Do you seasonally shed more hair?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 08, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Had beautiful full thick hair - "fine but thick" stylists would tell me. When my first child was 6 months old it started falling out,....not in one place but a general heavy shedding that took my once thick hair down to just fine. I freaked out,...they checked my thyroid several times over the years, never anything usual. In the last year or two it has slowed down. Just in the last 2 months or so, picked up again. Have been paleo for going on 5 months now. Take tablespoon or so of Carlson's fish oil most everyday. i noticed since starting paleo my hair has been more greasy in general.

Lost 40 lbs, feel great - wondering if the increased hair loss is a seasonal thing? My dogs are blowing coat right now - is it silly to assume that humans don't go through the same thing occasionally too? no bald patches, just more noticeable loss in the brush and on the counter, when I run my fingers through hair, etc. I have been told in the past that I shouldn't wear a baseball cap so much as a woman, but I have consistently for 20 years,..that hasn't changed

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on June 08, 2011
at 06:49 PM

Yes, hair goes through growth cycles: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_hair_growth

Postnatal hair loss is common. Whether it's normal, I'm not sure... A lot of physiological changes happen during pregnancy!

I lost quite a lot of hair postnatally to the point that I lost the hair on my arms, legs and outer eyebrows (outer eyebrows were always an on and off issue though). It's grown back, but came in fair instead of dark!

I think my hairloss was related to some issues (autoimmune, hormonal or nutritional deficiencies, I'm not sure) that I had. I know because most of the downy hair on my tummy and breasts has been a bit odd for as long as I can remember!

FWIW, it took me until my son was about 18 months old for my hair to grow back in. On the upside, having less body hair means I don't have to shave my legs as much ;-)


on June 15, 2013
at 08:25 AM

Yes Hair loss completely Seasonal. Just take Vitamins and Supplements for hair loss and First, You should consult your doctor. Most doctors would recommend [Spam]


on June 09, 2011
at 06:25 AM

The most obvious reason that a woman might lose her hair is to cancer therapy treatments. The primary treatment that causes this is chemotherapy. There is just a ton of written material available designed to help women deal with this type of hair loss as well as cope with it. Fortunately, there are some charity organizations that supply wigs made from real hair to cancer patients to wear until their real hair returns.



on June 08, 2011
at 10:53 PM

Hair loss is definitely seasonal. I tend to shed a lot in the spring and in the fall.

Since I've been doing this paleo thing, I notice a LOT more is shedding than before. Apparently others have had the same issue when going paleo, something about getting better nutrition. Also, weight loss can def. cause hair loss. I am getting thyroid tested, because it just seems like a LOT, and I'm a pretty heavy shedder anyway, because I have tons of hair.

I've also heard that when you're pregnant, hair stops falling out, and then post-pregnancy all the growth comes out in one fell swoop. So that could be part of it.



on June 08, 2011
at 07:48 PM

My hair is shedding more right now, too. I've always had problems with it, but I think you're on to something with seasonal shedding.

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