Stress & Hair

‘Tis the season to be jolly, yet most of us are panicking and completely stressed out waiting for the holidays to be over. Last minute gift shopping, entertaining, portraying Santa and seeing family. Have you noticed your hair shedding more than usual?

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3 Ways Stress Affects Your Hair

  1. Blood Flow - when you are stressed out this reduces the blood flow to your heart, which affects blood flow to your scalp, which slows down the process of hair growth AKA telogen effluvium.

  2. Picking/Twirling/Pulling - when you have elevated stress and anxiety, you are more likely to start picking your split ends, twirling your hair or even pulling out your hair which is a disorder called trichotillomania.

  3. Sleep Patterns - not getting a good nights sleep prevents your body to recover, restore, and regenerate and your hair is one of the most vulnerable areas to take hit.

So my advice to you is to stop being “busy” and create time for you.