What's A Normal Amount Of Hair To Lose In A Day?
Don’t worry if you lose a little hair when combing or washing it, because dermatologist Dr. Amy McMichael says “Light shedding is normal and part of the hair's life cycle.” If you notice you’re losing a lot more hair than usual, there might be some underlying causes.
Losing 50 to 100 strands of hair a day is normal, and this is known as the hair “shedding” process. There are several stages in the hair cycle beginning with the growing stage known as anagen, then the catagen state, and lastly the telogen and exogen stage. Women experience more hair loss than men due to factors like hair dye, heat styling, pregnancy, and menopause.
It’s important to pay close attention to your body’s regular cycles to determine if you’re experiencing more hair loss than usual. If you’re experiencing excessive hair loss, you may notice a gradual thinning on the top of your hair, patchy bald spots, and large clumps of hair loss to name a few; these may be caused by health conditions like lupus, alopecia, and more.