Keep Stresses Away From Your Tresses | People Magazine

Keep Stresses Away From Your Tresses

When someone asks after your state of mind, how often do you respond: ‘stressed!’?  Stress is a natural physical response to any kind of demand on our bodies, and contrary to popular belief, stress is not necessarily a bad thing. Stress and sometimes a bit of adrenalin can help us perform best when we’re under pressure. However, when stresses becomes too much for your body to cope with, it sometimes leads to other physical symptoms, like hair loss.

“Hair shedding due to extreme stress means that your hair sheds more than it is supposed to, and eventually starts thinning. This stress can be caused by trauma, diet, lifestyle changes and even medication,” says Nomfundo Majozi, Brand Manager for Vigro.

Most people have around 100,000 hairs on their heads. At any given time 90% of your hair can be in a growing phase, which, once the hair is long enough, goes into a resting state and then later falls out.  “When your body experiences a large amount of stress one of its ways of dealing with this stress is by putting more than the normal amount of hairs into the resting phase and then once it is time to shed, more hair than usual falls out causing hair thinning,” says Majozi.

Learning to cope with stress through meditation, forward planning, breathing exercises and even exercise can help your body cope when life becomes too demanding. When this type of behavioural hair loss is putting even more stress on your body, the active ingredients in the Vigro 3-Step System can help nourish your hair back to health.

The Vigro 3-step System can assist the scalp by cleaning and opening the hair shaft preparing the scalp for penetration of the actives, as well as assisting hair follicles to reduce hair loss through the active ingredient Follicusan (topical products). The Vigro 3-Step System also provides a combination of vitamins and minerals needed to nourish your hair from within.



I am Beauty Editor at People Magazine and a make-up artist. I have worked with many celebrities, including, Phumeza Mdaba, Boity, Zuraida Jardine and Rolene Strauss. I always knew I would work in magazines, as I grew up in publishing (my parents are publishers). When I’m not writing beauty or following my passion for make-up, I can be found reading and spending time with family and friends. I am also a tea-lover

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