Dr. Kinler Mentioned in Women’s Health | How Much Hair Loss Is Normal? Two Experts Weigh In

Losing a few strands a day is normal—but when is it time to see a dermatologist?

We’ve all been there. Maybe you brushed or detangled your hair one day and discovered that there were a few more stray hairs left behind in your paddle brush than the usual. Or maybe you glanced at the perimeter of your scalp one day and realized that your hairline has gotten slightly thinner since the last time you really took a look at it. Whether permanent or temporary, hair loss happens to the best of us—even celebrities.

Of course, it’s very normal to lose a few strands every day, but how much is enough to cause concern and prompt a dermatologist visit? Ahead, two experts give us a breakdown.