You might be worried after seeing hair clumps clinging to your drain every time you take a shower. So let’s discuss if it’s really a serious matter of concern or not.
First of all, understand the difference between hair fall and hair shedding. Just like how our body has a natural mechanism of shedding skin cells and replacing them every few weeks, our body has a natural way of shedding hair too. So after their lifetime, they fall, and new hair replaces them. During the shower, shampooing and conditioning stimulate that hair, and as a result, they fall easily. So it is entirely normal.
On average, we shed almost 50-100 hairs a day. And during the shower, one can lose up to 150-200 hair. If you wash after many days, you might observe slightly more hair fall. If you have thicker hair, you might notice more hair clumps because your hair has a higher volume.
Do not brush your wet hair on a precautionary basis, and always use a wide-toothed comb to detangle your hair. Also, don’t wash your hair too often. If you experience more than usual hair fall, consult your doctor to understand the underlying cause.
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Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Pakistan, Lahore. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counseling and pharmaceutical care plan. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication