Any significant hair loss can feel overwhelming, but if you are experiencing a sudden and continuous change in the amount of hair you see in your hair brush, you maybe experiencing seasonal hair loss. Most people have approximately 100,000 hairs on their head with normal hair shed ranging from 100 to 150 strands a day. Keep reading to learn more about seasonal hair loss.
Causes of Seasonal Hair Loss:
In order to understand why we are having seasonal hair loss we have to understand the cycles of growth that our hair goes through.
This is the growth period of your hair. It can last anywhere between two to eight years. At any given time 90% of the hair on your head is in the anlagen phase.
The catagen phase starts as soon as the anlagen phase ends. It usually lasts for about 10 days where the hair follicle begins to shrink and hair growth slows.
This is the resting phase. Hair is not growing during this phase but it is also not falling out. Lasting about 3 months, approximately 10 to 15% of your hair is in this phase at all times.
It is normal to lose anywhere between 100 and 150 strands of hair during the exogen phase.
Because of the balance between the exogenous phase and the anagen phase, the density of your hair should naturally stay pretty consistent.
This is a graph showing things that will encourage the hair follicle to move either towards the anagen phase or the telogen phase. You can see that inflammation, strep, poor nutrition are all ways that will shorten your anagen (growing) phase of your hair.
Your anagen phase will also shorten with age which is why the older we get the shorter and more brittle our hair tends to be.
Best Products to Address Seasonal Hair Loss:
1. NaturalTech Energizing Seasonal Superactive
This product is specifically meant to effectively strengthen the hair strands while improving the hair’s density and body. The NaturalTech Energizing Seasonal Superactive from Davines also provides comfort to the scalp and acts as a preventative treatment to hair loss caused by seasonal factors or stress.
How to Use: Apply on scalp after hair has been shampooed and towel dried. Massage until completely absorbed. Do not rinse. For intense treatment, use every other day for one month. For maintenance, use twice weekly for two months.
2. NaturalTech Energizing Shampoo
For treating thinning and breakage-prone hair. Energizing Shampoo stimulates circulation using caffeine phytoceuticals and improves hair elasticity, preventing loss.
How to Use: Gently massage into damp hair and allow to process for a few minutes. Rinse thoroughly, and follow with Energizing treatments.
3. NaturalTech Energizing Thickening Tonic
While this product is strictly cosmetic, it will have you feeling like you aren’t going through seasonal hair loss. This is a thickening tonic for the scalp and fragile, thinning hair. This tonic increases the diameter of the hair fiber, leaving hair glossy and full-bodied without weighing it down.
How to Use: After shampooing, apply the thickening tonic to towel-dried scalp and hair. Massage gently and comb through the length of the hair for even distribution. Do not rinse. Use as needed, as well as after every wash.
If you’re looking for more ways to increase volume in your hair, read all about it on the Davines Website Blog.
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Until Next Time,
Josie Aldrich 🙂
Master Stylist + Davines Educator