All my life I’ve been told that I am blessed to have such thick healthy hair. This winter I have noticed that my hair has gotten thinner. Not just in one spot either, though I did have one clump go missing complely a year or two ago that has since grown back normally. This hair loss is widespread. I lose a lot in the shower and when brushing my hair and I notice it in the way my hair feels and looks. My part is more pronounced and I have trouble getting it to look the way I want it to. From what I have read this is usually a temporary problem with Fibro patients but I would like to optimize the way I treat my hair to give it the best shot that I can.
My hair is slightly wavy but in no way curly. It tends to get oily at the roots after about 184.108.40.206 days from washing. I try to go 3-4 days between washes to save time and energy, so I sometimes use dry shampoo if I’m going out and my hair needs a lift. When I wash my hair I have been shampooing the scalp twice to make sure my head is clean.
I don’t mean to sound vain but I think a lot of you could relate; I take comfort in the fact that even though I don’t feel well, at least I have nice hair. Now it feels like even my hair is in danger.
So, if any of you have any information or ideas for me, I would love to hear your tips! Some questions at the top of my mind are:
How often to wash / condition my hair? Should I wash more often but only shampoo once?
Should I take more / different vitamins? (I take cod liver oil, vitamin B12, and a probiotic currently)
Should I get my hair cut shorter? (my hair is about to my bra strap and layered.) I don’t really want shorter hair but if it would help in the long term I could deal with it.
Are there foods I should be eating increased quantities of?
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