Do You Lose Hair in Winter?

Winter Hair Health

As we finally head into some warmer weather you may be wondering how much of an effect the cold weather has had on your hair. A lot of people believe winter is tough on your mane. In fact, many people believe that they lose more hair in the winter than at any other time of the year. But is that true? Does cold weather promote hair loss and if it doesn’t, what season is more likely to produce thinning hair?  At RHRLI we know you have questions about the factors that go into hair loss and we understand it can be difficult to separate fact from myth. So we want to tell you what we know about hair loss in winter.

RHRLI Wants You to Know The Facts About Hair Loss

Consult with RHRLI and we will be happy to answer all of your questions about your hair loss. We’ll also tell you about our permanent solution, the ARTAS® System. It uses cutting edge robotic technology to give you a full healthy head of hair. Unlike other hair transplant methods that require an incision, ARTAS® is minimally invasive. Recovery time is shorter. Unlike procedures that use handheld devices, the ARTAS® System is more precise.

Seasons and Hair Loss

There has been research that indicates that seasons impact hair loss. According to GQ, winter is actually the time of year when we lose the least amount of hair. It may be due to evolution. Similar to how dogs grow more fur in the winter. This is according to a study of 823 women over six years. The most hair growth takes place in the summertime and there’s also a peak hair growth in the spring.

According to Bustle, researchers at Johns Hopkins and Washington University studied data from eight different countries on Google Trends from 2004 to 2016. People used the search term “hair loss” most in the summer time. The next most popular season was fall and it was least common in spring which could suggest that people have the thickest hair in March, April or May.

While there are factors that can contribute to hair loss in the winter, such as drier scalps or brittle hair that can break with excessive friction. Winter is not the prime time for hair loss.

That doesn’t mean you won’t see hair loss when it’s cold. You lose hair all year round because hair grows in cycles. It’s normal to lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day, according to the American Academy of dermatology.  If you notice sudden excessive hair loss it may be from a condition known as telogen effluvium. This is usually caused by a stressful event like surgery or recovering from illness. Cold weather might stress you some but not to the level where it will cause you to lose large amounts of hair.

RHRLI Can Help You With Your Hair Loss

If you’re suffering from a large amount of hair loss that appears to be permanent hair loss, it may be from androgenetic alopecia, more commonly known as male or female pattern hair loss. RHRLI can help. Contact us today for a consultation.

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