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Hair loss

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Lizj Wed 31-Jul-19 11:34:34

Morning all ,
This is my first post so please bear with me ! I am 68 but hopefully look and act a bit younger . I have always looked after my hair ( cutting , colouring ) but over the last few months my hair has been getting thinner !! Im so concerned about it . My hairdresser told me to use Nioxin which I did for months but it had no results . Has anybody else found a product which has good results ?

Maggiemaybe Wed 31-Jul-19 12:39:41

Hi Lizj and welcome to Gransnet!

There have been lots of threads on this subject before, and if you do a Gransnet search on the subject of hair loss you'll be able to find them and the advice/support given on them.

One of the most recent is here:

Maggiemaybe Wed 31-Jul-19 12:48:51

If it helps, this is the result of my GN hair loss search. Just ignore the few obvious adverts at the top and you'll see there is plenty of discussion on the subject that you may find useful.

wrf12345 Wed 14-Aug-19 12:10:33

Country Life Maxi-Hair vitamins (the 60 or 90 tablets are closest to their original forumula) are the best I have found, amazon or eBay, but take one rather than two a day as they are very strong. Hair is dead and it takes three months to grow out but Maxi-Hair does seem to immediately energize the hair somehow.

There is also a Chinese hair tonic called 101 but it is pot luck whether you will get a good bottle, some fakes and wide variation in the formulation. The real one has a strong odour and makes the scalp tingle, the original formulation (just 101 not 101A etc) is the best.

Most shampoos damage the hair, as does hot water. You could try Nizoral two or three times a week, alternated with baby shampoo - using cold water, it will wake you up nicely in the morning! Some shampoos need hot water to work so be careful what you use.

blondenana Tue 20-Aug-19 13:48:46

wf12345 where can this chinese treatment be found? i will try anything,i am already taking biotin and other,supplements but no joy yet
I also finish my hair wash with cold water

Lizj Wed 21-Aug-19 10:31:25

Thank you for some good advice. Xx

blondenana Wed 21-Aug-19 13:29:39

I am trying the Roots system, can be bought online or at Superdrug or Boots,
No results yet but good reviews,the t
hair serum and shampoo aim to block the DHT which testosterone produces i think or reverts to, which causes hair loss
Also plantur 39 does the same[apparently]