15 July 2011

Embarrassing Problem

My hair is even worse than my daughter's. But I'm thinking of having Rose's hair cut in the hopes that it won't pull at all on the many thin spots she has. I have gone to piggies and odd side-'dos to disguise it. And no, no one is pulling out her hair. It is just falling out. :(


  1. Seeing it from this angle, I would say this is more than just baby fine hair. Definitely could be alopecia or deficiency from protien/vits lacking in her diet. Since you have shared that she is a picky eater, I would lean toward exploring that first.

    Does her hair break easily? If so, I would stop pulling it up in rubber bands until it's stronger, just because the tension of a rubber band can make the breakage even worse. Try bandanas, scarves, headbands, but try not to use anything with a lot of tension.

    Sally's Beauty Supply sells a line called Nutri Ox. It's shampoos, conditioner and leave in conditioners. It helps to re-grow hair and strengthen easily broken/damaged hair. I'm usually not one to recommend specific hair items, but this IS a good line for people with thin spots/hair loss after baby, etc. Doesn't hurt to try it.

    Please take care of my friend and talk to a doctor about this. It could be stress related loss, it could be vitamin deficiency in your as well OR it could be alopecia areata. The alopecia IS treatable.

    You could also use the Nutri Ox on the girl. If you are nervous about it getting into her eyes, then just get the leave in spray conditioner and use that on her after a tubby.


  2. Is her hair breaking when it is put up? I couldn't believe how much new growth I got along the hairline and the back middle part when I locked my daughter's hair.

    It might be worth trying a short bob and seeing if you get regrowth. But, if your hair is thin (this is actually alot like my moms and she spends a great deal of time curling and fluffing and hiding)... it may just be what it is.

  3. I have a younger sister whose hair was super-fine, thin, and curly--would not grow long, believe it or not. She was a teenager before she could safely put barrettes in it. Mom kept it very short until she got old enough to take care of it herself.

    Once adolescence hit and the hormones arrived, it grew thicker and longer and she now has a lot of hair.

  4. In your case, I'd suggest a trip to the doctor--it is possible it's a hormone deficiency, triggered by stress.

  5. It could also be her thyroid. Have them run a thyroid panel along with everything else.

    I would not pull it up for awhile in piggies or a pony - see if that helps some too.

    How are her fingernails? Lots of times if it ia vitamin thing it will affect the nails too - not just hair.



  6. Ok now I see why you cut her hair. And why ponytails are not a good idea.
    Our daugher Lacy has very thin hair with sparse areas too... and sometimes there is nothing you cna do about it.


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