For our customers in the Northern Hemisphere, the warmth of Summer is starting to fade away and Autumn is fast approaching.
Along with the beautiful colours of tree leaves changing and the cooler days, Autumn also brings another phenomenon: hair loss!
WHY DOES AUTUMN HAIR LOSS OCCUR?
Autumn Hair Loss can occur due to the stress our hair experiences during the Summer months. Our hair reacts to this stress by entering a resting phase, known officially as the Telogen phase.
The hair loss resulting from our hair entering the Telogen phase can take up to three months to occur, due to the different stages in the hair growth cycle.
This seasonal hair loss is thought to be evolutionary, as our bodies enter the Telogen phase to hold onto to hair and protect our scalps from the harsh summer sun.
HOW TO BEAT AUTUMN HAIR LOSS:
Beat Autumn Hair Loss with these top 3 tips:
1. Use Natural Products:
Natural hair products are free from sulphates (sometimes listed as SLS or sodium lauryl sulphates). Sulphates are the cleansing and foaming agents that causes products to "lather". Sulphates are known to strip the natural oils our scalps produce to protect our hair when it's weak and fragile.
The Softnest Hair Mask is 100% natural, vegan friendly, and completely free from harsh sulphates. Our unique plant based oil blend includes Castor Oil - known for hair strengthening qualities, to aid against hair loss.
2. Invigorate and Relax!
Regular scalp massages can aid hair loss by invigorating the scalp and hair follicles. The massaging stimulates the sebaceous oil glands and improves blood circulation - both of which encourage hair regrowth.
Scalp massages are also relaxing for the whole body, which reduces stress related hair loss (it also just feels great!)
3. Healthy Diet:
The old adage "you are what you eat" can have a great influence on hair loss.
By eating foods that contain a balance of the right nutrients including vitamins A, C, D and E, zinc, B vitamins, iron, biotin, protein and essential fatty acids, hair loss can be greatly reduced, and hair growth encouraged.
Common hair superfoods include eggs, berries, spinach, sweet potatoes, and avocados.
While Autumn Hair Loss appears to be an evolutionary and naturally occurring phenomenon, there are steps that can be taken to reduce the effects. The Softnest Hair Mask contains 13 plant based ingredients that aid in reducing hair loss and encouraging hair growth.
Use the code STRONGHAIR to get 10% off at the Softnest Hair Mask, and beat Autumn Hair Loss!