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Are you Losing too Much Hair?

Are you worried that you are losing your hair? Do you get concerned when you see how much hair is left in your hairbrush or in your shower drain? Well if so, you are not alone. Thankfully I am here to squash your fears and give you the facts about how much hair is too much to lose.

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  • Losing up to 100 strands of hair per day, roughly enough hair to cover your shower drain, is considered healthy and normal
  • The longer your hair, the thinner it will look and feel, so don't confuse a thin ponytail with losing your hair
  • Your part is a good way to weigh hair loss. If your part widens over time, compare photos if you are not sure, or if you have a noticeable amount of more hair in your hairbrush than usual, your hair could be thinning
  • Most cases of hair loss are temporary in younger women if you take all precautionary measures you can once you notice thinning hair
  • Chemically treating or using hot tools on your hair can wreak havoc on the health of your hair, causing breakage and fall out, so lay off the treatments
  • Hormones, going on and off the pill, and stress affects the condition of your hair. Healthy eating habits (omega-3 fatty acids rich foods, salmon for example, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc.) and exercise is crucial to shiny, full and healthy hair
  • A multi vitamin, rich in Iron, Zinc, and Biotin can help improve hair health
  • Be sure to gently brush or comb your hair; yanking it will cause breakage
  • Avoid hair ties with metal. If you need to keep your hair up and away from your face, opt for a clip or a pin to avoid breakage and damage
  • Frequent coloring, chemically treating, or adding extensions to your hair not only weakens it from the root, but causes the ends to be more brittle
  • If you can, avoid washing your hair every day. Natural oils are good for hair health and shine

While it's fun to change your look through your hair, be sure to take good care of your body, mind and soul so your locks don't suffer. Luckily beach waves are in ladies, so lay off the blow dryer and flat iron!


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SweetKisses103 SweetKisses103 10 years
I noticed that when I increased my iron intake, there was less and less hair in the drain and in my hair brush.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
GET a quality brush like the paddle brush from Aveda...reduces stress on the hair unlike those crummy Goody plastic brushes!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
I got my hair cut and layered and it appears much thiciker than it is...even if it is not really. i do notice a thickness difference when i make ponytails now so i think cutting it did help.
sexyeyes sexyeyes 10 years
I have thin hair too and I would love to her something that would make my hair thicker and fuller... What can I get?
Lagasse2005 Lagasse2005 10 years
Also going for a short do to help make your hair thick again and using Nioxen Shampoos are a good idea, when my hair was long I got a think spot where my ponytail was, so I chopped it off, donated it, and got a new doo I loved! Nioxen helps by making sure you don't keep plastics from cheap shampoos on your scalp.
miss-britt miss-britt 10 years
After a really stressful time at school, my hair started to thin out and loosing a lot of hair. I'm hoping it goes back to how it was. I'm going through treatment now.
andaman andaman 10 years
I am a strong believer in you are what you eat. If you want healthy hair and scalp, eat well and if you have a lot of dandruffs, go and see a homeopath, you might have a yeast problem. Other than that, eat plenty of fruits, vegs and oily fish.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 10 years
Eating disorders cause hair loss too. The body decides it can sacrifice producing hair to reserve energy for other functions.
red4ev red4ev 10 years
in the last couple of weeks i've noticed that i'm losing more hair than normal...i don't know mom thinks its stress because i have exams, but i don't know...does stress cause hair loss
nessabum nessabum 10 years
i notice a lot of hair ending up on my brush and in the drain. when i used to blow-dry my hair, i used to lose a lot more. but now that i stopped, i'm losing less hair.
calibabi calibabi 10 years
i have really thick hair...and when it was really long i would lose clumps of it every day in the shower or brusing my hair. since i cut off about 12 inches in december, i have lost much less hair, which is comforting. so either i don't notice that i'm losing as much, or hair length really makes a difference.
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 10 years
I have the same problem as cravinsugar. Although when I let my hair air dry I notice a lot more hair in my brush when I comb it out after.
jhuck jhuck 10 years
I have thick hair (although it doesn't look thick), and I lose a ton everyday after I shower. It's always been normal to me because it never looks like it's getting any thinner. Just makes a mess!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
my hair is super thin anyways. I am terrified of being 40 and needing a wig...but, I have only highlighted my hair twice, in my whole life, and i pretty much just air dery every morning so, hopefully that helps.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
I didn't dye my hair for 6 months - I noticed I had less and less hair in the drain. The minute I dyed my hair again - boom! It was like hair balls o' ramma. I am trying to prevent it with hot oil treatments twice a week. But wow! What a difference when you treat your hair with chemicals.
ESPNgirl ESPNgirl 10 years
not to be nit-picky, but it's "losing," not "loosing." Sorry, it's the english grammar patrol in me :)
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