I have noticed quite a bit of hair loss on the top of my head (crown area) through the years (since son was born 14 yrs. ago and then had an underactive thyroid). I have baby fine hair to start with, so any additional hair loss is quite noticeable.
It's only on top that it's really thin. I keep asking my hairdresser about this. She says all the shampoos that claim to regrow hair don't work. I have gotten some shampoos that are made for fine hair and it does help "plump" up the hair follicles. Unfortunately, it doesn't give me more hair, just helps make what I have look fuller. My hairdresser also suggested I change my part. Doing a side part versus a center part.
If people notice it, they aren't saying anything. I notice it though and it does bother me. I try to hide it as best I can.
To some people hair is just hair. I know that. I don't know how to explain how it makes you feel when you are losing something so visible that everyone can see. With a cancer patient who is undergoing chemo treatments, hair loss more or less comes with the treatment. It grows back. I am not a cancer patient. I haven't seen any "regrowth" of my hair - if anything, I see more hair loss each time I comb my hair. I'm trying not to be so vain - my hair doesn't define me, but I do like having hair on my head!
My hairdresser also suggested that I try one of the hair pieces they make for people with alopecia. They have combs that just clip into your natural hair to give you more volume. Hey, the movie stars gets extensions and wear wigs, we can too.
I have a girlfriend who has worn a wig ever since I have known her (over 20 yrs.) - I'm going to call and ask her about all this. I don't know where she gets her wig(s) at - whether local or thru the internet. I would like to try some on first before I go and order something.
Just one more thing to add to our daily routine . . . . a girl is going to need an extra hour in the morning just putting all the lotions, potions, taking pills, mouth care, eye drops, hair pieces in place to just get out the door.
Ahhhh, the joys of Sjogren's. NOT!!