I am actually a female but would love to hear your thoughts about the side effects of using minoxidil on skin. Supposedly it impairs collagen production and so speeds up the appearance of wrinkles. Is that true? Is there anything to support that or to disprove that? That is literally the ONLY reason why I am not using minoxidil like… RIGHT now!
My scalp is dry, itchy, and irritated everywhere. I’ve been using H&S Clinical Strength shampoo for 2-3 years and its been pretty good at keeping it under control. I’ve been using rogaine for about 1 year now and I’m trying to avoid propecia if possible. Recently my hairline has quickly recede, and I’m not sure what to do. My friend said to start using nizoral every couple days. Do you recommend Nizoral for every few days? If so, what conditioner do you recommend and what shampoo do you recommend for the other days of the week when not using Nizoral? Thanks for your help – great site.
In the past few years, medicine has made tremendous strides in the treatment of men’s hair loss. With the advent of 5-alpha-reductace inhibitors such as Propecia and the evolution of surgical hair restoration, living with noticeable hair loss is no longer inevitable. For the first time in the history it is now possible to stop or slow the progression of hair loss and to replace lost hair through surgery with completely natural results.
I am thinking of buying Khadi henna to colour my hair. I am suffering lately from hair loss and I have stopped using chemicals on my head. Can you please tell me if you know this brand. Here in Europe is very difficult to find a good brand.
Kobren encourages women interested in using minoxidil to buy it over-the-counter to save money. Lots of companies will add minoxidil to expensive shampoos and charge top dollar, he says, when straight minoxidil is available for much less money at regular pharmacies.
Finasteride, also known by the brand name Propecia, is a pill that’s FDA-approved but only for men. Although effective, there is a risk for heart problems, increased heart rate, edema, headaches, and weight gain.
If you think a medicine may be causing hair loss, talk with the doctor who prescribed the medicine. Ask if the medicine could be causing your hair loss. If the medicine seems to be the cause, ask your doctor whether you can take another medicine.
I am now, and unfourtunately i’ve recently developed anorexia- but I’m trying my best at the moment. I also have keretosis pilaris so it’s hard to get my hair to grow- it’s really slow… Any types of foods I should or shouldn’t eat?
Hi I had the most amazing hair a woman would die for. Long silky shiny voluminous awesome hair. I did crash dieting in order to lose weight. Instead I lost all my hair. I stopee combing my hair since 5 years in fear of losing more. It hurts. A lot. All I want to know is, is it possible to regain the previous amount again. And how? Help. Thanks .
He advises people interested in transplants to comb through the site for someone in their area. But Kobren cautions that the site is just a starting point — a place to begin to do due diligence. Just because someone is listed there, says Kobren, doesn’t make him or her the right practitioner for a particular client.
Saw palmetto extracts and supplements can work well for hair thinning because they keep testosterone levels balanced. Opinions about saw palmetto as an effective hair growth agent are mixed, but there are studies that indicate it to be beneficial.
I have tried this remedy and it works, first of all in order to immediately stop hair fall you have to shave your head, I shaved my head seven times backwards (against the growth angle of hair) after every two days, and every night apply coconut oil mixed with small amount of antimony (Surma), gently massage for 20 – 30 minutes, leave for the night and wash in morning with bath soap (Like lifebuoy) do not use perfumed soaps or shampoo, try to give your scalp as much air and sunlight possible, keep applying coconut oil and antimony till you get satisfactory results, I am still applying this method and believe me I have 70% improvement!
I am 19 and I started noticing thinning at the age of 16. I was diagnosed by a dermatologist that I have androgenic alopecia and ever since then, I\’ve felt so hopeless that there isn\’t anything natural that can cure it or prevent the hair thinning from DHT from the scalp. At times, just feel like ending my life. For me, my hair is apart of my personality and persona and without it, I feel hopeless and dead inside. Some people don\’t understand and it might sound ridiculous to them, but its true.
The bottle lasts for a least a few months, and makes your hair feel clean and strong after use. The product does function to stop hair from coming out in big clumps, but users seem unsure of whether it actually stimulates new hair growth at all.
Hi Minaz, I started following your blog from past 2 days.. Firstly you are doing an amazing job through this blog. Coming to me .. I am 34 yrs old female working(computer job) mom of 3yr old boy staying in India. I always prefer natural products/remedies for anything and everything. Last year July,2015, for the first time I smoothened my hair thinking that straight hair will look good on me as my natural hair is wavy. But now I realized that my natural hair is my best hair and started loving my wavy hair. No regrets for smoothening my hair as it helped me to realize the value of my hair. From the month of May,2016 , I started 1 hr of head massage on a weekly basis by going to parlour. I am using coconut oil with 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil for massage. But I am seeing lots of hair loss after I started with this weekly massage. When I started searching about head massage causing hair loss, that’s when I found your site. I am happy I could read your articles. I just want to get rid of my smoothened hair at the earliest and get back long wavy hair. Would love to hear your thoughts.
Of course, this is the most risky process, but if you want your hair bad enough the payoff may be worth it. Also, surgery can be a very expensive process because a lot of insurance companies will not cover this kind of surgery, so the options must be weighed carefully.
hey iam 20 yrs old and having hair loss.iam trying to eat healthy like protiens and nuts but still no use.pls help.i hav been losing hair since a very long time-2yrs.trying diffrnt methods to stop it.:-(
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Baldness is a condition denoted by an absence of hair. According to University of Virginia Health System, it is usually detectable on the scalp, but other places bearing hair can also undergo hair loss. It is found to be most prevalent in men.
Just recently, AskMen broke down all the causes leading to male pattern baldness, an ailment that unfortunately affects most men going into the age of 35 and “accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men.” Scary, we know. But don’t be so quick to give up hope.
Your hair needs a regular supply of vitamins and minerals – such as vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, iron, calcium, biotin, zinc – to grow healthy and strong. Fruits and vegetables like orange, banana, berries, kiwi, apple, apricot, green leafy vegetables, cauliflower, carrot, pumpkin, and melon must be eaten in sufficient amounts as they provide the necessary nutrients that are required for the healthy hair growth.
New hair will replace the old that is lost, so you can still maintain that thick hair of yours. However, it’s a completely different story when you start losing more hair than what you can replace – as this may lead to baldness.
The shampoo is advertised as organic but does contain inorganic ingredients, which is what much of the criticism is about. For those prone to a dry scalp, it’s best to use conditioner with this product.
Why? Unwanted hair growth (sideburns, for example) is a reported side effect of minoxidil. The belief is that a higher concentration of minoxidil would result in more unwanted hair, which is why women are instructed to use it less often. However, the study in Skin Therapy Letter reports that unwanted hair was more common in 2 percent minoxidil solutions than 5 percent, and women are instructed to use Rogaine’s 2 percent solution twice daily — so what gives?
Vinegar has nutrients that are highly effective in your hair. It has potassium that makes it tough and also reduces dandruff. Dandruff is a cause of hair fall; it acts as a clog to the hair pores which makes it difficult for your hair to grow healthy.
In instituting Stem Cell Therapy in the treatment of Hair Loss, a scalable amount of epithelial stem cells of the hair follicles are invested in a laboratory set up to generate epithelial components of follicles.
Some doctors are already using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to stimulate hair growth, and there are many studies under way on the best methods to harness the technology. When separated from a patient’s own blood, platelets release growth factors, which are then injected into the scalp to stimulate the hair shafts. “So far we’re seeing decreased hair loss after one or two treatments, and some degree of new growth after three to five,” says New York City dermatologist Neil Sadick, MD.