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Can stress cause hair loss?

Posted on June 26 2020

Can stress cause hair loss?

Is it true that Stress and Anxiety are Linked to Hair Loss?



Do you know that hair loss itself is not directly caused by anxiety?

So what causing it?


Stress brought on by everyday difficulties for those suffering from anxiety. Studies have shown that stress and anxiety-induced stress can contribute to specific hair loss conditions.

Alopecia Areata. Large clumps of hair may suddenly fall out for no apparent reason, causing patches of hair loss. Some people may experience hair loss in other parts of the body. Although the hair will grow back, continued anxiety and stress can cause the hair loss to continue leading to different patches of hair and baldness.

Telogen Effluvium (TE). This is the second most common form of hair loss. In essence, it occurs when there is a change in the number of hair follicles growing hair. The number of hair follicles producing hair will drop, which means an increase in dormant hair follicles, with the end result being hair loss. TE can appear as thinning hair with the hair on the top of the scalp thinning more than the sides or back of the scalp.

Unfortunately, hair loss can cause even more stress and anxiety. Though there is no direct link to hair loss and depression, some individuals suffering from hair loss may begin to feel symptoms of depression as the physical symptoms of their anxiety and stress become pronounced.

What to do…

First and foremost, you need to reduce anxiety.

A lot of facilities now are taking active steps to reduce your anxiety levels their aim is to understand the root of your anxiety and provide treatment options so you can live a healthy life.

With your anxiety and stress reduced after receiving treatment, your hair may begin to grow back on its own. A healthy diet and exercise can help also provide the nutrients needed for hair growth. Hair growth is a long process and your hair may not come back for months, so it’s important to be patient and continue working on monitoring your anxiety.


Stress management

Learning how to effectively manage your stress levels may help you reduce your risk for further hair loss. Of course, this is often easier said than done.

You may have to try several different stress-management techniques before you find what works for you.

Popular ways to reduce stress:

  • Exercise. Exercise is a great way to eliminate stress. Try taking a light daily walk, signing up for a dance class, or doing some yard work.
  • Hobbies. Occupying yourself with something that you enjoy doing can be a great way to combat stress. Consider doing volunteer work, joining your local community theater group, planting a garden, or starting an art project.
  • Writing. Try taking a few minutes each day to write about your feelings, and the things that cause you stress. Reviewing the daily items that trigger your stress may help you to discover ways of coping with it.
  • Breathing and meditation. Meditation and breathing exercises are great ways to allow yourself to focus on the present moment. You may also wish to try techniques that combine meditation with physical exercise, like yoga or tai chi.

On our previous blog we shared about Alopecia and why Hair extensions plays an important role to people who suffer from hair loss.

And regardless any condition we have or we are going through, Empress Hair Extensions are here for all awesome kids and women.



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