How much hair loss is normal in a day?
Losing hair is something that will happen on a daily basis, you might notice it when you’re brushing or washing your hair, or even on your pillow when you wake up each day. Hair loss is a part of the natural hair growth cycle and is an essential part of growing new healthy hair.
According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, it’s normal to lose anywhere from 50 to 100 strands of hair per day. For people with longer hair strands, losing them may be more noticeable. Since there are 100,000 hair follicles or more on each person’s scalp, the loss of 100 or so hair strands a day doesn’t make a big difference in appearance.
During the hair growth cycle, each hair follicle lives in a long cycle of growth, followed by a short period of rest. During the rest, period the hair follicle is still attached to the scalp but it is no longer growing, once the resting phase ends the hair will shed in order to create space for new hair to begin the hair growth cycle.