Post # 1
Hi ladies, I’m sorry to trouble you, but I’m trying not to do the bride freak out. Before moving to Las Vegas from Ohio I had very fine hair, but so much of it that it appeared really thick. Now, 4 years later it’s thinned considerably. I was using nioxin for awhile, but stopped simply because I ran out.
About two months ago I let a friend put in extensions. We took them out to give my hair a break and…. Well I think it’s thinned even more, losing a. Least a 1/4 of its last thickness.
Im going to start taking vitamins, but my hair is so thin now… The wedding is four months away! Howsoo I get my thickness back? Please help, I never realized my confidence would take such a dive with my hair thinning from this dry place and then the stress of the extensions.
Any advice you can give would be sooo appreciated!
Post # 3
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 # 5
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
Also…have you considered going to a doctor to rule out any underlying causes?
Post # 7
Why not put in extensions for your wedding? I have really thin, fine hair that grows super slow. 🙁 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
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 # 9
@Robinbananas : that’s a good point. I have not just because I assumed that it was the hard water and dry environment of Vegas, but that us good advice 🙂
@ana77 : I’m pretty sure I’m going to, but I was worried that if I didn’t thicken it as much as I could the extensions would be more noticible.
@Cappugchino : I think you’re definitely right. I need to start using it again.
Planning on picking up some prenatals, and need to explain to the fiancé it’s for my hair not ain unexpected surprise lol
Post # 10
@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 # 12
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 🙂
Post # 13
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
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 🙂
Post # 15
@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
@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.