How Much Hair Will I Lose?
Most people who are not experiencing hair loss shed between 50 to 100 hairs every day. This loss goes mostly unnoticed because the average person has roughly 100,000 hairs on their head. For most adults, though, thinning or significant loss of hair does become a problem at some point in their lives.
Some see their hair start to thin in their early twenties while others are in the clear until much later. The timing and severity really depend on your genetic makeup and the way you care for your hair along with a number of other factors. When many people begin losing their hair, they will likely start to wonder just how much they will lose and what they can do to prevent further loss.
There are a number of reasons people lose their hair and a number of types of hair loss that different people experience. For this reason, it is difficult to determine how much hair you might lose or why your hair is falling out.
Some of the more common hair loss conditions are:
- Pattern baldness: This condition, for both men and women, is genetic. This type of hair loss is virtually unavoidable, but it typically occurs slowly, taking between 15-25 years to reach full baldness.
- Effluviums: These are hair loss conditions in which there is a change in the number of hair follicles growing hair. Thre are a couple types of effluvium, which occur over different amounts of time and cause moderate to complete hair loss.
- Other types of hair loss include Alopecia Areata and Congenital Hypotrichosis, which both cause a complete cessation of hair growth.
In order to determine exactly why you are losing your hair and how much you might lose without treatment, it is important to consult an experienced hair loss physician like Dr. Yates. Your hair loss expert will be able to explain all of your issues and suggest the most effective treatment option for your unique circumstances.