About 6 weeks ago I started losing much larger amounts of hair when washing than before. It raised a little red flag in my brain but when I went to my hairdressers two weeks later, tons came out when she was washing out the hair dye - she's been my hairdresser for more than twenty years so knows my hair well. So her saying about it raised a second, but larger, red flag.
I was going on holiday the next day and she told me to go and relax, that it might be stress. On holiday it continued, maybe got worse. I became very aware of every strand leaving my head so it's possible I'd started stressing about it now, ironically!
I've been back from holiday a couple of weeks and it's still continuing - I have quite long hair (to the bottom of my should blades) and where I'd lose a fifty pence piece worth of hair with each wash, my normal, I'm now losing a small handful. Literally when I'm running my fingers through my hair with conditioner they take huge chunks out.
I've been trying not to research too much into this, and wondered if you ladies may have experienced this and any suggestions you may have. I have read about estrogen dominance as we age (I'm 40) and that progesterone cream has been known to help, but have also read horror stories about that. You can see why I stopped reading!
Thank you to anyone who can offer advice. My hair is thinner though I don't have any bald spots (yet) it seems only a matter of a couple more weeks of this so I feel time is getting critical to deal with it.