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Hair loss

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blondenana Wed 04-Sep-19 20:00:34

Had thyroid tests etc,all ok hormone related i think,plus stress, which is even worse now, can't go out without a hat

GlammakAz59 Wed 04-Sep-19 18:44:03

I have a condition called frontal fibrosing alopecia where the hair recedes back I've been diagnosed by the hospital they told me nothing can be done as its a autoimmune condition thankfully seems to have stopped thinning and failing out. Its embarrassing and wreaks your confidence.

Lona Wed 04-Sep-19 14:47:05

Thinning hair is a symptom of an under active thyroid, might be worth getting a blood test.

blondenana Wed 04-Sep-19 14:33:27

roshank18 thank you for your suggestion,i rang my Drs surgery and asked about being referred, and lo and behold, one of the Drs is a qualified dermatologist, why did no one tell me?
Anyhow i have got an appointment on October 1st, but having to travel to one of their other surgeries, but i don't mind or would have had to wait about 3 months

blondenana Wed 04-Sep-19 12:16:35

roshank18I agree with you, and would have hoped i would have been referred to on would this be possible on the nhs? doubt i could afford one privately

roshank18 Wed 04-Sep-19 10:38:20

In my suggestion, before using any product you should have to consult with a dermatologist.

blondenana Tue 03-Sep-19 21:14:48

NannylovesyarnI have used every vitamin under the sun, plus steroid lotion from my Dr and still no growth, i have now got some Viviscal tablets ,so has my daughter,hers like mine started falling after using a certain HRT,which we have both now stopped,
I think mine could have started due to stress, but after the HRT got much worse, and still coming out, just not as much
I don't think highlighting your hair is doing any damage, unless it is breaking off, but not if it comes out at the root

Nannylovesyarn Sat 31-Aug-19 17:01:03

Thinning hair is my big worry-I still have it highlighted blonde and use straighteners twice a week on it. Im 60 next year and wish I had the guts to go grey (I’ve been Blonde Bob since the 80’s lol) - if I had thicker hair I would -but would it get thicker if I left it alone and tried Viviscal?

blondenana Thu 22-Aug-19 23:19:42

Which did the most good Regaine or Viviscal? or sea kelp?
The hair systems are good i believe but well out of my reach,expense wise

blondenana Thu 22-Aug-19 23:14:33

Hopikins you have given me hope, but i have read about the Viviscal not working for a lot of people and it is so expensive
I have a Vitamin B complex, and every vitamin i cn think of which was recommended, but not sea kelp, although i have read somewhere that is good for hair loss
I will get some tomorrow
I have also thought about regaine, but im over 65 which is not supposed to be used after, but i heard of over 65s using it with no problem
How long did it take for your hair to grow back ,or was yours just thin all over,mine isn't generally, but i have large patches showing my scalp clearly
As far as i know Viviscal only does what Roots and Plantur 39 does, stops the DHT ,but i will research it more

Mistymorningstar Thu 22-Aug-19 21:28:59

I have the same problem after i had hip replacement surgery, surgery was fine medication made me ill, i could not eat, and slowly i became run down. Its time to perk up so many thanks to the advice for hair loss products.

Hopikins Thu 22-Aug-19 18:03:57

I used Regaine for years then had to stop because of my age. I then started on Viviscal Tablets, Shampoo etc, the whole range
plus Sea Kelp Tablets and Vitamin B from Holland & Barrett. I have never looked back my hair is better now than it has ever been. I worried about my thin hair from the age of 15, I am now 71 and it is great. It's a very stressful problem, but don't give up. When I had to stop Regaine I thought I was destined to go bald, but it didn't happen. After a few months of Viviscal etc it really started to improve. Good Luck and don't despair

clementine Thu 22-Aug-19 17:42:31

This is the company she uses

clementine Thu 22-Aug-19 17:40:53

My friend suffers from hereditary baldness Lizj and she goes to a private trichologist and gets some kind of scalp drops which seem to at least contain the problem. Another friend goes to a specialist hair dresser where she gets a mesh fitted and hair is attached, it's amazing system and you would never ever know it wasn't her own hair as it's mixed in . However there is a lot of upkeep to it . I will try and find a link

RhodesLarry Thu 22-Aug-19 16:43:09

Well, sometimes it is not enough to change the shampoo to avoid hair loss. Have you eaten the vitamins? Especially B group.

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]

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

Thank you for some good advice. Xx

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

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.

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.

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:

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 ?