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Understanding Seasonal Hair Shedding
by April Maguire
Ideally, we all want our hair to look amazing all year round. Unfortunately though, our hair goes through different cycles depending on the season. As luck would have it, we're currently in the midst of a growth cycle. During the summer months, your hair tends to grow thicker to help shield the top of your head from the damaging rays of the sun. Once summertime comes to an end though, your body is naturally going to start to shed at a faster rate.
So the question then becomes: How do you make the most of this time of year? Well, that's why we're here to give you a few tips on how to best manage your hair during this growth phase and help it remain strong and lustrous even as the shedding cycle begins.
Say Goodbye to Toxins
Even at the height of your growth cycle, toxins can damage your hair and leave it looking less than ideal. To combat this problem, make sure to detoxify your scalp regularly. If you look around, you'll find a ton of detoxifying scrubs, shampoos and conditioners on the market, and any one of them can help to flush damaging toxins away. So do some trial and error and find a product that works for you.
Stock Up on Supplements
Your hair needs certain vitamins and minerals to stay strong, and now that it's growing more than usual, it's going to need more of them. First on this list is biotin, which is a B vitamin that will strengthen your hair and help it to grow. Additionally, look into getting flaxseed oil, fish oil, iron and vitamin C, all of which will improve your hair's health. And by maintaining the supplement routine through the changing of the seasons, you'll be able to limit the amount of shedding you experience.
Keep on Brushing
It sounds simple enough, right? After all, most of us brush our hair on a daily basis, but did you know that brushing is one of the best things you can do to keep your hair healthy? Not only does regular brushing help to stimulate the follicles and induce more hair growth, but it also increases the circulation in your scalp, allowing your hair to get more essential nutrition. Also, as your hair grows thicker during the summer, keeping it brushed will eliminate tangles, allowing it to grow stronger and reducing the risk of shedding.
Understanding how your hair changes throughout the year is important. That way you know what to expect, and you're ready handle problems before they even occur.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about hair loss and how to treat it, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!