The holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Years is right around the corner and this time of year can be busy and stressful. The past year with Covid has also added to the stress we all feel. When stress levels increase it can have a negative effect on your health and that includes your hair health. If you already suffer with thinning hair, this time of year can make your hair loss more prevalent.
Increased hair shedding is just one of the unwanted gift many people deal with this time of year. It is worth noting that stress isn’t the only issue here. Autumn brings is own problems with cooler weather and the dryer air that come with the change of season can also lead to hair loss.
There are three main culprits for hair loss during the holiday season and here are a few tips how you can manage your hair loss:
Manage Your Holiday Stress
As mentioned before stress can play a big part of the holiday season. While we may not be going to a lot of parties or big family gatherings this season with people concerned with Covid, there certainly won’t be a lack of stress.
A lot of us deal with stress everyday not add the holidays and that level goes up and that is a huge contributor to having hair loss. This level of stress can cause a condition known as telogen effluvium. It usually appears a few months after a highly stressful period. Often this type of hair loss is temporary. Once the stressors are gone the hair should begin its normal regrowth process.
To limit your hair loss, finding ways to reduce stress and help your physically and it can help you keep your hair. Finding time to exercise, set aside time for just yourself to meditate or just read will help. Turn off your gadgets like cell phones from time to time. Doing these things will reduce your chance of suffering with telogen effluvium.
Curb Your Holiday Eating and Drinking
The old adage you are what you eat is true. What we eat and drink has an impact on our overall health and that includes the strength of our hair follicles. During the holidays our diets often take a big change. Not only from the overindulging but also from the different types of foods and beverages we consume.
When you don’t take in the nutrients that your body needs to function, that causes issues from some functions and they can begin to shut down. This is what can happen to your hair follicles that shuts down hair growth and regeneration. While you enjoy all the cookies, deserts, turkey and pies this holiday season, try to get enough good nutrients to maintain your hair growth.
Whether your indoors with the furnace heating your home or outside with the dry cool air, you need to provide moisture to your hair. Use a gentle shampoo that will exfoliate and cleanse your scalp. Use a light moisturizing condition to give your hair added nourish to hair follicles that are becoming brittle.
What Can I Do If I Develop Hair Loss?
The holidays can definitely be a factor that can cause hair loss, but there are other triggers that can cause it as well. Should you develop thinning hair you should know there is hair loss treatments available. At Invisions we have helped thousand of men, women and children with a variety of hair loss issues to regain great looking hair. From women’s and men’s hair replacement systems, to custom made wigs, and laser hair therapy and specialized hair product geared to promote hair growth.
Male and female pattern baldness is often genetic and thinning hair and baldness can happen at any stage of life. Hair replacement systems are a great option to quickly get back the hair you have lost. They not only look and feel natural, but up-close they are undetectable. So you can confidently do the things you enjoy without worry.