Winter Hair Fall: Right Treatment and Remedies

Dr. Amit Guna

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Amit Guna

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

5 min read

Key Takeaways

  • Winter hair fall is a common incident among men and women
  • Simple winter hair care tips can protect your hair from damage
  • A winter hair fall solution is trimming your hair every month

Hair fall can be a constant cause of worry for many [1]. Sometimes it can be linked to aging or your body’s genetics. But knowing the cause of hair fall is necessary to treat it with care and at the right time. Winter can be a prominent cause of concern and the cold days can be harsh to your hair in many ways. 

To prevent winter hair fall, it is important to know the reason for hair fall in winter. Read on to know more.

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What Causes Winter Hair Fall?

Losing up to 100 hair strands a day is normal. However, if the count increases, it can be a cause of concern. Many people experience seasonal hair loss, which gets worse during winters and summers [2]. A study by the British Association of Dermatologists has closely examined the relationship between hair loss and seasons. As per this study, winter hair fall is common. In fact, the study also stated that when the season shifts from late fall to early winter, your hair is likely to go through shedding. 

According to experts, this happens because in winter the air gets very dry. This dry air sucks up all the moisture from your scalp and makes it dry as well. This leads to breakage in hair strands. Further, it has been seen that people with thin hair experience more hair loss during winters. So, if your hair fall symptoms match this pattern, you need to be extra careful about hair loss. Moreover, alongside hair fall, winter may also make your hair look flat, dull and lifeless. That is why, it is always necessary to pay more attention to your hair during this time of the year, as compared to the rest of the year.

Additional Read: Home Remedies to Avoid Hair Fall During Monsoon

How to Stop Hair Fall in Winters?

Damaged hair goes through faster shedding, so whether your hair fall is connected to the season or otherwise, it is good to have regular trims. A trim every 4 to 6 weeks can help restore strength in your hair and allow you to get rid of the damaged strands. This practice also stimulates hair growth. So, if you are experiencing bad breakage during winter, frequently opt for hair trims. This will be a perfect winter hair fall solution. Along with this, it is better to stop heat styling during winters. 

This is because you will need to lock the moisture in your scalp. A hot water shower is another thing to avoid, with some experts suggesting that you should avoid these year-round. Concentrate on keeping your scalp moisturized and hydrated, this will help keep damage at bay!

Winter Hair Fall Home Remedies You Can Try

Easy, DIY home remedies work the best when you need a winter hair fall solution. You can start at the onset of winter and follow them throughout the entire season. Here are a few things you can try at home:

Oil Massage

A good scalp massage can work wonders for your hair during winter. Oil massages help increase blood circulation to your scalp, which strengthens the hair follicles from within. Castor oil is a good oil in this regard and among other benefits of castor oil, it is also an intense moisturizer. Many dermatologists refer to it as a natural conditioner. For best results, heat 2-3 teaspoons of any oil of your preference and massage it slowly on your scalp. Allow it to penetrate into the hair roots. A good massage will induce blood circulation and keep your scalp moisturized for a long time.

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Apply a Nourishing Hair Mask

The easiest hair mask that you can try at home is a simple yogurt hair mask. Just whisk a few spoonfuls of yogurt or curd in a bowl along with a pinch of lemon juice and neem juice. While the neem and lemon have anti-fungal qualities and will keep your scalp fresh, the curd will moisturize it from within. You can apply this hair mask on your scalp once a week or whenever it is starting to feel dry and itchy. 

Additional Read: What Is Dandruff

Wash and Condition Your Hair Properly

The biggest concern you may have when taking care of your winter hair fall is how to choose shampoo & conditioner to prevent hair fall. While conditioners nourish your scalp, a good shampoo cleans it and keeps it fresh. It is important to choose a paraben-free shampoo and conditioner in this case. Look for natural ingredients when choosing the shampoo and conditioner, such as turmeric or amla. You can also try tea tree shampoo and conditioner to moisturize and keep your hair fresh. 

Along with these everyday remedies, book an online doctor consultation to get to the root cause of the problem. You can do so in just a few clicks with Bajaj Finserv Health. Address your and your family’s hair fall concerns with ease through teleconsultations without having to step out of your home.

Published on 3 Jan 2022Last updated on 12 Apr 2023

Please note that this article is solely meant for informational purposes and Bajaj Finserv Health Limited (“BFHL”) does not shoulder any responsibility of the views/advice/information expressed/given by the writer/reviewer/originator. This article should not be considered as a substitute for any medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with your trusted physician/qualified healthcare professional to evaluate your medical condition. The above article has been reviewed by a qualified doctor and BFHL is not responsible for any damages for any information or services provided by any third party.

Dr. Amit Guna

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Amit Guna

, Bachelor in Physiotherapy (BPT) , MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy 3

Dr Amit Guna Is A Consultant Physiotherapist, Yoga Educator , Fitness Trainer, Health Psychologist. Based In Vadodara. He Has Excellent Communication And Patient Handling Skills In Neurological As Well As Orthopedic Cases.


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