Q-I am 30, and I’ve been losing my hair like crazy recently. It comes out when I wash it, when I comb it, even when my husband runs his fingers through it! What’s going on?
A Hair goes through a constant cycle of growing and shedding. Sometimes much of the head will be in the same cycle, so a large amount of hair comes out at once; new hair is growing in at the same time, but because hair falls out faster than it comes in, thin hair will be the result. Usually within 6-12 months, the hairs will once again be out of cycle, so you will only lose about 100 hairs a day instead of thousands at a time. Stress, whether physical or emotional, can cause the hairs to cycle all at once.