Your guide to seasonal hair loss



If you ever wonder if your hair falling more in autumn is a myth, this is for you. 


A 2009 study is proving that this is a true fact. (2009 study)

There is an annual periodicity in the growth and shedding of hair, mainly in Autumn and Spring. 


It sometimes can be confused with another hair shedding, telogen effluvium or stress-induced hair loss but treatment will be similar. 


Even if it seems to be a normal and natural cycle for hair, it can be distressful and it doesn’t mean we cannot do anything to support the hair to stay healthy.  


These are two keys points I stand behind as a Pharmacist to keep your hair at its best: 


  • Most of all, an healthy scalp is the key to an healthy hair. 

If your scalp is dry, sensitive, damaged, your hair won’t be able to get most nutrients they need. The scalp is where the hair follicles grow and therefore where any treatment should start. 


My favorites hair serum:


  • Phyto Phytocyane: I have personally used this after my pregnancy when you feel you won’t have hair anymore by the end of the day. Phyto has been a pioneer in hair loss in Pharmacies for decades and the reason is simply the combination of efficiency and botanical extract formulations and it is easy to use. 

I was impressed by the efficiency as my hair loss stopped after three weeks and  my hair went became visibly super healthy. I loved the fact that Phytocyane is a leave in treatment, not greasy at all. 

I have received a lot of positive reviews from my customers using this serum. Hair gets thicker and stronger very quickly. Indeed quinine is a molecule with powerful, scientifically shown and patented stimulating


You can couple leave-in hair serums with their shampoos to boost the action but a rinse off shampoo will never work enough by itself. 

Klorane quinine shampoo 

Phyto Phytocyane shampoo



  • Supplements: 

Hair and nails are the windows of your diet and health, 

Certain nutrients and vitamins are scientifically proven to support the growth and strength of nails and hair. For instance, iron deficiency can lead to hair loss. 

Biotin, zinc, vitamins C & D are the key ones. 


My favorite hair supplement is again from Phyto: Phytophanere, as it also contains Borage oil, a botanical oil widely used in supplements in French Pharmacy, thanks to its high gamma linoleic acid (GLA) content, powerful anti-inflammatory. 


Solgar Skin, nail and hair is also very well formulated. 

And finally, remember that a scalp treatment and/or supplement must be followed for a minimum of 3 months to respect the hair cycle and therefore see strong results.