Harvard Women's Health Watch

Why do I lose a lot of hair each fall?

Q. I have fairly thick hair in the summer, but it seems to thin out in late fall. Is there anything I can do now to prevent losing hair in a few months? A. Sadly, no. What you’ve experienced is common to all of us. On average, about 90% of the hairs on our heads are in the growing phase and about 10% are in the resting phase. After a few…

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