Rachel wrote: Emergency! While flat twisting my hair, I noticed that I have lost a lot of hair around my neck line. Wondering if it is not due to stress. What should I do for the hair to grow back?
Afro Alice answered: What it is- Temporary loss of hair due to stress, trauma or shock is known as Telogen (one type of hair, characterized by the end of the hair being shaped like a bulb) Effluvium (flow out). Simply explained, your hair follows a natural growth and rest cycle which is disrupted when you are stressed. As a result, your hair falls out when you wash or style your hair.
What you can do about it- Eat a healthy diet and treat your hair very gently. Work on a plan to reduce your stress (exercise, relax, etc).
Source: Everyday Health Magazine