As autumn transitions into winter, you might have noticed more hair in your comb than usual after brushing. Though winter is unlikely to make you go bald, there are three reasons why this season can affect your hair density and quality.
Increased hair loss in the autumn and winter can often be attributed to seasonal shedding. It is very common for men and women of all ages to lose slightly more hair than normal at these times of the year.
Heat & Styling Damage
In summer, it’s easy to let hair air dry but the cold weather of winter means relying on heated styling tools. Hair-dryers, curling tongs and straightening irons can damage the hair shaft, leaving your mane dry and dull. Over time, the strands may start snapping off, but heat damage will not make your hair fall out.
On the other hand, using hair extensions or tightly fixed hairstyles can cause hair loss problems. You might love showing up at festive parties with neat cornrows or long flowing locks, but remember to give your follicles regular breaks. Constantly wearing such styles can actually pull your hair out at the root, a condition known as traction alopecia.
A certain amount of stress is normal at any time of year, but for many of us, its levels peak during the festive period. One study found that Christmas shopping can cause heart-rate elevation comparable to running a marathon, while a 2006 report showed that money and work/life balance were among the factors that cause tension. There is a strong connection between stress and hair loss, with many people experiencing excess shedding around three months after a time of intense worry. So, make an effort to keep your stress in check during the holidays, or you may find yourself losing more hair than you’d like in spring 2018.
If you are concerned about hair loss, contact Vinci Hair Clinic to find out about their medical, non-surgical and surgical hair restoration treatments. Vinci Hair Clinic are experts in helping men and women with all types of hair loss and offer free consultations in their clinics around the world.