Stress, Hair Loss and COVID-19
Posted on 13th August 2020 at 17:08
The last few months have been a stressful time for many...
The COVID-19 lockdown has made a lot of us anxious about our health, while the economic impact of the pandemic has caused financial concerns for people from all walks of life.
As many people know, stress, especially prolonged stress, is a major contributing factor to hair loss.
As the crisis shows no signs of disappearing soon, you’ll need to find ways to cope with the stress and anxiety if you’re going to minimise hair loss and protect your health.
Why does stress cause Hair Loss?
There are a number of theories as to why significant periods of stress can result in hair loss.
One is that a sudden onset of stress causes an imbalance in your hair’s growth cycle. Normally, the majority of hair follicles will be in the growing, or anagen, stage of the cycle.
Hair sheds when follicles transition to the resting, or telogen, phase. A sudden onset of significant stress can result in more follicles than normal switching to the resting phase. This can cause hair to fall out faster than it would do normally.
Severe stress can also trigger alopecia, a condition that causes the body’s immune system to attack follicles, resulting in a significant hair loss. When a person is suffering from alopecia, hair is most likely to fall out in a big clumps. This often causes bald patches to appear on the scalp.
Coping with Stress, Hair Loss and COVID-19
If you’ve been suffering from stress because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ll need to find ways to cope with the ongoing crisis if you’re going to protect your health.
If stress is making you feel unwell and causing hair loss, it’s a good idea to speak to your doctor about possible treatment options. Talking to friends, family or a trained therapist about your anxieties may also help you to feel more relaxed.
Hair Replacement Solution
A lot of the time, hair that falls out because of stress will regrow when the stressful period comes to an end.
However, as this can take time, it’s often worth investing in a hair replacement system to give you the confidence you need to get out and about until you get your hair back.
Hair replacement systems instantly cover bald patches and thinning to leave your hair looking thick, full and healthy.
This can boost your confidence and give you one less thing to worry about.
Hair replacement systems are designed and fitted by trained professionals to ensure a seamless look and great finish.
Find out more about hair replacement solutions, and learn about the products we offer, by exploring our site today!
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