Hi, I don't really know how to write this I'm not usually one to post on forums. So I used to have thick thick thick hair. Hair that would be a battle to wash, dry, and style. However over the past year my hair has been slowly thinning. Now every time it needs a washing I often panic about the amount of hair that will come out with shampooing. I'm too scared to wear it up but too self conscious to wear it down and let the bald spots show. It has also lost all of its previous moisture. It often feels dry as straw and my scalp feels like a desert (and also often hurts in various spots). About two weeks ago my mother took me to a dermatologist to see what the problem could be. He said that I was just shedding and that it should go away on its own. He also prescribed me biotin supplements and a loprox shampoo. Over the past two weeks however nothing has changed. I know I can't expect a miracle and should be patient but I panic easily and already have near no self esteem. I'm afraid that everyone around me notices my hair loss and thinks I look like baba yaga or some similar thing. I'm sorry if I rambled too much in this post this just seemed like the best place to perhaps find others who are going through similar experiences. Thank you for taking your time to read this.