Some women , like myself, have reported experiencing hair shedding and hair loss after contracting COVID-19.
My hair started shedding and falling out about a month after I had covid.
I contracted Covid in August of 2021 and about a month later, my hair started falling out, and it did not stop! I’ve dealt with seasonal shedding and hair falling out before, but this was clearly different. My hair was coming out in clumps in my hand, and I was horrified seeing all that hair in the drain! I thought I was sick until I found out that hair loss is a common occurrence post-covid. Not everyone suffers covid hair loss, but myself and a few other friends have experienced this hair loss.
It was devastating , and as a new and growing Silver Hair Influencer, so much was at stake. My identity had become my hair because I showed my gray hair transition online. I didn’t see much online about it until I started doing the research.
I post often about having a positive mindset and rolling with what life throws at you, and so once again, I must take the apostle Paul’s advice to be content whatever state I am in!
Remember…“test” exists within the word testimony! And boy was this a test! I lost over half of my hair’s thickness, and my hair was very thick and healthy. I wasn’t sure it would ever grow back.
It is important to remember that this is a temporary condition for most people. Hair shedding and hair loss can be distressing, but there are things you can do to help promote healthy hair growth and regain your confidence. I found some ways to deal with the loss in between time. I wore gray wigs and hair pieces, I massagesd my scalp often, used less heat when styling.
First and foremost, hair shedding and hair loss after COVID-19 are usually temporary and will likely resolve on their own over time. In fact, many women report that their hair begins to grow back within a few months after their COVID-19 infection.
In the meantime, there are steps you can take to help promote healthy hair growth and minimize hair shedding. These include:
*Eating a balanced diet rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals, which are all essential for healthy hair growth.
*Taking supplements that are known to support healthy hair growth, such as biotin, vitamin D, and iron.
*Using gentle hair care products that are free of harsh chemicals and sulfates.
*Avoiding tight hairstyles and hair accessories that can put stress on the hair.
*Managing stress through activities such as exercise, meditation, or yoga.
* If you are concerned about your hair loss, speak with a dermatologist or other healthcare provider to discuss your options.
There are also some steps you can take to help promote healthy hair growth, such as getting enough sleep, managing stress, eating a balanced diet, and using gentle hair care products.
While hair shedding and hair loss can be distressing, it is important to remember that this is a temporary condition for most people. With proper care and treatment, you can help promote healthy hair growth and regain your confidence. So don’t give up hope – your hair will likely grow back stronger and healthier than ever before!
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***This is not medical advice. These are comments and suggestions based on my personal experience with hair loss and as such does not guarantee the same results for everyone.***