Hi while it is not uncommon for excessive shedding to occur after giving birth , it usually self corrects after a few months. However some women do continue to shed and there are several reasons that this may have happened in your case. First off studies shoe that women density and diameter begin to change in our mid 30’s which is about the time peri- menopause can start leading to shifts in normal balance and just like skin, our hair can start ageing and over time lose density. On top of that stress, diet and lack of certain vitamin can contribute, low vitamin D, B’s, iron and zinc have an effect.Even declining thyroid while not hypothyroid yet it still can affect our bodies.
While biotin is a type of vitamin that plays a functional role in hair growth, there are other vitamins that can help improve the overall health of your hair. Vitamin E is one such key vitamin that acts as an antioxidant and helps to reduce the oxidative stress on your scalp. This greatly affects hair growth, and this was proven by a study published in the Tropical Life Sciences Research journal (2). Another vitamin that is useful is vitamin C. It removes the dead cells build-up from the scalp and unclogs the hair follicles. This can improve hair growth as well (3). Vitamin C tablets can be added to a carrier oil and used to massage the scalp. Internal supplements of both these vitamins also help.
For me, I have chosen not to use this any longer even though I was starting to see regrowth. Since I stopped using this my face has slowly started to shed the puffiness features and the large dark bags/circles have started to diminish but it is slow to regain my “old face.”
Foligen is a vitamin-packed formula designed to stop hair loss and speed up new hair growth. It contains biotin for healthy hair, nails, and skin, plus folic acid to regenerate dead follicles. Besides Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and minerals like iron and magnesium, it has traditional herbal remedies for hair loss like horsetail extract and saw palmetto. If you’re already taking a supplement, check that Foligen won’t overdose you because it’s powerful!
Another name for hair loss post-pregnancy is Telogen Effluvium. A fall in the estrogen levels after pregnancy leads to this condition. It mostly happens in the 3 to 6 months period after pregnancy. Telogen Effluvium is a very common cause of hair loss among women; an average of around 40% to 50% women experience hair fall for a temporary period of time post-pregnancy.
On the other hand, if you choose a natural product, be sure to choose one that uses scientific research on which to base its formulas. Look for a treatment system that is approved by the FDA or Health Canada, and one that has proved its effectiveness during clinical trials. However, non-drug based products do not require FDA approval, but needed to be registered.
WARNING! Please read up on the side effects before buying this. I did light research before buying this and felt satisfied with what I had read. After two months of using this I did indeed notice tiny hairs along my crown starting to sprout. I was beyond excited. During this time I started to notice that my face looked like it was retaining water and I developed bags underneath my eyes. I changed my coffee intake, started to go to bed earlier, I even started to sleep with the heater on at night because my face was swollen every morning. It wasn’t horrible but co-workers began to ask me if I was tired or they would comment that I didn’t look rested. I went so far as to buy eye masks and totally changed me routine. I assumed it was stress. Finally one night, tired of a lengthy routine to prevent my face from swelling I started to think about what was the only difference in my routine. In between reading up on anti-inflammatory supplements I washed my face, brushed my teeth, and applied the hair treatment. Within 20 minutes I had large bags again under my eyes which hadn’t been there earlier (I had iced my eyes with my mask). It was enough for me to look into the side effects of Rogaine and its generic products.
The Nioxin Minoxidil is formulated specifically for those that experience hereditary hair loss. A better choice for mechanically damaged hair is the Nioxin system kit #4, in combination with Hair Booster. The Hair Booster is infused with ultra concentrated CoZyme-10 vitamin complex especially designed for those areas of low density. This will help strengthen the hair and help prevent future breakage. The order you should apply these products is: Nioxin Shampoo #4, Nioxin Therapy Conditioner #4, Hair Booster on towel dried hair, and last Scalp Treatment #4 on towel dried hair.
I was using it and noticed my hair getting thicker after a few weeks. I wound up eventually stopping use. After awhile, my hair was coming out again, so I am back using it once again. It definitely does work, and I will keep using it. The only down side is, I think it fades my hair color a bit….
Practice relaxation techniques if you’re feeling stressed, because stress can shock the hair follicles and cause them to stop producing. When you feel anxious, close your eyes and inhale slowly through your nose. Hold your breath for a second, then let the air out through your mouth. Imagine yourself in a peaceful place, such as a forest or the beach, or play soft music as you relax.
Ms. Imhof, who lives in Land O’Lakes, Fla., was skeptical. The company’s before and after photos seemed too good to be true. But she went for a consultation and made the cut. (Harklinikken’s products are not available to anyone with autoimmune illnesses like alopecia or baldness from scarring, or anyone who is unlikely to see at least a 30 percent increase in growth.)
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Lost hair due to medicine I was taking.. My hair was so thin!! Had to cut my hair short just to hide if. Rogaine not only helped my hair grow back.. It helped the rest of my hair grow so fast my hair is now down to the small of my back and thicker. Thank you, rogaine, for helping me get my confidence back!
According to Men’s Fitness, Minoxidil will help slow the hair loss process, preserve the hair you have, and regrow hair more quickly. The six month supply of unscented topical solution is clinically proven to help regrow hair and revitalize hair follicles. The easy-to-use application can be used once daily. Simply apply the solution along the scalp using the dropper.
The first search I did on the side effects answered all of my questions. I then read as much as I could. The active ingredient MINOXIDIL has been known to cause facial swelling, puffiness, dark circles under the eye, as well as bags under the eyes. There are other side effects that are not as noticeable and very much tolerable, but since facial swelling is not something that can be hid and directly affects your appearance, it is vital that you know this is a POTENTIAL side effect you may endure.
The First Step consists of antioxidant shampoo, the Second is the scalp booster and the third is the hair follicle stimulator. It is advised that you only use these three products to get the best results.
Prenatal vitamins are designed to supply a pregnant woman with all the required amounts of vitamins and minerals. There is no proof that these can aid hair growth. The difference seen by pregnant women in their hair is due to the pregnancy hormones and not these vitamins.
The other currently approved drug for hair loss is Propecia (generic name, finasteride). It works only for men. Why? It keeps the male sex hormone testosterone from forming its DHT by-product. DHT signals shorten the growth phase — and lengthen the rest stage — of hormone-sensitive follicles.
Surgery can be an effective option for men with male pattern baldness, says Kobren. The procedure’s success is predicated on moving DHT resistant hair to areas on the scalp that previously grew DHT-sensitive hair. Because DHT sensitivity is rarely the problem for women, they almost never gain long-term benefit from the procedure.
Brush your hair once per day (especially before bedtime) to increase circulation to the area. Make sure you’re eating foods that promote hair growth. And I would personally recommend taking biotin in pill form.