Is the Stress of Fatherhood Getting to Your Hair?
Men make up the vast majority of the hair loss population in the world. There are numerous reasons for this, but one of the most frequently asked questions regarding hair loss is if it’s related to stress. Researchers have already proven that stress can be detrimental to our overall health and well-being.
Unfortunately, for many of us, stress has become an unavoidable part of our everyday life. This is particularly pertinent with the current COVID-19 situation. Whether you are a new or “old” dad, it’s pretty universal thing that your children will stress you out at one point or another.
However, the question still remains: is the stress of parenting getting to your hair?
Stress-Related Hair Loss
The most common form of hair loss that has been scientifically associated with stress is Telogen Effluvium (TE). Significant stressors in your life can transition your hair follicles into the telogen (resting) stage of the hair growth cycle. The amount of hair follicles pushed into the resting stage can be slight or extreme, meaning hair loss can be subtle or you can experience it in clumps.
TE is incredibly common; it’s the second most popular form of hair loss diagnosed by dermatologists. Because TE doesn’t damage your follicles, it’s completely reversible. Your hair could regrow within a few months if treated properly.
How Can You Treat It?
One of the best ways to treat your hair loss as a father is through the use of an FDA-cleared laser hair cap. These caps are clinically proven to be both safe and effective to use on your scalp to thicken and grow hair. Low level light therapy (LLLT) is emitted through medical grade laser diodes to promote blood flow and stimulate growth in the hair follicles.
The best part about the laser caps is that they are completely portable and hands-free. This means that you can be chasing around your children or playing outside in the yard all while completing your treatment. The caps are used every other day for only 30-minutes! This is the perfect device to properly treat your thinning hair due to stress!
Don’t let the stress of being a dad get in the way of your hair. There are devices on the market equipped with upscale technology and designed for people just like you! Get ahead of your hair loss today all while enjoying the journey of fatherhood!
Hailey Hoagland works for Kiierr International, a medical device company that provides FDA-cleared laser caps for men and women.