Regardless, this post is by Philip Kingsley - he is a hair loss specialist in the UK and he is the worlds expert in the who's - what's & whys of the hair loss problem for women. I've read everything he has ever written (which isn't much) but I think that is because he so busy he doesn't have time to.
I have a 14 STEP protocol for women on how to repair and rejuvenate hair for women experiencing hair loss, that is based on my experiences with over 15,000 Heads of hair I have worked on. . . and 2 years of the best training on planet earth in the world of hair. One of my Steps is : REDUCE STRESS, and he explains exactly how I feel as well and he does an excellent job. So, please read this Post on Hair Loss and how stress DOES contribute to it.
Stress can and often does result in hair loss due to a number of factors. One of the main reasons is that stress, through a convoluted route, can increase your body’s production of adrenaline. This can then be converted into cholesterol, which is capable of raising your body’s levels of testosterone. Testosterone is a male hormone (androgen) that has huge implications on hair growth, frequently causing hair loss and/or thinning in people who have follicles sensitive to circulating levels. However, too-high levels can also impact the hair growth cycle, especially in women.
Another important point is that when we are stressed we often do not look after ourselves as we should. For instance, we may skip meals or eat more processed foods than usual – which while convenient have little nutritional benefit. Diet has wide-reaching implications on hair growth, with improper nutrition being a leading cause of hair loss in women. This includes vitamin imbalances, iron deficiency, inadequate protein intake, and meals that contain too few calories. Stress also impacts digestion and the absorption of vital nutrients, reducing their effectiveness.
Furthermore, stress affects our immune system, making us more susceptible to illness. Like diet, general health is closely linked to hair health, with the flu, high fevers and systemic upsets often triggering hair loss approximately 2 months later. Stress can also trigger dandruff in individuals who are prone to it - and research is increasingly showing that flaky/itchy scalps can worsen or lead to hair loss.
Treating Stress Related Hair LossUnfortunately, there is no absolute cure for follicle sensitivity, and so the best ways to tackle and improve stress and stress related hair loss is to use preventative measures. We suggest reducing your stress levels with yoga, meditation, pilates or moderate exercise. Mindfulness has also shown to be very effective, providing tools for coping with day-to-day stress and feelings of being overwhelmed. You may also want to talk to your doctor about alternative treatments, such as acupuncture or herbal remedies. In relation to products, use a scalp treatment that helps to block the affect that male hormones can have on your follicles.
In terms of diet, do not skip meals and try to eat at regular intervals with a snack in-between. Those of us at Killerstrands have found a supplement (called the SECRET SUPPLEMENT) that has an 80-85% success rate ...you get the information as to what it is with our Deep Conditioner - THRIVEN. Which is a well formulated nutritional supplement just taking one of these a day. In 30-90 days you will know if this will bring you completely awesome results as it has everyone in my family it can be very helpful, providing your body with a boost of essential vitamins, minerals & protein. This may also aid in immune system function. While there is no fool-proof method of preventing illness and the spread of germs, if your doctor approves get a yearly flu shot.
It is important to note that stress will not cause hair loss straight away. Any hair loss you experience will present itself anywhere from 6 - 12 weeks later due to the nature of your hair growth cycle.
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This Post was written by PHILLIP KINGSLEY
Philip Kingsley coined the phrase 'bad hair day' and is the world's most respected authority on hair and scalp health. With over 55 years of Trichological experience, Philip Kingsley's past and present clientele include politicians, royalty and celebrities.
He is called the 'Hair Doctor'