With spring comes more rain and humid weather. Although the rain and warmer weather creates beautiful flowers, it isn't the most helpful when it comes to our hair. We experience frizzier hair and even shedding. We are all familiar with our pets shedding with season changes, but did you know its the same with us! It is normal to loose 50-100 hairs a day but in the spring or fall you may notice more. It is unclear though what causes seasonal hair loss, but important to pay attention to make sure it is within a normal amount for you
So what are some signs of common hair loss conditions to look out for:
Allergic reaction to hair products. When trying a new product pay attention to your body, if it is causing excessive hair fall, burning, or itching, don't continue using it. Make sure to mention this to your stylist next time you see them.
Hormonal imbalance. When our hormones are out of whack, it can cause our hair to act in strange ways.
Surgery or significant illness. When dealing with these issues our body can go into shock causing rapid hair loss.
Vitamin or mineral deficiencies. Check with your doctor to make sure your levels are where they should be. Big ones to check for are iron, protein and vitamin a, b, c and e.
What other problems do we notice in spring time?
During spring we notice a lot more humidity then we are used to in the winter. Humidity causes our hair to go frizzy and flat, no matter how hard we try to style it. Frizzy hair is often caused by the hair trying to get moisture from the atmosphere that its missing. And since spring is generally a wetter time of year our hair will react accordingly. Using moisturizing products, such as hair oils will help hydrate your locks. What can we do about humidity? The best thing to do is to not force our hair into an unnatural style, rock that natural texture because at the end of the day. its going to win. To help it from going flat use volumizing products and hair oils to tame that mane.
Another issue we face in spring is wind. We notice big gusts of wind which takes a beating on our locks. The wind can latch on to those split ends and give an unwanted flyaway static look. So what can we do about it? Go for trims every 6-8 weeks to prevent split ends and use hair accessories like headbands or hair clips and pony tails. These will help to keep your locks in place on these windy days.
So don't worry, seasonal shedding is normal and there are ways to deal with frizzy hair. Enjoy the spring time!