I’ve always had thick hair (well, not thick – my actual hair texture is quite thin, it’s just that I’ve always had lots of it), but since I gave birth four years ago, I’ve noticed that my hair has thinned considerably.
Thinning hair is to be expected after giving birth as your hormones begin to settle down and everything goes back to ‘normal’, but towards the middle of 2016, I started noticing that the hair fall in the shower after washing my hair is a whole lot more than usual – and it’s definitely been some time since I’d given birth, so it couldn’t be that. But then it happened: my hairdresser noticed that I had a little bald patch, which was caused by continually scratching and picking at my scalp.
My scalp tends to get incredibly itchy and irritated when I’m stressed out, or even when I use hair products that are too harsh. As someone who colours my hair frequently and is constantly trying new products to review, these reactions happen fairly often – and when I’m feeling stressed out, I tend to habitually and mindlessly pick at my skin, scalp, cuticles… anything to calm my nerves, really. So add an itchy scalp into the equation, and it meant that I ended up picking away at the skin on my scalp to such an extent that it caused hair breakage and even damaged my hair follicles in certain spots – hence the bald patch. It’s not a pretty topic to talk about, but it’s something that has bothered me constantly for the past few months and I’ve felt so much shame around it – but I know that I’m not alone in this, so I wanted to share my story. Writing this now, I really wish that I’d taken some ‘before’ photographs, but I think I was just so ashamed of my self-inflicted bald spot that I would rather pretend that it didn’t exist than even consider writing about it.
By the end of 2016, I was desperate to do something about my bald patch (it was no bigger than the nail on my ring finger, so I guess it wasn’t the end of the world, but to me it seemed huge) and I’d promised myself to become more self-aware and to stop myself whenever I caught myself scratching or picking at my scalp – way easier said than done, to be honest! I also wanted something that could hopefully reverse the damage and encourage hair growth, and that’s where Trichotin Hair Regenesis comes in.
Trichotin Hair Regenesis is an oral supplement that contains a plethora of vital nutrients that encourage hair growth and stimulate the regeneration of damaged hair follicles and skin cells – exactly what I was looking for. Now I’ll be honest and admit that I am not very disciplined in terms of taking my supplements on a daily basis, so I really had to commit to taking one caplet every single day in order to see results. No half-hearted attempts allowed! After a couple of false starts, I set a reminder on my phone and I recently completed one full course of Trichotin Hair Regenesis (that is, one tablet every day for 30 days), and I’ve already seen a visible difference in one short month. I’ll be continuing with Trichotin Hair Regenesis for a total of three months and I’ll report back on my results after the full course of treatment, but for now, I wanted to share my latest discovery with you – along with my thoughts after one month.
Quite possibly the biggest change I’ve seen so far is a rather unexpected one: my skin is looking so much brighter and healthier than ever before! I’ve had absolutely no breakouts this past month (apart from the occasional, hormonal spot – but nothing like the usual hormonal breakouts I experienced before I started using Trichotin). Things are about to get technical, but there’s really no better way to explain what Trichotin does: it contains Co-Enzyme Q10, an enzyme that is produced naturally in the body, with the skin being one of its most abundant sources. One of its vital functions is to assist in the release of energy within the cells in your body, but it’s also a well-known antioxidant that helps to neutralise harmful free radicals, which are responsible for premature ageing.
The addition of this one ingredient is enough to see a vast improvement in the overall appearance of your skin, but it doesn’t end there. Trichotin contains a powerful combination of vitamins and minerals that, along with Nettle Root Extract and Glycine, help to encourage the growth of collagen, the basic building blocks of your skin. So what does this all mean? Plumper, smoother, and clearer skin, of course!
Needless to say, these nutrients all work on the scalp as well and this has definitely been evident in the fact that my scalp isn’t half as itchy or irritated as it was before. This is good news because there’s no urge to scratch when there isn’t an itch, so my scalp has started to heal, and I’ve noticed quite a bit of regrowth at the site of my little bald patch, which is an absolute relief. I was so worried that I’d caused permanent damage to the hair follicles in this area and that my hair would never grow back!
I’ve also noticed that my hair has grown much quicker over the past month – something that is pretty evident in how quickly my fringe is growing! And another result that I’m absolutely loving? The fact that my nails are growing so much longer and stronger than usual! I usually prefer to keep my nails quite short, as they’re generally paper-thin and tend to break and peel quite easily, but they’re able to withstand a whole lot more ‘trauma’ than usual.
I think it’s pretty clear that I’m really impressed with the results since I started taking Trichotin Hair Regenesis, and if these are the results just over a month in, I can’t wait to see what my skin, hair and nails look like at the end of March! Watch this space, because I’ll definitely be sharing more in the near-future!