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Why is my hair coming out?

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aaaahyouidiot Sun 20-Oct-13 10:35:45

Hmmmm. I'm used to the crazy hair loss after pregnancy (I also had this when I stopped breastfeeding). But it's stated coming out again, for about six or eight weeks now. Not clumps but if I run my hand through my hair there are 4-5 strands coming out every time. It feels a little thinner on my head/in a pony tail too.

I can't think of any reason for this to happen. I don't want to rush to the GP (feel like I'm there lots since having the DC, for some reason) but nor do I want to wait until I'm half bald before I do something about it!

Has anyone got any suggestions?

aaaahyouidiot Mon 21-Oct-13 21:55:36

I've decided to make an appointment with the GP. I'll update afterwards smile

Rummikub Mon 21-Oct-13 22:50:39

Dainty, yes my hair does feel dry and thin. I use argan oil to try to help its condition. It does seem to work.

Just taken my first b complex. It's yuk!!

prettyanddainty Tue 22-Oct-13 07:33:39

rumm I know it's yuk, ever tried selenium? I took them for a week and had to stop, the smell was horrible.
aaahy glad you are making an appointment, let us know how you got on.

Rummikub Tue 22-Oct-13 22:46:43

No, not tried selenium. I will give that a swerve then I think grin. The b vit tablet is huge! Looks like a horse pill, then I can feel it in my throat for ages afterwards.

KCumberSandwich Tue 22-Oct-13 22:53:19

This happened to me as a teen, i have very long hair which ive always been sort of proud of, i was very upset. doctors couldnt find anything wrong but when i went to the hairdressers it turned out that my hair was actually breaking not falling out. i stopped putting it in ponytails as often especially if it was wet and that worked, so it could be something simple like tieing it back too tight?

aaaahyouidiot Mon 28-Oct-13 23:27:50

Blood test tomorrow, checking thyroid and haematology smile

Rummiwerewolfkub Tue 29-Oct-13 06:45:51

Good, hope they do find out why your hair is coming out.

Lonelybunny Tue 29-Oct-13 08:06:22

I was literally just about to ask the same question . I too am getting 4/5 strands of hair each time I touch it and its scary ! Been going on weeks I don't think I have bald patches but do have a patchy bristly bit at the back :-/ I too shed after pregnancy , I'm stilllq 1 yo . I'm on citalopram for anxiety and that can cause hairloss according to some opinion although my GP said it wasn't that . I've had iron levels and thyroid checked , iron was fine thyroid boderline , so I'm re resting in December , just hope I still have hair by then , I just can't understand it sad

Elibean Tue 29-Oct-13 10:06:11

I counted at least 50 strands in the bath water after I washed it yesterday shock

The last time was much better, so I'd hoped the fall out was over. I've started taking Floradix, but as I'm 53 I have a horrible feeling this is mostly hormonal and/or stress related.

Not sure whether to see the hairdresser or the GP for advice, or both?!

Lonelybunny Tue 29-Oct-13 17:36:58

I've just bought from amazon some of that alpicen caffeine shampoo , it had good reviews will let u know if it helps...

Lonelybunny Thu 31-Oct-13 22:14:38

Update : may b a coincidence but used alpecin last night kept it in my head for half hour rinsed out . I've had hardly any hair fall all day ? Amazing ! I hope this really is going to help smile

Naicecuppatea Tue 12-Nov-13 12:37:50

I'm also going through this and it's very distressing. Have you got any more updates on the Alpecin, lonelybunny?

Elibean Tue 12-Nov-13 12:48:28

Oooh, will google Alpecin.

Mine feels very thin now, like old lady hair - though friends say they don't really notice a difference. They would if they felt it!

I suppose a degree of fall out is normal after menopause, but the hard part is not knowing when or if it is going to stop.

As usual, it helps not to be alone with this - so thanks to all who are posting smile

PiratesCat Tue 12-Nov-13 18:07:23

I have just added Silica capsules to my 'hair first aid' regime. First one today. Will report back if at any stage there's any improvement. At present am taking brewers yeast tablets, ferrous fumerate (even though iron not technically low but just the low side of normal) and am hoping that in a few months the shedding improves.

On another thread I recommended a product a new hairdresser used (and which I bought). It's called Uniq 1. It is a leave in thing and makes hair smooth and silky, sorts out tangles, tames flyaways, adds a bit of body, heat protection etc. I was very very impressed. I bought it in the salon but you can get it on ebay or amazon quite a bit cheaper if anyone wants to give it a try. It's the best product I've used by far (and I've tried loads). Had never heard of this one. HAve recommended to someone else who has coarse, thin hair and she's v impressed also.

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