Once upon a time, I started a Very Low Calorie Diet. I lost a load of weight; I also lost a load of hair. I certainly didn’t hear about that distressing side effect as I merrily filled my online shopping basket with shakes and bars.
In the midst of my dramatic hair loss panic I scoured the web for hair saving tips. I became enamoured with the ‘No Poo’ method of cleansing. I began my quest for silicone free conditioner. Finding such a thing is trickier than you might imagine!
Happily, I found my perfect ‘cone free’ conditioner.
I then promptly discovered that my new fave hair saving conditioner had been discontinued.
Hence, here we are. Please don’t discontinue me!
I’m not going to get too deep in this post…suffice to say, you don’t get waist length hair by going to the hairdresser very often.
That said, I went to the hairdresser yesterday for the first time in over four years.
It has been a tough few years – even the prospect of something simple like going to the hairdresser filled me with anxiety; on top of everything else, I just couldn’t face it.
Anyway – yesterday I bit the bullet, and I had a trim with the very kind and understanding Hannah at Simon Webster Hair in Gardner Street.
The salon is lovely – not at all like a clinical dental surgery as so many hairdressing salons are.
They have a fab website so do take a look if you are in the area and fancy a trim – http://simonwebsterhair.com/
Here is me, the morning after the day before, happy with my hair. I’d had a walk through the wind and rain, so my hair looks a bit messy. Just how I like it!
I’ve noticed that a few readers have found me by searching for ‘telogen effluvium with an oily scalp’.
Firstly, I experienced a significant amount of hair loss last year. I was taking part in a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD). When my waist length brown hair started to fall out in HUGE clumps, I looked online for help.
The VLCD salespeople don’t really mention the significant hair loss that the diet will bring. Though, a quick search online shows that I was not alone.
And, if you are experiencing this – yes, my scalp was extremely greasy, too.
Now, a year on, my hair loss has stopped and my hair is, truly, looking better than ever.
I started taking Biotin and I stopped using shampoo.
Biotin helps with hair growth (I now have lovely, long, strong nails, too!). I now use a silicone free conditioner to wash my hair, then condition my hair, then rinse with apple cider vinegar.
This is what I am using – not a terribly expensive regime, but after six months I have really turned my hair loss around. Oh, and I came off the VLCD. A banana for breakfast, a banana for lunch, and a nice dinner when I get home.
Good luck to you – don’t let your hair loss get you down x
I just listened to this – I find David Shayler an extremely interesting person. I’d like to hear more from him, too!