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  • Writer's pictureDiane Shawe

Two Types of Stress can Lead to Hair Loss

Why stress can cause hair loss?

Hair loss has been a major concern for both genders in recent times. However, very few people actually know about the causes which include stress. Stress sometimes induces hair loss which is sometimes irreversible. There are various treatments which can treat and disguise hairloss. But there is also another type of stress to consider - stress to the hair, scalp and hair follicles. The link between stress and hair loss Stress can lead to Telogen Effluvium which is a medical condition leading to hair loss. Telogen effluvium is often responsible for large portions of hair loss, where the hair typically falls out in 'handfuls'. Up to 70% of scalp hair can be lost through this condition. Telogen effluvium doesn't actually cause hair loss, instead it causes the hair to stop growing. Stress can also lead to a condition called Alopecia Areata. This causes white blood cells to attack the hair follicles in the scalp, leading to very instantaneous hair loss. Hair often falls out in patches, but total hair loss can affect the whole scalp in the space of a few weeks. In very extreme cases, alopecia areata can also affect body hair - causing it to fall out as well.

Stress on the hair, hair follicles and scalp is referred to as Traction Alopecia. This is when hair has either been braided too tight, nickle by the use of clipin and the weight irritate the scalp or glues such as the new hair tape strips or hot bonds are hard to remove and end up ripping out damaged or fine hair to begin with. After hair has fallen out due to stress, it often grows back. However, in some instances it does not and treatment can be required. We can advise on multiple solutions  to help prevent or disguise hair loss from various forms of stress. Disguising hair loss during treatment

We specialise in 16 different hair extensions techniques, but some techniques can cause more damage to hair especially clipin and extensions using glue of any kind. Contact us for a free consultation when we will advise on the best technique for your hair health, your lifestyle and peace of mind. 

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