Hair Shedding Issue
I am a 33 year old female who has always had a full healthy head of hair. Over the past several years, it seems like I "shed" more hairs than usual, but still maintained healthy thick hair (figured shedding was due to stress, etc.). For the last month or so, I have seen a major increase in the "shedding" and can tell that my hair is thinning. I have also realized that I do tend to scratch my head frequently. I have been to my primary care physician twice which he told me to start using a very mild shampoo and don't use products, etc. on my hair, no coloring, etc. (I do have some highlights which I have had for 2 years or so maybe, but not ever noticed a problem).The second time I went to see him, after no product and using baby shampoo, he did a blood test to check thyroid and prescribed cimetidine (spelling??) stating that might help promote stimulation of the hair follicles (or something like that).
That was when I noticed your website. I have since tried the ACV and peroxide solution as well as the tea tree and lavendar oils.The ACV and peroxide seems to sometimes help, but am still losing more hairs than normal when shampooing or combing my hair. I eat relatively well, have started taking vitamins again, and have been very gentle with my hair using no harsh chemicals, etc. As an example, I just gently ran my fingers through my hair and counted 20 hairs in my hands. This doesn't sound like much, but 10 minutes ago, after combing my hair from rinsing with the ACV solution, there were probably at least 100 hairs that came out. This has been happening most days just during one combing and then periodically throughout the day, more come out.I am estimating around150-200 per day, maybe more, depending on if I shampoo or not.
I did wonder if my issue might be hormonal as well since I have noticed an increase in acne. I have taken the same birth control pills for probably 10 years if that makes any difference. How often and for how long should I continue the ACV and peroxide? Do you have any other thoughts or suggestions? Thank you so much for your input.