Can Stress Lead to Hair Loss?
- Alopecia areata is categorized by small bald spots in one particular area. It normally affects the scalp, but can also include the eyebrows or beard. Hair typically grows back after several months but may require treatment.
- Telogen effluvium is a sudden loss of hair due to interruption of the normal hair growth cycle. Surgery (causing physical stress) is often to blame for this condition. Hair thins and falls out, particularly when washing or combing the hair. Hair typically grows back within 6 to 9 months.
- Traction alopecia is a condition resulting from hairstyles that pull too tightly on the hair follicle, including braids, tight ponytails, cornrows, chignons, buns or twists.