Expert warns that the cold weather can make your hair fall out - and gives tips ... trends now
Experts have warned that this winter could bring about an unexpected harm: Hair loss.
Dermatologists explain that the cold, dry air saps moisture and natural oils from the scalp, causing hair to break off in unusually high numbers.
What's more, freezing temperatures cause damage to the cuticles - the protective sheath that sits around the individual strands of hair.
'Dry hair and a dry scalp together can cause breakage, thinning, and hair loss,' Abbas Kanani, of Online Pharmacy Chemist Click, told The Sun.
'The scalp can become more prone to dehydration with the cold weather and dry indoor heat.'
Freezing temperatures cause damage to the individual hair strands, making them stiff and more likely to snap off
What's more, low levels of vitamin D - which is absorbed from the sun via the skin and is needed for hair growth - can exacebate the problem.
Mr Kanani said: 'The body creates vitamin D from direct sunlight on the skin when outdoors, but between October and early March we do not make enough vitamin D from sunlight.
'It is rarer, but hair loss from deficiency is possible.
'Deficiencies in vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, as well as iron and zinc, have been associated with hair loss.'
But there are an array of preventative steps you can take to keep shedding to a minimum.
One golden rule is never leaving the house with wet hair during the winter - it's a recipe for hair loss