Covid-19 and Hair Loss

Losing Your Hair During Covid Lockdown? Advice From The Experts at Anthony James Hair Salon in Halifax

There’s no doubt that during the Coronavirus pandemic we’ve all been facing unprecedented levels of stress. The day to day disruption of our lives, the seemingly never ending stream of bad news, isolation from loved ones, grief, financial difficulties and extreme pressure on key workers can all take their toll on both our mental and physical health.

There is a well established link between emotional distress, stress and anxiety and thinning hair or hair loss. Hair loss doesn’t usually happen immediately after a stressful event, but rather around 3 months after the event, linked to the hair’s usual growth cycles. 

Given the long term stress we have all been facing over the last year, it’s not surprising that many people are seeing the ongoing impact on their hair.

If you are concerned that you are shedding more than usual and your hair is thinning, it’s important to seek advice from a professional to ascertain the underlying cause. Below, the experts at Anthony James Hair Salon in Halifax explore the ways the pandemic can affect hair loss....

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Covid 19 and How it Can Cause Hair Loss

We all know that Covid-19 is an aggressive virus that can cause severe damage in survivors, even those without the worst symptoms. It is now emerging that in some cases this can include hair loss. If you have noticed any changes to your hair due to Coronavirus, help is available at Anthony James Hair Salon in Halifax.

The International Association of Trichologists has reported two different types of hair loss that can be attributed to the coronavirus: diffuse hair loss and alopecia areata. Scientists are still working to fully understand the way that Covid-19 attacks the body, but it is clear that the virus prompts a strong response from the immune system. 

As the immune system fights back against a coronavirus attack, the body’s resources are diverted to fighting the virus and protecting your vital organs. Hair is not considered vital to the functions of the body, so is often one of the first things to be impacted by an illness. The hair growth cycle is disrupted and can sometimes stop altogether, resulting in sudden hair fall, in some cases this can be similar to that experienced by cancer patients following chemotherapy.

Hair Loss Covid-19, Anthony James Hair Salon in Halifax

Stress Related Hair Loss


The global pandemic has not only posed risks to our physical health. The stresses of lockdown coupled with the growing economic impact has put us all under severe psychological strain, even if you have not contracted the coronavirus. Fear, panic and worry are all factors which can contribute to increased hair shedding, resulting in thinning hair.  The stresses of working from home, often combined with home schooling children and trying to ease their anxieties at the same time, can also contribute to thinning hair.

To find out more about hair loss in women, read our Blog post here.

Disguise Thinning Hair at Top Halifax Hair Salon

If you are struggling with hair loss or thinning hair, please get in touch with our hair loss experts at Anthony James Hair Salon in Halifax.  We have the expertise to assess your hair loss issues and may be able to help disguise your thinning hair with Scalp MicroPigmentation.

Scalp MicroPigmentation offers long-lasting solutions for those experiencing female or male pattern baldness, traction alopecia, bald patches and even receding hairlines.  It gives the impression of a full head of hair that has been shaved into a trendy buzz hairstyle.  The results last up to four years, with maintenance sessions recommended every two years.

For more information regarding Scalp MicroPigmentation, read our detailed page here

Book A Hair Loss Consultation At Anthony James Hairdressing Salon, Halifax

If you are interested in disguising your hair loss or thinning hair, please book in for a consultation with one of our Scalp MicroPigmentation experts.  Call the salon on 01422 747002 / 747002.  For more information, please read our hair loss FAQs.