Preparation Make sure you do this preparation because if you don’t you won’t get a very accurate figure. Wash your hair and towel dry thoroughly before bed. Go to sleep, making sure you don’t turn your pillow over in the night. In the morning make a note of the number of shed hairs found on your pillow, if any. Don’t wash your hair before work. Don’t style your hair with any products. Don’t touch your hair all day. Stay out of the wind and don’t wear a hat.
The methodIn the evening at about the same time as you washed your hair the night before do this:
- Get a sheet of white paper (ideally A3 but A4 should be fine)
- Place the paper on your bed or a bed height surface
- Bend over so that your head is directly above the paper at a distance of about 10cm
- Now scruff up your hair as much as possible using your hands for 60 seconds