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How many hairs can a normal person lose per day ?

Hello sir, I am 27yrs old while I am sleeping I lose 3to4 hair fail my pillow I am scared well normal person how many hair lose every day ? And I am working night shift that 11 PM to 4 Am is that problem for hair loss then I sleep morning 6 hours is this way my health is good also my hair because I love my hairs very much
Asked On : Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello Ramesh.
It is indeed frightening to see many hairs on pillow but in your case the number is not much.

Human hair grows in a cycle. This means that a hair root first gives new hair which grows longer and thicker wth time. This is called anagen phase of hair cycle. After some time hair stops growing and goes in resting phase called telogen plase of hair cycle. This is followed by shedding of hair, but hair root remains intact. After some time hair root creates a new hair again and this cycle goes on.

At a given time around 1% of total hair can be in shedding phase. This of course varies from person to person but for a person with full head (having 100,000 follicles approx), losing up to 100 hair per day would be considered normal. Most of these hairs are lost in drain, clothes, furniture, public places and we do not notice them.

However, if you feel you are shedding excessively you should keep a diary of daily hair count. In this you can note all the hairs lost during wash, combing, sleeping etc. and then consult a doctor about it. You can also collect the shed hair for evaluation with microscope which can help in diagnosing your condition.
Answered: Wed, 29 Aug 2012
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do not worry around 60 to 100 hairs fall per day are normal unless you see any gap or patch you need not require any medication
Answered: Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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