Does Your Hair Fall Out More in the Summer?


Do you notice more shed hair on your pillow or bathroom floor when summer hits? If so, you might wonder whether the weather could be to blame. In this article, we’ll explore seasonal hair loss, reveal whether it’s normal, and share what you can do about it. Let’s get into it!

Your Hair May Fall Out More In the Summer

Yes, summer hair loss is a legitimate issue for some people. If you’re experiencing this, you might see a slight increase in shed hair. Your hair comes up against some unique challenges throughout this season, including:

These combined factors can amount to a noticeable increase in hair shedding. 

Learn more about what summer does to your hair in this blog.

Should You Be Concerned About Summer Hair Loss?

After reading that previous section, you may be worried. But you don’t have to be. Typically, you won’t lose a lot of hair from seasonal factors. And by the time fall comes around, your hair will have begun to recover. 

But you should be concerned if the hair loss is extensive. If you’re finding wads of hair in your brush or lots of hair on your pillowcase, you could be dealing with a substantial hair issue. In cases like these, the cause may not be seasonal. You could be dealing with something else.

Here are a few other causes of hair loss to consider:

  • Genetic factors.

  • A diet lacking in necessary nutrients for hair growth.

  • Postpartum hair loss.

  • Internal medical issues.

  • Scalp issues.

*This is not an exhaustive list of factors that can lead to hair loss.

If you believe you’re losing too much hair, the next logical step would be to contact a dermatologist in your area. They will examine your hair, scalp, and medical history to determine what’s happening. And once they diagnose you, they’ll present treatment options to help restore your hair. 

How to Minimize Hair Loss in the Summer

Since summer-related hair loss is usually minor, you don’t have to do anything about it. But if you want to keep as many of your strands as possible, do the following to protect your mane from the summer’s worst:

  • Cover your hair when you plan to be out in the sun for more than a few minutes.

  • Add a UV-protectant hairspray or leave-in to your hair regimen.

  • Don’t overwash your hair, as it can leave your strands and scalp vulnerable.

  • Do more deep conditioning treatments than you usually would to give your strands a boost. 

So, there you have it - everything you need to know about summer-related hair loss. Before summer officially comes, we recommend getting your hands on Daily Dose Deep Conditioner and Leave-in Conditioner. Both contain the natural, protective ingredients you need for the season and will drastically improve your hair’s look and feel. We hope you found all the information you were looking for, and we wish you the best with your hair!


Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15+ years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.


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