If you’ve been under a lot of stress lately, you may have noticed your hair looking a little lacklustre or falling out faster than usual. It’s not just your imagination. Stress can cause all kinds of unexpected physical symptoms, and that includes wear-and-tear on your hair.

While worrying about your hair may seem superficial, it’s really not. While there's nothing wrong with wanting to look your best, this problem likely goes deeper. If your stress level has gotten so high that it's visibly damaging your hair, can you imagine what it's doing to the rest of your body, including all the places you can't see?

If your hair has suddenly changed in one or more of the following ways, consider it a wakeup call. Here are a few ways stress might be wreaking havoc on your hair.

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