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Hair Loss After COVID

Although hair loss is not a main symptom of COVID-19, data suggests that it could be a factor, after many women across the world reported hair loss issues after having the virus.

Healthline reported in an article that a survey was carried out by a group founder of the Survivor Corps which revealed more than a third of the 1,700 respondents say they’ve had hair loss after enduring COVID-19. The groups Facebook page also suggested “there are dozens of posts about hair loss among people who’ve recovered from COVID-19 and still have lingering effects months later, also known as “long-haulers.”

Another Dermatologist from Manhattan also confirmed a 25% increase in patients coming in with hair loss. The Dermatologist known as Englemen said “It’s not yet documented on major medical sites as a symptom, but patients show me their positive test results.”

Possible causes of hair loss after COVID

There is no ground medical evidence yet to back this up and Doctors say it could be caused by stress or trauma which leads to telogen effluvium, causing the hair to fall out. Telogen Effluvium is a reversible condition, and those who have it usually see their hair grow back once they begin to heal from the trauma of what happened. I have looked into various different articles which all speculate the same, that the condition of hair loss in these specific patients is caused by telogen effluvium and not the actual virus itself, its more to do with stress and trauma.

To fix the condition of telogen effluvium can be a slow process, sometimes it can take up to 6 months or longer for the hair to come back. However, there are ways in which you can help the process to speed things along. If you have a nutritional diet and a healthy lifestyle this will help and you should avoid smoking and anything stress related as much as possible.

There are also hair supplements and medications you can consider taking, but it’s best to consult with your GP first to know which ones are suitable for you. Many companies online and the articles you read can be misleading, claiming all kinds of unrealistic results. Doctors also advise you to request a blood test to rule out any other more serious conditions like a thyroid issue or nutrition problem.

Our wigs for women after they’ve had COVID

Hair loss in women Handmade wig made for a lady with hair loss by Baguley's of Cheshire Beautiful handmade wig by Chris Baguley for a lady with hair loss

(The patient above had lost her hair due to other causes, however we want to show the transformation and our capabilities in creating a handmade wig)

If you have suffered with COVID-19 and you have noticed your hair has begun to fall out, we can help with our bespoke wigs for women which are handmade to the highest of quality. This can be a temporary solution for you until your hair grows back to its normal condition. You may find you end up liking your new hair that much you end up wearing it all the time.

The great thing with wigs in today’s society is that they look nothing like a wig as they’re handmade using discrete lace bases which makes them lightweight and breathable, easy to attach and remove. The hair used is Remy human hair which is one the best grades of human hair you can get that it can be easily styled and dyed as often as you like. There are so many other benefits of choosing a wig as a hair loss solution, but one of the main factors we love is how it helps clients to gain their confidence back.

We’re specialists in hair loss solutions for women who have lost their hair due to all kinds of conditions so we understand fully how it can affect a person’s overall well-being and their happiness. Please feel free to take a look through our gallery of photos of previous clients we’ve created bespoke handmade wigs for to see if there are any styles you might like. You can also contact us as we now offer Facetime consultations over the phone so we can analyse the condition of your hair loss and go through your requirements and options.

Sources:

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/covid-19-survivors-are-losing-their-hair-heres-why#Coping-with-hair-loss

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Q6AaOCL_oGhDEWmcT5jOpH0vIHzV2siul4hRo7519TE/viewanalytics