Seasonal Hair Loss: 5 Tips to Prevent Spring Hair Loss

Published By City Pointe Beauty Academy on 6-2-2023

What is Seasonal Hair Loss? 

Studies show hair follicles move through a pattern of growing, inactivity, and resting. Seasonal hair loss is actually a normal part of hair growth that can last around a couple months. While the growing and resting pattern of hair follicles can vary, it commonly occurs during seasonal changes. Furthermore, seasonal hair loss often occurs at the end of summer into autumn, spring hair loss is a common phenomenon as well. However, most of the hair loss in spring is actually being replaced by new hair growth. A part of the hair growth, the new hair pushes out the old hair strand if it’s still inside the follicle. 

A healthy scalp and seasonal beauty routine is key to strengthening your hair strands and promoting new hair development. Here are 5 simple tips for how to stop seasonal hair loss before it has a chance of becoming a problem.

How to Stop Seasonal Hair Loss

    • Use the Right Type of Shampoo: Similar to changing your skin care habits for spring, your hair products also need adjustments. Dry, cold winter conditions pose completely different challenges than humid spring conditions with fluctuating temperatures. As such, you need shampoo/conditioners that specifically meet your hair’s seasonal needs as well as being gentle on your hair.
    • Be Gentle on Your Hair: In addition to gentle shampoo and conditioners, use gentle hair products and techniques for styling. Hair dyes are often very harsh on hair and can lead to hair damage. Instead of using at-home dyes, consult with a hair salon that offers specialized hair services like City Pointe. We can discuss the health of your hair and help find beneficial hair products for reducing seasonal hair loss. Beauty experts recommend taking extra care to be gentle with your hair while wet by using techniques such as:
      • Drying hair by gently squeezing with a towel or air drying instead of rubbing, which can cause hair damage
      • Avoid using a blow dryer as heat can weaken hair strands leading to breakage
      • Using a wide-tooth comb instead of a brush
      • Refrain from styling hair into tight hairstyles like braids, buns, and more
    • Adopt a Healthy Eating and Sleeping Lifestyle: There are so many aspects of your body’s health that revolve around eating habits and nutrition. Healthy hair and scalp is also affected by your diet. Managing a balanced diet greatly influences proper hair growth for stronger hair strands and reduces seasonal hair loss. Furthermore, quality sleeping habits are equally important as healthy eating behaviors. Adequate hours of sleep allows the body to rest and rejuvenate while lowering stress levels (another common cause of spring hair loss).
    • Set a Schedule for Regular Haircuts: After a long winter of scratchy wool hats, scarves, and sweaters, your hair could have a lot of damage. Having a regular schedule for haircuts is very beneficial for promoting healthy hair. Not only does regularly-trimmed hair enhance its appearance, it also works to prevent damage from split ends. Improve your hair’s health by booking an appointment with a hair stylist at City Pointe! In addition to removing damaged ends, we can help you update your hairstyle for a new spring look.
    • Include Scalp Massages in Your Beauty Routine: Healthy nutrients and blood flow to the scalp is vital for healthy hair and scalp. Good blood circulation slows down the shedding process and stimulates hair growth. Scalp massages help improve blood flow to ensure your hair follicles receive all the nutrients they need to grow strong, healthy hair. Scalp massages are beneficial throughout the year! In addition to encouraging new growth and curb hair loss in spring, they are incredibly relaxing and relieve stress! So treat yourself to a relaxing day at City Pointe and feel confident about the health of your hair.

Keep in Mind

Seasonal hair loss is only temporary and is a normal process of hair growth. Following the above listed tips can help you have fuller, healthier hair. However, there can be underlying health conditions which can also cause excessive hair loss. If you have concerns about the amount of hair loss, you should contact your physician. 

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