Parents are invariably a source of stress for many people – they may even cause your hair to fall out. If hair loss runs in your family, there’s a significant chance it could affect you at some stage. But spending time worrying about your hair loss will do you no good. In fact, stress is an instigator of hair loss in predisposed people and could lead to thinning hair and a myriad of other health problems in others. Hence, reducing stress will help prevent hair loss.
Your body is like a well-oiled machine – each part is dependent on the other to operate in perfect harmony and when your body is under stress, it does not function as it should. Physical and emotional stress can lead to exhaustion, depression, anxiety – all of which have a damaging effect on your hormones and when your hormones are out of whack, it can trigger a series of events that can wreak havoc on your skin, nails and hair.
Fragile, brittle and thinning hair can be an indication that you’re running your engine dry and that you need to reduce the stress in your life. Hair loss is a manageable condition but you should make every effort to prevent it’s occurrence by looking after and listening to your body.
What Can I Do?
If you’re near the point of exhaustion, make an effort to slow things down. Get your eight hours of sleep a night, make sure you’re getting all the nutrients your hair needs through a balanced diet, and just breathe. Your body needs oxygen to aid in circulation and your hair follicles benefit from superior circulation. Perform deep breathing exercises, sit upright and take a walk during your lunch break. Open spaces and a little fresh air goes a long way in relieving stress.
Meditation and yoga or any form of relaxation techniques can also help you reduce stress and anxiety and can help you maintain a positive attitude. Not only do people with positive attitudes live longer, they are also healthier, happier and may even have better hair.
If All Else Fails?
Sometimes hair loss cannot be prevented by merely changing your diet, exercising or reducing stress levels. There are a lot of factors that influence hair loss but there are also many misconceptions about what can prevent hair loss. For instance, some people think frequent ejaculation may instigate male pattern baldness so withholding will prevent it. However, while it does temporarily increase testosterone levels, it does not correlate with an increased risk of hair loss. In fact, it could be great stress reliever so – theoretically speaking – it may help prevent the onset of hair loss.
If you do start to notice your hair thinning or are starting to recede, the best thing you can do is accept that there may be times when you cannot do anymore to prevent it and seek the advice of a hair loss professional. Worrying about hair loss only makes it worse so get an experts opinion and an individualised hair loss treatment to address the condition and you may just be surprised at how much better you feel once you decide to do something about it.
To book a free appointment with a hair loss professional, call the Belgravia Centre on 020 7730 6666 or send an email. If you can’t get to the London centre, don’t stress – simply fill in the online diagnostic form for free expert advice and access to a personally tailored hair loss treatment program from anywhere in the world.