously but rather in hair growth cycles. Hair grows for a fixed period and is then replaced with new hair. You would normally replace every hair on your head every 2-4 years. 

Effectively, you’re losing about 50 to 100 hairs each day (which is usually not noticeable). The hairs that are falling out are the ones that died months ago and sit dormant until they fall out.

To put that into perspective, the average head has more than 100,000 hairs at any given time. So 100 fallen strands is just 0.1% of the hairs on your head (which is promptly replaced with new hair). 

How much hair loss is too much?

Simply put, hair loss only becomes too much when you start noticing it. Generally, you may start to notice excessive shedding when your part begins to look wider, your hair is noticeably thinner or patchy, or your hairline is receding.

You may also detect more fallen hair on your brush, in the shower, or on your pillow.

If your hair loss is concerning, feel free to reach out anytime to discuss further!

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