Is Stress Causing My Hair Loss?

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Is Stress Causing My Hair Loss?

In this article, you’ll learn and discover if stress is causing your hair loss and what you can do to regain your hair back?

Everyday life sends us surprises and new responsibilities to accomplish. Everyone is always on the go and stress is unavoidable. 90% of all illnesses are caused by stress including hair loss.

Stress is a natural feeling of not being able to cope with specific responsibilities, events that enter our lives, and the demands that others put on us. However, stress can become a chronic condition if a person does not take steps to manage it.

There are 3 types of hair loss that can be related to stress.  These hair loss types are:

Telogen Effluvium

In telogen effluvium (TEL-o-jun uh-FLOO-vee-um), significant stress pushes large numbers of hair follicles into a resting phase. Within a few months, affected hairs might fall out suddenly when simply combing or washing your hair.


Trichotillomania (trik-o-til-o-MAY-nee-uh) is an irresistible urge to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows, or other areas of your body. Hair pulling can be a way of dealing with negative or uncomfortable feelings, such as stress, tension, loneliness, boredom, or frustration.

Alopecia Areata

A variety of factors are thought to cause alopecia areata (al-o-PEE-she-uh ar-e-A-tuh), possibly including severe stress. With alopecia areata, the body’s immune system attacks the hair follicles — causing hair loss.

Hair loss caused by stress is not necessarily permanent. If you are able to manage your stress by using healthy alternative methods, then there is a good chance your hair might grow back.

Here are some natural ways to manage your stress and regrow your hair.

Vitamins for Hair Growth

Eating a healthy diet and making sure you acquire the proper vitamins and nutrients is essential for the reduction of stress and hair growth.

There are specific vitamins that are very important when it comes to hair growth  and the reduction of stress:

Vitamin C

This vitamin essential for building collagen, the skin’s connective tissue that is found in hair follicles. Foods that contain vitamin C include citrus fruits, broccoli, bell peppers, and strawberries.

Vitamin B

This complex of many vitamins promotes a healthy metabolism, as well as healthy skin and hair. B vitamins can be found in foods like dark leafy greens, beans, nuts, and avocados.

Vitamin E

This vitamin contains potent antioxidants, which can contribute to a healthy scalp. Foods rich in vitamin E include sunflower seeds, spinach, olive oil, broccoli, and shrimp.

Supplements for Stress

Rhodiola Rosea

It has long been known as an adaptogen, a natural, non-toxic herb that stimulates your body’s stress response system to increase stress resistance


The calming effects of glycine have been shown to improve sleep quality and feelings of alertness and focus.


Similarly to Rhodiola, ashwagandha is thought to enhance your body’s resilience to physical and mental stress.


It has been studied for its ability to promote relaxation and reduce stress without exerting sedative effects

Yoga for Stress

Not only do forward bends increase the exhalation, helping to relieve stress, they also turn us inward. Plus, with the arms behind the back, we release shoulder tension.

Use Natural Treatments to reinforce Hair Growth

Hair Restore Shampoo and Conditioner Set. Working together, their anti-hair loss shampoo and conditioner set provides an incredibly effective, dual approach for fighting DHT to promote thicker, stronger, and healthier hair.  The product is made from natural ingredients and formulated for both men and women.

I highly suggest Hair Restore Shampoo and conditioner by Hair Restoration Laboratories.

For almost two months, my husband and I have been using Hair Restore Shampoo and conditioner by Hair Restoration Laboratories. Normally I don’t mention products in my articles but after using it for a month both my husband and I noticed a significant change.

For me, I noticed that my hair became thicker and the speed of regrowth definitely increased. I also noticed that my hair was much silkier and smooth. It also had a nice shine to it.

Before my hair was not growing as fast and it was not as thick. It was also brittle and breaking easily. I don’t have any of these problems now.

For my husband, he noticed regrowth. He’s been very excited about this and he uses both the shampoo and conditioner daily.

Stacey Chillemi

I am on a mission to transform the health of millions worldwide. Check out my website at I am a popular and recognizable health and lifestyle reporter and expert, columnist and health host. Author of The Complete Guide to Natural Healing and Natural Remedies for Common Conditions, along with 20 other published books. I am the founder of The Complete Herbal Guide and a recognized health and natural remedies expert, with over 20 years in practice as a Health Coach. I write for the Huffington Post, Huff Post, Thrive Global and Medium (Owned by Arianna Huffington). I have been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show, local news, and numerous radio shows. My focus is on natural healing, herbal remedies, alternative methods, self-motivation, food for medicine, nutrition, fitness, natural beauty remedies and the power of positive thinking.



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