Why hair falls out in winter and how to prevent hair loss

Hair loss
Hair loss may become a real tragedy

Scientific facts on how to prevent alopecia (baldness)

Our hair has hard times during long winter months. Hair becomes dry, loses its shine and beauty and hair loss is not a rare experience. Five minutes may be enough to freeze the hair bulb. And it means that at the hair has a stress even if you only went outside and got into the car immediately. This is how  problems begin. Dim color, split ends, hair loss–these symptoms become more frequent in winter, because of low temperatures and seasonality. It is a common knowledge that hair grows well in summer and in spring, and hair loss starts mostly in fall and in winter.

It is normal when people lose about 150 hairs. In this case, there’s no need to stress outthe sun will make it warm and hair loss will cease. But in desire to keep your head tips to keep your hair strong, we sometimes confuse myths and reality. For example, it was a long-time myth that the more rare you wash your head, the better your sebaceous glands work, and that is how such a fatty barrier will protect hair bulbs from cold. Its not true–dirty hair lack for nutrition, which leads to hair loss.
To reduce hair loss in winter, trichologists recommend to follow these simple rules below:
  • It is better to reduce temperature of hot water when washing your hair in winter. This way hair roots will not be salted, and hair tips will cease to split.
  • Grandma’s advice–wear your hat in winter. But it is necessary to wear the hat in a proper way, especially for women with long ringlets. To avoid hair electrification, it is better to use a head scarf or a hat with a silk lining. This lining produces an “iron” effect on your hair and makes it shiny. For the same reason, professionals recommend to use silk pillowcases in the winter. Your hair should be hidden completely in your hat, but avoid synthetics. It is important to keep air circulation.
  • Do not use metal hairpins and hairbrushes in winter, replace them wooden, silicone or plastic ones. To strengthen hair, use a massage hairbrush and massage your head manually.
  • At least on your day off, don’t use a hair dryer and let your locks dry after washing in natural warm conditions. Avoid using hair styling creams or sprays or minimize their use and contact with the head skin.
In some cases hair loss becomes a real problem, especially for women, which becomes a real tragedy. Fortunately, scientists reveal surprising secrets of how to hair care and stop hair loss.
In our next post, we will consider myths and scientific ideas of how to keep your hair strong, shiny and make it stay on your head.

How to Make a 4-Strand Hair Braid

This hair style is not very difficult as it may look. It only requires a bit more concentration and a little of practice - and your hair will be securely arranged into beautiful braids that will bring something new to the look and your feelings in general

Once you have got the hang of it, you can braid with any even number of strands. The only limitation would be how fast your fingers can plait.

Step 1. Arrange your hair into a pony tail.
Step 2. Divide your pony into four strands with two strands on top and two below. Do not make four strands side by side. As you braid, hold the right strands (top and bottom) in your right hand and the left strands (top and bottom) in your left hand. I pass the strands between my middle to pinky fingers and then use my index finger and thumb to put the strands back and forth as I braid.
Step 3. Now you will need to take the top right strand over the top left strand, and take the bottom right strand over the bottom left strand and pull really firm. This will be the base of your braid. The rest of the braid can be done not so firmly.
Step 4. Now switch the positions of the top left strand with the bottom right strand passing the top strand behind the bottom strand. The crossing must be beneath and between the original top right and bottom left strands. The original top left strand becomes now the new bottom right strand and the original bottom right strand becomes the new top left strand.
Step 5. It's time to switch the positions of the top right strand with the bottom left strand passing the top strand behind the bottom strand. The crossing must be held beneath and between the new top right and bottom left strands. The original top right strand becomes the new bottom left strand and the original bottom left strand becomes the new top right strand.
Step 6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 and tie off when the braid is done.

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