How Much Hair Loss Is Normal?

Faith Xue

Call us paranoid, but we’re constantly living in fear that we’re losing all our hair. How can we not, when we’re greeted with the alarmingly large clump nestled in our drain at the end of every shower? Or the fistful that comes out when we run our fingers through our hair post-shower? Shudder. In the hopes of quelling our concerns, we decided it was time to put our paranoia to rest and consult an expert: That would be Elizabeth Cunnane Phillips, trichologist at the Philip Kingsley clinic in New York. We came to her, beseeching and desperate, with our one main query: How much hair loss is considered “normal”? Her answer was surprising, to say the least. Keep scrolling to see what she said!

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