Friday, 7 February 2014

Fed up Friday! - How to stop/prevent thinning hair!

Hi everyone,

I have not been very happy lately, as I have said before, my hair is really fine.  Every time I look in the mirror I am seeing more of my scalp. I try and not wash my hair everyday, as I lose hair whilst washing and it just makes my heart sink.

This is a picture of the front of my hair, which I think is thinning. It makes me so sad.


My blonde routes are coming through, I'm going to dye it this weekend

I have heard about some treatments that have been successful for some people, but not for some. I could go down the natural remedy route, or down the medicated route.

Natural Thinning Remedies 

Vitamins
  • Vitamin A, apparently it's an anti-oxidant which promotes production of sebum (produced by the sebaceous glands of the scalp)
  • Vitamin E, so i have heard and read that this vitamin stimulates circulation, which is very important for keeping your hair follicles in a productive life.
  • Vitamin B, these make your body produce melanin, which makes your hair shine with colour. Also it stimulates blood circulation to your scalp.
Massage
  • Essential Oils, If you want to get good circulation in your scalp then gives yourself a massage, or get someone else to do it for you. It keep your follicles active if you massage your scalp for a couple of minutes everyday. I have heard Lavender or Sesame oil is good, or send you off to sleep.
  • Smelly JuicesI have been so tempted to try this, but I really don't fancy dropping my son off at school everyday smelling of pungent vegetables, I think I would get a few dodgy looks. It is another option though, so it's worth a try. All you need to do is use one of these juices, garlic, onion or ginger, don't mix them. All you need to do is leave it on your scalp overnight and wash it off in the morning, maybe get some scented shampoo to gets rid of the smell.
  • Avoid hot tools on your hair, don't brush your hair whilst wet as it will pulled on your scalp and snapped your hair.
Medicated Thinning Treatments

Medicated Shampoos
  • Alpecin: At the minute in our bathroom we have got some Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo. It stimulates hair at the roots. I leave it on my hair for a least 5 mins so my scalp gets a good soaking. It does tingle a little after and feels very cool, but that means its probably working. 












The down side of this shampoo is that if your have colour in your hair, it will strip the colour colour out of your hair. It drained my hair of colour after I used this.

I have been so tempted to buy some of this a give it a go. I have watched lots of videos on YouTube about people who have used it and seen their before/after pictures. If it does work then it would be incredible. The only thing is that it is very pricey and i'm a bit scared incase I have a reaction to it. There's people who it hasn't worked for and they have said they have losing hair after using this. What to do Arggghhhhh!














I don't know whether I should have a word with my GP to see if I have any vitamin deficiency or a hormonal imbalance, as I have read that this could be a factor to hair thinning.

I have been quite down today and have shed a little tear. I am very grateful that I have some hair, but all people have their insecurities and this is one of mine.

I will try anything to grow new/thicker hair.

I would love to know if anyone has got any ideas or other remedies that have worked for them, then please let me know. I would appreciate any tips and tricks.    

Keep Smiling
Rachael
xoxo

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