By now you know that the average human sheds a total of 50-100 hairs a day.
But did you know that humans have a molting cycle? In addition to our regular daily shed. We also experience a seasonal purge of hair, and skin. Just like a dog, a cat, or even a snake. During this process you may notice a little more shedding than normal.
Environmental change can cause this purge, as well as weather and individual health. This process is completely natural and is the bodies way of shedding the old and making way for the new.
This type of shedding is normally diffused throughout the entire head and does not last an excessive amount of time. Once your body is done molting, you may see a growth spurt in your hair.
Some times you will shed more than normal and that doesn’t necessarily mean something is wrong. There are ways to determine if/when this is happening, but it may take a couple years to tune in to it.
Keep in mind that wearing “resting” styles can get in the way of learning what your body is doing. They mask your shedding and can also cause premature shedding. If you are trying to learn your body’s cycles and patterns, when it comes to your hair, it may take wearing it out and even keeping a daily hair log. You can track shedding patterns, growth spurts, stagnant times and what’s going on with your health and the environment during those times. It may be a tedious process, but can be done.
If you would like to take on this challenge, let’s set up a consultation to get you started.