Hair shedding – how to stop hair shedding

Last updated: 22/11/2022

Are you shedding a lot of hair, and finding hairs lying about everywhere? It is quite natural to shed a lot of hair in periods, but if it goes on for a long time, it is a good idea to give your hair some extra care. Then it won’t become thin and dull over time.

Read by Anne Thestrup Meimbresse

Anne, Varde Pharmacy
Anne has a MSc in Pharmacy from the University of Southern Denmark and has worked as a pharmacist at the Varde pharmacy for several years. Here she advises both costumers and doctors about the correct use of medical products.

Why am I shedding so much hair?

It is not abnormal to shed more hair than usual in some periods of life. There can be many causes, but in most cases it will only last for a short while, and then normalise again.

What are the commonest reasons for shedding a lot of hair?

  • Illness or stress
  • Hormonal changes, e.g. during pregnancy
  • A poorly balanced diet

Illness or stress can cause hair loss

If you have been ill or under pressure for a long period, it can affect your hair and result in greater hair loss.

Your hair is highly sensitive to physical and mental changes. Your body is under strain when you are ill or stressed, and it uses many of its resources to recover. That can mean you start shedding hair.

Typically, you will first discover it after some time, and up to three months can pass before you begin to lose extra large amounts of hair. However, in the great majority of cases, your hair will automatically go back to its normal rhythm again after a few weeks.

You may shed a lot of hair during pregnancy

Pregnancy is another troublemaker with regard to shedding a lot of hair.

During pregnancy, there is a lot going on in the body. The hormonal system is, to put it mildly, working overtime, and you produce more hormones than usual while you are pregnant.

It stops again when after pregnancy, and while the hormones are stabilising and returning to their normal level after giving birth, it may lead to increased hair loss.

It often lasts a few months, but then your hair returns to normal again.

Your diet is important for how much hair you shed

You become what you eat. The same applies to your hair.

The reason for your hair loss may lie in your diet. In fact incorrect diet is one of the most frequent reasons why women shed a lot of hair. The food you eat is essential if your hair is to get the right nourishment and have the best structure.

Vitamins and minerals are vital to your health – and for how your hair thrives. If you do not get enough protein and the right vitamins and minerals, the individual strands of hair will not get the nutrients they need either. It can result in weakened hair follicles, hair loss and dull, thin hair.

How many hairs do you shed each day?

We all shed hair, every single day. There is a great difference, all the same in how many land on your pillow or wash down the drain.

On average, we each have between 100,000 and 150,000 hairs on our heads at our disposal. We normally shed between 50 and 100 hairs every day, a tiny fragment of our head of hair.

If you noticeably shed a lot, it will be considerably more each day.  

Care for your hair with the right hair products if you shed a lot of hair

If you shed a lot of hair, it is advantageous to use care products that are specially suitable for hair loss. They can help you to grow stronger and healthier hair and prevent your hair from becoming dull and thin, or from looking frizzy. 

The Australian Bodycare Hair Loss pack contains three different products that provide nourishment and give your hair volume. The pack contains a shampoo, a conditioner and a serum. All three products are ideal for anyone who is troubled by hair loss and thinning hair.

Hair loss product kit with biotin and Capilia Longa

3 products for fine, thin hair, hair loss, receding hairline and hair thinning

£39.99 £47.99

Make sure you get the right vitamins

Besides caring for your hair with the right care products, it is wise to focus on the vitamins you get. They can really work wonders for your hair if you have trouble with hair loss.

It is a good idea to take a supplement, so that you are not short of vitamins and minerals. With Australian Bodycare Hair Loss Care supplement you can be sure that you get precisely the vitamins and minerals that will benefit your hair.

If you take two capsules a day, you can be certain of giving your hair and scalp the very best conditions for developing in a healthy direction.

More good advice if you shed a lot of hair

Our best advice is:

  • Care for your hair with nourishing products for hair loss
  • Eat foods with lots of vitamins and minerals or take a supplement

Be careful too, with:

  • Styling your hair
  • Using hair sprays and smoothing irons

Do you always put your hair up with tight elastic, scrunchies or clips? Preferably the same way every day? This may put a strain on your hair.

It may also be a good idea to limit the use of hairspray and smoothing irons. Neither does your hair any good if it is already worn, or if you shed a lot. 

Hair loss product kit with biotin and Capilia Longa

3 products for fine, thin hair, hair loss, receding hairline and hair thinning

£39.99 £47.99