When one of my daughters was little, she had very wispy, very fine hair. A pharmacist recommended Biotin (back then - more than 20 years ago - they were tiny white pills. Now, they are huge!). I dosed her up and her hair improved. Now, as a 25 year old, she has beautiful long thick healthy hair.
I've had similar results using biotin. My GP recommended it after a test showed I had a deficiency. It took about a month of taking a mega dose for the difference to be really noticeable but wow, what a difference in hair, skin, and nails.
I have mild discoid type eczema and the biotin really-really-really helps! In the five years I've been taking biotin I've only had one flare-when I moved to the UK and couldn't find biotin supplements in the chemist shops. When the flare started I tried Amazon in desperation and hurrah - Amazon carries it!
I know what you mean about the horse pills and was especially pleased that the ones I get from Amazon are small tabs @10,000mcg each. I take two per day with a meal and it's working great for me.
Supposedly biotin in very high doses like mine are ok as it's almost impossible to 'overdose'. However anyone deciding biotin is for them needs to do the research (Mayo Clinic online has reliable information) and check with their health care provider before taking it.
My hairdresser suggested that I use Biotin also.
I am finding my hair becoming thicker and longer. Never had this before.
Hooray, finally after all these years something so simple doing such amazing things.
Being 77 year old, my hair is thinning. I can't afford Joan Rivers Cosmetic Hair Color to fill in the thinning area so I tried using my dry powder eyebrow color on my scalp, just like she does on her TV ad. It did a pretty good job of coverage.
I have fine, very straight hair. I would like to know which root lift products are best for giving it more lift and volume. I do use volume shampoos and they help.
Add an ounce of liquid pectin to 8 ounces of shampoo and to conditioner. Wash and condition as usual. You will find liquid pectin with canning supplies. I find the powder pectin doesn't work. Lots of luck
Styling gel such as my favorite; Paul Mitchell Tea Tree, applied to roots only will help. Blow dry against the growth. Usually bending over and partially drying your hair, then finish in the style you want.
The main thing is try to keep the styling product off the ends of your hair, as that weighs your hair down and you won't get the lift from the roots that you want.
Also, lift your hair with your fingers and spray the roots only, keeping the spray off the ends of your hair as it will weigh your hair down, and you won't get that lift.
My mom's hair is really starting to fall out from chemotherapy. She doesn't want to get a wig(this climate's very hot and humid and wigs can be uncomfortable). Do those horse shampoos really make hair look thicker? They're kind of expensive and mom doesn't want to try until she knows. Or does anybody know of another solution? Any help would be appreciated.
Joan from Chesapeake, VA
Two websites to look at: www.scalpmed.com and www.thymuskin.com. These products are pricey, but so worth it. Best of wishes to your mother.
Tell your mom not to wash her hair every day. Take a spray bottle with water and let it set for a couple of days and use that on her hair and comb thru. I was taking a medicine that made my hair fall out and I do this and my hair grew back in in a year. Shampoo has chemicals in it that cause hair to dry out and can make it brittle. Washing your hair once a week is all the hair needs to be clean. If your mom lets the natural oils build up in the hair this should help stop the stress on the hair folicule. The medicine she is taking causes stress for your hair and then when you wash it with shampoo makes it worse. I wash my hair once a week and use the water in a spray bottle the rest of the weak use a brush that has wide set bristles as not to pull the hair. Also stay away from putting it in pony tail holders and a short cut will take the weight off the hair folicule and it won't be as noticeable the loss of hair. Also take a vitamin pill daily...To replenish minerals lost from being ill. Hope this helps. I will pray for your mother and hope she will get better. God bless.
My daughter is 8 years old and she has very fine, thin hair. It grows slowly and breaks, it does not grow long. Please give me advice. I sometimes think maybe it might be the shampoo that's too strong for her.
I would take her to see a dermatologist. She may have Alopecia Areata. This is what causes young people to go bald prematurely. Sadly it does affect some girls. I hope this helps. Here is what webmd.com says.
Could be the shampoo...use a very mild children's shampoo. It could also be a lack of fiber in her diet. Hair and nails require fiber to grow strong.
What can I use for my hair to make it thicker. I have tried everything I see that's a hair thickening product, but no results. I'm feeling so hopeless when it comes to my hair. Everything I try seems to me that I'm only wasting my money on hopeless capsules and treatments. Please help. My hair is so thin that you can even see my scalp. It's very embarrassing for me to go out when I'm looking like this. It breaks my heart. Please tell me what to mix or anything. Please, I'm very desperate. I have straight hair, but it's too thin.
By Casline from South Africa
Take 5000 mg. biotin every day and always with a high potency B-complex. Also, please have your thyroid checked, as this is a common symptom of thyroid disease. I hope this helps.
Use shampoo products with panthenol in it. I have very thick hair and made the mistake in buying a shampoo with panthenol in it my hair seem to have trippled, so I KNOW shampoos with panthenol works. It clings to your hair shaft. And as recommended don't wash your hair everyday.
My hair is too thin. How do I thicken it?
Purchase from vitamin outlets such as Holland & Barrett in UK (not sure of the US equivalent): Silica, or horsetail vitamin tablets.
I do not believe you can "thicken" hair. You might try different shampoos & conditioners, to see if some of them might give your hair some body. Sometimes powerful medications can affect your hair, making less attractive than it was, or poor nutrition can also affect hair quality.
Does anyone know of something that really works and is really good to plump up thinning hair in women?
This photo was taken 2 yrs ago when I was 56 yrs old. It was at a time when Gliss shampoo and Gliss Conditioner for Coloured/Permed hair was still available.
My natural hair has always been fine. I naively believed at the time this pic was taken, that my hair had suddenly, miraculously become thicker, with swing, as each hair had suddenly gained girth!!! I was able to leave a towel on my hair whilst I applied my make-up, would then remove the towel to find my hair fell into shape and would only have to blow dry the bottom and sides of my hair into shape. The other added bonus was that because my hair was now so healthy, strong and thick that I could wear it long. I managed to grow it much longer than in the photo. (I would never have believed that any shampoo could give such amazing results). Then the black day dawned when I was no longer able to find my beloved shampoo. Gliss had discontinued it.
I have emailed Schwarzkopf many times asking them if any of their current shampoos have the unique ingredient that was used in the one for coloured/permed hair, but alas, have been ignored. I have found sites that supply the information about ingredients in currently available shampoos but I am still trying to find a list of those discontinued (hence my User name). Every shampoo I have tried since, (and that has been many £100's worth I might add!!) all claiming to 'volumise' have been bitterly disappointing. Unlike the prevailing conditioners that offer to deliver 'volume without weight', I, am looking for one that WILL deliver weight, to gain that 'swing' again to my hair. I can't imagine that I am the only woman who wants the swing back in her hair and also likes to wear her hair long.
I know this is a tall order folks, but if there is anyone out there who knows of a shampoo and conditioner that fits the bill, I would be eternally grateful. Better still, if there are women out there who would like to achieve what I did using the Gliss shampoo, maybe we could get together, petition Schwarzkopf to reinstate their miracle product!!!! Here's hoping, fingers crossed!!!
I've recently had great results with Matrix Amplify spray-in volumizer. I haven't tried the shampoo & I don't ever use conditioner, but I just started using the volumizer and love it. It is pricey, though, unfortunately, but a small amount does a lot. Good luck, hope you try it & love it like I do.
Does the use of horse shampoo such as Equiline cause greying of hair when used on humans? If it does what causes it? Is there a specific way to use horse shampoos for the treatment of thin and falling hair as when I used it it made my hair very hard?
I have thin, lifeless, hair with no body. I wear it short. Does anybody have any suggestions to give body to my hair?