Report: Divorce Causes Hair Loss in WomenMarybeth Sampsel
As if the break up of your marriage weren’t bad enough, a recent study suggests that the stress associated with the loss of a partner (either through divorce or death) increases hair loss in women. If you also smoke and spend a great deal of time in the sun, your chances of hair loss are even greater.
The study traced a group of 84 identical twins who completed lifestyle studies and hormone tests. Those who were happily married, used sun protection and steered clear of alcohol had fuller heads of hair.
The good news? Hair loss treatment is often effective. And those who reduce their stress by ending an unhealthy marriage might actually see improvement. Read more about the study here.