Post image for Help! I Am Losing My Hair!

Help! I Am Losing My Hair!

by Maryann Pisano on November 3, 2013

In the shower, on your clothes, on your brush!  Your hair is everywhere!  During the Autumn months, why do we seem to lose more hair?  Well, Swedish researchers followed around 800 healthy women, and found that most of them lost more hair in the Fall!  What?

According to the Daily Mail, “A human hair grows for between two and six years. At any one time, 90 per cent of our hair is growing, while the remainder is in a resting state (known as the telogen stage) for between two to six months, before it falls out.

The hair follicle itself then rests for three months before the whole process is repeated (with the exception, of course, of balding men).”

Well, these smart Swedes found that women had the highest proportion of resting hairs in July.  This meant the telogen state would end 100 days later– from October and the months to follow.  From an evolutionary standpoint, this cycle occurs because we need our hair for the summer months from protection against the harsh sun.

But, if you are finding an overwhelming amount of hair loss, you may have a sluggish thyroid or ovaries.  Visit your doctor if it continues!



{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: