Coping with hair loss due to COVID-19? As the pandemic progresses, it has become clear that some patients are experiencing a temporary type of hair loss called telogen effluvium.
After the distressing process of living through COVID-19, it is undoubtedly troubling to find oneself losing hair. Luckily, it appears to be a temporary condition. Telogen effluvium is a common type of hair loss that often occurs after stressful events.
Telogen refers to hair growth. Meaning “to flow out or away” effluvium comes from the Latin effluo. The condition means to have one’s hair fly out of one’s head. Certainly, for recovering COVID-19 patients it feels like an accurate description.
Medical professionals are not quite certain what prompts the hair loss. Some say it may be the virus, others the fever people tend to get with it. It is also possible that simply the stress of surviving the infection leads to hair loss.
Recovering patients are understandably frustrated with this new hurdle in their recovery. Though it is temporary, hair loss can feel like a serious burden to bear.
Dealing with Hair Loss
In the meantime, Wig Elegance is ready to help those who are experiencing hair loss after COVID-19 with our wide range of wigs and hairpieces.
If hair loss has presented as thinning on the scalp, traditional hair extensions can help add length and volume. Fastened with clips, these can be added or subtracted as needed. Likewise, hairpieces can be worn to cover missing patches of hair and blend into remaining natural hair. Both are a great option for partial hair loss.
If telogen effluvium has spread to more parts of the scalp than can be easily remedied with hairpieces, a full wig may be an easier option. Available with a variety of materials, options, and colors anyone can find a wig that will get them the look they want at the price they can afford.
Wigs typically come in synthetic or human hair options. Synthetic may be a better option for those recovering from temporary, COVID-19-induced hair loss as they are less expensive and intended to be worn for short periods of time or infrequently. Investing in a human hair wig may be more than necessary for someone who expects their hair to return to normal growth soon.
Wig Elegance is here to support you through your COVID-19 hair loss.use. Please reach out to our staff to make a masked-up, socially-distanced appointment. We will help you find a look you love from an option that works for you. Get in touch by sending a message or calling at (215) 945-4900.