Can Stress Cause Hair Loss?

Man facing stress and hair fall

Hair loss

Hair loss is a hassle that many men and women all around the world suffer from. A study reveals that 70% of men go bald when they reach the age of 60. Women also witness extensive hair fall causing hair thinning from all over the scalp.

There are dozens of factors that can play their part in causing hair fall. Here, we are going to throw some light some hair loss conditions caused by stress.

Telogen effluvium

In this condition, most of the hair follicles go into the resting phase and upon combing or washing they tend to fall off. This hazard does not happen all over the head but at a few parts, in the form of patches.

TE is one of the most common hair fall condition that exists in men and women from all over the world. This is not a permanent condition and the hair loss by TE can be restored by some famous hair restoration procedures.

Alopecia areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder which can cause your immune system to attacks your own hair follicles resulting in an extreme shedding of strands. It can affect both men and women of any age.


Trichotillomania normally called hair pulling disorder. It includes the inclination to haul out the hair from your scalp or different parts of your body. It’s viewed as a drive control problem

You may find that hair pulling occurs without much idea, similar to when you’re exhausted or diverted. The hair pulling may likewise be more deliberate and utilized as a way to ease pressure or other negative feelings.

Is it possible for hair to grow back?

Stress-related hair fall is not permanent in most cases and the strands can grow back if the treatment is done on time.

Human hair grows in cycles so it is normal for anyone to lose 80-100 hairs. But if you are losing more, there might be a concern for you. In the case of hair loss due to stress, managing the stress may stable the hair growth again.

Managing the stress

Managing stress level may help you avoid any further hair loss. However, this is not as straightforward as it looks.

Ways to eliminate stress


Exercise is the best way to encounter the stress. A regular exercise may ensure to give you a stress-free life.

Staying busy

Normally people take stress when they are free. Because a lot of thoughts come to their mind while sitting alone and leisure. Here are few tips on how to avoid stress

  • Try to indulge yourself either in hobbies or in social work most of the time to avoid any stress.
  • Go to a theatre or outing
  • When you are free, try to meet your relatives and friends
  • Write about your feelings and thoughts
  • Take topical medications if prescribed by your doctor


In the event that your male hair loss is stress related, your hair follicles haven’t been for all time harmed. Dealing with your pressure and taking great care of your well-being could bring about your hair coming back to an ordinary rate of development.

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To give you the best advice on your hair loss condition, the hair transplant clinic Dubai has introduced a free consultation in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. If you are a sufferer and seeking for the best suitable remedy for your condition, feel free to book a free consultation and avail our limited services by just filling an online form or by contacting us on the given numbers.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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