Should I cut off my straight ends?

kunoislayrkunoislayr Registered Users Posts: 2
edited November 2017 in Transitioning
Hello. I just registered for getting some serious advice.
When I was young I had genetically thick long hair. They were curly and unmanageable so I had to keep chopping them off. Then I straightened them during teenage twice and nothing affected its volume as much... Around 22 I developed a psychotic disorder and developed PCOS around the same time. So Iam thinking when I straightened my hair at 26 years, the PCOS caused extreme thinning as hair fell off in clumps.
I already underwent my PCOS treatment , she took scans and she told me my cysts are small. But I am getting unwanted hair under my chin that I have to trim out.
Another internist 2 years ago took blood test and told me it is due to Vitamin D deficiency as well as dandruff. I dont have dandruff anymore.
I went to another doctor recently- he gave rogaine and told me its due to stress from my hallucinations. Those stress tablets are all used up and my insurance expired so I have no way to get treated.

Nothing worried me as severely except when I lost weight rapidly. The sudden weight loss caused more extreme shedding leaving bald patches.
My only choice now is to try natural remedies to regrow hair and wash it less often. I have gone all natural now and the more care I try to take the more it distresses me to only see myself lose more hair.
I need advise on whether I should cut out my straight ends or hold onto them? When is it time to let go? Is it what is causing the hair thinning? Will cutting them off be a good idea or will I regret it? Please advise.

I am attaching what it looks like from behind. Keep in mind I am distressed because this is 1/8 th of what I had. I need to know if having dead hair will effect my hair thinning and maintenance in any way. I keep trimming the split ends once in two months but I need to know not just to give the illusion of thickness but will not cutting the damaged hair effect the new hair growth in any way. Is holding on to straight ends doing more harm than good?
I don't go out anymore or socialise due to my depression so looks isn't what I am concerned about. I can keep them but if it causes more shedding then I will cut it.

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  • Therese1Therese1 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
    I'm sorry to hear about all of your health problems. I know that several people on the forum have mentioned that iron deficiency can cause hair loss. Do you think you may have iron deficiency?

    I don't think that your straight ends should affect your new hair growth. I do believe that most people transitioning end up chopping the straight hair off because it's just too damaged.
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  • kunoislayrkunoislayr Registered Users Posts: 2
    Therese1 wrote: »
    I'm sorry to hear about all of your health problems. I know that several people on the forum have mentioned that iron deficiency can cause hair loss. Do you think you may have iron deficiency?

    I don't think that your straight ends should affect your new hair growth. I do believe that most people transitioning end up chopping the straight hair off because it's just too damaged.

    Thank you. I appreciate the support
    Yes my sister was pregnant and gave me all her iron tablets I am consuming them now longwith Royal Jelly supplement. I am not sure if there is an effect. I have also been eating dates and almonds.
    Perhaps it will take months to take effect.
    My blood tests didn't show much anaemia but perhaps it is the case now and I haven't checked since my insurance expired in May. My hormones are fluctuating all the time due to the medication so its hard to tell without going to a hospital.

    How can one tell if it is damaged? Okay I think I will grow it out too and remove it once I am happy with the current length. As you can see if I chop off now its going to get short and I will be more depressed at loss of length. That's a relief to know the ends will not stunt my new hair growth. I thought maybe it was breaking off because of the chemical damage of older strands.
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Moderators Posts: 10,840 Curl Virtuoso
    I'm so very sorry for your health problems. I don't think cutting off the ends will affect your new hair growth. 
    BTW, can you sign up for the Affordable Care Act? Will that help you with insurance? 

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!

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