How I Finally Got New Hair Growth: It’s not what you think!
I’ve always had really fine hair. I actually loved it most of my life. It used to be easy to maintain, just comb and go. Now that I’m older, the texture has changed, and it’s frizzy. I have to straighten it often. It’s also pretty grey, so I have it colored. But these things are the least of my concerns!
After my second child is when I really noticed my hair falling out.
I thought it just had to do with post-partem hormonal shifts. I read that you can lose your hair after giving birth, but I lost massive amounts! On each side of my head, I had complete, missing, triangle patches on my head. I was devastated!
It was then that I began my journey of trying to figure out how to get my hair to stop falling out. I tried everything out there, from over the counter products, to having the doctor keep me on prenatal vitamins. I tried Hair-Skin-and Nail vitamins, changing my diet, and doing daily scalp massages in the shower. And boy, did I pray! I felt kind of silly praying for my hair to grow back, but I know that God says that we have not because we ask not. See James 4:2.
To my dismay, nothing seemed to work great. I did get some results, and the triangular patches in the front of my head, eventually grew back in. But my hair continued to fall out in big clumps. I would find hair everywhere, and my brushes and combs were always full.
Alas, my hair has finally stopped falling out, and I have a head full of new growth! So what’s my secret?
My hair didn’t start growing back overnight.
I didn’t even realize I had all of the new hair, until my hair stylist mentioned the challenge of highlighting all of them. As I began to pay more attention, my heart was just overjoyed! I couldn’t believe it! A couple months after my stylist made that comment, I even began to notice that when I pull my hair up in a pony tail, it feels thicker! Yes! Finally!
You probably think that I found a magical product, but that’s not the case for me.
My results are a direct response to God’s voice! You heard that right, my obedience is the reason for my hair growth.
Allow me to explain. From a very young age, I had been on medication for endometriosis. (You can read about my struggles with endometriosis HERE) But, on July 18, 2010, God healed me! (You can read that testimony HERE.)
Once God healed me, I knew that He wanted me to stop taking my medication. But I was selfish, and continued taking them for years to come. However, God just kept convicting me that I need to fully trust Him and stop taking the medication.
Finally, in January of 2018, I obeyed God! He wanted to answer my prayers all along, but I had been blocking my blessing because of disobedience. I cannot believe that it took me 8 years to finally obey His voice.
I knew that there would be a lot of benefits from getting off of the medication, but I didn’t realize just how much of an impact it would have on my hair!
No longer do I find hair all over my sink and floors, and practically everywhere else. I am over-the-moon thrilled at how God has blessed me, and I only wish I had listened sooner.
My takeaway for you is this:
If you are on birth control pills (because that’s basically what I was on), take a good look at all of the side effects and pray about whether or not you should continue taking them.
I know that these pills are also a huge reason for anxiety and other issues that I have suffered with. This will be my first full winter off of the medication, so I’m waiting to share with you how it goes.
Above all else, when you know that God is telling you to do something, don’t delay!
Hebrews 11:6 says, “6But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
Be blessed my friends!