A trichologist explains (and it’s super reassuring).
Picture the scene: you’re already super stressed due to what feels like the actual apocalypse. You finish streaming that at-home kickbox-fit-Hiit-ashtanga-flow Zoom (while eating digestives in bed, obviously), and realise: it’s been a whiiiile since I washed my hair.
Cumulative hair shedding
In short, if you’re washing your hair less frequently than you usually would, and skipping styling / brushing sessions, it’s likely that you’re going to have a lot more accumulated hair to shed when you hit the shower.
“If you cut down on your weekly washes, when you do wash, expect to see more lost hairs” agrees Jane Mayhead MIT (Institute of Trichologists), Trichologist at The Private Clinic of Harley Street.