Stress Can Be A Major Trigger For Hair Loss- NGT
PERSONAL style brand, Natures Gentle Touch has stated that in addition to common factors that can lead to hair loss, such as tight braids, frequent use of hair relaxers and dyes, untreated split ends, stress can also be a major contributing factor.
Daniel Komlan, Field Education Manager, Recare Limited, manufacturers of Natures Gentle Touch range of hair care products noted that some people regard stress as a normal situation, which everyone has to go through, but do not know the adverse effects it can have on one’s health, especially the hair.
Komlan explains: “Stress can be a major trigger for hair loss. When one is stressed out, the blood vessels begin to constrict, depriving the hair follicles of oxygen, minerals, and vitamins it needs for healthy hair growth. When the body gets exhausted from stress, it burns more energy and directs the vitamins and nutrients to other parts of the body that need it for survival there by leaving the hair malnourished.”
He reiterated that stress could make one’s goal of achieving a healthy and beautiful natural hair almost impossible. Although, hair loss can be traced to many reasons, it is been founded that stress sometimes is the primary reason for unexplainable hair loss. He added that life-changing events such as childbirth or surgery can also cause hair loss. During these periods, the body concentrates more on recovery and healing rather than growing the hair.
“We regard stress as a hindrance to healthy hair and urge people, especially women, to take proper care of their hair, eat well, drink lots of water, have adequate rest, and engage in exercises to keep the nerves and body calm. The hair is a woman’s ultimate accessory that compliments her beauty, if it is in good condition,” he concluded.
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