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Hi all,

My daughter is in constant despair...she was underweight for four years. As a result, her hair has become very thin (each strand has become a lot finer) to the point where it has half the density it used to, and her eyebrows have become very sparse. She is devastated about all of this. She has been at a normal weight now for about 7 months now and has been eating healthy and regular meals but we have not seen any improvement in her hair. I am wondering if anyone has had a similar experience and knows how long it will take for her hair to grow back as thick as it used to? She is very worried that she has ruined her hair forever and it will not go back to how it used to be. 

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No first hand experience here, but people on here generally say it will eventually get back to normal.  Here is one thread ...


Mom of either pre-diagnosis or non-ed underweight 12 yoa (as of March 2018) kid here to learn how to achieve weight gain.  BMI steadily in the mid 12's for nearly her entire life.  Born 2006. UPDATE:  April 2018 diagnosed ARFID, based solely on weight being less than 75% of Ideal Body Weight.  Mildly picky, but mostly the problem is a volume/early satiety issue, along with abdominal discomfort and chronic constipation, all present since birth. FWIW ED-D is a fraternal twin and we have no other kids.
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