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Tips for Dealing with Hair loss in Women

This is a sponsored post that touches on the subject of Hair loss in Women. All opinions are my own and reflect my own experience with hair loss.

A little over a year ago I became very sick due to Ulcerative Colitis. I ended up spending 2 months in a hospital bed in Cedar Rapids where I had surgery to remove my colon, something I always dreaded after my initial diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis.

I was lucky to be alive and I know that the surgery saved my life but that didn’t make it any easier to deal with on my end. I struggled with learning to care for myself and even had a lot of physical therapy to help me walk, bend, and reach for things. After living a life full of spunk and feeling like nothing can stop me, this was quite a change.

I knew things were going to be different physically but as time went on the real struggle started for me and that was the emotional battle that I was going through. One of the hardest things for me to deal with was losing my hair since I had always had long hair, I never cut my hair and if I did, it was just a quick trim.

 

When my hair first began falling out I was in denial that it was actually happening. I kept thinking that it would only last a little while and before I knew it my hair would be back to normal. As time went on it was more clear that all of my hair was falling out and there wasn’t anything I could do about it other than watch it happen, every day seeing more and more hair loss. It was devastating.

So like most things in life I had to face it eventually and when I had bald spots and breakage to the point where my hair was only a couple of inches long in spots, I knew I had to deal with it even though I couldn’t pinpoint what was causing it but it may have been due to the trauma to my body during my illness or more likely the heavy drugs they pumped into me to save my life.

The one saving grace for me was that I had a little bit of hair left, there were a couple of inches that wasn’t quite long enough to put in a ponytail by itself but it was enough to clip ponytail extensions into my hair. This was life changing for me because I felt like my old self again even though it wasn’t my real hair, it looked like it was and nobody could tell the difference.

Since I had a little bit of hair to tie back and wrap the ponytail extension in, I was able to avoid wearing a full-on wig. I love the way wigs look and even thought about getting one in the beginning of my hair loss but they are so hot! It can be unbearable to wear a wig all day long during the Summer months but ponytail extensions were perfect for me.

I love how it is just an extension of your own hair and if you pick out the right color and style, you can fool everyone, nobody will know that it is not your natural hair, trust me I have been fooling people for the past year.

Thankfully my hair is starting to grow back and it is almost to the point where I don’t even need to add the ponytail extension but at this point, I have really come to love the look and have thought about picking up a few more. Even if you are not suffering from hair loss I think these extensions are perfect for a fun new look!

Have you ever suffered from hair loss? How did you deal with the devastating effects hair loss can have on women?

Deborah Nicholas

Saturday 27th of May 2017

Oh this is such a great post, I know people who have lost hair due to pregnancy etc! My hair is so thick its unreal and causes a real problem in the heat which is an issue too :(

sher

Friday 26th of May 2017

oh thanks for sharing! last year i went through a similar hair loss which was so traumatic. i ended up trying biotin pills but i love the hair bun idea too.

Tami

Wednesday 24th of May 2017

This is something I need to be aware of and prepared for. Although I have thick hair right now, I am prone to hair loss with the PCOS I have. I just hope it takes it's time getting to me.

Melanie

Wednesday 24th of May 2017

I have not had any hair loss issues, but I have found some gray streaks since having kids!I like the pony tail extension. It looks like it would be a natural looking element for anyone dealing with hair loss.

Censie Sawyer

Wednesday 24th of May 2017

THe only time I have found myself dealing with hair loss is after having my children. I lost a lot of hair after both of my pregnancies. Being adopted and not knowing my family history, I do wonder if I have hair loss issues comign my way. Thank you for these tips.