The most simple and straightforward way to find out if you have Telogen Effluvium is to conduct a hair pull test. This test will help you to determine if a majority of your hair follicles are in their telogen phase and if you are shedding more hair than usual. This is generally the most effective way in which Telogen Effluvium can be self diagnosed.

Usually, in normal conditions, you will manage to pull out anywhere between 1 to 3 hairs with each pull. This is due to the fact that around 10% of those hairs are in TELOGEN phase. Therefore, these hairs are easier to dislodge compared to ANAGEN hairs. However, if you manage to pull out more than 4 to 5 hairs, it may indicate that you have are experiencing a period of TE.It’s also recommended that you examine your scalp thoroughly in conjunction with the hair pull test when diagnosing Telogen Effluvium, as well as reviewing your recent history. Here are a few other ways to determine whether or not you may have Telogen Effluvium: Have you experienced any traumatic events?

Review your recent life events. Go over what has occurred within the last 6 months or so, and try to recall if there have been any possibly traumatic events that have taken place. Generally, stress or a traumatic incident can trigger TE. Also new medications or dietary changes can as well. What does your shedding look like? Carefully examine your scalp. TE typically does not exhibit a specific patter of hair loss, as pattern baldness does. Instead, you will noticed that your entire scalp region is showing signs of diffuse thinning. If you want an effective routine and protocol for reversing Telogen Effluvium go to Nature Crazy's Top 5 Tips For Reversing Telogen Effluvium.