Stress and Hair Loss

Stress and Hair Loss

Dr. Hamid HosseiniAuthor: Dr. Hamid Hosseini MD, MBioMed & PhD

(CEO & Founder of Hamita Biotech who discovered the unique formula of Dr. Hamid Hair Regrowth Products. A Clinician, Researcher & Immunologist who specialised in hair physiology & aesthetic medicine; Melbourne, Australia).

Stress can cause hair loss in several ways. One of the most common ways is through a condition called telogen effluvium. Telogen effluvium is a condition where hair follicles shift from the anagen phase (growth phase) to the telogen phase (resting phase). Telogen effluvium occurs when the body experiences a significant amount of stress, such as emotional stress, illness, surgery, or hormonal changes. This stress causes the hair follicles to enter a resting phase when hair falls out easily, leading to hair thinning or balding. This usually occurs 2-3 months after the stressor (1,2,3).


alopecia areata and hair loss


Alopecia Areata

Another way stress can cause hair loss is through alopecia areata, which is an autoimmune disorder where the hair follicles are attacked by our immune system. Stress can trigger or worsen alopecia areata, leading to patchy hair loss on the scalp and other parts of the body. This condition can be temporary or permanent and can affect people of any age (1,2,4,5).

Stress can also cause hormonal imbalance and disrupt the normal hair growth cycle, leading to thinning hair or slow hair growth and hair fall. For instance, stress can cause an increase in the hormone cortisol, which can lead to a decrease in hair growth. Stress can also affect the level of thyroid hormone, which is essential for healthy hair growth. An imbalance in thyroid hormone levels can lead to hair thinning or hair loss. Stress can also disrupt the balance of sex hormones, including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, leading to hair loss. This hormonal imbalance can occur during and after periods of stress and can contribute to hair thinning or hair loss (6,7,8).


Managing stress is crucial in maintaining healthy hair


stress Managment 

Managing stress is crucial in maintaining healthy hair. Various techniques can help manage stress, including exercise, meditation, psychotherapy, yoga, and relaxation techniques. Additionally, lifestyle modifications such as getting enough sleep and eating a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals can help. Avoiding harsh hair treatments can also promote healthy hair growth and prevent hair loss (9).


Using Dr. Hamid's products in the treatment of hair loss


Smart Choice

Some treatments such as Minoxidil, Finasteride, or hair transplants can also be considered when fighting hair loss (10,11). However, some natural ingredients such as Aloe-Vera oil, peppermint, tea tree oil, etc can promote hair growth. We are proud to offer you our products which are formulated from those natural ingredients and many more. Dr Hamid hair regrowth products contain a rich blend of essential nutrients, minerals, and vitamins in the form of nano and micro-elements, which can deliver significant results for hair growth.

At Hamita Trading, we're committed to providing you with the tools to nurture your hair naturally, offering effective solutions to combat hair loss and enhance your hair's vitality.

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