I have noticed when i don’t wash my hair for a couple days, the sebum and oil and all that builds up on my scalp. When this happens i don’t see any hair falling out, but when I rub my head, tons and tons of hair falls out but i still have thick hair when its longer.
Is this because the oils and everything on my scalp are holding in the loose hairs that should be falling out and when i rub my scalp that is when it comes out? It is making me think I am losing way more hair then the normal amount!
Hair loss has nothing to do with washing your hair. You are likely correct in your guess, that it is the oils or possibly any hair styling product you’re using that is keeping the loose hairs that would’ve normally fallen out throughout the day. Once you rub your head, those hairs become dislodged from the surrounding hairs and fall out.