Not Just Falling Leaves

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It’s not just wrapping up warm we need to remember in these wet and windy months. Our hair can also take a bit of a battering to, so we should take extra care to prevent unnecessary hair loss.

Autumn sparks the time when unexpected hair loss happens to hundreds of thousands of
women – and some men too. This is because of the life cycle of our hair. For many of us, the summer months mean our hair is in the telogen phase, or ‘resting’ phase, to protect the scalp from the summer sun. After this phase, the hair is then released, which causes many people to notice the thinning of their hair in the autumn months.

But don’t despair. It’s normal to lose around 100 hairs a day, as this is all part of your hair’s life cycle. Once the hair is released, three months later, the process begins again and new hairs begin to sprout.

The next time you notice a few hairs on your pillow, remember that it’s natural and doesn’t mean you need to panic! Do remember however, that your hair is a sensitive barometer, so if you notice an unusual amount of hair falling out, it could be a sign of other problems. If in doubt, get it checked out.

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