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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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