I’m not one to complain, but I really despise having PCOS. I mean—I REALLY hate it. I hate the cramping, I hate feeling tired 24/7, I hate feeling depressed, I hate my mood swings, I hate taking medication every single day, but the two most irritating things I absolutely hate the most, are my thinning hair, and plucking my face. Sorry. I really had to get everything off my chest. This weekend, I spent a whopping 45 minutes tweezing my chin and the sides of my face—and three days later, its already growing back. So much for my meds regulating this, right? Well, I do have to admit that the facial hair was much worse before being diagnosed and starting any types of meds. I’m taking Spironolactone 100mg, twice a day, Metformin 500mg twice a day, and Balziva birth control. I mean, I’m not a hairy scary monster or anything, but the hair is just soo annoying! I can’t even up my Metformin dosage because then I’ll be suffering with nausea, gas, diarrhea and horrible cramps, like I did when I was on 2000mg. It’s a no-win situation for me.
What I want to know, is how are you ladies dealing with the facial hair? Do you have any tips, any suggestions that can be of help? I’d gladly appreciate any advice I can get, other than my usual Saturday dates with the tweezers and close up mirror.
As for the thinning hair, that’s another huge pain in the tush. I used to have such long, thick beautiful hair, and now it’s like thin strands of hay. I’ve been using a coconut oil/ honey treatment once a week. I have to say, it’s really helping a lot, and I highly recommend it! It helps the growth as well as rejuvenates the hair, leaving it softer, shinier and healthier looking.
Coconut Oil/honey Hair Treatment
Things you will need:
- ¼ cup Coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Small Bowl
- Shower cap
Step by step:
- In a small bowl, combine and mix together the coconut oil and honey
- Using hands, massage the mixture into hair.
- Put hair in clip, then cover with shower cap
- Leave in for about 20-30 minutes. ( usually shave my legs while I’m waiting lol)
- Shampoo/Condition as usual. (I sometimes shampoo twice, just to make sure its all out)
- Style as usual
For hair growth, I also:
- Use any type of shampoo/conditioner with volume
- Take Biotin 5000mcg every day
Let me know what you think---Also, please let me know about the plucking situation! Thanks Ladies :)