The spike in COVID-19 cases, the exponentially growing pandemic, never-ending lockdowns, insecurities about the safety of children going to school, and the isolation due to work from home have brought an onslaught of stress that manifests in multiple ways, including hair loss.
Dermatologists throughout the world have seen more patients coming in complaining about clumps of hair falling on their pillows. Many Covid-19 patients ― who are in the recovery phase ― experience sudden hair loss. Doctors have pointed out that hair loss is the result of the psychological stress of fighting Covid-19; however, there are many people who see sudden hair loss and have never contracted the virus. They are seeing hair loss due to depression and emotional stress because of joblessness, financial troubles, deaths in the family, or other devastating events deriving from the pandemic.
There is a way to find out if you are suffering from a similar condition. Do this: run your fingers into your hair and count the strands that come out. If the strands in your hand are not more than 5, it is normal. But if they are more than 5 and you have recently suffered stress, you are probably having stress-related hair loss.
What Can I Do About This Stress-Related Hair Loss?
The pandemic of stress is leading us to hair loss. You cannot think in a traditional manner to end this strange hair loss cycle. You will have to think outside the box and understand how this COVID and stress-related hair loss occurs. Let’s break it down to three main ways it happens:
COVID and Stress-Related Hair Loss
News, comments, and stories about suffering from COVID-related devastating hair loss are now common on social media and the internet. It is now termed telogen effluvium aka shock hair loss across the medical community. When this happens, the growing stage of hair switches to the resting or shedding phase prematurely. Some doctors believe that it is triggered by the high fevers during COVID, while others believe that it can also be triggered by immense shock such as a death in the family, moving to a different house, feeling useless, and other forms of stress — all of which are consequences of the pandemic. In such conditions, therapy is your best bet. Try relaxing yourself and your scalp as much as possible. You can even try using a mild shampoo such as KeraFactor Shampoo and Conditioner that exfoliates and stimulates the scalp and hair; as a result, your scalp relaxes. Chatting with some friends and family ― every now and then ― can also prove fruitful.
Covid-19 can affect the thyroid gland ― which is responsible for the production of thyroid hormones in the body. If the thyroid gland is overactive, you may develop hair loss, weight loss, anxiety, fast heart rate, or more than one symptom. If it is underactive, you may develop hair loss, weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, or all. In such situations, you should seek specialist advice from a dermatologist.
Poor Diet and Nutritional Imbalance Leading to Hair Loss
A poor diet can also lead to nutritional deficiencies of Protein, Iron, Vitamin D, or Zinc. Low iron can affect your hair even if you are in the lower end of the normal range.
The deficiency in the scalp may also happen when these nutrients do not reach the scalp. It happens sometimes due to stress affecting the scalp, and at other times due to the inability of the body to supply nutrients to the scalp. In such circumstances, you should either improve your diet or apply KeraFactor Peptides Complex (KFPTM) – a brand new scalp stimulating solution ― that has all the essential peptides and other ingredients that stimulate hair growth.
The KFP contains the seven polypeptides that are responsible for improving hair and scalp health. The complex helps boost the weak and resting follicles. For more information, read the description of KFP.
Treat It While You Can!
If you were inflicted by the Covid-19 Virus or have gone through any severe stress connected to Covid-19 ― you should immediately take the remedy. That is because if you leave it for more than three to four-month, follicles of lost hair can be permanently dormant — so, the earlier, the better.