The changing seasons mean more than just cooler weather and upcoming holidays – they also mean that you might lose more hair. In the fall and winter months, many people experience more shedding. But why is this? A few factors contribute to more significant hair loss in autumn.
The lifecycle of a hair follicle
Cooler weather, upcoming holidays, and possible hair loss comes with changing seasons. According to Allure, many hair follicles enter the “telogen” phase in July, causing hair fall 100 days later. But if your hair follicles are healthy, this is normal, and your hair should grow back eventually. Some scientists believe we shed more hair in the fall to protect our scalps in summer.
Dry & brittle summer hair
Another theory as to why our hair falls out at the end of summer is that the hot months put too much strain on them. Harsh sunlight, chlorine from pools, and intense heat damage hair making it more prone to breaking and falling out.
Preventing hair loss
There are ways to help prevent hair loss in the fall and to keep your hair healthy in the hot summer months. Experts recommend:
- Taking vitamins and supplements such as biotin to prevent breakage
- Getting a haircut to eliminate dead ends and unhealthy strands
- Deep conditioning your hair with coconut oil or use a hair mask with honey and apple cider vinegar
Losing your hair during the cooler months is a normal part of everyone’s life, but if you notice a significant loss of hair that concerns you, there may be greater underlying health factors. When hair loss starts affecting your self-confidence and quality of life, we at Hairline Ink have a solution called scalp micropigmentation, which is a process that employs pigment (color) and needles to add 3-D texture to your hairline. Our technicians use cutting-edge tools and technology to provide our clients with the best-looking hairline, even if they have lost all of their hair.