Dealing with Hair Loss And Anxiety
In this day and age, stress is a leading contributor to hair loss, especially in men. Factors such as the pollutants in the environment to smaller factors such as cell phones can cause extra stress and speed up the rate of hair loss.
We will discuss the steps to reduce your anxiety and in turn reduce your hair loss. The benefits of taking positive action to address your hair loss can leave you feeling happier and less stressed in daily life.
How can anxiety cause hair loss?
Anxiety tends to develop when a person feels stressed for extended periods of time. This uncompromising fear can affect your psychological condition and your physical biology. Anxiety caused from hair loss, or hair loss caused by stress and anxiety can be an ongoing problem. As a result, a vicious circle of anxiety and stress about losing your hair can leave you feeling hopeless.
Many men find that there are more factors than anxiety that contribute to hair loss. For example, changes in your diet can cause a few more strands than usual to fall off.
However, with some constructive tips on nutrition, stress management, lifestyle, and psychology, most people can break the cycle of hair loss related anxiety. To understand the underlying cause of your hair loss you should always first consult your doctor.
How to stop hair loss related anxiety
There are a few adjustments that will help you address your hair loss with a positive attitude which will help to reduce hair loss related anxiety or stress.
- One is an increase in the consumption of major amino acids for hair growth, such as cysteine and lysine.
- Another is an increase in the intake of supporting nutrients that better allow the body to use blocks to build and grow new hair.
- The next you should increase the amount of oxygen-rich blood to be supplied to the hair follicles, in order to supply the key nutrients.
Anxiety is a form of stress, focus on reducing your anxiety level as that has a direct impact on your hair growth.
Four tips to help you deal with hair loss:
1. Proper Nutrition
Then of course, again, proper nutrition is a must. Avoid eating unhealthy foods and even factor in certain hair boosting vitamins like Biotin.
2. Exercise Regularly
In addition to your diet, it is equally important to exercise on a consistent basis. Exercise has been proven to optimize human growth hormone, testosterone, and reduce your stress levels.
3. Hair Styling
Your hair needs to smell nice for the ladies, but scented shampoos and conditioners could be irritating your scalp even more. Use mild hair care products and stay away from things such as hot curling irons, or even blow dryers. A good rule of thumb is if it can be used on a baby’s hair then it’s okay.
4. Sleep Well
A good night’s rest goes a long way. Improved sleeping patterns and getting enough sleep at night alone will reduce stress levels. Keep laptops, phones, and any bright lights turned off. They not only contribute to your anxiety but decrease your quality of sleep as well.
Transformations do not happen overnight
It will take some time to implement all these changes into your everyday routine successfully, but these small changes can make a big difference. It’s also a good idea to manage your expectations throughout this process as it will not happen overnight.
Applying these tips, especially the one about reducing your anxiety levels is important. Research shows that blood flow is a major component of keeping or losing your hair. The less blood flow to your hair follicles will restrict the delivery of key nutrients that promote hair growth. These tips are designed to help treat the underlying cause (anxiety) and improve the delivery of fresh nutrients your body needs to begin growing a thicker and fuller head of hair.
Alternatives for treating hair loss and anxiety
Some men believe they are beyond that process of naturally recovering from hair loss whether caused by anxiety, other illnesses or genetics. Either way, one great alternative method for treating hair loss stems from scalp micro pigmentation treatment.
Scalp micropigmentation otherwise known as “SMP” for short, is an incredible life-changing treatment where organic pigmentation is applied at the epidermal level of the scalp to replicate the natural appearance of real hair follicles. Whether you want to fill in thinning areas or shave your head, SMP will enhance your look tremendously.