The other day, I got an email from someone saying, “Lately, I’ve noticed a lot of loose hair on my clothes, the floor, and my pillow. But I have very thick hair. I wonder, could it be normal to lose more hair if you start with a fairly thick hair? “I will address this question in the next article.
How much hair loss is “normal”? “Generally speaking, we are given normal ranges for the amount of hair that is normal to lose. This can be more or less depending on the seasons, the time of the month, or whatever medical circumstances need to be considered. It is usually a small percentage of what you start with what is considered a typical loss. But most of the time, we are told that 50-100 loose hairs per day is nothing to worry about as long as you don’t notice an increase in what is normal for you over an extended period of time.
And these ranges can vary depending on how much hair you have to work with. For example, natural blondes generally have the most hair in the beginning (as their hair tends to be fine, but thick), so they may have nothing to worry about if they lose 100 hairs per day for one period. short of time, as long as they are not at this extreme for an extended period of time. Redheads have the second thickest heads of hair (and it’s often curlier for better coverage), followed by brunettes. There are exceptions to all the rules, but for the most part, the finer your hair, the more hair you’ll start with because you need more hair to get decent coverage and volume if your locks are finely textured.
How much hair loss or fall is too much (even if you have thick hair): We all know people who lose fat every day, but still have very healthy and thick hair despite the loss. And, most of us have known people who lose very little but whose hair looks quite thin despite this. There are many variables that go into this, but two of the most important are whether it is outside of normal ranges for an extended period of time and the quantity and quality of its regrowth.
Many of us can tolerate being outside of normal hair loss ranges for a short period of time and will recover quite quickly as we grow back to normal, healthy hair. But, if the hair loss or hair loss is so prolonged that regrowth never has a chance to catch up, we will eventually suffer a noticeable net loss. And, some people lose even normal or below normal amounts, but their regrowth does not come or it comes miniaturized and finer than before, so the same amount of hair provides half the coverage and makes it noticeable. and worrying difference.
So the answer to the question: “how much shedding is too much” really is too much if it affects the cosmetic appearance of your hair. Some of us can move around a lot, and because we’re good growers, our hair looks the same in the long run. And some of us don’t have this luxury because shedding lasts too long or our regrowth can’t keep up.