Surprising reasons your hair is falling out
Losing your hair is terrifying and awful, especially as a woman: your mane is often a symbol of your femininity, and a token of your beauty, so to lose any of that can be incredibly stressful. The good news is, you may be able to reverse, or at least slow the process, if you can narrow down the cause.
And before you panic, know that a bit of daily hair loss isn't cause for alarm. "Hair loss in women is, to a certain extent, normal," hair restoration specialist Dr. James C. Marotta told StyleCaster. "The average woman loses between 50 and 100 strands per day — even up to 150 in some cases." Phew!
So when should you worry? Dr. Marotta recommends a test you can do yourself, to see if your hair loss is cause for concern. "Take about 60 hairs between your fingers and pull, running your fingers through your hair. Usually between 5 and 8 hairs [will come out], which is normal," he said. "An excess of 15 hairs, however, is not as common, and means you are losing more hair than you should be."
If you're in the 15 and over camp, read on to find out what may be the culprit, so you can recover those lush, full locks again, stat.