Here is a thought. I was thinking you should measure the circumference of your ponytail now. Then measure it again when you can afford to go to the doctor. If there is a difference, there would be hard facts and figures you could present to the doctor.
By the way, your hair is beautiful at any thickness. (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
2a ( 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers