Does more hair fall during chestnut season? here is the truth



The two-month period of October and November is known to many as the time of the chestnuts: it is the time of year that marks the start of the autumn season and it is, in fact, the time during which the chestnut trees drop their locks with now ripe chestnuts inside. During these months, especially women and girls, notice a more abundant hair loss during a shampoo or during a simple brushing. In many, frightened, they rely on more or less safe treatments that consist of taking supplements that promise hair strengthening and, therefore, a significant decrease in hair loss.

Some popular beliefs suggest that this phenomenon is due to temperature change, but experts would like to point out that it is absolutely independent of the ripening of chestnuts and also of temperature variation. They claim that it is a physiological phenomenon that indicates that our body adapts to the variation in the hours of light available throughout the day. It is therefore a very simple mechanism mediated by melanin, a hormone present in both men and women that allows better adaptation to the light-dark cycle.

Experts say that around 30% more hair is lost during these times than during other months of the year. The situation is more difficult for those who wear long hair, since it is more troublesome and tends to fall out more due to its fragility. Many think that they can solve the problem by taking supplements, but this is not the case: it is not a process that can be stopped, since it is of fundamental importance that our hair renews itself. According to doctors, the only thing that could help speed up the process slightly is good nutrition.

It would be okay to ingest foods that contain the same substances that our hair is made of, in order to promote rapid growth, including: vitamins E, B and C. These are mainly contained in vegetables and fruits, especially seasonal ones. But foods such as eggs, meat and fish are also important because they provide us with the right amount of protein. Therefore, it would be enough to follow a fairly varied and balanced diet to help our hair grow faster, but also healthier, stronger and shinier.

Professional doctors have also spoken about supplements: they say that unfortunately more and more of these are taken without any medical supervision and this is a problem, because they should not be underestimated. In fact, it is a help that our body may need. If the analyzes do not reveal any particular shortcomings, their use is strongly discouraged. Many people take vitamin A for hair loss, but studies have shown that too much of it leads to increased hair loss.

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