how much hair do you lose in the shower?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Long hair looks like a ton more is falling out than really is, and you have really long hair! Have you noticed any spots that are more patchy than normal on your scalp? If not, it’s probably ok. Getting a well balanced diet is more important than taking supplements as well – it’s actually been pretty well established that nutritional supplements like vitamins, etc do more harm than good.

Post # 4
901 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My hair does the same thing, it is about three inches above where my jeans sit. Sometimes it falls out more, humans shed just like animals do. My SO has to clean our hair catch every other day :/ Especially when I deep condition. It’s normal unless you have sparse patches, like crayfish said. 

Post # 5
2111 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I lose TONS of hair in the shower. I’m in there 10-15 minutes longer than I’d have to be simply to take care of it all. It’s ridiculous. Granted, I don’t brush or comb my hair, so none comes out on a brush before or after, but back when I did, it was the same thing. And my hair is barely shoulder length. It’s just fairly thick and pretty curly.


Post # 6
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I lose loads, and its my DH who pulls it out of the drains! 

Its like he’s pulling out a rodent!

Post # 7
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

TONS.  You would think my FI was engaged to Chewbacca.

It’s always fallen out quite a bit during showers but the first few months I got OFF of birth control it was falling out at an alarming rate.   It’s pretty much stabilized now and I’m growing baby hairs back.   weird.

Post # 8
1007 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

A LOT.  It makes me sad every time I shampoo.  SO makes me clean the drain thing all the freakin time.  I haven’t noticed any sparseness though.  I have noticed that keeping my hair well trimmed reduces the amount that gets pulled out when I’m shampooing though because the ends are neater- maybe get a trim and see if there is any improvement.  Right now my hair is kinda scraggly at the very ends because I haven’t trimmed it in several months, so brushing/shampooing results in hairs catching and being pulled out.  

Post # 9
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I lose tons of hair too and think it’s normal, but would still see a doctor if you feel your hair loss has become greater than usual.

Post # 10
671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I always lose a lot of hair in the shower.  After putting on my conditioner I comb it through.  More hair comes out.  I’m on meds for my thyorid so that may have something to do it….


I’m not bald yet! Tongue Out

Post # 11
1535 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Pixie26:  I lose a ton of hair in the shower (and just brushing it in general).  My fiance thinks it’s super disgusting.  Haha.  I dye my hair black so it’s obviously really noticeable if it falls on the floor, gets stuck in the drain, etc.

I used to worry about it, but I don’t really anymore.  I have really thick hair, and it’s probably considered medium length (a little past my collarbones).  I’ve never noticed anything alarming (such as a bald patch or something), so I think it’s just normal.  I wouldn’t worry too much unless (as others have mentioned) you start to notice something abnormal.

Post # 12
2358 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I lose so much hair I wonder how I have any left at all. I know I can’t regrow it as fast as I lose it, so it worries me sometimes. I have thin and fine hair as it is so, ya. 

Post # 13
1581 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

If the hair loss you’re seeing is more than you’re used to, I would suggest going to get your bloodwork done; my hair loss was pretty much the give-away to my developing hypothyroid disorder. Just a suggestion! 🙂


Post # 14
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I lose lots of hair when I brush. I’ve got curly shoulder length hair and quite a bit of it. I’ve been losing hair at a constant rate for years and I never seem to have any less. I have switched to using a wide tooth comb when my hair is wet because I’m trying to grow it for the wedding. 


If you have always lost hair at this rate then I wouldn’t worry. It probably is because you’ve got such long hair. But if the rate has sped up then I would go see a doctor to make sure there isn’t an underlying health problem. 

Post # 15
490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Lots.  I have to clean out the drain pretty often otherwise it slows to a standstill and by the end of the shower I’m up to my ankles in water.  not fun and not safe.  when I run my fingers through my hair, I collect a fair few strands.  It’s gross, but I’m not bald yet and I think it’s slowing down – I was stressed out to the max at work up until a month and a half ago.

For reference, my hair is about halfway down my back, about where my bra sits.


Post # 16
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2004

A lot! FI is suprised I’m not bald yet haha

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