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Stress and Hair Growth: How Your Mood Affects Your Mane

July 30, 2021

Stress and Hair Growth: How Your Mood Affects Your Mane

If you’ve ever noticed that your hair feels thinner at certain times, you are not losing your mind. Several factors can lead to thinner feeling hair. And stress and hair growth is a biggie! 

Sure, it’s normal to lose around 100 strands each day. But if you are seeing more stray hairs, your shower drain or hairbrush is fuller than usual, or your hair simply feels thinner, you are likely experiencing hair loss. And stress could be the reason. 

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the link between chronic stress and hair loss is due to how stress hormones affect the hair follicle growth phase. But it’s not always chronic stress that causes hair loss. Telogen Effluvium is a condition of hair loss that occurs approximately two months after a sudden shock or bout with extreme stress. This happens when hair roots are prematurely sent into a resting phase and, according to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD), up to 70% of strands can be shed at this time.

 

Stress and Hair Growth: How to Keep Your Hair Feeling Thick and Healthy 

So, you’ve had a bout with stress or experience chronic stress and want to know what to do about stress for hair loss. Here are some effective ways to improve the look of your mane and boost the appearance of stress and hair growth.

 

Be Gentle

The best way to care for thinning hair is with a gentle touch. Use soft elastics when pulling hair back, and choose a gentle brush and try not to pull on strands, especially when hair is wet. 

 

Wash Less

You’ve heard it here before but we’ll say it again. Washing your hair less frequently – as in, only when it is actually dirty – is a good way to keep hair feeling strong and healthy. A step in the right direction when you are experiencing thinning hair.

One easy way to prolong the time periods between washes is by using a dry shampoo, like our Aloha Babe Dry Shampoo, on your hair to keep it feeling fresher longer. 

 

Scalp Massage

There’s scientific proof that scalp massage helps with thinning hair. Research published in ePlasty journal found that scalp massage resulted in an increase in hair thickness after 24 weeks. ST. TROPICA Beach Goddess Hot Oil Hair Mask is great for giving your scalp a massage while you moisturize your locks.

 

Hair Superfoods

You include superfoods in your healthy diet. Be sure you are giving them to your hair too. Coconut Oil and Biotin are two naturals that are especially good for visibly improving hair growth, and both can be found in Beach Goddess.

 

Take Your Vitamins

Possibly the most obvious choice when it comes to correcting signs of hair loss is to take a Hair Growth Vitamin. But don’t skimp on this beautiful hair staple. Try Tru Bloom with Hair Superfoods for proven results. Better yet, get in on the Duo Dream Team.





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