Hurrah – I made it through my crazy night yesterday. I got home and whipped together a barely-literate homework assignment and made it to class with 3 minutes to spare! Success. Luckily for me, Accounting class last night was pretty benign. There weren’t long math problems to figure out and most of it was concepts I have already covered many times in other classes. That’s the one thing I am not fond of: the repetitiveness. Last night’s class covered exactly what my other class covered last week. Well, at least there’s less to study even if I wish it were more practical and useful information. I’d like to learn something I can use, you know?
It’s been getting harder and harder to style my hair in the morning. By “style” I mean clip back in a barette or pull back in a low ponytail. The problem is my hair loss still isn’t slowing down. Every week I clean out my hair brush and inwardly despair at the huge clump that has fallen out. I would have thought it would have stopped by now. No dice. What little I have left is limp and somewhat frizzy despite oil treatments and extra conditioner. I can even see some balding spots on the sides of my temples and have to be creative with parts and clips to mask the spots.
Maybe I need a swank new haircut?
I’ve been trying to grow my hair out so I could have more options for wedding hair but I think with so little, it’s pulling even more no matter what I do. So… I think I’ll need to whack a few inches off and see if that helps at all. In the meantime, I keep reading about things to try to get hair to stop falling out. I’ve been doing the biotin and multivitamin but also read extra zinc can help. My protein is fine, so no problem there. This morning I read about blending a whole onion, castor oil, and vinegar and leaving it on your scalp for 3 hours. OMG. That sounds so wickedly nasty … but it would be my luck that something like that would actually work. –sigh–
Everything is better with cheese. I think the only way I could ever stop eating cheese is if it resulted in hair loss. Ha ha!
So I’ll admit I’ve been a bit depressed and down the past few weeks. I think the hair loss is a big part of it combined with the cold and dreary weather. Part of me thought I could hop back on the diet if I needed extra help to lose more weight and be able to fit into my wedding dress, but I don’t think I can risk anything that might prolong the fallout (pun intended). Since I just renewed my gym membership, I get another free assessment and mini personal training session and I’m hopeful to find some new exercises and ideas to help me get started.
In the meantime, I keep towel-drying my hair, being extra careful not to brush in full strokes, and use only the loosest and tiniest hair ties to reduce pulling on my scalp.
Maybe I should save all my hair and sprinkle it around my shrubs to ward off the rabbits.