Hair Loss: How Complaining Causes Stress & Hair Loss

Last updated on November 10th, 2023 at 07:51 am

Is it stress that leads to complaining that leads to hair loss? OR
The complaining causes hair loss that leads to stress?

complaining causes hair loss

What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The same can be said for complaining and stress. What came first?

Often times we talk about the things we can do externally that help our hair to grow or to stop hair from falling out (black tea rinse anyone?). Very infrequently will you see someone share on how complaining causes hair loss. This hair loss which is self inflicted stress starts with your mouth. Specifically, the words you speak.

Yes, stress is a part of life. It hits you before you know it. Sometimes you don’t even realize you are stressed until you start experiencing some physical signs of stress like your hair falling out.

Many people also complain without realizing it. How many times have you been stuck in traffic or on a long line at the grocery store and find yourself mumbling and grumbling under your breathe? Guilty here.

The problem with complaining is, it can be dangerous. It’s also not helpful because it does nothing to improve the situation or state you find yourself in.

Stop complaining. Of course, it’s easier said than done. Complaining is like breathing to most people. Uncomfortable circumstances will automatically trigger one to start speaking right in line with what’s going on.

complaining and hair loss

Three types of Hair Loss Caused by Stress

According to the MayoClinic online, there are three types of hair loss that can be associated with high stress levels:

  • Telogen effluvium. High amounts of stress causes many hair follicles to go into a resting phase which in turn leads those hairs to suddenly fall out prematurely. The simple act of combing or wash your hair can lead to hair loss.
  • Trichotillomania. This condition is an irresistible urge to pull your hair out as a means of dealing with negative or uncomfortable feelings, such as stress.
  • Alopecia areata. This condition can be caused by a number of factors which can  possibly include severe stress. The body’s immune system attacks the hair follicles and causes hair loss.

Here’s a startling fact about stress……

[tweetthis]Giving negative voice (complaining) to your negative circumstances causes you to feel more stress.[/tweetthis]

Your words are therefore agreeing with what you are experiencing. Reinforcing what you don’t want to be happening in your life is keeping you in a cycle of defeat. That cycle is very stressful.

The Bible says life and death are in the power of the tongue. Basically, you can have what you say. So, the next time you catch yourself complaining, think about the fact that you are making matters worst.

The stress caused by your “constant voicing of the problem” causes many physical ailments, including causing your hair to fall out. Yes, complaining causes hair loss.

Again, easier said than done but with practice it can be done. You don’t want to start balding just because you were unwilling to stop your negative verbal responses to your circumstances.

Even more important, stress has other negative health effects. Since life is a journey – not a sprint, you may as well work on the things that need improving while you can right?

Put an end to complaining. Then, you just may get to the root of what is causing hair loss.

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  1. Christy Muir says:

    Absolutely love this reminder about complaining …. inwardly and outwardly

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