The power of Awareness… Finding The Root Cause To Your Hair Loss

Life seems to pass us by so quickly and we are all so busy in our everyday lives that we sometimes forget to stop for a moment and take a look around. Awareness, I have realised that I lock myself in a cocoon of thoughts when I am super busy and so I decided to set myself a challenge. For 30 days I would take some time out from my day to scribble down all the random things I had seen or noticed about myself throughout the day.

When I first started doing the challenge I was writing down little things like today a butterfly flew past me or that my favourite word is flutter bye.

But as each day past I started to realise that I am not a great sleeper, I fidget a lot, I can’t sit still for long periods of time, I drink far too much caffeine, I don’t drink enough water during the day….The list is endless.

When trying to tackle hair loss, everyone always says you need to find the root cause, you need to identify when it started, why it started. These questions can only be answered by root-cause-forensicsbeing aware of what you do, your habits, your favourite snacks, the times you eat in the day, how long you sleep, it is this awareness that will help you identify what the key drivers for your hair loss really are.

Take time out of your day to distance yourself from the world that surrounds you, ask yourself meaningful questions and change habits that you know are damaging your body, and you can always contact us for any help or advice!

By Libby (Find me on WordPress)

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The power of Awareness… Finding The Root Cause To Your Hair Loss

The damaging effects of stress on your hair

As many of you may have experienced, the more stressed you are, the more hair you lose. The three types of hair loss that are caused by high stress levels are…

Telogen effluvium

Significant stress levels push a large number of hair follicles into a resting phase which then fall out suddenly when combing or washing your hair.

Trichotillomania

The urge to pull out hair from your scalp is called Trichotillomania. Hair pulling can be a way of dealing with negative or uncomfortable feelings, such as stress, tension or frustration.

Alopecia areata

A variety of factors are cause alopecia areata, including severe stress. With alopecia areata, the body’s immune system attacks hair follicles which causes hair to fall out.

It is extremely important to point out that hair loss as a result of high levels of stress is not permanent and can be reversed. By controlling the levels of stress in one’s life, hormones remain balanced which once again allows natural hair growth to resume which reduces the rate at which hair falls out.

The damaging effects of stress on your hair