Covid Hair "Fall-out"
Hair loss and confidence "fall-out" - How to press on...
Has your confidence gone out the window with Covid hair loss?
If you’re months into seeing your hair fall out, chances are your confidence has taken a nose-dive along with your locks. If you’re like me, you think twice about socializing. You used to have quite a nice head of hair but now you catch acquaintances, friends and family glancing at your thin strands of hair. You know what’s going through their mind…”what happened to her or his hair?” It makes you want to reach for a hat. Or even, worse just go home. Isolate until it grows back.
What should we do? Here are a few things I’ve done that I’ve found useful.
After diet and supplements, our attitude about our hair loss can prolong the psychological misery or help us to cruise to the day when our hair returns to it’s former glorious state.
First, get a hat. Not just any hat but a super-cute one that makes you look and feel stylish. This is quite the challenge for me as I come from a long line of “small-headed peoples”. Most hats make me look like I’m playing dress-up. I’ve resigned myself to baseball caps or winter hats with fluffy balls on top. I tuck any outlying sprigs of hair under. So glad it’s winter!
You can get faux hair. This is tricky. I ordered some from Amazon. Not good. Most looked like an animal died on my head. A wig place fitted me with this giant wig. They were looking for a sale no doubt as I looked like I was headed to Mardi Gras 2022.
Good news, as I started to develop a healthy sense of humor about my predicament. Giant head, small head, scarecrow hair, Frankenstein’s Bride hair. Lots of jokes between me and my hair-follically-challenged friends. Dark humor works.
I ordered from QVC and others. I thought of extensions. Nope. The hair it needed to hang onto was coming out. There are options such as falls, halos, half-wigs, toppers, extensions, full wigs….so many options but few work as I hoped. If you go this route, go to a salon that specializes in wigs. You need it fitted. With poorly fitted faux hair, the wind is not your friend.
I’ve come to terms with my hair loss. New hair is coming in. I’ve got a “fried-hair to the shoulders thing” going on. I look in the mirror too frequently hoping overnight my hair came in gangbusters. It’s coming in sprout-like. Not fast enough to keep up with what’s falling out. I need to wait. Patience is required.
I feel encouraged that on the horizon I’ll see my healthy locks again.