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Old 07-13-2010, 05:47 PM   #1
 
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Unhappy How to fix Thinning hair and bald spots??

My sister in law is experiencing thinning hair and bald spots.
She is Puerto Rican and has naturally straight hair. She doesn't know what to do.
What can I recommend to her?
My hair is the opposite of hers so I don't think I can give her my regime... :/
Any suggestions?
What type of shampoo should she use? Conditioner? Products? Techniques? Etc?
Anything helps! Thanks!
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:56 PM   #2
 
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I'm having a bald spot issue too. I think I'm either going to go to the dermatologist or try some castor oil. Your sister should go to the dermatologist to check out whats going on.
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I think that'd be a good idea.
She's a student with very limited spending money like me, but I think it's the best thing she can do right now.
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Hey PrincessLoopy,
There is a book I bought recently called GROW HAIR FAST IN 90 DAYS, this book focuses on natural recipes that will stimulate growth within 90 days, so far I've been seeing improvements in my hair. Maybe you should recommend the book to her. All the recipes are 100% natural products, so there wont be any damaging affects to her hair. I hope this was helpful
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The first, most important thing is to rule out a systemic (say immunological) or dermatologic issue. Different conditions can lead to hair loss, and some are serious and chronic while others are acute. In both cases, the hair loss is merely a symptom.

After the doctor clears her and it's not something hormonal or autoimmune or fungal, etc, then it's a question of her making sure her diet is sound (adequate protein, sufficient vitamins and minerals, as deficiencies in some will cause hair loss).

If all is well (medical status and nutritional profile and caloric intake), then it's a matter of trying things that a doctor can recommend or that are more natural--or both.

I'm starting now with more vitamins/supplement/herbal. If that doesn't do it, I'll head over and try the other options, but I do prefer to focus on the natural first.

But make sure that she goes to the doc, insurance or no, because if this is a symptom of a major condition (or a treatable minor one), the sooner she finds out, the better, and the more hair she might be able to keep.

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But make sure that she goes to the doc, insurance or no, because if this is a symptom of a major condition (or a treatable minor one), the sooner she finds out, the better, and the more hair she might be able to keep.
Agreed.
I have systemic lupus and hair loss is one of the symptoms. I've lost at least half of my hair. Hate it!
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:18 PM   #7
 
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I had some hair loss last year due to stress. Jojoba oil messaged gently into the bald spots helped to stimulate growth. But I agree with the other posters that she needs to find out first what is causing the hair loss.
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My daughter gets her hair braided all the time. Has for years. She started taking Vitex. It's a natural product to regulate your cycle or something. I did look it up on the a NIH and I think webMD. you can google it.
Anyhow, the reason I mentioned it is because she said her hair grew about 4 inches from the time she started taking it to a couple of months later when she needed to get her hair don again. this was very unusual.
The reason I did so much research on it is I want to get some and I want to make sure it doesn't cause any damage like hormone replacement therapy. some natural things are very potent. From the several sites I looked at, it has no harmful side effects but women with breast cancer should consult their physician.
There are a lot of brands. She didn't know which she used because she removed the label to see something (can't remember what she said). They're all pretty much the same. I'd just look at several of them and choose one that's similar in potency to the rest. Maybe your favorite healthfood store or website.
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I know someone who had issues with her hair thinning around the edges. Her stylist suggested Biotin. That helped, and now her sides have grown back in.



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I know someone who had issues with her hair thinning around the edges. Her stylist suggested Biotin. That helped, and now her sides have grown back in.



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I've been taking Biotin for a few weeks now, and my nails need to be filed WAY more often, my facial hair needs to be attended to more frequently (including eyebrow hairs) and the bald spots on my eyebrows that persisted for years since perimenopause/then menopause hit, wel, they are filling in.

Don't know about hair yet--need to take some pics for my self-documentaion.

I can't take MSM, and I can't take fish oils, and I get nauseous with zinc/iron supplementation, but so far the Biotin isn't bother me (not acne yet or stomach upsest or anything like that).
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Scalp massage and manipulation is the best way to invigorate your scalp and keep the your blood flow moving nicely. it works to keep the scalp healthy and shiny. also change the type of shampoo and conditioner you are using. Try Matthew Gardson method, it's free and it works nicely.
When I started using it, My hair began growing so fast I could no longer wear bangs. I had to trim them every week & 1/2!
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Last night, I noticed thinning spots on both sides of my temples. I don't know how long they might have been there. The way I normally wear my wear tends to hide any issues. But last night was the first time I really noticed them. For the past month, I've been suffering from a particularly flaky/itchy patch on both sides all the way down to my sideburns. So, I've been particular about scrubbing that portion of my scalp.

Do you think just rubbing jojoba oil will be sufficient to restore the hair?
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I can't take MSM, and I can't take fish oils, and I get nauseous with zinc/iron supplementation, but so far the Biotin isn't bother me (not acne yet or stomach upsest or anything like that).
I use to get nauseous taking zinc and then learned that zinc should be taken after eating something. Now that I do that, no more nausea! I take zinc for my acne. I took it years ago and stopped b/c of the nausea, but I just started taking it again now that I know to eat first. I've been on it for about 2 weeks and am seeing some relief with my acne.

Why can't you take fish oils? What does it do to you? I just wish the fish oil pills were smaller!
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Scalp massage and manipulation is the best way to invigorate your scalp and keep the your blood flow moving nicely. it works to keep the scalp healthy and shiny. also change the type of shampoo and conditioner you are using. Try Matthew Gardson method, it's free and it works nicely.
When I started using it, My hair began growing so fast I could no longer wear bangs. I had to trim them every week & 1/2!
Based on my experience with M.Gardson's method, I've noticed a little bit of growth but of course it will take a some time.
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So your hair is really damaged and it's falling out? It's not a genetic thing right?
If not, then you need to start using really gentle products on your hair. Get moisturizing, gentle ones that don't irritate your scalp. Don't get drugstore brands of shampoo or conditioner and start researching about salon products that help your hair. Don't use too many hair products in your hair and opt for ones with more natural ingredients. Massage your scalp gently every day with your fingers and maybe try getting a hair thinning remedy at a store? Get sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners. Don't mess with your hair so much and let it stay natural for a while!
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I agree with castor oil, castor oil helped me A LOT when I was experiencing thinning hair
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grape seed oil is very good for thinning hair
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:19 PM   #18
 
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biotin helps.
also birth control if shes' on it can lead to hair thinning and loss of scalp hair.
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NU-GRO Hair Products entire line helps to grow and thicken hair.

Any change in medication or medical procedure using anesthesia can cause hair loss.
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Scalp massage and manipulation is the best way to invigorate your scalp and keep the your blood flow moving nicely. it works to keep the scalp healthy and shiny. also change the type of shampoo and conditioner you are using. Try Matthew Gardson method, it's free and it works nicely.
When I started using it, My hair began growing so fast I could no longer wear bangs. I had to trim them every week & 1/2!

heyy nice to know MGM worked for you....but can u pls tell me frm vher can i get MGM for free...or pls send me the link or so!!!
i cudn't actually find it!!
it wud b of gr8 help to me!!!...thnx
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