As a Los Angeles hairstylist for so many years, I’ve listened to many clients become frustrated with dull, dry, brittle hair, hair color that fades too quickly, or dry, itchy, flaky scalps. They’ve tried changing shampoo, expensive conditioning treatments, or scalp treatments that promise to magically rid their scalps of their itchy flakes. Clients come to my Monrovia Salon ready to give up on great hair with complaints that nothing they try keeps their hair shiny, scalp healthy, and hair color as beautiful as the day they left the salon. So much of the time, the solution is as simple as water.
Collagen seems to be the hot new supplement, but do collagen supplements work to revive your youthful glow? One thing is for sure, our body’s ability to produce collagen plays a vital role in keeping our youth alive. The desire to stay young keeps getting younger, with the 20’s crowd filling up their Amazon carts with what the reviews claim to be the top-rated collagen products for hair, skin, and nails.
A client came into my salon a few weeks ago and told me she had developed some hair loss due to having COVID-19. I thought I’d do some research and it’s true! As it turns out that many people develop noticeable hair loss after recovering from COVID-19, but it’s not unique to this particular virus. Several weeks or even months after recovering from COVID-19, many people find that their hair falls out in large clumps. Both men and women are holding handfuls of hair as they shampoo! If we’ve learned anything from the coronavirus pandemic, it’s to expect the unexpected. The hair loss that many people develop, however, may not be so unexpected. Here’s why.