October 12, 2007

My forehead is growing

It all started a couple years ago. My shower drain started clogging pretty regularly. Then I noticed hairs on my pillow when I woke up. And finally, I noticed the tan line on the top corner of my face. There was no doubt about it. I was losing my hair. Man, I can even bring myself to type it. I wasn't just losing hair - I was going bald! But what could I do? Buy Rogaine? Stop using Head and Shoulders? Eat more... crap, what food grows hair. Hair is protein, so maybe eat more meat and beans? I always promised myself that if I went bald, I'd never do the comb-over thing, or buy a wig. Hey, maybe I could try Hair Transplant Surgery! That could work.

It got to the point where I had to talk to my friends about it. Their first reaction was to try to be supportive by saying, "You're not losing your hair!" "I don't see what you're talking about." And other nice little lies. But denial was over for me - I needed help.

The first step was to stop using anti-dandruff shampoo. Yes - it strips out the dead skin, but it can also damage hair follicals, especially when you are already losing hair. I never did find a magic "hair growth" food - but eating right does help.

As it stands now, my hair isn't where it used to be, but the retreat to the back of my head has stopped, or at least slowed down so much I can't tell the difference. If it hadn't of stopped, I might have had to sign up for the surgery. Thank God it did stop.

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