How to Promote Hair Growth in Your Winter Coat Season

How to Promote Hair Growth in Your Winter Coat Season

Winter is not just a time to keep your body warm, it’s also a time when your hair begins its shedding and winter coat season. Did you know that humans, just like dogs, have a shedding and winter coat season? During the winter months, the proportion of hair follicles on the scalp reaches over 90% and then begins to shed until August/September, when the least number of follicles are recorded (Randall & Ebling, 1991).

As we age, our hair grows slower, and some follicles even stop working altogether, causing hair thinning and baldness. So, if you’re frustrated with the lack of hair growth, or the thinning of your hair, keep reading to find out why this might be happening.

Why Your Hair Isn’t Growing as Fast as You Want it To

  1. Genetics: Some people are just genetically predisposed to have faster and more abundant hair growth.

  2. Sex: Studies have shown that male hair grows faster than female hair.

  3. Age: Hair growth is fastest between the ages of 15-30 and then slows down over time.

  4. Nutrition: Good nutrition is essential for hair growth and maintaining healthy hair.

  5. Body or Mind Stress: Stress can cause the Telogen phase to start too early, leading to hair loss. Common causes include childbirth, fever or illness, infection, over or underactive thyroid, malnutrition, and lack of protein.

  6. Medications: Certain medications, such as beta-blockers, retinoids, calcium channel blockers, antidepressants, and anti-inflammatory drugs, can impact hair growth.

  7. Diets: Crash diets, eating disorders, vitamin deficiencies, smoking, and drug abuse can all impact hair growth.

  8. Hair Health: Using damaging hair products, such as elastics that cause breakage, or neglecting the ends of your hair, can result in split ends and reduced hair growth. We recommend using Silk Scrunchies to prevent breakage and a microfiber towel to protect wet hair, which is in its most fragile state.

  9. Scalp Health: Maintaining a healthy scalp is essential for promoting hair growth. Product build-up, dirt buildup, and illnesses can impact the health of your scalp and slow down hair growth. We recommend using a scalp massage brush to increase blood flow to the scalp, clean out pores and follicles, and remove product and dirt build-up.

In conclusion, there are many factors that can impact hair growth, but with a little care and attention, you can promote healthy hair growth even during the winter months. So, take care of your hair and scalp, and enjoy the results of fuller, stronger, and healthier hair.

💋 Kayleigh-May
Back to blog