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How Many Hairs do you Lose per Day?

A popular statistic on the internet is that it is normal to lose over 100 hairs per day. Some even suggest that men and women both shed up to 150 scalp hairs per day. I think that these numbers are excessive for most people who do not suffer from male or female pattern hair loss.

The AAD says that normal hair loss is between 50-100 hairs per day based on a regular cycle. Anything beyond that is excessive shedding and considered telogen effluvium. Such hair loss is usually stress, sickness or fad diet related, and temporary in nature.

Scalp massage and wash hair loss.Before I started taking Dutasteride, it was normal for me to see over 150 hairs every day just on my bathtub floor and drain after showering. Even more would be visible on my pillowcase, hair brush after combing, towel and more. In my teenage years, I lost very little hair (less than 20 per day) even if I strongly pulled on each follicle. I also washed and shampooed my hair far less often in my younger days. It was naturally cleaner, manageable and dandruff free.

Please closely read all the options in the below poll before voting.

Poll: How Many Hairs do you Shed Every Day?

Since the poll was slowing down this site, I ended it early. Final results are shown below based on a total of 250 votes:

Hair loss per day poll results.
How many hairs do you lose each day?

Rogaine Once or Twice per day?

Rogaine (chemical name Minoxidil) is one of only two officially approved hair loss treatments in the US and EU. There are a number of mechanisms via which Minoxidil works to grow hair. Nowadays, most people use Rogaine 5% Minoxidil Foam rather than topical Minoxidil. Some people prefer to use high-strength Minoxidil.

Rogaine (Minoxidil) Foam.The instructions on the packaging tell male users to apply Rogaine foam twice per day. However, many people choose to apply it just once per day instead.

There is some evidence that once a day use of Rogaine (Minoxidil 2% or 5%) is almost as effective as using it twice per day. The half-life of topical Rogaine is 22 hours.

Please closely read all the options in the below poll before voting. You can only vote once, and cannot edit your vote.

Poll: Rogaine Once or Twice per Day?

Due to the poll slowing down this site, I ended it early. Final results are shown below based on a total of 480 votes:

Rogaine (Minoxidil) usage frequency results.