Found 27th Oct 2016
I'm female with big blonde hair, I have always had the big hair and long. I have always been a big shedder and by that I mean my hair brush would be full of hair even when young issue being as I get older my hair is still shedding if not even more as its all over the house and on towels, floors etc but its struggling to make up the differance and so my hair is thinning. I have naturally blonde hair simply use any shampoos and conditioners on offer mainly use a tesco own brand 2 in 1 and then a additional conditioner. Never spent much on products. My hair gets very knotted almost instantly for no reason possibly due to its poor condition and maybe its dry. Due to this I went though a year or more of washing and plaiting my hair wet and leaving till next wash. I have never been able to brush my hair once dry due to tangling and frizz, this has been the case since young. During the plait year I noticed my hair thinning for the first time, I thought due to the length and weight when wet the plait was pulling the roots so stopped about a year ago or more but still my hair shreds and thins. I'm sure the hair is not falling out it just breaks off. I have a phobia of hairdresses and little knowledge of beauty treatments as it is just not my 'thing' I have tried things like adding oils to my hair, bottled argan type and coconut but these have not helped. Does anyone know any advice. I am looking for hair treatments/shampoo/conditioner that ACTUALLY strengthen hair and work. Most the brands claim this and claim that but its probably all rubbish advertising. I'm looking for home only options for treatment thank you.

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You are only 35 - is your diet good... that can have a big effect on your general well being, including hair!
You can stick any amount of "expensive product" on your hair and perhaps get a short term fix but a good balanced diet should make your hair strong and shiny!

Keratin has been shown to have good results, I wood give Tresemme a go as its cheap. (click on links)
Edited by: "markvirgo" 27th Oct 2016

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mousey

You are only 35 - is your diet good... that can have a big effect on your … You are only 35 - is your diet good... that can have a big effect on your general well being, including hair!You can stick any amount of "expensive product" on your hair and perhaps get a short term fix but a good balanced diet should make your hair strong and shiny!



yes I would say my diets good

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markvirgo

Keratin has been shown to have good results, I wood give Tresemme a go as … Keratin has been shown to have good results, I wood give Tresemme a go as its cheap. (click on links)



I've tried the bog standard tresmme and it wasn't good on my hair from memory, maybe the keratin version would be better

Try using some named brands for about 6months. As mentioned whats your diet like? Are you getting enough of what you need for nutrition?
I'm a male, 34 next week and my hairs on its way out, seems every time I look in the mirror my receeding has gone higher and know its soul destroying losing hair.
Just make sure your keeping yourself healthy that could another issue.
If push ever came to shove, theres plenty wigs out there that look real, few lasses I know use them and you'd never tell
Edited by: "Toon_army" 27th Oct 2016

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Toon_army

Try using some naked brands for about 6months. As mentioned whats your … Try using some naked brands for about 6months. As mentioned whats your diet like? Are you getting enough of what you need for nutrition?I'm a male, 34 next week and my hairs on its way out, seems every time I look in the mirror my receeding has gone higher and know its soul destroying losing hair.Just make sure your keeping yourself healthy that could another issue.If push ever came to shove, theres plenty wigs out there that look real, few lasses I know use them and you'd never tell



naked brands? yeah I worn a few wigs but only in panto lol

Do you have any other symtoms of anything wrong with you? I know alot about hair loss as I have Lupus which makes me lose far too much. I was tested for everything pre diagnosis and things like being anaemic and vitamin deficient can cause hair loss especially b12 deficiency can. I use Aussie Miracle moist on my hair. I never use a conditioner in the shower as it weighs it down to much so spray it with this after a quick towel dry and it is really good stuff. Moisturises and gives good body. I can use nearly any shampoo and it makes no difference to my hairloss at all. I have naturally very curly hair so really frizzy and swear by the aussie stuff. Hope you get to the bottom of your problem though.

See the GP, I know they seem disinterested in this type of thing but it is worth considering a blood test to rule things out

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sandrabear

See the GP, I know they seem disinterested in this type of thing but it … See the GP, I know they seem disinterested in this type of thing but it is worth considering a blood test to rule things out



had a blood test and nothing showed up

potatokid

naked brands? yeah I worn a few wigs but only in panto lol



Auto text thingy on my phone lol. I've edited it, I did mean named brands. I'm sure I read one had caffeine in thats good for hair but I'm clueless. When washing my hair I just use out, but I'm male, females use a lot more beauty stuff unless your from Essex lol

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milliesmom

Do you have any other symtoms of anything wrong with you? I know alot … Do you have any other symtoms of anything wrong with you? I know alot about hair loss as I have Lupus which makes me lose far too much. I was tested for everything pre diagnosis and things like being anaemic and vitamin deficient can cause hair loss especially b12 deficiency can. I use Aussie Miracle moist on my hair. I never use a conditioner in the shower as it weighs it down to much so spray it with this after a quick towel dry and it is really good stuff. Moisturises and gives good body. I can use nearly any shampoo and it makes no difference to my hairloss at all. I have naturally very curly hair so really frizzy and swear by the aussie stuff. Hope you get to the bottom of your problem though.



Only thing I would say is I suffer with rosacea really bad never been fully diagnosed by specialist but I have 2 constant red cheeks which can form swellings under skin on cheeks often hard to cover with make up and very bad flushing, have to avoid booze, hot food, hot conditions to reduce flushing but often very hard to avoid esp as places are starting to put heating on etc.
Edited by: "potatokid" 27th Oct 2016

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Toon_army

Auto text thingy on my phone lol. I've edited it, I did mean named … Auto text thingy on my phone lol. I've edited it, I did mean named brands. I'm sure I read one had caffeine in thats good for hair but I'm clueless. When washing my hair I just use out, but I'm male, females use a lot more beauty stuff unless your from Essex lol



lol naked lol, yeah I just use anything like you maybe thats where we're are going wrong but then the newspapers are often telling us the expensive stuff is no different from cheap in anything from cleaning products, beauty products and xmas puddings!

I'm assuming you wash your hair 3 or more times a week

And if yes - have you ever wondered if that's too often?

Your hair/head should produce it's natural chemicals but I'm guessing you've stripped all the natural chemicals from your hair

Just try to wash it once a week or go rastafarian like (or whatever the millennials call them now) and don't wash your hair for weeks and see if it changes?

Yes there's the peer pressure and the anxiety that you feel unclean but are you really unclean or just being natural (as in back to nature)?

I'm no hair specialist and almost zero experience with long hair (nearest I got was in the late 70's teddy boy with a quiff held in place by tons of lacquer oR setting lotion )

HTH

My partner runs an aesthetic business and is currently running me through a hair loss treatment which is working really well. I was pretty much bald on top and not have a tuft of hair and it's coming back, I was fully grey and now the colour is coming back as well. (I'm 30 )

There's a product called Amalian hair booster which has a chemical in it which is currently being medically tested and results show it works. This protects your hair and stimulates folicals to repair existing hair so you don't lose more, I use this twice a day.

Every 3-6 weeks she uses a needle roller (1mm needle) on my head, this stimulates blood flow to start hair regrowing. She also uses a chemical called retenol (vitamin a) which does the same.

I have been estimated it will take a few years for the hair to look like a full head of hair but I am happy with that

I haven't tried this but a treatment called prp is supposed to be really good and gives quicker results. You can try source some of the stuff yourself and do some treatments like the rollering but some of the chemicals like retenol are prescription only so you need to go to an aesthetic clinic or hair loss clinic to get the treatment and they would be able to assess the cause of the hair loss a lot better than your local gp as the clinics are run by nurses / doctors who treat this every day and go to cutting edge medical meetings where new treatments and diagnosis are presented. Your local go won't have a clue about a lot of treatment and even less likely to be funded by the NHS as its cosmetic.



I too get rosacea and get nasty lumps in my head which I have atributed to the rosacea. I take erythromycin to treat mine when bad. Have you read the signs and symptoms of lupus? As one of the signs is a distinct rash over the cheeks and can have discoid plaques. There are a few types of lupus but the rash can be discoid or sle. It may be worth having a read about it as even past medical things may be related.

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philphil61

I'm assuming you wash your hair 3 or more times a weekAnd if yes - have … I'm assuming you wash your hair 3 or more times a weekAnd if yes - have you ever wondered if that's too often?Your hair/head should produce it's natural chemicals but I'm guessing you've stripped all the natural chemicals from your hairJust try to wash it once a week or go rastafarian like (or whatever the millennials call them now) and don't wash your hair for weeks and see if it changes?Yes there's the peer pressure and the anxiety that you feel unclean but are you really unclean or just being natural (as in back to nature)?I'm no hair specialist and almost zero experience with long hair (nearest I got was in the late 70's teddy boy with a quiff held in place by tons of lacquer oR setting lotion )HTH



Don't think my hair would cope well being left as sometimes I need to wash it just to get the tangles out

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fark_liam

My partner runs an aesthetic business and is currently running me through … My partner runs an aesthetic business and is currently running me through a hair loss treatment which is working really well. I was pretty much bald on top and not have a tuft of hair and it's coming back, I was fully grey and now the colour is coming back as well. (I'm 30 )There's a product called Amalian hair booster which has a chemical in it which is currently being medically tested and results show it works. This protects your hair and stimulates folicals to repair existing hair so you don't lose more, I use this twice a day.Every 3-6 weeks she uses a needle roller (1mm needle) on my head, this stimulates blood flow to start hair regrowing. She also uses a chemical called retenol (vitamin a) which does the same.I have been estimated it will take a few years for the hair to look like a full head of hair but I am happy with that :DI haven't tried this but a treatment called prp is supposed to be really good and gives quicker results. You can try source some of the stuff yourself and do some treatments like the rollering but some of the chemicals like retenol are prescription only so you need to go to an aesthetic clinic or hair loss clinic to get the treatment and they would be able to assess the cause of the hair loss a lot better than your local gp as the clinics are run by nurses / doctors who treat this every day and go to cutting edge medical meetings where new treatments and diagnosis are presented. Your local go won't have a clue about a lot of treatment and even less likely to be funded by the NHS as its cosmetic.



Thank you I will def look into some of those products

you said ur scared of hair dressers. does this mean your hair is long like a child? when women get older them seem to go shorter and shorter. this is probably a reason why

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milliesmom

I too get rosacea and get nasty lumps in my head which I have atributed … I too get rosacea and get nasty lumps in my head which I have atributed to the rosacea. I take erythromycin to treat mine when bad. Have you read the signs and symptoms of lupus? As one of the signs is a distinct rash over the cheeks and can have discoid plaques. There are a few types of lupus but the rash can be discoid or sle. It may be worth having a read about it as even past medical things may be related.



I've thought theres a lupus link to be honest as have fatigue in my medical history I was diagnosed with ME as a child, but suffer less in adulthood. With the fatigue, red face and hair falling out, joint issues, all matches I am sure the blood test recently did include one to look for lupus but I am not sure how conclusive it is to find lupus via one test?

I started using minoxidil (It's a "generic" version of Rogaine called QGain) just over 2 months ago. I've noticed less hair falling out as I wash it, there's almost none at all, The whole of the top is getting darker and thicker - people have commented asking if I've been dying my hair. I'm using the maximum strength 5% solution - 2% is recommended for women, but I've been told that the only reason they suggest women use a lower strength is that the higher strength was only tested on men for MPB. A female friend of mine has been using the 5% strength for a few years and her hair is very thick. You might be able to get a prescription if it's affecting your confidence etc, but it's cheap enough at about £5/month. If you're worried about buying from ebay or amazon - try the Kirkland Signature website.
edit - The companies that produce minoxidil suggest stopping use after 3 months if you don't see an improvement. It can take a long time, possibly over a year, for hair to grow back as it was. You must continue to use minoxidil or hair will revert to where it would be if treament wasn't started.
Edited by: "ShaneJosephDonnelly" 27th Oct 2016

Re the diet - have you considered that perhaps you are not absorbing the minerals that you need from the food you eat? One possibility might be some kind of gluten or coeliac problem where wheat in your diet actually stops you absorbing minerals from other food stuffs.

Have you considered stopping eating ALL wheat for 60 days as it takes time for it be removed from your body. It is hard because wheat or gluten is in so much of what we eat. But if gluten is the problem your body can then begin the healing process which can take many months and years.

Gluten can cause terrible joint pain.

Edited by: "tawse57" 27th Oct 2016

Having your hair trimmed will probably help your hair. when is the last time you actually went to the hairdressers? You should go every 7 ish weeks.

Banned

A glimpse of the ingredients of a shampoo bottle reveals an array of chemicals. Can they really be good for scalps?
Look into natural alternatives.

Why not try asking a forum of folks who know where you can get Ben & Jerrys for a quid instead of visiting your gp? Seems you have .

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loujay

Having your hair trimmed will probably help your hair. when is the last … Having your hair trimmed will probably help your hair. when is the last time you actually went to the hairdressers? You should go every 7 ish weeks.


I trim it myself regualy to help condition

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ShaneJosephDonnelly

I started using minoxidil (It's a "generic" version of Rogaine called … I started using minoxidil (It's a "generic" version of Rogaine called QGain) just over 2 months ago. I've noticed less hair falling out as I wash it, there's almost none at all, The whole of the top is getting darker and thicker - people have commented asking if I've been dying my hair. I'm using the maximum strength 5% solution - 2% is recommended for women, but I've been told that the only reason they suggest women use a lower strength is that the higher strength was only tested on men for MPB. A female friend of mine has been using the 5% strength for a few years and her hair is very thick. You might be able to get a prescription if it's affecting your confidence etc, but it's cheap enough at about £5/month. If you're worried about buying from ebay or amazon - try the Kirkland Signature website.edit - The companies that produce minoxidil suggest stopping use after 3 months if you don't see an improvement. It can take a long time, possibly over a year, for hair to grow back as it was. You must continue to use minoxidil or hair will revert to where it would be if treament wasn't started.


thanks I'll research that product

I had really bad hair loss along with other symptoms like fatigue, really feeling the cold and joint pain. It turned out to be underachieve thyroid. If you have any other symptoms I would go to the doctors. If it is breaking rather than falling out, stop using hair dryers etc and I use paraben free products and coconut oil as its natural and doesn't damage the hair.

plodging

Why not try asking a forum of folks who know where you can get Ben & … Why not try asking a forum of folks who know where you can get Ben & Jerrys for a quid instead of visiting your gp? Seems you have .



Yeah because people that use this website only know about shopping, nothing else at all! The section is called ask, it's for people to ask questions, ABOUT ANYTHING, the deals section is where the shopping stuff happens, I think you have taken a wrong turn, so please get lost somewhere else.
Edited by: "sparxuk" 27th Oct 2016

The lupus thing has to be usually -but not always 4 or more of a list which includes blood test. Gps usually do an ana blood test but that can be positive in infection. The most definitive test for lupus is the anti dsdna which upto 90% of people with lupus have positive. It's worth going back to the gps and asking for it. The face a one is enough reason to consider a test. Hooe you get some answers.

Try coconut oil on your skin and hair.
Thyroid trouble can cause hair loss.

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jude7219

I had really bad hair loss along with other symptoms like fatigue, really … I had really bad hair loss along with other symptoms like fatigue, really feeling the cold and joint pain. It turned out to be underachieve thyroid. If you have any other symptoms I would go to the doctors. If it is breaking rather than falling out, stop using hair dryers etc and I use paraben free products and coconut oil as its natural and doesn't damage the hair.



my thyroid has been checked, nothing showed up, I dont use a hair drier, I will look at paraben free products thanks

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milliesmom

The lupus thing has to be usually -but not always 4 or more of a list … The lupus thing has to be usually -but not always 4 or more of a list which includes blood test. Gps usually do an ana blood test but that can be positive in infection. The most definitive test for lupus is the anti dsdna which upto 90% of people with lupus have positive. It's worth going back to the gps and asking for it. The face a one is enough reason to consider a test. Hooe you get some answers.


Thanks

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dereklogan7

Try coconut oil on your skin and hair.Thyroid trouble can cause hair … Try coconut oil on your skin and hair.Thyroid trouble can cause hair loss.



Tried coconut oil without sucess i'm afraid, no thyroid problems

try belgravia
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