My hair falls out in clumps. I can grab a handful of hair with like ten strands on it, every time. I don't know what to do. Shampoo, without shampoo, co-washing, baking soda, nothing is working. There are factors that I suspect may be hurting me, especially involving food, but I don't know if I can do anything about it.
There's too many possible factors:
I moved to a new environment. I come from the cold Midwestern climate, I am now in the West. Hair loss wasn't a problem when I first came here and stayed at a home with full meals though, so I doubt climate is the problem, but might play into it.
I am now self supporting for the first time, constantly worried about many types of issues for finances and security, so there is a lot of stress.
I began eating much less than I used to because I am on a budget, and it doesn't help that I also discovered that I have food intolerances. I felt the hair clumps pretty much immediately after I began eating less. This was a year ago.
Because of my food intolerances (gluten, vegetable oils, casein/whey), I changed my diet dramatically in the last five months, which helped my eczema but may be causing my hair to fall out. I also realized that I have a lot of regrowths. New strands of hair sticking out everywhere.
When my hair falls out, I realize that the roots have stopped growing for weeks before it fell out. I colored my hair so I have roots, but when I measure my lost strands, they have only a little bit of root grown on them. Coloring my hair isn't the problem because I had hair loss problem before doing so.
Don't know what to do. At least I have new hair regrowths, but not sure if they mean anything.
Speaking of diet and budget, what should I take into account when it comes to food?
My diet (I try to stick with paleo idealogy but I can't afford it): Vegetables (mainly carrots and broccoli) Rice, turmeric Goat milk and cow butter Eggs and occasional meat, occasional goat cheese
I think the problem is I don't eat enough though. I don't qualify for food stamps. I used to eat two plates of food, and I used to eat a whole foot of subways before I realized I am gluten intolerant. These days, I half less than half of what I used to eat. ):