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COVID Stress Causing Hair Loss? Try This Simple 7-Minute Hair Growth Plan

Written by: prerna khemka



Amidst the tough times of COVID-19, stress is causing more than worry—it's making some folks lose hair. But there's hope! A quick and easy fix is here: a 7-Minute Hair Growth Plan to help your hair grow back. This plan keeps it simple, giving you a way to fight stress-related hair loss without adding more stress to your day.

Understanding the Impact of Stress on Hair Health

Stress can significantly impact hair health due to its influence on the body's hormonal balance and immune system.

Here's an overview:

  • Hormonal Imbalance: High covid stress levels trigger the release of hormones like cortisol, which, when elevated for prolonged periods, disrupts the body's natural balance. This hormonal imbalance can affect the hair growth cycle, leading to hair thinning and loss.
  • Telogen Effluvium: Extreme stress can push hair follicles into a resting phase called telogen, causing them to shed more hair than usual. This condition, known as telogen effluvium, results in noticeable hair thinning or increased hair loss.
  • Alopecia Areata: Stress is considered a contributing factor to conditions like alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder where the immune system attacks hair follicles, leading to sudden hair loss in patches.
  • Reduced Nutrient Absorption: Covid Stress can affect nutrient absorption, which is crucial for healthy hair growth. When the body is under stress, it may prioritize vital functions over hair growth, leading to deficiencies that impact hair health.
Stress on hair health

Understanding these impacts helps in recognizing the importance of managing stress not just for overall well-being but also for maintaining healthy hair. Using our 7-minute Hair Growth Plan, you find find the best results. Strategies for stress reduction and targeted hair care routines can play a significant role in mitigating the effects of stress-induced hair loss.

Link Between COVID Stress and Hair Loss

The link between COVID-19-related stress and hair loss is multifaceted and often attributed to various factors that emerged during the pandemic:

  • Emotional Distress

    The uncertainties, fear, and emotional toll of the pandemic have led to increased covid stress levels among many individuals. Prolonged stress can disrupt the hair growth cycle, leading to hair shedding or thinning.
  • Changes in Lifestyle and Routine

    Lockdowns, remote work, disrupted routines, and social isolation have altered daily life significantly. These changes, coupled with financial concerns or health worries, have contributed to heightened covid stress levels, impacting hair health.
  • Health Challenges

    For individuals who contracted COVID-19, the physical toll of the virus itself, along with its potential lingering effects, could add stress to the body, impacting hair growth.
  • Nutritional Imbalances

    Changes in eating habits, availability of food, or stress-related changes in appetite may lead to nutritional deficiencies, affecting hair health.
  • Delayed Medical Attention

    During the pandemic's peak, some people delayed seeking medical or dermatological help for non-urgent issues, including hair-related concerns, exacerbating existing conditions.
covid stress and hair loss

Understanding these links between COVID-19-related stress and hair loss emphasizes the importance of managing stress levels, adopting healthy habits, and seeking appropriate medical advice to mitigate the impact on hair health during and after the pandemic.

7-Minute Routine that Reduces Stress


Covid Stress and hair loss don't have to be permanent. If you get your stress under control, your hair might grow back. In this blog, we share a simple and easy to follow 7-minute routine that reduces stress, improves immunity and grows your hair. Before we start, let's check your hair loss levels.

Diagnosing Hair Fall with Fingers

Move your hands over your hair and gently tug. A couple of hair in your hands is normal, but if you lose hair in clumps everywhere, you are definitely facing covid stress-related Telogen Effluvium. Keep reading to find out what you can do.

diagnosing hair fall

Diagnosing Baldness

To check if you are having hair loss, take a section of hair, and observe your scalp in different regions. You can take the help of your friend or family members as well if you like. Bald spots or thinner hair in certain regions is a telltale sign of hair loss.

diagnosing baldness

Diagnosing with Memories

This is an interesting one. Compare your pictures over time. Facebook memories can be such a reality check sometimes. We hate to point, but even Prince Williams couldn't escape classic male pattern hair loss. It really does happen to everyone.

If any of these questions stands at a “yes” or “maybe” then you really need a hair growth plan. Still unable to diagnose? Take this quick diagnostic Hair loss quiz and let us give you some insights.

7-Minute Stress Busting Hair-Growth Routine

So, how do we combat covid stress-related hair loss? Simply put - we have to cultivate good habits that reduce stress and also directly work on hair growth. So here are three things you can do -

7 minutes of Mindfulness


Of course, we breathe all the time but are we patient enough to take a pause amid all the chaos of life and deliberately focus on our incoming and outgoing breath? Studies show that a 7-minute meditation or relaxation break with simple breathing exercises during a hectic schedule can drastically improve your mood and control your anxiety and covid stress. The stress relief is not only good for your hair but for your overall wellness as well.

7 Minutes of Appreciation before you Sleep

appreciation before you  sleep

Yes, Just like every machine, your body needs proper rest to be charged again. Don't compromise with that. And every day before sleeping, give just 7 minutes for appreciating yourself. Every little accomplishment matters. Celebrate that. Your body is precious. Take care of that.

7-Minutes of Laser Hair Therapy

laser hair therapy

Just plug in your earphones, listen to your favourite tunes, wear the laser hair growth cap by Hairsmart, sit back and relax. Let the cap do its work while you feel the vibe and your hair follicles grow and heal. It's clinically proven to regrow 51% hair in 17 weeks, low-level laser therapy is the easiest and natural way to treat hair loss at home, not just for yourself but for your whole family. And the best thing about this Hairsmart laser grow cap is that it only takes 7 minutes to treat hair loss and can be used while doing other activities as well. Covid stress is eased after the therapy.


There’s no magic potion that can keep you stress-free and your hair the way you want it to be. But creating positive stress-busting habits go a long way and might even grow your hair back. Try these easy daily techniques as we navigate these uncertain times which not only help our mood, but also our looks and confidence. Stay safe. Enjoy your 7 minutes daily covid stress-free hair care routine.

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About the Author

Prerna Khemka

Our founder, Prerna Khemka, confronted hair loss in her twenties. Fueled by a profound passion for Ayurveda and equipped with insights from Western technology, she embarked on a transformative odyssey. Determined to find a solution that resonated with her cultural roots, Prerna delved into extensive research and innovation. The result? A line of clean, effective products that not only revived her own hair but also empowered countless others facing similar challenges.