Swift, Unexplained Hair Loss
Hi Ted, I have been suffering from hair loss for the last 2 years. The hair loss has been occurring from the front and top of my scalp. The hair loss is patchy and is becoming more visible.The most significant hair loss has occurred at the front but even the hair loss on the top is becoming noticeable. My hairline and temples have not changed. I had a hair analysis done (hair from the front and top were analyzed). According to the report, out of 10 hair samples, the roots of 4 samples were damaged while the shafts of 6 hair samples were damaged. It also said that none of the hair samples were in the telogen phase.
Most of the hair that falls out is attached to a hard white substance (at the root) which i can pull out. The bulb is always located inside this white substance. Sometimes there are 2 or 3 strands of hair attached (at the roots) to a single white substance. I have been trying to determine what the white substance is and believe that it is a sebum plug. My hair also gets greasy in 2 days. Everyday i notice some hair on my pillow and in the shower. It seems like the roots of the hair have been weakened due to which they keep falling out. I notice some hair fall every time i run my hands through my head. The hair in the front of my scalp looks more weak and brittle than the rest. I always notice clusters of hair in the front. Some of them have roots, while the others look like they are broken segments of hair.
I have checked my ferritin levels, TSH levels and blood sugar. There were no problems in any of them. My scalp is pretty clean, there is no dandruff, irritation or itching. I have used anti dandruff shampoos like head and shoulders, nizoral, a shampoo containing salicyclic acid. None of them have seemed to work. I had also used ACV, castor oil and jojoba oil for a few days but i did not notice any significant difference.
I am desperate to stop the hair fall and would be really grateful for any suggestions.
Central Pa, Pa