- Hair Loss
Recently, lots of people are curious about hairloss after covid. Is it true? And if it is true that covid or even covid vaccine cause hair loss, how to stop covid hair loss?
In general, hair loss affects 1/3 of people in the world and most of us will experience some form of hair loss as we age. It may be inevitable, but there are some things we can do to keep the hair we have or at least slow down the process of hair loss. I’m going to talk about several ways to slow down hair loss naturally.
Q: Can covid cause hairloss?
A: Probably yes. Still, there are many things about COVID-19 are in mystery, but scientist pointed out hair loss can be one of the possible side effects. However, according to observation and research, cases are usually telogen effluvium, a prolonged hair shedding that occurs in response to a sudden stressor. Telogen effluvium can also be triggered by certain medications, nutrition imbalance, hormonal abnormalities, and stress other than corona virus. Luckily, post COVID-19 hair loss is not permanent they say. “Shedding can occur, however, for three to six months before it stops” Dr. Kuhn, assistant professor of dermatology at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University said. He also says “The best thing to do is simply wait it out, lower your stress levels down, practice healthy hair habits is paramount.”
Q: What can I do for hair loss at home?
A: 8 Things can help hair loss in a natural way.
Scalp massage can stimulate the scalp and it trigger the hair to grow thicker. There are a few method of the massage. You can try to use a hair mask from a beauty store in Korea, or you can also try to relieve the stress by tapping your hair using a comb.
2. Coconut oil
Coconut oil contains acid that goes into the inside the hair and keep the protein from your hair. You can either use it before or after you wash your hair. Coconut oil is an oil, so it tends to be oily. Many researchers also state that coconut oil triggers hair growth.
3. Green tea
Green tea is known to be rich in catechins that help reduce dihydrotestosterone(DHT), a hormone that can shrink your hair follicles. In addition to combatting hair loss, green tea can also fight dandruff and prevent scalp dryness. So I recommend you drink lots of green tea and rinse your hair with green tea water.
Poor diet can also contribute to hair loss so make sure you eat properly. Multi-vitaminis not a magic pill and can’t replace real food with supplements. Eggs are rich in protein packed with essential vitamins. You need protein to grow healthy hair. It’s an affordable way to get your protein and make you have them boiled not fried.
5. Cut the bad habits
Stress can’t always be mitigated, but bad habits can be. Many of the things you do routinely might be contributing to your hair loss. Things like smoking and alcohol both aggravate hair loss. While they might seem to calm stress, they in fact restrict the blood vessels, thus reducing circulation and blood flow to the follicles.
Exercising on a regular basis is so important since it circulates blood and lowers DHT levels. Jogging on treadmills and lifting adequate amount of weight helps your hairand keeps your body in shape. On the other hand, I do not recommend lifting very heavy weights as it can increase DHT level.
These natural remedies will work to some degree but it won’t have a dramatic effect on your hair especially if you are losing hair due to genetics. Therefore, you can contact Maxwell Hair Clinic in Seoul as they offer various treatments for your hair loss.