Thursday, November 30, 2006

Am I Balding?

Every so often the question pops up in my mind. Every so often I worry. The concern usually passes after a few days, but inevitably returns.

And when it does, I wonder if I have cause for concern. You see, I have long thick strands of jet-black hair. And I shed like crazy. As in, when I wake up I have about 10 long strands of hair stuck to me (and I know it's not Hubbs' hair because it's black and long and thick). If I gather my hair together and gently run my hand down the length of my pseudo-ponytail, I end up with a couple more strands.

This happens *every* day. I have to vacuum our carpets because of my dark long hair.

So, do I have alopecia? Am I going to be a bald-y?

The last time I asked a doctor, he thought I was being paranoid. Let's hope that is the case, but I'm not so sure! =S


Anonymous said...

Speaking as the man who sees your hair every day, there's no way you're going bald, and you have the best hair ever, because YOU ARE THE BEST!!!

I love ya,

Justice~! said...

Who is *THIS* guy? We're having words tonight!!! ;)

Vanilla Con said...

What the?!? Who is this anonymous stranger??

Anyways, I'm sure there's not a real cause for concern. It just maybe happens that you and I take after Mom more so than the other 2 siblings who take after is life :)

Natalie said...

I think it is simply because you have long hair that you notice. I think peopel shed thousands of hairs a day but we only notice when there are long ones.

Wynn said...

as a person who takes a massive handful of hair out of her brush every day! and constantly pulls hair off of clothing/food/furniture/pets/himself's beard in the morning, and actually has a balding mother who went out and bought a wig but refuses to wear it because it makes her look like carol channing... you got no worries hon

Mrs. Loquacious said...

Thanks for the reassurance, everyone. It may be that my hair is long, so it feels like a lot of hair loss, or it may be that I *do* have a propensity for "thinning" (a la my mother's side), or it may be that I have an overactive paranoia gene.

It sure FEELS like a lot though, especially when there are bunches of hair coming off of my scalp and into my hands during my showers or even when I have to try and clean up my floors and find myself with an unsightly large bundle of strands in my hands. =S

But a wig isn't a big deal, right? Lots of celebrities wear wigs, so if ever the time came for drastic measures, I'm set (I hope). And there should be no risk of me looking like Carol Channing. ;)

superstarjo said...

Would you rather have the opposite problem of having hair so thick that:

1) Salons charge you extra to dye it
2) You get headaches from the weight of it
3) It takes forever to dry
4) You uses twice, if not three times, the amount of shampoo as everyone else

I've come to terms with my huge head of hair. I figure you gotta play the hand you're dealt.

Ontario Emperor said...

You say that your mother's side of the family has thinning hair. What about your mother herself? When, if ever, did her hair start thinning?

When I was in college, I knew someone who had long, beautiful hair. She told me, however, that she'd probably lose a lot of it by age 30. Don't know if she was right or not.

Mrs. Loquacious said...

Hard to say when she started thinning, but her hair is thinner up top now; she doesn't have bald patches per se but definitely there are patches with less-dense amounts of hair. =/

And Superstar - I'd rather be dealt your cards ;)

Wobbly*Bits said...

Oh my God I live in constant fear of this!! I'm sure my hair ISN'T thinning, but everyday I think there are more hairs in the shower, or in my brush, or my part shows more scalp! Gah! I love my hair!!!

Mrs. Loquacious said...

I love my hair, too. All 30 strands that are left =S

Wobbly*Bits said...

Oh shut it you!

Ontario Emperor said...

And I thought that people screamed in the shower because a psycho was killing them. Are we saying that people scream in the shower when they see their own hair? Will Hitchcock film a scene in which the last strand of a person's hair goes down the drain?

Mrs. Loquacious said...

Hitchcock would have an instant hit on his hands if he made use of your idea! ;)