Top 9 tips to reduce seasonal hair fall

seasonal hair fall
During winter months, do you find that hair sheddingis more than usual (approximately 100-150 hair strands)? Well, you are not alone. Seasonal hair fall is more common than you think. And, it is only temporary. But, losing your hair can be frustrating. Let us see what causes seasonal hair fall in the first place.

What causes seasonal hair fall?

Seasonal hair fall is most often caused by the consequences of summer. Hair damage brought on through heat, exposure to chlorine and salt water and sun exposure – post-summer hair can be brittle, dry and susceptible to breakage. Consequently, you might experience more hair breakage and hair fall.

How to reduce seasonal hair fall?

Luckily, there are some effective tips to reduce seasonal hair fall and promote strong, healthy-looking hair. Let us take a look.

• Switch your diet up

Haven’t you heard the phrase, “You are what you eat!” It is important to have a well-balanced diet. This is not just for your health, but for your hair and skin as well. Adding foods rich in fatty acids such as avocado, almonds, salmon and chia seeds can help support healthy hair.

• Get a haircut

You must be thinking how can you get a haircut when you are losing hair, right? Well, if the hair loss is caused by seasonal changes, cutting your hair can reduce hair loss. Schedule a consultation with your hairdresser to discuss how much needs to be taken off and start afresh this season!

• Deep condition

The key to taking care of dry hair? Deep condition it! Deep conditioners are an exceptional solution for post-summer hair. These can deeply nourish and protect hair strands from environmental stress. Using a deep conditioner once a week can give hair strands a boost of nourishment and helps prevent breakage.

• Skip the hair styling tools

Styling damaged, post-summer hair can be a formula for catastrophe. The heat set on by hair styling tools can cause more damage to the hair. These make your hair even more brittle and prone to hair breakage. Stay away from hair styling tools. These can dry out your hair and scalp and increase the intensity of seasonal hair loss. Braiding your hair before hitting the sack or sleeping in sponge curlers are great ways to style without heat.

• Protect your hair from the sun

Getting sunlight for 15-20 minutes every day can help you combat seasonal hair loss by keeping your prolactin levels low. Prolactin is produced by the pituitary gland that causes hair follicles to move into the catagen phase, where the hair stops growing. Research shows this, and it confirms the fact that too much prolactin can stunt hair regrowth. (Source: NCBI) The sun can also boost the amount of vitamin D that your body produces. A vitamin D deficiency leads to hair fall. The sun works two-fold to keep hair thinning at bay. UV radiation can cause considerable hair damage. This leads to breakage and hair loss. You can prevent sun damage by gently rubbing a natural sunscreen lotion along the scalp and the hair. Simply place a pea-sized dab of sunscreen in your palm, rub it between your hands, and gently smooth your hair with your palms. Wear a wide brimmed hat. But ensure the hat is made from a breathable material like cotton, so that the scalp is provided with good airflow.

• Oil treatment

Is your hair dry and sun damaged, despite your efforts? Then you should apply oil to both the scalp and the hair. Coconut oil is a good choice. Make sure to purchase a virgin or unrefined product. This is healthier and more beneficial due to reduced manufacturing. Magnesium oil can encourage hair regrowth, so now is a good time to use the oil as well. Add four tablespoons of coconut oil and two tablespoons of magnesium oil to a dish. Mix with a spoon and use your hands to massage the oil onto your scalp. Wash your hair after 30 minutes. Use the treatment as required when your hair is dry.

• Steam regularly

Regular steaming opens the hair follicles to absorb more nutrients. It helps moisturize your scalp and strengthen your hair. It induces good hair health. It makes your hair shiny and smooth.

• Air dry your hair

Instead of blow-drying your hair, allow it to dry out naturally. Blow drying your hair can cause hair breakage and suck all the moisture out. Nevertheless, you should avoid going out with wet hair as the dry winter air will make your hair dry and cause breakage.

• Avoid hot showers

If you wash your hair with hot water for too long then it can make your hair dry and frizzy. This can lead to irreversible hair damage. It is not okay to take a hot shower for more than 10 minutes.

Check with your doctor before trying these seasonal hair loss remedies to rule out any possible health concerns other than the weather conditions.

Homeopathy for seasonal hair fall

Homeopathy offers comprehensive seasonal hair fall treatments for all age groups. Homeopathy is based on the science of healing. With medicine and treatment methods derived from nature, the healing process is natural and absolutely free from toxic side-effects. This makes homeopathic medicines for seasonal hair loss especially great for teenagers, expectant mothers and the elderly. Healing should be a comfortable process for the patient and his or her family. The homeopathy treatments are thus painless as they are non-invasive.

Besides suggesting you an appropriate course of homeopathic medicines, the homeopaths at Dr Batra’s™ will propose other treatment options which can be supplemented with homeopathy for effective results –

• Dr Batra’s™ Geno Homeopathy to predict hereditary hair loss
• Dr Batra’s™ Hair Vitalizing Treatment to revive the growth cycle of hair follicles
• Dr Batra’s™ STM Cell treatment to increase hair volume and density
• Dr Batra’s™ groHAIR treatment to improve hair volume and stimulate hair regrowth

Do not let seasonal hair loss woes hamper your confidence. Consult a homeopathic doctor today for the best seasonal hair fall treatment. Visit your nearest homeopathy clinic now!