What causes seasonal hair loss?

Seasonal hair loss has been reported more in women than in men, it's normal to lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day. Since there are 100,000 hair-follicles or more on each person's scalp, the loss of 100 or so hair strands a day doesn't make a big difference in appearance.


Research suggests that women experience slightly higher rates of telogen during the Summer month of July, which sees the affected hairs falling out around 100 days later, in Autumn, around mid October or November.


Seasonal hair loss in autumn is most often caused by the repercussions of summer. Thanks to damage brought on by heat, exposure to chlorine and salt water and sun exposure. Post-summer hair can be brittle, dry, and prone to breakage. As a result, you might experience more breakage and hair loss in the fall, the hair is thickest in the summer to serve as protection from the sun. 

If you find yourself shedding more than usual, you’re not alone. Seasonal hair loss is more common than you think.

This lasts about three months, during this telogen phase, which usually sets in toward the end of summer and beginning of autumn, the hair is resting rather than growing and so shedding becomes more noticeable.

One cause of shedding or thinning hair in winter is dryness. Your radiator and other central heat along with the dry wintry air outside can wreak havoc on your hair.


If you experience seasonal hair loss, there are ways to reverse the damage and put your best hair forward.

From your diet to the products you use, we take a look at all the ways you can reduce seasonal hair loss.

Here are 5 ways to slow down seasonal hair loss:

  1. Leave your hair loose. You only want to lose the hairs that are naturally ready to shed.                                      

  2. Reduce styling with heavy products and heat tools. Another way to keep the loose hairs and healthy hairs separate. Braiding your hair before bed or sleeping in sponge curlers are great ways to style without heat.    

  3. Try a treatments as deep conditioning, scalp massage to stimulate.                                                                        

  4. A trim every 6-8 weeks, depending on your hair length, will help trim the dry, dull ends that weigh hair down.                                                                                                                                                                

  5. Stick to your regime.                     

If you feel the above solution is not for your needs, there are other ways like hair replacement system which can be for small areas or micro beaded weft hair extensions giving you a fuller look.


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