Thursday, 23 August 2018

Losing My Hair at Just 19!

When you become pregnant you hear many "myths" about what will happen to you and your changing body. However for me one of those things was more than just a myth... hair loss!

(Photo by Old Youth on Unsplash)

When I became pregnant with my first baby my hair grew thicker, glossier and longer than ever before. It felt amazing, if not a little tiring trying to maintain! However that joy was short lived as just a few short weeks after having my son my hair began to fall out. It started with just extra hair on my brush but that became clumps of hair in the shower when I washed my hair then I started noticed bald patches!

I was just 19 and absolutely devastated, I know that sounds very dramatic but as a 19 year old with a new baby and changing body losing my hair just felt like another blow and another thing to feel self conscious about. My hair had always been a big thing for me ever since cutting it short as a teen I vowed never again and have always had it long and took pride in keeping it looking healthy. I am not afraid to say I cried when I realised the extent of the hair loss and how it really chipped away at my self confidence.

The hair loss did seem to slow down and after a few years it had almost stopped, I was still left with some bald patches but new hair was growing much to my relief. I then became pregnant for the second time with my daughter and my hair began falling out again before she was even born! I was mystified as to why this was happy and devastated that my already now thinner hair was falling out again.

I realise this sounds extreme and there are many worse things in the world but when its happening to you it really does knock your confidence and self esteem. Evelyn is now four and I still have several bald patches the most noticeable being on the front of my head on the right side. I have learnt to cover it over, styling my hair to disguise it. But recently I have been looking at ways to try and encourage some hair growth and get some confidence back rather than hiding behind a hair flick!

There are a variety of "non invasive" treatments to try for hair loss online and in shops a few I came across were shampoo and conditioning treatments specifically for hair loss and encouraging hair growth. These range in price but start at just a few pounds and I think would definitely be worth a try if you are experiencing some light hair loss. I also found vitamins that are suppose to encourage hair growth and contain a mixture of vitamins and minerals designed to encourage growth and strengthen hair etc. Im not sure how effective these would be however I can't see it doing any harm in taking them anyway and having the correct vitamins and minerals will always help keep your hair and nails etc looking healthier.

However if you are looking for a solution that is certain to help Harley Street Hair Clinic has a range of treatments and medications available for all types and severities of hair loss for both men and women. These include hair transplants, hair loss medications and even eyebrow reconstruction. They have plenty of testimonials and reviews from past patients on their website too so you can check out their results and before and after photo's before committing too (some of the results are amazing!).

Its great to know there are so many choices out there and knowing that which avenue you decide to go down there are options rather than just suffering with the upset and feelings hair loss can cause. 

Have you ever suffered any kind of hair loss? Would you consider any of the options above? 


**This is a collaborative post with Harley Street Hair Clinic. However all words and opinions are my own. I retain full control of this post.**

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