Commit to healthier hair & get 6 month guarantee + free U.S. (shipping & returns*)

BLOG

 

visualisation of Covid -19 stress causing hairfall

 

It's a gross understatement to say that COVID-19 has changed our lives! The result? Exponential Stress and Stress-induced hair loss. As it turns out,

Stress causes three types of hair loss: 

  • Telogen effluvium. In telogen effluvium (TEL-o-jun uh-FLOO-vee-um), significant stress pushes large numbers of hair follicles into a resting phase. Within a few months, affected hairs might fall out suddenly when simply combing or washing your hair.
  • Trichotillomania. Trichotillomania (trik-o-til-o-MAY-nee-uh) is an irresistible urge to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of your body. Hair pulling can be a way of dealing with negative or uncomfortable feelings, such as stress, tension, loneliness, boredom or frustration.
  • Alopecia areata. A variety of factors are thought to cause alopecia areata (al-o-PEE-she-uh ar-e-A-tuh), possibly including severe stress. With alopecia areata, the body's immune system attacks the hair follicles — causing hair loss.
Stress and hair loss don't have to be permanent. If you get your stress under control, your hair might grow back.

In this blog, we share a simple and easy to follow 7-minute routine that reduces stress, improves immunity and grows your hair.  

Let’s get started! 

men doing quick self-diagnosis of hair fall

Before we start, let's check your hair loss levels. 

Diagnosing hair fall with fingers 

Move your hands over your hair and gently tug. A couple of hair in your hands is normal, but if you lose hair in clumps everywhere, you are definitely facing stress-related Telogen Effluvium. Keep reading to find out what you can do. 

Diagnosing hair loss/baldness

To check if you are having hair loss, take a section of hair, and observe your scalp in different regions. You can take the help of your friend or family members as well if you like. Bald spots or thinner hair in certain regions is a telltale sign of hair loss.

Diagnosing with memories

Prince williams pictures showing hair loss progression

This is an interesting one. Compare your pictures over time. Facebook memories can be such a reality check sometimes /: We hate to point, but even Prince Williams couldn't escape classic male pattern hair loss. It really does happen to everyone. 

If any of these questions stands at a “yes” or “maybe” then you really need a hair growth plan! Still unable to diagnose? Take this quick diagnostic Hair loss quiz and let us give you some insights. 

 

The 7-minute stress busting hair-growth routine

So, how do we combat stress-related hair loss. Simply put - we have to cultivate good habits that reduce the stress and also directly work on hair growth. 

So here are three things you can do -

7 minutes of Mindfulness

man taking a relaxation break

Of course, we breathe all the time but are we patient enough to take a pause amid all the chaos of life and deliberately focus on our incoming and outgoing breath?  Studies show that a 7-minute meditation or relaxation break with simple breathing exercises during a hectic schedule can drastically improve your mood and control your anxiety and stress. 

The stress relief is not only good for your hair but for your overall wellness as well. 

7 minutes of Appreciation before you Sleep

girl sleeping peacefully

Yes! Just like every machine, your body needs proper rest to be charged again. Don't compromise with that. 

And every day before sleeping, give just 7 minutes for appreciating yourself. Every little accomplishment matters. Celebrate that. Your body is precious. Take care of that. 

7-minutes of laser hair therapy

man and woman on hairsmart date

Revitalize and rejevunate stress hair follicles with laser hair growth therapy. How?

Just plug in your earphones, listen to your favourite tunes, wear the laser hair growth cap by Hairsmart, sit back and relax. Let the cap do its work while you feel the vibe and your hair follicles grow and heal. 

It's clinically proven to regrow 51% hair in 17 weeks, low-level laser therapy is the easiest and natural way to treat hair loss at home, not just for yourself but for your whole family. And the best thing about this Hairsmart laser grow cap is that it only takes 7 minutes to treat hair loss and can be used while doing other activities as well. 

Benefits

By now you must have realized that reducing stress prevents hair fall and that’s what these 7-minute activities are meant to do. Breathing exercise and little breaks will help you overcome stress whereas appreciating yourself for 7-minutes every day before going for a good night sleep will help your body get proper rest. 

When your body is relaxed and gets complete rest, it responds to external treatments in a better way. Otherwise, no matter how much you try, no hair care product will ever be enough for treating your hair. 

The Laser grow cap by Hairsmart uses  LLLT technology i.e. Low-level laser Therapy that re-energizes hair follicles by stimulating cellular respiration and improving hair cell metabolism. While stress pushes the hair out of growth phase causing it to shed, laser hair therapy prolongs the growth phase of the hair follicle thereby countering the harmful impacts of stress. Laser hair therapy is proven to reduce hair fall, improve the thickness and density of the hair and even grow new hair with sustained use of a few months. 

Sounds amazing, right?  

Conclusion 

Be you. be 100%. be hairsmart

There’s no magic potion that can keep you stress-free and your hair the way you want it to be. But creating positive stress-busting habits go a long way and might even grow your hair back. Try these easy daily techniques as we navigate these uncertain times which not only help our mood, but also our looks and confidence 

Do let us know if you find it useful. 

Stay safe. Enjoy your 7 minutes daily of stress-free hair care routine!