The Effect of Stress on Hair 

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have heard about the cost-of-living crisis in the mainstream media. Data from a new Behaviour & Attitudes (B&A) survey revealed that more than one million people in Ireland say they are struggling to make ends meet. This is stressful for many people due to the worry about how they will afford to pay their bills. Stress has a negative impact on our health, including our hair. 
This article will look at the effects of stress on hair. 
Stressed man
Signs of Stress 
How do you know you’re stressed? 
For some, it can be obvious, but for others can go unnoticed for a while. 
However, there are several indicators you can check on how you’re feeling in the list below: 
Irritable, angry, impatient or tense 
Anxious, nervous, worried or afraid 
Racing thoughts and not being able to switch off 
Inability to feel joy 
No sense of humour 
And here are some physical signs of stress: 
Difficulty in taking long deep breaths – shallow breathing 
Panic attacks 
Blurred eyesight or sore eyes 
Insomnia and fatigue 
Chest pains and high blood pressure 
Indigestion and heartburn 
Constipation and diarrhea 
Nausea and fainting 
Sudden weight gain or loss 
Developing rashes and itchy skin 
Sweating excessively 
Changes to your menstrual cycle 
The following list contains common behaviours due to stress: 
Difficulty in making decisions and concentrating 
Poor memory 
Snapping at people 
Biting your nails or picking at your skin 
Grinding your teeth 
Sexual problems 
Over- or undereating 
Excessive smoking, drinking or recreational drug use 
Restless – always wired 
Withdrawing from loved ones 
If you’re ticking off all or many of the symptoms above, chances are that you are experiencing stress. But how can that have an impact on your hair? 
How stress affects your hair 
Some of the physical symptoms of stress can, in turn, cause damage to your hair. Let’s say you’re experiencing a lack of sleep. If you have insomnia, this will affect your hair and scalp. Sleep is vital for the replenishment stage of skin renewal, so you could end up with a flaky scalp and/or dandruff. How about grey hair and stress? Think it’s just a myth? Think again. 
Worried man looks out of window
How to Use Hair Fibres 
Trauma and shock from stressful events can cause premature greying of the hair – even in young people. 
If we feel ill due to stress, our immune systems will have taken a bit of a hit. When you’re ill, your hair's nutrients are redirected to other areas of the body. As a result, you can experience thinning hair or even alopecia. 
If you’re a man who’s experiencing hair loss you’ll really love seeing how much of a game-changer hair systems are. 
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If you have any questions give us a call on 087 333 7476 or WhatsApp us and we will arrange free private consultation. 
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