The 4 seasons of hair loss: how to avoid it all year round
Make hair loss stress-free with these seasonal tips to keep your locks voluminous and healthy.
Seasonal Hair loss is a common and temporary type of reversible hair loss, especially visible in Fall and Spring. Normal hair loss varies from 50-100 hairs per day but in certain periods of the year, this can multiply! Don’t worry: this variation is a natural adaptive process and usually lasts 4 to 6 weeks.
Fall: gearing up for cooler weather
Swedish research published in the Dermatology journal found that higher hair loss during Fall is triggered by increased hair growth in July to protect against UVs. October and November tend to be when seasonal hair loss peaks.
If you notice your hair loss slowly starting to appear at the end of summer, it could be time to ramp up your haircare with an anti-hair loss treatment. Sooner you start , easier it will be for you to feel the difference.
Winter: promote scalp health
Winter is when the moisture level in the atmosphere falls, leading to a dry scalp in most men and women. Curly hair will suffer the most because this hair type reacts drastically to different climate conditions.
If you began an anti-hair loss treatment in the Fall, continue using it. Aminexil has proven results for improving scalp condition and anchoring each hair at its root.
Spring: the second highest hair loss season
Your hair needs protection as the days get longer – studies by the University of Maryland Medical Center show that when it is light, the production of melatonin - a hormone that plays a major role in healthy follicle activity- lowers. As the body acclimates to a new climate, overall hair health can be affected.
Many people take immune-system boosting supplements in spring, so consider one fortified with amino acids, the basis of the Keratin protein that forms hair. Harvard University researchers identified protein deficiency as a key factor in hair loss.
Summer: stay cool and enjoy the sunshine
Some say that we shed hair In Summer to better enable our bodies to cool down. However, this is hard to prove, as hairs take around 100 days to shed once they stop growing and enter the resting phase.
Intense solar rays can harm not only skin, but may irritate the scalp and dry out the hair shaft. Don’t overexpose your mane, and remember to protect and nourish it with treatment masks. Check what Dercos offers.