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I have had stick straight thick and fine blonde hair

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I have had stick straight thick and fine blonde hair for almost 70 years. Last week it
turned curly overnight! No, I did not have a permanent or take medications. It's not
just wavy...it's really curly! I'm 69, Norwegian -American have six brothers who all have straight hair. I take medication for low thyroid since I was 31..
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
most likely you are having thyroid hormone level problems which is causing the curling of your hair.
I am glad you are going to get thyroid hormone testing soon.
also check your iron and ferritin and B12 and vitamin D and biotin levels as well
the recent heat and humidity can also cause curling of your hair as well
recently it has gotten much hotter and more humid in much of the USA
have you had curling of your hair before in high heat and humidity before?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It might be thyroid, and my levels came back much different than before... I'll see my Doctor on Friday morning.
Good for you on that one....
IT IS NOT DUE TO THE WEATHER!...THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE HERE WITH STRAIGHT HAIR AND NONE
OF THEM TURNED CURLY OVER NIGHT!
THANK YOU. ANN BERET JOHNSEN
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
you are welcome
do get your thyroid levels checked again
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