With the widely successful release of Drake’s new album, ‘Certified Lover Boy’, the Canadian rapper seems to have everything going his way lately. But this was not the case in regards to his hair after a recent bout with COVID-19. He stated on his Instagram that the virus actually left him dealing with some hair loss.
“I had Covid that s— grew in weird. I had to start again 😂 it’s coming back don’t diss.”
– Drake (@champagnepapi) on Instagram
The most likely reason for the thinning could be attributed to a relatively common condition known as telogen effluvium. This temporary form of hair loss occurs when a stressor (ex. fever, illness, childbirth, or emotional stress) causes more hair than usual to fall out. During which, it is not unusual for large clumps of hair to come out at a time. Usually occurring about 2-3 months after the stressor event, it can last anywhere from 6-9 months. After that timeframe, the excessive shedding wanes and the hair reverts back to its previous thickness. It’s important to note, however, that if the stressor continues, so will the shedding.
So, it looks like Drake’s hair woes will be gone soon enough. If you believe that you may be experiencing telogen effluvium, contact our office today. Here at Lisa S. Ball NP, we specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases of the hair, skin, and nails.