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Seasonal Hair Loss

It’s a fact, our hair responds to the seasons. In summertime we see growth increase, this is down to the warmer weather and the Vitamin D we get from the sun’s rays.

But Autumn and Winter can have the opposite effect and many of us notice an increase in the amount of shedding we see.  This generally isn’t anything to worry about, after all we can shed between 50 and 100 hairs per day normally. However, in colder temperatures there can be an increase over and above the normal rate. 

You can notice this when you shower, if the plughole looks clogged, or if you see more hairs on your pillow than normal it could also suggest that you are suffering from seasonal hair loss. One thing to take into consideration is the number of times you shampoo your hair each week. If you cleanse your hair every 3 days, there is a strong chance that the natural shedding isn’t noticed because hair can get stuck together with styling and finishing products which means you might not notice them daily but will see them when you brush or shampoo your hair.

NOTE: Human hair goes through 3 constant growth cycles, anagen, where new hair is formed in the scalp, catagen, where it actually grows, and telogen where the hair rests and does not grow at all. These 3 cycles happen simultaneously.

But if you feel that your hair is thinning, or you are noticing areas where there are finer areas, usually around the temples, then speak to your Rhona McCallum Hair stylist.

There are lots of products we can recommend to nourish and stimulate your scalp and keep your hair in tip top condition. We can also offer hints and tips about massaging your scalp when you cleanse your hair at home. Plus, if we identify a change in your hair, we can help you seek further advice from trichologists and even doctors.

Don’t worry too much about an increase that you might notice this year, we have had a relatively short summer so out natural Vitamin D levels will be lower than normal anyways so chances are we might all see a slight increase in shedding. The good news is that 99.9% of the time this is short lived and new growth will kick in once your natural growth cycle kicks in again.

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