Do you ever worry about the amount of hair falling out every time you wash, brush or even touch your hair? Are you finding there is more hair in the plug hole then normal..Do you worry you are going bald?
Well do not worry no more because it more than likely you are experiencing seasonal hair loss.
Here’s the science part:
Humans tend to shed between 50 and 100 hairs every day, a direct result of the hair growth phases. A typical strand of hair has a life cycle of between 24 and 72 months. However around 10 per cent of a person’s hair may be in a “resting” phase, at which point the hair can fall out. That’s right, 50-100 hairs every day and that’s not all, after careful analysis and researchers have found that some hair loss is indeed seasonal.So when is comes to September, October and November you can start to experience an even higher amount of high loss. Exactly why this happens is unclear, but some suggest that stress brought on by summer heat may provide some explanation
Scientists examining this phenomenon suggest that we grow more hair during summer months to protect their scalps from hot sun and ultraviolet radiation. Come the autumn this additional growth is no longer required and is therefore shed.Women in particular can notice the hair loss more then men (obviously clumps of longer hair in the plug hole and on the floor is more noticeable).
So now the question….Is my hair loss seasonal??
It is only through close observation that you can know for sure. A good indication of whether you are experiencing excessive hair fall is to look at your parting – often, thinning hair will cause the parting to look wider. If your hair is long enough to form a ponytail, you may also find that this feels thinner than normal due to a drop in hair density.
Typically, consistent shedding in specific areas around the top of the scalp is known as pattern hair loss, or Androgenic Alopecia to give it it’s scientific name.
Although seasonal shedding may be noticeable to you, the entire process is perfectly normal and no cause for concern.
Hopefully this puts a lot of your worries to bed and next time you are at your hairdresser’s, don’t feel embarrassed to ask about any concerns you have.
Most hair loss treatments helps increase blood flow to the scalp and hair follicles, ensuring delivery of essential nutrients to the hair in order to promote regrowth in hair follicles. For people affected by thinning hair all year round or in defined patches, it can be beneficial to take the best advice from a professional, trustful hairdresser or hair specialist.