Is there any women on here who has trouble with excessive hair loss?
I know everybodys hair sheds but mine is coming out by the handful. I’m 29 and my baby is 14 months old. I know women go through a shedding phase after birth but it should only last six months and mine won’t stop. I’ve cut my hair shoulder length for the first time in my life but that didn’t help any. The hair is all over my house and it just covers my bed from coming out during the night. I guess I’ve got to go see a doctor because something is causing it and I don’t know what to do about it. I was just hoping that if any women on this website had the same problem as me. If so, than maybe they can give me some tips on what to do.
sam smith answers:
You may need some progesterone cream. If you can find an Arbonne consultant, their progesterone cream is the best I’ve tried.
Also try telling your scalp and neck to relax. Neck and scalp tension cut off the circulation to your hair and can cause hair loss.
If you have a beauty school near you, go in and get a conditioning treatment with a scalp massage. Heaven!
Remind yourself during the day to relax. That has to be hard with a baby, but stress is hard for you and your hair.
Also, add some salmon or some omega 3 oil to your diet. You need that for healthy hair, and pregnancy may have depleted your system. You probably still need a good multivitamin, too.
Best of luck to you!
What woman can do if she suffers hair loss in her mid 30s?
I am 35 and I ‘ve noticed that evry time I comb I find many hairs in my comb, any medicines, herbs, tips?
sam smith answers:
If hair loss is on the scalp and not caused by any pathological condition like thyroid malfunction, anemia, radiation therapy, then it is a common inherited condition that is contributed by age – though it may appear at any age – this condition is called androgenetic alopecia
Since the present therapies produce temporary results, and as long you use them, it is better to understand what makes your hair in a healthy condition all the time.
How to get my bleached hair back to the way it used to be?
I dye my hair all the time. I’m a natural brunette but want to stay blonde. My hair used to be so soft, silky and overall healthy and now it’s so short and got short bits all in it, feels like barbie doll hair and falls out every time I brush it. I use special conditioners and hair condition but nothing seems to work, I love the color I just hate everything else. How do I get it back to the way it used to be but still staying blonde?
sam smith answers:
Frequent hair styling, coloring, bleaching, or perming can damage hair’s protective outer layer, known as the cuticle. The result is what we call “split ends.” Thankfully, there are hair products to help mend the damage. Look for conditioners that contain protein. They actually penetrate the hair shaft and repair split ends. The fix only lasts until the next shampoo, so you’ll need to use it regularly.
Thin, lifeless hair is one of the most common hair complaints, yet few women know the best remedy. Heavy conditioners just leave hair limp. A better bet is to use products with silicone, such as dimethicone or cyclomethicone. These coat the strands with a thin film, creating fuller hair that doesn’t look greasy. The silicone stays put even after you rinse.
Don’t believe that myth about 100 brush strokes a day. Too much brushing will snap off hairs. Some hair loss is normal — most people lose an average of 50 to 100 hairs every day. These are hairs that have stopped growing and have reached the resting stage. To minimize additional hair loss, use a brush with ball-tipped bristles and avoid brushing while the hair is wet.
For better hair days, the best thing you can do is — nothing. All the tugging, combing, brushing, drying, and chemically treating of hair damages the shafts. Even vigorous towel-drying can damage hair. If you have damaged hair, take a break from styling. As the damaged hair grows out, the new growth will be healthy.
What is the best and fastest way to grow your hair long?
I am a black women.
sam smith answers:
Treat your hair good!!! And no matter what, NOTHING, NO PRODUCT OR PILL will make your hair grow or grow faster. Human hair grows 6 inches every year (no more than that)!!! But it will appear to be growing faster if you take care of it and treat it right. Because its growth wont be stunted, breaking or thining.
I use “Just For Me” kids relaxer (Im 21, but Mixed, so I can’t use the strong adult African-American perms because they break my hair.) Its always better to use a weaker perm for your hair than a really strong one. A perm/relaxer that is too stong is the major cause in hair weakness, breakage & drying (its a sign of over-processing). I advise that you choose the best for you (Your Choice) but make sure its not too strong. Dont buy the strongest one on the market. Start weak and if you need to increase then do it next time around.
Use “Motions CPR” Conditioning Treatment EVERY week. After you wash your hair, use CPR, put a plastic cap on and sit under a hooded/bonnet hard-hat dryer for 10-15 mins, then wash it out. (This is Deep Conditioning) And this is the BEST thing you can do for weak, thin, dry or damaged hair… Hint *CPR (Critical Repair and Treatment). It really does seal you hair cuticles and flood them with protein and moisture. It repairs your hair and make it so much stronger and grow at the optimum rate. It also keeps your hair healthy even if it already is. It’s great!!!
That will stop the breakage and add moisture. The next thing you need is a Protein Restructurer. Perms/relaxers and other harsh treatments distroy the natural protein-bonds in our hair. This will not rebuild them, but it will resturure the bonds that you do have left. (Thats why its best to use a weaker perm because it doesnt cause as many bonds to break.) Motions has this also and it works really well to start restructuring your hair. Healthy hair will hold moisture better.
I get my hair straighten once every season (fall, winter, spring & summer) so thats also the same time I get my hair trimed. You need to trim your ends too. This is very important to slowly get rid of those dead/split ends which causes moisture lost. Split ends causes your hair to break, because it cant properly hold moisture, which causes your hair cutiles to open wider and break. This makes hair thin from the loss of stands and stunks hair growth. (Split Ends = Dry Hair and Broken Hair !!!)
* Make sure you are being kind to your ENDS, dont use curlers or flat irons unless absolutely nessary (use rollers more). Stay away from the blow-dryers (try to use sit-under dryers). General Rule, “Stay away from HEAT.”
You can find all of this at Sally’s and any Black hair store and most of it at Wal-Mart.
Also our hair is made of protein (all protein), so you may want to look into your diet and make sure you are getting enough. Taking a women’s multi-vitamin (or pre-natal) or Biotin everday will make sure you are getting enough of it, along with calcium which our hair also loves. You have to take care of your hair from the inside and out. Hair products take care of the outside. But you also have to check on the inside… Your diet! To make sure your hair has what it even needs to grow and thicken.
I hope I have helped.
Shampoo & Conditioner
cremeofnature dot com/ (Creme of Nature Shampoo & Conditioner all in one) It’s great.
* Dont use Detangling shampoos though (they are good but not what you need), always use Mosterizing shampoos.
If you need any more tips or how-to’s send me a note. Good Luck.
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