Tuesday, May 22, 2012

HELP ME...My Hair Keeps Falling Out!

After I gave birth to all my babies, I always found that my pregnancy hair would start to shed almost immediately...but would slow down and stop (except for the normal shedding) after a few months!  

But after my last little guy was born...the shedding has yet to STOP!  
He is almost FOUR! 
Every time I wash my hair...it comes out by the handfuls...

or drainfuls... (gross illustration, but it's a true example...that doesn't include what falls out when I comb it out)!

And I am at a loss of what to do!  I take vitamins (and lots of them) and just started taking Biotin to see if that would help my hair stay put, but I haven't seen much change!  I am desperate!  I used to have lush, full, thick hair (like my girls have) and now it's thinned out so much, I just can't stand it!  I want to keep my hair longer, but it's so thin...it starts looking bad after it grows past a certain length...

HELP ME!  Does anyone have any advice?  Am I missing something in my diet?  Why does my hair continue to fall out by the handfuls?  If there is something I can do to stop it...

Please feel free to comment below if you have anything that could help me save my hair!


Jackie said...

It is natural to lose 50-100 strands of hair a day. My drain looks the same way when I take a shower!! A change in your diet or medicine that you take can also affect your hair big time, not to mention stress! Stress can have you losing hair like its your job. If you feel like you are going above and beyond the normal 50-100 strands go see a dermatologist, there could be another reason!

janetfaye said...

Healthy Hair Food:

Lean beef, Chicken, Peanut Butter, Chickpeas

Salmon, Flax Seeds, Dark green vegetables ( spinach, broccoli), Beans ( 3 or more cups weekly ), Kidney beans, lentils, Turkey, Eggs, Whole Grains, Carrots, Bananas and low fat - dairy products.

Lauryl Sulfate - Strips hair, use Organic Shampoo.

I read somewhere that Coconut Oil is good for hair growth by eating and also using as a conditioner.

It takes a few months to see hair improvement with nutritional food and also timed - release balanced B vitamins are beneficial for hair.

You may also want to consider using less hair products like mousse, gel and hairsprays.

Anonymous said...

You may want to have your doctor check your thyroid . Sometimes this can be the problem. Good luck.