Hair Loss: Stress Vs Genetics

There are many different factors that can contribute to hair loss. Knowing and understanding the factors that are causing your specific hair loss can help you possibly slow it down, stop it, and in some cases, even reverse it. 

For men specifically, there are two main causes of hair loss: stress and genetics. Contrary to popular belief, there are ways to combat both types of hair loss.

Nearly half of all men experience male pattern baldness by the age of 50. However, hair loss caused by stress can begin at any age. Continue reading for more information about stress-induced hair loss vs genetic hair loss.

Stress-Induced Hair Loss

Stress-induced hair loss is actually caused by the environment you’re in. Your specific environmental factors can play a role in both physical and emotional stress.

Hair loss can be caused by physical stress. For example, if you’ve been in an accident, had surgery recently, or are overcoming an illness of some sort, your body goes through quite a bit of stress. This physical stress can have adverse effects on every part of your body, including your hair.

Most people are pretty familiar with hair loss induced by emotional stress. In some cases, meditation and yoga can help. However, not everyone affected by emotional stress-induced hair loss can combat it with meditation and yoga. 

Genetic Hair Loss

Men and women are both prone to some form of hair loss after they turn 30 years old. This is a natural occurrence when we age. However, genetic hair loss is usually much faster for men. This is due to the fact that male pattern baldness follows the hairline rather than the part. This makes it difficult for men to cover up their genetic hair loss.

Genetic hair loss typically has a lot to do with the hormones in your body. Testosterone is the main hormone that should be considered here. Those suffering from genetic hair loss don’t necessarily have lower testosterone levels, but there may be slight variations in those levels which are associated with the hair loss itself.

Genetic hair loss is a lot harder to fight, slow, and stop. However, there are some ways to combat genetic hair loss.

The Solution to Hair Loss

While there are some differences between stress-induced and genetic hair loss, the effects they have on people are usually similar. Genetic hair loss affects the hairline quicker, however, stress-induced hair loss can have detrimental effects on the hairline at a younger age. 

There are many ways to combat your hair loss, regardless of whether it’s stress-induced or genetic. One of the most effective ways is a minimally invasive procedure known as scalp micropigmentation. Scalp micropigmentation is simply a scalp tattoo technique that helps instill confidence by completely covering up any balding areas on the scalp. At SMP Ink, our team has over a decade of experience with scalp micropigmentation. Contact us today for your free consultation.


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