Stress is widely known to have some very severe effects on the hair, and can usually manifest in a few different ways. With stress, it is often worth looking at treating the root cause of the stress, rather than just the hair loss. This can be lifestyle or environmental changes, but they can have lasting effects not just on your hair, but also your entire body.
In many cases of hair loss, the root of the problem is stress. Stress is not a new phenomenon. However, increased awareness, both through medical advances and the way that the condition is reported in the media, there is now a better understanding of the debilitating effect stress can have on hair.