I am a 28 yr old female with very thick curly hair. Recently I have noticed it is thinning, and I believe it is either from the stress from my divorce , and / or all the medication I have been on lately. Antibotics and Xanax. I have started a good protein diet, but any other products or tips would be extremely helpful.
I’m a few years older than you but have the same problem. I actually went to a dr about it because I was freaking out about why my hair was thinning so badly. My dr did a few tests to see if there was anything wrong with my liver or kidneys, and passing both of those decided to do a strand test to see if I was having this weird horomone flux. They sent off my strand and indeed find out that I was in this 7 year cycle that some women fall into. Apparently alot of stress can trigger it. What happens is that there is a three month period in which your hair will fall out massively and thin badly, then a 3 month period follows in which it’s dormant and does nothing, after this it starts to grow again. How long it grows is random but the cycle is supposed to be every 7 years or so. He told me to take hair vitamins (was in my dormant phase at the time) because they’re rich in everything I need to make more beautiful, thicker hair. He told me also to stay away from products like rogaine because these tend to make the hair come in while using it, but if you decide to quit using it then your hair will fall out even more then before you started (which scares the crap out of me).
I’m consistantly under alot of stress (sick child, big job, relationship, family) so I’m not helping it any by also stressing about my hair falling out (which I was, a lot). He also told me to cut back on caffine alot (coffee especially) and to stop straightening my naturally wavy hair. I’ve followed all of his advice to the letter and have watched my hair get alot better, but still not as thick as it was before all of this started happening. My hair dresser also knew about this cycle and recommended some styling tips so that I didn’t look a mess (wavy hair is unbelievably frizzy) and didn’t suffer from unneeded products or treatments (she managed to talk me out of coloring my hair for two years…good woman). She cuts my hair every 6 weeks now and helps me keep an eye on it.
My advice to you is to get a good hair dresser and dr to take a look at your hair. Both will help you watch what’s going on and help to fix it. Also start taking those hair vitamins I mentioned, they’re pretty amazing for your hair, skin, and nails. The meds you’re taking might truly also be a culprit so maybe talk to your dr about that also. Remember though, there is no overnight fix for this. Regrowing your hair and even noticing a difference can take weeks, so don’t despair.