If you’ve noticed that you are shedding more hair than usual lately, don’t panic. It is likely due to natural cycles of seasonal hair loss.

What effect do the seasons have on hair?

Similar to the way that nature follows cycles dictated by the seasons, our bodies have cycles that control when hair grows and falls out. As we move out of summer and into autumn and winter, it is typical for more of our hair follicles than usual to be in the telogen, or resting phase. During this phase, hair falls out in preparation for a new cycle to begin.

Nobody knows exactly why seasonal shedding occurs. However, a common theory is that our ancient ancestors may have evolved this trait because their scalps needed less protection from the sun in winter than in summer.

What can I do about seasonal hair loss?

Seasonal hair loss is perfectly natural and not a great cause for concern. However, with the parties of Christmas and New Year’s Eve on the horizon, it’s normal that you’ll want your hair to look gorgeous, even if it is a little thinner than usual.

Using good quality shampoos, conditioners, masks and serums can improve the appearance of your hair. Choose products with volume-boosting ingredients for a shiny mane that looks thicker and feels nourished – but be aware that they will not actually make your hair grow faster! Bear in mind too that heated styling tools can damage your hair, so try to minimise how often you use them.

You might also add a dietary supplement to your routine to support healthy hair growth.Vinci Hair Clinic’s Vitruvian Line has been developed by experts and contains a powerful blend of vitamins, minerals and plant extracts.

If you are concerned that your hair loss is not related to natural seasonal cycles, seek expert help from Vinci Hair Clinic. Hair loss can have many causes, from stress and alopecia areata to female pattern baldness, and it is essential to get the correct treatment for your specific condition. Vinci Hair Clinic offer free consultations, so that you can get a diagnosis and make an informed decision on how to tackle your condition.

Are You Experiencing Seasonal Hair Loss?