Post # 1
Hello bees! Maybe some of you can relate and help with my situation. I used to have fabulous hair. I had the kind of hair that would get compliments – long, straight, lush, shiny and full. It was never super thick but it always looked abundant and I never gave a thought to styling it because it was so healthy. Then I had a baby. My hair changed. I went from having fabulous hair to thinner, unmanageable, limp hair and it lost its oomph. I lost a lot of hair after baby and over the years, it’s gotten thinner. I even had a bout with alopecia which depressed me and made my self-confidence take a nose dive. I tried lots of different shampoos and conditionners and hair treatments to make my hair bounce back but I just feel it’s not what it used to be. Do any of you use a shampoo or conditionner that you recommend for thinning hair? I am currently using Capilia, which was recommended by my dermatologist…I don’t really notice a difference yet. I’m not sure I want to stay with this brand as it’s very time-consuming to use in the shower. Any suggestions??
Post # 2
Perhaps you could try a gentle shampoo- something that is SLS free?
Post # 3
Nioxin shampoo and conditioner are fabulous for thinning hair. You can get a kit for a decent price, they have sets for thinning and natural, thinning and colored, etc etc. I think there are 4 diff types. The hair growth foam (comes with kit) is really good too.
One of the main ingredients are the same as in rogaine, and the shampoo has great reviews for regrowing hair.
Post # 4
Thank you both for your suggestions! 🙂
Post # 5
And try taking biotin. I had lost a ton of hair after having 3 consecutive surgeries for my ankle 😔 it was falling out like crazy. I started taking biotin gummies (I took 4 a day=5000mg) and in a few months I noticed my hair was growing back. I had TONS of new regrowth, around my hairline I had so many new hair’s, crazy. It really helps.
Post # 7
All natural shampoo bars have really thickened my hair. The downside is that there’s an adjustment period where your hair will probably be even worse. But since then, my hair as been thicker (it was already thick so now it’s almost unmanageable) and I can go so many days between washes without it getting oily.
Post # 8
I have this problem too! Following for ideas! Report back with what success you find 😊
Post # 9
I’m following too! I have to declogg the bath drain after every shower I get a Palm full of hair every time and after I’ve brushed it I get another palm full. I’m taking 10,000mg of biotin every day for 6 months but it’s made no difference. I’m at my wits end. I’m from the uk.
Post # 10
I don’t have this problem but I am a big fan of Klorane shampoo and a friend reports that their quinine and vitamin b formula for thinning hair works wonder!
Post # 11
Wash less (or not at all – look up “no poo method”) and skip the conditioner. If you must use a tiny drop on just the ends.
Post # 12
I don’t really understand how shampoo or conditioner, which only touch your scalp for a few moments, can address thinning, can anyone explain?
OP, is the thinning due to more frequent breakage, a change in texture, more hairs falling out, or fewer new hairs growing? Or a combination? I ask because volumizing products could help with texture, and thinning from damage can be fixed by gentler handling, but thinning from reduced growth/increased shedding could be hormonal, or diet- or health-related, and might require speaking to a doctor.
Post # 13
I agree that thinning hair could indicative of medical related issues and/or diet. As for shampoo/conditioner I have tried and really like Bumble and Bumble Thickening products.
Post # 14
It is a bit of all of those things you mentioned. It’s so frustrating to worry about my hair all the time now and the added stress likely does not help my hair! I am also seeing a trichologist who looked at my scalp using laser technology and has determined that I am a very “oily” person and there’s blockage in my scalp which prevents me from having the hair I once had. She recommended I wash my scalp, not my hair, every night with the Capilia shampoo which should help it. I’ve been doing it for over a month now…not sure if I see a huge difference yet, but I was told it will take time and consistency is key. I am seeing my dermatologist in a few days to see if she can see any improvement and if I need to do anything different in terms of taking vitamins, changing my diet, washing my hair, etc.
Post # 15
Whatever you do, avoid Monat products! They claim great success reversing hair loss, but horror stories and lawsuits abound.