Q&A: What Is A Normal Amount of Hair Loss? - BeautyOfASite
July 11, 2016

Q&A: What Is A Normal Amount of Hair Loss?

How much hair should I lose when I brush my hair?


Everyone loses some hair every day, just by virtue of being alive. The evidence is in your comb, your hairbrush, and the bottom of your shower. Every hair on your body is genetically programmed to grow, rest, and then drop out.

Most people lose around two hundred hairs per day. You’ll notice the most hair loss after a long sleep, while brushing or combing your hair.  People with longer hair may notice more hair loss than others. This can be deceiving because each hair is two to three times as long as people with shorter hair, and the longer hair is much more noticeable. However, a sudden increase of hair loss can be an indication of other problems.