Most of us are still having a little confusion when it comes to our hair and understanding hair shedding is an important part of any healthy regime. So on today’s episode, this post will be teaching you all about hair shedding.
WHAT IS SHEDDING?
Shedding is when you comb or brush your hair and it’s filled with long strands of hair. This hair has actually reached the end of its growing cycle and naturally falls from the scalp along with its tiny, white root attached. You can shed up to 100 strands in a day depending on the level of stress on the hair or healthy hair condition.
TAKING A HAIR SHEDDING TEST.
Now, you can take a hair shedding test to know if your hair is shedding or not, this test is called the bulb test and it’s very simple. First, take a strand of hair from your comb or brush and look at each ends of the strands, if there is a visible white bulb then it indicates natural shedding but if it’s shorter and has no visible bulb, it indicates breakage. Some conditions can lead to excessive shedding like abnormality or internal health issues, styling methods that place stress on the hair follicles, heredity, certain medications that changes the hormonal fluctuation.
WHAT CAN BE DONE
Shedding is a natural process, it may not respond to external treatments or easily be solved by protein or moisture treatment because it has nothing to do with hair shaft itself, rather is response to hormonal influences on the hair follicle and is dependent on growth cycles. Son when a hair completes it’s cycle, we experience shedding which can not be prevented.
Finally, shedding should not be a major concern for you and should be seen as a sign of a healthy, normal, functioning scalp. If you notice rapid hair loss from shedding, please consult a medical professional. However, most shedding is simply nature taking its course.
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