Hair as an indicator of stress level

El cabello como indicador de nivel de estrés

Stress hair loss is easy to distinguish when you suffer from different types of alopecia such as androgenic alopecia.

Stress affects the entire surface of the scalp of the head, being more noticeable in the lateral and upper areas, while alopecia causes loss of hair density, especially in the upper part of the head.

Another symptom is the increase in oiliness in the hair, dandruff and flaking on the scalp, with a greater possibility of suffering from seborrheic dermatitis.

Prolonged stress can have negative effects on the body, such as premature aging, early mortality, chronic disease, depression, and overall poor quality of life. In addition, it can affect the hair, releasing hormones that change its pigmentation, turning it gray or white, or causing it to fall out.

A study carried out by the University of Iceland and the National Institute of Public Health of Mexico discovered that stress levels are also reflected in the amount of the hormone cortisol that is stored in the hair.

Until now, this hormone could only be detected in blood, urine and saliva.

The study analyzed hair samples from 881 women from Mexico and 398 from Iceland. They analyzed the 3 cm section closest to the scalp, since hair grows 1 cm per month, so that part analyzed represents the last three months.

They were also asked a 10-question survey about the degree of stress they felt on a 5-point scale. The results showed that women in the top fifth of stress levels had 24.3% higher cortisol levels than those in the bottom fifth. This suggests that chronic stress could be diagnosed by measuring cortisol in the hair.

Stress hair loss is temporary. The solution is to eliminate your focus: stress, but that is easier said than done. At CHIC&LOVE Wellaging we have created nutricosmetics in gummy format enriched with 100% natural ingredients: Ashwagandha, Melisa extract and Ginseng root extract. Anti -Stress Gummies are formulated to help us manage and adapt to situations of stress or anxiety. Reduces cortisol levels fighting the symptoms of stress, insomnia and irritability and promotes a calm state of mind.

With the combination of HAIR&NAILS and 360º HAIR FORMULA Vials , enriched with biotin (the main vitamin for hair growth), collagen precursors and a powerful vitamin complex, it will help you maintain strong hair, with more shine and more elasticity, fighting the six main factors that cause hair loss.

In combination with our nutricosmetics, we recommend several tips that help reduce stress and hair loss:

-          Massage the scalp : Stimulates the scalp by increasing blood flow and stimulates the hair follicles making the hair grow longer and better.

-          Balanced diet and physical exercise: In periods of stress, we are tempted to eat foods high in calories, rich in sugar and saturated fat. It is important to eat a balanced and healthy diet, consuming foods rich in vitamins and minerals and doing physical exercise daily to combat stress, combined with our SACIANT gummies to avoid anxiety eating.

-          Platelet-rich plasma (PRP): treatment that stimulates hair growth, improving its quality.

If you have noticed problems with your hair as an indicator of your stress level, stand up to it with CHIC&LOVE Wellaging.

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