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Is Stress Causing Your Hair Loss?

Stress is known to cause several hair problems from heart disease to obesity.  But did you know that stress can also cause you to lose hair? If you have recently noticed an abnormal amount of hair loss, it could be due to a stressful situation that you have went through recently or even months ago. Hair loss due to stress usually occurs 1 to 3 months after a very stressful event, such as a death in the family, divorce, or even financial worry. This type of hair loss can also be caused by illness, poor diet, or hormonal changes (i.e. menopause, recently giving birth, or starting/stopping birth control pills). The good news is that you can prevent stress induced hair loss before it happens and help reduce it if you are currently experiencing it. To keep stress from wreaking havoc on your hair, try adding the HAIRFINITY Detox & De-Stress Antioxidant Booster to your supplement regimen.  This targeted supplement supports your scalp’s stress reduction abilities with an antioxidant cocktail of curcumin, zinc and grape seed extract. Soothe and protect your scalp, so your hair can grow and thrive, stress-free.*

There are three types of hair loss that are associated with high stress levels:

  • Telogen effluvium. Stress causes large numbers of your hair follicles to go into the resting phase. After a few months, the affected hairs may suddenly fall out causing reason for alarm (and possibly even more stress)
  • Alopecia areata.While a variety of things can cause alopecia areata, it is also possibly linked to severe stress. Hair loss from alopecia areata is caused by the body’s immune system attacks the hair follicles
  • Trichotillomania creates an irresistible urge to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of your body. This hair pulling may be a way of dealing with stress, loneliness, boredom or frustration.

How to Prevent Stress:

  1. Get enough sleep. Lack of sleep can cause stress, especially if the issue persists for a long period of time.  You should try to get at least 8 hours of sleep each night.  Not getting enough sleep can affect your diet and mood, which can in tern lead to more stress and eventually hair loss.  If you have trouble getting to sleep, it may be because of too much stimulation before bedtime.  The light from the TV or phone can cause stimulation that will prevent you from falling to sleep easily.  So, try a dark room or read a book to fall asleep quickly.
  2. Follow a healthy diet. Healthy foods provide your body with the energy it needs to deal with daily stress.  When you don’t follow a healthy diet, it leaves your body and hair susceptible to stress related problems.  A nutritious diet can also help you grow stronger hair which will also help keep it from falling out.  To make your diet “hair healthy,” eat at least 3 well balanced meals per day and avoid processed and sugary foods.  Indulge in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats such as nuts and avocados. Also, try adding a healthy hair supplement with nutrients specific for your precious locks such as B-vitamins, MSM, and more.  Omega-3 fatty acids are also beneficial, as they can help to improve the health of the scalp. Also, adding a targeted supplement such as the HAIRFINITY De-Stress & Detox Antioxidant Booster will help give your hair a “boost” of antioxidant ingredients, creating optimal conditions for hair growth.
  3. Exercise more. Not only can exercise help improve your overall health, it can also help alleviate emotional stress due to the endorphins your body releases.  These endorphins, also called “happy hormones” help your feel more calm and relaxed. Exercise doesn’t mean having to go to the gym or get a trainer.  Dancing, jumping jacks, swimming, or even a brisk walk can help reduce your stress levels.

How to Get Stress In Check:

  1. Focus on the moment.We spend so much time thinking about the future and the past.  We usually worry about what to do next or feel regret about something we have already done.  To help reduce stress, try focusing on what you are doing right this instant.  For example if you are outside, concentrate on how the wind feels against your skin.  Or if you’re eating, focus on the taste and sensation of your food.
  2. Laugh Out Loud While your current situation may not seem like a laughing matter, research shows that laughing can help lower your stress levels and improve your mood by reducing stress hormones and boosting endorphins. So, find something to laugh about whether it is your favorite funny movie or remembering something that made you LOL. It will help you feel better and possibly save your hair.
  3. Listen to Music – It has been shown that listening to soothing music and sounds can help reduce anxiety, slow your heart rate, and even lower your blood pressure. Try listening to spa like music or sounds such as ocean waves or rain. Focus on the scenery associated with the sound while you are listening to it.

Protect Your Hair with Antioxidants

Unfortunately, stress can’t always be avoided.  However, you can make sure your hair is protected. HAIRFINITY Detox & De-Stress Antioxidant Booster helps protect your hair from stress with a powerful combination of antioxidants.

  • Curcumin (Turmeric) is a plant from the ginger family that acts as a powerful antioxidant,  defending against free radicals and oxidation.*
  • Piperine (Black Pepper)increases the absorption of curcumin, optimizing its antioxidant properties.*
  • Zinc Gluconatesoothes  and supports the body’s immune system by reducing cellular breakdown.*
  • Grapeseed Extractdefends your scalp and hair from oxidation caused by free radicals.*
  • Vitamin E protects against free radicals with its antioxidant powers.*

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