Were you infected with the Covid-19 virus and a few weeks post-recovery found heaps of hair on the floor, in your comb, in the shower, and between your fingers? Many of those who recovered from Covid-19 experienced unusual hair fall, along with residual effects such as fatigue, muscle ache, and cough. Why do you think that happened? According to the researchers and medical practitioners, the reasons for excessive hair fall after any major illness like Covid-19, jaundice, typhoid or malaria are nutritional deficiencies, and emotional and physical stress of the disease. While it seems like hair fall, it is actually hair shedding and is usually temporary. This kind of hair shedding is known as ‘Telogen Effluvium’. Telogen effluvium (TE) can affect anyone. However, Covid-19 triggered this kind of hair fall in women more. Telogen effluvium is generally manageable and reversible with proper nutritional care and a healthy lifestyle. To understand this problem and combat it, it is important to first understand how your hair cycle works.