Stress is Bad for Your Mane

Pending job cuts at the office, back-to-back final exams, a messy divorce, an unexpected surgery. What do they all have in common? A word called stress. While everyone knows that stress can take a toll on a person physically and psychologically, it also can lead to dermatologic problems, such as acne, brittle nails or even hair loss.

There are many reasons why men and women lose their hair and most studies conclude that stress may be the primary reason for unexplained hair loss. When someone is under stress, hair can go into the telogen (fall-out) phase. Telogen effluvium is a very common hair loss problem that can occur up to three months after a stressful event. After the initial hair loss, hair usually grows back in six to nine months. Life-changing events such as childbirth or surgery also can cause hair loss. Study shows that during these times, the body takes a “time-out” from growing hair to concentrate on recovery and healing. As such, hair does not grow as much and some could shed and not grow back right away.

There is no immediate remedy to controlling excessive hair fall, but by continually practicing certain changes, there will be significant improvement in the long run. One thing you can do is to practice meditation: Believe it or not, most of the times, the root cause for hair loss is stress and tension. Meditation can help in reducing that and restore hormonal balance.

If you would like to know other methods that can help with hair loss, visit our outlets for a free consultation.

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