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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06-05-2016 13:24 #11
Hair loss/ thinning help ☹️
06-05-2016 13:55 #12
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.
06-05-2016 14:07 #13
06-05-2016 14:38 #14
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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06-05-2016 20:34 #15
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.
06-05-2016 20:35 #16
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.
14-05-2016 20:50 #17
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.
14-05-2016 20:54 #18
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15-05-2016 12:12 #19
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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01-06-2016 14:04 #20Junior Member
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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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