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Desperately trying to slow my hair loss, help

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#1 Ignitus

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Posted 09 August 2020 - 02:38 PM

I’m starting to panic. My hair thinning is starting to feel out of control. I’ve been diagnosed with a hair loss caused by a combination of rapid weight loss and shock (The shock is from when I got coronavirus back in March but I’m young and only felt feverish for a couple days, mostly had it easy, but apparently long term it can bring about hair loss). My dermatologist has just put me on rogaine and a gnc hair skin and nails supplement but everyday my hair gets thinner and thinner as I continue to heavily restrict. I feel strands breaking off every time I touch my hair and I feel like the supplement stuff isn’t enough for the rate at which this is worsening. The right side is especially flat and when I lift my hair my scalp is really visible. How can I take care of my hair each day to lessen the breakage as much as possible? It’s starting to really worry me and I don’t want this to become irreversible.

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Posted 09 August 2020 - 02:45 PM

When its falling out, stop washing it very much. The more you agitate it, the more it tends to come out. Its kind of like teeth, you don't mess around with teeth that feel slightly loose unless you want to start losing them, gums will eventually harden and such danger shall pass.

 

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Posted 09 August 2020 - 03:12 PM

Hey i heard that viviscal works rlly god for hair loss. And pls try to eat more things containing ZINC XX


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Posted 14 August 2020 - 07:37 PM

I had hair loss from some medications, autoimmune disease, and possibly stress. All my doctors said to do was to take a hair/nail supplement, which I had already been taking for months. My hair was past my shoulders and pretty healthy before, and then it started coming out by the handfuls, which really affected my mental health. What I did was I stopped using harsh chemicals (I used to dye it), switched to a gentle hair regrowth shampoo (the science behind it was wishy washy but at least it smelled nice and was hypoallergenic) and kept taking my vitamins. I also cut my hair very short so losing it was less noticeable. Mentally it made me feel better only seeing short hairs in the tub versus my long locks going down the drain. It's been about a year since everything started, and my hair is finally growing back and not falling out. It takes time but if you focus on your full body health and give your body time to heal your hair should grow back.
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Posted 15 August 2020 - 11:17 PM

try taking a multivitamin and try to not wash it as often. I personally have fine hair which is prone to breakage anyway. I recently got my hair cut and my hair dresser said to stop using conditioner and gave me a deep cleaning shampoo and a treatment to replace the shampoo. Honestly it's made things better but try taking some zinc as well. If your nails are brittle and you skin is dry, it'll be an even better idea to take zinc.


 
 
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Posted 16 September 2020 - 01:12 AM

You can try out caffeine topicals. Like applying black or green tea to scalp directly couple times a week. It's very commonly used for stopping shedding.

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Posted 24 September 2020 - 11:32 AM

I'm so sorry that you are going through this! I recommend a multivitamin or iron supplement if that is something you can tolerate (they make some people feel nauseous). As others have mentioned, wash your hair less but also try not to put it up in any hairstyles because it puts extra strain on your hair. Moisturizing masks might help if your hair is really dry and brittle. Add more calories to your diet if you are open to that, especially to add more vegetables and foods that have high iron, protein, and collagen. Even if it's only an extra 100-300 calories a day I think it would make a difference. Try to get more sleep and reduce stress. It's hard when you are going through this, but it's important to stay distracted because stressing about it will not help. Improving your physical and mental health overall is the best approach to fixing this, and it will grow back in time so don't worry! 


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Posted 24 September 2020 - 11:40 AM

I'm so sorry that you are going through this! I recommend a multivitamin or iron supplement if that is something you can tolerate (they make some people feel nauseous). As others have mentioned, wash your hair less but also try not to put it up in any hairstyles because it puts extra strain on your hair. Moisturizing masks might help if your hair is really dry and brittle. Add more calories to your diet if you are open to that, especially to add more vegetables and foods that have high iron, protein, and collagen. Even if it's only an extra 100-300 calories a day I think it would make a difference. Try to get more sleep and reduce stress. It's hard when you are going through this, but it's important to stay distracted because stressing about it will not help. Improving your physical and mental health overall is the best approach to fixing this, and it will grow back in time so don't worry! 

Side Note: Rogaine only works as long as you are using it, if you discontinue use the hair that it is responsible for growing may fall out. It will probably grow back without it, so maybe consider a different approach. Nizoral shampoo is an anti-dandruff shampoo that has a correlation with hair growth, and will prevent hair loss from fungus/dandruff if in case that happens to be a factor. It might be worth a try, but it can be a little drying so make sure to use a good conditioner.


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Posted 08 October 2020 - 10:42 PM

I recommend Rogaine 110%!!!
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Posted 30 October 2020 - 03:03 PM

I took vitamins for a while and that helped tons. Unfortunately my hair is thinning again, but I suspect that is because of my non-existent protein intake and low iron levels. 


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Posted 01 November 2020 - 05:25 PM

Eating helps. Nothing else tbh. It's really shite tho, all my hair fell out basically



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Posted 03 November 2020 - 11:38 AM

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 07:59 AM

This https://www.etsy.com...hair-growth-oil product is amazing, all natural, the lady even has a youtube channel where she explains how her products work and her personal before and afters with them. Taking reishi extract also inhibits the production of hormones that cause hair loss. Consume a tea of horsetail, nettle, and oatstraw--horsetail is an excellent natural source of silica, which helps your body produce collagen and other proteins that constitute hair. Also take a multivitamin. Good luck, hope this helps--im sorry to hear that this is happening.

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