YIKES! Your hair's falling out—or so you think. Many women are traumatized by what they believe to be excessive hair loss. Every day, the average woman sheds up to 200 hairs out of the 150,000 on her scalp. These are the hairs that fall out when you wash, towel dry, or brush your hair.
The hairs on your scalp exist in one of three phases: a growing phase, a static phase and a shedding phase. About 10% of your scalp will be in a shedding phase at any one time, which can lead some uninformed women to worry about female hair loss. Consider yourself informed.