Is there anyone who does not meet with impatience the first autumn days, bearing in their bosom long-awaited coolness and fabulously beautiful deciduousness? Actually, there are quite a few people who are intimidated by the occurrence of this romantic season because their hair, following the call of nature, begins to fall hair after hair…
Not long ago, a group of Swedish researchers was able to decipher this strange phenomenon. Human hair is made up of many hairs which life cycle goes through several phases – anagen (growth phase), catagen (transitional phase, after which the hair is separated from the scalp) and telogen (rest period). Each hair goes through the three phases independent of the other hairs.
The researchers found that people suffering from seasonal alopecia have large number of hairs going simultaneously through the catagen phase namely during the autumn months. It is assumed that in order to protect the scalp from the scorching sun, the hair begins to grow more active in the early summer and some of it falls when this additional protection is no longer needed. There are opinions that the autumn hair loss is the result of a purely mechanical damage to the hair, caused by ultraviolet radiation, high temperatures and humidity during the previous season. What is the leading cause is not yet clear, but it is good to know how to take care of your hair in the summer to avoid disturbing changes subsequent to it.
Even if we cannot prevent the appearance of hair loss, we should not despair, because there is always a way to “wake up” the hair from the resting phase earlier. One of the most appropriate means is special shampoos available on the cosmetic market. Enriched with natural extracts, the modern products for combating hair loss are the perfect symbiosis between nature and science. They effectively improve the microcirculation of the scalp by stimulating the metabolism of the cells and the growth of new hair.
We can fortify the action of the shampoo a ready-made or handmade hair mask, depending on the preferences and capabilities. Here are our suggestions for fans of home cosmetics:
Eggs are an excellent source of protein and sulfur (one of the components of hair), and therefore are a great way to stimulate hair growth. Mix 1-2 eggs with a few tablespoons of olive oil, stir and apply on your scalp. After about half an hour, rinse with cool water, so the eggs don’t get curdled and, if necessary, use a shampoo.
Part of the secret to healthy hair of Indian women lies in regular use of henna and Amla. Fortunately, both plants are easy to find in the country in the form of finely ground powder. Mix equal quantities of them with lemon juice and apply on your head. After the mixture dries out, wash it off with water.
Good circulation in the scalp is essential for maintaining the life cycle of the hair. Rub a moderately spicy pepper in your scalp, leave it to act for several minutes and rinse with shampoo.
Remember that although natural, the ingredients in these recipes can cause side effects in some people. Be careful, and if your skin is too sensitive, it is best to trust your dermatologically tested cosmetics to treat the hair loss.