by Tina Sendin April 14, 2020
If you start noticing unusually more hair falling out – alarmingly more than usual – then ask yourself:
Have you been stressed lately?
The link may not be that obvious, but it’s been established that stress causes hair loss.
Stress triggers various reactions to the body, acne breakouts or weak, delicate nails.
But hair loss is a common manifestation, especially when you go through emotional stress and anxiety. When this happens, your hair gets in a “resting stage” that manifests in falling out. And sometimes, there’s a 3 to 6-month delay between the stressful event and hair loss. 
Just think of it this way. When your body is going through a lot of stress, it would go into survival mode and would rather prioritize the more vital functions than hair growth.
So don’t fret. If hair fall is due to stress, it doesn’t mean the hair lost is gone forever. Your hair follicles are NOT dead. Your hair will NOT stop growing for good.
Keep reading to find out how you can address stress and fix hair loss.
Depending on your level of stress, hair loss condition may be any of the following:
If you’re losing hair from physical or emotional stress, then you may be having telogen effluvium. This condition forces a significant amount of hair follicles into “resting” phase, which manifests in hair falling out. But not to worry – telogen effluvium is NOT permanent and won’t lead to baldness.
When you unknowingly pull out your hair, then it’s trichotillomania at work. It’s a way of coping with discomfort, stress, tension, boredom, anxiety, and frustration. According to Mayo Clinic: 
Trichotillomania, also called hair-pulling disorder, is a mental disorder that involves recurrent, irresistible urges to pull out hair from your scalp, eyebrows or other areas of your body, despite trying to stop.
Hair pulling from the scalp often leaves patchy bald spots, which causes significant distress and can interfere with social or work functioning.
This happens when big patches of hair form around the scalp due to severe stress. “With alopecia areata, the body's immune system attacks the hair follicles — causing hair loss,” Mayo Clinic explains. 
Stress that causes hair loss takes many forms, not just an emotional one. According to Everyday Health, stress may be because of: 
Losing a few strands of hair every day is normal. Here it’s key to set the difference between hair loss and hair shedding.
If you’re losing about 50 to 100 strands a day (not that you should count precisely!), then you’re just shedding and there’s no cause for alarm.  It’s just 0.03% to 0.06% of the total amount of hair on your head. (Yes – you’ve got 150,000 or so strands of crowning glory.)
You won’t even notice 50-100 strands except for a few in your bed, when you shower, or after combing.
It’s considered too much when the amount of hair is thicker than your usual shedding. You’ll most likely know!
If you’re not sure though, it’s best to consult a doctor, specifically a dermatologist to find out what the case is and how to address it.
As mentioned earlier, hair loss (and even stress) don’t need to be permanent. The good news is, you can always do something about it! And the fixes are incredibly easy you don’t need to stress more about them!
Stress eating or not being able to eat at all aren’t helping your beautiful mane stay full and shiny. It needs enough nutrients like biotin!
Here’s an article explaining how biotin can help you rock your luscious locks: Want full, shiny, luscious hair? Here’s what you need.
Eat a well-balanced diet and take vitamin supplements. Try VALI Hair Strong now.
Don’t let stress control you! Here are some tips on how you can cope with stress and anxiety:
by Tina Sendin January 05, 2021
If you’re constantly feeling exhausted lately, know that there are many different possible reasons why. Maybe it’s the whole work-from-home arrangement and coping with the pandemic thing. Perhaps there’s too much on your plate. Or it could be the stress of the holiday season and how to celebrate it differently this year.
Or maybe it’s 2020, ‘nuff said.
But if you find yourself just feeling tired – physically and mentally – most of the day, then maybe it’s time to have a closer look and see if any of the below reasons apply to you.
by Tina Sendin December 29, 2020
Stress can affect us in more ways than one. Thus it is important to know how to manage stress well and keep a healthy lifestyle that will keep it at bay. There is no one-size-fits all approach to stress management – what works for one may not work for another. So it’s good to mix up your stress management strategies, varying them based on your need at the time. Here are 7 strategies to manage stress.
by Tina Sendin December 01, 2020
It’s wintertime. You’re stuck at home. Not (only) because you hate being in snow, you also hate the prospect of bringing COVID-19 into your home. So you’re doing the right thing and trying to stay at home as much as you can. But you want to keep staying active, albeit being indoors. How can this be possible? Here are some ways you can stay on top of your workout regimen, safe and warm in your home.
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