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following Depression hair began shedding, continues

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This is related to depression. I went through about a week and a half of depressions (what I believe was). Lack of appetite, trouble sleeping and crying randomly. Immediately my hair began to shed. I understand that hair usually sheds 2-3 months after a stressful period,(telegenic effluvium is what it's called) but mine started right when I became depressed. I don't have bald patches anywhere, it's just all over shedding. It's been going on for about a month now, my hair doesn't really feel thinner yet but I know it will if this contiues. I can wear my hair down or else it'll be all over. I wear it in loose buns. Brushing it is emotionally difficult because my hair brush will be full in 2 strokes. I'm 19 and female. I feel like I'm slowly getting uglier and uglier. I'm not depressed anymore, I feel back to myself. But it's still shedding. It makes no sense to me. I eat healthy and exercise. How long should I expect this to occur, since it can't be telogen effluvium? What is happening?


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replied May 1st, 2014
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Thank you for asking!
hair fall at the age of 19 with no associated dermatologic alopecia condition is innocuous. So all you need to do is stop worrying, use precautionary measures and good care of hair like low traction ribbon, avoiding dryers, combing after air dried hair , oiling them with coconut and moisturizer oils, stop feeling uglier, had it been the case britney spear would have been the ugliest :P
Seek a dermatologist if the problem persists. I dont see any trouble. WHat a girl of 19 years think healthy might not be healthy from a nutrition point of viewSeek a nutritionist for a healthy dietary plan for that is an important ingredient in healthy proteinaceous hair growth.
Also hair is genetic, ethnic , regional and hormonal too. Something you cant do anything about.
Stop shedding your remaining hair with useless worries.
Take care


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