How can I treat falling hair? This problem occurs especially in summer. After a shower I can see 50-100 hairs have fallen. Usually I see them in my bedding. On the floor I can see so many hairs have fallen every day.
My hair is also very thin and of medium length. In particular I do not have much hair in the front area of my head. I do not have any bad disease that requires any strong medicine. But I have had straightening done on my hair some time back. I am very frustrated. Please help me. Does anyone have the same experience? Do you know of any home remedies or medicine that might help? Thank you.
First and foremost, stop stressing yourself out! That leads to hair loss. So relax and try out the following things. Massage your head with olive oil once a week, not only do head massages feel awesome, but they stimulate the scalp resulting is better hair growth. Stop buying shampoos with sulfate laureth. It is the chemical in soaps and shampoos that strips the dirt and oils from the hair which tends to dry it out. Try only conditioning the hair that falls below your ears, as the hair that is near our scalp tends to be oilier naturally. Do not brush your hair while it is wet. Instead take a wide toothed comb and run that through your hair post shower/wash.
Hope these tips helps! (05/18/2010)
We all lose about 100 strands of hair from our head each and every day and it's completely normal! We have over 100,000 hairs on our head so it's nothing to worry about! Those hundred hairs we lose a day are part of about a seven year cycle and is the age of those particular hairs that fall out and then new hair begins growing in those follicles that they came from. It's a natural and balanced cycle. Any hairstylist who paid attention during their physiology classes in cosmetology school will verify that for you. My classes were 40 years ago and I still remember.
If you think some of those hairs you find are due to breakage then simply be more gentle with you hair :-)
Try apple cider vinegar. I had tried everything, vitamins, shampoos, expensive hair treatments. Nothing helped. I started taking apple cider vinegar for my acid reflux and my hair stopped falling out, also my reflux stopped. I did some research and found out that if your ph balance is off it can cause hair loss. Google ph balance of the body and also apple cider vinegar. I buy my vinegar from the health food store and take it with a little water. But you can buy it in tablet form. I hope this helps. (05/19/2010)
The key to your problem was when you said your hair on front was very thin and it keeps breaking. You need to get a complete hormone test not by a man, but a female ob-gyn because the female hormone estrogen (lack of) or progesterone (male hormone) all combined with thyroid and probably yours is related to thyroid hormone will cause breaking, thinning, and complete hair loss.
I spent 7 years with what you describe and once I got them balanced I don't lose my hair and the thinning has stopped, I can actually have a hairstyle and perm if I want now. You are right it is not normal to be this way so have it checked very soon. It also helps with nerves because you suddenly are a lot calmer and you see things differently. I couldn't believe the difference in just 1 week.
Let me just note here too that I didn't take nerve medicine (I am allergic to all of that), but truly when your hormones are normal the balance is complete including nerves, when your hair comes out there truly is a lot of tension with it or was with me. I didn't want to become bald and I was pretty close to it when I finally got it balanced. (05/20/2010)
Hair dryers and hair color products can also cause some hair damage/lose. Stress is also a factor. I retired four years ago and I have all these four year long hairs. I neither color or blow dry my waist length hair and I do not even attempt to brush it with a baby soft brush until it is nearly dry. I also have a even newer crop of hair coming in, about an inch long now as my diet has become more healthy. I can't say what has helped the most, but something has changed. I would check with a doctor and change to a mild shampoo. Good luck. (05/23/2010)
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