fall hair shedding

If you feel like you’re losing more hair around this time of year, don’t worry. You probably are, but the good news is that it’s normal. Seasonal hair shedding exists! Realizing there might be more hair in the drain after you shower or seeing more hair in your brush in the morning can be completely normal as summer transitions into fall. We’re going to discuss fall hair shedding and ways to deal with the fallout. 

Why does Fall Hair Shedding happen?

The reality is the hair cycle is evolutionary. We tend to hold onto more hair in the summer because we want to protect our scalp from the sun’s damaging UV rays. It’s only natural that as the weather transitions to cooler and darker, we don’t need all of that hair we’ve held onto, so the natural cycle is to shed. 

The good news is that this is entirely normal, so you don’t have much to worry about. Numerically, it’s normal to lose around 100 hairs a day compared to the average 100,000 that are on your head. 

However, if you’re noticing chunks of hair falling out or round bald spots forming on your scalp, you should contact a professional immediately. Your condition could be different than just the normal seasonal shedding. Inflammation, pain, redness, bumps, or blisters are cause for concern as well. 

How to Manage Fall Hair Shedding

Take Care of Your Scalp

Treating your scalp and keeping it healthy is always a good idea, especially as seasonal shedding approaches. One way of doing this is by taking coconut oil warmed in your hands and applying it to your scalp. This is known for stimulating circulation and blood flow. Then, gently massage the oil into your scalp. Using a clarifying rinse with apple cider vinegar will also help you eliminate any buildup on your scalp and in your hair. 

Dial Back the Styling

Styling could be an issue that will make the fall hair shedding worse. If you’re constantly doing things that put stress on your hair, like using flat irons, blow drying it, or putting it up in tight ponytails, you’re probably causing even more fallout. Your best option during seasonal shedding is to hold off on the styling as much as possible to minimize the loss. 

These are just a couple of options to manage your shedding as the fall season begins. 

If you’re noticing more severe shedding than what we’ve described, contact Parker Trichology today. We can set up an appointment for you to come in and speak with our professionals. They’ll assess your condition and come up with a treatment plan that works for you. Contact us today!

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