A 36-year-old male asked:
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will not washing my hair every day or touching my hair as sparingly as possible help slow down hair loss that may be happening due to genetic balding?

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Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Washing hair: Washing your hair does not affect how many hairs fall out on average. It will just seem like more falls out on days you wash your hair and less on days you don't, but the average number will stay the same. Washing dislodges hairs that are already on their way out and will go with the next washing. If hair is not washed and the scalp becomes irritated, more hairs may shed.
Answered on Aug 7, 2014
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