Ever since high school, I've had fairly thin and fine hair. I was okay with it, because I never had thick hair to deal with. Sometimes I wished my hair was a little thicker, but I've overall been happy with what I've been able to do with my hair.
In the last few months, however, I've seen an increase in the amount of hair that I've been shedding. It was starting to scare me a little bit, so I did all kinds of google searching, talked to a girl at the salon, and talked to my doctor. Everyone said what I had read online:
-you lose 150 to 200 strands of hair per day
-you shed more in the summer because it's hot
-etc etc etc
During this time, I was having my thyroid medicine checked, I had changed birth control, and I had changed my exercise habits. All of these things were things that were suggested to increase shedding. Of course everyone said to wait it out...but I didn't like worrying. So, with the suggestion of my doctor and hair stylist, I started taking vitamins and supplements.
*cue* angels singing.
Oh My Gosh. Do you take vitamins? It's amazing how much of a difference it's made in just the two weeks that I've been taking them. I'm taking a multi-vitamin for women, biotin, and B-12. My doctor said I should also take calcium, but I haven't run out to get that yet.
I have legitimately gone from seeing what seemed like hundreds of strands of hair falling out per day to seeing no more than 30 or 40 in the shower. It's been such a sense of relief for me. Aside from the wanted effects that it has had on my hair, I've also seen an improvement in my nail growth! It's the Biotin. They're growing faster, and they're growing stronger.
It's not necessarily something that girls and women like to talk about, but I would really encourage you if you have thin or fine hair or feel like you're losing more than you should (or really just if you breathe) to start taking vitamins! The positive effect I have seen already has been fabulous! Of course, you should obviously talk to your doctor, but I was so skeptical about the vitamin recommendation when people would mention it. I just didn't want to buy into it. It seemed silly.