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Old 10-20-2008, 01:41 AM   #1
 
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Default Help! Hair thinning especially around temples!

Hello Everyone!

Please forgive me I haven't been on here in a while. I started a diet in April and I am proud to say that since then I have lost 60 pounds (i'm feeling like janet jackson ). My diet consisted of soy protein for the first 3 months and then I introduced fish and chicken back into my diet and I occasionally have red meat. Unfortunately around the middle of july my hair around my temples started to thinning and they keep thinning! I also noticed the rest of my hair is not as full as it use to be. This is really stressing me out (which is probably adding to the hair loss!).

I have tried organics hair serum but not for long (I didn't see any results). I am now rubbing vitamin E oil on my temples twice a day (my sister told me this would help) I'm not sure what is causing this. I was using a Goody brand headband that was pure elastic and may have made the condition worse...but I am thinking its mainly my diet. Could it be that I am not having enough protein in my diet or vitamins? Please help I would love my full healthy hair back
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:59 AM   #2
 
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I would speak to a specialist about this matter.

But in the meantime,

I read a post on another hair site about a woman who experienced a similar situation to yours. People recommended oil mixes with jojoba oil, vitamin E, Peppermint, rosemary or basil (I like to combine peppermint & rosemary EO) essentail oils as they stimulate hair growth. It was also advised that she massage her scalp every day and avoid wearing hair bands or anything that pulls the hair back. Finger combing your hair is essential and always look at the ingredients of the products you are using.


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Old 12-03-2008, 11:31 AM   #3
 
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I would speak to a specialist about this matter.

But in the meantime,

I read a post on another hair site about a woman who experienced a similar situation to yours. People recommended oil mixes with jojoba oil, vitamin E, Peppermint, rosemary or basil (I like to combine peppermint & rosemary EO) essentail oils as they stimulate hair growth. It was also advised that she massage her scalp every day and avoid wearing hair bands or anything that pulls the hair back. Finger combing your hair is essential and always look at the ingredients of the products you are using.


Hope that helps.

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I had the same problem a couple of years ago, and I agree pretty much with everything MadameX said, although I didn't try that particular combination of oils. Have your thyroid and iron levels tested first of all to be sure they're both OK as either can cause hair loss.

You might also try either eating more omega 3-rich foods and/or adding a fish oil supplement to your regimen. Taking either biotin supplements or a hair and nail vitamin can help also.

Be very careful about hair accessories - anything can put more stress than you realize.

Avoid hair spray with alcohol which we tend to use more around our face if we use it at all. I think that was drying mine out particularly in that area and causing breakage. Cutting out 'cones, sulfates and getting my hair and scalp generally healthier helped me more than anything, I think.
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:46 PM   #4
 
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Edited due to a cyberstalker. Sorry, guys.

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I am sorry, but the first question in my opion should have been was your hair in a somewhat healthy state prior to starting the diet? If the answer is yes, then it has to be the chsnge in the foods that you are eating. Taking vitamins and such will not really help the hair to grow back if she remains on the diet that started the problem in the first place.

Congratulations on the weight loss, but with that weightloss you has experienced hairloss as well. That is because you have drastically changed nutrients that your hair was getting prior to your diet.

You should try stopping the diet and just starting a healthy eating routine. Loads of water, fresh fruits and veggies, fish, healthy cuts of chicken and red meat.

If you think about it this is really NOT a diest, but just a healthier way to eat. your weightloss may slowdown a bit until it is able to realize that this is what it wants and needs to operate properly and in the mean time your hair will start to grow back and return to the state that it was prior to the 'diet' that you did.

It took some time for your hair to realize that it was not getting the building blocks that it needed to stay healthy, so in the same instance it will take some time before your hair will be able to realize that what you are doing is a good thing for your hair.

Also, remember that you are starting from scratch. You will have to first repair before it will grow like it did in the past.
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Hi NORE1228! This is unfortunatley a subject that I know alot about. Not only does my alopecia run in my family, (my mother wears a wig since her twenties) but a couple of years ago I was diagnosed with ulceritive colitis. The disease/medication has caused over 40% of my hair to fall out at times. This happens to me sometimes several time per year. I know all to well how this can cause stress and negatively affect your self esteem.

I'll tell you the best remedy for this I have found is biotin. Biotin is an inexpensive B-Vitamin that you can find at any healthfood store. I take 300mg/day. It takes about a month to start working, but it really works! I also use Nioxin shampoo and conditioner (sysetm 4) which is especially made for thinning hair. This stuff is expensive, so I only use it with active hair loss.

I really hope this helps you out!
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Massaging castor oil on your scalp may help. Tell me if you'll try it and I'll give you more info.
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Black Jamaican castor oil might help

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Be sure to also use alcohol free gels. While some alcohols are moisturizing, others are not. Rule of thumb: the darker the gel, the more alcohol. The more alcohol, it will make your hair thin & shed.
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Very few of the gels used around here contain alcohol other than good-for-your-hair fatty ones like cetyl or cetyreal alcohol.
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I had the same problem due to iron deficiency and thyroid problems. Get those checked for sure. I now take a good multi-vitamin and fish oil. I'm also on iron and natural thyroid medication. It is so stressful but hopefully you can find out the cause and have a better idea of how to approach it. Also make sure they check your ferritin levels. My iron initially came back fine but then my ferritin was checked and that was extremely low. Lots of good ideas on here. Hope they have been helpful!
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Also be careful with the castor oil. I was desperately trying everything and my scalp broke out which was not fun
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