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Hair breakage at hairline

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rootypig Thu 24-Oct-13 04:20:30

I have noticed in the last month that my hair has broken a good bit at the hairline. There are wispy bits an inch or two long sort of above my temples - where men's hair often starts to recede.

I am white with long thick hair that I often tie up. Actually almost all the time. Including in bed. I have stopped that now, but what else can I do? I am really conscious of it!

I am 30 so hopefully too young for the damn stuff to be falling out. Had a child a year ago if that tallies with anyone's experience.


ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Fri 25-Oct-13 10:49:52

Yes, but they're still two motorways in California!

Hope the shampoo helps.

rootypig Thu 24-Oct-13 18:37:04

Don't be jealous Maud, I basically live between two motorways.

I have the pony shampoo! will let you know if it's any cop. It's cheap, at any rate:

creamsoda Thu 24-Oct-13 10:21:46

Sounds familiar...I have 1 yr old DS and have 1-2" re growth on hairline, in front ears (finally can tuck behind now!) and in parting. Didn't notice great thick hair or loss after but have noticed this, tho guess its positive to have new growth! Looking forward to it getting longer as wispiness is not great. Used argan oil to tame it today. Usually use BBH, but new growth is too short to catch it so it looks frizzy after. Good luck with horse shampoo, sounds intriguing!

3xM Thu 24-Oct-13 10:07:12

My hairline went all wispy and tangly too. I use a blob of serum on wet hair to smooth it all down. This one is nice.

Notfootball Thu 24-Oct-13 09:55:58

Rooty, TK Maxx (they have another name in the US I think) do 100% silk scarves for about £10. Just make sure it's big enough.

SeymoreButts Thu 24-Oct-13 09:16:30

I had DC3 10 months ago, at about 3/4 months postpartum I lost a lot of hair. Now I have 2 inches of regrowth all over my head. It looks awful, all I can do is wear my hair down and wait for it to grow out. The hair loss and then regrowth has gotten more extreme with each child. You have my sympathies!

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Thu 24-Oct-13 08:55:10

California? I am beyond jealous.

rootypig Thu 24-Oct-13 08:53:25

In California, soon to return for a shopping trip visit smile

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Thu 24-Oct-13 08:50:05

Ah. Are you not in the UK? Disregard all my shopping advice (unless they'll deliver).

rootypig Thu 24-Oct-13 08:47:41

within my wherewithal, does that even make sense? it's 1am here, I just made an entire meal for tomorrow on a whim, I should stop talking about my hair and go to bed!

rootypig Thu 24-Oct-13 08:47:06

I'm afraid splurging not within my wherewithal at the mo, though I will file that information! I might get a length of plain silk from JL haberdashery though...

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Thu 24-Oct-13 08:41:12

Missing ? above..

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Thu 24-Oct-13 08:40:17


Is the dumpster you inhabit anywhere near a John Lewis. They have lovely scarves, as do Liberty if you want to splurge.

rootypig Thu 24-Oct-13 08:35:09

I am a fashion maven in the sense that my dad always thinks I look like I've fallen out of a dumpster. And that was before I had a child confused Silk doesn't come into it.

I am a Daily Mail addict though blush

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Thu 24-Oct-13 08:30:50

Hmm. The fact that RHW's name trips off your tongue suggests you are really a fashion maven.

rootypig Thu 24-Oct-13 07:50:52

I don't even know where to buy a silk scarf! grin

rootypig Thu 24-Oct-13 07:50:29

That would probably arouse suspicion. Rosie Huntington Whiteley I am not. Though a silk scarf will probably look strange with a manky old food stained t shirt <muses>

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Thu 24-Oct-13 07:43:44

Maybe a silk peignoire, then, to match the scarf?

rootypig Thu 24-Oct-13 07:22:24

I defo talk rubbish all the time too maisie

This is the thing - I am not sure if the hair is growing back, or breaking! does that make sense?

Maud I am so unglamorous, perhaps this is my chance to up my game for DH grin

maisiestar Thu 24-Oct-13 06:56:08

I seem to remember that B vitamins are good for hair and they tend to get depleted with lots of stress - so maybe try topping those up. (Disclaimer: I am by No means an expert and probably talk rubbish most of the fine).

Although if you're hair is growing back now, that hopefully means you're through the stressful bit and getting back to normality - if such a thing exists after having children.

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Thu 24-Oct-13 06:34:18

A silk scarf could be very glamorous, a la stars of the silver screen.

rootypig Thu 24-Oct-13 06:32:34

maisie diet is shocking but I do eat a lot of eggs so at least getting protein. right??? Nails look fine if unpleasantly ragged. It's been a stressful year, that cannot be denied.

Ok so so far I have:
loose locks
horse shampoo
silk scarf
chill the fuck out grin

All other suggestions welcome!

rootypig Thu 24-Oct-13 06:30:28

Not that tightly, Maud, not scraped back, just a loose bun, but almost all the time and when sleeping, so I think it could have contributed. I wear it down 50% of the time now (as of about two weeks ago confused) and always at night. But ugh I am impatient and I bet it will only grow back about five seconds before I have another baby <huff> <grump>

Apparently black women who get weaves (as they are also prone to this) tie silk scarves around their heads at night. This appeals but DH would prob think I have lost the plot grin

maisiestar Thu 24-Oct-13 06:28:18

Mmm. I'd check if you're getting enough vitamins then. Or have you had a big shock or event in the past 3-4 months or so? Have you got ridges on your nails either horizontal or vertical as that can indicate a change in vitamin levels?

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Thu 24-Oct-13 06:25:42

Did you used to tie your hair back very tightly? There is something called traction alopecia, caused by putting strain on the roots. It's why ballet dancers who wear their hair in tight buns sometimes have a slightly receding hairline. It should correct itself.

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