How much hair fall is normal?
You think you’re losing a lot more hair than normal? You’re not alone. Hair loss, to a certain extent, is normal.
On average, a person loses 60 to 100 hairs a day.
What that can look like varies from person to person; if you have longer strands, it’ll appear that more hair has fallen, while shorter locks can appear to shed less.
So don’t freak out – yet.
The hair is very sensitive to any stress the body is exposed to. A high fever, a stressful month at the office, or crash dieting often cause excessive hair shedding even six to 10 weeks later. The good part of it is the as long as your system has recovered and you continue to eat healthy, there’s no cause for concern and your hair will stop from falling out on its own.
Here’s the truth behind it though: 90 percent of the hair on your head is in the growing phase, while 10 percent of your hair is in the ‘resting’ phase – this 10 percent will fall out and make way for new hair to grow within a certain period of time. If you are losing more than 15 hairs per pull, it likely means more than 10 percent of the hair on your head is in the ‘resting’ phase.
The cause of excess hair loss can be as simple as too much stress or a diet which lacks the essential vitamins. So the kind of lifestyle you live may be attributed to the hair loss issue. A temporary, short-term hair loss can be solved by using quick cover-ups like Toppik Hair Building Fibers.
It’s time to seek a ‘hair doctor’ or a Trichologist, if excessive hair fall continues beyond three months. Chronic hair loss can signify that something isn’t quite right internally. The Trichologist will help in finding out the underlying cause of the excessive hair fall and can recommend the right treatment and products that will provide long term solutions.
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