The hair issues I’ve treated have a link to stress. Working with my clients is an investigation to get to the bottom of why they carry their stress where they do. Then figuring out how to release it so the pattern breaks and the behaviour stops.
Common hair stress related hair loss issues:
Telogen effluvium is when stress pushes hair follicles into a resting phase. Soon the affected hairs begin to fall out suddenly. This can happen simply washing your hair or touching your head.
Trichotillomania is the urge to pull hair from your body. This can be your scalp, eyebrows, even eyelashes. It is a Body Focused Repetitive Behaviour. BFRBs have a prevalence of between 1-4% in the general population. In my clients I’ve seen it as a coping mechanism. A way to deal with negative or uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. Like personal frustrations or feelings of not being good enough. Obsession. At times it can be nothing more than boredom or nerves. Hair pulling often ends up as a vicious cycle because of the feelings of frustration caused by the behaviour leaves the puller wanting to repeat the behaviour to soothe.
Alopecia areata is linked to various factors including severe stress. Put very simply the immune system attacks the hair follicles causing hair loss.
As you can see all of these conditions have a link to stress. Work on the stress the behaviour changes as a result. If you would like to work on your hair issues and concentrate on growing back a full head of hair, get in touch today.