Before you retire to bed, Dr. Ginzburg suggests ensuring your pillow is devoid of hair. The following morning, examine your pillow to see how many hairs are left on it. If there are six hairs or fewer, you can rest assured that it’s within the range of normal hair loss. However, if you find more than six hairs, it may be an indicator that you’re experiencing an increased rate of hair loss. In this case, you should seek medical advice to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.
It’s important to remember not to panic if you find yourself in this situation. As Dr. Ginzburg explains, there are numerous treatments and solutions available today that can help curb excessive hair shedding and promote the growth of fuller, healthier hair. He also provides another piece of advice aimed at preserving your hair’s health. He advises against combing your hair immediately after showering when it’s still wet because this could lead to increased hair breakage. Instead, wait until your hair is damp or dry before combing to minimize potential damage.