Growing up I have always had thin and fine hair. Trying to even put a slight wave involved corn row braiding my hair when wet and sleeping on it. As a child I always longed for hair that could be styled and have some sort of volume. I mean look at my Mom’s hair?! I got the short end of the genetics stick when it comes to hair.
I eventually made it to a place where I didn’t outright love my hair, but I accepted it and stopped wishing for different hair every time I looked in the mirror. I was able to manipulate it and found ways to work with it to make it look closer to what I wanted.
Obviously being overweight also added more pressure for my hair to look good. Because of my choices I couldn’t wear the clothes I wanted and didn’t have the body I wanted either. But I COULD change my hair, so I did! I had probably every cut and every color, pink and turquoise ombre included! But I was never satisfied, because the change needed to happen on the inside.
When I made the choice to change on the inside, the outside changes have started to come. Just not always in the way I expected. This is my hair when I haven’t added any product, or manipulated with straighteners/blow driers/ or tying up in a top knot. This is really scary and embarrassing for me to post, but honesty is the only way I will make it through this healthily and hopefully help other people:
So ya, that is what I am dealing with right now, everytime I go to touch my hair strands fall out and I am sheading like a husky! Maybe I just needed to vent or get this out but I felt like I was hiding my self away by not sharing this with you guys, and it just felt to familiar to hiding and sneaking around with food and I hate feeling like that!
There is a reason for the hair loss. It a combination of losing this weight rapidly as well as being on a calorie restricted diet like Optifast. I have a total of about 900 calories a day. Both of these take a toll on the body. The rapid weight loss causes hormone changes and the restricted diet puts stress on the body. The combination of both doesn’t bode well for my hair!
It’s worth it though. If I were given a choice of losing my hair or stay at 335 pounds I would choose losing my hair hands down, no second thought. And my hair will grow back, and from the people I have talked to who have gone through simillar experiances say it usually grows back fuller and thicker! Sometimes the texture even changes! (fingers crossed for some curl!)
In the mean time I am using Rogaine, not the “for women” kind because it is ridiculously expensive. I am using the generic 5% from Costco, yay for cost-cutting! If you guys would like to see a review, or tutorial, or progress reports let me know!
I have and will be talking more about in my weekly vlogs. Newwest one was uploaded yesterday. You can watch it here:
Have you delt with hair loss? How did you cope with it? Let me know below!