To say that the past 365 days have been stressful, would be an understatement. So, it is no surprise that increased incidents of hair loss are being reported. “Stress can lead to hair shedding, a medical condition known as telogen effluvium,” says Dr. Christine Shaver. “The best way to combat this is through coping mechanisms that can provide outlets for stress relief.”
Try one or more of these ways to relieve stress:
- Exercise (even walking on stairs in your building or local park)
- Talking with loved ones
- Eating a healthy diet
Once the stressors are managed, hair will subsequently respond by not shedding further and eventually regrow. It is important to know that reversing telogen effluvium generally takes 1-3 months for the shedding to stop and it can take 1-2 years after the stressor has been managed for the hair to completely regrow. Be patient and try to promote and practice a healthy lifestyle.
Updated: 2023-08-15 | Published: 2021-04-18