If you’ve looked all over the internet and you’re at your wit’s end, searching for some true help with hair loss in women, you’ve finally come to the right place. Speaking from my own personal experience, I know how frightening and disheartening it can be when you lose your hair. I felt pretty alone when it started. Thankfully, I found out that I was far from alone in my nightmare.
If you think you’re losing your hair because of something you’ve done, you are more than likely wrong. Most of us can’t help what is happening to us. It’s true that there are a few women who over process their hair and cause it to break off or fall out but for the most part, medical conditions, hormones and genetics are the root of our problem.
I was living in SW Florida, in the prime of my life when it started happening to me. I was in my early thirties, always tan and blonde — I really appreciated my looks. Unfortunately, society has put such a stigma on physical appearance that I fell victim to it. I woke up one day and my pillow was covered in hair. I really didn’t think about it much until I realized a few weeks later that this was happening every day. I realized that it wasn’t my husband’s hair clogging up the drain in the shower.
There I was, early thirties, blonde, tan, living the life in Florida. I enjoyed being outdoors and always wore a good SPF content in my hair and skin products. It turns out that had nothing to do with why I was or wasn’t losing my hair. In my case, hormones and medical conditions seem to be the bad guys. It really doesn’t matter, I guess, I know that it’s beyond my control to change it. That makes it hard.
I always made sure to use skin and hair products that had a decent SPF so that I wouldn’t grow old before my time or look older than I was. I never had great hair but I enjoyed being a blonde (even if I had to frost occasionally)and thought that my thin hair was just a curse of genetics.
I was afraid to wash my hair, I was afraid to put my sunglasses on top of my head. I started wondering if there was some way that I could lay on the pillow at night that was more conducive to keeping my hair in. I looked into some foams and creams that I found for sale at the drug store. The pharmacist warned me that these were products full of chemicals that I would have to continue using for the rest of my life if I wanted to see improvements, if I saw any at all. That wasn’t something I was interested in.
It certainly wasn’t something that I wanted to talk to anyone about, I was truly getting ashamed. I needed to figure out why I was losing it though, so I began searching online. Once I had weeded through the obvious sales scams, I started finding support groups and sites that told me that as women, hormones can play a big role in hair loss in women. So can genetics and some medical problems.
My friends all have long beautiful, thick hair. I felt like I had lost part of what made me feel feminine. I shouldn’t, it’s not what makes me who I am but I sure do like having hair on my head. After having gone through chemotherapy in the past, I really don’t treasure wearing hats and scarves again. What could I do? I kept looking for answers and getting sales pitches. I needed to find out why this was happening and what could be done about it. Internet research only went so far.
Then I found this site and I’ll tell you girls, things have been looking up. I’m starting to re-grow hair and you know what? I realize that I’m not stuck paying for a lifetime supply of something that doesn’t work. I am going to re-grow my hair and keep it and you can, too. Hair loss in women doesn’t have to be a life long battle, ladies. I’m glad you found this site, now you can have the relief I’ve gotten. Just remember, you are not alone and you’re not doomed to a life of hair loss in women.