I never imagined this for my 20s

Hey,

I'm new to this so it feels weird to be typing my first blog post as an unidentified person but here we go...

I'm a natural blonde which people have told me is the weakest and thinnest hair type, but back in school my hair was thick and healthy like both my parents. It was only until around age 24 that I noticed how light weight my hair had become and before I knew it, my hair had definitely thinned to half of what it was. My part is much thinner now and my hairline has started to recede and is much blonder due to thinner strands.

I have always been so confident with my appearance but after this, I felt seriously down and not myself anymore. It's crazy how much your hair can affect your moods, relationships and the way you see yourself. It definitely made me feel like I wasn't attractive anymore which knocked my self esteem and made me want to avoid real life. It sounds ridiculous but I was scared it would push me into depression and I wouldn't be able to get myself out of it. I am a strong person but losing your hair is scary because you know it probably wont grow back and it's hard to accept, if you ever even accept it.

My partner has done everything he can to make me feel better about it; buying all the treatments, vitamins, hair accessories, and has now offered to take me to personalise a couple of amazing wigs from London. If it wasn't for him uplifting me and complimenting me whenever I have my stressed and sad moments about my hair I don't know how I would get through it. But there's only so many emotional talks you can have with your loved one or family about it, which is why I've come on here.

I haven't opened up to any of my friends about my hair because even though they will listen and understand, I don't feel comfortable discussing with many people. I feel like most people genuinely don't care so why bother telling them.

I'd love someone to just have a chat with that is in the same position as me or worse. I am 25 now and have only just started to see the light at the end of the tunnel with my year long battle with my emotions about my hair. I know people suffer for a lot longer than me but this is just the beginning for me and has been so scary and surreal.

Sorry about the essay I have so much to say as I haven't opened up to many people.

Message me and lets talk!

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Comment by CaliforniaGirl on September 20, 2017 at 5:42pm

HI HK,

I'm hoping someone messaged you and that you are finding support for your hair loss. Did you ever find out why you are experiencing hair loss? Did you notice your hair falling out? Or did it happen gradually?

My thinning started in my twenties and now I am 48 and still have excessive hair loss. I've seen three dermatologists but they were no help. The last one recommended minoxidil for treatment. But that is just treating the symptom not the excessive shedding.

I hope things have improved for you. And I wanted to let you know that you are not alone.  (((HUGS)))

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