Thank you for all the birthday wishes, I really enjoyed the day.
I've noticed recently that I'm losing more hair - now we're not talking handfuls here (thank goodness!!), but there's definitely many more loose hairs on my pillow in the mornings, and on my jumpers - even husband (and men are notoriously unobservant) has noticed and commented on it. I'm not sure whether it's a result of all the stress and anxiety recently, or a side effect of the medication I'm taking for the stress - bit of both, probably. How ironic if the anti-stress meds are causing my hair to fall out and induce even more stress. Losing my hair has always been a fear of mine, although it's probably in my genes as my Mum has lost loads of hair, hers is very thin now, poor old thing.
I think hair, for a woman, is such an integral part of our feminine selves, isn't it? I know lots of men hate losing their hair and do all sorts of ridiculous things to make it seem like they're not - painful implants, bald on top but growing the back hair into a long ponytail, a la Francis Rossi of Status Quo. Or the utterly stupid long combover, like Trump's pile of fluffy Weetabix. How any man can look in the mirror and think that a combover, particularly such an obvious one as Trump's, looks good, I really don't know. Men - it doesn't, it's just RIDICULOUS!! I actually like bald men - just as well as husband has been losing his hair for donkeys years - and I know lots of women do. But for a woman, losing our hair is quite traumatic - it makes me feel vulnerable and lacking in confidence. I don't know how I'd cope if I had cancer and all my hair fell out due to the treatment....bit of a shallow thing to say really, actually staying alive is far more important.
If anyone knows of any supplements to take, or miracle (but cheap!) hair treatments to try, that actually help to make the hair look thicker, or even promote new growth, I'd be interested. I did read about one a few months ago - can't remember what it was, but it wasn't cheap and you apparently need to continue with it forevermore, or it'll just stop working.
And talking of hair and how we women feel about it, Sheila of Life is too short to iron teatowels blog is having her head shaved for charity today - what an incredibly courageous thing to do! She's amazing.