Hi! I'm 23 years old and have had thin hair my ENTIRE life. This is nothing new. I never started to pay any attention to my hair until about 9 months ago, when I noticed it was falling out more than usual. About 150+ hairs a day! The dermatologist did a scalp biopsy and diagnosed me with T.E.--said it was probably due to stress. I was overworked and due to nature of job/studies and am constantly switching countries of residence (have lived on 4 continents in under 3 year for example). I also had a pretty bad diet. Around that time I was also diagnosed with ovarian cysts (not PCOS I believe-Im actually quite thin and have no other symptoms). My hair loss stopped after about three months, but a month ago-when I switched BC pills started up again. About 150 hairs a day. I stopped taking the BC because it was too traumatizing to watch. (though now I'm worried about the cysts-the only reason I was taking BC). IT seems to have stopped within a few days of stopping the BC. Right now my ponytail circumference is between 2.25-2.5 inches....It seems to have somehow maintained this amount through two spurts of TE. Anyway--can anyone lend me a hand here? I'm terrified if I start another BC brand it will continue. Or is it possible this is chronic T.E.? Lastly-I'd give anything to get thicker hair! Even a 3' ponytail! I have a coconut oil shampoo...but I'm willing to try anything! Im thinking I'll probably just buy hair extensions the next time I'm in a western country!