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I have noticed my hair has begun to thin out..

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  • I have noticed my hair has begun to thin out..

    I was recently browsing the internet because I have noticed my hair has begun to thin out. I find more and more in the drain of the shower everyday, and my brush needs cleaned more often than ever before. I wanted to know if there is anything I can do about this in order to help improve the strength of my hair.

    So I headed over to Wikipedia and began to read all about hair from the online encyclopedia. I was intrigued with the fact that hair was once considered to be a sign of social status. I believe that even today hair has an impact on not only our own self image, but also the perception that others have of us.

    I also noticed that my husband's hair was beginning to thin. I found a supplement on Amazon. I ordered a bottle because it seems to have all of the necessary vitamins and minerals which my research shows is necessary for improving the overall health of our hair.

    I have also made some changes to our diet. I found that zinc and iron are necessary vitamins and minerals for improve hair health. So I have increased our weekly menu to include more red meat and beans. I also found that omega-3 acids were essential so we have included a different type of fish to at least 2 more meals a week.

    I was wondering what some of you have done in order to improve your hair quality and strength? I really want to grow not only a thicker set of hair, but also an improved shine and strength, as well. Let's make this a thread that allows us to share methods and techniques we have all used to improve the health of our hair. What have you done that you feel has really worked well. Have any of you made any changes in your diet? What recipes do you have that you use to help with your hair health?
    Last edited by Little; 01-17-2014, 09:40 AM. Reason: remove links

  • I have the same experience with you. I noticed that i have hair falls each day that's why its getting thin. I switch to another shampoo which is more organic and natural. One good shampoo is one with Minoxidil Aloe Vera, Coconut and Gugo. These ingredients are stimulants for hair growth.
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    • If you are washing it too often it could definately be a cause. Try switching to a shampoo with no sulfates. For a while I tried the "no poo" hair diet. Which basically means you don't use real shampoo. It takes your hair about a week to get used to it, but after the week your hair seems thicker and MUCH healthier.

      If that is too drastic for you try going to Lush. They have shampoo bars made of 100% natural ingrédients. One is specifically made to help grow your hair (its the pink one). I swear by it, it works and its amazing.
      Last edited by Fallen1; 07-29-2014, 07:40 AM. Reason: Remove outbound links


      • My hypothyroidism causes hair loss.


        • I have the same problem as you, but after I started taking a Vitamin B-Complex, switching to a Aloe Vera (promotes healthy hair growth) shampoo and ditching my sleep mask (found out it caused hair breakage) my hair looks a lot healthier and thicker. Now it just needs to grow longer

          I also read in a magazine that Davines got this new Energizing range that is designed to prevent hair loss. And their Energizing gel helps for seasonal hair loss. Never tried Davines before, but I'm thinking about trying this range. Anyone tried it?


          • Certain medications can do this, I know if I take an anti inflammatory I'll shed hand fulls of hair in the shower. A disruption in the hair growth cycle can do it, stress can cause a sudden hair fall months after the event (Telogen Effuvium, it grows back) and so can endocrine and hormonal problems. If you're washing your hair less frequently (therefore all of the weekly shed is happening all at once rather than over several days), if your hair is longer than you usually have it or if you've recently had a chemical process (and your hair cuticle is thicker or your hair is breaking), it may appear to be shedding more than it actually is. Have a look at the shed hair, if there is no root, it's breakage not shedding.

            Silica is supposed to be a good supplement for hair and nails but I think it's a bit pricey and personally I think a balanced diet rich in fresh produce and regular exercise is better over the long run, maybe with a multi every other day to fill any gaps. Massage, I like those new soft plastic brushes that look like the ones you groom pets with, they get right in on the scalp but don't tear the hair. Not over washing but washing often enough to stop sweat and dirt building up on the scalp, I use a mild shampoo without much lather and not squeaky clean and then a cleansing shampoo once a week to get rid of product buildup. The "Beauty Brains" chemists do free podcasts on cosmetics if you want to look them up for good ingredients to try. Satin pillowcases are more gentle on hair as are soft ties rather than hairbands. With chemical processing the more gentle the better and don't over lap permanents or bleach when you do regrowth, and some professional in salon colours (eg a demi) can actually improve the manageability and increase the cuticle thickness of hair.


            • To save your hair from falling and to make it more thick, you must take some necessary steps. Give proper conditioner to your hair once in two days, use coconut oil which is very good for hair, apply heena in six months, you can use vitamin tablets with your oil, wash it properly 3 times in a week. Trim your hair in every 4 months.


              • I second up-late's post. Great advice.


                • good sale at the drug store, so I bought the three shampoos (no sulfates) including a volume one to try

                  when my kid's shampoo ran out, I passed the extra volume shampoo on
                  and the next day my kid's hair was not flat as a pancake, but poofy

                  I never actually believed shampoo did anything but clean until I saw my kid's hair!


                  • I found that the shampoo you use makes a lot of difference while in college, when I started to let my hair grow longer.
                    I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
                    Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?

                    From a speech by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775 at St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia


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