Many of us notice that in the autumn-winter period hair falls out more frequently than in the spring and summer. Under the influence of sub-zero temperatures, the vessels spasm, the scalp may get drier or become excessively fat, so the hair falls out. We look at potential causes and solutions for this.
Check your hairbrush first
The average daily hair loss rate is up to 100 hairs. If the brush after the first time you brush your hair is almost completely filled with it, and the situation repeats after the second brush too, then it is time to see the trichologist. You should also be alert if after washing a big amount of hair accumulates in the drain hole.
Variety of reasons and treatments
Hair can simply grow slowly for some people. It depends on the season and the genetics. The hair growth rate is genetic, and it cannot be radically changed using modern technology or special hair care products. Usually hair grows by approximately 1–1.5 centimetres per month. It is possible to rub nicotinic acid into the scalp, smear mustard and burdock oil, however this will unlikely add more speed to hair growth. It could potentially speed it up from 1.5cm per month to 1.7 cm.
The number of hair follicles is genetic, and it is impossible to create new ones during life. However, you can wake up the old ones that have ‘fallen asleep’. To do this you can resort to proven and demonstrative achievements of modern technology. For example, dermato-cosmetics based on the molecule of stemoxidin or fullerenes can stimulate the growth of new hair. Feel free to also consult with your trichologist that may recommend some laser techniques or mesotherapy which are proven to be quite effective.
Mostly hair consists of protein, which is why it is so useful when taken inside and applied outside. Choose keratin care products and include more animal protein in your diet – it contains methionine, cysteine and especially useful amino acids for your hair.
The most obvious thing is to adhere to a rational and balanced diet, and to take vitamins, dietary supplements and medicines, of course, under the supervision of your GP. Hair is very sensitive to nutrition and diets, so it reacts instantly and lets you know if some key elements are missing.
Here are some products that can help stimulate hair growth in the winter:
Text: Irina Gorskaia
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