I’m struggling with thinning hair…and I’m not alone. My hair is baby fine and poker-straight so I don’t have much “wiggle room” to hide fallout. It’s not life-threatening for sure, but it’s a blow to my confidence and feelings of femininity.
Add turning silver to the mix, and I struggle to just cover my forehead!
It started falling out like crazy back in January. Some blood work showed my Thyroid was partly to blame, but female pattern baldness is also playing a role. It took me several weeks to realize how serious the loss was. One day, the clogged shower drain made it all too obvious.
My doctor told me to start using the men’s Rogaine 5% formula. She said the women’s 2% wasn’t strong enough and there was no reason I shouldn’t use the men’s. I started with the foam, then quickly switched to the liquid because it was much easier to get directly on my scalp. I order this 3 month supply from Amazon because it’s the best price I’ve found anywhere. I know there are generics, but the original is working for me and I’m not going to mess with progress!
The good news is I’m showing signs of regrowth and the fallout has slowed down. The bad news is, the new hair is downy soft, silver, and very hard to see.
So this is my new routine:
Brush gently with a boar’s bristle brush to stimulate my hair follicles.
Shampoo daily with Nioxin #4 to help stimulate hair growth.
Towel dry and apply Rogaine.
Blow-dry as usual.
Finish with a spray of Kevin Murphy Doo Over dry finishing spray, to add volume.
Voila! I am taking a few extra steps these days, but very happy with the results. Finding this Madison Reed Root Touch Up was the exact magic elixir I needed to add, to help my hair appear thicker.
Do you struggle with thinning hair?