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How Stress Can Affect Your Hair and What You Can Do About It

How Stress Can Affect Your Hair and What You Can Do About It

How Stress Can Affect Your Hair and What You Can Do About It
4 min read

We’re living in a strange time right now, and it’s completely understandable that you may be feeling a bit more stressed than usual. When you’re particularly stressed, your body tends to make more cortisol, which is a hormone produced by your adrenal glands in response to stress. When your glands are focused on making extra cortisol, they produce less of the hormones that help support healthy hair growth.

Thankfully, there are plenty of ways that you can help to manage your stress levels. One of our personal favorites includes a relaxing head massage using our Scalp Detox.

Stressed? Try our Scalp Detox

Weekly Scalp Massages

Our scalp detox oil is designed to stimulate blood flow to your scalp for quick relaxation. After applying the detox to your scalp, begin massaging by using your fingertips and making circular motions. Start in the front and slowly work your way back, making sure to keep a firm, constant pressure. Deeply inhale and exhale as you do this, as the oxygen will help to encourage blood flow. Watch it here.

Aromatherapeutic Properties

Ylang Ylang essential oil is a mild sedative and is great to calm the nervous system, promote relaxation and fight anxiety. It lowers the body's stress response by reducing its heart rate and blood pressure.

When experiencing anxious, unnerved, or stressed feelings, use Vetiver oil aromatically or topically. Vetiver oil is rich in sesquiterpenes, which contains grounding properties. When used on the skin or inhaled, Vetiver oil can help provide a calming and grounding effect on emotions.

Experiencing stress is normal—it is something that we as humans will inevitably go through. The good thing, however, is that it’s not impossible to manage. There are many things you can do every day to keep your stress levels low, including: exercise, meditation, and getting a full night's rest.

Things may feel a little weird right now, but remember that these times will pass, and normalcy will soon return. In the meantime, all we can do is try to take care of ourselves the best we can and keep a positive mindset. You’ve got this!