SCARED :(

Hey guys,
I noticed today that my hair at the crown of my head is super thin. I have always had very fine hair. ( like a little kid) and its dark blonde naturally so it just looks thinner.
I am scared to death that I will go bald at that part of my head. I really have no issues with volume and my hair often appears to be thick to normal people. Only myself and my stylist knows that my hair is thin.
I have my period twice a month and get the most mentally and physically debilitating PMS, do maybe the stress and depression makes it thin out?
Another thing, I have a wheat allergy and most of the thickening and growth products have wheat protein and wheat germ oil. Do you know of any products that I could use?
Sorry for the novel, but hairless does not run in my family so im like wtf. :/
The most important thing is to seek medical advice on your hair and/ or hormonal issues, they may or may not be linked. There is no sense in trying to self treat a self diagnosed issue. If you are coeliac that is often associated with nutrient deficiencies and systemic inflammation both of which can affect hair and skin health, it would be worth getting blood tests and seeing a registered dietician if possible. Frequent menstruation can also cause nutrient deficiencies.

Whilst you are awaiting a diagnosis review your diet and lifestyle, there is a ton that can be done for PMS, stress, depression and certain dermatological issues with targeted healthy living. Be sure you are eating a wide variety of wholefoods, not just the obvious fruit and veggies but oily fish and mineral and fibre rich foods (nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, dairy), perhaps organ meats like liver for haem iron. Also be sure you are getting your 10,000 steps each and every day.
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

Last edited by Firefox7275; 06-09-2013 at 03:58 AM.
My problem is that my health insurance has a huge deductible so it doesn't cover anything pretty much. Im swimming in debt from getting my allergy tests done. The only thing that it covers is emergency room visits.
With that being said, I avoid going to the doctor for the most part, unless I'm dying lol. I eat really healthy when I have food in the apartment. This week not so much because I am running out of groceries and I'm broke till friday. I'm a broke 21 year old college kid with an expensive diet.
One thing that might be attributing to the hair loss is me never remembering to take my vitamins. My mom told me to take prenatals ( I'm not pregnant) to get an extra dose of nutrients. I took them today with a B Complex and I felt more energetic and alert. So maybe that will help. I also massaged my head with tea tree oil before my shower, which felt wicked good and seemed to stimulate my scalp.
My problem is that my health insurance has a huge deductible so it doesn't cover anything pretty much. Im swimming in debt from getting my allergy tests done. The only thing that it covers is emergency room visits.
With that being said, I avoid going to the doctor for the most part, unless I'm dying lol. I eat really healthy when I have food in the apartment. This week not so much because I am running out of groceries and I'm broke till friday. I'm a broke 21 year old college kid with an expensive diet.
One thing that might be attributing to the hair loss is me never remembering to take my vitamins. My mom told me to take prenatals ( I'm not pregnant) to get an extra dose of nutrients. I took them today with a B Complex and I felt more energetic and alert. So maybe that will help. I also massaged my head with tea tree oil before my shower, which felt wicked good and seemed to stimulate my scalp.
Originally Posted by Purplecurls17
Appreciate financial difficulties, but without a formal diagnosis nobody here can help you, it would not be safe or responsible for us to recommend self treating a self diagnosed issue based on several such significant symptoms. You could very easily waste a ton of money on topical products that do absolutely nothing because your issue is a hormonal or nutrient imbalance.

A healthy wholefood diet, even wheat free, can be inexpensive unless you purchase processed branded goods like pasta and bread, but there is no need for these type of foods to be in your diet. I am in the UK so it might be slightly different for you but here reasonably priced nutrient dense wholefoods include
- dried beans and lentils
- canned beans and lentils
- canned oily fish with crumbly bones (mackerel, sardines/ pilchards)
- certain fresh oily fish (sprats, herring)
- canned plain tomatoes
- frozen vegetables
- fresh longlife vegetables including squashes and root veggies
- all sorts from an ethnic/ Asian grocery store (some of the above items, large bags of dried spices, brown rice, dried soya mince, cornmeal)
- organ meats like liver
- natural peanut butter in bulk
- pumpkin seeds in bulk
- eggs.
Basically if it has one or two ingredients there is a good chance it is wheat free. Pricey stuff here includes most fruits and soft vegetables because they don't have a good shelf life, muscle meats, processed and deli meats (eg. bacon and ham), the more popular seafood (salmon, cod, shrimp).

What is important in nutrition is consistency, it's better to eat a basic healthy diet all the time than an optimally healthy diet half the month and rubbish the rest. Portion sizes are really important, many UK and US citizens eat far more meat than they need, a serving is only 100-125g which is very small. And certain cuts like chicken breast are shockingly low in nutrients so it's a waste of money on two counts. If you don't have good cooking facilities or a lot of spare time a cheap stick blender and cheap slow cooker/ crock pot are well worth having.

If you eat right you should not need 'vitamins', if you do want to supplement you should either focus on gaps in YOUR diet so targeted, or a complete multi vitamin and multi mineral that includes ALL the basics. Nutrients work synergistically and in opposition, randomly supplementing small groups can do more harm than good.

Common dietary deficiencies in the general population include magnesium, haem iron, bioavailable vitamin D and the long chain omega-3s DHA and EPA, any of these and others (eg. calcium, zinc, B12, folic acid) can be a problem in coeliacs or other digestive absorption issues. Oily fish and organ meats are rich in most of these nutrients, and they are foods few UK and US citizens eat enough of.

Prenatals often concentrate on B group vitamins but may be low in vitamin A, magnesium and calcium, doubling up with a B complex is likely to be unnecessary. Set an alarm on your phone to remind you to take any tablets, maybe split the bottle so you carry a few in your purse?

HTH.
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

Last edited by Firefox7275; 06-10-2013 at 06:58 AM.
I appreciate all the advice and insight Firefox! It's kind of stupid but I feel like I need reassurance to go to the doctor. I have severe acid reflux too on top of everything so I feel like I will have to see a bunch of different specialists. I will go as soon as I can find a free clinic in my area.
Btw I really want to print out that list of food. I'm a good cook, I just can't put a good grocery list together to save my life!
I have been doing scalp massages with my head upside down with tea tree oil the past few days, so I already see an improvement!
Thanks again Firefox ! You are wicked helpful !
I appreciate all the advice and insight Firefox! It's kind of stupid but I feel like I need reassurance to go to the doctor. I have severe acid reflux too on top of everything so I feel like I will have to see a bunch of different specialists. I will go as soon as I can find a free clinic in my area.
Btw I really want to print out that list of food. I'm a good cook, I just can't put a good grocery list together to save my life!
I have been doing scalp massages with my head upside down with tea tree oil the past few days, so I already see an improvement!
Thanks again Firefox ! You are wicked helpful !
Originally Posted by Purplecurls17
No problem. You *may* find all your symptoms are linked, I would not assume you need to see multiple specialists. For example there are links between thyroid problems and gluten allergies (the protein in wheat and several other grains) and, in turn, both are linked to issues with menstruation, reflux, hair loss and mental health issues including depression.
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

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