Music·Posted on Dec 31, 2021Ava Max Says She's Still Dealing With COVID-19 Side Effects A Year Later"So so happy my hair is growing back."by Alex GurleyBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Ava Max may have had COVID last year, but she's still dealing with some of the lingering side effects. Emma Mcintyre / Getty Images for iHeartMedia The singer recently explained that after battling the illness, she experienced hair loss during her recovery process. View this photo on Instagram @avamax / Via instagram.com Thankfully, her hair is finally starting to grow back, which she showed off in an Instagram story during a recent vacation. @avamax / Via Instagram: @avamax "Baby hairs Comin THRU. Also so so happy my hair is growing back. I lost a lot of hair when I had COVID last year!!" Ava wrote. @avamax / Via Instagram: @avamax While it's not often discussed, the American Academy of Dermatology confirms that hair shedding can be a consequence of the virus, resulting from a high fever. Mehmet Hilmi Barcin Via Getty Images, American Academy of Dermatology Association / Via aad.org It reportedly begins two to three months after the fever subsides and can last for as long as nine months before it stops. Peter Dazeley / Getty Images Thankfully, hair tends to return to normal on its own over time — just as Ava showcased. View this photo on Instagram @avamax / Via instagram.com Here's to hoping that Ava isn't experiencing any other long-term effects of the virus.