Ways to Avoid Seasonal Hair Loss
Many of us have probably heard of seasonal affective disorder. A form of depression that hits when the seasons change, and most notably when the winter days are shorter. Then there are the environmental changes that happen with each season. I bet you don’t know about seasonal hair loss. Yes, it is a real thing. Here are some things for you to know about seasonal hair loss and what you can do about it.
What is Seasonal Hair Loss?
Anytime someone has hair loss it can be alarming. There are times when it is not so troubling and it’s actually quite normal. One of these causes is seasonal hair loss. Men and women both can experience this in the fall or winter months. The reason for this how the human body has historically needed to adapt to the season to protect itself. In the summer we tend to spend more time in the sun so our bodies produce more hair to allow us to hold onto the hair we have to protect our scalps from the sun’s harmful rays.
When we get into the fall and winter months, some people experience hair loss at a higher rate because their bodies are not trying to create a shield from the sun like it was during the summer months. As long as the hair follicles are healthy, the hair you lose will most often grow back. Seasonal hair loss is temporary and shown in one study from Allure that stated that women had the most hairs in the growth stage in July, with the second peak of growth in April.
There is another theory about seasonal hair loss that it happens because of changes in hormones and levels of dihydrotestosterone as our bodies decrease exposure to the sun in the fall and winter. There is very little doubt that sunlight and hormones both play a vital role in our mental and physical health, so it only makes sense that our hair is included.
How to Know If You Have Seasonal Hair Loss?
If experiencing hair loss isn’t something you have noticed, but you find more hair falling out when you shower or brush your hair towards the end of summer it could be because of seasonal hair loss. If the hair loss doesn’t let up then it is time for you to talk to a hair loss specialist to find a solution. Even if the hair loss you are experiencing is seasonally related, the hair loss professionals at Keith’s Haircenters in Green Bay and Appleton, Wisconsin can help you find a solution so you don’t have to worry through the winter waiting and hoping for your hair to come back.
Wisconsin’s Hair Loss & Hair Restorations Solutions
At Keith’s Haircenter, we know just how sensitive the topic of hair loss can be. That’s why we are especially proud to provide each of our clients with the very latest advances in hair replacement and hair loss treatment technology with clinically proven hair loss solutions for men and state of the art hair replacement options for women of all ages. Keith’s Haircenter is a recognized leader in multi-therapeutic hair loss treatment, hair restoration and hair loss treatment for men and women throughout the northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s upper peninsula region who are suffering from Alopecia, balding, and thinning hair.