According to a recent article in the New York Times, the pandemic has taken a toll on our tresses. Some doctors are reporting an uptick in cases of stress-related hair loss among their patients, also known as telogen effluvium. In plain English? A type of ‘clumpy’ hair loss that primarily targets women. The culprit? Stress!
So, what about our lashes and brows? Can the so-called ‘COVID Fallout’ account for their lacklustre appearance, too?
The short answer? Yes! It makes sense – after all, brows and lashes are composed of the same material as your scalp hair… mostly Keratin.
Natalia Ferrara, International Educator for RevitaLash Cosmetics® says “the structure of lashes and brows is close to that of the hair from the head – and like scalp hair, the condition of brows and lashes is closely linked to overall health, in particular, stress levels. Stress raises cortisol levels (the stress hormone). Excess cortisol can wreak havoc throughout your body, including hair, lashes, and brows. Ever heard of free radicals and the damage they can do at the cellular level? Excess cortisol is one of the major culprits.”
That’s right, by causing damage at a cellular level, stress is sabotaging our ability to achieve optimally beautiful face-framers!
So what’s the solution to our hair woes? A woman quoted in the New York Times credits hair care products from RevitaLash Cosmetics in helping her get her pandemic hair under control, claiming, “nothing helped until she began using RevitaLash Cosmetics Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner”.
“Thinning hair needs to be kept clean. RevitaLash Cosmetics Thickening Shampoo (£41) does just that… gently, thoroughly, and without stripping essential oils.” Rich in therapeutic ingredients, the phyto-infused formula works to fortify thinning hair and improve shaft thickness for fuller-looking and thicker-feeling hair. Helping to optimise scalp health, the strengthening shampoo thoroughly cleanses strands without stripping them of essential oils, meaning healthy hair can flourish.
“Stressed out hair also needs protection, nutrition, and strengthening”, says RevitaLash Cosmetics. This nourishing conditioner hydrates hair while helping to shield against the ravages of free radicals. Offering protection from environmental stressors, it works to recondition and revive the appearance of thinning hair.
And what about our lashes and brows? “Stressed-out lashes and brows need protection, nutrition, and strengthening”, adds Natalia. The industry standard for great lashes and brows, these conditioning serums use a patented BioPeptin Complex® to strengthen hairs and help prevent breakage. They also improve flexibility and shine, revealing more lustrous looking lashes and brows.
“Along with lash and brow conditioners, good-for-you colour cosmetics are key to preventing further damage to your lashes and brows”. RevitaLash Cosmetics’ Hi-Def Brow Gel (£39), Hi-Def Brow Pencil (£34), Defining Liner (£29), and Double-Ended Volume Set Primer & Mascara (£44) all use hair and skin conditioners and vitamins to help keep your lashes and brows in tip-top shape.
RevitaLash Cosmetics’ targeted solutions for fine and thinning hair are available now at www.revitalash.co.uk