Sometimes it is hard to accept the truth; it’s easier to believe in a lie. But the truth still exists. I’m not one who is too particular on looks. Hell, most days I step out just wearing sunscreen. But that doesn’t mean I don’t take care of myself. I’ve been having hair loss for a very long time. Initially it was the stress at work, and then irregular eating came along due to long work hours, lack of sleep and the list continued. This along with the hereditary factor of having scanty hair it became obvious I was starting to lose hair and at an alarming rate.
I always oil and wash my hair. I continued that and ensured I did it religiously. I tried my best to eat on time and eat more healthily. While there was a reduction in the hair loss it was still less, and more and more people started noticing my hair was thinning. I’ve tried so many things that I wouldn’t know where to start. Most made my hair soft but had very little effect on hair growth. Some people genuinely gave suggestions as to what worked for them, while some just pointed out the fact. The bottom line, it wasn’t something I wanted to experience. I was starting to lose hope when a friend suggested a go see a dermatologist / trichologist. I was a little skeptical, especially after having read about so many people’s experience going bad after starting treatment. But my friend assured me things wouldn’t go wrong, moreover the doctor was his family friend. With doubt still in my heart, I went to see the trichologist and started my treatment.
Least to say I was nervous for my first appointment and I hoped that there would be some good news. The tricologist examined my scalp and after asking a bunch of questions on my lifestyle, eating habits, hereditary, he started explaining my situation. He said what I was experiencing was early pattern female baldness. I was put a little off with the word baldness. 20 something losing hair and baldness – I was shocked. He then started explaining how this has become common nowadays. He later went on to prescribe medication for me. I was given multivitamins that I should consume once everyday, and a hair spray and foam to be used everyday. He explained that most of these products will initially cause hair loss – as in the hair strands which are very weak will start the fall, and then slowly new hair will start growing. You have to remember that with any of these hair growth treatments the process is slow. One to 2 months into the process baby hair started showing up and my overall hair started to look better. People started asking me what I was doing to my hair, and a few of them went to see the doctor as well.
I slowly started to gain my confidence back. I don’t have thick luscious hair, my hair is still scanty and I do get envious at times looking at people with a thick head of hair. But I’m glad that it’s not as bad as it used to be.
Current status: I have been doing this treatment for almost 2 years and there is definitely difference, my hair fall has reduced drastically but the hair growth seems less now. It seems to have sort of stagnated. On my last checkup the doctor mentioned that at times additional boost is required to get the hair growing. I will be soon getting my first ever PRP hair session this month and if required I would also have to use dermarollers on the scalp. Both of these will help increase blood flow and aid in hair growth. This will be in addition to the hair oils and natural masks I use. I will keep all of you posted on my development and next time around I will be posting pictures of my progress.
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