Cold Weather Causes Hair Loss?

Fact or Fiction? Top hair transplant surgeons explore the seasonal hair loss myth.

Perhaps you’ve heard that we lose between 50 and 100 hairs each day, or that hair loss increases in the winter months. While the former fact is true, the latter is indeed a myth. Dry air and winter hats may contribute to dryer scalps and split ends, but winter may in fact be the most prosperous season for hair growth. According to a 6 year study at the University Hospital of Zurich, people actually lose the least amount of hair during the cool months. Theory suggests that this may still be related to evolutionary adaptations (ie. Animal hair grows thicker for the winter).

Top hair transplant surgeons recommend keeping your scalp properly hydrated (conditioner!) to ensure proper growth conditions. Whether you got the best hair transplant, or you still have your original locks, wearing loser fitting hats can also help you avoid breakage. The constant transitions from the harsh outdoor cold, to the inside dry heat can weaken hair. Be sure to get plenty of B and D vitamins by eating a well-balanced diet.

If you’re losing your hair no matter what time of year it is, it may be wise to consider hair loss restoration. Great hair transplants can keep locks looking great in the winter, spring, summer and fall. Take the first steps to getting the best hair transplant and visit DiStefano Hair Restoration Center.