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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic hasn’t just changed going outside like we used to — it’s also to blame for how we’re feeling on the inside, with lots of us experiencing from staying in, including nightmares and sleepless nights.

These “ blues” might not just be affecting you emotionally. They could also be causing breakouts on your face, cases of cabin fever and even loss.

If you’re losing more than usual, you aren’t alone. Lots of people are seeing their shed as a side effect of . Retailers are even seeing a surge in “ wellness sales.”

As always, it’s best to talk to a doctor if you’re encountering loss that doesn’t seem normal for you (you know your best, after all!). A doctor can help figure out if it’s related to things like hormones or vitamin deficiencies.

But we also asked some stylists and experts — who literally know from the inside out — for their recommendations on how to stop from falling out. Check out what they had to say about -induced shedding below.

What’s the difference between shedding and loss?

Even if you hair is falling out, it might not actually be considered "hair loss."

Even if you is falling out, it might not actually be considered “ loss.”
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On average, we can shed about 50 to 100 s a day. Anything much more than that is considered excessive shedding. The technical term is telogen effluvium, and it is usually temporary.

The “ loss” you might be experiencing right now — seeing more strands in the shower or in your brush at the end of the day — might technically not be considered loss. Scientifically speaking, loss means your isn’t growing at all, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association.

Instead, think of telogen effluvium as thinning, said Kali Ferrara, a New York City-based stylist at The Salon Project. It forces some follicles to fall out and can happen with “just the regular of life,” according to Ferrara. It’s the same as the loss phenomenon postpartum women go through after giving birth.

Since so many of us are feeling ed out now, it’s no surprise that we might be shedding more than normal. The AADA also says that different ors — including losing weight and having a high fever — can cause shedding.

But if you’ve been dealing with an overwhelming sense of and are concerned about losing more strands than normal, it’s important to first deal with the ors causing your symptoms.

“The focus should be on how to manage the in a healthy way.”

– Fae Norris, stylist at Rock Paper Salon in Los Angeles

“Just remember that it’s almost always a temporary condition and there’s some solid remedies that can add thickness or encourage to grow back faster,” said stylist Fae Norris of Rock Paper Salon in Los Angeles. “But the focus should be on how to manage the in a healthy way.”

Here’s a helpful reminder: There’s plenty of uncertainty right now, but there’s certainly a lot of ways to cope with all of the you might be feeling.

What can you do about shedding right now?

These are the tips our experts say to do for hair shedding. 
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These are the tips our experts say to do for shedding. 

Before turning to loss and shedding , there are a lot of other ways you can improve your health. Having healthy doesn’t just mean worrying about what shampoo and conditioner combination to use.

“Being healthy from the inside out is the first and foremost way to curb -induced loss,” Ferrara said. For her, that means making sure to eat healthy foods, get regular exercise, find ways to manage and take vitamins (she loves Vitafusion’s and nail gummies).

You also might want to put away your Dyson Supersonic or Revlon One-Step. Heated tools that pull and tug the probably aren’t a good idea if you’re concerned about shedding.

“If you think you are losing from , I would first stop using heat on your and style it less,” Rago said.

She recommends washing your every other day, laying low on and cutting back on using hot tools to dry and style your locks. She said you’ll also want to leave your down or in a loose low ponytail, preferably using a silkier-feeling scrunchy rather than a rubbery one. (Our shopping experts swear by the silk ties from Slip.)

Rago also recommends using a -conditioning mask once a week. A few of the top-rated deep-conditioning masks that we found at Sephora are from Briogeo, Verb, Amika and Kiehl’s.

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What should you look for in loss ?

When it comes to your hair, you've got to take a lot of care about what products you use. 

When it comes to your , you’ve got to take a lot of care about what you use. 

Of course, when it comes to your , you need to be careful about what you’re buying and what DIY loss hacks you’re trying.

“While there’s an at-home remedy for everything these days, you’ll be better served to trust a professional and then make decisions about whether to treat topically or through other forms of treatment,” said Nick Stenson, a L’Oréal artistic director.

The one ingredient you probably want to stay away from in your care is sulfates, said Nikia Londy, owner of Intriguing , which specializes in extensions and wigs. Londy said with sulfates in them can be harsh and harm your follicles. Sulfates are common in care, but they can strip out the natural oils that your needs.

On the other hand, all of our experts mentioned two ingredients in particular might help with loss and thinning : minoxidil and biotin.

Minoxidil is the Food and Drug Administration-approved ingredient found in from Rogaine — a brand synonymous with loss re.

“Minoxidil, at 5% or 2% strength, is the one ingredient that those seeking re should seek out. That’s not to say that none of the many methods and combinations of ingredients will fail,” Norris said. “But it can get very costly jumping from one remedy to another and the science is there for minoxidil.”

The other is biotin, which you’ve probably seen in supplements and shampoos on the shelves. There’s a bit of a gray area when it comes to biotin, though. There are those who say it isn’t exactly the “miracle” product that it’s been made out to be. Then there are those who swear by it.

Of course, it’s smart to be skeptical of any product that promises magical results.

“We all know that the loss industry is well-known for big claims and dubious results, so my suggestion is to use what’s been tested and proven rather than the ‘next new thing,’” Norris said.

If you’re wondering what our care experts recommend, below we’ve rounded up all of the shedding that they approve of. Take a look.

Check out these expert-recommended for thinning and shedding:

Nioxin Minoxidil Re Treatment

Ulta

Norris recommended this product, and Londy recommended the Nioxin brand in general.

Along with Rogaine, Norris said that some of the best (over-the-counter) results she has seen come from this product. Plus, Nioxin makes for both men and women.

Find it for $ 36 at Ulta.

The loss from Rogaine

Amazon

Matrix Biolage R.A.W. Uplift Shampoo and Conditioner

Ulta

Walmart

Ferrara swears by these gummies, which have extra biotin in them, since they’re accessible, affordable and “taste good!”

Find them for $ 12 at Walmart.

The thinning from Phyto

Amazon

R+Co DALLAS Biotin Thickening Shampoo

Dermstore

This shampoo was recommended by Rago.

“I always recommend this shampoo to my clients with thin or thinning ,” she said. “The biotin increases strength while the saw palmetto berry extract promotes , and the coconut oil in the shampoo prevents further breakage.”

Find it for $ 29 at Dermstore.

Sephora

“This product is for those with fragile, thinning . It helps strengthen and reduces breakage while preventing buildup on the scalp,” Rago said.

Find the shampoo for $ 31 and conditioner for $ 34 at Sephora.

Source:Fashion and Style

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