Raise your hand if you've experienced any kind of hair loss. It's happened to most of us and can be normal. Today we will discuss routine hair shedding, why it happens and how much is normal.
According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, it’s considered normal to lose 50 to 100 strands of hair per day. If you are someone who has longer hair then losing hair may not be as noticeable for you. You have about 100,000 hair follicles or more on your scalp. So if you lose 100 or so hair strands a day doesn’t make a big difference in appearance.
Women typically lose more hair than men. Because women style their hair more frequently they more hair everyday. Remember this very important point when it comes to losing hair daily: the amount of hair will indeed grow back to replace any hair that has been lost.
What can cause your hair to fall out?
- Health conditions
- Excessive washing
- Bleaching your hair
- Heat styling
How to prevent hair loss
There is no way that you can completely prevent hair loss. It is just a part of our bodies normal cycle. We have to shed hair in order to welcome new healthy hair strands to grow.
A tip we have is to look at your lifestyle and make changes where you think may be causing your hair loss. It could be what you are eating, your water intake etc. Health is wealth and we can take steps to address possible causes of our hair loss.
We want you to remember that it is not unusual for you to lose hair every day. If you get to the point that you are seeing clumps of hair and you are worried you should consult with your doctor. Stress, different medications, and health conditions can cause hair loss. If you are concerned with your hair loss you should visit your physician.
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