Hair loss is normal, and there is nothing to worry about unless it is extremely abnormal. Some COVID patients have had complaints towards abnormal hair loss post recovery. When it comes to post COVID hair loss, there are two kinds – telogen effluvium and alopecia areata.
Telogen Effluvium is a temporary hair loss condition and Alopecia Areata is an unpredictable amount of hair loss. Either one of these conditions or side effects can be faced and dealt with.
Here are some tips on how you can enhance the growth of hair.
1. Aloe vera
Aloe vera is known as a natural hair conditioner that not only soothes the scalp but also encourages hair growth by unclogging the hair follicles that are blocked by excess product of natural oil that is excreted from the scalp. It also helps tame frizzy hair.
2. Egg Hair Mask
Egg is known for its protein not just for the body, but also for the hair. The protein in an egg helps with hair growth. A hair mask with raw egg mixed with a spoon of olive oil can be applied to that hair. This mask can be directly applied to the scalp and left on for an hour before showering.
3. Onion Juice
Onion juice is a traditional remedy for hair loss. It is also proven to have helped with dandruff and patchy hair loss. Cut the onions, juice them in a blender with some almond oil or water, adn strain off the residue. Apply the juice to the scalp and massage it in. Rinse after an hour.
4. Fish Oil
Omega capsules are proven to boost hair growth and reduce hair fall. Apart from which, it is also known to improve immunity and overall health. When taken with antioxidants, it also increases hair density.
5. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is an age old tradition that every Indian household has followed for centuries. The fatty oil when massaged into the scalp penetrates into the pores of the scalp and locks the protein. Leave the oil on overnight and rinse the next morning for significant results.
6. Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil is known for its hair strengthening and moisturising property. It is a great oil for hair growth as well. Massage the oil onto the scalp and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes before washing the hair.
Hair loss is common and in some cases inevitable but not impossible to stop. It is best to heat hair oils for best results. Hair will grow back, but requires patience and commitment in following the tips mentioned above.