Experiencing stress? It goes beyond poor sleep and headaches; it can impact your hair health too. This guide covers why stress causes hair loss, types of stress-related alopecia, regaining hair, and stress management tips.
Why does stress cause hair loss?
Stress triggers cortisol release, disrupting the hair growth cycle. Chronic stress can lead to more hair follicles entering the resting phase, causing increased shedding and thinning over time.
Types of stress-related hair loss:
Telogen Effluvium (TE): Common during intense stress, causing premature hair shedding and thinning.
Alopecia Areata: An autoimmune condition triggered by stress, resulting in patches of hair loss.
Trichotillomania: A hair-pulling disorder linked to stress and anxiety.
How long does stress-related hair loss last?
Duration varies. Once stress is managed, improvement may take weeks to months. Persistent stress-related hair loss may continue in certain conditions like pattern baldness.
How can you solve this?
Identify stressors: Understand and address the sources of stress.
Prioritize self-care: Engage in relaxing activities like meditation or hobbies.
Exercise regularly: Trigger endorphins to reduce stress hormones.
Maintain a healthy diet: Support optimal body and mind functioning.
Practice breathing exercises: Incorporate simple routines for stress relief.
Establish boundaries: Set realistic limits to avoid feeling overwhelmed.
Don’t let stress define you; prioritize your well-being for a happier, healthier life.
Get an appointment with our specialists, its never too late to get your hair back.