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I think im going to have to shave my head. can you help me find a wig to wear till it all grows back

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Mamazon Tue 04-Aug-09 21:49:14

please.

My hair used to be very long and very thick.
but its been falling out at a ridiculous rate and its starting to get very thin.

you can see my scalp through my hair now.

I have no idea why.

I was going to cut it short but i've had my hair long for so long that im not sure a short cut will suit my now very round face.

So does anyone know anywhere i can get a decent but not too expensive place to get a nice wig. that way i can shave my head and hiopefully it'll all grow back nice and healthy again

PortBlacksandResident Tue 04-Aug-09 21:52:13

I think you need to consult a GP about it Mamazon. Are you very stressed at the moment becasue that can cause hair to fall out?

SixtyFootDoll Tue 04-Aug-09 21:57:51

you really shou;d see your Gp
Hair doesnt fall out for no reason

Mamazon Tue 04-Aug-09 22:04:57

Its been falling out for over a year.
my house looks like i have a moulting sheep dog or sonething. my hair is everywhere.

when i wash my hair it falls out not strand at a time but literally clumps.

I don't think i've been particularly stressed.

Our Gp is a bit shite tbh. doubt he'll say anything otehr than change yoru shampoo.

which obviously i have tried.

Niftyblue Tue 04-Aug-09 22:09:36

Ask your hairdresser if you won`t ask the docter

Shaving it off does`nt mean it will grow back thicker

hippipotamiHasLost54lbs Tue 04-Aug-09 22:11:10

Mamazon, ask your GP to refer you to a trichologist (or what ever hair-experts are called)
Shaving it all off seems so drastic!

My hair goes through phases of coming out in clumps - it is doing so at the moment, handfulls whilst washing it etc - but luckily it is not looking thin yet.

Good luck smile

paisleyleaf Tue 04-Aug-09 22:11:48

Can't it be a sign you might be deficient in something
iron perhaps
It's worth seeing someone

SixtyFootDoll Tue 04-Aug-09 22:14:01

maye see a nutritionist?

princessmel Tue 04-Aug-09 22:14:34

Alopecia?

Can't it just happen?

Sorry you having to deal with this mamazon.

Mamazon Tue 04-Aug-09 22:17:03

you really think it might be something more than just having crap hair?

hmm. will give the Gp a ring in the morning and see what he says.

im going to give myself a shorter MN do in the meantime.

southeastastra Tue 04-Aug-09 22:20:36

i have a bald patch all of a sudden

msled Tue 04-Aug-09 22:21:57

You should definitely see your GP. And hair loss has nothing to do with shampoo!

TheCrackFox Tue 04-Aug-09 22:26:25

Could be your thyroid?

RumourOfAHurricane Tue 04-Aug-09 22:28:07

Message withdrawn

hippipotamiHasLost54lbs Tue 04-Aug-09 22:38:38

tricologist! cool, I was right!

But definately go and see one! I don't think it has anything to do with having crap hair, nor with whatever shampoo you use.

I think it is either some form of alopecia, or a deficiency in something.

Good luck smile

hippipotamiHasLost54lbs Tue 04-Aug-09 22:39:11

errr blush, that would be trichologist. Great embuggerance.

kormachameleon Tue 04-Aug-09 22:43:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Mamazon Tue 04-Aug-09 23:55:01

\my dad has an under active thyroid. thinking about it some of his symptoms fit with me.

starting to get a bit worried actually.

i promise i will ring for an appointment first thing

kormachameleon Wed 05-Aug-09 14:50:19

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fishie Wed 05-Aug-09 14:54:13

hey mamazon anything wtih hair is very upsetting i know. i have two cheering stories:

one friend lost loads of hair and got very fat / lethargic - turned out to be underactive thyroid and she was transformed once treated.

second friend had unexplained hair loss - stopped using harsh hair products and all back to normal now.

Buda Wed 05-Aug-09 14:56:34

I had hair loss and had loads of blood tests etc - was hoping it was thyroid but no! It was a chronic urine infection. Dermatologist sent me to dentist and gynae as hair loss can be a result of an infection anywhere in teh body.

Cakesandale Wed 05-Aug-09 14:58:59

I'd also say prob the thyroid - get it treated, it grows back fast. But shampoo CAN definitely cause hair loss. My mother was advised to stop using Pantene for this very reason, and I know of two other people who say the same thing about pantene (and one of them still has thin hair several years on) - thank God for anonymity, I'd probably get sued otherwise. it's a true story, though!

oxocube Thu 06-Aug-09 06:25:44

My SIL had this for years and found it deeply distressing (began in her 20's). She saw top people in London for years and finally found out it was the something in the contraceptive pill that caused her hair loss

Mamazon Thu 06-Aug-09 23:10:15

well im booked in for a blood test tomorrow morning so hoefully i'll get the results back in a week.

I have cut my hair quite short but not quite shaven.

Pics on profile

TrinityRhinoIsInDetention Thu 06-Aug-09 23:13:50

wow, looks fab

well done
you are gorgeous

<mumble> bitch

grin

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