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Unread 10-26-2010, 04:42 AM   #1
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Hair Loss suppliments

I have been trying to pursue some sort of diagnosis for bald spots and hair loss but all the tests so far have come out clear. I've shed a lot of hair in the last three years and have lost about 10 kilos in the last year... but the hair loss intensified about a month after I had given up on restricting calories entirely.

"Stress" and "nutrition" are the only culprits anyone seems to be able to implicate.

Only, I've not been stressed in the least, take a multivitamin, eat organic and am not avoiding any particular foods or rationing calories.

But for whatever reason ~ it's falling out.

Can anyone recommend some suppliments that might be able to help me get... whatever it is I'm not getting from eating a diet already heavy on fresh fruit, veggies, meat and ocaisional seafood.

Has anyone found a magic bullet for their own hair loss problems?
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Unread 10-26-2010, 07:25 AM   #2
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try using less shampoo for one thing. that can cause a lot of problems. I always thought hairloss was a weird bodily double standard, especially for guys. we keep shaving our facial hair and that NEVER goes bald. yet for some reason the hair on our heads which we take care of the most decides to quit.
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Unread 10-26-2010, 07:25 AM   #3
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I don't think there's a magic bullet

But zinc, b12 and iron are common culprits. Multivitamins and
Ferrous sulphate (both over the counter stuff) might help?

Have you been to your doctor and had some bloods
Done?? It might be something as simple as anaemia (low red blood cell or iron count depending on the type of anaemia)

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Unread 10-26-2010, 04:04 PM   #4
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Not a nutritional solution, but how to you ususally wear your hair? If your hair is worn pulled-back tightly on a regular basis, it can lead to hair loss.
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Unread 11-01-2010, 12:23 PM   #5
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Have you had your thyroid levels checked...?

Hair loss and weight loss can be hyperthyroid symptoms. D: So definitely think about seeing an endocrinologist if you haven't already.
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Unread 11-01-2010, 01:08 PM   #6
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I dunno if you wear wigs a lot but that can contribute to it. My hair is really thin now, mostly cause I keep it colors, but I think the wigs help. Just like wearing hats all the time.
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Unread 11-02-2010, 03:26 AM   #7
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Had a full blood panel done.

Nothing is out of the ordinary. Endocrinologist is also clear.

They gave me a little bottle of something called "Derumozooru" (Delmozol? Dermozol?) for the bald patch and have me rubbing that on morning and night. No sign of regrowth after a week and a half.

Next up is the dermatologist.

In the meantime I've doubled my protein intake and am trying to drink as much water as possible. It hasn't helped in the least. It just seems to be making my face feel a little greasier.
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Unread 11-02-2010, 03:43 AM   #8
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i heard taking biotin and also applying olive oil in your hair can slightly work
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Unread 11-02-2010, 03:57 AM   #9
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Genetics.

Try what you will and hope for the best, But sometimes you just draw the short straw.

I wish you the best though, Hopefully some of the tips here will help you out.
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Unread 11-02-2010, 08:26 AM   #10
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Make sure your getting enough protien I'm a vegetarian and if I dont take a protien pill I'll lose my hair
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Unread 11-02-2010, 08:25 PM   #11
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You could try taking prenatal vitamins?? I know a lot of girls who try that. I personally have never given it a shot myself. I think everyone has the occasional freak out about losing their hair, but routinely we go through more hair loss during different seasons.
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Unread 11-03-2010, 06:24 AM   #12
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Try a regimen of castor oil. Twice a week, before you go to bed, put castor oil on your roots/scalp (don't use a lot as its really messy) and put your hair up in a cheap plastic shower cap and sleep in it. In the morning, wash it out completely. Also, try using a non sulfate shampoo. Most regular shampoos actually dry out your hair in order to clean it (that's why there is conditioner).

Taking supplements like biotin and fish oil are said to help as well.

These things don't work overnight so you have to give it time.
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Unread 11-27-2010, 07:20 PM   #13
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I noticed my hair falling out a lot before I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. It doesn't sound like anything you might have, but just wanted to let you know you aren't alone.

Fish oil, biotin, and magnesium are some of the things I take to help.

Good luck.
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Unread 11-27-2010, 07:40 PM   #14
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I'm currently using:

-medicated shampoo and conditioner for thin-looking hair (from my mother, who is worried)
-a small, soft back brush with widely spaced bristles (also from my mother)
-flaxseed oil capsules (mother)

I'm currently eating:
-hijiki ( for zinc, vitamin B)
-beans (for plant protein)
-lean chicken (protein)
-scallops, shrimp, fish (for some variety and fish oils)
-vegatable juice (in leiu of a multivitamin, since I was worried about potential vitamin A in excess)

Currently doing:
-washing hair only three times a week (much more pulls out after washes)
-spending all of my time at home with my hair down (fearing traction alopecia)
-changing my part daily and wearing a variety of up-styles much looser than usual (again, fearing traction alopecia)
-avoiding wearing wigs and going to cosplay events. I figured a bit of time off might be in order before the December rush which is bound to take off LOADS of my hair in the shuffle.

After about a month of this, the shedding has slowed a little bit (from about 200 strands shed a day to 150 or so) and there are signs of some regrowth in the bald spot. It isn't enough to cover what has already shed even when it grows out and the spot is slowly growing in area, but it's encouraging nonetheless.
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Unread 11-27-2010, 11:36 PM   #15
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Don't comb or brush your hair when wet. At all. Also, you may not feel stressed but you might feeling some strain, and this is your body's way of reacting to it. I would be careful with the medicated shampoo until you see a dermatologist. You could be treating one condition as another and making it worse with out realizing it. You may need to take an iron pill or something, as I believe anemia can cause hair loss, and your diet isn't very iron rich. (I'm not a fan of red meat, and tend be borderline anemic, though I was anemic for a while, and I noticed my hair was off until I got my iron back up) do you notice your hair loss is worse right around your period? If so, you might was to get your iron levels checked.
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