Does Our Hair *Really* Fall Out More In Autumn?
If, like me, you’re looking at your hairbrush thinking it’s a little furrier than usual, don’t fret... It could just be the time of year. Hair loss is very normal. So normal, in fact, that the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) estimates we lose around 50-100 hairs a day. However excessive shedding can happen if your body has undergone certain stressors, such as: losing 20 or more pounds, giving birth, excessive or chronic stress and having a high fever.You might also lose more hair than normal if you’ve recently undergone an operation, are recovering from an illness, going through menopause or have stopped taking oral contraception.And it turns out the changing of the season might also play a part in your autumnal hair loss – although it’s not entirely clear why. Do we lose more hair in autumn?Some studies suggest we do. An analysis of Google Trends data between 2004 and 2016 explored the seasonality of online searches about hair loss.It found trends in monthly ‘hair loss’ searches