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Stress & Hair Loss: Why Is This A Thing?

Stress and hair loss. It’s like the ultimate one-two punch to your self-esteem. You’re already feeling frazzled and frazzled, and then you start noticing more hair in your brush than on your head. It’s like the universe is conspiring against you.

But why is stress and hair loss a thing? For a long time, there has been several studies indicating how stress directly correlates with hair loss. In this article, I’ll give my unique perspective as an SMP Technician, and my thoughts on this subject matter. My name is George Stacey, and I’m an SMP technician at SCALPPRO. I’ve worked in the industry for a while now, and I’ve seen firsthand how much more confidence you feel when your hair looks great!

Let’s start by looking at what causes stress-related hair loss. When we’re stressed out, our bodies produce extra cortisol, also known as “the stress hormone.”  This hormone has a lot of important functions—it helps us deal with physical pain and regulates blood sugar levels. And while cortisol can be helpful in small doses (like giving you a boost of energy to run away from that bear), too much of it can be a bad thing. Cortisol can cause your hair follicles to go into a dormant state, which means they’re not producing new hair. This can lead to hair thinning and hair loss. It’s like your hair is taking a stress vacation, and it’s not coming back.

But it’s not just cortisol that’s to blame. Stress can also lead to a decrease in blood flow to the scalp, which can cause hair follicles to shrink.

So, what can you do if you’re in this situation?

Well, the first step is to reduce your stress levels. Easier said than done, right? True. But there are things you can do to help, like exercise, meditation, and yoga. And if you’re really struggling, don’t be afraid to seek professional help.

Also make sure you’re getting enough sleep. If you’re not getting enough sleep, it can cause you some stress, which can lead to hair loss.

The next thing you should consider is your diet. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables will help your body produce more red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body. And as we know from science class, oxygen is essential for healthy hair growth—so the more oxygen you have in your body, the better off your hair will be! Consider reducing your caffeine consumption and alcohol intake as much as possible, especially if they make you feel anxious or depressed.

Take supplements like fish oil capsules or B vitamins if you’re deficient in nutrients due to poor eating habits or other lifestyle factors such as excessive drinking/smoking/drug use, etc. This will help strengthen your body’s natural defense system against stress-related disorders such as Telogen Effluvium.

Finally, if all fails, consider Scalp Micropigmentation. It is a process that deposits pigment into the hair follicle to create the appearance of a full head of hair. It is  commonly used by people who have lost their hair due to alopecia or other  conditions.The procedure is quick and relatively painless. It usually takes around 2-3 sessions to achieve the desired look. And the best part? It costs way less than a hair transplant. Plus, no surgery required.

If you’re in the Dorset, Devon, Hampshire, Wiltshire or Somerset areas, and you’re suffering from hair loss, we can help. We offer non-binding, free consultations for Scalp Micropigmentation to anyone looking. Do book in today and let us figure out whether you will be a good fit for SMP!

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