Please Help My Hair... Advice Wanted!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

I've been noticing this problem... We'll call it my hair having a mind of it's own. I used to have this awesomely beautiful hair back before my thyroid decided to give out (thyroid problems cause many other problems with your body I'm coming to find out).

 It was long and beautiful and actually did what I told it most of the time. I've always had a problem with having very thin hair, but it always looked very good. It looked healthy and I'm sure the fact that I rarely blow dried it helped.

Once my thyroid stopped working it went from beautiful to straggly and just plain ugly. It looked like I put a blow drier to it 12 times a day. So not true though.

It got to the point where I hated my long dead end hair so much that I went and whacked it all off. Yes, I whacked it off. I showed the lady at the salon a picture and she looked at it and looked at me and asked if I was sure because she would be cutting so much off. I told her I was positive. I was tired of it looking horrible all the time.

Post-Thyroid Problems Hair CutSo after having hair that was in my mid back, I went to this cute and stylish hairstyle. I loved it. I thought it was fun and fit me so well. I also felt like my hair looked much more healthy most of the time. The only problem was that I began to miss my long hair.

I started growing it back out and it has been a very long process. I've grown my hair a pretty good length, but I still want it to be a few inches longer. But I am starting to have a problem again.

You know how your hair looks when you blow dry it unprotected? Yeah, those dead ends and frizzy look. I'm having that like crazy.... but I never blow dry my hair. I let it air-dry...every day. And when it finally dries it looks frizzy, and poofy and I just don't like it.

I've started using shampoo/conditioner that has Keratin in it and I feel like that helped some but not a drastic amount. Does anybody else have this problem? What do you do to make your hair more "manageable" and less like a poodle that has stuck its tongue in an electrical outlet. 
Please help my hair!
The girl with the unwanted big hair!

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  1. Have you tried some Moroccon oil? Works wonders for my thick frizzy curly hair. Worth a shot. Maybe get some deep conditioning treatments too.

  2. I wish I had some advice, but I have to say I love your hair long and short!

  3. I use the Aveeno Nourish and Moisturize line and it has worked miracles in my hair. I would also suggest getting some Fructis Garnier Sleek & Shine leave in conditioner, you can just put a dime size amount on your hands and rub it into your ends after you shower. I have ridiculously long hair and the longer it has gotten, I feel like the thinner it has gotten.

    Hope that helps!

  4. I use Joico. It's more expensive, but it's worth it! My hair is a lot less frizzy and feels a lot healthier ever since I started using it two years ago. Added bonus: my husband loves the smell of it. He buries his face in my hair whenever I wash it.

  5. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a few months ago. I had been having problems with my hair (breakage, mostly) prior to being being diagnosed. I started synthroid (112 mcg) about 2 months ago. My hair has been falling out and is now very thin. The texture is just horrible. I understand what you mean about the "hairdryer". I feel like the hair has a mind of it's own. I can hairspray it down with a mega hold spray, but it seems to become very unruly and fly-away. It's so frustrating and depressing. I have been searching the internet constantly. I started taking evening primrose oil supplements, biotin, and other vitamins to try to help. I use a keratin spray on my hair. All I keep reading is that it takes time for the medicine to regulate your thyroid. In the meantime, I have an appointment to get my hair cut on Saturday. I don't want to cut it, but it looks so stringy and unhealthy. I also wonder about getting it colored. I have grays that I have re-touched every 8 weeks. I just don't want to damage my hair any more. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!