Why Women Lose More Hair in the Fall

By Sarah Jio, Glamour magazine

Autumn brings pumpkins, cozy nights, sweaters and ... hair loss?

Swedish researchers say that the highest amount of hair falls out in the autumn months. "This pattern is thought to be evolutionary," reports The Daily Mail.

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"The body holds on to hair to protect the scalp against the summer's midday sun."

I thought this was so interesting, because I've been noticing more hair on my brush lately, so perhaps this explains things! But, if you're also experiencing hair loss, and you're concerned by it, it's smart to talk to your doc. Hair loss can be a sign of more serious health issues that need treatment (thyroid conditions, for instance, or iron deficiency).

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More on that: 4 things your hair can tell you about your health. Do you notice that you lose more hair in the fall months? P.S. How to get supermodel hair. And, oh dear, have you heard of "smelly hair syndrome"?

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