Hair looking limper than usual lately? You’re not the only one. Hair loss—or more accurately—hair shedding was at an all-time high this past year due to the ongoing stress of the pandemic. Labeled “telogen effluvium” or TE for short, this mouthful of a term basically describes hair loss that is caused by any shock to your system—be it physical or emotional. This stress prematurely pushes your hairs into the “telogen” phase of its growth cycle, which causes excess shedding.
The good news is that TE-related hair shedding is usually temporary; you just might need to exercise some patience and try your best not to stress out about it. We know, easier said than done. In the meantime, we combed through TikTok’s treasure trove of tutorials to find you some quick and easy tips for styling thin hair that maximizes volume.