Background info first, I am a 21 year old female, have dyed my hair a fair few times in the past, although I haven't done so now for about 8 months. Also did used to use a lot of heat styling on my hair, but do less of it now due to the hair loss.
It must be around 6 - 8 months now, that my hair has been falling out in significant amounts. When i wash my hair in the shower I lose clumps of it, then when i brush my hair (wet or dry) I lose another chunk of hair, and then if I ever decide to style my hair using heat (straighteners, curlers etc. which is rare now as I thought that could be contributing to the damage) then I lose another load of hair through that.
The condition of my hair is very thing and dry now, and I can see very subtle bald patches coming through on my scalp (although not noticeable). I thought it could be the damage from either to dying of my hair, or the heat styling, but nothing has changed since cutting them out. I have had my hair cut quite a few times as I thought that would help maintain the health of my hair, but still it continues to fall out.
I've been to the doctors, they've done blood tests, all of which have come back fine. I then went to our local health shop and asked a specialist some vitamin tablets she would recommend for my problem, to which she recommended some tablets which I have been taking for a few weeks, but not change. And they aren't cheap to buy, and I have now ran out of them but am unsure as to whether to buy another bottle because I have noticed no change.
I've also tried all the little tricks such as putting lots of conditioner on my hair so I can comb it through smoother and lose less hair, tying it up less so it doesn't pull so many on the hairs etc. but I haven't even noticed a slight difference.
I thought maybe it could be due to stress, even though I am not noticeably stressed, I do subconciously find myself becoming stressed sometimes.
But what can I do to help my condition? Is there any diet I can follow that might have the right nutrients in to help strengthen my hair? Because I'm lost for what else I can do, and I don't want to lose all my hair as it used to be so thick and healthy.