As Trinny Woodall reveals Covid hair loss, Linda Lusardi shares her own experience

AFTER contracting Covid-19 three months ago, fashion expert and TV presenter Trinny Woodall has revealed she suffers from hair loss.

The style guru, 57, collected clumps of her hair during a live broadcast on Instagram — storing them in a jar to keep track of how much she had lost.

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She said: “Hair loss has been on my mind this week. (It is) still coming out quite happily.

“I’ve been to the doctor. I know it is a post-Covid symptom. I don’t want to get stressed by it but I do want to have an action plan.”

According to research published in medical journal The Lancet, 25 per cent of Covid patients shed more hair than usual in the first six months after infection.

And a poll by the Institute of Trichologists also found a spike in cases of hair loss since last March.

It can also be a sign of stress — something we have all suffered from lately.

Former Page 3 model Linda Lusardi, 62, contracted Covid-19 in March 2020.

Three months later, she too noticed clumps of hair were falling out. 

Linda, who lives in London with actor husband Sam Kane, 52, and their children Lucy, 25, and Jack, 22, has some words of comfort for Trinny.

Dear Trinny,

I KNOW what it’s like to have hair loss. Three months after I had Covid, I noticed clumps of hair around the plug holes every time I showered. It was very distressing.

I was losing hair all over my head and it was thinning throughout.

Back then, these side-effects weren’t widely known. I wondered if it was because I was getting old.

I did ITV skating show The Real Full Monty On Ice, alongside Dr Zoe Williams, who confirmed to me it was post-viral trauma to the hair.

She said it would probably come back but my hair got very thin and I was worried.

A few companies reached out to me, one being Nioxin. I have been using its products for three months now. It uses ingredients that stimulate hair growth in the scalp. Ten months on, my hair is much thicker. 

Whether it’s the products or if my hair was coming back anyway, who knows? But my hair is a lot better and I reckon in another month or so, it will be back to where it was. 

If you are losing your hair because of Covid, my experience is that it will come back. 

My advice would be to treat it gently, get good products and don’t wash it too often.

Love, Linda

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