So, you don’t want to get the COVID vaccine because you don’t trust the science … well, here’s an incentive — you get the shot, you get to keep your hair.
Singer Ava Max says she’s suffered hair loss after contracting COVID. She posted a vid Wednesday night, saying, “Baby hairs Comin THRU. “Also so so happy my hair is growing back. I lost a lot of hair when I had COVID last year!! 🙁 “
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Turns out … the “My Head & My Heart” singer isn’t making this up. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, hair loss is a consequence of the virus.
To be specific, the Academy says high fever from various illnesses, including COVID, can result in “noticeable hair loss.”
It’s actually not technically hair loss — it’s hair shedding. It typically begins 2 to 3 months after the fever subsides. Clumps of hair can come out after showering or brushing, and it can last for as long as 9 months before it stops.
Well, if science doesn’t inspire you to get jabbed, maybe vanity will.