(after major hair loss) My new regimine . . . good or bad?

Alright, my name's Breana, and my hair is a natural 3B/3C. Okay, well my hair was extremely overprocessed and damaged after I dyed it recently, and it has fallen out massively. I lost most of my thickness. I was recently on birth control, too and discovered that one of the side effects of it was scalp hair loss, which doesn't help me at all. Anyways, I've come up with a new regimine for my hair with help that I've received from several of you ladies, actually. And who knows, my regimine might be good for you! So here goes:

Vitamins:
Vitamin A ~ promotes healthy hair, teeth, and bones
Vitamin B-3 (Niacin) ~ produces blood flow to the follicle
Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid) ~ produces hair growth and stimulation
Vitamin B-12 (Cyanocobalimin) ~ stimulates hair growth
Biotin (Vitamin H) ~ thickens the hair strand

Hair Products:
(My all natural homemade shampoo and conditioner) : Once a week
Tea Tree Oil ~ Moisturizes scalp : every 3 days
Carrot Oil ~ Repairs split ends : every 3 days
Hot Olive Oil ~ Provides moisture and softness : after shampoo/cond
Afro Detangler ~ (www.growafrohairlong.com/afrodetangler.html) claims to seal your ends after 3-4 uses, balances ph in hair, all natural detangler : every day
Aphogee Clarifying Shampoo : every 6 weeks

Diet:
A lot of B-VITAMIN Snacks & Minerals in addition to my healthy diet such as sunflower seeds, macadamia nuts, and corn nuts

A lot of foods that contain the IODINE (which regulates the thyroid hormone for hair growth) such as milk, cheese, and shellfish.

Wearing "protective styles" everyday (could you ladies suggest some cute ones for me?

And getting a trim every 3 months

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Get back to me, let me know how it sounds! I start August 4th! Wish me luck ladies, and if you have any additions please let me know!
It sounds to me like you have a great plan for your road to hair recovery! Keep us posted on your progress! And dont worry, my hair came out massively after the birth of my 2-year old - it took some time, but my hair is now the longest and healthiest that it has ever been.

Good luck!
If you don't mind my asking, what kind of birth control have you been using? I haven't noticed hair loss, but I have noticed that my texture seems to have changed a bit, I think. I'm growing out my hair after having a TWA for 10 years, so don't really remember what to expect from my hair.
On CG routine since 11/01/04, 3C and the occasional 1A thrown in, just to make me crazy!

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I'm wanting to know which BC it is too because I'm looking at starting some. Is all of the overprocessed hair gone now? I wouldn't set myself on a cutting schedule but just do it when my hair needs it. I went 6 months without a trim and still only neededabout 1/4 inch off.
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On CG routine since 11/01/04, 3C and the occasional 1A thrown in, just to make me crazy!

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I know that most Bc's do have mention hair loss as a side effect, but try getting one that doesn't have one with such a high dose of hormones. Like Orthotricyclen Lo. I'm on it and my hair has been fine.
Thick coarse 3c/4a prone to dryness.
Staples
Aphogee 2 Step treatment
Generic Biolage Conditioning Balm
Tigi MM Conditioner
Creme of Nature Shampoo for dry hair
KCCC
Denman D3
Giovanni Direct Leave-in
SheaMoisture Leave-in
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I lost a lot of hair last year, and it turned out to be due to a vitamin D deficiency (of all things). I thought it was my thyroid or hormones or anything else. Anyway, after I corrected it, the only thing that helped my hair grow back was MSM, 4000 mg a day. Apparently, it's an essential nutrient and its nearly impossible to overdose. It's fantastic for skin, hair and nails, and if i stop taking it, I notice the difference. Don't forget your Omegas (3,6,9) either.
I lost a lot of hair last year, and it turned out to be due to a vitamin D deficiency (of all things). I thought it was my thyroid or hormones or anything else. Anyway, after I corrected it, the only thing that helped my hair grow back was MSM, 4000 mg a day. Apparently, it's an essential nutrient and its nearly impossible to overdose. It's fantastic for skin, hair and nails, and if i stop taking it, I notice the difference. Don't forget your Omegas (3,6,9) either.
Originally Posted by itgirl
Wow! Sorry to hear about your problems with vitamin D, but I'm glad to hear you were able to correct it. I just read some interesting information about vitamin D from the National Insitutues of Health: http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/vitamind.asp
On CG routine since 11/01/04, 3C and the occasional 1A thrown in, just to make me crazy!

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