Stress Can Cause Hair Loss


3 Ways Chronic Stress Can Cause Hair Loss

  • 30 July 2019
  • Hair Experts @ AHS
  • 4 min. read

The health of hair is dependent on varied factors; from balanced diet to drinking enough water, from soft hair care products to keeping the scalp squeaky clean, from exercising moderately to keeping stress at bay- all are collectively responsible. Research has proved that chronic stress is one of the crucial factors which adversely impacts the physiology of the strands.

Supposed to be the curse of modern lifestyle, stress is experienced by almost everyone in some degree, but when it takes chronic proportions, it takes a toll on the health of the person and eventually leads to hair loss. Emotional stress affects mental health and leads to illnesses like depression and insomnia.

3 ways chronic stress can cause hair loss:

Here you will become acquainted to three hair loss conditions caused by heightened stress.

#1. Telogen Effluvium

Under this condition due to a great shock, stress or trauma, large number of hair follicles are pushed to resting phase. This causes disruption in the natural cycle of hair and leads to hair loss in great numbers. All of a sudden, in 3-4 months’ time, lots of strands leave your scalp while combing or washing.

Although most people are alarmed by the massive shedding and start looking for hair loss treatment, but the fact is that this is a reversible condition and once the stressor is removed, gradually the health of the hair improves.

#2. Alopecia Areata

Out of quite a few reasons responsible for this hair condition, severe stress is one. Alopecia Areata is a peculiar hair loss condition in which hair falls out in small patches as the immune system of the body attacks the hair follicles. This is commonly termed as spot baldness and although it is temporary hair loss but if not taken care of, it can sometimes lead to permanent damage.

If triggered due to acute stress, Alopecia Areata can be treated by controlling the factors of stress. The hair growth can be regained by seeking professional hair loss solution.

#3. Trichotillomania

This is a psychological disorder in which a person has recurrent and irresistible urge to pull out their hair from their scalp and other body parts. A variety of negative factors like stress, loneliness, anxiety, boredom, frustration, etc. can trigger Trichotillomania. Most of the time, the person is not even aware of his own action and realizes only when someone else points it.

These people can go for hair fall treatment along with psycho-therapy.


The above mentioned conditions caused by chronic stress can be successfully and timely countered, if one becomes aware of the hair loss in its initial phase. During that period taking help from a hair expert will ensure that the cause of hair loss is scientifically ascertained and accordingly hair treatment is undertaken. All these hair loss conditions are reversible if taken care of on time.

A connection between acute stress and hair fall is deeper as an anxious person’s diet, sleep & exercise, everything goes haywire, leaving the body undernourished. The cyclic growth of hair is solely dependent on the nourishment of the body; therefore, it weakens and starts falling. The need of the hour is to lead a balanced and regulated life so that stress is kept at bay!

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