Stress can precipitate the hair loss. Constant stress and worry over your hair fall will only cause your hair fall situation to worsen. The good news is that the hair fall related to stress is generally temporary and can be reversed. Sources of Stress

  • Childbirth
  • Shock by a sudden incident or death
  • Surgery
  • Illness
  • Sudden and significant weight loss
  • Fever
  • Constant worrying/fear
  • Trichotillomania

If you’ve been affected by hair loss from stress, the following are some important steps you can take.

1. Eating Right & Healthy

  • Lots of vegetables and fruits

They are an excellent source of vitamins, folate, minerals, and fiber.

  • Wholegrains

They are an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants as well.

  • Lean Protein (Eggs, Almonds, Baked Beans, Chicken Meat, skinless)

It offers myriad benefits for hair, nails, and skin health and builds muscles.

2. Taking Supplements

In a study done in 2016, according to the Journal of Drugs and Dermatology, hair fall induced by stress can be caused by certain nutritional deficiencies, which include the following.

  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B12
  • Ferritin
  • Zinc

How to Reduce Hair Fall Caused by Stress?

3. Sleep

Not sleeping well or insufficient sleep will further exacerbate anxiety and further shift the hormonal balance in the body.

  • Strive to sleep for 6 – 8 hours daily
  • Do not go to bed with your handphone or any electronic gadgets or have the t.v switched on.
  • Drink warm drinks such as chamomile tea or milk.
  • Ensure the room is cool and dark.

4. Exercise, Yoga & Meditation

This will help in increasing coping mechanisms, which in turn will alleviate stress. All research points out that physical activities not only boost self-esteem but also enhance sleep quality and increase energy.

This, in turn, helps reduce stress dramatically as it increases and improves one’s coping mechanisms. Yoga and meditation can help calm the mind, which will increase overall wellness and reduce stress.

5. Avoid Short Cuts

There is no miracle drug, shampoo, or oil that can immediately stop hair fall if you do not implement Steps 1 – 4 for hair loss due to stress.

Hence we always spend time understanding our client’s medical history and customizing treatments plans and concoctions using only 100% Natural herbs, fruits, and oils for each client. The more you share, the better the customization, and you will experience improved results and see lesser hair fall and the start of healthier hair.

Gurjit Kaur

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