The Causes Of Autumn Hair Loss In Women

Many women notice that every year in late autumn and early winter their hair loss tends to escalate. Have you ever noticed anything like this? Some women start worrying very much and afraid of being left with baldy patches on their scalp. However, many specialists say that autumn hair loss should not be a reason to worry for any woman on earth. To calm down, we can check out the newly published findings of a group of Swedish hair loss experts, which can be found in the journal Dermatology. The researchers carried out a long term study of the problem, and came up with several important conclusions.

Autumn Hair LossFor about 6 years the experts thoroughly studied and followed all changes in hair condition of about 800 women of various age and lifestyle. It was found out that autumn is the hardest and the most exhausting season for our hair, that is why autumn hair loss in women is a really very common and pretty much explainable phenomenon. In addition, Swedish specialists have found their own explanation why we all suffer from intensified hair loss in autumn. The key factor is biological cycle of our hair.

For an any momentary condition, 90 per cent of our hair is in growing state, and 10 per cent is in so called resting state, meaning that it stops growing and in 2-6 month it will fall out. After that hair follicle will rest for about 3 months, and then will start giving a new hair. This cycle is common for female type hair loss (it is mainly different in men). As Swedish specialists managed to find out that in most women July is the time when the highest proportion of hair starts its resting stage. Therefore, the period of time from September to January is the time for quite fast hair loss, which should be considered quite natural process.

In addition to that, Swedish experts underline that our hair can play a role of natural barometer and react on climatic changes which are the strongest in autumn. This study evoked a great public interest and reaction of many hair loss specialists. In particular, Glenn Lyons, consultant trichologist at the Philip Kingsley clinic, comments on the findings as the following:  ‘Hair cells are the second-fastest produced cells in the body after bone marrow, so hair is often the first thing to suffer from any kind of upset.’ Read more in the latest issue of Dermatology magazine.

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