Summer is high season for hair loss. “There have been five studies from 1991 to 2014 detailing that people lose more hair in summer and beginning of autumn”, confirms the dermatologist Jodi LoGerfo. “And the reason for this phenomenon can be traced back to evolutionary times, when animals were faced with shedding due to the sun,” he adds, referring to mammalian genetics.

    “Changes such as air temperature and exposure to sunlight could possibly play a role in hair loss,” insists the specialist. “I can clinically confirm that seasonal hair loss exists and it’s much more common than we think or have been studied,” LoGerfo continues. “I can confirm that most of my hair loss patients who complain of seasonal shedding seem to lose more during the late summer.”

    And so is reflected in Google searches. The term “hair loss” appears more frequently between February and April than in the winter and spring. And everything is completed with a hormonal change. “Hormones like testosteronemelatonin, thyroid hormones, estrogen and prolactin, could play a role in seasonal hair loss,” the specialist develops.

    “In a normal hair cycle, normal hair goes through three main phases: anagen, or growth, catagen, or transition, and telogen, at rest,” says LoGerfo, who was with the Aveda team. “After four to six weeks of being in the resting phase, hair detaches from the follicle“. The dermatologist explains that there is a normal shedding of 50 to 150 hairs per day, unless you are dealing with a disease. The longer the hair remains in anagen, the longer it will grow. And for this there are different treatments.

    In that sense, the global trend is towards natural products, avoiding preparations and drugs that often have undesirable side effects. “The combination of strong sun, pollution and dryness can wreak havoc, resulting in irritated skin and scalp,” highlights the cosmetologist. Pooja Nagdev, an eminence in the matter (she is the founder of Inatur). She insists that in the summers hair breakage increases due to excessive sweating on the scalp, heat, chlorine and sun exposure. If it is not taken care of, the hair can become brittle, dry and prone to damage.

    “As with the skin, sustained exposure to the sun causes hair damage. It burns it, dehydrates it, makes it lose flexibility, the structure of the hair weakens, it becomes brittle, the ends split, color is lost…”, he lists Sergio GarréSergio Garré, from the Argentine pharmaceutical laboratory Garré Guevara, which manufactures the line Eco Hair. Products made under Conicet patenta novel local development based on a formula containing jarilla (native Argentinian plant) and organic decaffeinated coffee.

    “These are products that nourish the hair bulb, stop hair loss, visibly control dandruff and strengthen hair,” explains Garré. “You have to minimize or directly avoiding heat and chemical styling treatments. Towel dry yourself, instead of using a hair dryer. And choose natural and reliable hair care products such as shampoos, conditioners and masks, which do not contain sulfates and are vegan ”, reinforces Nagdev.

    “Our products are natural and clinically tested. They are suitable for celiacs, hypoallergenic, do not irritate the skin, do not contain parabens or alcohol, or petroleum derivatives and are also vegan friendly. And precisely, as they have antioxidant properties, they revitalize the hair and it is also ideal for use during the summer”, adds Garré from Eco Hair, a line that includes Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo and Conditioning Balm, as well as a Spray Lotion (nourishes, strengthens and thickens from the root) that has an efficiency of 84.6% in hair recovery. “Eco” products that follow the world trend also in hair care for the summer.

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