Over the past six months I’ve noticed my hair thinning. Slowly but surely, my part has been getting bigger and bigger and my pony tail has been getting thinner and thinner. It probably goes without saying I’m stressing about it. Unfortunately, stress is the reason my hair started falling out in the first place so it’s a an unproductive and messy cycle.
After shedding a few tears, I visited a Natropath who prescribed me a number of natural herbal medicines to help fortify my hair follicles. I’m also upping my oatmeal intake which is a good source of silicon, and I’ve been trying to increase my iron.
The problem with thinning hair is that even if you do everything right, it still take 6 to 12 months for your hair to grow back. Urg, talk about frustrating!!! In light of this, I decided to visit the hairdresser and have her cut my hair in a way that would cover up my thinning part. Enter my new bangs. Big big bangs. They’re the perfect way to make a thinning part barely noticeable.
For anyone else who might be experiencing (and stressing about) thinning hair here’s some tidbits of wisdom I’ve learned:
Possible (and I emphasize possible) signs of hair loss:
- your part is noticeably larger
- you often find hair on your clothing throughout the day
- your brush is full of hair after brushing
Consider taking biotin supplements (a B vitamin).
Eat a diet rich in iron.
Be gentle when brushing your hair after you shower. Wet hair breaks more easily.
Massage your scalp! I know it sounds funny but I’ve been taught that it helps stimulate hair growth.
Don’t wash your hair everyday. That’s a given, right? Even if your hair isn’t falling out it needs the natural oils.
Be patient and de-stress your life! Try doing regular yoga/meditation/nature walks etc. Oh and be sure to get plenty of sleep.
Have you ever struggled with thinning hair? What works/worked for you?
To all my friends with long thick hair, please share your secrets!
**Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and this post is not intended to provide you with medical advice. It’s a good ideas to consult with a professional before taking any new supplements or vitamins **
Update: Thank you for your comments. I probably should have mentioned that prior to this writing this post, I had visited a doctor and my thinning is hair is not a symptom of any health concerns. I have a clean bill of health. If you are experiencing hair loss it’s a good idea to visit a doctor.