When should I become concerned about hair loss?
Did you know?
Hair doesn’t grow continuously throughout your lifetime, but rather in successive cycles. Each cycle involves a growth phase, a resting phase and a regression phase before the hair dies, separates from the scalp and falls out.
The average man or woman loses approximately 30 to 80 hairs per day under normal conditions, with seasonal peaks in spring and especially in autumn. Losing over 100 hairs per day for a sustained period is considered excessive.
What to do
It is important to distinguish whether hair is falling out or breaking. If the hairs in your comb are fairly short and lack bulbs, the problem is breakage, not hair loss. To help make your locks more resilient, look for treatments specially designed for your hair type.
If you can run your hand through your hair and come away with more than 10 hairs that have intact bulbs, ask your pharmacist or dermatologist to recommend a hair loss treatment.