Birth Control Pills and Hair Loss

by Y on May 3, 2021

Birth control pills and hair loss is very common, I just don’t think that women know how common it is until they are affected by it.

I had made this video for instagram, and felt I wanted to share here, as I think more women should have this information and I also wanted to provide a home here for women to share their own experiences as well. If you want to view the comments that were shared on instagram, you can find the post on my IGTV there:

Birth Control pills can cause hair loss that is temporary, however, it can also kick in our genetic pre-disposition for hair loss and that is what I definitely believed caused the beginning of my hair loss in 1999 – Getting off the pill Loestrin FE.

Read My Hair Loss Story From August 2007, of “How Did I Get Here?

Some doctors believe that getting on a “hair friendly” pill can stabilize the hormones and help hair loss. In my opinion, there is no such thing as a “hair friendly” pill.

This is based on more than just my opinion or personal experience, but also because there are many women who have told me it was one of the frequently cited “hair friendly” pills that they believe caused their hair loss. I was asked by someone if there was a safe way to get off the pill, and the truth is, I don’t know the answer to this and I don’t know if there is one. I’m not a doctor – but I wanted to provide this video and space here for others to share their experiences and knowledge as that is always how I have felt we can learn best – from hearing from one another.

What I can share is that my one regret in my birth control pill history, other than taking the pill period, and other than getting back on it to try and treat my hair loss – Is that in 1999 I didn’t finish the pack. I stopped midway. I was 21, didn’t know any better and just stopped halfway through and went on my way. I don’t know if that had any negative impact on triggering androgenetic alopecia for me. The end result may have been the same regardless. I have no way to know, but if I had a do-over I would definitely finish the pack.

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Sending Much Love To All!

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Missinghairimenough August 7, 2021 at 9:26 pm

I haven’t posted in a while…thanks for being there for us. I’m so used to slapping on my wig, I forget sometimes the pain I have just under the surface. On the days when I “just want to put my hair in a ponytail.” I remember..oh no I can’t do that…I don’t have enough hair for that.


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