Covid-19 Hair Loss

Covid-19 has turned our world upside down. From changing the way we travel, loss of friends and family, the way we do business, wearing mask, gathering with friends, to even our hygiene routines. It’s no denying that this very contagious virus has taken a toll on all parts of our lives. If you happen to catch the virus it not only can affect your respiratory system you can also experience unexpected hair loss. Here is what we’ve learned from the American Academy of Dermatology Association and ways you can still care for your locks.
According to the AADA there are people who notice hair loss after contracting Covid-19. Since fever is common with Covid-19 people can experience acute telogen effluvium which is non-scarring hair loss usually three months after a stressful event. The hair shedding can last up to six months. The Association states that hair should return on it’s own.
Hair loss can be discouraging. No one wants to wake up, get ready for the day, and handfuls of strands come out as they brush or comb their hair. Daily shedding is normal but chucks of hair is not and should be a sign that something is wrong. There are ways to keep the strands you have and maintain a healthy scalp if you are recovering from Covid. The Pretty Stands Rice Renew Masque is a great start. Rice water helps detangles hair, smoothes strands, boosts shine, and strengthens hair. The Pretty Strand restorative treatment does all those things but also builds a barrier for any future damage. The protect is to be used after your hair was routine. The maque should be massage into your hair, the entire head should be covered. It is recommended to let the masque sit for 15 minutes. The Pretty Strands Conditioning Cap pairs perfectly with the masque. The Cap heats up which helps the product penetrate the hair follicle and scalp. The Cap brings the salon steaming treatment home. Our Yummy Gummy Hair Vitamin is also a great way to make sure your getting what you need from within. This vitamin helps fill in the gaps that your diet may miss. 
Our hair health is often a reflection of what is happening inward. Extended periods of stress and certain medications can take a toll on your body and result in hair loss. If the hair doesn’t return on it’s own consult with your dermatologist to find out if it’s a m