I try not to be a vain person. In fact, I am much less so now than I was in my 20's and 30's. Life has a way of rearranging your priorities, and my hair has taken a backseat to say, my colon, for example. But handfuls of it keep falling out.
Scalp. Lots of it.
Handfuls! That is not OK! I visited my doc in February with a followup in March. She said the same thing both times. It's not unusual to have hair loss following a stressful event, like surgery. Your hair may recover, but then again, it may not. I was not in a position to place a lot of importance onto that at the time. I had other fish to fry... But now that I am feeling better, I find it to be a terrible thing worth trying to remedy. I see other people my age with HAIR. And I remember that once upon a time, I had so much hair it was difficult to brush, let alone clean and blow dry. Oh, for those days. If I only knew what would reverse the loss, I would do it.
Land sakes, woman, wear makeup!
I got a couple of inches cut off before I returned to work. Then another couple of inches about 4 weeks later. I am trying not to blow it dry, using a biotin and collagen shampoo, and taking my vitamins, including extra biotin. I'm not gonna color it. I like the color. And grey hair is so much more fragile - I think coloring it would add insult to injury. It would certainly make my scalp more apparent.
I'm not brushing it a lot. Not washing it a lot. Giving it a good condition once a week. And keeping it short. Only time will tell if any of that has an effect. I understand your hair changes as you age. However, I do not wish to be bald. And this is causing me stress.
I guess I'm lucky I didn't start out with thin hair to begin with...