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Alopecia And Stress

Alopecia Pic by Seth Tisue flickr.com

Alopecia Pic by Seth Tisue flickr.com

Alopecia and stress are connected in that Alopecia seems to be caused by the immune system behaving differently to normal. Stress can affect the immune system and so in turn could cause this form of hair loss to occur. Stress can also cause the scalp to become tight and so restrict blood flow to the hair follicles.



Alopecia is a condition where by some hair follicles stop growing. this can happen in patches or all over the body.

Tips To help reduce these symptoms of stress


  • To help increase the blood flow tug at any hair remaining on your head. This will help to release any tension in the scalp tissue.


  • Massage your scalp with your fingers for at least 10 minutes every day. This will also help to increase blood flow.


  • Massage aromathereapy oils mixed with a carrier oil into bald patches. Rosemary and lavender are the best to use as there scent will also help you to relax.


  • Practice some stress reduction technique everyday, such as breathing exercises. the more you can relax the sooner your hair growth will return.



Always consult with your doctor if you start to loss your hair as Alopecia can also be associated with a lack or iron or a thyroid problem.

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