Thursday, December 1, 2011

Stress Is Stressful

The holidays are suppose to be a happy time of year, with family, traditions, presents, food, and Santa. But you know what? If you've ever been to Black Friday you know that sometimes shopping for the holidays is stress-ful!

Yeah, no thank you.

But what you might not realize, whether your stress is coming from the holidays, or school finals, or cooking a dinner for you in-laws, stress can be super harmful to your hair and skin.

According, some experts, there are three different types of stress-related hair loss. .

  • Alopecia areata.
  •  A variety of factors are thought to cause alopecia areata, possibly including severe stress. With alopecia areata, white blood cells attack the hair follicle, stopping hair growth and making hair fall out.
  • Telogen effluvium.
  •  In this condition, emotional or physical stress pushes large numbers of growing hairs into a resting phase. Within a few months, the affected hairs may fall out suddenly when simply combing or washing your hair.
  • Trichotillomania.
  •  Trichotillomania (trik-oh-til-oh-MAY-nee-uh) is an irresistible urge to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of your body. Hair pulling can be a way of dealing with negative or uncomfortable feelings, such as stress, anxiety, tension, loneliness, fatigue or frustration

But don't worry. Stress-related hair loss doesn't have to be permanent. Getting your stress under control is key. Get a massage or facial, take a long bubble bath, cater your dinner instead, or do absolutely nothing for a night. Treat yourself and your hair will be happy.

And just a reminder, always see a professional if you're having sudden hair loss. We just want y'all to be happy and healthy.



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Thank you!