Stress is something we all experience in some way, shape, or form. Though we deal with it internally, its effects can show up externally in places like our skin and hair — and that can stress us out even more. When it comes to hair, stress is a leading cause of thinning. Within three to six months of a stressful event, whether it be physical, emotional, or mental, your hair health can take a turn.
Why does this happen? What can be done to prevent it? And how do you determine stress as the cause of your hair thinning? We’re diving into all of your most frequently asked questions about the stress-hair connection below.