Hair loss in spring: 5 tips to limit it

Hair loss in spring is natural!

Why do so many of us experience more intense and abundant hair loss than usual in spring? It's a natural, biological phenomenon that shouldn't cause too much concern.

This physiological change is called "seasonal shedding" and causes more hair loss. It is good to know right away that hair that falls out is hair in the telogen phase (i.e. at the end of its life cycle). Moreover, at the same time as this seasonal hair loss is occurring, new hair is already growing in the hair follicle, which will soon be visible on the scalp.

Spring hair loss: duration and effective remedies

When faced with an annoying phenomenon like seasonal hair loss, one of the first answers we look for is how long it will last. On average, this hair loss lasts for a few weeks and fades away on its own over time.

However, if it appears intensely, taking a few simple steps can make a difference. That's why our team of experts has compiled six valuable tips to quickly fight spring hair loss and regain the health of your thick hair.

  • Balanced diet against hair loss in spring
  • Good haircut on visibly healthy hair
  • Nourishing shampoo against seasonal hair loss
  • Hair-care scalp massage
  • Less heat, more health for your hair

1. A balanced diet against hair loss in spring

A balanced and nutritious diet is the first step in helping your hair recover during this phase of hair loss. During seasonal changes, even more than during the rest of the year, it is important to ensure that hair is properly nourished. Vitamins and micronutrients make hair strong, resilient and visibly healthy.

In particular, B vitamins are essential to stimulate healthy hair growth and improve hair texture. Instead, vitamins A and C have a powerful antioxidant and blood flow stimulating effect, thus keeping the scalp nourished and moisturised. 

2. Good haircut on visibly healthy hair

It is now well known that cutting hair does not directly promote regrowth. However, a regulation cut eliminates brittle and damaged ends, leaving hair visibly healthier and neater. This is compounded by the fact that dry hair ends tend to weaken the hair fibre, causing hair breakage. 

3. Nourishing shampoo against seasonal hair loss

When choosing products for our hair, it is important to keep two factors in mind: hair type and season. Our hair's needs also vary depending on the season. For example, in winter our hair tends to be drier due to the cold environment. Instead, in spring (as in autumn) it is a good habit to introduce an anti-hair loss shampoo into your beauty routine. A special combination of a stimulating shampoo and a nourishing conditioner is a winning weapon against hair loss in spring.

4. Head massage

Scalp massage is an ideal way to stimulate microcirculation, thus providing more oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles. In this way, both hair regrowth and blood circulation are stimulated. This is vital in those areas where the hair begins to show the first signs of weakness: good blood circulation slows down the process of hair loss.

In addition, head massage is a great way to promote the penetration of the active ingredients applied before and/or after the massage itself. In the shower, a 3-minute massage is sufficient, gently running your fingers through the hair and maintaining a light pressure, in circular movements on the sides and top of the head.

You will soon discover that a scalp massage will have a positive effect on your overall well-being, relieving contractures and providing instant relaxation for the mind.

5. Less heat, more health for your hair

A final tip for taking care of your hair and combating hair loss in spring is to pay attention to how you use your blow dryer, straighteners and curling tongs. First of all, it would be better to take advantage of the rising temperatures and sunny days to allow your hair to dry and style naturally. Another good habit is to gently remove as much water as possible with a towel, wiping rather than rubbing.

Finally, if you really can't give up the comfort of these styling tools, it's a good idea to apply a protective oil before exposing your hair to heat sources and keeping the correct distance. In this way, the risk of damaging the hair fibre, which is already under a high level of stress during this season, is reduced.

These handy tips will help you cope with seasonal shedding effortlessly. However, if the hair loss continues even in the following months, or if the amount of hair lost is really excessive, the best advice is always that of a professional.

Improve your quality of life and book a consultation with the hair transplant specialists at Rubenhair Latvia, who will answer all your questions and determine the best course of treatment. Fill in the online form or call phone +371 267 777 76 and we'll be in touch.