I’ve noticed recently that whenever I shower or brush my hair an excessive amount falls out. I mean excessive – well what seems excessive to me anyway. I’m lucky in the sense that I’ve always had thick hair but I’m really starting to notice what’s going on up there.
I’ve set myself on a googling rampage, which I have already touched upon how this is not helpful on a blog post near Christmas If it is on Google it must be right, right? Trying, desperately to find the link between why I’m suddenly loosing more hair than a dog in summer.
Now don’t judge, I know better than most that I’m just being completely paranoid. Not everything is linked to having MS. I’m not really sure how often I will have to repeat this to myself before I even believe my own words to be honest. The one thing I have realised though is that the chances are, my recent hair loss situation is due to stress. I have been diagnosed with a chronic illness, what, 7 months ago? I’ve been on two rounds of steroids due to relapses and have only been given the rough date of starting my DMT… This week (Mid-April btw). That is quite a lot for a wee 24 year old to take in you know.
So here is my new theory, self help. I’ve only gone and bought myself some magical products after my fave – Google – recommended to help stop the shedding, and maybe the tears.
Ordered the most beautiful smelling shampoo, conditioner and like spray thing from Superdrug. Used it today and I already feel fantastic. I mean, come on now, it’s day 1 of using it so the actual difference it’s made to the shedding is minimal to none but I just feel so much better. Surely that’s just as important?
I will keep you all in the loop with how it goes though, it might make no difference whatsoever or it might give me that extra bit of confidence that you sometimes need.
The reason for wanting to share my experiences with my recent hair loss situation and what I am trying to do to overcome it was reading a recent blog post Life with an Illness – hair loss due to a chronic illness, where Mackenzie shared who recent experience. Now in no way do I think my post is comparable to hers but I wanted to give credit where inspiration was due. I would highly recommend to go give this a good read this week. Sometimes sharing is what helps everyone break out of their comfort zone and that is exactly what Mackenzie’s post did for me!
I also do realise that in the grand scheme of things, shedding more hair than usual isn’t the worst thing in the world that could be happening to me right now (i.e. it isn’t coming out in great big chunks) but as someone who lives their life through their hairstyle and colour, it’s quite saddening.
I’m hoping though that with a bit of self love, self care and spending a bit more time on myself can help make myself feel better. I will keep you all posted on what this lovely stuff does for me.
In the mean time though, I think I just need to set myself some reminders.
- Sometimes something so small to some can seem huge to you
- It’s ok to be upset by something that might not effect others
- Lots of deep breathes, more water and relaxation techniques are needed