Telogen effluvium (TE) is when someone experiences hair loss due to a change in the number of hair follicles that are actively growing hair.
Another expert told the International Business Times that the reason hair loss occurs is because the growth of hair follicles is halted due to the infection.
Dr Shahin pointed to the fact that some people also struggle to eat with Covid, which can deplete their nutrient reserves, explaining why hair loss sometimes occurs.
Hair care experts say a protein rich diet produces more keratin, as this is what mostly makes up hair follicles, enabling your hair to repair and grow
People who are undergoing cancer treatments or take medication that attacks and treats tumours are more likely to experience AE hair loss
Both TE and AE hair loss is not permanent and hair is likely to return within six months to a year