Although alopecia is associated with men, many women also suffer from a hair loss at different times in your life. The hormonal changes, the postpartum or the stress are some of the factors that can cause hair loss. And although it can occur at any time of the year, «in autumn consultations for hair loss are more frequent ”, according to the doctor Raquel Novo, Head of the Dermatology Service of the HM Montepríncipe and HM Puerta del Sur University Hospitals.
Why can hair fall more in autumn?
“The hair loss what else we see in autumn is called telogen effluvium. We all have many follicles in the growth phase and less in the fall phase, but when there is a telogen effluvium, many follicles are synchronized and enter the fall phase at the same time. There are different situations that can cause telogen effluvium, and stress is one of them, but when we talk about seasonal fall, it is more related to environmental and climatic changes: temperature variations and daylight hours, above all, “says Dr. Raquel Novo.
Autumn is, on the other hand, a difficult time for hair. From Dorsia Clinics explain that «the loss of hair mass can be caused by the summer, the sun, chlorine, salt … As a result of the action of these external aggressors, the hair is perceived more dull, weak and even more hair is lost in the shower or on the pillow. On the other hand, autumn coincides with the return to the routine, which usually generates more stress, a factor that directly influences the fall ».
When should you worry about hair loss?
It is normal for hair to fall out every day. In fact, according to experts, a healthy person can lose a day about 100 hairs. In autumn that fall can even double. Although it is a loss temporary and reversible, signs such as a pillow full of hair, a greater number of hair in the shower drain and, above all, a fall that lasts more than 3 months, the loss of density of the mane or the calvas warn that it is necessary to consult a professional. If the hair loss turns into some kind of alopecia It is essential that an expert dermatologist in trichology assess the problem to find the most appropriate solution.
How to stop hair loss in autumn?
Dr. Raquel Novo recommends “maintaining a good healthy and balanced diet, to achieve a correct functioning of the follicles and have a healthy hair. The clearest example we have in low-calorie diets, or in situations of iron deficiency that end up leading to significant hair loss.
For their part, experts from DosFarma list the most important nutrients for hair health, in addition to the iron: “the zinc helps the absorption of nutrients and stimulates hair growth, Omega-3 which helps increase capillary density and stop hair loss; Vitamin A, responsible for hydrating the scalp and keeping it strong; biotin, essential to avoid hair loss; cystine that strengthens the hair ».
In addition, the experts at Clínicas Dorsia recommend looking for hygiene products that are appropriate for the hair type, whether dyed, oily or dry. “There are thousands of options on the market, but using shampoos or conditioners that are not suited to the hair’s needs on a daily basis can have the opposite unwanted effect. For weak hair or hair with a tendency to fall and breakage, more likely to suffer them in autumn, it is advisable to choose those that contain proteins and amino acids that help to reinforce and fill the hair fiber ».
Avoid stress It is also essential, because it is one of the factors that could most influence hair loss in women (along with the hormonal changes that accompany pregnancy and menopause). It is also important, according to DosFarma pharmacists, to carry out a hair massage. “Incorporating massage into the care routine will help increase blood flow to the hair follicles, thereby strengthening the roots.” It is advisable to perform the capillary massage before washing, with the help of an oil.
Treatments that help strengthen hair and prevent hair loss
Aesthetic medicine also offers solutions to care for weakened hair. On Dorsia Clinics recommend the Plasmasense biostimulation, which consists of the infiltration of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), through microinjections into the scalp to stimulate tissue regeneration. The the patient’s own blood to extract, by centrifugation, the plasma that accelerates the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. In addition, it increases vascularity at the level of the hair follicle.
At Ricart Medical Institute advise the Hair Mesotherapy to stop hair loss. It is a hair regeneration treatment that consists of infiltrations in the scalp that combine drugs, amino acids and nutrients. It is an exclusive therapy for each person, since its specialists formulate the treatment individually according to their needs. This protocol accelerates growth and increases hair density.
The doctora Beatriz Beltrán recommends Hydrafacial Keravive. The expert explains what this protocol consists of: «in a very relaxing and painless way, all the dirt, oil and impurities are extracted from the scalp, to continue with a gentle exfoliation and an infusion of nutrients and growth factors that will leave both the hair hydrated and the hair follicles repaired to promote the growth of new hair.