Anxiety And Tension

Stress and Hair Loss

Stress is a factor that is very much a part of our lives. We have to deal with stressful situations everyday, whether it is driving to work, dropping the kids off to school or meeting a client for an important appointment.

Stress plays an important role in determining our emotions and our general state of health. It affects us in the way we behave and respond to different situations. It manifests itself in a number of ways. Emotional outbursts, physical illness, stomach cramps, back and neck ache and hair loss are just a few of the ways that stress shows up.

The state of our hair is an excellent indicator of the state of our health. If you are physically healthy and in a healthy state of mind, then it shows in the form of a lustrous and shiny mop of hair. On the other hand if you are physically unwell or beaten down emotionally, you may have dull and weak hair or suffer from hair loss. 

The human scalp has about 100,000 strands of hair. On an average, 100 strands fall off everyday. This is a normal process and it is nature’s way of replacing hair that has become weak and lifeless. Hair loss is a condition where the loss of hair is not normal. It can be due to a number of reasons. One of the reasons that is often overlooked and taken for granted is excessive load of stress.
Stress can be due to a number of reasons. It can be psychological in nature or can have its origin in physical injuries or a prolonged illness.

When we experience excessive hair loss due to stress, lotions, scalp conditioners and tonics are not going to be of much help. Hair loss that takes place due to stress is completely reversible. Managing and controlling stress is the only way to arrest loss of hair that takes place due to stress.

In order to control stress, we need to find outlets to burn stress. Exercise, a light balanced and nutritious diet, rest relaxation and entertainment are essential ways to de-stress.