to ask you about fanjo hair?

(32 Posts)
ReticulatingSplines Wed 22-Jan-14 21:27:03

I used to have a bushy bush. It's now looking decidedly balding. There's a big bald patch in the middle.

Is this normal as one gets older?

DownstairsMixUp Wed 22-Jan-14 21:28:53

I don't know but I know a lot of the elderly ladies on the wards I used to work with were hairless down there and I don't think they were whipping out the razor/wax kit. grin

Why have there been so many ladygarden threads lately? confused

I am so NOT sharing my personal grooming, sorry. grin

Is is a perfectly round patch? Have you noticed any other hair loss? Like this but not on the head?

Yes. I'm 39 and not only am I greying rapidly down below but it falls out rapidly too. My mum has told me (eww) that she went grey then bald

ReticulatingSplines Wed 22-Jan-14 21:44:00

It's fairly round but difficult to tell as all the hair is pretty thin.

Armpits are shaved so no idea about them and legs don't have a great deal of hair so can't tell if any is missing.

I'm not even 30 yet!!

Gossipyfishwife Wed 22-Jan-14 21:48:36

Have your thyroid checked. This could be an indicator of an under active thyroid.

Has your weight changed dramatically recently?
Hair can get rubbed off with repeated/constant friction.

ReticulatingSplines Wed 22-Jan-14 22:05:18

Constant friction?! Not much of that going on.

Err I've lost a fair bit of weight, but I have a 5mo. I'm probably lighter than I was pre-pregnancy.

DownstairsMixUp Wed 22-Jan-14 22:07:42

Hair loss is common after pregnancy. Assuming that applies all over and not just the head!

FortyDoorsToNowhere Wed 22-Jan-14 22:09:25

Liking this ageing thing, no periods and no fanjo hair grooming smile.

Not that I would notice because I like to be bald down there any way.

BohemianGirl Thu 23-Jan-14 05:20:26

www.graciehagen.com/lllusions-of-the-body/

Can I just share this with you - its actually about posture but involves naked bodies. I have to say, waxing is not a good look. Neither is that Brazilian.

ZingSweetApple Thu 23-Jan-14 05:37:54

YANBU to ask.

I ain't answering though.

bragmatic Thu 23-Jan-14 06:08:26

I like the website BG and agree that the natural look to me is much more pleasing to the eye.

Coming up to 45 and no discernible difference here, OP. How's the hair on your head?

What a great set of photos!
Posture is all!
And I agree, the baldies & brazilians didn't look all that (a bit contrived, iyswim?). But having said that, I didn't think the full-on 70s bush was very flattering either.

ReticulatingSplines Thu 23-Jan-14 07:07:58

Hair on my head is falling out a lot and has been since DD was about 8 weeks. Although it is thinner there are no patches I've noticed.

ReticulatingSplines Thu 23-Jan-14 07:13:18

Those photos are brilliant smile

NCISaddict Thu 23-Jan-14 07:20:24

I'm 48 and mine is certainly more patchy but longer, what's that all about? The hair that used to be in the sparser patches has migrated down to the back of my thighs which now have long dark hairs. Very odd, my Mother never warned me about this.

SamU2 Thu 23-Jan-14 08:41:42

I lost most of mine at age 30.

I do have an under active thyroid though. Even though it is now well managed I still have bald patches.

It's really quite quirky as I don't trim or anything so it resembles a bald mans head with a long beard.

FanjoForTheMammaries Thu 23-Jan-14 08:42:48

My hair is just past shoulders and wavy, thanks.

FoxOff Thu 23-Jan-14 08:52:24

You could always fill the circular patch with a little vajazzle and then gradually expand the pattern if and when the bald patch gets bigger.

That's my beauty tip for today.

poopooheadwillyfatface Thu 23-Jan-14 08:57:33

its quite common for thyroid to go wonky after a baby. Might be worth getting that checked?

bragmatic, thanks for that link - brilliant!

FoxOff, you win the prize for Most Constructive Advice grin

ReticulatingSplines Thu 23-Jan-14 11:30:48

Googling "fanjo accessories" is of no help. First it says "did you mean banjo accessories?" Why would my banjo need accessories? Then it comes up with this:
link

Which although lovely, is not quite what I was expecting.

Serious advice taken, will head to Dr at some point smile

summertimeandthelivingiseasy Thu 23-Jan-14 12:24:47

It could be low oestrogen, post baby.

SukiTakeItOffAgain Thu 23-Jan-14 12:30:58

I've got the opposite problem - fanjo hair spreading down my legs. I swear to god it'll be down to my knees soon, but at least i will have nice warm thighs.

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