The autoimmune disease alopecia areata can be caused by stress, It is regularly linked to stress and anxiety as triggering factors that can cause the patchy hair loss.
Alopecia caused by stress has been recorded across a wide range of examples of life stresses including: –
- Bereavement, the death of a loved one
- Financial pressure and mounting obligation
- Job loss
- Moving home
- Injury or illness
- Dangerous or threatening situation
- Getting married
- Discrimination or harassment
- Emotional related problems such as guilt, anger, low self-esteem
- The weight of a new responsibility
- Public speaking
When you notice sudden or patchy hair loss when combing or washing hair, you should seek professional medical advice.
The good news is that hair loss caused by stress is not usually permanent. Hair can grow back, but it can take three to six months after the stressful situation has passed or been sufficiently managed.
See our continuing research into “What causes or triggers Alopecia areata?” for more information.
There is also a wide range of treatments available that can help manage the signs of hair loss and some even claim to stimulate the regrowth process. Below are a few examples of those with the most positive reviews.
- Original Oil
- Organic and authentic
- Stimulates hair growth including eyelashes & Eyebrows
- Thick and rich formula that’s most effective for skin and hair conditions
- 4oz Bottle
- ✓ For hair growth, slowing the rate of hair loss, ✓ improving your natural growth rate or thickness and condition Watermans is the product for you.
- ✓ Will help stimulate your hair growth, strengthen hair follicles, improve scalp circulation and condition.
- ✓ This makes your scalp the cleanest and best possible place for hair growth.
- ✓ Winner of UK Hair Magazine Hair Awards 2018
- World’s first wholly plant derived hair building fibre, gives the best indiscernable bond with natural hair
- Bactericide-free and preservative-free, is safe to use for all hair loss conditions and will not cause skin irritation.
- Colour fast, product dye will not migrate onto skin or clothing
- Suitable for use when doing outward bound & sporting activties even during adverse weather conditions