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Seasonal Hair Loss: Fact or Myth?
Four seasons in a photo. Seasonal hair loss, also known as telogen effluvium.

Seasonal Hair Loss: Fact or Myth?

seasonal hair loss: fact or myth?

Our four seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn. For most of the world, these seasons bring about change outside, whether it in the temperature or other elements in nature. At times these transformations are welcome, while at other times we wish they’d never take place. Hair loss is the latter of those two emotions, similar to the ten inches of rain, constant icing of the roads, or scorching temperatures. What is it about certain seasons, specifically Spring & Autumn that brings about hair loss and what can you do about it?

Seasonal Hair Loss: Fact or Myth?

Seasonal Hair Loss: Fact or Myth?

The sudden struggle of hair loss during spring & autumn has plagued many women for years. Studies have shown that these 2 seasons, more than the others, is a time where even the healthiest of individuals will face the pain of hair loss. This is due to the life cycle of the hair follicles. The typical cycle runs between 2-6 years, throughout there is a large portion that is constantly growing, while a small amount is considered to be ‘resting’, preparing to fall out. For most women, the resting stage takes place in July, and then just a few months later proceeds to fall out. Although this shedding is noticeable to you, there’s no cause for concern. Seasonal hair loss is common amongst all mammals, including humans.

How do you avoid this unique seasonal change? Great question! We highly recommend that you take the proper precautions to treat your hair. This is only possible if you know your hair and it’s unique needs well. If you’re not sure where to get started, make an appointment to meet with one of our professionals at HPIHair and learn more about your individual hair needs. Visit us at or call 615.622.8722 for more information!

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