When our beauty columnist Sibley Berty began suffering from hairloss at the age of 21, she was shocked. Originally posted on: I Need To Get My Kit Together.
For the past year and a half or so I’ve been suffering from hair loss. I want to share with you my story as well as ways to stop hair loss and encourage healthy regrowth. A couple of months into my hair loss I started to feel – as my friends like to put it – rather sloth-like; exhausted to the point that simply getting up and doing my make-up was tiring.
Of course that in itself rang alarm bells! I had a blood test which confirmed that I was both anaemic and deficient in folic acid. I didn’t understand how this could have happened, because in general I have a balanced, healthy diet, and a stress-free lifestyle. After doing rigorous research it dawned on me that simply being on the pill long-term was accountable for my state of lifelessness and low self-esteem. I was shocked by this information because it was completely new to me. Of course I started taking iron prescribed by my doctor and folic acid supplements, and within a month my hair loss had subsided. If you’ve been on the pill for a while, I would strongly encourage you to take iron and folic acid supplements, or simply a multivitamin.
Since I began using all of these products along with my supplements, my hair loss has stopped. Hooray!