Strange texture hair growth from thyroid problem?

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  • 1 Post By purrplekat
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Anybody else have this? I have these short incredibly coarse hairs sticking up and out from my scalp. Texture feels strangely different than the rest of my hair. Most importantly, is there anything I can do about it (other than painfully pluck them all out one by one)? I also have a B12 and iron problem if that makes a difference.
CG since 3/1/13
3B; Low porosity, Coarse, & Extremely Protein Sensitive
Very high density, waist length

Co wash: Suave Clarifying or Sun Ripened Strawberry
RO: Sun Ripened Strawberry, TN, or TN w/ veg glycerin
Sealer: apricot oil
Styler: 4 Naturals Spring Back Custard, Pantene Curl Defining Mousse, or BB "Mudd"
Using a hard water filter, microfiber towel, & silk head scarves & pillowcases

Avoiding: protein, coconut, & parabens
Before you start plucking anything please see the doctor who is monitoring/treating your thyroid problem, they may need to or be able to adjust treatment to help you. I have a thing about plucking hairs out of one's scalp, you never know when the root will be so damaged they won't grow back. Good luck!
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i have these and have for YEARS... and i have no thyroid problems that I am aware of. I think it's just my hair. I have a mixture all over my head ranging from baby fine to super coarse.
Purrplekat - Lol, I was joking about plucking. They are seriously ALL over the top of my head...I'd be bald if I plucked them out. Eek!

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CG since 3/1/13
3B; Low porosity, Coarse, & Extremely Protein Sensitive
Very high density, waist length

Co wash: Suave Clarifying or Sun Ripened Strawberry
RO: Sun Ripened Strawberry, TN, or TN w/ veg glycerin
Sealer: apricot oil
Styler: 4 Naturals Spring Back Custard, Pantene Curl Defining Mousse, or BB "Mudd"
Using a hard water filter, microfiber towel, & silk head scarves & pillowcases

Avoiding: protein, coconut, & parabens

Last edited by misbehave; 05-04-2013 at 07:18 PM.
Cat Lady - Hm, interesting. Mine are definitely new within the last year or so.

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CG since 3/1/13
3B; Low porosity, Coarse, & Extremely Protein Sensitive
Very high density, waist length

Co wash: Suave Clarifying or Sun Ripened Strawberry
RO: Sun Ripened Strawberry, TN, or TN w/ veg glycerin
Sealer: apricot oil
Styler: 4 Naturals Spring Back Custard, Pantene Curl Defining Mousse, or BB "Mudd"
Using a hard water filter, microfiber towel, & silk head scarves & pillowcases

Avoiding: protein, coconut, & parabens
How old are you? I started getting the coarser hairs in my late 20s and i think it's just from my normal hormonal changes with age.
Thyroid issues may be an issue. I do recommend seeing a doctor.

When I had my thyroid removed, I don't know if it was the thyroid or the chemo, but that's when my hair turned wavy. I had stick straight hair as a child.
curlypearl likes this.
Averages out at 2b, ranges from 1c to 3a, very fine
Mane 'n Tail co-wash + leave-in
Clarifying shampoo every few weeks
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Cat Lady - Hm, interesting. Mine are definitely new within the last year or so.

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Originally Posted by misbehave
Any changes you notice in the way your body works really should be run past a medical professional, it might be nothing it might be a symptom. At the end of the day you know your body better than anyone, you know what is 'normal' for you we do not.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
I've already run this past my doc (who is wonderful) but he seemed kind of baffled by it. I have a lot of health issues which we've been focusing on that probably seem more important to him. I guess I was just looking for some kind of confirmation from others who may be experiencing this since I suspect thyroid is the problem. I guess the best confirmation I can get is improvement after getting my thyroid completely under control. Fingers crossed!

Thanks for sharing your experiences and offering up your advice ladies!
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CG since 3/1/13
3B; Low porosity, Coarse, & Extremely Protein Sensitive
Very high density, waist length

Co wash: Suave Clarifying or Sun Ripened Strawberry
RO: Sun Ripened Strawberry, TN, or TN w/ veg glycerin
Sealer: apricot oil
Styler: 4 Naturals Spring Back Custard, Pantene Curl Defining Mousse, or BB "Mudd"
Using a hard water filter, microfiber towel, & silk head scarves & pillowcases

Avoiding: protein, coconut, & parabens

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