How I’m dealing with hair loss

For many years, my hair has always been one of my most favourite features. I’ve had long hair, short hair and more recently shoulder length hair whilst adapting my hairstyle and colour to suit a particular phase in my life. I remember fondly back in college, I had my hair cut rather short (remember when Victoria Beckham had her short hair, that short!) much to my Mom’s distaste but I loved it. It was the one thing I could control and I felt comfortable with it.


In my late twenties, I noticed my hair was beginning to thin. I put it down to a number of things; overuse of the hair straighteners, colouring my hair with bleach on many occasions and not using the right products for my hair type. Little did I know that I was actually losing my hair as a symptom of polycystic ovaries syndrome (PCOS) and unfortunately there’s no magic pill to help with these symptoms.

Throughout pregnancy to my delight, my hormones helped thicken my hair but once my baby had arrived, I really suffered with hair loss. I would lose handfuls down the plughole, brushing my hair would result in a clogged up hair brush and there seemed to be tell tales signs of hair loss on my bedroom floor where I styled my hair. If I wear my fringe up on occasion, you’ll notice I have thin whispy hair where I’m having some regrowth which is taking forever to come back.

How I’m dealing with hair loss

Over the last few years, I’ve had to adapt my hairstyle to combat my thinning hair. Here’s how I’m dealing with it;

  • I’ve changed my parting on more than three occasions so the thin side isn’t so noticeable
  • I’ve left my hair to grow longer in between hair cuts
  • I’ve reduced the number of times I get my hair bleached and coloured
  • I’ve started using volumising and thickening hair care products (as recommended by Harley Street Hair Clinic)
  • I’ve reduced the number of products I use on my hair
  • I try and let my hair dry naturally at least once a week to reduce the damage I do to it when I’m using the hair dryer and the hair straighteners.

I’m trying everything I can to protect the hair I have. I know sooner or later I’ll have to have it cut shorter to make my hair appear thicker but I’m not ready for the chop just yet. I’m hoping using a thickening hair shampoo and conditioner will help but I’ve not yet being able to see the results.


I shall report back soon with how I’m getting on with the products sent from Harley Street Hair Clinic. Who knows, if they can help Wayne Rooney there may be hope for me yet!

Disclosure: I was sent the products mentioned in the post. All images and opinions are my own. 

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  • Reply Confessions of a New Mummy

    I’ll be interested to see how you get on with them Emma. I’ve become really self-conscious about mine as I’m losing a lot of it these days and I hate the thought that my once thick hair is getting thin (I hate how vain that makes me sound!). Hope it helps xx

    24/05/2016 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Jennifer Adams

    Well, I read your blog very keenly and I find my passion of new hair style in you. I am also a fan of Victoria Beckham and I had exactly same hair style like her. Now my hair is getting thin and I am shocked on this , you blog helps me a lot, Thanks.

    13/06/2016 at 4:08 pm
  • Reply larissa

    Very excited to see what these products do to your hair. Although endorsed and paid, I am definitely curious to see how these hair products will impact your dilemma with balding and losing hair! Thanks so much for sharing, I will definitely be on the lookout for more of your hair care posts!

    20/07/2016 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply Lisa Ann

    Nice story, try to use also some aloe vera, there are other also elements at market good for that, medicine advanced a lot on this issue

    14/12/2016 at 3:44 am
  • Reply Katy

    I have the same problem. And I don’t know what to do. Now with this post I can see that the problem can be solve. Thanks

    09/02/2017 at 9:57 am
  • Reply John Lester

    I suffer from the same problem. Thank for sharing this i will try it definitely

    08/08/2017 at 2:47 am
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