Over the years, a few people have told me that they’re worried about being stressed, as they believe it will cause their hair to fall out. It seems this belief is quite common and I think the worriers out there deserve an explanation.
Contrary to popular opinion, being stressed does not mean your hair will suddenly start falling out overnight – the main cause of hair loss is generally found in your genes.
What stress can do, whether psychological or emotional, is exaggerate the hair loss process. In technical terms, sensory nerve fibres, neurohormones and neutrophins all play a role in the hair growth cycle. Stress levels can have an effect on them, and consequently accelerate hair loss – though it is not the sole cause.
So, when you’re feeling stressed – take time out. Stress can be damaging to you, your body and potentially your hair!
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