It is one of the greatest ironies of living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome that I can grow a glorious moustache and stubble, yet the hair on my head barely covers my scalp.
I have always had fine hair, partly due to genetics. There have been times when it has gotten worse due to hard water, seasonal changes or lack of attention. I can safely say that, now at 8 months postpartum, I am at an all time low with regard to hair fall and regrowth.
My hair had gotten better during pregnancy, with minimal hair loss. This is apparently due to high levels of estrogen in the body during this time, which prolongs the hair growth phase. This lasted till about 4 months postpartum. and then the inevitable happened. Clumps of hair fell out if I so much as ran my fingers through it.
I have been trying anti hair fall oils and shampoos without much success. However, to be honest, I just haven’t had the time to be consistent with any of these methods. There are days when I don’t get time or opportunity to even brush my hair let alone wash it.
Looking at the mirror has become extremely daunting. All I see in my reflection, is my scalp shining through strands of thin hair. To make it worse, I haven’t been able to go to the salon to get rid of my upper lip or chin hair, either. I have been wanting to go to a dermatologist to sort out these issues for awhile now. I really hope I will be able to soon.
Readers, what has helped you to reduce hair loss and promote regrowth? Please tell me your ways, I am at my wit’s end!
I’m inserting a photo of my how my hair (or lack thereof) looks right now.