Healthy Hair Growth after Telogen Effluvium
Telogen effluvium is a hair loss phenomenon which can occur after an extremely stressful event or period, including major surgery, drastic weight loss and crash dieting, an infection or fever, certain medications, physical trauma or emotional causes.
According to the American Hair Loss Association, telogen effluvium is probably the second most common form of hair loss.
Top Hair Loss Issues for those suffering from Telogen Effluvium
Below we address some common concerns regarding hair loss due to stress-induced hair loss and natural alternatives to healthy hair growth. If your question is not addressed, feel free to contact one of our experts by clicking to the left.
When a stressful event occurs, our body conserves energy for immediate physical needs, diverting energy away from active follicles. As a result, up to 70 percent of hair follicles may spontaneously enter the resting (telogen) phase.
Two to four months after the stressing event, when these follicles re-enter their growth phase, a sudden, massive "fall out" occurs because of the higher-than-normal number of hairs being shed, as they make way for the new hair growth. While this is quite disturbing, the hair follicles are not permanently or irreversibly affected. As time passes, your hair will resume a normal growth cycle.
Those suffering from telogen effluvium typically shed telogen hairs, which have a small bulb of keratin on the root end. That said, it is extremely important that you visit your physician to rule out any other causes of hair loss.
People suffering from telogen effluvium almost never lose all of the hair on their head. Telogen effluvium typically appears as a diffuse thinning of hair on the top of the scalp, but can be more severe in some areas of the scalp than others. Fortunately, it rarely impacts the hair line.
Yes. While telogen effluvium is quite disturbing, the hair follicles are not permanently or irreversibly affected. As time passes, your hair will resume a normal growth cycle. The time it takes for the hair follicles to resume their normal healthy hair cycle, however, varies from person-to-person. Hair supplements like Hair Essentials™ can speed up the process by nourishing follicles with the vital hair-healthy nutrients they need for growing stronger, healthier hair—faster!
For the most part, preventing shock due to surgery, infection or emotional trauma cannot be prevented. The best way to prevent hair loss caused by these events is to nourish your body at the first sign of hair loss with hair-healthy nutrients. Some all-natural hair supplements like Hair Essentials™ pack a powerful punch as it relates to stress-induced hair loss and quickly deliver vital nutrients to the scalp to help restore healthy hair growth and nourish thicker, stronger new hair growth.
With any hair loss condition, it is also important to eat a balanced, healthy diet, manage the stress in your life, get quality sleep each night, and reduce exposure to environmental toxins.
Natural Remedies for Telogen Effluvium
Try these natural remedies to help reverse stress-induced hair loss, prevent future hair loss and encourage healthy hair regrowth. It is important to consult your physician before pursuing these alternatives.
Many dermatologists believe chronic stress can gradually exert a negative effect on hair growth and lead to persistent telogen effluvium. Research indicates a link between stress, a change in hair follicle biochemistry, and more hair follicles entering a telogen resting state.
Eat a balanced diet.
Some dermatologists believe that nutritional deficiencies of the modern North American diet - such as a lack of iron, zinc, amino acid L-lysine, or vitamins A, B6 and B12 – may contribute to onset of telogen effluvium. Be sure to eat a balanced diet and supplement as necessary.Please consult your physician before taking supplements as our bodies can only process so much iron and vitamin A each day.
Use natural and essential oils.
Pure jojoba, argan, shea butter, coconut, and other cold-pressed oils have been used for millennia to beautify the complexion and promote luxurious hair growth. These natural oils soften, soothe, and moisturize the skin, as well as promote a healthier scalp environment. They’re rich in anti-inflammatory omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids (EFAs), protective antioxidants, and a plethora of other phytonutrients that:
- * Moisturize the skin, scalp, and hair
- * Protect the skin and hair from the environment
- * Reduce inflammation, including within hair follicles
- * Encourage circulation to the scalp and regulate sebum (oil) production
- * Repair and rejuvenate damaged hair follicles
Essential oils of rosemary (verbenone ct), lavender, chamomile, and helichrysum are also excellent for scalp, hair, and skin health. They’re extremely potent, so just a few drops added to your massage oil will go a long way.
Supplement your diet with Hair Essentials™.
Hair Essentials™ provides more than 20 hair-healthy vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids and other nutrients that are delivered to the scalp where they quickly work to:
- Stimulate inactive hair follicles
- Reduce scalp inflammation which can lead to hair loss
- Encourage hormones responsible for hair growth to stay in balance
- Regulate the time hair remains in the dormant stage
- Provide vital nutrients for the structural development of healthy hair
- Protect hair follicle cells against oxidative stress and damage
- Seed follicles with the nutrients they need for new hair growth
Hair Essentials™ customers often notice decreased shedding or hair loss within the first few weeks. Most customers report dramatic improvement and faster hair growth by three months; and many customers report that their hair grows 75% to 100% faster in as little as 3 months!