Are you concerned about how much hair you shed each day? Here are 5 signs to look out for to help you decide whether you are losing too much hair or not.
Lots of hair in your shower drain or hairbrush
Seeing more strands than usual in your shower drain or hairbrush is often the first sign that you are developing a hair loss problem. Normal hair loss is considered to be between 50 and 100 strands a day. If you are consistently losing much more, it is a sign that you may have a hair loss condition.
Hair on your pillows
Take a look at your pillows when you wake up. You may be experiencing a hair loss condition such as telogen effluvium or alopecia areata if you see a lot of strands every morning over several weeks.
Changes to your hairline or parting
A receding hairline in men or wider parting in women is a sign of the hair loss condition androgenetic alopecia. A quick way to check your hairline/parting is to compare older photos of yourself with more recent ones. If you can see a difference, it is a good idea to consult with a hair loss specialist for advice.
Try the pull test
A simple method for checking on your hair loss rate is called the pull test. Hold a bundle of approximately 60 hairs between your thumb and forefinger, then pull gently upwards. If you pull out less than 5 hairs, you can relax as your hair loss is considered normal. If you pull out 15 or more, this is a sign of excess hair loss and it would be wise to consult with a specialist.
Differences when styling
No-one knows your hair better than you do, so pay attention if you start noticing that it feels or looks different when styling. Thinning at the temples, less volume or areas of sparse growth can all signal hair loss conditions.
If you think you are losing too much hair, Vinci Hair Clinic can help. They are experts in treating male and female hair loss conditions with a range of specialist hair loss solutions.