Truth Or Myth: Hair Loss In Autumn

Truth Or Myth: Hair Loss In Autumn

We can’t predict hair loss, but there are
some facts that help us understand signs of thinning hair. We started by debunking some major hair loss myths!

As the leaves drop from the trees, you might also notice an increase in hair loss. Autumn can be a peak time for hair at the end of its natural cycle to fall out, but don’t be alarmed, just brush up on the facts…

There’s no need to panic!
FACT: At any time, 90% of our hair is growing while 10% is in a ‘resting’ state before it falls out two to six months later. A Swedish study revealed we have a higher proportion of our hair resting in July, perhaps to protect our heads from sun, and this tends to fall out around October/November. But like animals growing a new winter coat, your hair naturally renews, so unless the hair loss continues or you start seeing scalp, don’t fret.

Washing your hair makes it fall out faster
MYTH: As you weep at the strands of hair clogging up your plughole, you might assume your vigorous shampooing has sped up the process and hold back on washing your hair. Truth is – it was time for that hair to go! If you don’t rid your tresses of the redundant hair, you’ll see even more in your shower next time because you’ve been storing it on your head. Use Pantene Pro-V shampoo and conditioner and you’ll see up to 97% less hair fall. Trust nature. Just be gentle when brushing wet hair as

Changing your diet can help prevent hair loss
FACT: Losing your hair in preparation for regrowth can’t be stopped, but you can take extra measures to protect your locks. Experts have discovered a lack of iron can lead to hair loss, so boost your diet with iron rich foods such as eggs, red meat and leafy green vegetables. And as vitamin C helps the absorption of iron, serve them with foods like kiwis and sweet potatoes for a mega boost.

Wearing a hat leads to hair loss
MYTH: It triggers unruly static and almost certainly poses a threat to your hairstyle, but there’s no scientific research that links wearing a hat to hair loss – you’re more likely to put strain on your hair follicles with an overtightened ponytail.

Stress leads to hair loss
FACT: Events like surgery, an accident and emotional stress can lead to hair loss as the trauma forces hair into the resting state before it’s ready, but it usually takes an extreme event to trigger it and, unless it’s linked to conditions like alopecia, it’s likely to grow back. Get a good haircut to give the illusion of a thicker head of hair and bring those anxiety levels down. 

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