Can stress really cause hair loss? According to an article in the Smithsonian, yes it can!
Hair grows in 3 phases – anagen, catagen, and telogen. Anagen, or the growing phase, is the longest of these three phases (and probably the one people are most familiar with) where the hair grows, and produces new hair. Catagen is a short stage in-between where hair “rests” before beginning telogen phase. Telogen is the phase where the hairs — like the hair we all lose in the shower, fall out.
Apparently, long term stress actually causes the hair to switch to the categen and telogen phases prematurely! This causes large chunks of hair to fall out when you are under pressure! Unfortunately, they have not found any sure way to fix the problem but a friend of mine, as well as Dr. Oz, recommends taking Rhodium. Rhodium is an herbal supplement that helps the body adapt to stress, and in turn stops this unnecessary hair loss!