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Stress is known as a leading cause of hair loss. So it comes as no surprise that hair loss has been linked to
While scientists and clinicians haven’t found an official link between COVID-19 and hair loss as of yet, telogen effluvium is a hair loss condition caused by illness, significant life changes or stress.
‘Telogen effluvium is a form of hair loss characterised by hair thinning or an increase in hair shredding. Main symptoms of telogen effluvium are if you notice hair falling out when you wash or brush your hair’ explains trichologist Dr Nick Fisherman of Wyndham Private Specialist Clinic.
Trichologist Dr Nick Fisherman of Wyndham Private Specialist Clinic explained how COVID-19 has caused stress-induced hair loss for many of his patients
‘I would like to point out that the impact of COVID-19 has been severe enough on some people to cause them lots of distress, and as a result, they have started suffering from severe hair loss during lockdown period.’
So how does one deal with post-COVID hair loss? One way is to find a hair loss shampoo that’ll not only strengthen and revitalise your hair, but will help rebuild hair too. According to Dr Nick Fisherman, there’s an effective over-the-counter option that does just that:
‘They are sulphate free, no dangerous chemicals to harm people’s hair and they are very rich in lots of good stuff such as biotin, caffeine, rosemary, niacinamide, argan oil and, more importantly, they possess DHT blocking properties.’
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a hormone linked to hair loss, among other health issues.
What is telogen effluvium?
We all lose between 50 to 100 strands of hairs on a daily basis, but telogen effluvium is a hair loss condition that involves rapid loss of more hair than usual, causing temporary thinning and sparse patches.
This condition causes a temporary disruption of the hair cycle with many hairs entering the telogen, or shedding, phase.
A higher number of hairs will fall, and there may be some noticeable thinning of the hair, noticeably at the hairline.
However the telogen phase lasts only 100 days before the hair follicle enters a new growing phase; the condition is temporary and does not usually result in complete hair loss.
Dr Fisherman adds: ‘Watermans shampoo has helped hundreds of my patients, including myself and my wife, during lockdown.’
Beauty fanatics and those suffering from hair loss and thinning agree that
In fact, it’s so popular that one bottle sells every 30 seconds.
‘Without a doubt the best shampoo for thinning hair,’ one reviewer wrote on Amazon.
‘I started using this months ago when I started to notice lots of hair loss (and I mean lots) in the shower or on my clothes.
‘I have now gone through three bottles of this and have noticed hardly any hair loss at all. My hair feels thicker and healthier. I won’t be using anything else!’
A second shopper wrote: ‘I’ve tried a lot of hair products, but this one is definitely on my forever list.’
‘You have to keep going with it and follow it through. I’ve just done my second month, I use it five times a week on average, leave in for a few minutes, and I bought a hair massager to work the scalp while waiting.
‘And now I’ve noticed a big change in length and thickness and new growth. Seriously give it time; don’t expect it after a month.’
In addition to ilupine protein and hydrolyzed cottonseed protein, it includes biotin to boost keratin production for healthier hair.
Also included in the mix is rosemary extract, famed for its ability to naturally treat hair loss and allantoin, which can help treat or prevent a dry and itchy scalp.
And importantly, it will keep your scalp healthy and hydrated, which is essential for optimal hair growth.