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Everything You Need to Know About Stress-Induced Alopecia

Everything You Need to Know About Stress-Induced Alopecia

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In a recent episode of Real Housewives of Orange County, one of the cast members, Emily Simpson, spoke about her experience with hair loss. Simpson expressed that her husband was studying for the California Bar Exam, leaving her home alone to care for their three young children. In the episode, Simpson relayed that his absence was taking a toll on her emotional health, and her hair was falling out as a result. Read on to learn more about stress-induced alopecia, also known as Telogen Effluvium (TE)

Stress-Induced Alopecia 

Stress-induced alopecia, or Telogen Effluvium, is characterized by excessive shedding of hair caused by a stressful event or occurrence. Examples of a stressful event include surgery, childbirth, and rapid weight loss or gain. Typically, the hair loss occurs three to five months after the stressful event, concurrent with the hair’s natural life cycle. 

Diagnosing TE

There are many forms of alopecia, and women who suspect their hair loss to be stress-induced should consult a physician. While it is normal to lose 50 to 150 hairs a day, women who shed more than 150 hairs daily should schedule a physical exam. 

Is TE Permanent? 

In most cases, stress-induced hair loss is a non-scarring form of alopecia. Once a woman’s stress is resolved, her hair will convert back to its normal cycle. It is important to note that it can take several months to a year for the hair to return to its natural cycle. 

What Can I Do? 

Women with stress-induced hair loss should consult a physician to learn how they can remedy the condition. Aside from consulting a doctor, women can also lean on their friends or a support group for comfort. Coping with a stressful event is difficult, but it helps to know that you are not alone. While your hair returns to its natural cycle, schedule an appointment at Wigs and Hair Solutions. A knowledgeable stylist can help you find a solution to make you feel your best. You deserve to feel beautiful and confident at any stage of your life!

Call Wigs and Hair Solutions

Whether your hair loss is minor or severe, talking to a local wig and hair replacement specialist can help. At Wigs and Hair Solutions, you can choose the wig, hair topper, or hairpiece that fits you best. If you’re not ready to wear a wig just yet, schedule a consultation regardless. There are always options for women with hair loss.

At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. We specialize in human hair wigs, partial pieces, and toppers to cover any level of hair loss. Whether your hair loss is only temporary or a permanent occurrence, or is medically-related, Bonnie will be able to create the look you want with a high-quality wig, topper, or partial piece.

To schedule a private initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can visit us online or send us an email at with any questions or concerns.

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