For women with PCOS & other hormonal issues, hair is a big deal. You get too much hair in some places, well everywhere but your head. On your head, you lose it. PCOS causes an excess of testosterone, leading to male pattern baldness, as well as male pattern body hair (excess hair on the chest, back, hands & feet, butt, all the manly places, also thicker & darker) & the the dreaded facial hair.
My biggest problem was thinning hair. When I was younger my hair was so thick I had it thinned out when I had my hair cut. Last year I realized I was losing a bird’s nest of hair every day. No matter how many times I brushed it, more hair was always coming out. I would brush it before I washed it, still lose lots of hair in the shower, & later I could pull at my hair & come away with several more strands. The shower was full, the garbage can was full (after I brushed it really did look like a bird’s nest in the can), & there was hair everywhere in the apartment. Granted, I do have long hair which adds to the volume of my hair piles.
I could see my scalp without parting my hair for the first time in my life. I’m vain when it comes to my hair, so thiat was a big deal for me.
What is a modern gal to do when she has a problem? To the interwebz!