I wasn’t going to post these photos, then I thought fuck it, life’s too short and I could potentially help others going through the same battle.
I started losing my hair early June, strands and strands would fall out when washing it, brushing it or styling it. I thought nothing of it at the time.
Back in April, I had two blood transfusions and was told I was anaemic. At the end of June I had a major operation for endometriosis which included removal of my right ovary and bowel surgery, which also led me to have a stoma bag for a year. It was a six hour op, so yeah a big one.
Anyway, after the operation I asked the surgeon why my hair was falling out and he said it was my anaemia and could possibly be post-surgery recovery. I was given iron tablets and to be honest they haven’t made that much of a difference.
In early August I really started to notice the hair loss, my once full thick fringe had really thinned out. I became self conscious and lost my confidence. I didn’t want to go out and I hated being in photos. I would only surround myself with those who I felt comfortable being around, close friends and family.
So, I ordered some hair supplements from Holland and Barrett – Silica Complex, Nordic Hair Volume Supplements and 2 packs of Viviscal Hair Growth Programme supplements as they had buy one, get one for a penny, plus 15% off, so came to £44 for the Viviscal supplements. I haven’t noticed that much of a difference as it’s still early days – about 2 weeks, but apparently it can take months and months for your hair to grow back anyway. I shall report back on these supplements in a few months time.
I even bought some hair loss shampoo which I’m not sure if it’s doing anything right now, but again it’s early days.
I’d appreciate any help with hair loss, anything you would recommend. I’ll literally try anything to get my hair back to how it was.
For now I’m going to continue taking my hair supplements, iron tablets and use my hair loss shampoo. And well, hope for the best.
It just sucks that I’ve lost my self confidence and my hair is still continuing to fall out. It really fucking sucks.
I dread to think what my hair will look like in a few months time if this continues.
On the up side, I still smile in photos because life really is too short, as much as I hate being in them at the moment, you’ve gotta put on a brave face and just deal with it. I keep saying to myself – you can’t hide away forever, you’ve gotta embrace your life and explore new places and see friends and family. The world isn’t going to end.
And, to some my hair loss isn’t even that bad. Yes my fringe is gappy and my hair has got incredibly thin, but it’s noticeable to me.
Are you dealing with hair loss? Or do you have any recommendations for thickening hair/growing hair back? Let me know in the comments below.