Research now shows that COVID-19 has some long-lasting effects. Though hair loss (telogen effluvium) is not a known COVID-19 symptom, many are increasingly experiencing this condition during and post- COVID.
The pandemic has been a cause of stress, and many who have not been infected with COVID see a lot of hair fall.
Some of the factors that cause excessive hair loss include
- Stressful events
- Nutritional deficiencies
Hair loss usually occurs 2-3 months after the trigger event, and it is usually self‐restraining. The time gap is because of the numerous stages of the hair cycle. Around 75% are in the growing phase, 15% resting, and around 10% are shedding.
Therefore, a person encountering a highly stressful life situation sees some of their hair prematurely pushed into the shedding phase.