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Old September 5th, 2004, 07:13 PM   #1
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How many strands of hair falls out daily

I know 100 strands are suppose to fall out daily, but average how many strands of hair fall out for you.
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Old September 5th, 2004, 07:18 PM   #2
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Re: How many strands of hair falls out daily

I've never counted before *makes note to keep track for the next couple of days* but I felt like I was going bald once. I was so bothered by the ball of hair that I have to get out of the shower drain everytime I washed it I asked my DH if he could see any bald spots. He laughed and said that I don't loose any more then normal but becuase it is so long it just looks really scarry.
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Old September 6th, 2004, 05:07 AM   #3
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Re: How many strands of hair falls out daily

Pretty minimal - I would guess that it has been no more than 15-20 daily at the most. I did notice last month there was a little more than that, my guess is, it is a seasonal thing??
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Old December 27th, 2005, 04:13 PM   #4
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Re: How many strands of hair falls out daily

I wash my hair once per week on Monday mornings. Yesterday I decided to count just how many strands I lost in the process. I was shocked! The eventual tally was 172 strands(!), of which only about 10 were shorter than ~ 12 inches. An accounting of strands lost: 52 before (detangling), 22 in the shower (that I retrieved before they were washed away), and a whopping 98 during the comb-out! And, the fallout quantity seemed to be about average for my usual wash day. Now, I lose considerably fewer during the rest of the week (especially the day after washing), but still... the quantity lost yesterday is a bit alarming.

At that rate, it's hard to imagine how my hair ever got to be so long.
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Old December 27th, 2005, 04:32 PM   #5
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Re: How many strands of hair falls out daily

I don't lose very many hairs, maybe 25-30 every couple of days, and most of those are lost when i comb my hair right before showering/washing hair. I lose a minimal amount after showering, maybe 20.
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Old December 27th, 2005, 04:44 PM   #6
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I've counted mine a few times in the past few weeks. Most days I lose between 75-100. One day I lost over 100 hairs. All of them are complete hairs with a tiny bit of sticky root bulb attached. I seem to lose more doing a CO but I have no idea why. I have about 2/3 of the hair volume I had when I was younger. I hope it doesn't get too much thinner. Some of my new white hairs are coarse but most are extremely fine, almost invisible, so that may account for part of the thinning look.

Two days ago I showed my daughter how many hairs I lost during a shampoo. She was shocked.
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Old December 27th, 2005, 04:58 PM   #7
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Re: How many strands of hair falls out daily

This is very interesting.

Maybe I should count sometime. I know that my hair is much thinner now than it was 5 or so years ago.

It seems like after I had a baby a ton of hair fell out.
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Old December 27th, 2005, 05:07 PM   #8
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Re: How many strands of hair falls out daily

Very minimal. Let's see...

5 when I take out the hairtie of my ponytail
20 when I'm in the shower
10 just anywhere

So maybe 35, about?
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Old December 28th, 2005, 12:31 AM   #9
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Re: How many strands of hair falls out daily

I have always shed a lot, never counted them but I would be in the 100ish a day group.
It drives me mad, but has always happened no matter what I try.
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Old December 28th, 2005, 03:36 AM   #10
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Not very much, I guess 30-40 every day.
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Old December 28th, 2005, 08:00 AM   #11
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Re: How many strands of hair falls out daily

I know it seems like a lot when I round them up after my morning routine, but because they are so long it looks like many more than their really is.

Also I lose them throughout the day in combing, I would say about 50 per day.
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Old December 28th, 2005, 08:31 AM   #12
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Re: How many strands of hair falls out daily

I never counted the shed hairs, but I would guess about 25-50. It still looks like an awful lot, and like Dave, I wonder how my hair ever got this long.
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Old December 28th, 2005, 09:09 AM   #13
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Re: How many strands of hair falls out daily

For me this question is pretty difficult to give a true answer. Although I've counted what got caught in the draintrap (between 30-100) and what I comb/brush out of my hair every day (between 50-80) I know I also shed when I'm not looking; one peek in the vacuum cleaner bears that one out. Because of occasional drain cleanings, I also know a quantity of hair gets past the drain screen and remain uncounted.

I think the best guesses I've been able to make are when I wear my hair up all day long and am less likely to lose hair without knowing it, and the last time I counted it was around 80/day.
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Old December 28th, 2005, 11:28 AM   #14
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Re: How many strands of hair falls out daily

Too many, far too many I'd never be able to count because I know I lose alot while my hair is down during the day. I lose about 20 in my daily shower, and probably 10 each time I comb my hair, which I do at least 3 times a day. I definitely lose 100, if not more.
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Old December 28th, 2005, 11:42 AM   #15
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Re: How many strands of hair falls out daily

I tried counting one time, but gave up at around 130, and those were just the hairs lost when I combed it out. With that in mind I would say about 200 a wash day and less on the "dirty" days.
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