Hairs lost per day - how is it counted?
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Hairs lost per day
It is true that the average person looses about 100 hairs a day. Generally shedding hair does not reflect your active hair loss in male and female patterned baldness. If you think you are losing more hair and are heading toward MPB it would be best to make an appointment with a hair transplant specialist. The doctor can do a microscopic evaluation and see if there is ongoing miniaturization or loss of hair follicles.
Normal Hair Loss per Day
You can reasonably expect to lose about 100 hairs per day from your scalp. Counting them is a dilemma. If you are able to count 20 hairs that means you are probably losing about 100 per day.
Knowing What's Normal with Hair Loss
I suggest you see an expert for a formal evaluation and assessment to determine possible hair loss. There are many different non-invasive options for treating hair loss including progesterone and PRP injections to the scalp. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer.
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Counting hairs is not the thing to do, but rather get a HAIRCHECK measurement of your hair bulk and then you will know if you are losing hair with reasonably good accuracy
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