Hair Loss After Covid-19

 The hair loss that many women develop after Covid-19 may not be so unexpected. Here’s why.

Since last year I have seen many clients going to the salon with hair loss problem. All of them have the same answer to my question; Have you had covid? (95.99% of the time the answer is YES) All of them get stressed due to their hair loss, which makes the shedding phase worse.

I found this information to bring peace to all women going through the hair loss stage due to covid.

Temporary Hair Loss is Normal 

 A few months after having a high fever or recovering from covid19 , many people see noticeable hair loss.

While many people think of this as hair loss, it’s actually hair shedding. The medical name for this type of hair shedding is Telogen Efluvium. It happens when more hairs than normal enter the shedding (telogen) phase of the hair growth and Lifecycle at the same time. A high fever can force more hairs into the shedding phase.

Most people see noticeable hair shedding two to three months after having covid19. Handfuls of hair can come out when you shower or brush your hair. This hair shedding can last for three to 6 months before it stops. Most people then see their hair start to look normal again and stop shedding.

Stress can cause hair shedding.

who isn’t feeling more stressed and anxious during the pandemic? Emotional stress can lead into the shedding phase.  The hair shedding begins about two to three months after the stress starts.  While seeing your hair fall out in clumps can add to your stress, it’s important to try to de-stress. Only when the stress ends will the excessive hair shedding stop.

Hair return to normal on its own

When the cause of your hair shedding is due to a fever, covid19, or stress, hair tends to return to normal on its own. You just have to give it time. As your hair grows back, you’ll notice short hairs that are all the same length by your hairline. Most people see their hair regain its normal fullness within six to nine months.

If you suspect that your hair loss is caused by something more than telogen effluvium from stress or a fever, talk with a hair-loss expert, a Tricologist.

Cosmetologist Recommendation

Tea tree oil shampoo (Soothing Scalp) has a range of scalp-related benefits that  aid hair and scalp. It is a natural solution to  increase scalp circulation for fuller hair, strengthening hair and unclogging follicles.
All content solely developed by the American Academy of Dermatology

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