How Many Hairs Do We Lose Each Day?

117248022Your hair is everywhere – on your brush, in the shower drain, on your clothes and furniture – it’s a wonder we have any hair left on our head at all, leaving some to ask, how much hair does the average person lose each day?

While it might seem like we lose thousands of hairs every hair every day, the reality is the average person only loses an average of only 40-120 hairs per day.

There are many factors that can contribute to fluctuations in hair loss however. People with fine hair tend to have more of it and therefore lose more of it. Age and diet also both play a role in how much hair we lose per day as do certain health factors. Women who are pregnant as well as those with certain illnesses, experience excessive weight loss, or those who are stressed can all experience additional hair lose.

Not to worry though, most people have approximately 150,000 strands of hair on their heads and losing a few each day is a natural part of the hair regrowth cycle.

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