According to Cucinello, many women tend to overlook this as one of the most common sources of hair loss. “When you’re stressed, inflammation occurs, which causes the hair follicle to shift from the growing stage to the resting stage. This is referred to as Telogen Effluvium and it causes hair loss to occur. There are over 200,000 cases diagnosed per year,” he says. He adds that hair could fall out when participating in everyday acts such as washing or brushing your mane.
What you can do: While Cucinello acknowledges that this is a vicious cycle – after all, losing hair typically causes one to stress even more – he says the key is to relax. “Your body is giving you a very clear signal that you need to take the anxiety factors down a huge notch. Try meditation, yoga, or even spending a little time alone in some peace and quiet. Recovery is possible, often occurring within six months unless a more serious condition — such as alopecia — is present,” he explains.