When you see a lot of hair in the bathroom sink, it’s easy to freak out. But remember that shedding is a natural part of the hair growth cycle. Your hair is supposed to shed. And it sheds daily. Each day it’s not uncommon to see 100 to 150 strands a day.
If you’re alarmed by the amount of hair that you’re seeing ask yourself a few questions before freaking out…
- Is it shedding or breaking?
The best way to answer this is by doing a quick bulb test. By examining the hair, you’ll know if it’s shedding or breaking. You can read how to do the quick bulb test on your hair here. If it’s shedding, don’t worry; it’s just a normal part of the process.
If it’s breaking, you’ll need to take action to prevent any more breakage or damage. Here are 110 Ways to Keep Breakage from Happening. But keep in mind it’s virtually impossible to completely eliminate breakage.
You can be conscious and proactive in minimizing breakage by creating a low manipulation hair regimen, protective styling and strengthening your hair with moisturizing and protein deep conditioners. You can read all about these breakage prevention measures in 10 Ways to Keep Breakage from Happening.