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Stress and Hair Loss: A Connection?

Stress-Hair-LossMost of us have experienced some type of stress in our life. Stress can be felt in a number of different ways and can be caused by various scenarios and situations. One way our body can react to stress is through hair loss, but this doesn’t occur with every type of stress. It is important to understand the different types of stress and how they might play a factor into hair loss.

There are two main types of stress. Emotional stress occurs when certain feelings are triggered by a scenario. Anxiety for a test, worry over a loved one, and pressure at work can all contribute to emotional stress. While this type of stress may make you want to pull your hair out, it will not cause direct hair loss. Physiological stress is the type of stress that causes hair loss. This type of stress causes interruptions in the typical cycle of your hair, which can lead to noticeable hair loss. However, this hair loss is not necessarily permanent, depending on the type of stress you are experiencing.

There are a number of stressors that can cause this type of hair loss. These include:

  • Severe infection
  • Severe illness
  • Abnormal fever
  • Pregnancy
  • Change in medication
  • Low levels of estrogen
  • Severe weight loss
  • Intense surgery


If you begin to notice hair loss, talk to your doctor about these potential stressors that could be affecting your life. Emotional stress that affects your sleep patterns and diet could also contribute to hair loss. While this hair loss may not be permanent, some lose more than others. Custom wigs, partial pieces, and toppers are available to women who want to mask their hair loss while they wait for their normal hair to return.


At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. If you find yourself experiencing hair loss, call us to discuss options. We specialize in custom synthetic and 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, our stylists will be able to create the look you want with a high quality wig, topper, or partial piece.

To schedule an initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can also visit us in the Medical Pavilion at Howard County.

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