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Self-diagnosis of Female Hair Loss

Ryo explains how to self-diagnose your hair loss!

In medical terms, it is normal to lose up to 50–70 hairs normally each day, but losing 70–100 strands of hair per day is a sign of hair loss an early stage, 100–120 hairs per day indicate hair loss in progress (ongoing) and losing more than 120 strands of hair tells that hair loss is at a severe level.

Hair loss testing table / diagnosis, hair loss in the early stage, hair loss in the middle stage and hair severe hair loss
Diagnosis Early stage Hair loss progress
Ongoing Severe
1. If you find more than 50 strands of hair falling, it is suspected as hair loss. (Eun Hui-cheol. (2004). Hair Biology)
No. of hairs on the pillow in the morning 5–10 10–20 More than 20
No. of hairs falling to the ground when blow-drying hair after shampoo 20-30 30-50 More than 50
No. of hairs falling when brushing hair with the fingers from four sections of hair 5-10 30-50 More than 50
2. The widening width of the parting at the crown indicates hair loss. (According to the Savin Scale)
The width of the parting from the front Unable to cover the parting at the front using a tail comb The parting as wide as a little fingernail The parting width is the same as the width of a little finger
More than three strands of hair fall out when you tug 50–100 hairs hard enough to pull up the scalp five times. (Korean Hair Research Society. (2009). Let Your Hair Grow Long (난 사람이 되자))
The scalp is seen between hair at the crown when looking in the mirror.
Hair is growing thinner and softer.
In particular, hair that has fallen or new hair growing at the crown is as thin as downy hair.
The percentage of downy hair to normal hair in the scalp -> Normal hair : downy hair = 6 : 1 up to 8 : 1 (Eun Hui-cheol. (2004). Hair Biology)