Could working too hard take a toll on your hair? We look at the findings from a recent study that suggests that hair loss may be triggered by too many hours on the job.

The Relationship Between Work & Hair Loss

The strain that long working hours can put on our general health is widely recognised. However, until now, there has been no research focused on how our working life can impact on hair. The latest study comes from a team of researchers based at Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine in Seoul. They analysed data gathered from 13,391 Korean men to determine whether their working hours correlated with the development of alopecia. The statistics revealed that men in their 20s and 30s who worked 52 or more hours per week were considerably more likely to develop hair loss than those who worked a standard 40 hours. The authors of the study wrote that they could “cautiously assume” that the hair loss was linked to the stress caused by long working hours. They suggested that it was important to take preventative measures to ensure that people work reasonable and appropriate schedules. Though the average working hours in Europe and the United States tend to be lower than in Korea, this study serves as a good reminder that stress can impact on our hair, as well as our overall well-being.

What is Causing Your Hair Loss?

Stress is one of many factors that can cause hair loss, with others including diet, hormonal changes, auto-immune conditions and genetics. If you are experiencing excess shedding or developing bald patches, the first step towards a solution is finding out what is to blame. The best way to do this is to get a diagnosis from a specialist, like those at Vinci Hair Clinic. Once your hair loss condition has been identified, you can decide on a treatment. The right treatment  for you will depend on your type of hair loss and how advanced it is, as well as personal preferences. Vinci offers a range of medical, non-surgical and surgical treatment options, and tailor every client’s treatment plan to suit their unique needs and hair restoration goals.

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