It’s normal to lose about 50 to 100 hairs a day. This may seem like a lot, but it’s part of the natural hair growth cycle. Each hair follicle goes through a growth stage and a rest stage. On average, it takes about three to five years for hair to complete this renewal cycle and fall out. This explains why we aren’t all bald – especially considering the average scalp has more than a hundred thousand hair follicles.
If you lose significantly more than 100 hairs a day, you may suffer from excessive hair loss and thinning hair. Over time, you’ll be able to feel and see this. Excessive hair loss and thinning hair can have several causes. There may be a disruption in the hair growth cycle or new hair may grow back weaker. Whatever the cause, the results can be stressful for both men and women.