Does Cold Weather Affect Hair Growth?

Posted by Jennie Fedoce on November 25, 2021

While many of us are already missing the warm days of summer, here in New England, the arrival of the winter season is inevitable. However much you may dread the change, there is a positive note when you consider the unwanted hairs on your body. Did you know that many researchers denote the colder weather with slower hair growth? Thus, hair removal in Tyngsboro, MA, becomes ideal when considering electrolysis with the experienced and dedicated team of Nashua Electrolysis. Slower hair growth means more time and less maintenance. 


But as we know, there are always two sides to every story.


Let’s talk about winter maintenance.

While slowing our hair growth means less maintenance, winter months are also the perfect time to step back a bit further and allow your body hair to grow. Why would you want to do this? Well, think of it this way – the hair grows long enough, for the most effective electrolysis treatment! Thus, less maintenance leads to the ultimate solution of permanent hair removal. It is a win/win situation, really.


The other side.

As mentioned, there is always another side to a story. Here, we have a researcher from Harvard University reporting that the colder seasons actually increase body hair growth. The reasoning – goosebumps. Ya-Chieh Hsu, a stem cell biologist, states that the nerves and muscles which raise goosebumps also stimulate stem cells in the skin to make hair follicles produce hair. 


How frequently are electrolysis sessions?

If ridding your body from unwanted hair permanently is appealing, it’s time to consider electrolysis. And, while any time is a good time to start your treatments, winter is a particularly excellent time. Whether the truth lies with option one – hair grows slower, or option two – hair grows faster during the winter – starting your treatment now means having the smooth, clear skin you desire come next spring.


Because every person is unique, it is impossible to provide a concrete answer on how many sessions are needed to reach the results you want. Instead, meeting with a licensed professional at Nashua Electrolysis for an individualized consultation will give you a better idea. During your consultation, your professional will examine factors such as skin tone, hair color, and the current thickness of your hair. These factors will play a role in determining how easily or quickly your results will be achieved.


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Don’t wait until the short and bathing suit season rolls back around. Contact Nashua Electrolysis, LLC today to learn more about permanent hair removal in Tyngsboro, MA, and surrounding areas. Contact our professionals today  at (603) 888-3803 for more information.