Stress is the body’s response to either physical or emotional stimuli that it finds threatening. When you suffer from chronic stress, it means that you feel its symptoms over a prolonged period. As part of this, the effects of small daily annoyances are compounded: an argument with your partner, feeling overwhelmed at work or even prolonged hunger can begin to trigger an acute reaction in your body.
When you experience stress, cortisol is released into the body along with various other chemicals and hormones. These are intended to provide you with the sharp adrenalin kick required for a "flight or fight" response. However, chronic stress results in the continuous production of these hormones, which has a two-fold negative effect. First, the level of hormones and chemicals in your blood reaches a point where it cannot be brought back under control. Secondly, this output prevents your organs from producing other important substances, including those which promote hair growth.
There are six main reasons why people are affected by hair thinning, with stress and trauma believed to be the second biggest contributing factor after genetics. Stress interrupts your entire body chemistry: not only does it throw your hormones out of balance, but it also irritates the skin and affects the general health of your scalp. The condition of your scalp is very important to hair growth: without a clean, healthy environment in which to grow, the hair will quickly lose luster and become weak and damaged.
One of the most common forms of stress-related hair loss is telogen effluvium. With this condition, high levels of stress prompt the body to alter the natural life cycle of hair. Where normally hair spends 85% of its life in the "anagen" growth phase, sufferers’ hair instead prematurely enters the "telogen" resting phase, whereby the hair is simply left to fall out. Telogen effluvium causes hair shedding across the entire scalp, but it may be particularly noticeable in certain places – if your hairline is thinning, for instance.
Stress can be a trigger for the hair-shedding autoimmune disease Alopecia areata. If this is the case for you, then seeking professional advice from a dermatologist is essential.
The psychological impact of losing hair cannot be underestimated; it has a direct relationship with our self-image, and therefore self-confidence and self-esteem. Much as there are no concrete means of diagnosing stress-related hair loss, there is no guaranteed solution for its treatment. A doctor may be able to provide creams or medicine to help relieve the most severe side-effects. If you are experiencing thinning hair during a time of extreme emotional distress or anxiety, then it is important to try and improve your mood and ease the tension you are feeling.
The good news is that hair loss due to stress is not permanent and that your hair will grow back to normal once you have removed the source of your anxiety. The best way to assist this is through the improvement of a healthy lifestyle:
- Eating well and drinking plenty of water will ensure your body has all the right nutrients it needs for optimum activity.
- Regular exercise is a great way to reduce stress and tension because it releases endorphins that act as natural painkillers.
- Sleep is essential for physical health since this is when cell renewal and repair occurs.
Our haircare treatments and solutions specially designed with you in mind assisting the rejuvenation of thinning hair. Using our expertise from over thirty years working in the industry, we have been successfully promoting better hair health.
If you are concerned about stress-related hair loss and are looking for a treatment tailored to your specific problem, then our system could directly benefit you. The exclusive service Dermabrasion gently exfoliates the scalp and removes dead particles, creating a healthy environment for better hair growth. Concentrated vitamin formulas provide a rich ground for hair cell renewal and can be used to target particular areas of concern, for instance, hairline thinning or bald patches. The scalp and hair treatments support fragile strands, helping to build volume and create thick-looking hair that’s full of life.
Give your confidence a lift by taking your hair care on-the-go. Our Instant Fullness spray can be simply sprayed on and brushed through your hair. Designed to complement your hair building regime, this ground-breaking technology targets each individual hair, visibly improving fullness within seconds. Use directly on problem spots, or across the whole head for the appearance of even coverage. Lightweight and fine, Instant Fullness is perfect for daily use, helping to ease your mind about thinning hair when you are out in public.
At SALON ALON we offer advanced technologies to assist with every type of hair. Whether color-treated, fine or coarse, we strive to create a solution that fits your specific needs and requirements. Say goodbye to hair loss and enjoy thicker, fuller, healthy-looking hair without the stress.
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We care deeply about the health and safety of our customers, employees, and stylists. That is why we want to share the steps we are taking at our salon location.
We are closely monitoring the current situation with COVID-19 (the coronavirus) and are committed to taking appropriate steps to navigate this challenging time.
When you visit our salons, we strive to ensure you are as comfortable as possible. Getting your hair cut, colored, or styled should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience for you and your stylist.
Please know that cleanliness and sanitization have always been a big part of running a great hair salon, and we already follow strict guidelines from local health departments. However, due to the current situation, we are increasing and adding to our current supply of cleaning and sanitizing materials to ensure our stylists can clean and disinfect the salon even more thoroughly throughout the course of the day.
As with much of the advice you have seen from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), we recommend everyone be conscious of this potential health risk and follow official preventative recommendations. We believe the CDC website is the best destination for that advice.)
In accordance with the CDC’s protocol, we have asked all employees displaying symptoms to avoid coming to work for a period of 14 days. This same guidance is in place for those who live in a household with members who have visited, or who have themselves visited, China, Iran, Italy, or South Korea.
We kindly request that if you are not feeling well, please reschedule your visit for when you are feeling better for the safety of our team and other customers.
As we work through this together, we are committed to providing customers with the information they need to make informed decisions around their salon services.
Thank you from everyone at Salon Alon and your local salon. We value your business and the trust you place in all of us.