While factors such as genetics make hair loss tough to prevent, our stress levels are much are easier to control.
At any given time, most of our hair, around 90%, is in some part of the growing phase. It usually lasts around 2-3 years, after which is the resting phase, when strands will fall out to be replaced by new ones. On any normal day, you can expect to shed about 100 strands of hair.
Chronic or serious stress — the kind that affects our sleep, appetite, or hormones — forces an abnormal number of our hair follicles into that resting phase, causing them to eventually all shed at the same time. This can mean alarming clumps in the sink, shower, or on your hair brush.
Luckily, once you get your stress levels in check, your hair will likely resume its normal growing cycle. It’s also important to keep in mind that the stress we’re referring to isn’t the kind caused by running late for work or being too busy. Chronic, severe stress as the result of trauma, or physical stress to systems in the body as the result of going on and off medications are examples of the type of stress that can trigger hair loss.
However, if you’re experiencing more permanent hair loss, or you’re concerned that you’re losing more hair than is considered normal, contact the hair restoration experts at Kalos Hair Transplant. We offer a wide range of safe, effective treatments to help restore both your hair and your confidence.
Schedule your consultation with us today.
Kalos Hair Transplant LLC
Atlanta, GA 30342