A new survey has found that a quarter of people infected with COVID-19 suffer hair loss within six months, with women particularly at risk from this symptom.
Reported in medical journal The Lancet a study was undertaken in 165 patients in Wuhan, China with 359 reporting hair loss within 6 months of their infection. Other primary symptoms included fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness and joint pain.
In a follow up survey 3 months after hospital discharge the researchers discovered that “physical decline or fatigue, post-activity polypnea (rapid breathing or panting), and alopecia were more common in women than in men”.
Already the leaders in hair thinning and hair loss prevention , Nioxin could be of help in lessening this distressing symptom, particularly for women affected.
mcIntyres Salons own Kay McIntyre is the UK ambassador for Nioxin, noted that “many dermatologists and doctors note a recent uptick in excessive shedding not just in post-COVID patients due to the physiological stress of fighting off the virus, but also in those who never contracted the virus because of emotional stresses related to the pandemic.”
She continued, “Backed by more than 30 years of dedicated independent research, NIOXIN is the most awarded brand for thinning hair. It has the support of the institute of Trichologists, the foremost professional association for the science and study of hair in the world.”
The Nioxin range is divided into 6 systems, each tailored for a hair type and condition, offering scientifically proven benefits stating that their product “delivers thicker, fuller hair with smooth control by removing follicle-clogging sebum, fatty acids and environmental residues, while restoring the moisture level and providing color protection.“
The Nioxin Systems are divided between ‘normal to thin-looking hair’ and ‘noticeably thinning hair’ demands with each further divided into a System for ‘fine’ or ‘medium to course’ with natural hair or chemically treated hair also targetted.
Each System has a cleanser shampoo, revitalising conditioner and a scalp & hair treatment product with a useful Starter Kit available as well as full System Kit and a host of supplementary products.
To help you find the correct System for your hair take our Nioxin Consultation HERE.
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