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Study Finds That Seasonal Hair Loss Is A Thing

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Study Finds That Seasonal Hair Loss Is A Thing

There's something a lot of men will have to come to terms with at some point, and that is that our hairlines are quite what they used to be.

You might find yourself looking back at old pictures, comparing your old hair to what's currently atop of your head, weeping on the inside at how much it's receded.

It's okay, though, LADs, it happens to the best of us. If you do need some reassurance that you're not going to end up looking like Bill Bailey, then there's good news for you.


A recent study found that seasonal hair loss is actually a thing. So, after what might have been a bit of a stressful Summer and Autumn in work, you might have noticed that your hair looking considerably thinner.

Researchers at John Hopkins and Washington University studied Google search trends in eight countries in four hemispheres with high search rates for the term 'hair loss', Health reports.

They found that across the eight different locations the results were all the same, as searches regarding balding and hair loss increased in the Summer, before decreasing during Winter and Spring.


Co-author Shawn Kwatra, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine told Health: "Mildly increased hair loss in the summer and fall is normal.

A balding Prince of Wales looks at a bald eagle called Zephyr. Wahey. Credit: PA

"This is speculative, but from an evolutionary perspective one of the roles of hair loss is to provide warmth.


"This would be less necessary during the summer months."

Despite the findings there's no real evidence to suggest exactly why this happens, however it has been found that a similar pattern happens in animals, who grow thicker coats in the colder months and shed hair during the hotter ones.

It could simply be an evolutionary thing, were by hair, that gives natural warmth, isn't needed as much throughout summer.


If the the American Academy of Dermatologists is to be believed, then it's normal to lose between 50 and 100 hairs a day, meaning that if you find them on your pillow, in the shower or anywhere else around the house, then it's not necessarily anything to worry about.

On the contrary though, there are people who are lost causes as there's absolutely no coming back. Get a toupe, or watch an advert with Shane Warne in.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Mark McGowan
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