Thursday, January 27, 2011
Stress can affect your entire body, even your hair. The hormone cortisol, which is released into the bloodstream when we're anxious, can actually seep into our hair follicles. In fact, a high cortisol content in tresses was found to be a predictor of heart attack! To soothe yourself from head to toe, find an activity that calms you-whether it's practicing yoga, taking a long bath, lighting candles (yes!!!) or listening to music-and do it every day.
When you make a relaxing ritual into a habit, it becomes even more effective because it helps prevent stress over the long term.