3 tips against hair loss in summer

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Hair loss in summer

And 3 tips what to do against hair loss in summer

If you have noticed additional tufts of hair falling out during the summer, you are not alone. Experts claim that in the last hot months of the year hair falls out more often - but that's nothing to worry about. It's not due to premature balding, but to the body's natural cycle.

Many of us will find that we lose more hair than usual during the (usually) warmer summer period. Summery Hair Loss or "seasonal hair loss" is in fact both in men and Women and may be due to a mixture of internal and external factors. Most people will assume that with the increasing heat, summer hair loss would occur naturally as our body finds a way to keep us cooler when such effective insulation is no longer needed. And according to scientific studies in Scandinavia, this is true.

According to the Swedish researchers, who observed hair loss in 800 women over 6 years of age, there is a greater proportion of dormant follicles during the summer months. Dormant follicles lose their hair in preparation for regrowth, which means that it may indeed be that the greatest amount of hair loss occurs in the autumn.

Why do the follicles remain dormant longer in summer?

The first reason is sun exposure, which causes your body to produce less melatonin, which affects the hormone levels in your scalp. It effectively signals the hair follicles to perform their natural moulting phase over a longer period than usual. The other important factor is the effect of testosterone, whose levels are usually higher in spring and fall. Although testosterone is often considered a male hormone, it occurs in both men and women and is known to trigger hair loss in summer. We will all therefore experience a certain amount of hair loss, which, it is worth mentioning, may not fully appear until the early autumn months and therefore may easily be associated with another type of hair loss such as alopecia areata or Tellogenic Effluvium can be confused.

Beyond the hair loss in summer:

What if your hair loss is more than just seasonal?

Summer hair loss or seasonal hair loss should not be a cause for concern; everyone's hair growth and hair loss fluctuates throughout the year. However, if you notice that in certain areas of the scalp, such as the crown or temples, there is a more even, more severe hair loss, it may be a broader problem of hair loss. The male pattern balding begins with recurrent hair loss in the parting area and at the temples, and the person will notice that no regrowth occurs, even if the hair loss is slow. With the female pattern of baldness the hair loss is initially rather diffuse, with possibly larger bald patches in the area of the temples and vertex. If you feel that your hair loss is a little more than that, you should consult a professional as there are a number of ways to protect hair growth or restore lost hair.

3 tips for hair loss in summer

Fortunately, there are some treatments that you can try to encourage your follicles to wake up and grow new hair. You don't need to do anything complicated to take care of your hair - even in harsh summer conditions where it has to cope with salty or chlorinated water, strong sunlight and the drying effects of sun and wind.

Hair masks or scalp massage with warm oil

Applying a warm (not hot) oil to the scalp and massaging the hair roots once a week can be a much needed impulse for summer hair loss. By stimulating the hair follicles, natural regrowth is promoted, not to mention the care of existing hair after periods of heat, styling or salty seawater.

We recommend Coconut oilbecause it is completely clean, natural and pleasantly scented. It is also suitable for all hair types. For the perfect oil treatment, follow these simple steps:

  • Comb your hair to remove tangles - you don't want them to get tangled!
  • Warm the oil so that it can be applied easily. Either place a bowl of the oil in a larger bowl of hot water or put it in the microwave for a few seconds (stir well to avoid scalding). The oil must be pleasantly warm so that it can penetrate the hair and follicles.
  • Apply the oil to your hair. Massage gently into the scalp and along the hair shaft. Be gentle to protect the sensitive skin of the scalp.
  • Wrap your hair in a hot, damp towel so that the oil can really penetrate the scalp. Leave it to work for about an hour and then wash it gently with lukewarm water to close your pores again.

Try to avoid heating your hair immediately after the treatment (yes, that means no blow-drying!) and try to tie your hair back together again.

Wear protection against summer hair loss

The most stylish and traditional way to protect your head is to wear a Sun hats or scarvesbut not everyone likes to do this. There is now a huge range of hair protection products available to combat brittleness, dryness and damage caused by sun, sea and outdoor tourist attractions. Brazilian women, for whom beach life is part of everyday life, are fans of using protective hair oil for every moment of exposure, which ensures that their hair remains well cared for and supple and is completely free of hair loss in the summer.

UV protection for the hair

When styling your hair, make sure that it does not scratch back to a tight knot. If you put pressure on the follicles, you are more likely to let your hair loose. Summer is the time when you let your hair loose or gently twist it into a messy bun or a low ponytail. But not too tight, because of the Traction alopecia - hair loss due to pulling!

Nutrition and fluid intake

The right diet and plenty of fluids against hair loss in summer
The right diet and plenty of fluids against hair loss in summer

At the Wimpole Clinic, we often warn our clients about the dangers of insufficient nutrition for hair growth. Your hair needs nourishment to grow, and since hair growth is an optional extra from the point of view of your body, deficiencies in your hair often show up long before the rest of your body shows any symptoms.

Hair loss in summer can also be affected by a lack of sufficient hydration (in summer it is more difficult to keep up with hair loss) and by less attention to a balanced daily meal full of the nutrients we need to keep moving in outdoor weather. Many people feel that eating round meals is less tasty with hotter weather, but nibbling instead of feeding can have serious effects on hair loss, especially if the hair is already dry due to the hot weather. If you prefer to eat smaller meals in summer, that's fine - just keep the big picture in mind to ensure proper nutrition. Make sure you eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of fresh water and limit alcohol and caffeine at barbecues, evening cocktails and holiday snacks.

Many more information to counteract hair loss, stop hair loss and let the hair grow back, you will find in our Blogs about hair loss for men and women with lots of information about hair loss and hair restoration for people who suffer from persistent hair loss. We have focused on the natural therapy of hair loss with Factor Hair Activator specializes and can also provide informal advice on non-invasive hair loss solutions such as lotions and medications. We offer all our new customers a completely free and non-binding consultation on hair loss with our leading hair specialist. Contact us now to find out more.

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