Post # 1
I’m frustrated because my thyroid-related hair loss has started up again. When I was younger, I lost next to no hair when I showered. Now, I feel like I lose half my hair each time I step into the bathroom 🙁 A coworker once told me that I was probably over-exaggerating, though, because she loses a lot of hair in the shower. I know I’ve heard those “you lose 100 strands a day” stories, but that never seemed to be the case when I was younger, so I’m wondering what’s normal for other people?
Post # 3
@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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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
@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
@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
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
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
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
@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
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
@skippydarling: uhhhhmmmm I’ll be looking into this ASAP. How much are we talking here?
Post # 13
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
@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
@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
@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.