Treat Yourself to a Massage
In some worse-case-scenario cases, stress can lead to hair loss. As your body processes difficult demands and stress chemicals, it often leaves your hair in what is known as the “telogen” phase. We’ll break it down: this is a kind of hiatus, or resting phase for your hair follicles which causes them (ironically) to relax. When this happens for an extended period of time, however, the hair is released from the follicle leading to shedding. For some, this causes a vicious cycle of worry about hair loss which in turn worsens the symptoms. Luckily, although we can’t book a spa trip every single time life throws a curveball at us, we can do the next best thing: take a deep breath and grab your scalp massager. We know we’re a bit of a broken record here, but it’s true…stimulating the scalp is soothing and helps to get the blood flowing to your head. Candles, chimes, and essential oils optional.
Your Hair Has Cravings, Too
This one’s a given: A balanced intake of lean proteins, fruit, veggies, and wholegrains is the kindest thing you can do for your do, whether it’s stressed-out or not. Omega-3 fatty acids are a one-way ticket to stronger, glossier strands and are especially crucial because our bodies don’t naturally produce them. Look to oily fish like salmon and sardines as well as nuts and seeds for your daily dose. Blueberries are a great sort of antioxidants, while leafy greens, such as spinach, bolster your iron levels and help oxygen to get transported to your hair follicles for a boost of growth and resilience.
Find Your Body’s Rhythm
It goes without saying that we’re scientists, not doctors over here, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t end with a few friendly suggestions for everyday ways you can wind down and take the best possible care of yourself, even when the going gets tough. But above all, remember that you’re doing the best you can and we’re here to support you, answer your questions, and ensure your products match your needs through every season and life change.
Spending time outdoors
Getting a good night’s sleep
Sticking to your hair care routine