Question: I am 17. when i shampoo i lose almost 20 hairs a day. it is said that normal hair loss is 100 to 150 strand a day but is it the count of the hair on head or for the whole body. when is it hair loss?
Answer: Hi Winston. You are right that the normal rate of hair fall is around 100 hairs per day on average and this figure relates to hair loss from your scalp.
There are certain times of year - generally from September to December - when seasonal changes may cause a slightly higher rate of hair loss due to seasonal shedding but this increase is generally both minimal and temporary.
If you regularly exceed the average amount of hair fall and notice your hair thinning, or start to show some of the early signs of hair loss - such as developing a receding hairline - these are signals that you may have a hair loss condition.
Male Pattern Baldness is the most common complaint and this affects areas around the top of the head and hairline, causing thinning. Another reason for excessive shedding could be due to a condition called Telogen Effluvium which causes temporary hair loss from all over the scalp and can be triggered by many lifestyle issues including illness, dietary deficiencies and stress.
If you are concerned about a rapid rate of shedding and want to find out why you are losing your hair and what you can do about it, consult a hair loss specialist. They will be able to assess your situation, diagnose the reason for your increased hair fall and recommend a personally tailored hair loss treatment plan to help stabilise shedding and promote healthy regrowth.
The Belgravia Centre is a world-renowned group of a hair loss clinic in Central London, UK. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation from anywhere in the world for home-use treatment.
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