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A little hair loss is perfectly normal. But if you think you’re seeing a few more hairs in the shower drain than usual, there are a couple methods you can use to check for abnormal hair loss at home.
The general consensus among hair loss experts is that an average person loses somewhere between 50 and 100 strands of hair per day—especially as you get older. It’s natural for hair to fall out, so don’t freak out at the first sign of hair loss. Your body regrows some of them. That said, if you want to test your own rate of hair loss, here are two ways to check:
These tests will either give you peace of mind or give you a jump on reducing further hair loss. You can’t tackle a problem until you know about it, right? That said, Vikas Sharma, MD, dermatologist and hair transplant surgeon, explains on Quora that you shouldn’t stress too much about the actual number you lose and pay attention to any increases in those numbers over time. Don’t drive yourself crazy counting hairs every day, but at least know what’s normal for you so you can tell when it has gotten worse.
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