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Try Using This Haircare Fix If You’re Struggling With Hair Shedding

December 18, 2017

Throughout the fall and winter, you might feel like your hair is winding up on your clothes and pillowcases more than usual. Or maybe you notice extra hair shedding when you’re rinsing out your shampoo in the shower. No, it’s not your mind playing tricks on you – seasonal hair shedding is real. There’s no need for panic since it’s completely normal. By understanding the causes of seasonal shedding, you’ll find that there are a few easy updates you can make to your haircare routine to reduce it.  

What Causes Seasonal Hair Shedding?

Not surprisingly, weather can cause an increase in hair shedding during the fall and winter months. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, on average, you can shed between 50 to 100 hairs every day, but this number can increase as the temperatures drop. The jury’s still out as to why it happens, but some studies show that there is a connection between peak hair growth during the summer and frequent shedding in the colder months. It’s believed that less shedding happens in the summer because hair protects the scalp from the sun. Since there’s less sun around during the colder months, less hair is needed to protect the scalp, so it goes into shedding mode.

Keep in mind that hair shedding is different than hair loss. You’ll know you’re dealing with hair shedding if it’s a temporary issue that lasts a few weeks. Once it stops, your hair should be able to get back to its normal level of fullness. If your hair continues to shed long after the fall and winter months, you might have a chronic hair loss condition. In the case of hair loss, the hair follicles stop growing altogether, so if you are concerned this could be happening make an appointment with your doctor to find out more.

How Can I Care For My Hair During Seasonal Shedding?

One of the best things you can do for your hair is to treat any underlying issues that may contribute to excess shedding. For instance, hair that becomes dry thanks to your thermostat’s heat setting may be prone to breakage, so it’s important to give it as much moisture as possible. You can get a handle on dry hair using Hydrate Superfood Treatment once a week. The mask uses nutrients like coconut and avocado oils to give your hair the boost of moisture it craves.

If you make frequent trips to the salon to get your hair colored, it may become damaged and also lead to breakage. As your hair breaks off, this can add to any seasonal shedding. You can help keep breakage at bay by using a healing haircare regimen like Strength Cure. The shampoo and conditioner are made with keravis, ceramide and arginine (a.k.a proteins and amino acids), so it can help strengthen brittle hair that’s weak. 

As you wait for the fall and winter seasons to pass, you can use the Fullfyl Densifying Spray. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a thickening treatment that can help plump up your hair. It uses PhytoBlend, a protein that comes from plants, which helps each hair look fuller as you go through the shedding phase. By keeping things under control with the right haircare regimen, rest assured that seasonal shedding isn’t anything to worry about.

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