Hair loss and stress are inextricably linked. Here we summarize the mechanisms by which stress affects hair loss and how to prevent it.
It affects the scalp as much as the skin.
Every adult woman has probably experienced at least once that her skin gets rough when stress builds up. The scalp is a part of the same skin as the face. Moreover, compared to the face, the scalp has more sebaceous glands, is located higher up in the body than the face, is more susceptible to poor blood circulation, and has thicker skin, so it is more prone to sustained damage.
Even those who take good care of their skin often neglect to take care of their scalp. Accumulated stress will slowly affect your hair and scalp, and you may find that your hair is falling out and thinning! It is possible.
Insomnia from stress also causes hair loss.
Stress accumulation and buildup can also be fatal to hair, as it prevents them from getting a sufficient amount of sleep at night. The reason for this is that growth hormone, which is secreted during sleep at night, plays an important role in hair growth, not just in increasing height during growth spurts!
Growth hormone is also involved in the turnover of the scalp, so if sleep deprivation continues, the scalp environment will deteriorate. In addition, people who are chronically sleep deprived often do not have the time or inclination to take care of their hair and scalp. Lack of sleep can lead to cravings for sweets and oily foods and a tendency to overeat, so unless the stress is fundamentally resolved, there is no hope for improvement in hair loss.
Increased hair loss due to hormonal imbalance
Women tend to experience a sudden increase in hair loss when there is a major shift in female hormone production, such as after childbirth, immediately after stopping taking the pill, or during menopause before menopause. Stress can also easily disrupt the hormonal balance, causing similar symptoms in many cases.
In women, hair loss tends to increase dramatically when there is a major change in female hormone secretion, such as after childbirth, immediately after stopping the pill, and during pre-menopause and menopause. Stress can also easily disrupt the hormonal balance, causing similar symptoms in many cases.
Make stress release a habit to the extent you can.
It is probably no exaggeration to say that stress is the most troublesome cause of hair loss. Especially with work-related stress, it is almost impossible to change the situation immediately, even if you are told to do so. First of all, we recommend releasing stress little by little, but every day.
Some of the methods that can be implemented immediately include: – Soaking in the bath slowly – Scalp massage – Use of good sleep aids – Getting enough light in the morning, etc. Please think about how to deal with stress according to your own lifestyle.
If you have alopecia areata
Alopecia areata is one of the most worrisome symptoms of stress-induced hair loss. On the other hand, there are cases in which alopecia areata itself becomes a major source of stress.
If you find something that looks like alopecia areata, see a dermatologist or scalp doctor first. Even if you think you have alopecia areata by your own judgment, it may actually be due to a different reason, so it is important to have your symptoms examined first and receive treatment if necessary.