There are times in your life when you may notice hair loss. It may happen after weight loss surgery, for example. Some people are also experiencing hair loss related to COVID-19, even if they have not tested positive for it. Hair loss can be distressing, but there are some things you can do to combat it. The PatchAid Biotin Plus Vitamin Patch for Hair, Skin, and Nails contains biotin as well as other nutrients that are linked to normal metabolism and immune function.
How and Why Hair Loss Can Happen
Hair loss is also known as telogen effluvium. It happens when the hair growth cycle gets disrupted. The anagen stage is the growth stage. If it slows, while the shedding, or telogen, stage speeds, you may notice hair loss. Hair can thin and you may see more hair coming out.
There are some triggers or risk factors for hair loss.
- Sudden weight loss, such as can happen after bariatric surgery or severe COVID-19 infection.
- Stress, which is common during this time of uncertainty during the pandemic.
- Poor nutrition, such as a deficiency in biotin and related nutrients.
Some people are genetically at higher risk for hair loss than others.
Tips for Managing Hair Loss
Get enough protein. This is especially challenging after weight loss surgery when you may have trouble getting enough to eat or are having malabsorption.
Manage stress. Laughing with friends, journaling, exercising, deep breathing, and doing yoga are some common stress management techniques.
Boosting your immune system. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, exercising regularly, and getting adequate sleep are some ways to boost immunity.
Have realistic expectations. It may take time after getting COVID-19, feeling stressed, or having weight loss surgery for hair cycles to return to their normal balance and for hair to become thick again.
Ask about a vitamin patch. Your healthcare provider may suggest getting hair-specific nutrients from supplements. The PatchAid Biotin Plus Vitamin Patch for Hair, Skin, and Nails contains high amounts of biotin to support normal hair growth. It also has antioxidant nutrients such selenium, vitamin E, and vitamin A in the form of carotene, not to mention vitamin C and zinc, which are required for a healthy immune system. Vitamin C is also necessary in the formation of collagen, which is necessary for healthy joints and tight skin.
Having Realistic Expectations
Even when you do everything right, it can take months for temporary hair loss to resolve itself. As long as your healthcare provider agrees, you can use the PatchAid Biotin Plus Vitamin Patch for Hair, Skin, and Nails while you use other PatchAid vitamin patches, so there is no need to choose between this patch and other PatchAid patches that you may use.
Hair loss can be stressful, but there are some things you can do to treat it. Getting enough protein, boosting your immune system, and managing stress are a few options. The PatchAid Biotin Plus Vitamin Patch for Hair, Skin, and Nails is an easy way to support hair nutrition, too. It feels better knowing you are doing what you can for your hair!