UPDATE Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I will be updating this page soon to take on the issues of major hair loss. It will be a work in progress and I’ll be adding content into the main blog post area. Recently, for whatever reason, I’ve been experiencing major shedding, hair loss, whatever you want to call it. I think it’s something that is terribly traumatic for women since a lot, if not all of their identity and/or femininity is connected to their hair. This is my belief, but really, I do acknowledge that this could not possibly be true for everyone, but I do believe there are a lot of women out there affected by it.
Please stay tuned for more on my own experiences and what I’ve been doing about it and how I am feeling… yada yada yada.
Alas, I am finally showing my age! Well you know, I cannot let this be the end of the world for me, so I feel the urge to work through it and, most importantly for me and possibly others, to WRITE about it. Thanks for your patience. I know I’m not such a dedicated writer recently, but I find that I write when I feel strongly about something… and I can feel it building up….. ?
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Hey there! For some reason, today I received tons of visits today so far. Thanks! I’d be remiss if I didn’t at least update the page with a more current picture of my hair.
Yep, full frontal view. Ha. It was the least I could do! This picture was taken Nov. 2007, and my hair measured 30″. Sigh, but recently I suffered disproportional hair shedding. Scared the hell outta me. Handfuls of hair were coming out, no matter how frequently I washed. Usually, I only get a lot of hair coming out if I let a lot of time go by between washings; but this time, I could wash it every day and still too much hair was coming out. I know the circumference went way done, but I’m too afraid to measure it. It used to be that I could not use regular barrettes to make a ponytail; but now, no problem. In a way, it’s cool because when I put my hair up I don’t get headaches anymore; but on the other hand, I feel as if a part of me was chopped off and I grieve… I want it back. About a month ago, I started taking Biotin and at least the hair loss seems to have abated. Now, I just hope what was lost will come back.
Oh, and recently I’ve started oiling on a regular basis with shea butter and coconut oil. I think I still need to find a carrier oil for the shea butter, and possibly the coconut oil (not sure)… but at least my ends are getting coated with the stuff.
I did use black soap to wash my hair one time, but it seems to have stripped all the oils and I had to do a deep conditioning…. or what I really did was to leave it in longer in the shower.
Okay, I guess that’s about it for now. Thanks for stopping by and please do comment if you are so inclined.
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I’ve decided to update this page with the link for The Long Hair Community site. Great community if you REALLY love to grow long, healthy hair for yourself. It’s a bit of a process for registration, but really worth it if you are serious about long hair. Lot’s of tips, recipes and “hair talk”!