Alyssa Milano’s Hairstylist Shares the Best Products for COVID-19 Hair Loss

12/01/2020

As if contracting the coronavirus isn’t bad enough, try adding hair loss into the mix. For those who don’t know, throughout the pandemic, a large number of COVID-19 survivors (often called “long-haulers”) have reported hair loss as a lingering side effect of the disease. In fact, most notably, actress Alyssa Milano revealed back in August that she was suffering from extreme hair loss after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

In a video shared to Twitter, which now has 2.7 million views, Milano shares with viewers the large amounts of hair that she lost after brushing her hair with a detangler brush. Milano’s video not only shocked the Internet, but also her longtime hairstylist, Linh Nguyen.

“I found out she was losing her hair via Twitter,” said Nguyen, who’s worked with Milano for over 10 years. “I was in shock. Whether you’re a man or woman, young or old, hair loss is shocking.”

With the help of Nioxin, Nguyen was able to create a special regimen to combat the actress’s heartbreaking hair issue. We spoke to him to get all the tea on treating COVID-19 hair loss.

The Products That Saved Alyssa Milano’s Hair

As soon as Nguyen saw Milano’s viral video, he immediately instructed her to stop brushing as well as shampooing her hair and sent over a Nioxin kit to begin using. The Charmed star has highlights in her hair so he recommended that she use the Nioxin 3 Part System No. 6, which is specifically formulated for chemically-treated hair that is progressively thinning.

The three-part system included a cleanser shampoo, a revitalizing conditioner, and a scalp and hair treatment. The best part? All hair types and textures can use the Nioxin hair kits which come in six different systems that are designed to treat a client’s hair type and their specific kind of hair loss.

At night, Milano followed up with Nioxin’s Night Density Rescue Treatment — which she’s reportedly obsessed with. This overnight serum is packed full of a powerful blend of antioxidants that work to improve your hair’s density.

Another product that Nguyen shared was key to treating Milano’s hair loss was Nioxin’s Minoxidil Hair Regrowth Treatment. For those who don’t know, minoxidil is the only drug proven to effectively regrowth hair in women and cure female-pattern baldness. This product is meant for those with extreme thinning and given the significant amount of hair loss that Milano was dealing with, Nguyen thought it would help with her hair regrowth process.

With the help of these three products, Nguyen says the star was able to see an improvement in her hair after just three months. It was an exciting moment for the both of them and he shared that Milano’s hair is now much thicker.

“When you save someone’s hair, you’re saving their spirit,” said Nguyen. “Your hair is like your protective shield.”

To learn more about Nioxin, please visit their website or follow @nioxin on Instagram.

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches.

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