Hair Falling Out, HELP!

Also, I've decided to eliminate aspartame from my diet. It's in sooo many things, like many sweetened yogurts, diet soda, sugar-free gum.... Apparently it can often cause hair loss as well as other things such as fatigue, and even cancer! Why take chances?
Type: 3a - type 1 on the underside. Thinning.

Currently using:
-Organix Tea Tree Mint Shampoo (occasionally)
-Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition conditioner
-Suave Waterfall Mist Conditioner or Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific as leave-in
-A mix of Shique Gel and HE Totally Twisted mousse
-FX Curls Up Mousse, on occasion


I lose an abnormal amount of hair too.
I've gotten bloodwork a million times, everything's normal. I'm not on ANY medications except an occasional ibuprofen. I have NO idea what's going on -.-
3A~fine texture
Cleanser: GiovanniTTTT, Deva Low Poo
Condish: Deva One C, GiovanniTTTT, GVP Balm
Styler: Deva ArcANGELL, HESMU, AG Mousse Gel
Want to try: CJ Gellie, Hand Dry Hair Glove, BRHG
I <3 second day hair
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I started losing excessive amounts of hair when I was 26. It was about 6 months after my mom died, so of course, it was attributed to stress. (bloodwork, tests, etc, all normal)

My stylist suggested Rogaine and Nioxin shampoos/conditioners. I did use those for a bit, but got tired of them, and quit. In the years following, I'd go through "spurts" where I'd lose the clumps of hair, but then they would stop.

I'm now 36 and, thankfully, not bald--but my hair is certainly thinner than when I was in my 20s. (Though most people wouldn't know by looking at it.) Now, I take Biotin and MSM, a multi, fish oil pills and try to use the most natural products on my hair (when I can).
Hey, I have understood your problem and would like to draw your attention to a few causes and cures for hair fall.
The few possible causes are:
1) Lack of sleep.
2) Junk food.
3) Lack of exercise.
4) Stress
5) Hormonal imbalance
6) Illness
7) De-hydration
Too much exposure to the Sun.
9) Hereditary
10) Chemical treatments.
The possible solutions are:
1)Use Parachute Advansed Therapie Hair Vitaliser to control hair fall and make the hair stronger and thicker.
2) Use a mild/herbal shampoo thrice a week and a reputed conditioner twice a week.
3) Apply the conditioner to the tips of the hair and not to the scalp.
4) Eat well and include fruits and vegetables in your diet. Avoid junk food.
5) Exercise, as it increases blood circulation to the scalp.
6) Relax and don't take stress as stress leads to hairfall. So sleep well.
7) Protect your hair from the Sun by wearing a scarf or a hat.
Drink 8-10 glasses of water to hydrate your hair and preventing it from becoming brittle.
9) If you go swimming often, wash your hair with tap water to protect your hair from chlorine in the swimmin pool's water.
10) Go in for a haircut if you need a change, not for a chemical treatment like perming and straightening.
Hope these hair care tips work for you!
It looks that you have been fallen in complex about your curly hair.And you used too much products to get rid of your frizzy ness thats why it started to begin a hair loss .
Now you should use herbal products because you are on initial stages..
Female Hair Loss: Thinning Hair
30 million American women are seeing scalp, and it's often a symptom of a serious illness.

By Ning Chao

Stylists always gushed, "Wow, you've got a lot of hair." I took my lush mane for granted, perming, straightening, and bleaching my way through my teens. But during my sophomore year of college, as I found myself pulling more and more tangles out of my brush and strands from the shower drain, the compliments stopped and the worry began. I jealously examined the girl next to me on the subway — why couldn't I see through to the roots on her scalp, too? Once a sheet of shiny darkness, my hair had taken on an alarmingly transparent quality. I spent hours every week staring at my scalp in the mirror, parting and reparting my hair to see which side looked fuller. I drenched my head with volumizing sprays, detoxifying tonics, and shampoos for "weakened hair." Remedies were thick on the ground — but my hair kept getting thinner. I was molting. And I was scared.

Like a peacock's brilliant feathers, hair is a secondary sexual characteristic, explains London trichologist Dr. Philip Kingsley. "You don't need it to keep you either warm or cool, so its primary function is to increase attractiveness." We live in a culture of hair, coveting Victoria's Secret supermodels' voluptuous waves as much as their curves. So closely linked are sex appeal and self-esteem that a 2004 Rogaine survey of more than 500 women across the U.S. revealed that 24 percent equated losing their hair to losing a limb. Since 30 million women in America — roughly one in four — have thinning hair, there's a serious portion of the population at risk for an emotional crisis.

When I brought up my hair issue at an annual physical, my doctor tested me for lupus. Fortunately, the tests came back negative. Then I was told that since I wasn't completely bald, I really didn't have a problem. So I began to wonder if it was all in my head. When my boyfriend ran his fingers through my hair, all I could think of was whether I was losing strands. Did this gross him out? Or more importantly, was a lot coming out? Needless to say, that relationship didn't last long, lacking trust and the basic belief that he could find me attractive in this condition. I didn't dare ask my friends for a second opinion, because I didn't want them to scrutinize my scalp. After another frustrating physical (with no answers), I consulted my dermatologist, Dr. Fredric Brandt. Instead of dismissing my concerns as mere vanity, he immediately wrote up requests for endocrine blood tests, which prompted my general practitioner to finally cave and grant me a specialist referral.

There are many causes of shedding, from stress to chemotherapy, but 90 percent of hair loss is genetic and needs to be treated with medication. It can also be a sign of a thyroid disorder, says my endocrinologist, Dr. Emilia Liao, who diagnosed me with mild hypothyroidism. "It's a good thing you came in when you did," she told me on my first visit. "It gets more complicated — and possibly dangerous — the older you get, especially if you want to have a baby." Apparently, hair loss during pregnancy is a big red flag. "One out of 50 women is diagnosed with hypothyroidism while pregnant — it's still the most common cause of mental retardation in children," says Liao.

The average age for women dealing with thinning hair is 25 to 35 — that it's just another "gift" of menopause is a myth. Also, we can't simply blame our mothers, as previously believed — if there's baldness anywhere in your family tree, you're at risk. Unlike male-pattern baldness, where patches of hair fall out over time, female hair loss means a reduction in hair volume, making transplantation extremely difficult. "The total number of hairs doesn't always decrease, but the diameter of each strand shrinks," says Kingsley. And too-thin hairs won't grow past a certain length — which explains the baby fuzz around my hairline.

The key to successful regrowth? First, admit you have a problem. Each day you dwell in denial, you're losing precious time. The more hair you've lost, the less likely it is to all grow back. Telltale signs, like a wider part or a smaller ponytail, don't show up until you've lost nearly half your hair! Seek out trichologists and dermatologists or endocrinologists who specialize in hair problems. (A good place to start www.americanhairloss.org.

Last summer, I started visiting the Philip Kingsley hair clinic in New York City every week to strengthen the fragile wisps that were starting to sprout along my hairline as a result of my prescription treatments. There, I learned that physical as well as emotional stress can cause temporary thinning and make genetic hair loss worse. When 44-year-old fitness instructor Maria Santoro was hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to her pneumonia medication, she lost 20 pounds in 10 days, and her chestnut waves started falling out in clumps. "People assumed I was anorexic," she says. "My body was in shock, and I felt really insecure because of my weight loss and thin hair. It was devastating."

Hair loss has a direct impact on psyche and morale, says Kingsley, who coined the phrase "bad hair day" 40 years ago. I spoke to 34-year-old breast-cancer survivor Courtney Hagen, who revealed that when she heard her diagnosis, her first fears were for her golden locks. "I had a double mastectomy, but I was more traumatized about losing my hair," she admits.

As for me, thanks to two years of regular treatment, I've finally reached the phase where regrowth is thicker every day. But the process has been arduous and pricey: Rogaine requires diligent use and $30 a month for the rest of my life. And some of my hormone-regulating prescriptions — like Avodart, which I credit most for my good results and which costs more than $200 a month — are not covered because if you take them while pregnant, they can harm the fetus's development. But I continue with my regimen because, for me, the risk is worth the remedy — I'm not planning on pregnancy for a long, long time anyway. I also figure it'll be a lot easier to find a potential father with my full head of hair.

THINK BIG
When it comes to hair, thin is never in. Thicken up with these hair helpers:

1. Kérastase Nutrients Densitive Daily Anti-Hair Thinning, Anti-Hair Loss Dietary Supplement

2. Nick Chavez Plump 'N Thick Leave-In Thickening Crème Conditioner

3. Shu Uemura Fiber Lift Protective Volumizer

4. Men's Rogaine Foam (many derms recommend it for women, too)

5. L'Oréal Professionnel Age Densiforce Shampoo

6. Philip Kingsley Scalp Tonic

Find this article at: Thinning Hair - Female Hair Loss - Marie Claire
Originally Posted by crimsonshedemon
Awesome post! very helpful thank you
Hi,
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I've been trying to grown my hair out for the last year or so. Recently I've notice my hair is falling out LIKE CRAZY.

I was taking prenatal vitamins prior to it falling out (to help with growth). Could the lack of these supplements cause so much hair loss?
I started taking biotin last week cause I heard it helps strengthen hair. Has anyone else tried this?

I get trims every 2-3 months and only use a sulfate-free BedHead Foxy Curl Shapmoo/Conditioner.

What am I doing wrong???
Originally Posted by chrystalin23
Here are 10 effective ways to stop hair loss.

1. Massage your scalp with your fingertips; avoid scratching it with your nails.
2. Consume as many fruits and vegetables as you can.
3. Use lukewarm water when bathing.
4. When balding is associated with dandruff, rinse your hair with water mixed lemon juice.
5. To reduce hair fall naturally, apply rosemary oil to your scalp.
6. Do not use highly concentrated shampoo as this will decrease the amount of natural oil in your scalp.
7. For hair loss that is linked to genetic or hormonal factors, the intake of Zinc and biotin supplement is effective.
8. After bathing or when your hair is wet, handle it cautiously.
9. Find the right hair loss products.
10. Saw Palmetto extract has long been used as an alternative treatment for hair loss.

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