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    Default Hair loss/ thinning help ☹️

    Well my hair is chopped off into a short bob and surprisingly I love it! I don't know how it will look when it's not blow dried/ straightened, but it definitely hides the thinning parts.

    My doctor said I have telogen effluvium and I have a referral for a derm. Her medical text book said that this can be caused by cessation of contraceptives. The particular pill I was on is actually supposed to help stop hair loss, so it's quite possible I have female pattern balding and that pill is what's kept hair on my head all those years! So it's a wait and see as to whether my hair will grow back.

    Thanks all for your responses 😊

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    I've actually been noticing an increase in hair loss for the last couple of weeks. My third baby is 5 months old, never had it after either of my other births. But wondering if it's post partum hair loss. My hair is very thick and cut short already, but I don't want to get to the stage of bald patches!!!
    Wish I'd mentioned it to my GP today!! I forgot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bond Girl View Post
    I've actually been noticing an increase in hair loss for the last couple of weeks. My third baby is 5 months old, never had it after either of my other births. But wondering if it's post partum hair loss. My hair is very thick and cut short already, but I don't want to get to the stage of bald patches!!!
    Wish I'd mentioned it to my GP today!! I forgot.
    I had post partum hair loss years ago, and it settled at that time without showing thin/ bald patches (and I have very fine hair). I think I just lost all the extra hair I had during pregnancy. I wish I could be pregnant all the time (I had great skin too)! I think if it does thin out too much, it generally grows back from what I read?

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    Default Hair loss/ thinning help ☹️

    My hair's not thinning, however having babies in quick succession as I did, meant I had years of post partum hair loss/thinning, so I took zinc tablets and really do think they helped and wasn't just a placebo effect.

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    Mine is due to PCOS (poly cystic ovarian syndrome)
    I had a lot f hair, but it thinned out ALOT. Now if I have my hair up you can see a bare space like. I can't have it down as its not much.

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    I've seen dermos, hair specialists, taken lotions and potions as I call it and it did nothing for me.

    I personally think it's a hormone issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nafsika View Post
    I've seen dermos, hair specialists, taken lotions and potions as I call it and it did nothing for me.

    I personally think it's a hormone issue.
    Thank you for sharing. I'm still shedding away, and I do suspect I'm going to have the same problem. My Hormones have disliked me since puberty.

    Does it bother you, or do you just get to a place where it's not such a big deal? I swing between bouts of anxiety when looking in the mirror, or seeing all the hair in my brush to thinking there are worse things that happen in life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddysmama View Post
    Thank you for sharing. I'm still shedding away, and I do suspect I'm going to have the same problem. My Hormones have disliked me since puberty.

    Does it bother you, or do you just get to a place where it's not such a big deal? I swing between bouts of anxiety when looking in the mirror, or seeing all the hair in my brush to thinking there are worse things that happen in life.
    It bothers me as I can not do anything with my hair and I've had the same style (just tied up in a baby clip) for the past 15 years or so.

    I get over it, as I do think my situation could of been worse. But I also have a good cry sometimes.

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    I have thin hair from PCOS too. It's become slightly better since I started taking Metformin, but I still have almost bald patches above my temples. I basically wear my hair down at all times because it seems to hide mine best. I used to have hair extensions for a long time, but I just can't be bothered with them any more.

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    I think its pretty normal after babies. I've been lucky, have 2 boys and very thick hair, but I have two friends who have had the same problem. They both used a supplement which boosts hair growth & has lots of natural/plant based ingredients and it worked very well. I'm not sure If i'm allowed to say what it is on the forum, but can give more info.


 

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