Debunking Myths about the Causes of Hair Loss

While hair loss and premature graying is often attributed as a response to an emotional stress, this is, in fact, a myth. Instances of a large amount of hair loss as the result of a response to a physical or an emotional trauma is oftentimes the result of a shock to the endocrine system in the body, and will not result in a permanent hair loss. Hair growth cycles will return to the regular 15% loss rate over the course of 6 to 12 months after the stress event. Pregnancy hair loss is also attributed to an endocrine system change. The system’s natural cycle for losing hair goes on hold during the pregnancy and restarts once the child is born, resulting in an appearance of a loss of a large amount of hair.

Key Points:

  • 1Emotional stress can cause an interruption in hair’s natural growth cycle which may make it appear as though hair is falling out at once.
  • 2When a pregnancy is over, the higher hormone levels and pre-natal vitamins in the system diminish, making hair seem less lush and full.
  • 3Hair loss from these two causes is temporary and can be mitigated by several methods.


Many women are happy to discover that their hair grows thicker and fuller during pregnancy, but are equally disappointed when all that extra hair seems to desert them shortly after they give birth.

Read the full article at: https://www.griffincenter.com/blog/2016/09/06/debunking-myths-about-the-causes-of-hair-loss/

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