Can Stress Cause Hair Loss?

If you’re going through an extraordinarily stressful time in your life, it can impact you in many different ways. From high blood pressure and headaches to insomnia and irritability, stress can really wreak havoc on a person’s body and mind. However, does stress also cause hair loss?

Stress and Hair Loss 

Unfortunately, according to the Mayo Clinic, stress can and does cause hair loss. There are actually three types of stress-caused hair loss – telogen effluvium, trichotillomania, and alopecia areata. Basically, stress can cause you to lose some of your locks by putting some of your hair follicles into a ‘resting phase’, or even trigger your immune system to attack your hair follicles. You may notice these types of hair loss in the shower or when you brush your hair or run your fingers through it. The last type of hair loss is more external – sometimes people will actually pull their hair out themselves to try to cope with stress. 


In today’s fast-paced society, high levels of stress and anxiety are the norm, which is probably why stress is the one of the leading causes of baldness. We are also noticing a trend that hair loss is starting younger and younger. When dealing with an overwhelming amount of stress, the last thing you want to worry about is losing your hair. Stress-caused hair loss is typically temporary, and can usually be helped by adjusting your lifestyle to reduce stress. However, sometimes that isn’t always possible, and that’s where Tampa Scalp Ink comes in.

 Ways to Combat Hair Loss From Stress

Tampa Scalp Ink offers a nonsurgical procedure called scalp micropigmentation that can help fill in gaps to create the illusion of a fuller head of hair. This procedure can help both men and women who are experiencing hair loss for any reason, including stress. If you are struggling with hair loss, don’t let it be another thing to worry about. Contact us today to set up an appointment.


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