How to avoid seasonal falls?

No more summer, sunbathing, feet in the sand, aperitifs by the pool.

September is the end of summer vacation.

And while back to school can be all about starting over and having fun, it can also mean hair loss.

So what is the link between hair change and re-entry?

We explain all of this to you in this article.

A so-called “seasonal” fall phenomenon

First, the observation of heavier falls in your shower or when combing from September – October can be explained by various biological and environmental factors.

We then speak of so-called “seasonal” falls.

To fully understand this phenomenon, it is important to remember the hair cycle (you can find a more detailed article at this link). Indeed, the hair responds to a very specific life cycle made up of three stages:

  1. The anagen phase – growth phase.
  2. The catagen phase – stabilization phase
  3. The telogen phase – hair loss phase

Like the seasons, these cycles follow one another throughout the year.

While in summer, warmer temperatures, frequent exposure to the sun, and lighter work rhythms cause heavy hair production, fall puts an end to this cycle. Lower temperatures, reduced exposure to light, pollution of urban spaces, increased work rhythms … Such a change in rhythm leads to falls that may seem particularly significant, especially in comparison with the summer capillary accumulation.

A stress load that worsens this phenomenon
Under the effect of stress, which can be significant during the re-entry period, the body will release a number of hormones (cortisol, adrenaline, androgens, etc.) and free radicals to arm and defend itself.

The problem is that the hair follicles have a poor resistance to this disorder.

This is called a “telogen effluvium”, that is to say a disruption of the natural life cycle of the hair.

Under the effect of stress, this life cycle of the hair can be disrupted. The hair then passes much faster to the resting or falling phase. They are weakened and fall.

WHAT TO DO ?

First of all, rest assured, this seasonal hair loss usually doesn’t have long-term repercussions. This is because telogen effluvium does not cause baldness or permanent hair loss. There is therefore no need to worry too much! However, if these excessive falls continue beyond several months, do not hesitate to consult your doctor.

But what can be done to avoid these temporary falls? Well, to limit the impact of the change of season, many dermatologists recommend dietary supplement cures

Boosted by certain vitamins and minerals, our hair will better resist the imbalances specific to the start of the school year.

As always, we cannot tell you enough about how good scalp massages are for rekindling blood circulation and stimulating hair production.

But what matters most is that this fall is not a source of anguish. Like falling leaves or shortening days, our hair goes through a certain cycle that we should not worry about. Summer will come again!

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