Get your hair checked
“If you are losing more than 100 strands of hair a day for one or two weeks, it may be necessary to consult a dermatologist,” suggests Dr Tan. A blood and/or hair diagnostic test can be done to determine the cause of the condition so it can be treated accordingly. The most common form of hair loss is known as androgenetic alopecia, or male or female pattern hair loss, where hair loss occurs due to genetic or hormonal factors. In men, the hairline recedes, with hair loss more significant in the front and crown areas. In women, however, the hair thinning typically happens behind the hairline. Other conditions include alopecia areata (possibly due to medication) and telogen effluvium (possibly due to stress).