The term self-care has become more and more popular over the past few years. While it might sound straightforward, there are some misconceptions around it.
It’s not about treating yourself as if you’re on vacation all the time, it’s about managing your stress and quality of life. It’s about doing things like taking a walk, getting regular exercise, going to the doctor, managing your finances, and other similar activities that will help alleviate stress and bring balance to your life.
Managing your stress and anxiety through self-care has been shown to reduce the odds of serious health risks including heart disease, stroke, and cancer. The benefits of self-care go beyond just affecting the most serious health risks. So, can self-care help fight hair loss?
What Are The Types Of Self-Care?
Depending on who you ask, there are anywhere from six to eight different types of self-care. If we’re playing it more conservative with six, then you’re looking at emotional, practical, physical, mental, social, and spiritual.
- Emotional Self-Care
Emotional self-care could be having a creative outlet like writing, art, music, and so forth. It can also be talking to a family member, close friend, or therapist about what you’ve been going through lately – both good and bad.
- Practical Self-Care
Practical self-care covers a mix of personal and business-related care. That’s everything from spring cleaning to balancing your finances. Physical self-care is getting a good night’s sleep, drinking water, avoiding overconsumption of alcohol, or even taking a walk.
- Social Self-Care
Social self-care is about making the time to socialize with family, friends, and co-workers. Unlike emotional self-care, this isn’t about venting or talking through feelings… it’s simply about being social and reaffirming your connections with people.
- Mental Self-Care
Mental self-care is keeping your mind active through things like crossword puzzles, sudoku, or reading things like prose novels, memoirs, or scholarly articles. Lastly, spiritual self-care is about self-reflection and can be taken in the form of meditation or prayer, attending live services (or watching services from home), prayer, or communing with nature.
How Do You Care For Your Hair?
While all the listed types of self-care are beneficial to your health and, as a result, your hair health as well, physical self-care is what you’ll be looking at for direct benefits to your hair.
This includes drinking water, a healthy diet, and getting a proper amount of sleep. Hydration is vitally important to your hair health and your body requires those key vitamins, minerals, and proteins that aid in maintaining strong and healthy hair.
De-stressing is important too as stress is linked to hair loss. While some de-stressors do include exercise and other physical self-care, this is where the other forms of self-care come into play. If you’re managing your mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health as well as managing practical things like keeping a clean home and staying on top of your finances – you’ll be able to help decrease your overall stress and take that hair loss factor off the table.
Robotic Hair Restoration Long Island Can Help You Regain A Full Head Of Hair
Even if you’ve got a well-balanced life and are managing your stress, the reality is hair loss is unavoidable for most people – but it doesn’t have to be permanent. RHRLI offers many services, both surgical and non-surgical, to restore your hair including the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System.
Our FUE hair transplant procedure is minimally invasive and will get you back to your day-to-day life quickly. Restoring your hair and your confidence could be considered part of your own self-care. Contact us today for a free consultation.