Covid-19 has not only challenged our health and well-being in general terms, but the pandemic has also pushed our hair to its limits, leading to a large uptick in men and women, both regionally and globally, who are seeing their hair thin as a result of infection. Caused not by the virus directly, the subsequent hair loss is the result of physiological and emotional stress brought on by coronavirus.
Whenever the body is placed under stress, it devotes resources to essential functions such as healing and repairing itself, rather than growing new hair. Telogen effluvium (TE) is a hair shedding condition which occurs when more hairs than normal enter the resting (telogen) phase of the hair growth cycle at the same time. Typically, we shed around 20-100 hairs daily; TE increases this amount to a lot more.
Luckily, TE is temporary. In most cases, hair will eventually grow back, although it may take a while before it is restored to its original vitality. To help hair on its way, Harklinikken has developed a treatment – centered around the Harklinikken Extract – directed specifically towards stress-related hair thinning. Containing several unique constituents rich in nutrients that work in synergy with a host of other potent ingredients, the Harklinikken Extract works to restore hair to its optimal health. Each Extract is carefully hand blended and customized to the individual. The customization is based on various factors such as your unique scalp-condition, your level of hair thinning, lifestyle factors, and genetics. When used diligently, a noticeable improvement in hair texture and amount can be seen in as little as two months after use.
“What is important to note is that stress alone does not cause hair loss. However, it can certainly lead to hormonal changes that are less favourable to you (and your hair), resulting in hair shedding and thinning. Stress often takes control over other parts of your life, too, impacting you in many ways. You might get less sleep, eat badly, drink more alcohol, smoke more cigarettes than usual – all of which can cause a chain reaction and accelerate hair thinning,” says Lars Skjoeth, Harklinikken’s founder and lead researcher.