When you envision yourself living your best beach babe life this summer, you’re probably imagining a glowing, fresh-faced complexion, silky smooth skin, and a swimsuit that makes you feel like a million bucks. But what about thin, limp locks that fall flat and refuse to hold any style? We’re guessing that those aren’t exactly a part of the sexy summertime look you’re hoping for.
Unfortunately, one of the not-so-secret side effects of summer is thinning hair. If the thick, voluminous, and carefree waves of your warm-weather dreams always seem just out of reach, you can probably blame it on the season.
When it comes to summertime hair issues, the struggle is real – seriously, it’s a scientifically proven fact! So, let’s put on our lab coats and take a closer look at the science of hair thinning during the summer months. Once you’re done reading, you’ll know exactly how to stop shedding and start looking like the gorgeous goddess of summer you truly are.
Seasonal Hair Loss and Hair Shedding in Summer
You might see the phrase “seasonal hair loss” and immediately go into panic mode, and we don’t blame you. The idea of experiencing major hair loss is a stressful thought at any time, and especially when you’re worried about lackluster locks affecting your summer hair confidence.
But actually, the hair loss that we’re referring to in this scenario isn’t necessarily the kind that brings on bald spots and rapidly receding hairlines. Instead, it’s the annoying shedding of strands that leaves you with thin, tough-to-style hair. It affects women more so than men, and is surprisingly common – and yet, many of us don’t even realize it’s related to the season.
Some of the signs of thinning hair include any of the following, specifically when they start showing up as the temperatures begin to rise:
- A noticeable increase in shedding (AKA the strands you pull from your shower drain is noticably more)
- A lack of your usual volume
- Flat, limp hair
- Hair that is thinner than usual
In general, if your summer hair doesn’t quite have the same wow factor that it does during every other season, you’re probably dealing with summertime shedding.
Why Summer Hair Sheds More
Wondering why you’re losing more strands in the summer months? It’s actually pretty normal and comes down to the cycling of your hair follicles.
Your follicles move through three phases:
- First, the growth (anagen) phase spans two to seven years.
- Then, the regressing (catagen) phase lasts for a couple of weeks.
- Finally, the resting (telogen) phase is a two- to four-month period. At the end of this phase, the hair follicle (and strand of hair) is shed, while the follicle root starts the whole cycle all over again.
According to scientific research, women experience more shedding when their hair follicles go into the resting phase – makes sense, right? Generally, about 10 to 20% of your hair follicles are in their resting state, with 80 to 90% busy growing. But guess what can kick this phase into high gear, leading up to 10% more follicles to start it early? That’s right: the high temperatures that hit us in summer.
For those of us that experience significantly thinner hair from shedding, there’s even an official-sounding scientific name for this type of hair loss: telogen effluvium. It’s the second most common reason behind a loss of hair and can be tied back to excessive shedding. The good news is that even though hair becomes noticeably thin, the damage isn’t permanent.
Are there hair regeneration treatments for summertime thinning?
Even though shedding hair because of the hair follicle cycle can be normal, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to accept it as a side effect of the season. And actually, if you’re already facing other hair health issues – such as alopecia, stress-induced hair loss, or nutritional deficiencies – thinner hair during summer can be a big deal.
Thankfully, you have plenty of options for effective treatments for thinning hair. You can make this the summer you finally find a way to fight back against seasonal hair issues, because Focal Point Vitality has all the advanced remedies you need.
How to Restore Thinning Hair
The science of hair regeneration has come a long way in recent years, completely changing the way we approach the treatment process. Forget outdated creams or ineffective store-bought products; now, hair regeneration is tackling the problem at the roots – literally.
Because hair loss and thinning are often an issue related to the follicles, our treatments start there. By supporting better follicle health and resolving common hair health problems on a cellular level, our expert team can deliver next-level results.
Here’s our process for hair regeneration treatments for women:
First, we’ll need to figure out exactly why your hair is thinning out. One of our Phoenix hair regeneration specialists will evaluate your hair health to make an accurate diagnosis. A microscopic exam of your hair shaft and the bulb is the first step so that we can look for any damage or abnormalities.
Then, we’ll measure your hair mass. This data will help us categorize your hair according to diameter or caliber, and also be a useful way to track your future treatment progress.
Stimulating new hair growth with hair regeneration treatments is a highly individual process, so we aren’t in the business of recommending generic therapies that provide little to no results. Instead, using the information we gathered during diagnosis, along with your personal goals, concerns, and preferences, we’ll put together a customized hair regeneration plan to help you achieve the best possible results.
At Focal Point Vitality, your options for non-surgical hair regeneration in Phoenix include:
Follicle Nutrient Treatment using PRP w/ Acell
This series of three treatments, each spaced about three months apart, stimulates your dormant hair follicles and boosts the size and health of follicles that are too small. Because PRP is packed with your body’s own natural growth factors, while Acell “wakes up” the adult stem cells in your follicles, this is an impressively natural but natural approach.
Follicle Nutrient Treatment using Growth Factors
Three treatments spaced six months apart help to heal and replace portions of the hair follicle, while simultaneously sending your body a signal to enhance its natural rejuvenation process. As the dormant cells in and near your follicles are reawakened, the regeneration of hair is triggered.
Follicle Nutrient Treatment using Exosomes
This single-session treatment is one of the most recent advancements in hair regeneration. Using exosomes (invisible to the naked eye) to facilitate hair growth and reverse the reduction of follicle size, it helps stimulate the cells necessary to return follicles to the growth phase.
Follicle Nutrient Treatment w/ Exosomes & PRP ACell
Our other single-session treatment combines exosomes and PRP Acell, offering you the best of both worlds for hair regeneration. The Focal Point Vitality medical doctor and hair health experts will determine if you’re a good candidate for this option.
Continuing the hair regeneration efforts after you leave our office is going to be the best way to see fast results. So, we send you home with any of our professional-grade products that align with your specific needs and goals, including:
- Omni Daily Hair Regeneration
- Oway Micro-Stimulating Hair Bath
- Oway Micro-Stimulating Vivify Spray
- Nutrafol Hair Specific Vitamins
- Prescription peptide-based GHK-CU topical foam
Solve Summertime Hair Issues with Help from Focal Point Vitality
Now that you know more about the causes of thin hair during summer, you’re ready to tackle the issue head-on (we couldn’t resist the terrible pun).
Focal Point Vitality can help you restore your hair to its best and most beautiful version, using scientifically-based treatment options that prioritize hair health. Stop sweating over thin hair and start rocking lovely locks this summer; contact us to start the hair regeneration consultation process now!
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