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Bulimia free 6 mos, will my hair ever fully recover?

I was bulimic for about 4 years. I am proud to say I've been b/p free six months and I feel so free and so much better. But I want to know will my hair ever fully recover the damage of bulimia? I used to have such thick hair it would actually annoy me. Now it's a fraction of what it used to be four years ago and its breaking my heart. I just want my hair back. I've noticed some new little hairs growing in but nothing major. I just want to know, especially from girls who have experienced what I'm going through, will my hair ever fully recover? And if so, how long will it take? I'm tired of clip in extensions Sad I just want my hair back...
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replied November 23rd, 2018
The scalp should first be examined to address any local cause such as a fungal infection or dermatitis. Nutritional deficiencies and their manifestations should be looked for and corrected including iron, zinc , calcium and magnesium.


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