Is it normal to be losing 120 hairs a day?

Is it normal to be losing 120 hairs a day?

I lose about 120 hairs a day, very few are breakage. Is that an ok amount?

120 hairs a day is above average in my experience. Opinions vary on the average number of hairs shed from a healthy head per day. The general conencus is that 70 – 150 hairs per day is quite normal. However, in my experience, someone who is not suffering from hair loss will tend to lose more like 50 – 80 hairs per day.

I would say that if you are losing 120 hairs per day you are probably experiencing some hair loss or an increased rate of temporary hair shedding.

This might be caused by a number of things. Without knowing your age, gender, stress levels, diet and lifestyle it would be difficult to diagnose any specific problems. However if you follow the instructions in the eBook you will almost certainly treat all of the most common causes and do your hair a lot of good.

2 Replies to “Is it normal to be losing 120 hairs a day?”

  1. when i do oiling or shampooing my hair , i am losing about 70 to 80 hair, before 1 month it was near 30 to 40. dont know exactly how many during whole day?

    1. Hi Mike,

      It’s very difficult to tell how many hairs you lose per day. You might be losing 90% of your entire days hair shedding when you wash you hair.

      70-80 is a lot to lose during shampooing though.

      I would suggest you start doing something now to reduce the hair loss.

      Sudden increase in hair loss as you describe is often due to stress. Take a look at the stress related hair loss section for more info on this area.

      My eBook has a lot of information dedicated to changing the way you deal with stress to stop stress related hair loss. You might benefit from reading that and using the free 8 part audio mind training programme to train yourself to react calmly in stressful situations.


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