With the new year fresh in our minds and the holidays behind us, a lot of parents are preparing for the challenges of sending their kids back to school, even while the Covid-19 situation is still present. However, parents shouldn't worry themselves, as long as they stay informed and keep their kids safe.
Can My Child's Hair Contain Covid-19 due to Hair Contact During School?
In a few words, not really according to this article from WebMD. While any virus (Covid, the Flu, and even the Common Cold) can cling to human hair, they will immediately weaken and/or die out the more time it spends outside the body. The only way kids and adults can even get infected via hair is if they start chewing on any contaminated strands. And while not everyone chews their hair, some people do have that habit. So it's best to tell your kids with long hair to not chew on their hair while concentrating on math quizzes.
Would My Kids Getting a Shorter Hairstyle Help?
While we did acknowledge that the virus weakens/dies out the longer it's outside the body, we should still remain cautious and take steps to prevent the spread of any kind of illnesses. For one thing, consider getting your kids shorter haircuts from experienced stylists in places around Old Town Scottsdale. Because of the pandemic last year, a lot of shorter, lower maintenance hairstyles were making a comeback, and this trend is still continuing today. So if you're planning to get your kids a haircut before they return to school this year, consider shorter haircuts like bobcuts for the girls and caesar cuts for the boys.
While Arizona is continuing to see improvements when it comes to the COVID-19 situation, there are still many concerns out there. Mainly, people are worried about the increasing number of people being hospitalized due to the virus. While there are efforts for vaccines to be tested and produced, people are still exercising caution in their everyday lives to avoid exposure. This means that people in this state are avoiding going to gyms in Tempe, finding a hairstylist in North Scottsdale, or even going clubbing in Phoenix.
According to news releases from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the main cause of contact is still respiratory (though others have said touch is another point of contact but they have been proven wrong at times). However, people are not prone to stay inside at all times and do need to go outside to perform daily and monthly tasks. One of them is getting a haircut.
While some people have done their own haircuts at home (at some points very hilarious results), others lack the resources or the willpower to do their own trimming/styling. They need a professional stylist in Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, or wherever they live. However they ask, it is worth the risk?
Honestly, it may seem like a sacrificial luxury, but it's an important part of your physical and mental everyday health. According to the CDC study, they reported that hair salon visits are okay as long as certain practices are taken into effect, such as wearing face coverings and the salon maintains routine cleaning of tools and equipment. During their study, over 139 clients were exposed to two hairdressers, and barely any of the clients had any Covid exposure or showed signs of symptoms. This is likely in part of precautions and practices taken by the clients and the stylists.
So if your hair has been ragged or torn up because of the Covid-19 situation, you shouldn't worry about finding a haircut in North Scottsdale, or anywhere else in Arizona. Because since we're all in this together, everyone is taking the steps to make haircuts enjoyable and beautiful in these slowly normalizing days.