Combatting Winter Hair Loss

By McLean & Potomac Dermatology | Skin Tips 2024

Hair Loss tips for the winter

As the chilly winds sweep across the landscape, our hair often bears the brunt of the seasonal change. While the cold weather brings cozy sweaters and hot cocoa, it also brings along a common woe for many: winter hair loss. The dropping temperatures, dry air, and changes in routine can leave us grappling with increased shedding and thinning strands.

01 / Hydration is Key

Stay well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Hydration not only benefits your overall health but also keeps your hair and scalp moisturized.

02 / Gentle Hair Care Routine

Be gentle with your hair during winter. Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle wet hair and avoid excessive heat styling. Consider protective hairstyles that minimize stress on your hair. In addition to our recommended hair care routine, we encourage supplementing your regimen to support hair growth.



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03 / Balanced Diet

Incorporate foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals into your winter diet. These nutrients promote a healthy scalp and support hair growth.

04 / Regular Hair Trims

Regular trims help prevent split ends and breakage. While it may seem counterintuitive, keeping your hair trimmed can encourage healthier growth.

If you’re experiencing persistent hair loss or have concerns about your hair health, it’s advisable to consult a dermatologist or a trichologist. They can assess your specific situation and provide personalized recommendations.

Related Article: Understanding Hair Loss

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