Can a Toxic Bad Relationship Be the Cause of Your Hair Loss?

Sheetal Rawal, Founder, Apsara Skin Care

Above: Sheetal Rawal, scientist (human genetics) & founder of Apsara Skin Care

By: Marty S.

Most of us have that one person (or two) in our lives that can make you pull your hair out. Sometimes, it is through no fault of their own; perhaps they have made an honest mistake and you just need someone to vent your pent-up emotions. However, if you have toxic people in your life, it might seem like what they do to you is intentional. Even though you try to give them the benefit of the doubt, their sour attitudes and negative actions may generate a lot of frustration or anxiety, and your relationship with them may begin to suffer because of it.

No one wants to cut ties with someone over a small mishap, but if you have a toxic relationship in your life, it might be affecting the quality of your hair. For some people, their toxic relationships could be causing them to literally lose their hair. Today, you will learn how a toxic relationship can impact your hair and what you can do to prevent that. If you want your hair to be thick, long, and glossy, you may need to seriously think about how you can mend the toxic relationships in your life, or get rid of them completely. 

1. The Lack of Sleep from Your Toxic Relationships is Causing Your Hair Fall

If your toxic relationship is a dominant presence in your life, you have likely spent many sleepless nights thinking about them. These toxic relationships could be associated with a lot of fear, anger, or even heartbreak. In addition to starting a new day with little to no sleep and feeling emotionally and mentally drained, the lack of sleep can impact your hair. Not getting enough sleep at night discourages protein synthesis, which you need if you want your hair to be thick, long, and glossy. Over time, an irregular sleep schedule may lead to hair fall, thinning hair, and early graying.

If there is that one person in your life that can almost always keep you at night, you should reevaluate your relationship with them to figure out if these sleepless nights are worth it in the long run. Furthermore, to stop sleep-related hair loss, you need to enforce a more consistent sleep schedule. One tip that may help you sleep better at night is to stop using your electronic devices about an hour before bed because the blue light from most electronic devices can stimulate your mind rather than encourage it to rest. This tip is one of many that can help you get a more restful night of sleep; to learn a few tips that we recommend, click here.

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2. The Stress & Anxiety from Your Toxic Relationships is Causing Your Hair Loss & Early Graying

A toxic relationship can cause your stress levels to rise to abnormal levels and may make you feel more anxious and strained. Perhaps there is someone in your life who needs more energy attention and energy from you than you’re willing to give or there is someone who does not seem to respect you. Regardless, the stress from your toxic relationships may trigger “telogen effluvium”. This type of hair loss puts a lot of stress on your hair follicles and forces them to enter the resting phase of the hair growth cycle. The impact of stress takes about 3 months to hit your hair, after which you may begin to see more hair thinning and potentially hair loss. Furthermore, stress can even lead to early graying.

If you start to see clumps of hair fall from your head and/or you’ve noticed more gray hair appearing, it could be time for you to see if there could be a direct correlation between your personal relationships and your hair loss. In the meantime, to keep your stress levels low and mitigate future hair loss, you should try adopting an attitude of gratitude and surrender. Doing so can give you a better understanding of what you can and cannot control in your life, which, in turn, may help you handle toxic relationships. By reducing your stress levels and the number of toxic people in your life, you may start to see your hair grow back in no time.

3. The Lack of Self-Care from Your Toxic Relationships is Causing Your Thinning Hair

If you are experiencing hair loss and you have a close relationship with a toxic person, you might not feel like you should do anything to stop it. This person may have led you to believe that you don’t deserve to pamper yourself or they have made you feel extremely guilty for trying to do something for yourself. If that is the case for you, your hair loss is likely to go unchecked simply because you don’t have the motivation to stop it. You might not be taking care of your hair as thoroughly as you should be, and as a result, you could start to see more clumps of hair fall from your head.

If you believe that your hair health is important and if you truly desire thick, long, and glossy hair, you should not let other people stand in the way of what you want. The journey to eliminate hair loss has to start with you, not any of the toxic people in your life. Finding the motivation to take better care of your hair does not have to be too difficult, either. Starting with something as simple as an all-natural hair care routine, for instance, is a step in the right direction.

We have even more tips that you should know if you want to end hair fall and grow thick, long hair. Listen to this episode of the Apsara Skin Care podcast to find out more. Enjoy and please leave us a review on our iTunes podcast page!

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Would a divorce from a toxic and abusive husband also contribute to hair fall and hair loss? I also lost a lot of hair while we were married because his family gave me a Mangalsutra that made my hair fall.


My hair is thinning out. Please let me know what to use for this causes.


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