It has been proven there are many factors that cause hair loss; both controllable and non-controllable. Of those which are controllable a common cause of hair loss is due to stress. Individuals who have unhealthy amounts of stress in their lives not only risk suffering from other on-set aliments but may also be impacted by premature hair loss. We all lead busy lives, some busier than others, but it is healthy to find some time for yourself. Below are just a few ways you can begin to combat stress to prevent and/or reverse some of its unpleasant reactions.
Ahhhh, try to relax by treating yourself to a nice body massage, facial or manicure/pedicure. The kneading on tense muscles, the gentle scalp massage received during a shampoo and the therapeutic smell of spa like aromas are sure to provide relaxation to even the most stressed person. Stimulation to the scalp and body through therapeutic massage helps increase blood circulation. Increased blood circulation will allow for hair follicles to be “awaken”. If you are in Charlotte, NC go see the highly recommended esthetician, Deborah Nelms, of Bamboo & Silk Esthetique.
Pick up and enjoy a good book or your favorite magazine. Escaping into the pages of a captivating novel can be tranquil to the mind.
Physical activity is proven to be a great way to reduce stress and promote hair growth. Cortisone is a hormone found in the body that causes an increased break down in proteins. Higher levels of cortisone are found in individuals who are stressed and less active. Given that hair is primarily made of protein (keratin) it is important that cortisone levels are not in excess. Approximately 30 minutes of cardio a day is a great way to begin combating stress. Finding an activity you enjoy such as walking nature trails, zumba fitness classes, cycling, etc. will make your work-out fun and less daunting.
Stop making excuses and begin making time for yourself! The weather is starting to warm up and there is no better time than the present to RELAX, RELATE & RELEASE!
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