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Hair Loss: How Much Is Normal?

Updated on Monday 06th April 2020

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Content overseen by Doctor Costin Pasnicu who has over 7 years of experience in the medical field and has performed numerous successful surgeries. He graduated from the renowned University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" Bucharest.

Have you noticed the hairs that come out on the brush while you were combing your hair? While losing a certain amount of hair is normal, when the hairs fall in excess, it is definitely a hair loss issue which needs to be addressed. In this article, our hair transplant physicians in Turkey explain different aspects related to hair loss and how much hair it is normal to lose.
 

The amount of lost hair on a daily basis explained by our physicians in Turkey


The growth of the hair occurs in a cycle made of an active growth phase, which is then followed by a renewal one, when the hair naturally falls so that new growth can take place.

The entire growth process lasts for around six weeks and every hair follicle is at a different stage of this cycle at any time, which prevents the hair from being lost at the same time.

So, how much hair is it normal to lose on a daily basis?

As an average, we lose around 0.1%, which represents about 50 to 150 hairs each day. The exact amount of hair that is normal to shed varies for each individual, according to the person’s genetics and grooming habits. 

Therefore, in our Turkey hair transplant physicians’ experience,  a person who regularly wears a tight updo or aggressively pulls through tangles is more likely to lose more hair than someone who has a gentler approach to hair styling.

For people who wear their hair short, 100 strands are barely noticeable. The same applies to people with dark, coarse hair which falls down to their mid-back.

That is why women tend to be more worried about the daily hair loss, since their hair is longer and it is more noticeable when it falls.
 

When should hair loss be treated by our hair transplant specialists in Turkey?


In case you have a history of baldness in your family, chances are you could lose more hair than normal. This could need more specialized treatment, like a hair transplant in Istanbul, which is the only proven hair loss treatment that can render natural looking, permanent results.

As the hair loss progresses, you could end up with bald spots in case you are a man. For women, they could discover that the hair from the top of the head is slowly thinning.

Baldness can be a difficult issue to live with, fortunately, our hair transplant physicians in Turkey have the right solutions for this issue. 

If you would like to know more about hair loss, or to schedule a consultation with one of our physicians, please get in touch with our hair transplant clinic in Istanbul.