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Seasonal Hair Shedding


Throughout the year, weather changes permeate through the shell of our lives and generate physiological shifts. A radiant glow tans our skin in the summertime, fresh spring air clears the respiratory tract, dry winter air causes skin cracking, and autumn leaves invite seasonal hair shedding. Our bodies are keenly attuned to our regional and seasonal ecosystem. If you’ve ever wondered why your hair seems to be shedding in excess during the latter months of the year, you are not alone searching for reasons for hair shedding when seasons change.

There’s ample research to support seasonal hair shedding. If you are Googling for answers as to why your hair falls out in the fall, you’re one among millions of women worldwide. An extensive 12-year study unveiled startling insight into search patterns, namely, that a spike in excessive hair shedding searches paralleled the months of seasonal hair shedding.

Another six-year biochemical investigation revealed seasonal hair loss evidence that women’s hair sheds more in late summer through fall. But you didn’t need a six, or 12-year study to prove this concept: you are living it. 


Seasonal hair shedding begins in summer, peaks during fall, and can linger through the wintertime.

This timeline parallels the latter half of the hair growth cycle:

Anagen - 85% of hair is actively growing.
Catagen - Hair begin to transition by detaching from the bulb and preparing to shed.
Telogen - 15% of old hair is resting as new hairs start growing.
Exogen - New hair expels old strands from the scalp, resulting in excessive hair shedding

Throughout the year, hairs exist in various stages simultaneously. And which phase does a large portion of hair enter during the fall months? They first enter the Telogen phase, where new hairs start to grow, and when you stride into fall, the shedding phase commences. And that’s not the only battle your hair is up against: cold, dry weather causes scalp dryness, itching, and irritation. As a result, hair follicles become inflamed, and hair is prone to breakage and excessive shedding. Fortunately, seasonal hair shedding only lasts about 2-3 months.

signs & symptoms of excessive shedding

In late summer, hair may amass in small clumps in the shower, on your brush, and all around you. By fall, you’re losing so much hair every day; you might be wondering if you have a hair loss condition. It’s important to stay calm and keep perspective because seasonal hair shedding is temporary. While it may feel like cause for alarm, it’s the hair growth cycle’s natural progression, and by mid-winter, early-spring, a fresh new batch of lustrous hair will replace those you lost during the fall months.


Typical hair fall means losing 50-150 strands every day. When hair sheds in excess, it is called Telogen Effluvium. While it can be shocking to see so many strands scatter all at once, it is temporary. During this time, hair can be challenging to manage, style and maintain. With the right tools and solutions, you can stop excessive hair shedding and leave the falling to the autumn leaves.


While losing so much hair at once can feel extremely upsetting, it’s your body’s natural way of cleansing and rejuvenating. As old strands drift away, newer, healthier strands move in to replace them. Rather than trying to cling to these old hairs, you have the chance to optimize your scalp health to create an environment conducive to healthy strands.

Here are some tips on how to stop your hair from shedding and foster healthy hair growth:

Eat a well-balanced diet

Hair is made of keratin, a protein vital to growth. Meet your daily intake of protein levels, and don’t skimp on fruits, veggies and fatty acids— essential nutrients your follicles feed on, and hair cells need to divide and promote growth.

Let your hair down

Female hair shedding is an inconvenience exacerbated by tight hairstyles. Instead of wearing your hair up every day, let your mane flow freely.

Treat your hair to a spa day

Regular trims and deep conditioning treatments will keep hair bouncy, volumized and shiny.

Take a Vitamin D supplement

It’s no secret that we gravitate indoors as the temperatures cool, it’s an evolutionary response, and one consequence is deprived levels of Vitamin D, which regulates the production of keratin. A great approach on how to stop shedding hair and combat this natural event is to take a Vitamin D supplement during the colder months.

Strengthen hair at the root

A new way for how to stop from shedding is use Daniel Alain's Anti Hair Shedding Treatment. INTACT, an Anti Hair Shedding Treatment, helps retain hair and minimize seasonal shedding by up to 77%.

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Jennifer Rose
Love my Follea Rene - and the amazing customer service!

I considered purchasing a wig for years as my hair became increasingly thin. I finally decided the time was right and I’m so thankful to have found Follea. I purchased the Rene 12 inch in Caramel Latte and I absolutely love it – both the color and style are perfect. Stylist consultant, Tracy Romo, was so incredibly supportive and knowledgeable -- she walked me through every step of the process. She assisted with measurements and answered all of my questions via video calls. I can’t say enough about the amazing customer service I experienced from beginning to end. Tracy guided me in the right direction every step of the way, even sending me helpful videos and styling tips. I honestly couldn’t be happier with my experience.

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My Follea Style (6-11) is in all honesty the most comfortable wig I've ever worn - and I hate anything on my head! This wig just... goes where it's supposed to, no pulling it this way or that, no realizing your doggone wig is crooked.. AFTER you walk in to work. This success is in no small part to the Fit Kit I was sent to make sure of my size. 😊

Also, to say the hair is beautiful gives beauty a bad name. The hair is stunning. (I wear color Latte.) My consultant, Ashley, virtually took my hand to guide me through the process of buying my wig. Her help was and still is invaluable.

My hairdresser is very comfortable styling wigs. She created just the right "style" for my Style. That said, even straight from the box, Follea rocks!

Reading your Follea experience warms our hearts, our goal and mission is to help women all over the world feel beautiful, confident and like their best self. Ashley is an amazing and knowlegable guide, that will continue to be with you on your hair journey!

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Kimberlee Bluhm
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The ready to wear wig I received from Daniel Alain is beautiful. The packaging was so respectful of the wig. So impressed. I called with questions before purchasing and the staff was very kind and respectful as Loosing my hair was so unexpected and stressful. Thank you for wonderful customer service and a beautiful wig. So many compliments on how it makes me look. Thank you.

We are honored and so glad to hear you had a pleasant experience! Thank you or trusting us to help you during your hair-loss journey.

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I can’t say enough about Tracy and the VIP service I got from her. She was always there on the other side of the phone , no matter what day or time and help me every step of the way!
I have never had such great customer service in any of the other leading wig companies I bought wigs from. Hands down the best!
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What a wonderful experience I had. Tracy was so sweet and kind and found me the perfect wig. Her patience and understanding when I couldn't decide exactly what I wanted , and finding me the perfect wig and answering all my crazy questions. I left with such a beautiful wig. Thank you again Tracy ♥️♥️

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Tracy Romo is a life changer!

When you first go through your personal hair loss journey, you go through so many emotions and sometimes you get desperate. People like to take advantage of those searching for an answer. After making a very costly mistake, Tracy was a game changer for me! She was amazing, very knowledgeable and helped me understand what to look for, how to ensure I got the right size, face timed me to measure and ensure it was correct. I cannot say enough amazing things about Tracy, and my amazing Follea wig.

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This is my first wig but not my first attempt with alternative hair. Its been a journey and one I knew I wanted to take with Follea. I was not wrong. The hair is silky soft and beautifully shiny. The staff is great and wonderful to work with. Their online consultation process is just what I needed. I received sample caps to try on to determine which size is the right size for me. I received color swatches as well to make the color selection process was a breeze. It does make a difference to see to the colors in person, dont be afraid to ask for color swatches. To see them against the light or while your home is worth it. All this happened after the online consultation, which was simple and fun. The rep provided samples of everything, explained the differences with each one. This helped me make a decision on what was right for me. Getting the samples of the wig caps and color swatches was a fun part of the experience but it also made me feel good about my decisions. I often worry about getting the wrong size and color. Once I was set ( and yes I changed my mind a bit) we went forward with the order. After I received my wig and cut the lace, the team was still there to help me with any questions I had.

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There are no words to fully express how grateful I am for finding Follea and meeting Janet. Her kindness combined with a professional, yet so gentle, advice helped me to find my beautiful natural looking European hair. Janet patiently showed me different styles and sizes (my head is so small!). She has never pushed me to anything. Only offered support and help on the way to my decision, and eventually ordered (incredibly urgently) the right size. I wish all patients to meet someone like Janet on their way! Before I found Follea, I faced a few horrible pushy people who wanted to make money of my sensitive, fragile situation of suddenly losing hair.
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Great customer services! Received in a timely manner. Very happy with my topper, especially after I trimmed bangs and length to fix my own hair.

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