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A man checking for  seasonal hair loss in the mirror

Seasonal hair loss can be a concerning issue for many men. While it's a natural occurrence, understanding its nuances and adopting the right hair care practices can significantly help manage it. Our guide explores the causes of seasonal hair loss and offers effective strategies to combat it.

Understanding Seasonal Hair Loss

Seasonal hair loss is often most noticeable in the fall and is typically temporary. Hair shedding season is thought to be influenced by several factors such as changes in daylight hours, which can affect hormone levels. The body's natural response to these changes can lead to an increase in hair shedding. Incorporating hair care products rich in nutrients like omega fatty acids, vitamins B, C, E, and minerals like copper and zinc can help nourish the scalp and minimize hair loss during these periods.

How Long Does Seasonal Hair Loss Last?

Seasonal hair loss generally lasts for a few months, aligning with the body's hair growth cycle. Understanding that this is a part of your hair's natural ebb and flow is essential. Hair growth occurs in four stages: 

  • Anagen: The growth stage
  • Catagen: The transition stage, this is where hair starts to release
  • Telogen: The resting phase
  • Exogen: The shedding phase

Research suggests that this hair shedding often starts in the telogen phase around the end of summer. Hair then enters the exogen phase around late October and early November. The good news is that this phase is usually temporary, with the hair loss lessening and eventually stopping by the end of the year.

During hair shedding season, maintaining a healthy scalp environment and using products that strengthen hair can make a significant difference. The Oars + Alps hair care line offers a perfect range of ingredients to support hair during these critical months.

Does Seasonal Hair Loss Grow Back?

A common concern is whether the hair lost during seasonal shedding will return. Fortunately, in most cases, seasonal hair loss is followed by regrowth. This process is part of the natural hair growth cycle, where old hairs fall out to make way for new growth. It's important, however, to support this natural cycle with proper hair care. 

How to Stop Seasonal Hair Loss

While it's impossible to completely stop seasonal hair loss, its effects can be mitigated. A well-rounded approach includes proper nutrition, stress management, and a targeted hair care routine.  The health of your scalp is crucial in managing seasonal hair loss. Here are our recommended products and tips for maintaining a healthy scalp.

  • Hydrating Shampoo + Conditioner: These products are formulated to nourish and balance the scalp. They are rich in essential nutrients that help maintain moisture levels, ensuring a healthy environment for hair growth even during shedding seasons.
  • Purifying Scalp Scrub: This scrub exfoliates the scalp gently, removing buildup and promoting a healthy environment for hair growth. Its formulation is ideal for revitalizing the scalp during the hair-shedding season.
  • Invigorating Shampoo + Conditioner: To effectively combat hair shedding, focusing on strengthening hair and promoting growth is essential. These have a vitamin-rich formulation that revitalizes the scalp and strengthens hair follicles. Regular use can lead to healthier, more resilient hair, which is particularly important during periods of increased shedding.
  • Scalp Massages: Gentle massages while lathering in shampoo and conditioner can stimulate blood flow to the hair follicles, supporting healthy hair growth. 
  • Things To Avoid: It’s beneficial to avoid harsh styling products such as those with high alcohol content and harsh chemicals like sulfates, parabens, and phthalates. You’ll also want to avoid excessive heat treatment during this period from things such as hair dryers and straighteners.
  • Use Styling Products That Nourish: The Oars + Alps Clay Pomade, Texturizing + Thickening Spray, and Conditioning + Defining Cream offer styling that goes beyond just holding hair in place. They are enriched with nourishing ingredients like Biotin, Panthenol, and essential oils that help maintain hair health. These styling products are formulated to ensure your hair remains strong and healthy while creating your desired look, without compromising your hair's natural growth and recovery process.

Embrace Every Season with Healthy Hair Year-Round

Seasonal hair loss is a natural occurrence and doesn't have to be a concern. By understanding its pattern and adopting a hair care routine with the right products, you can effectively manage this condition. Oars + Alps offers a range of hair care solutions that cater to the unique needs of your hair and scalp during the shedding season. Dive into our collection and explore our range of hair care solutions, tailored to meet your hair’s unique needs during the hair shedding season. Embrace every season with the confidence of great hair, thanks to Oars + Alps. Explore our range today and stay ahead of hair care, season after season.

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