The Seasonal Struggle: Understanding Female Hair Loss

March 27, 2024

Hair Shedding: What’s Normal and What’s Not?

Our specialty at the salon might be hair extensions – adding hair – but today, we’re going to delve into the opposite side of the spectrum: hair loss, its causes, and possible remedies. As seasons shift, I’ve often gotten questions from my female clients about hair loss: what triggers it, what is normal, and what measures can be taken

It’s perfectly normal to lose around 100 hairs a day. Each hair follicle cycles through a phase of growth, rest, and shedding, and more shedding often takes place during seasonal transitions, particularly in autumn and spring. At the salon, we offer products to fortify the hair follicle and prolong its growth phase, especially beneficial for post-partum hair loss. But remember, if you’re shedding noticeably more than the usual 100 strands, especially if it’s ongoing, we’d typically advise you to consult with a medical professional.

Exploring the Causes of Female Hair Loss

Female hair loss can be traced back to several deficiencies: low iron, low vitamin B12, low biotin. If you’re experiencing an unusual amount of hair loss, these are worth checking out. I am of the unpopular opinion that ‘hair growth multivitamins’ are only effective when you are low in any of the above ingredients.

Stress, an all too common in the modern world, is another significant culprit. Going through a particularly stressful period may trigger increased hair shedding.

Hormonal changes also play a significant role. We often encounter hair loss in late teens to early twenties, post-partum, and menopausal women. These life phases symbolize major hormonal shifts and can often result in hair loss. I’ve seen excellent results using products that help retain the hair follicle’s growth phase, but it’s important to use the entire range; for example, Kevin Murphy’s Plumping wash, Rinse & Leave-in lotion.

It’s worth noting that undergoing general anaesthesia or taking certain medications can also induce hair loss.

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Hair

 A healthy hair journey begins with a healthy scalp. Regular deep cleansing (roughly once a week) is crucial to avoid product build-up which can potentially block hair follicles – dry shampoo lovers, take note! We recommend Kevin Murphy’s Maxi wash and  Scalp Spa regimen, especially for those with sensitive or dry scalps. The range includes an exfoliator, wash, treatment, and lotion.

In many ways, hair reflects your health and emotional state. Listening to your body and tracing back potential causes of hair loss can be immensely beneficial. If you have any questions or concerns, we offer free consultations with our qualified and experienced stylists to guide you on this journey.

 Yvette –  Owner of Just Peachy Hair

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