Help! I'm losing my hair!
Hi, all...I am a 64 year old female....I have always had fine, thin hair, but last year about this time, a big bunch of my hair came out all at once. It even stopped growing for a long time, but is growing now.....however, when new hair comes in, it doesn't seem to stay very long, but comes out fairly quickly. Here's the thing: I don't see hair all over the place, I don't have dandruff or sores on my scalp. But, my scalp does itch intensely, and sometimes even feels painful. I wash my hair every other day, color with semi-permanent color about once a month. I will also mention that I experienced a very painful divorce about 3 years ago, and subsequently lost a lot of weight (don't know if this has any bearing on things). Also, about a day after washing my hair, it feels...how do I put this....funny, oily, but not exactly oily. It just lays oddly, it doesn't even feel like it used to feel. Is this just normal aging, or anyone have any thoughts? I want to see a dermatologist or endocronologist (sp?) as soon as I have saved enough money. Thanks for any insight.