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Can your mental health affect hair loss?

Client with SMP done by Renata

According to the American Hair Loss Association, two-thirds of men experience some degree of hair loss by age 35. By 50, about 85% of men have significantly thinner hair. The most common cause is androgenetic alopecia, also called male (or female) pattern baldness, typically marked in men by receding hairlines and a thinning crown.

The state of your mental health has a direct effect on the extent of your hair loss.  Depression, anxiety and chronic stress has a detrimental effect on the hair growth cycle, causing hair texture to change and become drier and more brittle. During stressful situations, your body goes through changes – sleeping and eating patterns change. (some people over eat and others don’t eat enough or crave sugar or salt).  Bad habits form, like biting nails, smoking, drinking, and hair pulling (trichotilomania), which will all increase the likelihood of hair loss and balding patterns.

Chronic illnesses

If the stress does not continue for a prolonged period of time, the lost hair (telogen effluvium stage) will eventually grow back. Unfortunately, with chronic depression and continuous stress the hair follicles might be lost forever. Try the following to control the levels of stress in your life:

  • Stick to a schedule.
  • Sleep about 8 hours per day.
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet.
  • Exercise, meditate, or listen to upbeat music.
  • Spend quality time with your family and friends.

When it’s genetic

For those who notice substantial amount of hair loss, scalp micropigmentation (SMP) might be the solution. By utilizing organic ink and micro-needles, we can re-create the illusion of  hair follicles, giving you the look of more hair density and more hair follicle replications. To find out more about Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) in the Greater Toronto Area, please contact us for your no obligation consultation to discuss your case in private.

We will answer all your questions and develop the treatment plan for you. Renata Pruszewski has been specializing in scalp micropigmentation since 2014. Globally recognized for her seamless hairlines, Renata has helped hundreds of people reclaim their confidence.