There is no doubt about it: we live in uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic that has reached its tendrils across the globe has caused an immeasurable amount of stress on people. People are concerned not only for their own health and that of their loved ones, but they are also worried about their jobs, education, and isolation. To limit the spread of COVID-19, many activities that people enjoy are currently deemed to be unsafe. From sporting events and in-person exercise classes to socializing with family and friends and just going places, people are struggling.
While stress is not always apparent, it has undoubtedly become visible in people across the country. More and more people are experiencing hair loss since the start of COVID-19, according to dermatologists across the United States. Where doctors would see a few patients suffering from hair loss each week, they are now helping many people daily who are struggling with new-onset hair loss. Furthermore, people who have a history of hair loss are reporting more thinning now compared to before the start of the pandemic.
If you are among the many who are struggling with increased hair loss during the pandemic, read on to learn why stress causes hair loss and what you can do to keep your hair on your head.