How to Cope with Seasonal Hair Loss


Hair loss is never easy to handle and can be caused by several different factors. Seasonal hair loss, however, can be slightly easier to cope with because of its nature – instead of leading to permanent loss, your hair only falls out at certain times of the year and more will grow eventually.

Despite this, seasonal hair loss can be a challenging phenomenon for some people. After all, many will suffer a more ‘intensive’ loss and can be become stressed about the amount of hair they’re losing. It’s still important to keep in mind, though, that seasonal loss has little to do with the season itself, but more about the conditions found during that time of year.

Here are some tips to learn to cope with seasonal hair loss and how to ensure you don’t lose an excessive amount of hair:

More Sunlight

Your hair loves sunlight and will flourish by receiving frequent doses of sunshine. However, a lot of people complain about seasonal loss in winter, when there isn’t much sunlight to go about… if this is the case, then make sure you still supplement your diet will vitamin D, as lack of it (or lack of sunlight) can actually make your hair fall out in clusters.

Avoid Harsh Weather

It’s easier said than done, with the often-adverse weather conditions we see in the UK throughout the year and especially in autumn and winter; still, it’s important to try to limit exposure to bad weather in order to have healthy hair and to reduce or prevent seasonal hair loss. Your hair might become dry or filled with split-ends, so massage it with coconut oil a couple of times a week and wash it off with a mild shampoo to help it regain its vitality.

And getting rained on might not do your hair any good either. Rainwater is mixed with all kinds of pollutants, which can damage your hair and make it fall.

Wear Protecting Clothes

While it might not be the first thing that comes into your mind, you should still avoid going out in autumn or winter without a scarf or hat to protect your hair. You lose a lot of hair when you try to untangle any knots that formed due to wind or rain.

Opt Out of ‘Complicated’ Hairstyles

Keeping your hair loose instead of tying it in a knot or any other hairstyle that might pull on your scalp is a great way to cope with seasonal shedding. Some styles can put a lot of stress in the roots of your hair and cause it to fall more often than normal.

Also, because a certain amount of hair loss is normal, by keeping your hair tied up you’re not allowing for hairs to fall out and they become entangled with your healthy hairs. You can damage your hair while trying to get rid of knots and tangles formed due to this.

If you’re worried about your hair loss, as it doesn’t seem seasonal or minor, don’t despair! Our hair loss treatments in Manchester can help your hair regain its former glory, so don’t hesitate to contact us at any time and we’ll be on hand to answer any questions you may have about our services.