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Old 08-08-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
 
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Hello,

I have thinning at the crown of my hairline...I have been to 3 dermatologist...not one of them told me it was traction alopecia...but they did say it was from pulling my hair back-which i don't do all that often.

I need a solution..as the dermatologists didn't provide any...except don't try your hair back!

Can ANYONE reccommend any thing to help my hair grow back??
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:02 AM   #2
 
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Hello,

I have thinning at the crown of my hairline...I have been to 3 dermatologist...not one of them told me it was traction alopecia...but they did say it was from pulling my hair back-which i don't do all that often.

I need a solution..as the dermatologists didn't provide any...except don't try your hair back!

Can ANYONE reccommend any thing to help my hair grow back??
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:08 AM   #3
 
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I also had thinning at the hairline and my derm. told me I had to stop roller setting and blowing out my hair, which is why I started going curly. He said I needed to be as gentle with my hair as possible.

He also recommended Rogaine. If you are in the U.S. it's available at most drugstores. There is also generic Rogaine but I bought some and couldn't open it. When I finally got it to open it spilled all over, so now I just buy the Rogaine.

My derm recommended the Rogaine foam for men - but said only to use it once a day instead of twice a day. That way you are getting the recommended amount for women. The foam is much easier to use than the liquid. It has helped my hairline. Not perfect but definitely an improvement. HTH. Good luck!

ETA: Sorry - I didn't realize - it looks like you are in Australia and I don't know if Rogaine is available where you are. Please post back and let us know how you are doing.
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Hi Curlypearl,

No I am actually in Canada. And Rogaine is available here. Do you know if there are any side effects?
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Hi there. My dermatologist wrote me a corticosteroid ointment prescription and recommended Extra strength Rogain. I was recently diagnosed with female pattern baldness/alopecia! I have cried endlessly about it but, when going natural I used Shea Moisture Thickening Growth line.. The whole line. I tea searched what oils stimulated growth and hair follicles. I then started working on a regimen after buying loads and loads of natural hair products. Here is my before and after. You can grow your hair. Be patient and ask the savior to help you. Traction Alopecia-imageuploadedbycurltalk1347414751.335798.jpgTraction Alopecia-imageuploadedbycurltalk1347414773.114066.jpg
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I have been natural since Jan 1 , 2011
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I meant since Jan. 2012
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:34 AM   #8
 
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I'm no expert but i would prepoo hair with jojoba oil on the scalp (massaging it for a minute or so) and and extra virgin coconut oil. Put shower cap and satin bonnet and sleep with it.Do not use shampoo with sulfates. Or better yet do the Curly Girl Method and wash hair with silicone free conditioners.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:37 AM   #9
 
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The coconut oil is for the hair. Of course both oils will mix but that is ok. They say jojoba is like the sebum on your scalp and coconut oil is the best oil for going inside your hair and giving it strength.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:03 AM   #10
 
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It has been said thousands of times, but here is what works:
1. Change diet. Eat foods loaded with sulfur eat more garlic and onions.
2. Exercise at least twice per week. Going for a walk will boost circulation and blow flow to the scalp. It will also produce sweat and scalp sebum. This is essential for hair growth.
3. Try using natural hair care products that don't have chemicals. Try Aubrey or Beauty 4 Ashes.
4.Take supplements. Flax oil. To get you hair growing you need to take the raw form and not the pills. Go to Vitamin Shoppe and purchase the whole bottle. You can add the oil directly to a salad or just take it by the spoonful.
5. Wash your hair at least once every two weeks.

Getting you hair to recover will take work, but it is a lot cheaper than laser, but your hair will be stronger.

I wish you the best. hair loss happens. You are beautiful. Wear a wig until you get it back, this way you can still wash your hair.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:44 PM   #11
 
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Hi Curlypearl,

No I am actually in Canada. And Rogaine is available here. Do you know if there are any side effects?
I haven't had any side effects. Apparently, if you use it correctly and don't overuse it, it's considered very safe. It might cause scalp irritation if you overuse it and if you really over use it, it can definitely be harmful.

How is your scalp/hair doing now?
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