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I have noticed for the last two months my hair has been falling more than usual. It just falls as I pull the stray ends - and more comes out. Obviously, the most is when I wash - detangle. I bought a B complex and have not seen results. I had blood work and my results according to my doctor are fine. My only thought was perhaps, my hair is on that falling stage. Honestly, I forget the actual name of the stage, could be resting stage.
In the meantime, I have ordered vegan vitamins from drugstore. They are meant for hair skin and nails. I am hoping it helps.

Any idea what else I can try? I wash twice a week, if I don't my hair gets matted and hard to detangle. Yes, I have dry hair.

Thanks
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Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
hair seems to be moody.
Does not seem to like oils
Does not like protein or too much?
Does not like rich products

So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.
Please get a print out or email of the actual results.

Doctors often say ferritin , Vitamin D or thyroid hormone levels are "fine" when they are not.

This is because unless your doctor specialises in nutrition or is a dermatolgist they use the lab range which can be set too low for optimum hair and nail growth.

Also if you can afford it go and see a dermatologist.
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thank you - today, I lost a lot of hair. It's scary, and I try not to let it get to me because otherwise, it stressful. I am going to find a dermatologist and even a naturapath.
3b/C with nicer curls on the bottom!
Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
hair seems to be moody.
Does not seem to like oils
Does not like protein or too much?
Does not like rich products

So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.
thank you - today, I lost a lot of hair. It's scary, and I try not to let it get to me because otherwise, it stressful. I am going to find a dermatologist and even a naturapath.
Originally Posted by followmesky
Supplements do not replace a nutrient dense, balanced and varied diet, they are intended to be exactly what they sound - supplements. You can do more harm than good randomly supplementing small groups because they work synergistically and in opposition, balance is critical and supplements should be used to fill in unavoidable gaps or treat known deficiencies only. Megadosing is never a good idea except under medical supervision.

The full B group vitamins are far from the most common deficiencies. Vegans are most likely to be deficient in omega-3 (DHA and EPA), vitamin B12, vitamin D, iron and calcium since the most bioavailable forms of each are in animal products only. Some do not get complete protein frequently enough. If you are vegan and have not been carefully balancing your daily diet and supplementing to date then deficiencies in one or more are highly likely and any can negatively affect skin and hair.

See a registered dietician or nutritionist qualified to honours degree level if you think the issue may be a dietary imbalance or deficiency, natural or alternative health practitioners are too often poorly qualified and don't take note of the published research.
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To be fair Firefox if she goes and sees a dermatologist they will do blood tests and depending on the results will either say take supplements of the one deficient vitamin/mineral or if there are more deficiencies recommend that she sees a dietitian.
Seek a second opinion from another reputable, general practitioner (family doctor). If you can, bring along a copy of your blood work results.
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I went to a naturapath and my results were vitamin d deficiency and anemia.
I started taking iron ( 2x) a day every other day and (1x) every day. I am also taking VItamin D3, which was really low. I am going crazy, I have never lost so much hair in my life. It makes me cry to see where my hair is. I really try not to let it get to me and go on but I can't help but notice the visible thinning, especially on my temples. I
My sister told me about a hair supplement product called follicle fuel. I sent it to my naturapath to see if it was safe. I got the okay. So, I will buy it with hopes that it helps. May God help me. I can't do anything else.
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3b/C with nicer curls on the bottom!
Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
hair seems to be moody.
Does not seem to like oils
Does not like protein or too much?
Does not like rich products

So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.
Followmesky there is no quick fix.

Regardless what you take it will take a minimum of 3 months to raise your vitamin D levels to a sufficient level - though more commonly 6 months to raise it to an optimal level.

The practitioner should test your calcium and phosphate levels as if these are low you may have damaged bones. This is more of a concern than your hair.

Aneamia takes a minimum of a year to resolve as they have to sort out both your hemaglobin levels and your ferritin levels. Ferritin levels take months to build.

In the meantime you need to over haul your diet to ensure you get enough magnesium, calcium, vitamin k and other vitamins and minerals. It's cheaper than taking expensive supplements like follicle fuel.
FMS, my thoughts are with you and I wish you total success. Sounds like this is very difficult - like this is going to call for some patience, for now.

Although I would personally stick with traditional (allopathic) medicine, I truly hope you have success with naturopathy. I just hope you find whatever works best for you, regardless of treatment modality.
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Thanks Korkscrew. I appreciate your kind words.
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3b/C with nicer curls on the bottom!
Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
hair seems to be moody.
Does not seem to like oils
Does not like protein or too much?
Does not like rich products

So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.
FMS, would you mind posting your progress with the follicle fuel? I am having very similar problems with hair loss as you are except mine has been happening for over a year. I am really interested to see how this works for you because, the testimonials all over the internet make it seem that this product is worth trying. Thank you so much, and good luck!
I've been where you are as well, but not to that extreme. A naturopath was the only one that was able to help me as well. She's the one that found my food intolerances and major gluten sensitivity. Heck, I went to a GI doc and he didn't bother testing for anything. (I did have this confirmed with another test by my gyno) I used to lose a ton of hair in the shower, and it is very concerning. I looked back at a blood test I had that showed low B12, but my doctor never said anything about it. If you aren't getting these nutrients in your diet (whether you're vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, just don't like certain foods, whatever) it is important to supplement.

It is going to take a while to notice a difference. It took me about a year to notice the health my hair and nails improving with the proper diet for myself, as well as supplementing.
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