Oh hi, I'm back again, a mere NINE YEARS after this thread was first started. I just read the entire thing and I hope LOTS of the original posters come back for an update.
Funny thing happened to MY hair. I've had a hellish YEAR (all detailed in Dancing With Cancer section) and while I had no chemo to trash my hair, it DID start drifting out of my head at an ALARMING rate. A friend sent me an article explaining that it was actually TELLOGEN EFFLUVIUM. (what?) That's a particularly brilliant thing our bodies do in a response to WAY too much surgery and massive wounds to heal. Without checking with our brains, this brilliant body simply re-directs the energy that WOULD be spent on growing and maintaining hair to the wounds. That's EXACTLY what was happening. It wasn't coming out in clumps (thank the Goddesses) but just drifting out all over, so nobody really knew but me. I lost 2/3 of the VOLUME and MOST of it was the SILVER ones!!!! I'm left with thinner dark brown hair with all the new, crazy silver ones coming back on TOP. I took the opportunity to trim bangs (that I haven't had in DECADES because without some blow-dryer straightening, they curl to the sides like a water buffalo) but they're working. Now that the nightmare chapter is over, the surgeries are over, I'd like to get on with re-growing one SPECTACULAR head 'o hair. (without having to gag down any seaweed, thank you!)
Where's everybody else?