Looking at your hairbrush and noticing more hair than usual stuck in the bristles can be alarming. If you’re experiencing hair fall since the onset of winter, let us tell you, you’re not alone. Changing seasons affects not only your skin but also the health of your scalp and hair, so there’s no need to panic.
Wondering why this is happening and if there’s anything you can do to put a stop to it? Scroll down to find out.
The life cycle of a hair
Your hair basically goes through three stages in its life. Here’s what happens at each stage:
Anagen phase: This is the growth phase. Your hair grows about an inch each month during this time. This phase lasts for about two to six years.
Catagen phase: This is the shortest phase that lasts about 10 days. This is the transitional or intermediary phase.
Telogen phase: This is also known as the resting phase. When the hair enters the telogen phase, the hair shaft is released, and it falls out. At this stage, the hair follicle remains inactive, and then the whole process is repeated.
Each hair follicle follows a different life cycle. If it were the same, all your hair would fall out at once. This is also why you shed an average of 50-100 strands a day. It could be possible that a maximum of your hair follicles enter the telogen phase during winter, which is why you may be experiencing a lot of hair fall.
Tips to reduce hair fall
While your hair is just going through its normal shedding phase, you might still be looking for ways to deal with this seasonal hair loss. Here are a few tips that might help:
Cover your hair
Cover your hair with a scarf or hat to prevent the cold winter air from making your hair weak and prone to breakage. This will also keep frizz at bay.
Avoid hot water showers
A steamy shower may feel like a good idea when it's freezing cold outside. However, this can strip moisture from your hair and scalp, making it prone to hair fall and dryness. Use warm water to lather up your shampoo and cool water to rinse.
Deep condition once a week
You tackle all your skin problems with a moisturiser during winter, your hair can use some moisturising too. Use a deep conditioning mask at least once a week to combat the effects of cold winter weather. The Tresemme Keratin Smooth Deep Smoothing Mask is infused with hydrating and moisturising properties, which controls frizz and moisturises dry, rough hair.