Affecting about 50% of women, hair loss is not talked about as often as it should be. Seeing anything from single strands to lumps left in your shower can be unsettling and knock your confidence – none of them should!
But often, hair loss is completely natural and healthy, so here are some answers to questions about hair loss and how much hair loss is normal.
Check out my hair loss video below.
How much hair loss is normal?
How much hair is normal to lose?
It is normal to lose between 80-100 hairs a day. In fact, for some people up to 150 strands come out every day, which is still considered normal.
If you have long hair, remember that 100 hairs will look much better when they are curled and curled together than if they were flat or straight.
And remember that a few loose hairs can get stuck in your style, so when it comes to washing your hair, there will be a lot more hair on the shower floor than you might expect.
If you have straight hair, you will lose hairs all day throughout the day. They will also fall out quite easily, so you may not really notice hair loss when you wash your hair. For curly girls, because we have a lot of tangles in our hair the loose hairs break off but they can stay in a curl.
So it’s only as soon as we comb our hair that we notice what looks like a lot of hair loss. Plus, if you only wash your hair every three or four days, you should expect to see 300-400 hairs come out in the shower.
I won’t include a picture of how much hair I lost in the shower though You can see it in the video.
When should you worry about hair loss?
If you have noticed a significant increase in hair loss, this is the time when you should start paying attention. However, there are many things that can cause hair loss and most of them are fixable, so don’t worry too much.
One of the biggest triggers is stress, so worrying about it is really frustrating because it makes the problem worse.
Certain deficiencies such as low iron can also cause hair loss and significant weight gain or weight loss can also affect your hair growth.
I have a thyroid condition and whenever my thyroid is out of balance I can definitely tell right away because I notice it in my hair.
If you notice a significant difference in hair loss, definitely see your doctor and ask for blood tests to see if you can pinpoint the problem.
Of course, there are conditions that cannot necessarily be treated or cured, such as baldness, which can cause significant hair loss. However, I have linked here to a video created by me Sustainable salons It really explains some of the tough questions to ask about baldness and how we can all get involved to help.
If you notice hair loss, the first thing you should do is not to panic and know that you are not alone. More than half of women are affected by hair loss, so just start monitoring the condition and if you see it getting worse, please see your doctor.
I hope this has helped to allay any fears or concerns you may have had about this or at least pointed you in the right direction.
And as always, if you have any questions about hair loss, please ask me in the comments.