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Hair Loss FAQ: I just started a treatment and im shedding like crazy, is this possible? This question is part of a larger hair loss faq found on our site.

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Q: Just started a treatment and already losing hair. Why?

Unless you're experiencing incredible irritation and redness, acute inflammation, or are undergoing an extremely toxic medical treatment, this week's loss has nothing to do with what you've been doing the last few days.

The hair fallout you see this week is actually of hair that ended its growth cycle many weeks ago. Thus today's loss is a picture of the state of your scalp from at least 2 - 4 weeks (and probably more like 6 -12 weeks) ago. This hair was already in the loss phase, in other words, before you even started your recent treatment.

Thus, short of mechanically pulling hair out prematurely or undergoing a course of chemotherapy or radiation, this week's falling hair is completely uninfluenced by what you're doing this week. Any loss you're seeing now is coincidental to other events.

Similarly, what you're doing treatment-wise today won't be reflected in your hair fallout until several weeks from now.

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