My daughter and I went on a diet together. Within the first 3 months, I lost 40 lbs and she lost 30 Lbs. We went off our diets for the summer. Enjoyed the sun and baseball games, but both got minor sun burns on our heads as our hair was thinner. By July we noticed too much hair coming out in our brushes. Our heads were itchy and dry and it is now October and our hair continues to come out too fast. In the shower and on our combs and brushes we get balls of hair. We had blood work done, we are fine. We are going to see a dermatologist but they are booked up until the spring. By that time, we could be bald. We were using Pantene shampoo, and recently we are trying Infusium shampoo. I am 42 and she is 15. My husband and 12 year old son are fine. They also aren’t itchy and dry and my son who was overweight, also went on a less restrictive diet. We tried extra virgin olive oil more in our diet. We are taking salmon oil pills. We rubbed aloe vera on our heads and wash our hair every two days. I dont know what else to do. What could this be and what can we do, why are our heads dry and itchy and what can we use. We don;t have dandruff or any other problems. Anything you can tell me would be really appreciated. Thank You.
Diet can cause hair loss and if you lost too much weight too fast (this is what is sounds like). Extremes and stress on your body could be a cause of your hair loss. Caloric restriction in conjunction with a balanced diet is the way to lose weight and not lose your hair (assuming that you have this connection). Some women have a genetic propensity to hair loss with stress of any kind. Considering that your daughter followed your course, I would suspect that the hair loss factors connects with genetic factors. Has your mother, aunt, sister have a propensity for hair loss like you? Without examining you in detail, I can not offer you other advice here but one modality we have to address thinning hair is Scalp MicroPigmentation (SMP). See HERE.