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Stress causes the hair follicles to revert back to a resting phase, which makes it stop growing temporarily. It is estimated that the amount of hairs switching to a resting phase go from a normal head’s 10 percent to as much as 30 percent of your hair. Your hair has a way of telling you if your body is in balance. If you are healthy – physically as well as emotionally – your hair will be radiant and shining and your scalp pliant and moist.If you are not well physically, or if you are upset emotionally, your hair becomes dull and lifeless – it will begin to fall out, and your hair will become waxy with the overproduction of your traumatized sebaceous glands. The good thing about this form of stress-induced hair loss is that it is not a permanent situation and does not lead to baldness. Remember, telogen effluvium is a temporary condition as a result of shocking events. Clumps of hair may fall from your head but it will eventually grow back. Truly, any major change in our lives can be reflected in the condition of our hair, scalp, and skin. If we are well and happy, we reflect on this health and well-being in the condition of our hair and scalp. If we are in a slump, that slump is often manifested in the appearance of our hair and scalp. We need stress, we need it to become vital, ambitious, and sexually active people. However, we also need the ability to cope with stress when it threatens to overwhelm us.