With fall approaching, you may start to notice an increase in hair shedding. Is this normal seasonal hair shedding or a sign that points to more significant problems?
As the summer comes to an end and the fall months fast approach, so, too, does seasonal hair shedding. Seeing more hairs than usual on your hairbrush, on the bathroom floor, or in the shower can leave the average man or woman in a bit of a panic. But is this kind of hair loss typical? Should you be concerned?
We shed an average of 80 to 100 hairs every day. This is considered normal, healthy hair shedding. These hairs that are shed are not lost. Instead, they go through a cycle of growth, transition, and then rest, when hairs release and are shed, before the process repeats. As a result, you may notice an increase in shedding during certain times of the year, especially in the late fall months. This common phenomenon is known as seasonal shedding.