Can Coronavirus Live on Hair?

they limit how well organisms can bind to the hair.”

The real threat lies in going to barber shops and hair dressers. Friedman encourages everyone to comply with social distancing guidelines, as that is the best way to prevent the spread of the virus.

While washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and washing your hair once daily has been a top recommendation for the last couple of weeks, people have ignored an unexpected coronavirus accomplice: their phones.

Whether you’re texting, talking, or scrolling, your phone’s surface carries germs.

The World Health Organization (WHO)said if a person thinks their phone surface may be infected, they must clean it with disinfectant to kill the virus and protect themselves from others.

Permanent Hair Dyes & Hair Straighteners Can Lead To Cancer in Black Women


New research raises concern in the beauty industry when it comes to permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners, especially among African American women. The study published this week in the International Journal of Cancer says there may be a link between those hair chemicals and breast cancer.

Previous research in animals has found links between certain chemicals in hair dye and straighteners and cancer. But findings from other human studies on the association between hair dyes and straighteners and cancer have been inconsistent. This large, prospective study provides firmer evidence of a link.

Using data from 46,709 women in the Sister Study, researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of NIH, found that women who regularly used permanent hair dye in the year prior to enrolling in the study were 9% more likely than women who didn’t use hair dye to develop breast cancer. Among African American women, using permanent dyes every five to eight weeks or more was associated with a 60% increased risk of breast cancer as compared with an 8% increased risk for white women.

That risk was even higher among black women who