When we are stressed,
our crowning glory is also affected.
Keeping a life balance is no easy task. It requires a lot of hard work and dedication, which, instead of helping us, can sometimes add more stress and strain. Can you imagine how overtaxing it is to juggle between your career and providing for your loved ones’ needs?
Studies have shown that commonly, stress is caused by interrelationships, which is a situation where you have to deal with work issues and family-related complications. If this kind of stress is left unresolved over time, it could lead to immune deficiency, which later on, might cause the other parts of our body to show signs of disruption–like hair loss.
STRESS AND HAIR FALL
And, many of us could attest to that. It’s like always autumnal equinox whenever we experience chronic hair fall, most especially at the prime of stress. At its peak, our white blood cells attack the hair follicles, thus causing alopecia. What’s more, anxiety could drive your mane into a prolonged resting phase, which is called telogen effluvium. Stress experienced by the body or beyond our coping mechanisms could trigger hair loss symptoms, which, if not addressed properly, could result to early baldness.
And I have experienced both. Stress at work, the kind that causes gas pains and launches you into sleepless nights because of crunching deadlines, have caused rapid hair fall. Plus, there are family stressors that I feel I don’t need, but they are there to test my patience and sanity. At first, I did not realize this. I thought that the hair fall just happened because my long hair is heavy and is falling off the roots. So my solution is to cut my hair short. I don’t let it grow longer than 2 inches below my shoulder. It took years for me to realize that it is the stress and the late nights that are causing my rapid hair fall.
Are you worried about this? Don’t fret. You can beat stress by simply relaxing, eating healthy, or flexing some muscles. They take your mind off the tensed situation and your body starts to relax…that is, until the next crazy moment. But we all need several of these relaxing times throughout the day in order for our body to cope. It just has to rest. So let’s all do it. That is why we have meal times, because we during meals, we get to unwind. But more often than not, we just take a harried meal. No time to sit down and relax. I know, I do that. And I need to correct that.
Never underestimate the power of sleep. If you feel that you are over your head in dealing with anxieties, hit the snooze button and rest it off for a while. Recharge yourself. We get anxious if we don’t charge our cellphones, but we take nothing of it if we don’t recharge our bodies.
Let’s get physical. Yes, one of the best ways to de-stress is to get our bodies moving. It helps release endorphins, or what is known as the happy hormones, that can be beneficial in relieving the tension. But honestly, I get more stressed if I have to do regular exercise so I will stick with doing my chores. Gets my body moving, gets me to keep our home tidy, and makes me feel generally good than let’s say, going to the gym.
Eat more fruits and veggies. Having these natural foods as a staple in your diet will bolster your immunity from disease, which in turn will knock out stress. We can all benefit from the vitamins and minerals of the healthy food we consume. And with that, avoid junk food and eating to much fat, sodium, and sugar.
TOPICAL HAIR SOLUTION
But if your hair loss is already alarming you, then it’s best to complement these simple regimen with a topical solution that’s safe and will help keep your crowning glory at its robust state. NOVUHAIR—nature’s answer to hair loss, is made up of 19 natural ingredients that work in synergy to help remedy your stress-related hair loss and promote healthy tress and scalp.
It is best to use natural products like Novuhair because the challenge in preventing these mane problems is to keep your locks healthy with proper care. Let it grow naturally without subjecting your hair to temporary relief with the use of harmful chemicals. Go natural. NOVUHAIR contains natural extracts, herbal oils and essences, such as lavender, which has a scent that leaves a calming effect and relieves stress.
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Maria Sigrid D. Lo is a multi-awarded Bacolod lifestyle blogger and social media advocate. It is her desire to make the city known to the world through her online presence. She promotes Bacolod restaurants, food tourism, social media etiquette, breastfeeding, and a greener Bacolod City in her blogs and talks. She loves taking photos, mostly of her children and of food. She is a proud member of the Negrense Blogging Society Inc. (NBSI) or the #NegrosBloggers.