What Is Excessive Hair Loss?
Excessive hair loss simply means more hair than you normally lose.
For some people, the daily loss is about 50 hair strands whereas for others, the daily loss may be about 100 strands.
Usually, you lose a few more hairs when you shampoo - due to the agitation of the hairs by your fingers - and fewer hairs following the shampoo. The hair you lose during shampooing or combing are in the resting stage. In other words; they are ready to fall out.
Therefore, whether you shampoo daily or once-a- week, your total weekly loss will be exactly the same. People with excessive hair loss should not cut down on their frequency of shampooing.
Trichologists can accurately calculate your rate of loss of hair by examining microscopically several hairs that have been epilated from the scalp.
The percentage of hair in the resting phase of the hair cycle is normally about 15 percent. Therefore, a percentage of 20 percent or more would strongly suggest excessive hair loss.
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Diffuse hair loss can be divided into two areas depending upon whether the problem will correct itself: temporary self-correcting diffuse hair loss is caused by such events as food poisoning, whereas permanent diffuse hair loss is associated with medical or nutritional imbalances which must be treated before the hair loss recovers.
Temporary self correcting hair loss will begin two or three months after the event causing the hair loss and no treatment will stop the hair loss.
It will start after two to three months and return to normal after six months. Permanent diffuse hair loss will not correct unless the causative factor is corrected.
Remember, the hair is very sensitive to any body imbalance due to its fast rate of growth, so hair loss can follow the slightest body imbalance. Also what causes diffuse hair loss in one person may not cause it in another person.