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  1. prettygirl

    prettygirl New Member

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    I notice that when I am combing my hiar that there is a white bulb at the root of each full strand that comes out. What does this mean ? Is this normal or bad? it is not a lot of hair but I notice that this happens each. Time how can I stop this?It is driving me crazy [​IMG]
     
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    Prettygirl, the hair with the bulb is indeed shed hair and that is normal. You can't stop it. Each hair on your head has a life cycle. It grows for some years, rests for a while then it is shed. The follicles rest awhile and then produce new hair. The hairs are at different stages of the cycle which is why you don't shed all your hair at once. Generally about 10% of your hair is in its resting stage waiting to be shed, while 90% is growing. And it is normal to shed up to 100 hairs a day.
     

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