Day 84 – well hellloooo hair

Day 84

I’ve always had thin and let’s face it rather lank hair but lots of it. Over the years this has made it hard to grow and prone to splitting. I always thought the poor growth was due to gene’s and the fact I bleached it with highlights every 6 to 8 weeks which made my hair so dry and brittle at the ends.

However, when walking with my mum last week she commented how thick and healthy my hair looked. Which frankly shocked me as a) my mum never compliments ever and b) it’s never looked thick. I’d also noticed it felt thicker but didn’t know if that was just wishful thinking.

Between day 20 and day 50 a ton of hair fell out, which I put down to a change of hormones since having BB. I’d also lowered my heart meds and thought that might have contributed. I’m now of course wondering was it due to abstaining from alcohol?

After turning to trusty google, I’ve come across a blog “waking up the ghost” who states alcohol raises estrogen levels which if elevated can cause hair loss. Drinking alcohol also lowers your zinc and folic acid as well as depleting vitamins B and C all which are essential for healthy hair. I also recall the wonderful Claire Pooley writing about this phenomenon in her blog.

Further googling brings me to the alcohol guide which also points out that high alcohol assumption also often results in poor food choices (hello dominos or a trusty kebab), which have a knock on affect in skin and hair health.

So I think (well hope) maybe that’s why I’ve suddenly got thick swishing locks? Either way I’m not complaining, I’m ecstatic.

Have any of you noticed this?


JS x

Published by lifesippingaway

36 years old, wife, stay at home mum, outdoors lover, wild swimmer, starting the journey to an AF life

9 thoughts on “Day 84 – well hellloooo hair

  1. Brilliant! My hair seems to go in stages but it’s definitely improved since I gave up the booze. It can get thinner if I don’t eat healthily and I suspect my anxiety and depression impacts as well as the meds. Looking at all those factors I’m grateful I have any at all! 🤣 xxx


  2. It’s been a long time for me. I forget…

    My hair falls out when I am stressed. My stylist and I joke about it. I have extremely thick, long hair and it looks amazing when done (I get it blown out weekly as it has become my treat to myself). Nicer than ever in my life…and I will soon be 49.

    I do think after quitting it improved. It grew longer.I’m pretty sure I had some b deficiencies.

    Lots of alcohol impacts we don’t notice…scary!

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