Experts have found that there is a strong link between hair loss and stress in females. There are different areas of stress when hair loss becomes apparent; divorce and heartbreak, losing a job, losing a family member, coming to terms with significant changes in your life, accident or trauma, and even lack of sleep, among others.
When you are stressed, your adrenal gland becomes active leading to the production of cortisol, a stress hormone, which increases the production of testosterone and, in turn, converts to DHT, which interrupts the hair’s growth cycle. Stress also constricts blood supply through the capillaries restricting oxygen, nutrients and vitamins from reaching the hair follicles.
When we’re stressed, the body shuts down production of hair since it’s not necessary for survival and instead devotes its energies toward repairing vital body structures. All of a sudden you may notice that there are more strands of hair on your brush or pillow than normal.
Your first step would be to try to reduce stress or avoid stressful situations. If you are severely stressed due to your already-piling office workload or balancing your kids with household chores, you need to properly recuperate.
Hair products that contain natural DHT blockers can effectively prevent and treat hair loss. Natural DHT blockers include, but not limited to: saw palmetto, nettle root extract, biotin, rosemary, horsetail, and even caffeine. These natural DHT blockers penetrate deeply into the scalp and actively targets DHT, making hair to become fuller and thicker.