My excess shedding, as some of you may know, is from Graves disease and anemia. I haven't figured out how to stop the shedding but I have figured out how to manage the shedding so that it doesn't cause any tangles. I've been doing MHM two times a week and if I don't have time to do MHM, I will finger detangle at least 2x's a week. I used to be able to go once a week, sometimes every 2 weeks but not anymore.
Also, I noticed that my growth rate has slowed down tremendously. I've been using WGHO to help stimulate growth. I haven't noticed any bald spots, just alittle thinning in the crown, but I am keeping a look out for them.
I have to get better at taking my vitamins. I take calcium and chorella.
I have been having difficulty with staying motivated to continue with this growth journey, but I tell myself that this will past. I just get so discouraged when I see balls of hair just coming out. I'm going to be optimistic
What type of alopecia do you have?Had my consultation today and will be scheduling my surgery for sometime in March. Im so excited!! I spoke with the head surgeon he was really nice and assured me all would go well. Now I just have to decide on which of the surgeons I want to perform my surgery and location. I was quoted $5k, $6k or $ 8k based on the doctor. The price includes a $1k travel discount. Decisions, decisions......
Had my consultation today and will be scheduling my surgery for sometime in March. Im so excited!! I spoke with the head surgeon he was really nice and assured me all would go well. Now I just have to decide on which of the surgeons I want to perform my surgery and location. I was quoted $5k, $6k or $ 8k based on the doctor. The price includes a $1k travel discount. Decisions, decisions......
My hair started shedding in December. Not just the hair on my head, but everywhere. I'd be talking to someone, start blinking, and my eyelashes would fall out. The hair on my arms and legs is very thin and sparse. On the outside, my hair looks OK for now, but I can certainly tell it is thinning. I'm not sure what to do. I had some blood tests, but everything came back normal.
A doctor I know suggested zinc, so I've been taking that every day.
I'm sorry this is happening to you. I know how scary it can be. Have you been under extreme stress in recent months or had something traumatic happen to you? My primary care physician told me that sometimes the body "resets" itself and once the hair is done shedding the growth cycle will return to normal. I don't know how true that is. I've found that sometimes doctors will make up something rather than say, " I don't know" when they don't have any answers.
I too am considering a hair transplant please kep us posted on ho things turn out!!
I scheduled my transplant for April 28th at their new location in Maryland. I'm so excited. For anyone interested but funds are low(you will have to pay a $1000 deposit debit or credit to book), you can apply for a care credit card for the amount of surgery. They offer a 6 month payment plan same as cash option, 18, 24 & 60 months payment option with 16% interest but no penalty if you pay off early which lessens the overall interest paid. I will be sure to post my first day pictures and experience.
It's now been about eight months since my hair started falling out. It's on/off -- some days or weeks are better than others. I haven't changed much -- I haven't cut my hair because I thought if I went with a twa that it would look even more obvious. It feels like my hair texture changed and has gone to "cotton" or something different, and it's much thinner.
To quote Allandra, "I'm not my hair" but it still hurts, because my hair was always my best feature. And it's also my eyebrows and eyelashes too.
I'm sorry this is happening to you the full effects of stress can take a while to show and even longer to reverse. I remember it once took me a full year for my roots to re-thicken a few years ago. I recently applied for grad school and my hair loss was insane (golf/tennis ball every 1 - 2 weeks) and my texture has changed as well; its more droopy. The shedding is slowing down naturally but I'm also moving to a vegetarian diet, taking more supps, and really focusing on my mental and scalp health (playing an instrument, gentle exfoliation, massages, frequent rinses, etc). Also I see you're in the UK, hows the water where you're at? The last time I was there it was tough on my system (very hard water) and I could definitely feel a change in my digestion and my skin/hair.
@JJamiah - you are right to not stress over your hair. As much as we all want a head full of long, thick, luscious hair, it just may not be His plan for us. However, His blessings are manifested in ways, other than through hair.While my hair isn't in the best condition of my life and my battle with Hyperthyroidism (caused by Graves' Disease), Celiac Disease and stress itself has taken its toll on my locs, I have finally started to see results from the TLS (TLC... what the hell is TLS? I am sure it means something ... LOL) I have been giving it. I wash with Wen Pomegrante, and Deep condition alternately with Alter Ego Garlic Deep Conditioner and Miss Jessies Rapid Recovery Masque. I leave it on for an hour and rinse my hair every two weeks. I can't be in it as much as I used to be and for the most part, I don't want to. It stresses me to think about it. So I reduce my stress by not. I have been keeping it simple. My shedding is less. I blow dry it or wear it out. Yet, in between my hair styles, I leave it alone.
Is anyone taking any new supplements? I started Pantogar in September, but on the website it says it takes three months to start working.
Have you noticed any changes to your hair during the first month? I just watched some YouTube videos about it. Some had positive results.
Hi there!Hi all --- I'm new to this side of the hair care forum. About a couple of weeks ago I was diagnosed with alopecia in the back of my head and traction hair loss in the front of my hair. I'm new to this journey and not sure where to go from here. I received steroid injections all across my hair line so I'm praying this will help revive the hair follicles. Any other things you can suggest will be very helpful!