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Hair loss from roots

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  • Posted By: billu007
  • June 17, 2008
  • 11:36 AM

Hi
I Am 18 Years Old,i Have Curly Hair.i Am Suffering With Frequent Hair Loss Everyday.when I Take Bath And Use A Shampoo Or Conditioner Many Strands Of Hair Fall Off.even When I Am Sitting ,say Watching Tv Then Also Many Strands Fall Off.when I Rub My Hands In My Hair Then Also Many Strands Fall.
There Is No Heredity Baldness In Our Family.i Want To Straighten My Hair,but I Fear What If After Straightening There Is More Hair Loss.
So Is This Hair Falling Because Of Some Lack Of Vitamins/proteins?should I Go For Straightening?i Went To A Doctor,he Said Its Normal And I Dont Need Any Medicine.

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  • How much hair are you losing? You can lose up to a couple hundred strands a day and it still be normal. Do you have any bald spots?I would trust what your doctor told you. However, I wouldn't put any chemicals on it - might cause all of the strands to fall out.
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  • How much hair are you losing? You can lose up to a couple hundred strands a day and it still be normal. Do you have any bald spots?I would trust what your doctor told you. However, I wouldn't put any chemicals on it - might cause all of the strands to fall out.i am losing abt 50-100 hair per day.i dont have any bald spots.should i go with straightening?i know the chemicals will result in losing more hair,but can the chemicals result in bald spots?
    billu007 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • i am losing abt 50-100 hair per day.i dont have any bald spots.should i go with straightening?i know the chemicals will result in losing more hair,but can the chemicals result in bald spots? Yes it can.
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  • Yes it can.okies,should i continue using hair gels?
    billu007 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • 50-100 strands per day! That is a normal rate of hair loss. You don't have a problem.If the chemicals are harsh (which will vary depending on how sensitive each person's hair, scalp or skin is) it could cause hair loss or a rash on the scalp (which could result in hair loss - disruption to the follicles).
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  • 50-100 strands per day! That is a normal rate of hair loss. You don't have a problem.If the chemicals are harsh (which will vary depending on how sensitive each person's hair, scalp or skin is) it could cause hair loss or a rash on the scalp (which could result in hair loss - disruption to the follicles).i am very desperate to go for straightening,my hair stylest is using world class products like matrix and loreal.my doctor says that my hairfall is normal considering my age,so should i go for it?
    billu007 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hello to all!The only time my hair would shed was in the fall, that was natural forme. Two years ago, shortly after menopause kicked in, I began losingmy hair. I had healthy thick hair, as day passed by I would lose moreand more hair. I went to see a Dermatologist, and kept alot of the hairthat fell out. Showed it to him .....he took a quick look at my scalp and told me it 's normal and not to worrie as stress would make it fallout even more. To say the least, I was disappointed in this so calledspecialist. Purchased a very expensive shampoo and scalp treatment, I wouldhave to wash my hair every day. Needed to keep the hair and scalpvery clean. It seemed to help for some time, the hair loss was not so intense. But still losing hair.This year it started falling out alot more, I would put my fingers through my hair and strands and more strands would come out. I amso stressed out and very sad about this condition. I have lost morethen half of my hair and have to improvise now, when I comb my hair.I want to find a dermatologist that knows what he's talking about....as 50 to 100 hairs a day may be normal, but when it is continuous andnon stop for 2 years this is for sure not the norm. However, I do havea underactive thyroid and take medication for it.....Levothyroxine 0.05a day. Been taking this for over 5 years. Okay, I don't know what to do or where to find someone that can infacthelp me with this. For sure making me depressed. So, if anyone out there is going through menopause and experiencinghair loss......oh I almost forgot my scalp hurts and many times burns.Please get in touch with me as I am seeking some support.....are thereany support groups for people like ourselves going through this nightmare. Warm RegardsNervous wreak
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 16, 2008
    • 03:12 PM
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  • Hello to all!The only time my hair would shed was in the fall, that was natural forme. Two years ago, shortly after menopause kicked in, I began losingmy hair. I had healthy thick hair, as day passed by I would lose moreand more hair. I went to see a Dermatologist, and kept alot of the hairthat fell out. Showed it to him .....he took a quick look at my scalp and told me it 's normal and not to worrie as stress would make it fallout even more. To say the least, I was disappointed in this so calledspecialist. Purchased a very expensive shampoo and scalp treatment, I wouldhave to wash my hair every day. Needed to keep the hair and scalpvery clean. It seemed to help for some time, the hair loss was not so intense. But still losing hair.This year it started falling out alot more, I would put my fingers through my hair and strands and more strands would come out. I amso stressed out and very sad about this condition. I have lost morethen half of my hair and have to improvise now, when I comb my hair.I want to find a dermatologist that knows what he's talking about....as 50 to 100 hairs a day may be normal, but when it is continuous andnon stop for 2 years this is for sure not the norm. However, I do havea underactive thyroid and take medication for it.....Levothyroxine 0.05a day. Been taking this for over 5 years. Okay, I don't know what to do or where to find someone that can infacthelp me with this. For sure making me depressed. So, if anyone out there is going through menopause and experiencinghair loss......oh I almost forgot my scalp hurts and many times burns.Please get in touch with me as I am seeking some support.....are thereany support groups for people like ourselves going through this nightmare. Warm RegardsNervous wreakI feel where you are coming from...I am a medical student and we just learned in class today that thyroid hormone is important for regulation of nail and hair follicles....so if you have an under-active thyroid then that could be a contributing factor.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 30, 2009
    • 04:23 PM
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  • I am a 23 year old female. No hair loss runs in the family. I have naturally curly hair, fine textured but had a nice amount of it. I noticed my hair starting to fall out when I was around 20. A lot fell out in the shower and when I combed my hair. I feel like it has thinned all over my head but especially the hair to the top (bangs area) and side of my forehead. I've always had little baby hairs on the side of my head just beyond my forehead but so much has fallen out you can see my scalp. When I run my fingers through my hair, strands come out by the root. I have healthy hair otherwise, no split ends and it's manageable. At first I thought I lost it due to the stress of college. But I have been done with college for almost 2 years and it continues to fall out pretty steadily.My nails are as hard as a rock. They grow fast and so many people ask me if they are fake because they look so nice and the tips are naturally white. So I don't feel like it's a thyroid issue that is making my hair fall out but I don't know, I am not a doctor. I'm trying to figure out why I am losing so much hair. I went to a dermatologist a couple of years ago and he had no answers for me because unfortunately I don't think he knew much about hair loss. Blood tests were 'normal,' whatever that means. Since it's been almost 4 years should I get another set of blood tests done. What kind of things should I request be tested? Can anyone out there point me in the right direction for a cause of this hairloss? Does anyone have any dermatologist hairloss specialists in Chicago or surrounding suburbs that they can recommend. I am getting ready to resort to buzzing my shoulder length hair and wearing a wig. Hair transplants are not an option because my hair is thinning all over and I wouldn't have the funding for it. I just want to find out why I am losing hair and whether I can do something for it to grow back.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 6, 2010
    • 11:17 PM
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  • I have never had any problem with hair loss. You can also check out some best hair loss treatments on the web. Here's my tip:1. Massage extra virgin coconut oil on your remaining hair and scalp (make sure that it penetrates your scalp) just massage, never use comb..2. wrap it with hot towel then cover with shower cap 3. rinse off with a little shampoo and lots of conditioner (preferably one w/ coco milk) 4. PAT dry your hair, never rub with towel...5. use wide tooth comb till it gets a bit dry...no irons or blow dryer pls... With this, im sure you'll regain strength for remaining hair and eliminate hair loss...hope this helps...give me a feedback then
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  • The Hair Growth Cycle The normal hair growth cycle in humans has about ten percent of the hair follicles entering and remaining in a dormant state for about two to three months; when they first become dormant they release the old hairs which then fall out. Everyone loses hair every day.But when the hair loss exceeds what can be accounted for by resting follicles, their may be an underlying reason like a reaction to medication or stress, a disease, or a hormonal imbalance. Eliminating these conditions is an effective way to stop hair loss.
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  • I also started noticing hair loss when I was young. This freaked me out and I would constantly worry about it... I've been worrying about it for 7 years now and while hair is still falling out, I still have a full head of hair as well. Try to improve your health and stay away from hazardous chemicals, realize that hair loss is a natural occurrence, especially at about 50-100 hairs per day.Have you heard of the placebo effect? Learn to love and appreciate the hair you currently have instead of dreading what it would be like to be bald, this will improve your mind set and may even help you to keep the hair you have.
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  • The medication will have to be tested on human patients and receive approval before it becomes available, which could take years. Patients with long hair can have a wig made with their own hair.
    IfeChika 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • You might have some kind of hormones deficiency , due to which your are suffering from the hair loss. or might have some other reason as well...
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  • Hey Devan, - I agree with one of the previous post that getting depressed is not going to help. You are taking great strides by visiting this website as well as other websites that provide lots of hair loss education. Keep asking for help. Styling Diva
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  • Hi,My name is Lee from the UK. My father is a trichologist (scientific study of hair and scalp) and I am on the forum (new) to do some product research on his behalf for a website. There are so many old wives tales about hairloss; too many to mention and the web is littered with phoney products and services that give true professionals a bad reputation; by the way, professional trichologists have a minimum of 3 years examinations to do. In the main they'll be registered with the Institute of Trichology London or the International Association of Trichologists Australia. My father has had 50 years experience in caring for the hair and scalp. He is a fellow member of the institute London. He has developed products for major haircare pharma companies and, he practices regularly in his Manchester (UK) clinic with his wife and partner and their team. Together they have created a hair loss product range called Hairsense. It is suitable for men and women's hairloss conditions. It is the most powerful multifaceted hair loss range available. They export across the globe. By the way this isn't just a cheap plug of a product; as you can see I haven't inserted a hyperlink to the product's website. That would be crude advertising. But looking after the IT and communications for his businesses I get to see the feedback from desperate people all the time. The feedback is brilliant. The products are covered by what they call their 'Ironclad Promise'. I'm spending time writing this because,,, between those who don't know the facts (but give advice anyway), and the charlatans who misdiagnose hair loss and scalp conditions (purposefully) for their own greedy financial gain - the world is awash with poor quality information that achieves nothing but further misery. I feel really strongly about this (and could go on to have a right old rant about it, but I wont). People try product for 3-6 months - this is necessary to see if the product works as hair grows at around 1/2 inch per month. Most never get to find the right product because they're tricked into buying or using others. Inevitably they either runn out of hope or time. That is why the team named the product used the word 'sense' in the title of Hairsense; those with sense try it first...most often they never need to try anything else (and eventually reduce their use of this product down to a bare minimum). Do yourself a favour; read the 'ironclad promise' from a product range scientifically formulated by a Fellow member of the worlds most trusted authority on hair loss. Try the product. If it doesn't work he will guarantee to diagnose your condition and recommend a more tailored appropriate treatment.
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  • The hair loss exceeds what can be accounted for by resting follicles, their may be an underlying reason like a reaction to medication or stress, a disease, or a hormonal imbalance,the root cause of this something he/she ate or contaminated waterIt could be anything from the water, to shampoo to food they have been consuming or a change in diet also will have adverse effects,If the shampoo is very strong, it could harm the scalp instead of promoting hair growth,person who is used to eating fast food, or more of fatty foods, they might be depriving their body from getting the required amount of vitamins and mineralsating oily, fatty food will attack your system giving you high blood pressure or heart problem, and this need to be avoided to help keep your hair cells alive and growing well.
    jasikazenith 1 Replies
    • August 17, 2010
    • 07:22 AM
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  • Find out the actual cause of hair loss! There are many causes of loss of hair such as stress, poor nutrition ,medications, thyroid dysfunctions, illness, fungal infections ,hormonal problems, to mention a few.year ago I suffered from hair loss too and I started trying everything you can imagine to stop my hair loss. the things that really worked for me was:-- vitamin A - an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp- also I used Matthew gardsons method, I think it would be helpful- also take vitamin E stimulates circulation. Good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping hair follicles productive.
    Starfish 3 Replies
    • October 15, 2010
    • 08:33 AM
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  • Hello to all!The only time my hair would shed was in the fall, that was natural forme. Two years ago, shortly after menopause kicked in, I began losingmy hair. I had healthy thick hair, as day passed by I would lose moreand more hair. I went to see a Dermatologist, and kept alot of the hairthat fell out. Showed it to him .....he took a quick look at my scalp and told me it 's normal and not to worrie as stress would make it fallout even more. To say the least, I was disappointed in this so calledspecialist. Purchased a very expensive shampoo and scalp treatment, I wouldhave to wash my hair every day. Needed to keep the hair and scalpvery clean. It seemed to help for some time, the hair loss was not so intense. But still losing hair.This year it started falling out alot more, I would put my fingers through my hair and strands and more strands would come out. I amso stressed out and very sad about this condition. I have lost morethen half of my hair and have to improvise now, when I comb my hair.I want to find a dermatologist that knows what he's talking about....as 50 to 100 hairs a day may be normal, but when it is continuous andnon stop for 2 years this is for sure not the norm. However, I do havea underactive thyroid and take medication for it.....Levothyroxine 0.05a day. Been taking this for over 5 years. Okay, I don't know what to do or where to find someone that can infacthelp me with this. For sure making me depressed. So, if anyone out there is going through menopause and experiencinghair loss......oh I almost forgot my scalp hurts and many times burns.Please get in touch with me as I am seeking some support.....are thereany support groups for people like ourselves going through this nightmare. Warm RegardsNervous wreakUse propecia or finpecia or any finasteride containing pills thats the best proven way science can offer so far.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 12, 2010
    • 10:58 PM
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  • heyim going thought a bad hair loss problem too im 21 and about 6 years ageo my started falling out but it stoped after about a year and i had had long full hair since untel now it started falling out agan but worse and is so worried im going to go bold as my hair gorn so thin the doctor told me to take some ion vitiam and some milti vitaim as im a vegatian but thay dont seem to help im so sad and just stressed eventhough this prob makes it worse but i feel helpless i dont know what to do i love my hair it the only thing that made me feel good about my self ive never died it or coloured and only stration it now and agan i feel so down dont know what to do about it
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 23, 2010
    • 03:16 AM
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