Preventing Hair Loss

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Woman Looking Shocked at the Hair in Her BrushWhen choosing your next bottle of shampoo, check the ingredients for SLS (sodium laurel sulfate) or SLES (sodium laurel ether sulfate). These are very common detergents added to many personal care products like shampoo, soap, even toothpaste. They can cause scalp irritation and thinning of the hair. I know a few people with thinning hair - including myself - and was very surprised to find this out.


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September 10, 2009

I have to wear my hair back all the time because of work. As a result, my hair has been starting to thin on the sides and on the top of my head. Is there anything I can use to thicken my hair? Like collagen tablets or flack seed oil? Thanks in advance.

By Grace Hernandez from Toms River, NJ


September 12, 20090 found this helpful

Check your medications. Some can make hair fall out.

September 13, 20090 found this helpful

I am experiencing hair loss myself. The Arthritis doctor went over all of my blood work and she told me to take
appearax for nails only double the dose for hair loss. If you look it up on line you will find info regarding this. I am going tomorrow to get some. Hopefully it will help!


I was told by another person, that signs of hair loss could be thyroid problems. So you really should go see a doctor. Good Luck.


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September 14, 20090 found this helpful

You would have to be pulling your hair pretty darn tighly for that to be the cause of hair loss. Hair loss is generally genetic or internal. Check with your doctor.


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September 14, 20090 found this helpful

Some medications can cause hair loss. Also stress can can do this, too. Sometimes hair loss is genetic and sometimes it happens as a person ages. The only way that I can see pulling your hair back for work would cause hair loss, would be if you are pulling it back so tightly that it would have to hurt.

September 18, 20090 found this helpful

Wear it back, but looser and let it down as soon as you can. Ditto on the doctor thing.

September 18, 20090 found this helpful

Walmart sells a shampoo and conditioner in their salon that was recommended to me. I have been using it and have seen a slight improvement which is better than going in the direction I was, with hair falling out.


The name of the product is Nioxin. I like it. Also get some Biotin it's good for your hair.

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February 23, 2011

Would anyone know how to thicken my thinning hair? I am 60 years old, so I know I am not going to have young hair again, but it is really embarrassing. My scalp is showing, but my hair is thick at the back. It is also grey which is not a problem. I use a full body shampoo, but it doesn't solve the problem. Many thanks.

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February 23, 20110 found this helpful

Consult your doctor to see if there is a reason for the thinning. There are remedies that you can buy over the counter but the thing is when you quit using them you lose the hair again and sometimes more than before.


I have the same problem and know of lots of other women that have the same problem and we just go with the flow.

February 24, 20110 found this helpful

I was getting thinned out hair on one side of my head due to years of using my blow dryer. Someone told me about CoQ10 and it works! CoQ10 is a natural over the counter supplement and it's meant for heart health. I Googled it before using and there is nothing I found on the internet about hair growth but this person that told me about it was so sure that it works.

Sure enough, after about a month of use, I had new hair sprouts where it was thinning! I was shocked.
I suggest a 60-100mg pill once a day. You should check with your doctor first, of course.

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