Post # 1
So, I’ve never been one to shed excessive amounts of hair…my girlfriends all do but I’ve never had that issue. Also I’ve always had problems growing my hair (so if you have a solution to that too please let me know). So lately I’ve started losing my hair like too much, it’s shedding. In the shower is the worst, like knots of it, then when i comb it, and brush it, like so much! I even shed in the car when i touch it! What is happening to me!
I’ve been under A LOT of stress lately…. BUT, i dont think that should do it to this extent, cause I’m always an anxious person.
ideas? When does it get far enough that i should seek professional help?
Post # 2
Actually stress can cause you to loose hair.
Post # 3
pleeease start taking a hair supplement immediately!! this happened to me in college and it never all fully grew back. i started taking viviscal and it stopped shedding at least. i think that if you start something right away youre so much better off. something like biotin is a lot cheaper
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Post # 5
rbhs117: it’s Fall, and the Fall is the biggest shedding season- specifically for females.
It could be age related, it could be you’ve aquired an allergy to your shampoo or other products- it could be stress.
I tend to shed hair- which can seem dramatic at time- in the Fall specifically. I also can’t use shampoo with sulfates or my hair sheds even more. This didn’t start until my early twenties. At one point I talked to my DR about it and he did some thyroid tests- but all came up normal.
Phyto makes some great anti-shedding serums that I use in the Fall and Winter seasons.
Post # 6
rbhs117: viviscal is supposed to be a great hair supplement. Just make sure you’re healthy overall as well, if there is a systemic issue, vitamins won’t help you too much.
One other thing; have you stopped taking the pill recently, or done anything similar that may have screwed with your hormones? That happened to me and I lost over half of my hair 🙁
Post # 7
Go to the doctor when you start to see your scalp through your hair. There are numerous reasons for hair loss and some of them are completely benign. If you don’t see hair roots all over your scalp I would check with a health practitioner.
Post # 8
I go through periods where it seems like I’m loosing handfuls of hair. Definitely when I have been dieting really strictly. I take a hair, skin, and nails vitamin that I think really helps!
Also try not to stress too much! I know it’s actually normal to loose something like 100 strands a day.
Post # 9
- Wedding: December 2014 - St. Charles Borromeo / The Liberty Warehouse
I lose A LOT of hair when I’m stressed out. It got to a point where it was so bad that I went to my dermatologist to rule out thyroid problems or other causes. Luckily she could see right away that my hair would grow back and I wasn’t permanently balding. She also suggested I start taking a multivitamin and calcium supplements. The source of my stress was work related and eventually passed, and soon enough my hair stopped falling out in scary quantities.
Post # 10
Stress it the worst! But it’s also diet, changes to environment, water quality, climate… I moved to the Middle East with Fiance and was hit with all of the above. My hair would not stop falling out.. I feel like I’ve started to receed too and am super paranoid about it.
I am using Nioxin hair treatment shampoo and conditioner for noticeably thinning hair in conjunction with Biotin and it’s reduced the shedding significantly. I just hope I can get some decent new growth before the wedding. Also massaging the scalp helps circulation which can promote growth, I spend a lot of time washing my hair now and giving my head a decent massage.
All the best!
Post # 11
Biotin is the absolute best supplement for stopping hair loss & growing new hair.
Post # 12
Stress, change in the seasons, and underlying medical conditions can cause hair thinning. I have hypothyroidism and one of my main symptoms is that my hair fell out in clumps like you’re describing. If you’re really stressed, though, I bet that’s the plain and simple answer, but you should probably see a doctor just to rule out anything else.