A lot of hair loss causes are surprisingly common practices in our self-care routines.

By Claudia Fisher
September 07, 2018
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I've wondered a lot about what causes hair loss and how much is normal, as I'm sure most have at least once in their lifetime. Of course, hair loss could be as innocuous as losing a few strands when you brush or shampoo, but having clumps fall out is scary.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), it's typical for people to shed between 50 and 100 hair strands a day—but whether you're shedding a normal amount or permanently losing countless strands, it's easy to become preoccupied with hair loss, especially as you age.

It's also easy to quickly spiral from "Maybe I'm brushing my hair too often" to "Yep, WebMD just confirmed my suspicions, I have some extremely rare illness and need to be quarantined ASAP."

If you've already checked with a doctor and do not have a medical condition that can make hair fall out, you could be doing one of several things that causes hair loss for otherwise healthy people. Adjusting these habits should help keep your hair on your head and your sanity in your psyche.

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