becky has been dealing with autoimmune disorders for most of her life, but it was at 17 that her hair started falling out. I knew immediately that it was alopecia areata. Alopecia areata is when your immune system attacks your own hair follicles.
Whether it comes from lupus or just on its own, it causes your hair to break and fall out. I’ll never forget, it was the night before Christmas Eve, and my, at the time, high school boyfriend was over. He runs his hands through my hair and a huge chunk of hair comes out.
And i freak out and tell him to go. And I run over to my mom. She looks and she just has this really worried expression on her face. She grabs a mirror, and she shows me the back of my hair, and there’s this huge bald spot.
I truly felt like natural beauty and my femininity were at stake. For nine years I have been putting my hair in styles to try and hide the bald spots. Thing is the wind in the back of your hair, what you do is you put your hair in pigtails.
And i get steroid injections to try to lessen the condition. So every three weeks I come in and a dermatologist injects cortisone into my scalp. I am a really lucky and grateful person, but losing your hair sucks and those shots suck. Every three weeks for nine years, every three weeks.
Now i’ve gotten to this breaking point. I’m tired of the maintenance, unpredictability. I’m ready to shave my head, and I wanna wear wigs, and I just want to take control, and I wanna move on.
becky’s gonna be taking off the big chunks. You’re gonna get this thing kicked off. While I’m doing this can you remind me that this means no more cortisone shots? No more shots in the head. Ahhhhh!.
and the back’s kinda already falling out. That parts already taken care of. It’s gonna be like something you killed and brought back like fuuuuuuuh! Oh, babe! Now it’s like, yo, fall out if you want.
7 Reasons For Hair LossThinning In Women How To Grow Back Hair Fast
The following are the 7 main causes for hair loss in women along with their symptoms so that you can easily identify them. I also go into detail at the end of this tutorial on exactly how you can treat them and grow back your hair so listen carefully. 1. Hereditary hair loss The most common cause of hair loss in women is what we call Androgenetic Alopecia, also.
Called female pattern hair loss (fphl). This is an inherited condition in which you have certain genes which makes your hair susceptible to hair loss when exposed to the normal, small amount of androgens (male hormones) which all women have. This gene can be inherited from either your mother or father’s side of the family, though you’re more likely to have it if both of your parents had hair loss.
Bear in mind however, that if your mom and dad did not suffer from hair loss, it does NOT mean that you won’t get it. Understand that genetics can actually SKIP generations. They can skip 1, 2 or probably 3 generations in certain cases so if your grandmother or great grandmother of father had it, there’s ALWAYS a possibility that YOU might get it too!.
Androgenic alopecia affects 40% of women at some point in their lifetime. The symptoms: It normally starts over the top of your scalp, or starts thinning behind your bangs. 2. Telogen effluvium Telogen effluvium is a phenomenon that occurs due to emotional or physiological stress such as eating disorders, fever, childbirth, chronic illness, major surgery, anemia, severe emotional.
Disorders, crash diets, hypothyroidism, and drugs. And this is one of the root causes of hair loss for women these days, mainly due to their lifestyle. The symptoms: Women with telogen effluvium typically notice hair loss 6 weeks to 3 months after a stressful event. At its peak, you may lose HANDFULS of hair.
Look for small clubshaped bulbs on the fallen hair’s roots. The bulbs mean the hair has gone through a complete cycle of growth, suggesting that the cycle may have sped up due to stress. 3. Alopecia areata (AA) is a condition in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body, usually from the scalp. Because it causes bald spots on the scalp, especially in the first stages, it is sometimes.
Called spot baldness. The symptom: This is the easiest to identify. Which is when you see large chunks of bald spots on your head. That’s alopecia areata 4. Skin Conditions on your Scalp An unhealthy scalp can cause inflammation that makes it problematic for hair to grow.
Skin conditions that lead to hair loss include dandruff, psoriasis, and fungal infections such as ringworm. The symptoms: Dandruff causes the scalp to shed its skin, so you’ll notice greasy, yellowish scales on your shoulders or in your hair. It may be the result of yeast called Malassezia, hormonal changes, or excess oil in the skin. 5. OverStyling.