Updated: Oct 10, 2021
Time for a little stress education. According to the Mayo Clinic, there are 3 types of hair loss that can be associated with stress.
Telogen effluvium - where significant stress can push follicles into a resting phase, causing a sudden and dramatic amount of fall out when combing or even washing hair.
Trichotillomania - is the uncontrollable urge to pull out hair from the scalp, brows, lashes, or other areas. Stress can drive some people into hair pulling.
Alopecia areata - where the body's immune system attacks the hair follicles causing hair loss. There may be other factors of this type of loss too.
Stress can't be stopped but it can be managed! Taking a walk in nature, listening to music, unplugging, taking a bath or a drive, writing, painting, or treating ourselves to a salon service are some ways we can calm ourselves and beat the grief!