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COVID Hair-Loss Treatments For Growth and Thickness

by: Better Not Younger June 30, 2021 5 min read

Stress related to the coronavirus can cause a temporary hair-loss condition called telogen effluvium.

Because of your hair’s growth cycle, it can take two to three months between a stressful event and the first signs of mass shedding. Doctors have reported seeing an influx of patients detailing with temporary hair-loss symptoms several weeks after their COVID-19 symptoms resolve. 

In fact, 70 to 80 per cent of patients will definitely face the issue after they have been infected. Usually, it takes 2-4 months to settle, and this type of hair fall is called ‘telogen effluvium’,” - Dr Stuti Khare Shukla.

Though this hair loss temporarily lasts six to nine weeks, it can feel like an eternity while you wait for it to grow back. Thankfully, you can manage it in the meantime with a COVID hair-loss treatment.

 

Telogen Effluvium and Your Hair’s Growth Cycle 

Hair moves through a specific growth cycle with three separate yet concurrent phases: anagen (growth), catagen (resting) and telogen (shedding). 

Though each strand is in its own developmental stage, the majority are usually in the growth stage. A relatively small portion of your hair is in the catagen and telogen phases. 

Yet, COVID-19-related stress (either caused by the disease itself or anxiety related to circumstances surrounding it) can lead to a temporary hair-loss condition known as telogen effluvium

Telogen effluvium causes half of your hair to remain in the shedding stage. Because of this, you may lose your hair in clumps, especially when you wash or brush it.

Managing Your COVID-Related Hair Loss with Proper Nutrition

Menopause may trigger thinning and hair loss as a natural part of the aging process. Telogen effluvium can exacerbate the issue. The good news is that your hair loss will improve. Proper nutrition—especially vitamin D, iron and biotin—acts as a COVID hair-loss treatment by helping you build and grow healthy hair from the inside out, 

For example, if you have higher iron stores, your body can support hair growth. On the other hand, your hair isn’t considered fundamental to body function. If you’re anemic or have other issues, your body focuses on creating red blood cells and sheds your hair.  

Eat a Well-Balanced Diet

To boost your nutrient levels, make sure you’re eating a well-balanced diet with protein, fruits and vegetables. If you’re concerned about your hair loss, check with your doctor. He or she may order blood tests to check your thyroid, vitamin D and iron levels.

Supplement with Multivitamins and Minerals



You may also consider taking a multivitamin with biotin, folic acid and zinc like Better Not Younger’s Significant Other Hair, Skin & Nails Supplement. Biotin and folic acid nourish your scalp and hair follicles, while zinc helps modulate your body’s response to stress, reducing its release of the stress hormone cortisol.

Treat COVID Hair Loss by Performing Stress-Reducing Activities 

Not all coronavirus hair-loss treatments require dietary changes. Try mindfulness meditation, yoga or other forms of exercise as a holistic approach to countering telogen effluvium. Performing these activities can increase circulation in your scalp while optimizing your health and lowering stress levels in your body.  

Hydrate and Nourish Your Scalp with Fortifying Serum

Because our scalps are where our hair follicles live, focusing on clean product formulas free of harmful toxins, sulfates and parabens can help re-balance your skin and hair’s pH levels.

Be mindful not to use any harmful product as a COVID hair-loss treatment. Harsh ingredients can inflame and irritate your skin, deplete crucial nutrients and interfere with your scalp’s ability to recover from temporary or even long-term hair loss. 

Superpower Fortifying Hair & Scalp Serum applied directly to your scalp addresses age- and COVID-related hair loss issues in three ways: 


  • It rebalances scalp oils while conditioning skin and hair at the roots.
  • It reverses follicle fatigue to strengthen and promote new hair growth.
  • It helps inhibit your body’s dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels. DHT is a hormone that attacks and destroys your follicles during menopause if left unchecked.

Ingredients to Help Strengthen and Improve the Look of Your Hair




A single dropper of our clinically-proven formula, once a day helps restore COVID-weakened follicles using proprietary ingredients including:

  • Oleanolic acid: This plant-derived compound is found in olive oil, garlic and java apples. It can prevent DHT from attaching to your follicles. 

  • Kelp extract: Kelp extract is crucial for hair that’s recovering from stress- and illness-related hair loss. It delivers vitamins A and C, iodine and zinc to your scalp where they're needed most.

  • Ginger and caffeine: We added these natural stimulants to boost growth and stimulate blood flow to your follicles. 

Apply Hair and Scalp Serum with Our Superpower Massaging Applicator

You can apply our hair and scalp serum directly onto your head with the included dropper applicator. Or try our aluminum-tipped Superpower Liquid Comb Massaging Serum Applicator. Our massaging comb galvanizes microcirculation to oxygenate your hair follicles. Massage your scalp three-to-five minutes daily to increase effectiveness. These are excellent products to incorporate into your daily hair-care regimen when you are dealing with COVID hair loss.

A Treatment to Thicken the Appearance of COVID Hair Loss




Add Better Not Younger’s award-winning Lift Me Up Hair Thickener to your morning hair-care regimen to lift your spirits and your roots, instantly giving the appearance of thicker tresses by wrapping around thinning hair strands. It also nourishes the scalp and follicles for healthier and thicker-looking hair the more you use it.

Lift Me Up Thickener as a COVID hair-loss treatment is a weightless, non-greasy, sprayable formula that goes on clear. To use:

  • Spray it on wet or damp hair.
  • Target your roots for instant body and lift.
  • Apply to areas where your hair appears thinner.
  • Comb it through your strands, distributing the thickener evenly from root to tip.
  • Then style your hair as usual.

Our greaseless formula hydrates your scalp and follicles with:

  • Niacinamide: A water-soluble B vitamin, niacinamide improves scalp hydration and reduces scalp irritation, supporting healthy hair growth by rebuilding keratin.

  • Ceramide-NG: Ceramides are crucial lipid molecules that play a pivotal role in safeguarding the hair shaft’s outer layer and maintaining moisture.

  • Wintergreen essential oil: Wintergreen essential oil contains beneficial enzymes to stimulate your scalp. As a bonus, wintergreen is known to relieve stress, a fundamental cause of telogen effluvium.

Better Not Younger Has Your COVID Hair-Loss Treatments

Hair loss related to the coronavirus is generally temporary. Affected follicles typically return to their natural growth cycle over several weeks to months. Thankfully, COVID-19 hair-loss treatments are available.

Adding Superpower Fortifying Hair & Scalp Serum and Lift Me Up Hair Thickener to your hair-care routine can boost scalp health and improve conditions for re-growth. For more Better Not Younger aging hair care products, stop by our online Shop page.

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