video: hair + hypo

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I have hypothyroidism. I was diagnosed when I was around 17 years old, but I suspect it started around the time I was 15. I’ve had years to deal with the symptoms and side effects of my illness, and the medication I take to manage it, so I’ve started sharing my experience in an effort to raise awareness and help others.

Today, I’m talking hair. My hair was one of the first indicators when I was diagnosed: it was falling out in major clumps. The kind where my fist was full of strands whenever I ran my fingers through my hair. It’s also one of the first indicators when my hormones went out of balance and I needed to have my meds adjusted: it dried out and refused to grow.

It’s growing again, but I’m still dealing with dryness (especially after an ill-judged color experiment), so today I’m sharing what I’m doing to deal with the aftermath of hormone imbalance and bad decision-making.

Products below the break. 

 

  • Camellia seed oil (I use this brand)
  • Giovanni 2Chic Repairing conditioner
  • Olivia Garden Healthy Hair wooden brush
  • the Wet Brush (classic and boar hair brush)
  • Function of Beauty shampoo 
    Interested in trying it? I have a referral link: https://5be19272071e5.functionofbeauty.com

My blend

HAIR TYPE

straight + fine + normal

FRAGRANCE

essential oils

GOALS

+ replenish hair
+ strengthen
+ lengthen
+ nourish roots
+ soothe scalp

Not mentioned, but an essential part of my hair growth journey:

  • Solgar B complex
  • Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

Author: gricel d.

writer. librarian. cat lady.

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