One of the things that often accompanies thyroid problem is hair loss. This is something that really bothers me. I used to have nice thick curly hair, which sometimes I do have to admit the thickness was annoying. Although, having my hair thinner is kind of nice, I really hate it that so much of it falls out. I find hair everywhere, some days more then other's and the longer it gets the more it falls out. Unfortunately, thyroid medications don't help because that can be one of the side effects: hair loss. TSH level to low, hair loss, TSH level to high, hair loss. EEEEEEEEEEK! So, what's a girl to do, I am tired of feeling like a shedding sheep or dog or cat ha ha. I really wish weight was that easy to lose. I have tried some things, but never been consistent enough to know if it actually works, but for those of you wondering what things may work here is a little bit of information.
1) Check your dosage of medication: I know for me when my dosage was really off, my hair really started falling out more. I also noticed that I have had less hair loss on Levoxyl vs Synthroid (which due to the recent Levoxyl recall, I am a little worried about going back on Synthroid)
2) Evening Primrose Oil : I have never tried this only because I have had a hard time finding it and there can be side effects as with most things.
3) Vitamins C and E
4) Biotin ( I did try this for a little while, but I really bad about taking pills so I don't think I saw the full effects)
5) Ojon and Aveda have thickening shampoos, again I haven't tried either I have samples of both which I plan to try soon, although I don't know how much benefit I would see from a small sample.
6) Keeping your hair at a manageable length, again I have noticed that as my hair gets longer it seems to fall out easier. Of course my hair is also naturally curly which tends to get a drier a little easier.
7) Fish oil
8) The amino acids: L-lysine and L-arginine can stimulate hair growth. You can take a supplement, or by eating foods such as poultry, fish, and legumes
9) coconut oil , now this I love !!! You do have to be careful because if you put to much you hair might feel to oil, but just the right amount is great! It smells good, and maybe it is just me but I do think it does help. I prefer buying the extra virgin organic it comes in a jar, kind of pricey but hey coconut oil has many uses. From cooking to skin.. here is a quick list I came across http://healthimpactnews.com/2011/80-uses-for-coconut-oil/
10) Rose Water: I have tried this consistently either because I haven't had a chance to buy some but again it makes your hair smell nice and it has many other benefits. My hairdresser told me about this one.
That's about all I can think of right now, if anyone else has any other ideas please share! I hope this is helpful to all :)