What is Stress Related Hair Loss?
We all have times in our lives that are stressful. When stress becomes a long-term or intense part of life, this can have negative impacts upon the body. Stress over time can cause your body to move into survival mode which can then start to have adverse effects, particularly on our hair. Survival mode diverts all essential vitamins and minerals away from the hair, skin, immune and digestive systems so that these can protect vital organs from the shock of stress.
But does stress cause hair loss? It’s helpful to understand what your body’s response to stress is and how your body shows stress, as this can empower you with knowledge about repairing the damage done to your body and hair by investing in stress related hair loss treatment.
Stress can impact your hair in three possible ways:
Telogen Effluvium (TE)
You can develop telogen effluvium (TE) when the stress hormone cortisol inhibits new hair growth by restricting the hair follicles in their resting phase. In this situation, your hair weakens, thins and can begin to shed. If you have been experiencing regular hair loss for more than six months, this may be Telogen Effluvium. Fortunately, with a healthy routine and diet, and in conjunction with natural supplements, your hair and body can recover fully. Our award-winning supplement plans are designed to help to reduce stress on the body, boost hair follicle health and aid telogen effluvium hair growth.
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So, does anxiety cause hair loss? Not always by itself, but you may be feeling so stressed that you begin to pull at your hair and scalp. This could be the very distressing condition of trichotillomania. It can result in thinning or balding areas on the scalp and cause damage to hair. A good diet supplemented with a rich source of nutritious vitamins and minerals can help to reduce anxiety triggering the condition, treat depression and support your body back to health to recover from trichotillomania. The Simone Thomas Plans are meticulously researched and designed to care thoroughly for your whole body, nurturing you back to good health.
Alopecia areata is a condition where bald spots, patchy hair loss and thinning hair can occur. Alopecia areata is widely believed to be an autoimmune disorder that causes the body to attack its hair follicles. Stressful lives and traumatic events are seen to be triggers for alopecia areata sufferers. This particular type of hair loss can affect people from all ethnicities, although typically it happens in men and women aged 20-50. As with all hair loss conditions, it’s important to tackle the issue from within. There is no such a thing a quick-fix but with the right nutrients you can restore your hair back to strength and shine.
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Using Supplements for Stress Induced Hair Loss
When stress affects your life, it can impact your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Your hair loss as a result of stress will probably be just one symptom you are suffering with. Dealing with the root cause – stress and overwhelm – is the most positive step you can take in the beginning. Stress can show in poor digestive health, poor quality sleep or just a mental & physical struggle to get through each day.
Finding a natural solution that really works is key to getting your body back on track and encouraging healthy hair regrowth from within. Our multi-award winning Ginkgo Biloba B+ is perfect for anyone experiencing hair loss caused by stress. Packed with a nurturing combination of ginkgo biloba b+, vitamin B complex including folic acid, vitamin B12, botanicals and live cultures, the antioxidant Ginkgo Biloba is an essential element in preventing and reducing further hair loss and provides your body with the right nutrients to increase hair growth.
The main ingredient, Ginkgo, is a potent antioxidant that protects the hair and scalp from stress-related and harsh toxin damage. Another impressive factor in ginkgo’s power is that its anti-inflammatory to soothe painful scalps and calm troubled skin, all while strengthening hair follicles at the same time. As an anti-inflammatory, it helps to calm inflamed scalps and regulate the fluctuating cortisol levels we experience when we are stress to encourage stronger, healthy regrowth. Stress induced hair loss can often be an endless cycle. We're stressed which causes our cortisol levels to increase leading to an increase risk of hair loss, then we worry and stress about hair loss, adding fuel to the fire and leading to additional hair loss. We've been there but don't fret, another benefit of Ginkgo biloba is it works to improve the body’s response to stress and anxiety, helping to manage our stress levels and support the hair regrowth process in order to strengthen the overall condition of your hair.
For many people, stress doesn't just impact the condition of our hair, other side effects may include, poor digestion, lack of energy, poor sleep, more illness due to a low immunity, all caused by an increase in stress. To help combat all these symptoms, why not try Ginkgo Biloba B+, Super Greens to recharge and boost your immunity and Everyday Wellness, a super strength probiotic to support your gut health. Ideal for those looking to regain optimal health and aid shiny, strong and healthy hair after a period of trauma or stress.
The Ginkgo Biloba provides a beneficial range of B vitamins that improves the body’s responses to stress which is really helpful for those who suffer from hair pulling. Our super green supplement that increases the body’s levels of zinc, iron and selenium for multiplying new hair follicles and producing collagen to strengthen the proteins in new hair. Discover more about the benefits of Ginkgo Biloba for hair regrowth.
Discover Your Perfect Hair Loss Treatment
Stress related hair loss can really affect your ability to think straight and can in turn naturally cause more stress. The Simone Thomas Wellness Plans take care of the whole body, helping to reduce your anxiety, increase energy levels and improve your overall well-being so you can get back to feeling yourself, or even better!
For more help or guidance on the health of your hair, contact the Simone Thomas Wellness team who can advise on the right plan for you.
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In this e-book you will find information on:
- The Hair Growth Cycle
- The different types of hair loss conditions explained
- Natural treatments and approaches to combat hair loss
- The disadvantages to conventional hair loss treatments
- How to address hair loss in a healthy way, as recommended by Hair Loss Consultant, Simone Thomas.