The summer season brings a lot of problems to everyone, especially to our hair. Because of this, a lot of people couldn’t stand the scorching heat of the sun during this time of the year. For some unfortunate individuals, hair loss is more serious during the summer season. This is when hair loss becomes 3 to 4 times more severe.
Why is hair loss more severe during summer?
Androgens, which are the hormones that affect hair growth in both men and women, become more active during the summer months. This change in the production of androgens is the reason why people are more prone to hair loss during the summer season. The androgen production of the human body usually returns to its normal rate in a few weeks’ time.
The severity of hair loss is dependent on the current state of a person’s hair. For instance, if your hair has been losing its density for a considerable amount of time, you can expect this thing to happen faster during the summer season when the sun’s heat is more intense.
Abnormal secretion of androgens during the summer and fall seasons makes people more prone to hair loss. The two main causes of hair loss are dehydration and poor diet. The hot weather during these two seasons makes dehydration a lot more possible. The hair is part of the organ system that serves as your body’s barrier from disease, regulate your temperature, and get rid of your body’s waste products. If you don’t hydrate yourself and eat nutritious food, your hair will fall.
In order to slow down hair loss during the hottest months of the year, you should keep yourself from being stressed, eat foods that are good for your hair, don’t tie your hair too tight, keep yourself from using too much hair products, blow dryer, and hair iron.
There are medications that can treat hair loss. This includes hair transplant, hair restoration, and the use of hairpieces and wigs.
Flaky and dry scalp
The heat can inflame your scalp which may lead to itchiness and dryness.
To get rid of this situation, you need to use a shampoo that is especially made for dry hair. Anti-yeast shampoos or the ones that contain ketoconazole are the most commonly known product that is good for dry, flaky, and itchy scalp. Aside from this, eating a balance diet and avoiding too much hair products can help ease the situation.
Too much sun exposure during summer can burn your scalp. Scalp sunburn happens regularly in some people as skin sunburn. Unprotected scalp is the most prone to this phenomenon. The most commonly affected areas are the part where the hair is thinner. Hair loss, or worse, baldness can result from this situation.
There are UV-healing shampoos and antibiotic ointments that can alleviate scalp sunburn. Aloe vera extract can be applied to the sun burnt area to relieve the uncomfortable feeling. If these things do not help, seeing a physician who specializes in hair restoration may be necessary.
As mentioned earlier, the summer heat increases the production of hormones multiple times. This may lead to the production of too much grease on your scalp.
Shampoos intended for oily hair and scalp will help normalize its condition. Brushing too often and using conditioner after shampoo will help your scalp produce sebum so it is best to skip the conditioner and brush your hair only if needed.
Change in hair texture
During the summer months when you are exposed to the sun for a long period of time, your hair might change its texture.
Hair restoration may be done by applying petroleum jelly to your scalp and hair. Some hair experts will recommend the application of a relaxer and deep conditioner. Another way of hair restoration is to increase blood flow on your scalp by massaging it after washing.
Hair loss should not keep you from having fun under the sun. Stay as active as you are during the less hot months. If all else fails and you start losing hair, which normally happens to men, Maxim Hair Restoration is here to help you restore your hair.