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Does Stress Really Cause Hair Loss?

There has long been a link between stress and hair loss. We often say a task or event is enough “to make us tear our hair out”, but perhaps we don’t have to; perhaps if we’re stressed enough, our hair will fall out of its own accord. It’s a scary thought. In fact, that alone is enough to induce stress. The trouble with stress is its completely unavoidable, and the more conscious you are of avoiding it, the more stressed you are likely to be. Thankfully however, the stress we experience on a day-to-day basis, such as arriving at work late or missing a train, is not enough to induce hair loss. So that’s one worry out of the way,...

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Why is my hair thinning?

Have you been worrying a lot recently about the thinning appearance of your hair? There are many reasons as to why your hair could be thinning, ranging from environmental factors to medical conditions, some of which are detailed below. Hereditary Hair Loss If you are over the age of 20, thinning hair could be a tell-tail sign of Hereditary Hair Loss. It is estimated that over 90% of men and over 70% of women suffer from thinning as a result of the hereditary condition known as Androgenetic Alopecia.  This can affect numerous ethnicities and can be passed on down from either the mother or father. Androgenetic Alopecia is also the medical name for the well-known term ‘male pattern baldness’. This...

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