In my previous post I mentioned all my hair fell out from stress. It was thin and breaking and terrible and when I finally fronted up to my horrified hairdresser, she loaded me up with such good advice, none of which involved buying overpriced products from her salon. I originally thought about titling this ‘How to cure a bald patch’ but seeing as this only worked for me, and to prove that something works you have to prove it in well over a hundred people, get it peer-reviewed and then published, I thought I’d give you my anecdote instead.
First – exercise, food, vitamins. Everyone needs these.
My hairdresser told me to take silica and fish oil, or alternatively, eat fish. So I did.
Then she told me to put organic coconut oil through my hair before washing it and leave it in for a while. I don’t think there’s a hard and fast rule about how long.
It smells amazing! I use it as a moisturiser, instead of butter in cooking (if you don’t mind the coconut flavour) and for frying.
She also told me to keep putting treatments in my hair. She didn’t care which ones, and didn’t try to sell me any. I got a sample of Terax Crema from Adore Beauty and haven’t looked back.
I think they’ve changed the packaging now, I hope the product itself hasn’t changed. I only wash my hair twice a week because all of that is such an ordeal but it’s looking a million trillion times better and I love my hairdresser all the more for giving me a half hour long lecture on looking after myself and eating right. I wish healthcare was more focused on wellbeing. I’ve always said that if I don’t make it through my physician exams, then I’m becoming a GP that incentivises good health.
The most important thing to get my hair back though, was relieving stress. Some stressors I couldn’t change (like my job or location) but some exercise here, some good food there, and the knowledge that ‘this too shall pass’ got me there.
As did my Yoga Studio App! If you’re like me and would like to fall out of poses in private, then this one’s for you.
It is hands down the best Yoga app out there – I even took it to the park and fell out of poses in public I love it so much. Great to do right after a run.
I’m happy to report that with all that on board, my hair started growing back, and my bald patch is now covered in hair. Short and cowlicked hair, but I don’t mind at all.
Phew, enough posting for one day I think, time for some more study >__<.