Post # 1
Hello, Ladies. I need advice. About six months ago, I went off my birth control due to a change in insurance. Following this, something horrible happened. My hair started falling out in clumps! It has been awful. Call it vanity, but this has thrown me into anxiety and borderline depression. But that’s another story (Ladies, PLEASE research your birth control before going on it…messing with hormones is serious business!). Anyway, my wedding is in June. I am terrified of what my hair will be like by that point, but it’s pretty safe to say that it will be VERY thin! Does anyone have any ideas for wedding hair for ladies with thin hair? I’ve always envisioned myself having long loose curls for the ceremony, then pinning it up into a loose side chignon for the reception, but I honestly don’t know if that’ll work without getting extensions.
Post # 3
Lots of backcombing and then smoothing? Go to a salon and see if they’ll do your hair in the style you want, tell them you want it to look thick. There’s lots of tricks us hairstylists have, include products 😀
Losing hair sucks, I lost a TON after I had my first daughter.
Post # 4
Eventually the hair loss will slow down, when that will be is anyones guess. birth control & pregnancy both made my hair fall out, but eventually it normalized when my hormones regulated.
My hair is admittedly thinner to when I was pregnant/on birth control, but if I remember/compare it to what it was like prior to both, it is about the same density/thickness really.
Post # 5
i would just use extensions for the day of.
Post # 6
Thanks, guys! I am thinking extensions may be my best option, too. I’ve always wanted to try some anyway!
Missmouse29- I went off of the birth control… and then my doctor told me that going back on the BC would stop the shedding. Stupid me, went back on without doing my own research… So here I am, trapped! As soon as the wedding is over I am stopping it… I definitely don’t want to chance more intense sheds beforehand. It’s miserable!
Post # 7
Definitely talk to a stylist about extension. I’ve got really fine hair and I seem to remember my styist saying something about how the extensions would be too damaging on my hair. Maybe you’ve got thick locks and just need a boost in the amount of hair in general. But definitely do some research. I wouldn’t want you damaging your hair. I’m sending you good luck vibes though! I’m sure your hair will end up looking fabulous on your big day!
Post # 8
@FutureMrsBondo– Yeah I am really concerned that it is going to damage it even more, which would not be good at all! Ugh. Who knows. Thanks for your support though 🙂 I’m sure everything will be lovely…hoping anyway! 🙂
Post # 9
as a hairdresser i would definitely reccomend taking a prenatal vitamin (seriously, do it.) also nioxin haircare line is fantastic for people with thinning hair, also adding a few highlights makes hair appear thicker… there is also this product that paul mitchell makes called Thicken Up and it has this ingredient in it called panthenol that actually swells your hair strand to make your individual hairs appear thicker!
Post # 10
I have alopecia and get big bald spots occasinally. My doctor gives me steroid shots in the spots and prescribes me a cream (forget the name) to speed up hair growth. I have also used nioxin. Nioxin seemed to work, but stopped using it because it dried up my hair.
Post # 11
Ooh @persianprincess– Great tips! I typically keep my hair highlighted but I’ll admit that I’ve slacked lately due to not wanting to damage it any further (and let’s be honest–lack of extra cash!) But you’ve got a good point…maybe i need to get back in the salon!
@inmani, I will definitely need to look up Nioxin…it seems like I’ve heard others talking about it in hair loss forums, so I may need to give it a try!