that plenty of us have experienced some form of hair loss. According to the AADA,
“Even if you never developed a fever or COVID-19, you may still see hair
shedding phase.” (American Academy of Dermatology Association). Click Here
for specifics: Can COVID-19 cause hair loss?
conditions such as telogen effluvium due to the stress the virus was causing the
physical body. According to experts at the University of Utah, “Patients who
experience hair loss from SARS-CoV-2 infection may notice clumps of hair falling
out during their daily combings or while washing their hair in the shower. The
phenomenon is known as telogen effluvium.” (University of Utah Health
Communications) Click here for specifics: Losing Your Hair After COVID-19?
There Is Good News | University of Utah Health. Just in case you did a double take
after hearing all these facts, know that we did too. And now more than ever, it’s time to
arm ourselves with tips and let covid hair loss know how OVER IT we are! If you are
experiencing covid hair loss and you are only realizing it now, know that you are not
alone! Pollynation is here to help. Click here and watch this video of Dr. Jen
Ashton’s personal experience and tips for dealing with covid hair loss:
Create a routine to monitor your hair.
Try paying attention to your body and whether it is saying it is stressed. I suggest
giving yourself a special day every week. One day to relax, unwind, and give yourself
some extra care, love, and attention. Call it your weekly self-care day where you might
give yourself a massage, have a nice bath with relaxing salts, do some skincare or hair
care masks, and really release some tension and stress that has built up over the week.
Lay down, sip some of our Higher Self tea, play some music, light a candle, put some
cucumber eye masks and face masks on, and really take a load off. While you’re doing
your weekly self-care day, you might as well do some scalp checks on those days to
check for hair loss, hair thinning, or balding spots. Maybe take a moment and ask
yourself what your hair condition is like: “Has my hair been getting thinner or shedding
more than usual?” “Is my scalp irritated or inflamed?” “Is my hair becoming dry and
feeling extra fragile?” Then put together an action plan based on your observations
Incorporate scalp & hair therapy rooted in earth medicine that not only focuses on the outside but also the inside.
If your hair is thinning out or you seem to be losing a lot of hair overtime, it might be time to proactively stimulate growth in your hair. Pollynation’s Strengthening and Stimulating Hair Butter, Strength and Stimulating Hair Oil, and Strengthening and Stimulating Hair Tonic contains all of the vitamins, oils, and other good hair foods that your hair needs to grow stronger and faster. These products contain a lot of organic essential oils and other ingredients that are commonly known for many health and hair benefits such as organic olive oil, organic shea butter, vitamin E, organic rosemary, organic Methi (aka fenugreek), organic Nettle, and many others. We make these products BLOOM-full of good Earth Medicine so that you don’t have to! While it might be impossible to stop stress-induced or situational-induced hair loss and hair shedding flare-ups, it is still possible to try working on the regrowth process and to try taming the inflammation. The sooner we notice hair loss is occurring, the sooner we can begin incorporating solutions. While stress can be a trigger for hair loss, some hair loss conditions involve having increased inflammation in some areas. Attempting to boost hair growth and reduce inflammation in the affected areas is a great method to getting your hair back to its full thickness.
Herbal Remedies to Incorporate to Heal from the Inside.
If a stressed immune system is the culprit, while using the Pollynation Strengthen & Stimulate products, you can incorporate the Echinacea Immune Support Tea (aka Winter Is Coming Tea). If emotional stressors are the culprit, incorporate the Higher Self Tea. If a not-so-great diet or out of balance gut microbiome is the culprit, then incorporate the Gut Support Tea. Our Gut Support Herbal Tea is organic and designed to boost immunity, improve digestion and gut health, and reduce inflammation within the body. We at Pollynation also recommend that you try out these following products for your hair health: Conditioning Shampoo, Strength & Stimulate Hair Butter, Deep Conditioner, and the Strengthen & Stimulate Hair Tonic. Pollination products contain various oils, herbs, and botanicals that are great for your health and hair growth stimulation such as fenugreek, rosemary, dragons blood resin, burdock root, castor oil, broccoli seed oil, lavender essential oil, and peppermint essential oil. All these products are sold individually and sold altogether in the Growth Hair Set at our online store.
Practicing Stress-Relief Techniques to Alleviate Stress.
There are many stress-relief and relaxation techniques and practices you can try and practice at home to relieve stress. After having a long and arduous day at work or school, having an activity to look forward to when you get home is a way to reward yourself and release the stress and toxic energy you had to deal with. Try to maintain different hobbies that you enjoy and see what activities can be easily accessible to you and give it a go! If the hobby or activity has become enjoyable enough, try setting it up as your motivation to do well for the following day at work or on that next upcoming exam. Some techniques to help with stress include yoga, reiki sessions, meditation or soothing music, karaoke, going to that one kickboxing class your friend keeps telling you about, taking a walk or hiking with nature. Do something bold to where you can scream it out like go-karting or ziplining. If reiki sessions are something you areinterested in, Pollynation does offer a Reiki I Attunement Class and a Reiki II Attunement Class.
“Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch. Reiki practitioners use their hands to deliver energy to your body, improving the flow and balance of your energy to support healing.” Click here for more specifics: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/reiki/
Developing a new skill is also a great way to relieve stress. Most importantly, when you go home after a stressful day try not to wallow within that stress or let yourself spiral downward into more negative thoughts. This would be a good opportunity to try our Higher Self Tea, which we’ve made to alleviate stress and reconnect with the crown chakra. ealing with toxic energy within your career, family, or workplace in the middle of a pandemic would not be easy for anyone. There are a multitude of reasons why something may or may not have gone your way lately, but remember you are doing your best. Sometimes it takes giving yourself daily affirmations to help settle the mind and negative energy that might be stirring up!
Healing from Covid Hair Loss.
Now that we know covid hair loss is REAL and that hair loss can be a symptom related to contracting the covid virus, Pollynation wants to help you find the tools you need to heal and repair any damages covid might have done to your hair and health, so use code BLOOM25 to save 25% off when you spend $75 + for a limited time sitewide, which also includes Reiki sessions with Carli and even customized orders. And remember how helpful it is to incorporate not only scalp and hair therapy, but also self-care, daily scalp monitoring routines, and to practice stress-relieving techniques. Release whatever or whoever you feel binded to that may be a source of negative energy in your life and welcome in the people who respect you and give you peace of mind. The global pandemic we are experiencing has shown us how important it is to cherish the loved ones in our lives and most importantly to cherish ourselves.