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By Joyce Lambert from Nokomis, AL
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When I was a little girl, my mother brushed our hair very vigorously with a brush to bring up the blood from the scalp to nourish the hair follicles. Then she made us wash our hair with shampoo two times followed by a vinegar rinse using 1/4 vinegar to 1 quart of water.
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I am in a hair fashion emergency. I dyed my hair back to its original black color about a week ago. I relaxed my hair today. I was washing it out and all my hair started falling out in clumps, I freaked out and had a panic attack. Now my hair is very thin and looks and feels weak.
I have a weave sewn into my hair and now the hair that is suppose to cover the track is gone or the hair is very short like it was cut or chopped off. I need to know if there is something that I can use to cover up the area where the tracks are showing and make the hair look longer, fuller or thicker until the hair starts to grow back.
Is there a hair mousse that I can use or spray? Or maybe clip ons? I don't want to spend a lot of money just to fix one spot or area of my hair. Where can I go to find a clip on piece for no more than $20-30? Also I need the mousse or spray to have a coloring effect as well because now the hair that was dyed had changed color to like maybe a cooper or a brownish color. I am traveling this week to a very important event and I cant have my hair look like this. Can somebody help me please?
By Jennifer from Brooklyn, NY
Call a few dollar stores and ask if they sell clip-on hair pieces. Also call a beauty supply store and talk to the employee who is a licensed cosmetologist. They will be able to help you.
I don't know how much clip on hair pieces cost, but I've seen them in Ulta and I think Sally's Beauty Supply.
Gosh, I'm so sorry this happened to you! I hope that someone who knows more about this sort of thing can offer some good advice. Can you go without processing your hair for a while to give it a break? I hope there is some sort of super-duper conditioning or repair treatment to help! Best of luck
ohhh.. :( My daughter did this about 5 yrs ago against my better judgment. She is still paying the price. The best thing to do is get to a salon, or your regular hairdresser. My daughter has to go at least every 3 months and does not buy over the counter hair products any more.
Ohhh no...so sorry this happened! I was a licensed cosmetologist for quite some time, and I dealt with all sorts of these emergencies. First you must rid yourself of the idea that this is a hair FASHION emergency, it is far more than that. It is a hair health emergency, and how you deal with it now will have a lot to do with how your hair fares in the future.
First, I hate to break the news, but in order to get your hair back on the right track, you really need to avoid the weave, extra additives, and color at least for now. I know you are not going to like this but your safest bet right now would be to go natural for at least 6 months, and have the damaged hair cut off. The reason is, your hair and scalp were traumatized. The current damage will travel up the hair shaft if you do not remove it, and weaves, braids, styling aids and chemicals will only cause more stress on your scalp.
I would recommend finding a stylist who is good with chemical free styling as well as other types of styling, and give your hair and scalp a rest for at least 6 months before you even contemplate anything else. At that point I would definitely consult with a professional before any chemicals are applied. For future reference, there are colors which can be used the same day as a relaxer. They are not permanent but they are also not damaging. Consult a professional about these things as well before you try any. Although you may not like my recommendations now, you will be amazed how much progress you will make in 6 months time, and you may like the low maintenance of a natural style better over time anyway.
There is no rule that says your hair has to be straight or black to be pretty, so keep that in mind as you plan your future haircare regimens. While your hair and scalp are recuperating pick up a few natural hairstyle magazines from the grocery store and see all the cute styles available now. Good luck, and please take my suggestions to heart, because the future health of your hair and scalp may depend on it.
I am so sorry this happened, it is absolutely traumatic. Everyone has great suggestions. Mine is vitamins and minerals to help nourish from inside out. Make sure you go to a very well informed vitamin & mineral store. Not WalMart.
I do not have any ideas as to do with your hair at the moment but,as your hair grows in have your Doctor give you a prescription or buy over the counter ( unsure of price) Folic Acid.I use this because of certain presciptions I am on causes me to lose my hair.This has helped my hair alot.It is thicker and should help you also.I wish I could help you more!!
Good Luck and give it a try. Darlene
I had this happen to me also one time when I was perming my hair. It started falling out. I guess it was too strong or something. I stopped using chemicals on my hair for a long time. I don't really color my hair anymore or highlight it like I used to. Just more content with the way I am as I got older, but I remember those days well.
It will grow out! I had a time when I had a bad leg, and for some reason the meds made me sleep all the time, long story short, I ended up with a head sized tangle that wouldn't come out. I had it all cut by my husband and then I went to the salon to have it shaped.
Believe me your hair will grow back. I would say wear a light cap that lets air in and go natural for a while. God Bless You, Robyn
I suffered with the problem of hair loss. The middle part of my head has totally gone bald. So, I want to know is there any natural solution is available to grow hair?
I had taken a typhoid vaccine 20 days ago. Now my hair is falling so much. What should I do now? Which foods should I eat now?
By Xudi Rao
Please call your doctor immediately and explain your problem. Hair thinning is a possible side effect of contracting typhoid fever but may or may not be a result of a vaccination. There could possibly be another unrelated reason but your doctor will be able to help you.
What can I take to prevent hair loss?
By Doreen Baker from La Paz BCS, Mexico
It would depend on what is causing the hair loss. Some medications cause it, in some people it is stress, Sometimes it is genetic. There are several items along the lines of Rogaine, but once you start using these products you have to keep on using it or the loss will start up again, and some people have told me when that happens it is worse. I have learned to live with mine, and I have a couple spots that are almost bald. I am on a couple prescriptions that cause it.
Redhatterb, has given you some good information. Scroll down to the ThriftyFun Archives below on this page and you will see oodles more information. The biggest thing to remember is that losing up to 100 hairs a day is completely normal so don't stress about this normal hair loss. :-)
Hey girls, try biotin 5000 mcg and folic acid 800 mcg, and try to eat the food which contain more protein. Hair is made of protein. Best of luck. Hope it works for you.
I went through a crazy hair dyeing experience and basically all the hair on the top of my head fell out. So I have shoulder length hair, but the top of my head looks like it's been buzz cut! I'm embarrassed. Does anyone have any solutions on how I can fix this? Thank you.
I am suffering from hair loss so please give me advise how to stop this and also some food and home remedies as well.
Hi - I had always had very thick hair until a few years ago when I developed a thyroid problem. My hair started falling out by large amounts with every brushing and my doctor really had no advice except to wait until my medication took effect and maybe that would stop the thinning.
A friend told me to try Biotin as that had helped her. I have now used Biotin for several years and my hair is back as thick as before and I see only a few hairs with each brushing.
The following is some information I found on a doctor web site that I give to all my friends who have this problem. I take a Biotin supplement of 5,000 Meg a day and it has helped my hair and my nails to return to a healthy state.
Biotin: This is a B vitamin of importance for healthy hair. Good sources of biotin include: brewer's yeast, bulgur wheat, lentils, sunflower seeds, soybeans, and walnuts.
Try Google with "how to stop hair loss" and you will see a lot of information (including ads) but you will also find a lot of good info.
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My friend has difficulty with her hair. It is tangling and she is having hair loss.
Rub peanut on her head. My nanny used to do it with my uncle all the time in Venezuela, and by Jove it worked. Good luck!
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