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The wrong kind of thinning

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

I don't know if it is the perimenopause, or if it was the weight loss, but my hair has been thinning. I wash it every morning in the shower, and I always have to remove lost hair from the drain. I never thought I was vain until I went googling online to search for possible solutions.

Google told me that weight loss can lead to hair loss, and that it can take about half a year for the hair growth to recover. So I've got my fingers crossed that at some point my hair will start growing properly again. On the other hand, hair loss is one of the most common symptoms of (peri)menopause, so there may not be any hope for me.

My vanity has driven me to take a daily biotin supplement. I asked a hairdresser, and she told me that the only thing she'd seen that helped with hair growth is biotin, and that it takes at least a couple of months to kick in. So ... it's been a couple of months now. And I don't know if it's the placebo effect, or that I am so desperate to believe, but I *think* my hair loss is slowing down. There's less hair in the drain every morning in the shower, at least.

And in a bizarre turn of events, my hair roots seem to be growing hair perpendicularly to my head. It gives the *appearance* of less thinning at the scalp. But it also exposes more real estate on my forehead. Which in turn, makes me look a little like my brother. Which is kind of awful!
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  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    "Real estate on my forehead"! Bemused, you are so funny! Well real estate on your forehead is better than sparsely populated real estate all over your head, which is what I'm experiencing, so I'm thrilled that you have given me a heads up (ha ha) about this biotin, which I am going to look up right now on amazon and see if I can get my hands on some of that. It's great that you found a helpful product, and thanks for sharing this information! Vain girls, unite! (But I think a desire not to go bald is not necessarily vain.)
    2015 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1338628
    After I had both of my kids my hair started to thin and then grow back. We are women, we are somewhat vain. But its okay. emoticon
    2016 days ago
  • GYPSSYSOUL
    Oh i am going through this terrible phase.
    2016 days ago
  • WDSKMOM
    I'm going through this same thing.
    2016 days ago
  • UNIQUE55
    You may want to have your iodine levels in your body checked.
    Just a suggestion...
    2016 days ago
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