Normal Hair Loss
Everyone loses a certain amount of hair on a daily basis, especially as they get older. But for some, excessive hair loss can be a problem.
On average, the human head has 100,000 hair follicles. On average, blondes have a density of (140,000 hair follicles) of high hair. Redheads have 90,000 roots and black hair have an average of 110,000 roots.
Human hair follicles (telleri) grow in a certain cycle. This cycle consists of 3 stages;
Anagen: It is the growth stage of hair strands. This stage lasts from 2 to 5 years. 85% to 90% of hair strands are included in this stage.Catagen: After the anagen, the strands of the hair go into the catagen phase, which is a small regression phase. This stage lasts around 2-3 weeks, and about 1% of the hair strands are involved in this phase.Telogen: It is the resting phase of hair. 10-15% of hair strands are in this stage and this process can take 3-4 months. At this stage, the hair sits only on the scalp and basically waits to fall out.
If the rate of hair loss exceeds the rate of new growing hair, this is a concern. Several factors are important to maintain the balance between these two. These factors are:
Stress-free lifestyleRegular and healthy exercisesA sufficient and nutritious diet
Normal hair loss against excessive hair loss
How much hair loss per day is normal?
A normal healthy person’s scalp will shed about 50 to 100 hair follicles on average per day. This shedding is normal and space must be created so that new hair follicles can grow. But this normality can vary from person to person depending on hair density and the cycle of hair follicles. For example, if you are blonde and your anagen+ katagen+ telogen phases have lasted for 3 years, your hair loss is 140 thousand/3= 47 thousand pieces annual. If you divide the day, it makes 127 pieces. For a blonde individual, this menstrual cycle is normal but for someone with black hair, this menstrual cycle is high.
Obviously, there is actually no way to count how many hair strands you lose each day. Still, your daily hair care routines cannot be the cause of excessive hair loss. If you are experiencing excessive hair loss, you need to find out the underlying causes.
Although people with longer and flatter hair complain of more hair loss, they do not actually lose a lot of hair in most cases.
Excessive Hair Loss
If you are observing excessive shedding of hair follicles over a period of a few weeks, it is time to visit a specialist dermatologist.
The causes of hair loss are diverse. Some causes may require medical treatment for both men and women. Reducing stress in your diet, increasing your metabolic rate by doing regular exercises, and eating a healthy diet will prevent excessive hair loss.