Hair loss due to stress is a common cause of hair loss in both men and women. Fortunately, it is also a cause that can be remedied. If you can reduce the level of stress, your hair will in time start to grow again. If you are still stressed or want to stimulate your healthy hair growth, we have a number of treatments to ensure that your hair growth does not suffer. When someone is suffering from hair loss due to stress we also speak of Telogen Effluvium.
Cause of stress-related hair loss
The cause of hair loss through stress is the production of cortisol. Cortisol increases the production of adrenaline, which, when accumulated in the sebaceous glands, causes an overproduction of lactic acid. Too much lactic acid in turn harms your hair follicle, and ultimately causing hair loss.
Stress can be the result of a lot of things like an eventful period at work, physical discomfort, disease or you being uncomfortable. If this lasts for a longer period of time, we speak of stress. A physical effort breaks down adrenaline, but this is not the case with stress. So the adrenaline accumulates. It accumulates mainly in the scalp, as this is where the blood circulation is relatively weak. Adrenaline ends up in the sebaceous glands, where it causes an overproduction of lactic acid.
Lactic acid attacks your hair follicle and causes hair loss due to stress. Hair scales can come loose, your hair becomes thinner, the hair root is damaged and your hair falls out or blocks the growth of new hair. An excess of lactic acid often causes an itchy and/or sticky scalp.
Types of stress involved in hair loss
Nowadays people experience lot of stressful situations. In our current society the pressure is always high. Especially during the Covid period, a lot of people experienced more stress then normal.
There are different reasons or types of stress that causes hair loss. For example:
- A shocking event like a car crash
- Emotional stress from a break-up or funeral
- External factors
- Pressure from work
Solution for hair loss caused by stress
Hair loss caused by stress can be solved by first getting rid of the stress.
- Have a scalp massage (this also immediately stimulates the blood circulation of your scalp).
- Take in enough vitamins (we have different hair vitamins in our range).
- Get enough sleep
- Relax sufficiently
- Watch your posture (if you are stressed, chances are your shoulders and head are drooping).
Getting rid of stress seems easier than it is. As long as you are not completely de-stressed, it is wise to reduce the stress hormones and thus limit the production of lactic acid. This will not get rid of the stress, but at least hair growth will no longer have to suffer.
What can you do about hair loss due to stress?
Hair loss caused by stress is temporary in most of the times. When the stress subsides, the hair may start growing again. The shorter the stress period, the greater the chance of recovery. Within a few months you will notice that your hair is coming back. But sometimes this can also take a year or even longer.
With the Neofollics hair growth line you will stimulate your hair growth and give your hair follicles, scalp and hair shafts the right nutrients to stimulate healthy hair growth. At Neofollics we understand that hair loss itself can also cause more stress. This is why we developed our products to visibly improve the hair growth within 3 months. Take a look at our hair growth line here.