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Telogen Effluvium Hair Loss

COVID-19 Stress and Hair Loss

A growing number of reports and studies show patients are experiencing hair loss after contracting the new infectious disease. So what is the connection between the two? Medical experts believe that it is likely connected to telogen effluvium, a temporary condition where people experience excessive hair shedding due to an illness or stressful life event. COVID-19 causes a large amount of physiological stress on the system, and when the body is under stress, it diverts blood and nutrients away from hair follicles.

In addition to the cases of hair loss among those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, doctors are seeing – in general – more telogen effluvium. This is most likely a result of people having more stress in their lives because of the ongoing pandemic. This conclusion is supported by the fact that most people notice the hair loss a few months after the stressful event, which coincides with the peak of COVID-19.

Expected Duration

Telogen effluvium is a form of temporary hair loss that typically happens after a trauma, shock or illness. Usually, telogen effluvium happens at the top of the scalp. Women affected with this condition may not notice any hair loss until two to four months after the traumatic event. Although some cases may last longer, telogen effluvium does not typically last longer than six to nine months. 

Hair Enhancers

If your hair loss due to stress caused by the current infectious disease has resulted in visible thinning patches and you’re considering wearing a hair enhancement through the regrowth process, contact The Salon at 10 Newbury. Our hair replacement specialist is dedicated to helping women through stressful image changes caused by temporary or permanent hair loss.

Toppers and hair pieces would work best with your existing hair to add extra coverage on the top of the scalp where thinning is most likely to occur. Tailored to your specific hair loss needs, each piece is breathable, comfortable, and available in a wide range of colors, lengths and styles. The application is simple and seamless, and the results are natural, beautiful, and virtually undetectable.

Below, we show a client putting on a petite topper, to add volume and create a fuller look at the top of the scalp. This is but one type of premium 100% human hair topper we offer clients. 

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Are you currently suffering from hair loss due to stress? Our hair replacement experts at The Salon at 10 Newbury are here to help educate you on your options. We offer free private consultations. Come in and learn about all of your hair replacement options, including luxurious real hair wigs, hairpieces and toppers. Virtual consultations are also now available with our hair replacement specialist, Pat Wrixon. It’s a quick & easy process done from the comfort & privacy of your home.