Hair Loss in Women is More Common Than you Realize – @Nioxinproducts {#GIVEAWAY} #pgMom

Well over a year ago, my sister got married. It was a happy and wonderful time, but I think my body was experiencing more stress than I realized, because a terrible thing happened. I lost a chunk of my hair. One day, I was running my fingers through my hair (I feel like I need to cue some type of cheesy commercial music here) when all of a sudden my fingers hit a smooth, slippery patch of SCALP! I was completely bald in one spot and it wasn’t a small spot either (or to me it wasn’t), it was over the size of a twoonie!

Thankfully, I do have long hair and it was covered up quite nicely, but in that moment and for a while thereafter, I felt a sense of panic. I thought I might be very ill. Obviously, I went to the doctor and he ran some tests that all turned out fine, thank goodness! He said that the condition is called alopecia and is something that you are born with, but can quite possibly never occur. Over the next few months, my hair grew back and all was well. I learned that hair loss in women is much more common than I realized, as is issues with thinning hair as we get older!

Fast forward to this January when I had my hair up in a high pony tail and my daughter approached me one morning in this sweet, soft and empathetic sounding voice. She said, “Mommy, I don’t want to alarm you, so please stay calm, but I think you might want to take a look at your head in the mirror because you have that bald spot back again”. Sure enough, the same spot came back in the same location.

Neither time did I notice a chunk of hair come out so I’m not sure if it happened gradually or over night. Ever since having babies, my hair has never been the same and I regularly pull out strands of hair more than I ever used to before having children.

In fact, Nioxin Products has a wonderful video that explains the changes that a woman’s hair goes through during and after pregnancy that is worth watching:

Did you know that 75 per cent of new moms notice more hair shedding than normal after childbirth?

Nioxin is the #1 choice of hair stylists to deliver fuller, denser-looking hair and it was developed by a mom!
healthy scalp with nioxin products

Learn a bit more about women, hair loss and how it affects women psychologically here:

Stay tuned next week for my personal experience with Nioxin! I want women to be able to talk about their issues without being embarassed so let’s talk about hair loss in women together!

Do you have any personal experience with this or do you know a woman who is suffering from hair loss?

Prize: ONE winner will receive NIOXIN System Kit (including a cleanser, scalp therapy and treatment)
and a NIOXIN DiaMax Treatment
Giveaway Open to: Canadian Residents only, Quebec excluded (sorry)
Giveaway Ends: May 26th, 2014 11:59pm

Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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81 Responses to Hair Loss in Women is More Common Than you Realize – @Nioxinproducts {#GIVEAWAY} #pgMom

  1. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I have brown hair and its wavy

  2. Jan says:

    fine, straight blond hair that is getting a little thinner with age 8(

  3. Lushka204 says:

    Brunette with fine straight hair

  4. Lynda Cook says:

    my hair is a dirty blonde cut very short because it’s very fine and thin and that is the only way I can really keep it, which sucks

  5. sarah sar says:

    I am a brunette with fine, wavy hair. Getting thinner as I age!

  6. Siobhan says:

    I have wavy dark blonde hair.

  7. Darwin says:

    My wife is a brunette with fine straight hair

  8. Jennie Yuen says:

    I have thick black hair

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  10. Victoria Ess says:

    I have fine black hair.

  11. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I have thin but long brown hair.

  12. Jennifer P. says:

    I have fine, straight, blonde hair.

  13. Wendy Hutton says:

    I have grey fine straight hair and its getting thinner year by year

  14. Heidi C. says:

    I have very fine, frizzy dark blonde hair.

  15. teeslee says:

    I have thin black hair.

  16. Jenn L says:

    I have thick (but it’s thinning) black hair.

  17. Soozle says:

    I have wavy blonde hair that is getting thinner

  18. dor says:

    Dark brown / almost black = thinning for sure

  19. gizfarris says:

    Dark brown coarse hair.

  20. kathy downey says:

    Dark brown,starting to thin fine hair

  21. Jody Doncaster says:

    Dyed blonde, fine, and less and less of it I am finding!

  22. Dreena says:

    Dark brown and very fine hair.

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  24. Louise Gilbert says:

    dirty blond and its fine and thin

  25. Cynthia P says:

    I have very light brown/dark blonde, thin (and continually thinning), fine hair growing gray quickly . . . and in bad condition!

  26. Jennifer Soltys says:

    Blonde and fine/thin

  27. Erika E says:

    I have dark brown hair that’s quite fine.

  28. Natalie says:

    fine blonde hair

  29. Pam Fontaine says:

    My hair is auburn and is very fine.

  30. lori b says:

    I have dark brown hair that is extremely thinning

  31. Cheryl Grandy says:

    My hair is brown, going grey. It is fine, straight and limp.

  32. fossie55 says:

    Use to be brown. I color it to keep it that way. It is thin and limp.
    Florence c

  33. Danielle says:

    I have thin, straight, light brown hair

  34. Jennifer L. says:

    I have straight, brown hair.

  35. Barbara Hutcheson says:

    I have dyed blonde hair that is quite dry and frizzy at times

  36. nikki robak says:

    I have brown fine hair

  37. kristen visser says:

    my hair is brown and very thick, wavy, frizzy & dry

  38. Danielle Tarini says:

    Not sure what colour my hair is, grey and coloured ….I guess

  39. Heather, Mmm... is for Mommy says:

    I have brown, straight, thinish hair.

  40. karla says:

    I have brown,fine,thin hair!

  41. Lyndsey says:

    My hair is blonde, straight, long, dry and fly away

  42. leanne m says:

    blonde, thin hair

  43. jonnieh says:

    I have brown hair that’s naturally curly

  44. Brenda Penton says:

    I have brown hair that is curly.

  45. Lori Bazan says:

    I have blond hair that is slightly wavy

  46. Mary says:

    I have dark brown, colour treated, fine hair, that is long.

  47. Ms_Key says:

    I lose so much hair, I can’t imagine losing MORE strands after childbirth… I’m already leaving my shedding hair all over this new house, hahaha. I have A TON of hair, fortunately, so I don’t notice any effects of the hair loss, but I’m losing strands constantly. Interested to see your thoughts on this product!

  48. Ms_Key says:

    Oh, for entering the giveaway… I have brown hair, and it’s wavy/frizzy so I usually use a hair straightened if I’m not putting it back in a bun of some sort.

  49. Patrycja Trotter says:

    I had a random week where half my hair fell out and his never grown back. My ponytails are half the size they used to be.

  50. lyn21 says:

    I have brown thick hair but I’m always losing hair.

  51. Amy says:

    I have shoulder length light brown wavy hair

  52. Megan says:

    I have long curly hair. It is dry and brittle!

  53. Lisa says:

    I have semi-straight normal black hair.

  54. Donnas says:

    My hair is blonde, very curly and thick.

  55. Josie says:

    Brown, thick, straight long hair

  56. julie_bolduc says:

    Brown straight! !!!!! 😉

  57. angela mitchell says:

    I have brown fairly straight fine hair with some wave and a lot of frizz.

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  59. Jennifer Alger Morse says:

    I have blonde, naturally wavy hair.

  60. Christine says:

    Dark blonde, thin and slightly wavy.

  61. Julie G. says:

    I have brownish blondish wavy hair.

  62. Erika Birrell says:

    Brown, straight thick layered hair

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  64. caryn s says:

    I have thick curly brown hair!

  65. Juliee Fitze says:

    I have brown very fine and straight hair.

  66. Marilyn Nawara says:

    Dark Blonde Thick hair

  67. mommakoala says:

    I’m naturally grey, but only my hairdresser knows for sure. Presently I am chestnut, shoulder length.
    (Debbie W)

  68. DeAnna Branigan Keller says:

    I have brown very fine and straight hair

  69. writeanu says:

    I have black and wavy/curly hair.

  70. Stray_cat says:

    My hair is dirty blonde and medium length. My hair is very thin though, I really wish I had thicker hair!

  71. Jessica c says:

    My hair is blond and brown, I have long hair pass my shoulders. My hair is really thick I always need to get it thinned out.

  72. Tanya B says:

    brown and wavy

  73. Karin Dollery says:

    I have dirty blonde hair and I have quite thin hair.

  74. Surso S. says:

    since my wife will be the one to use this ill say her hair since i shave my head. she has dark brown wavy ridiculously thick down to her knees hair

  75. Lucy says:

    black hair

  76. Trish Hope says:

    I have dark brown hair that is wavy at the moment.On it’s own it has been POKER straight,curly,and wavy.Hormones from pregnancy and lactation greatly effected it’s thickness and texture.

  77. ToCo says:

    Color treated with red, and definitely could use some volume!

  78. Darci Paice-Bailey says:

    Dark brown, curly…that I Straighten!

  79. Lauren Eggers says:

    red, a mixture of straight & thin in the front, and wurly & coarse in the back.

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