If you were ill with the Covid virus there is a chance you experienced side effects like loss of taste and smell, brain fog, and fatigue. But did you know that hair loss from Covid is another potential side effect? According to medical research, approximately 22% of people hospitalized with Covid 19 experienced hair loss after their illness.
For those who experience hair loss from the Covid virus, wigs can be a convenient solution.
Covid Related Hair Loss
Fortunately, hair loss related to Covid is temporary. Temporary hair loss is not uncommon after a serious illness, especially if you experienced a high fever. It is also suspected that hair loss after Covid could be stress related.
Since the hair will grow back, it’s actually hair shedding, not hair loss. This type of sudden but temporary hair shedding is called telogen effluvium. When people experience telogen effluvium, more hairs than normal are simultaneously entering the shedding (telogen) phase of the hair growth lifecycle.
Normally, people shed about 100 hairs a day, but people with telogen effluvium can shed between 300 and 1,000 hairs per day, leading to noticeable hair loss.
You may begin to notice hair shedding two or three months after your illness. Hair may come out when you shower or brush your hair, or you might notice hair on your pillow when you wake up. Hair shedding can last between six and nine months before it stops and hair begins to re-grow.
Wigs for Temporary Hair Loss
Wigs are a common and convenient solution for hair loss, no matter what the cause. For many people, wigs can help relieve feelings of stress or embarrassment surrounding hair loss. Wigs can also make hair styling easier, protect hair as it regrows, and restore confidence.
When your hair begins to regrow, the new hair will be delicate and fragile. You should avoid styling it with chemical products or heat tools like a curling iron or straightener. For many this is inconvenient; however, with a wig, you can protect your growing hair and still wear a fashionable hairstyle.
Since Covid related hair loss is temporary, many people opt for less expensive synthetic wigs. These wigs are conveniently pre-styled and very natural looking for an affordable price. For those who want the most natural-looking wig or who want styling versatility, human hair wigs are a great option.
Compassionate Wig Stylists
The experienced and caring staff at Wig-A-Do understand the stress and feelings surrounding hair loss. It’s our goal to help you find a wig that maintains your natural appearance, restores your self-confidence, and looks amazing!
Schedule a consultation with one of our expert stylists who will guide you through the wig selection and fitting process in a private area. We have a vast selection of human hair and synthetic wigs, so you are sure to find a wig that makes you look and feel great.
You don’t have to suffer from Covid related hair loss. Call Wig-A-Do at 215-945-4900 and schedule an appointment to find your perfect wig.