June 17 2005, 3:25 pm PT | Posted in: Hair Loss Causes
I heard from somebody that the average person loses 100 hairs a day. This seemed really high to me, is it true?
Yes, this is true. It is believed that the average person has about 100,000 hairs on their head and the life cycle for a hair (before going into its cycle shut down and regrowth) is 3 years. Wtih that said, that means 35,000 hairs lost per year or about 100 (rounded) hairs per day for 3 years will equal the total number of hairs on the head of an average Caucasian Male.