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How much is hair supposed to fall out?

Asked by blastfamy (2159points) October 4th, 2008

I’m young (17), and it seems as though my hair falls out a lot. I don’t look like I’m going bald, I just notice hairs on my laptop keyboard all the time, almost to the point of excess.

Is this natural?

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PIXEL's avatar

Sometimes people can get this passed on genetically. Or it can occur if you blow dry your hair too much.

Amish_Ninja's avatar

@blast I have the same problem, I think it’s just genetics for me. I hope to hippo it’s normal…

thankgodforbeef's avatar

I have the same thing happen, but I still have a ridiculous amount of hair on my head so I guess I break even. Maybe the more hair you have, the more you shed?
You might be using something too harsh on your hair, though—I notice whenever I dye my hair or use a lot of heat-styling I shed even more.

gailcalled's avatar

I read that the average person loses about 100 hairs per day. I notice it when I shampoo my hair; I have given up brushing, combing and hair dryers. I use my fingers, and having curly hair, that works.

Lovelocke's avatar

I’m with Gail on that one. Shampoo + Separate Conditioner… in other words, don’t use a 2-in-1 Shampoo. You’ll be pulling out gobs of hair every time. My hair is still ungodly thick though :(

Judi's avatar

Stress can cause your hair to fall out too. Another idea is to get one of the brushes that are designed for hair extensions. They don’t have the little balls on the end of the bristles so they don’t pull your hair out. It takes a little more time to get the tangles out but in the long run it will keep you from stressing the hairs from your scalp and probably keep you from getting split ends too.

arnbev959's avatar

If you smoke pot, that’ll do it.

science_girl89's avatar

I’m pretty sure it’s natural Blast, it happens to me all the time (especially when I take hairbands out)!

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