What is COVID hair loss?
We are all still learning about the consequences of COVID-19 on the body. It is an aggressive virus which can cause damage to the whole body, including new evidence from hair specialists, dermatologists and the press to suggest that some people have experienced hair loss after COVID.
COVID is known to impact the hair, gut and skin and can result in excessive hair shedding. Your immune system has been fighting the virus or stress and strain and as a result hair has been deprived of essential vitamins and minerals, contributing to hair shedding. As well as recovering from COVID, many people have been under severe psychological strain during the pandemic causing fear, panic and worry which can lead to hair thinning.
The International Association of Trichologists has identified two different types of hair loss due to COVID: diffuse hair loss and alopecia areata. If you suffer from these conditions, then you might feel exhausted by the virus or emotional strain due to the pandemic and may be experiencing distress at hair loss due to COVID.
On the other hand, temporary hair shedding, or chronic Telogen Effluvium (TE) can be activated by infection, shock, trauma or medication. Telogen Effluvium typically begins 2-4 months after a triggering event. Your hair loss may seem more severe in some areas of the scalp than others. This is an incredibly upsetting situation, experienced by both men and women alike.
What Does Covid Hair Loss Look Like?
Covid related hair loss can look different for everyone, while some people have reported severe hair loss as a result of covid, others have just noticed an overall impact on the condition of their hair, leading to thin, prone to breakage strands. Both of which can be distressing but it's important to recognise that while supplements cannot cure covid hair loss, they can help to manage and prevent symptoms occurring.
However, don't feel discouraged, while we're still learning about ways to manage these symptoms, ensuring you have a nutrient dense diet and incorporating natural treatments designed for hair growth will work to nourish your scalp and hair follicles which will be vital to rebuilding your hair strength over time. Want to understand more about covid hair loss, download our FREE ebook with our guide to recovering from covid, covering skin concerns, digestion issues and hair loss after covid.
Others Suffering from Post Covid Hair Loss
There have been hundreds of men & women struggling with covid hair loss in the last few years, Joyce & Angela were among those suffering and were devastated when they started losing hair post-covid."I noticed my hair was falling out by the mounds. In the shower, on my sheet, on my clothes, by the handful! I was afraid to wash my hair."
"I google hair loss from Covid and the Simone Thomas Wellness page came up and I though - I'm going to give it a try. I'm so happy that I did. Within about 5 days of taking the Ginkgo Hair Care Plan that was recommended by Simone, I noticed hardly any hair falling in the drain of the shower or hair shedding in my brush! I couldn't believe it."
Find out more about their incredible results after taking our Ginkgo Biloba 3 step plan as a post Covid hair loss remedy by reading her full case study.
(Left image is pre-covid, right is after covid but before taking supplements)
How can adding supplements to your daily routine help? Hair loss after COVID | Treatment
Are you wondering how to stop COVID hair loss? There is no quick fix with any hair loss condition but making sure your body has the nutrients it needs can help to encourage hair regrowth quicker. Supplementation is a convenient way to have peace of mind that your giving your body and hair the vitamins & minerals it needs to grow and reveal healthier, stronger hair.
Our multi-award winning, Ginkgo Wellness plan supplements contain a powerhouse of ingredients such as ginkgo biloba, vitamin B complex including folic acid, vitamin B12 and botanicals. Ginkgo Biloba B+ is valued as an essential element in enabling hair regrowth after COVID 19 and something we always recommend.
With antioxidant properties, the formula is designed to nourish damaged hair follicles and cells in the scalp, while also providing protection from various toxins that can further damage the hair. Often when hair loss symptoms occur, it's a sign that there are other issues going on in the body, i.e. stress, anxiety, illness which can cause our hair to fall out. Ginkgo biloba helps to improve the body’s response to stress and anxiety, to encourage hair regrowth and strengthen the condition of our hair. Find out more about the benefits of Ginkgo Biloba B+ for hair-regrowth.
Our Ginkgo Biloba B+ is also available as part of our 3-step plan, designed to not just repair damage of your hair but improve overall health and wellbeing following an illness like covid. For many, covid doesn't just impact our hair. It can play havoc on our immunity, our gut health and lead to daily discomfort or fatigue. The Ginkgo Care Plan has been specifically combined with Super Greens to detoxify and boost your immunity and Everyday Wellness, a rich probiotic to support your gut health, ideal for those that want to regain optimal health post-covid. Find out more about our 3 step Ginkgo Biloba plan.
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Discover Your Personalised Covid Hair Loss Supplement
Just like these women, we can help you find the most effective supplement plan that will help to combat signs of hair loss after covid and get you back to feeling yourself.
Simone Thomas, hair loss consultant, nutrition advisor and founder of Simone Thomas Wellness supplements recommends anyone experiencing covid hair loss starts by taking the Ginkgo Biloba B+ 3 step plan, backed by science and designed with hair-regrowth in mind. The plan will give your body the nutrients, vitamins & minerals it needs to de-stress the body, boost your immunity and give you the best chance at seeing visibly healthier, thicker hair long-term.
Save 20% off by subscribing to a monthly order of Ginkgo Biloba B+ , delivered straight to your door each month. Ginkgo Biloba B+ can also be purchased outside of the plan.
For more help or guidance on the health of your hair, download our 'How to Recover from Covid' Ebook.