Autumn can mean hair damage — here’s how to prevent it
As summer comes to an end, the days grow shorter, and the air grows cooler, watch out for your hair: the Fall season can wreak havoc on it.
That’s right — you read that correctly. The transition from Summer to Fall can lead to dryness, split ends, and hair loss. But don’t worry, it’s perfectly normal.
“Seasonal hair loss,” or the phenom that refers to the tendency for people to lose their hair during Autumn, is merely a natural part of the life cycle of your hair. According to Dr. Angela Phipps, quoted in Bustle this July, each piece of hair on your head naturally goes through three phases (anagen, catagen and telogen). The last phase — during which the hair follicle enters a resting period and prepares to leave the head — typically begins during summer, and, voila: three to four months later, mid-Fall, those hairs are ready to depart the head.
But it’s not just natural growth cycles that can cause changes in your hair during Autumn. Changing temperatures can lead to dryness and split ends. As temperatures drop, so does the level of moisture in the air, and subsequently, in your hair. This can make your strands brittle and more likely to break or split.
While all of these changes are totally normal, they’re far from desirable. Keeping your hair happy and healthy may take more work, but Bartholomew Sisters is here to help. Our skin and hair oil and styling pomade are both great for locking moisture into your hair to fight off dry weather. So keep an eye on your ends, moisturize accordingly, and you can limit the damage that Fall does to your locks.