Coping mechanisms to help you deal with your hair loss
Noticing the first signs of hair loss can instil a lot of mixed emotions within individuals. Panic and a dip in self-confidence can often be the biggest effects and figuring out how to deal with your hair loss can be difficult.
The worst part is, the more stressed you get about losing your hair, the greater the chance of your hair loss increases. Stress is one of the most common causes of hair loss and the trick to beating this issue, is by developing coping techniques to help you keep you reduce your stress levels.
Get a second opinion from a medical professional
It’s always important, when you start noticing significant hair loss, to get a second opinion from a medical professional. Although you may be going through a stressful time and are fairly sure your hair loss is due to stress, it’s best to make sure there are no underlying issues.
There are many things that could cause severe hair loss, including thyroid problems, so it is always best to talk to a professional before planning any procedures or treatments.
De-stress and relax
Take a day or two to really focus on de-stressing and enjoying a bit of relaxation. This could include a spa day and massage, or even just partaking in a hobby that really relaxes you.
Taking this time for relaxation can help to reduce cortisol levels in the body e.g. the stress hormone. This in turn can have a positive effect on your hair loss, help you sleep better and reduce tension in the body.
Up your exercise routine
Exercise is a great stress buster, so upping your exercise to 3-4 times a week will help you keep fit and keep stress levels low. Exercise is also a great form of meditation, helping to take your mind off your problems and worries.
To feel the experience the positive effects of exercise, take up a sport as a hobby or simply join your local gym and jump on the treadmill for a quick run.
Grow your hair out
If you usually have your hair short and have noticed hair loss due to stress, try growing your hair out to hide the areas that are most notable. Longer hair is also more versatile, so it will allow you to explore your creativity when choosing a style.
Consider a hair transplant
At Crown Clinic we understand just how big of a decision a hair transplant can be, that’s why we always encourage our patients to come in for a consultation. This helps them make that all important final decision, by getting all the facts and talking to a surgeon about how the procedure works.
If you’d like to pop in to chat to us about your hair transplant options, book your consultation today!