How Much Hair Loss Is Normal?

Hair Loss

Human hair even under healthy conditions tend to fall or shed. This is a natural process and generally does not indicate towards serious hair loss. People find hair on their pillows and in their hair brushes all the time. About 90% of the hair at any given time are in a growing phase while 10% are resting. These hair tend to shed and make way for new hair to grow out after a while. We shall discuss this phenomenon in detail in the following line to understand the whole process better and to learn more about hair loss.

Normal hair loss

A person can expect to lose 50 to a 100 strands of hair a day without actually having any real hair loss. Some people might experience even up to 150 hair shedding away though it only happens in rare cases. Since these hair are replaced after a while, they have no impact on the state of the hair.

Are you losing more than normal?

If a person starts losing more than the normal amount, this is a matter of concern. Generally, the hair will start falling out in clumps in such a situation. Do keep in mind that people that have long hair may be losing the normal amount but it may appear to be more due to their size.

What can be the cause of excessive shedding?

Excessive shedding may be caused by a number of medical conditions. The number one cause of hair loss is androgenic alopecia which is a genetic condition and the majority of the world’s population comes across this problem at some point in their lives. Other reasons may include lack of enough essential nutrients in the diet, stress, lack of sleep and unhealthy habits such as smoking.


Once hair loss starts, it is not an easy task to stop. It can be significantly slowed down by eating right, avoiding stress and having good sleep habits. Maintaining these good habits even before the start of hair loss is a good idea since it reduces the chances of hair loss and can delay its onset by many years. If you have a family tendency, you should see a healthcare professional to discuss how hair loss can be prevented.

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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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