So, my hair has been falling out. Kinda crappy.
I noticed gradual changes probably about a year ago. But just recently we were taking these snap shots at Warby Parker while trying to figure out what glasses to buy and I was shocked by how flat and thin my hair has gotten (compared to what it used to be).
Granted, I started with a LOT of hair. So my hair still looks pretty full, I know.
But I can still tell that it has been thinning. I can see my scalp more. And my curl is going limp, too. This has never happened before.
I do have Hashimotos (an autoimmune thyroid disease) and losing hair can be an eventual side effect. So I’m guessing that has kicked in even though my thyroid levels still show up as normal on blood tests (though I am aware that often the blood tests are not fully accurate and there can be an issue at the subclinical level.)
Have you experienced hair loss? Were you able to reverse it or improve the situation at all?
I’m reading like crazy to figure out what I can do in case the hair loss continues. From what I’ve read, hair CAN grow back if the thyroid hormones stabilize (generally through hormone medication). I’ve also read that I should be checked for deficiencies in various things. So that’s on the docket. (This article from Hypothyroid Mom has been hugely helpful.) And I’m also taking 1300 mg of Evening Primrose Oil twice a day. I’ve heard this is supposed to help hair regrow after about 6 or 8 weeks. I’m on about week 3 and the jury is still out on whether or not it will help my hair grow. But, I think this brand I’m taking must be potent…
Because I’ve noticed that my boobs are ever so slightly bigger.
I wasn’t expecting that. 🙂
(Google says I’m not the only one this has happened to.)
I’ll keep you posted on that hair growth.
P.S. After much deliberation at Warby Parker, I narrowed my favorite frames down to the ones I showed here and then I purchased the sunglasses (Haskell) in the first photo. I figured I might as well share away in case you are in the market for frames. Honestly, it’s hard to beat their prices and style!