8. Chronic Stress Levels
When you undergo stress on a long-term basis, your adrenal glands experience fatigue. Adrenal glands are the pyramid-shaped organs that sit on top of your kidneys. Mental pressure and anxiety result in the glands producing more of the cortisol hormone. While chronic high levels of cortisol can cause various adverse effects in the body, one of the worst impacts is on your hair follicles. Like research conducted at the National Center for Biotechnology Information has shown, cortisol acts on the normal growth stages of the hair, and stimulates more strands to fall out quickly. Prevent chronic stress by taking up any anxiety-reducing techniques that work for you. For instance, you could take up guided imagery, yoga, meditation, or deep breathing. Once you let go of the stress and cortisol levels drop, you might just find the hair growth is returning.