(Closed) Very concerned… :(

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
3697 posts
Sugar bee

I’ve heard that hair coloring can help hair appear thicker because the dye molecules help plump up the hair shaft … other Bees have talked about prenatal vitamins helping with this, too.

Post # 4
4275 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yep, prenatal vitamins.

Post # 5
1755 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Prenatal vitamins, but I’d also suggest resuming Nioxin.  My mom uses it.  It’s got minoxidil in it and it only helps as long as you’re using it.  When you stop, after a short time, your hair thins out once more.  You can buy it at a lot of salons.  At Walgreens.  Online a variety of places.

Post # 6
225 posts
Helper bee

Also…have you considered going to a doctor to rule out any underlying causes?

Post # 7
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Why not put in extensions for your wedding? I have really thin, fine hair that grows super slow. ๐Ÿ™ It has FINALLY been growing and thickening up, but I know it won’t be where I want it for the wedding, so I’m having extensions put in a few days beforehand.

Post # 8
853 posts
Busy bee

Are prenatal vitamins totally safe if you’re not TTC? Do you just take them along with your multi-vitamin? I also have super fine hair (and I think it’s been getting worse since being on a specific BC pill). Prenatal vitamins sound like a good tip to try if they’re safe! How long can you take them for?

Post # 10
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@jules28:  Prenatals are perfectly safe if you aren’t TTC.  My doctor recommends them for any woman of child bearing age anyway.  I take them!

Post # 11
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

prenatals girl!

Post # 12
140 posts
Blushing bee

I agree with @Robinbananas, I would check to make sure there isn’t an underlying problem. Sometimes a thyroid problem can be linked to hair loss/thinning, so I would get that tested.

But after that, I would take Biotin, that has really helped my hair and skin, you can take about  2,000mcg a day, but take it in the morning, because it’s a b vitamin it will give you energy and interfere with your sleep if you take it too late, just like caffeine. You can get straight biotin, or a multi called Hair Skin and Nails, which most drusgtores and health food shops carry. I love that one because it’s not a pre natal, but it’s a pretty decent multi. I would also up your vitamin c intake, that’s important too. 

Also, eat a LOT more protein and dark green veggies, and healthy fats like avocado, oily fish, and nuts. They have natural sources of iron and other things that your body needs to build tissue, including hair.

And avoid heat styling or anything harsh or artificial on your hair if you can help it. You might consider doing weekly protein masks too, I do overnight ones sometimes lol! It sounds like you have shorter hair, but if you have long hair, consider getting it cut. I had super long hair that felt really thin and I would lose lots of hair at a time whenever I brushed, and recently i cut it and it’s sooo much better. I’m not losing hardly any hair and it’s way thicker and stronger. Also could be because of the other things I wrote about, a combo probably ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Good luck!

Post # 13
1778 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Take prenatal vitamins, biotin(supplement), calcium (late in the day not with the prenatal) and eat plenty of protein.  If you do not have enough protein in your diet, it can cause serious hair loss.  Hair growth goes in 3 month cycles, so whatever you do right NOW will start to show effects in about 3 months, so you need to be patient :). You won’t have long thick hair by your wedding, but at least the top will look nice and thick and might work well with extensions.  Good luck!

Post # 14
1714 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Sea kelp, horse tail and vitamins are all good for your hair. I take sea kelp and used to take horse tail (I ran out, but it’s awesome stuff!) as well as ensuring I drink lots of water and take my vitamins. You might be anaemic, in which case it will take a few months for your iron reserves to build up again, but keep at it and you’ll see changes ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
9670 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@jules28:  No, you cannot take prenatal vitamins with a daily vitamin.  You could be poisoned doing that.  Take one or the other only.

Post # 16
1714 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

@Sunfire:  This. Otherwise you would be doubling up on some vitamins, and especially for the fat-soluble vitamins (A D E K), this is INCREDIBLY dangerous. 

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