Almost everybody experiences hair loss, either mild or severe, at one point in their life. There are many different causes of hair loss, some of which you might not even think are related to the hair’s health at all, but the truth is, hair is a sensitive thing and very prone to get affected by external conditions and changes in the body.
Among all the causes of hair loss, perhaps the one which is the most common is seasonal hair loss; this is a term we often hear, but do we know why seasonal changes have an impact on our hair or how to prevent them?
What is seasonal hair loss?
Seasonal hair loss is a phenomenon that mainly occurs in the fall or spring seasons and is more common among women than men. While there is no exact reason for that, it is a result of the changes in the body getting affected by external factors and trying to keep up with the new seasonal conditions. Some people may be genetically more prone to experience seasonal hair loss than others. While some researchers say that seasonal hair loss is related to the level of sun exposure of the scalp and dryness of the scalp skin due to the changing weather, others suggest that it is caused by hormones changing according to the degree of light and dark hours during the day.
Though more commonly experienced, seasonal hair loss is not as severe as other types, like the ones caused by Androgenetic Alopecia or Alopecia Areata.
How long does it last?
While the most common time to experience seasonal hair loss is autumn, it can also be seen in other seasons; individuals with different body habits can go through the problem in different seasons. Typically, seasonal hair loss lasts around 2-3 months, in whichever season it occurs. If this period extends longer and gets more severe, the reason for your hair loss is very likely to be something other than seasonal changes; in this case, a professional opinion is a must to identify the exact problem and look for the solutions.
How to reduce seasonal hair loss?
It is not possible to stop seasonal hair loss entirely as it is related to the natural growth cycle of your hair; however, to keep it under control and keep the loss to a minimum, there are a few things you can do;
- Do not comb your hair when it is wet. Wet hair is more sensitive and prone to damage; searching for it or going out with damp hair can cause harm.
- Keep your hair moist. Do not skip your hair care with suitable products like natural oils and conditioners. Dry hair and scalp are more prone to breakage and hair fall.
- Vitamins and minerals are essential for hair strength; eating well nourishes your hair.
- Avoid tight updos. The traction caused by some hairstyles may increase your seasonal hair loss.
If you suspect that your hair loss is not caused by seasonal changes but by a different factor and would like to find the most suitable remedy, please get in touch with Mono Hair Transplant Clinic; our experienced medical consultants will identify your hair loss condition and recommend the most appropriate treatment.