Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Autumn is the season for hair loss

The weather has taken a turn for the chillier, the nights are drawing in, we’ve swapped fake tan for tights, maxi dresses for thick jumpers and invested in this season ‘must have’ boots (we just love these River Island hiking heels below, though we wouldn’t recommend climbing any mountains in them!).

All of this can only mean one thing - Autumn is here.

Known usually for falling leaves, scientists have identified this time of year may also mean falling hair…

The study followed 800 healthy women over a period of six years who experienced most hair loss through the Autumn months.

This is due to the hairs natural cycle as 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 researchers found that most of the hairs were in the ‘resting’ or telogen stage around July, meaning most hairs fell out around October.

However, this doesn’t mean you need to panic buy hair extensions. Dr Hugh Rushton, from the University of Portsmouth, explains the evolution behind hair loss. We do not need hair for survival so if it's a choice between your hair growing or keeping blood going to vital organs, the former will suffer.

'Hair is an incredibly sensitive barometer. It can even forewarn you when there are no other symptoms of illness.'

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