stressGetting married is a huge and stressful life event, with so much to plan and organise in a set period of time, it can be easy to forget about taking care of you. Make sure that you don’t lose any hair from stress related hair fall!

Everyone ends up losing a small amount of hair on a daily basis, this is natural and in fact a positive sign that your body is growing healthy new hair to replace old hair. By keeping track of how much you hair loss is normal for you, you will be able to easily spot any unwanted increase in hair fall. there can be numerous reasons as to why your hair is falling out, for some it is an indicator of an underlying medical condition – usually genetic, but for others it can be ‘telogen effluvium’.

Telogen effluvium is caused by hormonal changes and health problems leading to a temporary increase in hair shedding. Cortisol is one of the body’s most important hormones, it is also known as the stress hormone, as cortisol is produced as a result of high levels of stress. As cortisol production increases, other hormone levels can fall and this in turn can negatively affect the growth of healthy hair.

How To Counter Hair Loss

The best way to counter stress related hair loss is by decreasing the amount of stress you are taking on. No other hair loss method will be effective if your stress levels are still high, therefore make sure you are eating and sleeping enough and ask for help when you need it.

You can also try the following methods to improve your hair health;

  • Eat foods which are rich in proteins as every one of your hair strands is made up of cells which contain protein
  • Avoid brushing wet hair, your hair is much more vulnerable to breakage when it is wet therefore allow your hair to dry naturally first.
  • Use a hair treatment, you can soak your hair in some previously boiled green tea for up to one hour to absorb some it’s the antioxidants and beneficial properties
  • Massage your hair and scalp once or twice a week with oil to promote hair growth and good blood circulation in your scalp.

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