I’m dealing with a bit of hair loss too. At first I freaked out and of course everyone is telling me it’s not that bad. I’m more worried about how much worse it can get down the road. I’ve always had thin hair. After my hair started thinning, meaning I can look straight in the mirror and see my scalp at the root from the front of my head to the middle of my head. I noticed how thin my moms hair got, so I’m domed based off of genetics.
I went to the doctor
I had my Iron, Ferritin, thyroid gland checked. Everything came back fine. I haven’t really changed my diet. I did get engaged but I haven’t been stressed out at all. So I guess it’s just genetically time for me, oh and I’m 29. My dermatologist recommend Rogaine, he said the men’s is better than the women’s. He said once I start to take it then I can’t stop, so I decided to try other options first.
Products I’ve started taking.
Nature’s Bounty® Hair Skin and Nails, 250 Caplets – (this has 5000 mcg of Biotin per pill. I take 3 pills a day) http://www.costco.com/Nature's-Bounty%c2%ae-Hair-Skin-and-Nails%2c-250-Caplets.product.11618120.html
Nioxin – Shampoo, Conditioner and Scalp Treatments (Thinning hair, fine and color treated) I’m sure coloring my hair isn’t helping at all, but I started getting gray hair in the 6th grade. Some women can get away with the gray look, but I’m not ready yet at 29. http://nioxin.com/en-US/products/product-system-kit-page.aspx?id=83
Moroccan Oil – Light treatment (better for fine hair)http://www.moroccanoil.com/usa/h_us_en/moroccanoilr-treatment-light-110
I’m also planning on starting a deep conditioning mask 20 minutes monthly. I bought one from my stylist, but I can’t remember what it is. Sorry
I did take a before picture to see if these products would help. I have been taking them for over 2 months and haven’t noticed any change in my thinning in the front of my scalp. My soon to be hubby said he’s noticed less hair in the shower drain. I have also noticed less shedding. But no regrowth.
My hair is about 5″ past my shoulders, I’ve decided to buy hair extensions for my wedding. This is where I’m getting mine http://www.bellamihair.com/
I have decided that my next step will be Rogaine. My wedding is coming up in about 2 months. I would start Rogaine now, but I heard it takes three months for new growth. We want to start trying to build our family in about 5 – 6 month which I would need to stop the Rogaine if I got pregnant.
So for now I will continue taking my supplements until I find out I’m pregnant.
Oh, I was previously taking prenatal pills because I heard they were good for your hair, but my doctor said I should switch to the Nature’s Bounty with more Biotin in them. He told me to switch back later when we are trying to get pregnant.
I will check back in a few month closer to my wedding if I have any updates.