When you go to look in the mirror one morning, you hair might look significantly thinner than it has in the past. Or maybe you’ve noticed that you’re finding clumps of hair when you get out of the shower. You might be worried that you’re balding or losing all of your hair. So, what’s happening? And can you fix it?
There are many, many different types of hair loss and a variety of other causes contributing to hair loss. It’s fairly common that if you’ve recently had a period of intense stress or anxiety, this could be a major contributor to your hair loss. You also may not be experiencing hair loss, but perhaps you have noticed your hair is thinning. If this is the case, it could still be caused by stress. So, let’s talk about what you should know:
Why Does Stress / Anxiety Contribute to Hair Loss?
Why does this happen? Essentially, when someone has recently had significant stress or a major change in their lives, or to their body, including pregnancy, surgery, or a traumatic experience, (for example a car accident), it’s common for some of the hair follicles on the scalp to stop producing hair, which ultimately means that less hair is being produced overall. This is called Telogen Effluvium. It can occur from both physical stress or psychological. This is also one reason why many people experience hair loss after they have Covid, because it’s so much stress on one’s body.
What’s confusing about Telogen Effluvium is that sometimes it can occur a few months after the initial stressful situation, making it confusing if you’re not actively stressed, why your hair is coming out in clumps. But either way, if you do think your hair is thinning or falling out due to stress or anxiety, it’s recommended to address the cause of the issue. Where can you reduce stress in your life, to make things less chaotic for your processing and for your body? Perhaps seek out a therapist or doctor to discuss the anxiety you’re having that may be leading to physical effects.
Can Hair Loss Be Reversed?
We’ve got some reassuring words for you. Although not all types of hair loss can be reversed, Telogen Effluvium is absolutely reversible. Your hair can grow back! How can you help support your hair follicles during this time, you ask? We have some products in our online store that will help with your hair loss and that will help you continue to maintain healthier, stronger hair.
- One of the best things you can do for your hair is to take hair-strengthening supplements. HairMax carries a Dietary Hair, Skin, and Nail Supplements option that not only supports healthy collagen in your body (a key necessity for strong hair and nails), but the supplements also support your hair follicles, which is fantastic! [Please always check with your doctor before adding new supplements into your regimen.]
- We also carry a great Scalp Nourishing Serum from HairMax that you can leave in your hair after you get out of the shower, or simply if you want to start your day by improving the appearance of your hair. Users of the HairMax Scalp Nourishing Serum have said that the serum leaves their scalp feeling more hydrated and their hair looking less damaged.
- One of the coolest products that we have in our online store from HairMax is called the Acceler8 Hair Booster and Nutrients. This is a “hair reboot” treatment that you leave in your hair to help regenerate some of the hair shedding that you may be experiencing. It also helps to support your hair by making it look thicker and stronger once again, overall reversing the damage caused by stress and hair loss/thinning. You can use this product daily
- If you’re needing a more intensive hair routine to reactivate your hair follicles, you might want to look into the powerhouse that is the HairMax Bio-Active Therapy Starter Set which includes: 1 HairMax Density Haircare Shampoo, 1 HairMax Density Haircare Conditioner, and 1 HairMax Acceler8 Hair Booster + Nutrients. This set will fight stress-impacted effects on your scalp and hair follicles and will help reverse some of the hair loss and thinning caused by both stress and aging.
Stress doesn’t have to conquer your hair. Let’s conquer stress instead! Don’t forget to get regular daily exercise, even if it means walking outside for 30 minutes. Drink plenty of water and get a full night’s sleep. These basic ways of caring for your body really will help reduce those unwanted, stress-causing physical effects.
If you’ve had a recent physical or psychological stress-causing experience in your life, this could be contributing to your hair loss. If you find that the steps you’re taking to reverse hair thinning and hair loss are not working for you, talk to a doctor to get personalized care and information on what you can do to further address the problem.