How much hair do you lose in the shower?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: How much hair do you lose in the shower?
    None. I am that blessed. : (0 votes)
    0-15 strands : (24 votes)
    24 %
    15-30 strands : (27 votes)
    27 %
    30-50 strands : (16 votes)
    16 %
    50-70 strands : (3 votes)
    3 %
    70-100 strands : (0 votes)
    A looooooooooooot. : (31 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @MrsRevolutionize:  I don’t even want to know…My hair grows so slowly and isn’t super thick! I do lose quite a bit of hair though so I assume it is normal. I think I remember reading how extreme temps (hot or cold water) can cause the hair to come out in bigger amounts. 

    Post # 4
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    3097 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    30-50 strands I think though I wash my hair every 2-3 days. Then when I brush it another 10-20 *sigh* lol.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @MrsRevolutionize:  I voted 0-15 but in reality I’ve never counted. It’s always when I’m coming my hair AFTER the shower that I’m like omg I lose so much hair. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    2111 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @MrsRevolutionize:  I shed all the time. A lot in the shower, and then just throughout the day I’ll lose a lot as well. 

    Post # 7
    Hostess
    10856 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I lose probably around twenty, but when I comb god knows, there’s too many to count, it’s probably between thirty and fifty. Hate it, but I know it’s normal.

    Post # 8
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    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’m going to rock your world”

    MASON PEARSON HAIRBRUSH

    I bought a Junior Size Mason Pearson (mixed bristle) a few months ago and the loss of hair has DRAMATICALLY decreased.  I used to lose, I’m guessing, 50+ strands a day, probably closer to 75 and now I lose far, far less.

    A lot of that hair loss in the shower is you “washing out” your broken hairs caused by brushing. Since I was told to get the MP hair brush (which costs an arm and a leg) the breakage has stopped.   I used to have a ton of hair to pick out of the drain after my showers and now….quite literally, none.

    I have thick, long (middle of back) hair and this brush dominates it.  Now I don’t know much about thyroid conditions but if you’re a girl that struggles with tangles and hair breakage with your brush – you seriously need to think about getting a Mason Pearson.  It took me 30 damn years to figure it out!

    Post # 9
    Member
    229 posts
    Helper bee

    I lose about 30 strands on average when I shower. I tend to lose wayyy more when I use conditioner than when I don’t. 

    and that’s just in the shower! I lose nearly 30 more a day just walking around, putting my hair behind my ear, tying it up, etc.. And then I lose a bunch when I brush my hair, too. 

    Post # 10
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    1988 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @MrsRevolutionize:  I’ve also heard the same thing about losing up to 100 hairs per day being normal. I was sure I lost more and was sooo worried until I actually started counting the number of hairs in my shower trap. There were typically no more than 7-8! My hair is very long so it looked a lot worse than it actually was. I lost another 5-10 while brushing though and some just fall out during the day – I always find some on my shirt in the evening. But during a typical day I probably don’t lose more than 20 hairs. 

    How long is your hair? Maybe it’s not quite as bad as you think! Get a shower trap and count what’s left in there. Oh, and my mother uses hair growth/loss treatment ampules from Vichy, she says they’re really doing their job. So if you really are losing more hair than usual, maybe something like that could help? 

    Post # 11
    Member
    370 posts
    Helper bee

    well I’ve never actually counted but when I wash my hair strands kind of fall out in my hands and I collect them in a swirl on the shower wall then dispose of them. Taking a guess I’d say about 20 – 30. Enough to form a clump when I collect them up at least…

    Post # 12
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    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @skippydarling:  uhhhhmmmm I’ll be looking into this ASAP. How much are we talking here? 

    Post # 13
    Member
    236 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    TONS. It’s amazing I still have hair on my head – really. My hair is super thick, so I’m guessing that’s a contributing factor. I’m not really concerned because I have so much hair, but it’s still annoying!

    Post # 14
    Member
    4760 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @skippydarling:  damn girl, I googled this miracle tool casue honestly I’m sometimes suprized I still have any hair considering how much I shed, but I can’t bring myself to spend over 200 on a hairbrush, unless they would guarentee money back if it is full of hair after a use.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @Laurenskii:  They’re really expensive but people talk about owning them for 30+ years.

    Probably in the $130 range.

    They sell 3 kinds.

    • All boar bristles – for fine hair
    • Boar bristles/Nylon bristles – for thicker hair
    • All nylon bristles – for really, really thick hair.

    Now I have really thick hair but I wanted boar bristles because those bristles are what carries the oil from your scalp down through your hair when you brush.  So I bought the 2nd largest size of the boar/nylon mix (the larger the size the longer the bristles for thicker hair)

    You can find them all over Amazon.com

    Post # 16
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    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @Atalanta:  I paid $130 for mine.  I’ve never seen them over $200 before.  I think the most expensive one I’ve ever seen was $160 but you can find them cheaper.  

    The larger the brush the more it costs.  Mine is the 2nd largest size and only went for $130.  Considering I won’t be buying another brush for years…….I don’t mind paying it.

    You do have to clean it and take relatively good care of it though.

     

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