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Thread: Loss of hair

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    Snap - my sentiments exactly. But I'll add a request for longer eyelashes. They finally came back but now seem to have stopped growing. Hard to apply mascara onto nothing. Biggest surprise is now I like having short carefree hair.
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    Me too withm! I was sure I'd grow mine out and start coloring it again -- nope! Short and gray, with a small pink shock in the front.

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    When this thread was still posted it wasn't relevant to me as I was just hitting the cusp of menopause and hadn't noticed too much thinning hair. Now, three years later, I definitely have. My father was a baldy, and I know that gene comes from the father, so I do worry. My part is wider and the hair at my crown is thinner. I still have a lot of thickness through the back, but I am worried I will have to try Rogaine or wear hats at some point. Sigh...I don't like this one bit! My 82-year old mother has thin hair but really not much thinner than mine (at age 55, almost 56), but her father, my g-father, had thick hair until he died -- at 96! So I may end up with a problem. I have never mentioned it to my doctor or dermatologist but will at my next appointment.

    AZfiddle, if you are reading this, how pricey is Rogaine? I am sorry that you are going through this too. It is most unsettling!
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    It's about $50 for a 3 month supply. I gave up. I am thinking about going to a doctor to find out about a surgical option. My band mate went totally bald in his early 20's, but had a procedure that returned him to a full head of hair and gave me the name of his doctor. He is on a lifetime medication though...
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    Thanks for replying AZ! I could afford $200/year easily but not sure I want to put up with having to apply it, etc. I'm not to that point yet, but we'll see how things progress in the years ahead.
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    It doesn't work for everyone and the sooner you start the better chance of it working...
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    Quote Originally Posted by azfiddle View Post
    It doesn't work for everyone and the sooner you start the better chance of it working...
    Good point. I actually went on the Rogaine website and read up a little. It doesn't sound as difficult to apply or mess with as I remember it used to be (now only 1x per day with the mousse), and I'd forgotten that you can now get it OTC. I was remembering when it first came out for men and was Rx only. So, I may just give it a try. Thanks for the info!
    Emily

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