How to Stop Hair Loss after COVID

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It is no secret that hair loss is common for both men and women. In fact, it is estimated that around 50% of men will experience some level of hair loss by the time they reach the age of 50.

The number is even higher for women, with approximately 65% experiencing some form of hair loss by the time they reach menopause.

While there are many causes of hair loss, the recent pandemic is also believed to be a major contributing factor.

As the global pandemic of COVID-19 continues to worsen, more people are starting to experience its unfortunate side effects. One such side effect is hair loss.

While there is still much research to be done on the correlation between COVID and hair loss, some experts believe that the two are linked.

If you are one of the many people who have started to lose their hair because of COVID, don’t worry – there are steps you can take to mitigate the damage. Keep reading for tips on how to deal with hair loss after COVID.


Introduction

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COVID has been a hot topic in the news lately. As the disease spreads, more and more people are becoming infected. In addition to the physical effects of COVID, many people are reporting hair loss after contracting the virus.

There is a lot of speculation and rumors circulating on social media about whether or not the COVID virus causes hair loss. However, be it COVID or high fever due to any other reason, hair loss is a common side effect of many illnesses, and in most cases, the hair will grow back once the illness has resolved.

Lately, we have been receiving many queries pertaining to post-COVID hair loss, so we decided to explore the scientific evidence on this topic and provide you with information that you can use to make an informed decision.

Keep reading to find out your answers!


Does COVID Cause Hair Loss?

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When you have a fever or illness, more hairs enter the shedding (telogen) phase of their growth cycle at once. You may notice that handfuls come out in your shower and brush your hair with a comb each day.

Some people may notice that their hair starts to fall out a few months after they experience high temperatures or catch something from an illness.

This type of shedding, called “telogen effluvium,” is caused by our body’s response to sudden high temperature and viral growth inside the body.

COVID-19 is said to weaken the body’s immune system, and a weak immune system can easily trigger hair loss. The body loses vital nutrients, fluid content, and energy required for healthy hair regrowth, contributing to hair loss and dull hair texture.

Fortunately, the hair loss after COVID, unlike typical hair-related illnesses like alopecia areata, is not permanent. The majority of people observe that their hair starts looking normal again and stops actively shedding after about six months or so, but some will go on shedding somewhere between seven to nine months.

Another reason behind COVID hair loss could be stress. Fighting a pandemic is a difficult situation, especially isolating oneself from loved ones while trying to heal and recover takes a toll on physical as well as emotional health.

This stress and sen1ase of loneliness during COVID can trigger hair loss to a great extent.


Hair Loss Treatment After COVID

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Since post-COVID hair loss is not a permanent problem, it does not require any intensive fix. Treating this type of hair loss requires supportive care, like using mild shampoos and not skipping multivitamins.

Here are a few ways to tackle hair loss after COVID successfully;

  • Organic Mild Formulas

Overall when your body is healing and recovering after fighting a contagious virus, it needs gentle treatment. Make sure to not expose your body to harsh chemicals inside out.

Ditch regular shampoos for a while and invest in nourishing mild organic hair cleansing formulas. Go through the ingredients list thoroughly and choose sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners to restore healthy hair follicles.

  • Hair Regrowth Mask

Homemade organic masks with egg-white, yogurt and a few drops of olive oil can do wonders. Stop underestimating the importance of your kitchen ingredients and whip out DIY masks to replenish the lost moisture.

Essential oils also help in soothing the irritated and dry scalp. Put a few drops of lavender or frankincense oil in any other carrier oil or your shampoo to facilitate faster hair regrowth.

  • Avoid Hyper Styling

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Exposing the scalp skin to heating tools can dry the scalp, worsening hair loss. Avoid blow-drying every day or curling and styling to promote scalp healing.

For a few months, avoid using hair mousse and setting sprays. Most hair styling products are full of harsh chemicals that can hinder or slow down the process of hair regrowth.

  • Additional Hair Supplements

The healing after COVID is required from within. The body calls for extra nutrients to restore the long-lost balance. Supply your body with an ample amount of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to recover fast.

Invest in good quality hair supplements and make it a daily ritual to take those along with your meals.

  • Alternative Hair System

Post-COVID hair loss is just a temporary problem, so you may treat it with temporary solutions like an alternative hair system.

Toupees and hair extensions can cover bald spots and hair thinning or add the desired volume and length.


Choose a Toupee to Cover Hair Loss After COVID

Toupees can provide a more natural appearance than other options, such as wigs. They are also relatively affordable and easy to maintain.

However, it is important to choose the right toupee for your needs and style preferences. There are a variety of different styles and materials available, so be sure to research your options before making a purchase.

Here are a few toupee recommendations for women and men to use post-COVID:

BLN14881

This beautiful toupee is made with genuine French lace to help those with sensitive scalp after any illness. The base cap construction is designed to increase comfort while hiding hair loss.

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Additional Features

  • Base construction: French lace all over
  • Base size: 6”x8”
  • Hair type: Chinese virgin hair
  • Hair length: 14”
  • Hair color: #6RD from our men’s color ring
  • Hair density: Medium
  • Hair curl: Straight
  • Front shape: CC
  • Hair direction: Freestyle

Australia-L

This toupee for women is highly recommended for clients who are looking for additional volume to combat hair thinning. This toupee adds in the volume without outshining the natural hair thus is perfect for everyday wear.

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Additional Features

  • Base construction: French lace with poly around and folded lace front
  • Base size: 7*9”
  • Hair type: Indian Hair
  • Hair length: 14″, 16″, 18″, 20″
  • Hair color: #1B, #2, #4
  • Hair density: Medium-Heavy
  • Hair curl: Natural Straight
  • Front shape: CC
  • Hair direction: Freestyle

BLN465810

While Bono Hair has an unlimited custom and stock toupee collection for men, this one tops the list for its durability and luxurious base cap. The toupee can be customized according to the given hair sample so it is ideal for clients who always ask for exclusive personalized hairpieces.

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Additional Features

  • Base construction: French lace with 0.08mm clear PU temple to temple across back, tape tab front and lace front
  • Base size: According to the template
  • Hair type: Remy Hair
  • Hair length: 6”
  • Hair color: According to hair sample
  • Hair density: Medium-Heavy
  • Hair curl: Natural Straight
  • Front shape: CC
  • Hair direction: Freestyle

Conclusion

The jury is still out on whether COVID causes hair loss. However, a lot of people, especially women, have experienced hair loss post-COVID. The reason could be a compromised immune system and loss of important nutrients.

But the good news is that this type of hair loss is not permanent and the hair will start growing back after a few months in most cases.

Some hair care tips and tricks can be used to replenish hair regrowth, while alternative hair systems like toupees and extensions can be utilized to cover hair loss.

Bono Hair especially crafts multifunction toupees for men and women to help them hide hair loss successfully. These toupees look exactly like real human hair, providing a similar length, volume, color, and even hair texture.

If you are dealing with customers who are worried due to hair loss after COVID, use Bono Hair toupees to help them look like themself again.

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