We’re all familiar with the physical and emotional toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken on us. But something that many people are only beginning to understand is the effect it is having on our hair.
Covid-19 has been linked to a condition known as telogen effluvium, a type of hair loss that is linked with physical and emotional stress. This condition is characterized by a rapid, diffuse shedding of the scalp’s hair, resulting in thinning of the hair. Scientists are still studying the long-term effects of the virus, but it’s possible that the stress associated with the pandemic could be the source of this hair loss.
With the uncertainty of the future, financial pressures, and the fear of contracting the virus, it’s no wonder that many people are experiencing an increase in stress levels. This heightened stress can lead to changes in hormone levels, which in turn can throw off the hair cycle and cause hair loss. It’s important to note that the effects of telogen effluvium are usually temporary and the hair will usually grow back within 6-8 months.
If you’re experiencing hair loss and believe it could be related to Covid-19, it’s best to talk to your doctor.
In the meantime, there are some simple things you can do to help slow or restore the loss of your hair. Try to get adequate rest and stay hydrated. Make sure you’re eating a balanced diet that includes plenty of protein and vitamins. Additionally, try to find ways to reduce stress such as exercise, yoga, and meditation. Finally, visit AAIM to help promote hair growth.
AAIM uses acupuncture and ozone therapy to help promote hair growth. Ozone oil can help with hair loss, hair breakage and dandruff.
By taking care of ourselves and reducing stress, we can help minimize the effects of Covid-19 on our hair!