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Do I have Covid Hair Loss?

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Do I have Covid hair loss? Have you had Covid-19 and are now experiencing hair loss? There are 30% more clicks on websites about hair loss and a 120% increase in searches for hair loss after illness.  An increasing amount of people who have been ill from the Covid virus are sharing that they have more hair in their brushes.

Normal hair loss is about 80-100 hairs a day.  Being sick and/or stressed the body becomes more sensitive to inflammation which can causes hair loss. This can accelerate hair loss-sometimes up to several hundred hairs per day.
Hair loss can be a common side effect of drugs that are used to treat Covid-19, like steroids and Remdeivir.

Check out more info on Healthline story about Covid-19 hair loss! https://www.healthline.com/health-news/covid-19-survivors-are-losing-their-hair-heres-why

Treatment for Hair Loss

The good news is that this hair loss is temporary and will resolve within 6 to 9 months.

Here are some tips for treating hair loss resulting from stress or covid:

  1. Treat your hair and scalp gently. You should avoid harsh products and scalp scrubs. Nioxin shampoo and conditioning products are great for keeping your scalp clean and healthy.
  2. Try to spend 10-30 minutes in the sun a day. The sunshine keeps our vitamin D levels normal that prevent hair loss. A blood test will let you know if you may need to use a supplement.
  3. Use blow-dryers and thermal tools sparingly and on low heat settings. Start with the lowest settings and increase if need be.
  4. Avoid wearing tight hair clips that can put extra stress on hair and scalp.
  5. Eat good healthy foods, exercise, get enough sleep and do your best to manage stress.  Isn’t this what we hear for all total well being!

Stayed tuned to future blogs on treatments for hair loss. https://www.brookerockwellhair.com/

Postpartum Hair Loss

Postpartum Hair Loss can be scary! Especially when you’re not expecting it!

It’s been about 3 months or so and you’re finally starting to feel better after having your baby. Unfortunately, you start to notice that you are having severe hair loss!  It seems like it is falling out in clumps. Normal hair loss is 80 hairs a day. New moms can experience as much as 400 strands of hair loss a day! If you have fine, thin hair it can seem devastating! The good news is that postpartum hair loss is totally normal! Still scary, but normal!

Postpartum hair loss usually starts 3 months after you’ve given birth and can last up to the 6th or 9th month.  The good news is that it is temporary and your hair should grow back!

High levels of the hormone estrogen during pregnancy helps keep your hair strong and healthy.  Many women say they stopped shedding hair all together while they were pregnant.  After giving birth, the estrogen levels drop dramatically and all of the hair you didn’t loose for 9 months seems to fall out all at once!

Nutritional deficiencies can also add to hair loss. Nutritional requirements change dramatically going to pregnancy to postpartum.  Your body needs more nutrients especially if you are breast-feeding. It’s important to maintain a healthy diet with lots of protein.

It’s important to continue to take your vitamins and to add a vitamin that promotes hair strength and growth. Biotin is the vitamin most helpful for hair health.

Nioxin Hair Cleanser and Scalp Therapy System helps promote a healthy scalp. The cleanser helps remove DHT which is a kind of hormone that can promote hair loss. Keeping your scalp clean and nourished will definitely help.    https://www.nioxin.com/

Keeping your hair trimmed and conditioned will also help the appearance of thinning hair look fuller.

It can take several months for hair to fill in and look like it used to.  I’ve had several clients finally get their hair back to normal and then it’s time for baby #2! 🙂

It helps to be prepared and take steps with your eating habits and hair health before the hair loss starts.

Thinning Hair

Thinning hair can be a scary, stressful occurrence. There are many reason for hair loss.  There is the natural process of aging and heredity that causes hair loss.  There are also other outside factors that can cause hair loss like stress, poor eating habits, illness or medications.

It’s always a good idea to have a doctor give you a checkup and check your blood levels to see if there are any reasons for extreme hair loss.  Natural shedding of 80-100 hair a day is considered normal.

Thinning hair from outside factors can be improved once the existing problem is identified and proper steps taken to stop the hair loss.

Hair loss from heredity and aging can be helped by cleansing and nourishing the scalp. Hair loss in this case is caused by a toxin that builds up on the scalp. Eventually the toxin covers the scalp so much that it diminishes the hair until it can’t break through the surface of the scalp. The toxin can be removed from the scalp with special cleansers and then conditioners and treatments to improve the health of the scalp.

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Nioxin is a product line dedicated to the nourishment of the scalp.  The shampoo is designed to thoroughly remove that toxin from the scalp so that hair can continue to grow. The conditioner, Scalp Therapy stimulates the nerves that help hair to appear thicker and fuller.  The third step is the Treatment.  It is applied and left on the scalp to stimulate the blood flow to the follicles so that the hair will grow.  www.Nioxin.com is an amazing website that gives lots of helpful information so that you can better understand the benefits of their product.  The link is below. They have done scientific studies that show the benefits of proper scalp care to continue good healthy hair growth.  It is always best to start the system at the initial steps of hair loss. The benefits are noticeable after 3 months of using the products.  Hair loss that has already happened may take longer to rejuvenate and may not come back at all.