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    • MrsStepford
    • By MrsStepford 18th Aug 18, 4:00 PM
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    Hair Loss
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    • 18th Aug 18, 4:00 PM
    Hair Loss 18th Aug 18 at 4:00 PM
    I did a search and the last hair loss-specific thread in the Health & Beauty Moneysaving forum was back in 2016. Helen Porter showed off her new blonde wig on TV recently and there was a story in a tabloid last week about a primary school kid with alopecia, whose school wouldn't allow her to wear her wig at school.

    Just over a week ago, I was getting ready to go to the cinema with my husband. I caught sight of my parting in the mirror and it looked like an animal had torn ragged lumps of hair out, leaving bald patches.

    I was distraught. I knew that my hair had become thinner since taking Metformin, but I didn't think that I had bald patches. I have nagged my GP about my thinning hair and asked him to refer me to a trichologist and he refused. he also refused tp prescribe me minoxidil.

    So this thread is in two parts:
    (a) if you or anyone else female that you know is experiencing hair loss, what have you/they tried to help regrowth ?
    (b) in the meantime and in case regrowth doesn't happen what suggestions do you have please ?

    My first idea was to cut my hair as short as I dared. I figured that having less weight (it reached the tops of my shoulders) might help to alleviate damage and get more air to my scalp.

    I found an article online on hair treatments and the #1 for hair loss and thinning hair, wasn't Rogaine (Minoxidil) but a tube of stuff from an Italian company called Dewines, which Liberty sells for £20.00. Have ordered it because it should last ages. You just use a little on freshly shampooed hair twice a week and leave it in.

    My mother says argan oil will help and she's going to give me a bottle of it which she picked up in Lidl. I bought a travel size pump dispenser argan oil from Poundshop and hadn't used it, so am using that to start me off.
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    • sleepymans
    • By sleepymans 9th Oct 18, 5:55 PM
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    For anyone who wears or is considering trying a wig:

    Trendco have an Autumn sale on at the moment. 15% of one wig or hairpiece and if you buy a second you get 20% discount.

    They have salons in Brighton and Manchester (maybe others??)

    They host occasional hairloss support group meetings.

    They also sell wigs hairpieces and headwear and turbans online.
    If you are an essential wearer you can also complete a declaration to save VAT on your purchases.

    I have no commercial connection to this company, I am merely a satisfied customer of several years.

    Last edited by sleepymans; 09-10-2018 at 5:56 PM. Reason: typo
    • jean2020
    • By jean2020 12th Oct 18, 4:46 AM
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    You can use coconut oil. Apply this oil to your hair. Massage the oil into the roots for a scalp treatment. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes. Use warm water to rinse the oil.
    Besides, you should dink lots of water and eat healthy foods to promote the hair growth. These foods should contain vitamin B7, B5, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids, such as eggs, spinach and other leafy greens, citrus fruits, nuts and seeds, carrots, avocado, and whole grains.
    • Toomuchdebt
    • By Toomuchdebt 14th Oct 18, 8:05 PM
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    I've recently been doing something called fascia blasting on my head. It's basically a massage claw but designed in a specific way. It's actually supposed to help with headaches but people noticed they were experiencing hair growth.

    My hair has always been fine and lately it's got thinner and my hair line has got higher, so I'm concentrating mainly along the hairline. Although it's early days it does seem to be helping a little.

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    • britishboy
    • By britishboy 23rd Oct 18, 10:45 AM
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    Iíve used Minoxidil solution and Nizarol shampoo for years now and itís halted my hair loss and even helped some regrowth. My scalp does get itchy but usually if I wash it other days with a mild baby shampoo itís fine.

    I tried propecia but stopped due to reading about the possible side effects
    • Butch_Dingle
    • By Butch_Dingle 29th Nov 18, 5:02 PM
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    It might be worth trying Nourkrin Woman tablets for hair loss - they're completely drug free (main ingredient is shark cartilage). As a male who's tried Propecia (finasteride) in the past but stopped due to mild depression as well as loss of libido, i started taking the male version of Nourkrin (Nourkrin Man) and in the month or so I've been taking them, my hair is definitely growing faster and appears to be in better health. Its probably way too early to say if Nourkrin will halt hairloss & regrow my hair but early signs are promising...I will take them for at least 7-8 months as recommended by the manufacturer to see what effects it has.

    On the downside they aren't cheap, around £50-£60 for a 3 month supply from Amazon. Oh and they smell disgusting
    • Camila
    • By Camila 30th Nov 18, 9:13 AM
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    Hair care does not simply depend on chemicals. Have you ever thought of changing your lifestyle.
    • Butch_Dingle
    • By Butch_Dingle 30th Nov 18, 9:32 AM
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    Hair care does not simply depend on chemicals. Have you ever thought of changing your lifestyle.
    Originally posted by Camila
    Yup, i eat sensibly, am not overweight/underweight and do 10k exercise daily on my C2 rower. No issues at all with my health many men I'm not immune to losing hair. Finasteride was doing a great job but IMHO the side effects aren't worth it as it changes your bodies hormones (stops DHT production in your body). Hopefully with Nourkrin that won't be the case, as its supposed to be completely drug free.
    • Haisene
    • By Haisene 30th Nov 18, 10:50 AM
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    Hello! I want to say that you are not particularly worried, this sometimes happens. You should first of all use any nourishing masks and oils for hair to restore their balance. At the very least, the skill of wigs is great now, so don't worry too much!)
    • matthewjackson87
    • By matthewjackson87 27th Jun 19, 10:02 AM
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    Searching for Hair Loss Treatments
    Hi, I am living in UK, and recently having trouble with my hair, can you please advise hair loss treatments that I can find easily in UK.
    • fbacker
    • By fbacker 1st Oct 19, 12:31 PM
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    • silvasava
    • By silvasava 16th Oct 19, 4:06 PM
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    Only just seen this thread while I was looking for something else. I lost my hair in my late 20's along with my eyebrows and eyelashes but curiously nowhere else in case you're wondering
    To say I was devastated to loose my long thick hair was an understatement. However, I managed to disguise it for a while but after a while there was no hiding it. My doctor referred me to the hospital & I had a couple of wigs from them but they were heavy and awkward. I ended up with 'fashion' synthetic wigs that with a bit of styling were fine. In fact few people realised I wore a wig - they were easy to keep as I always bought them in 3's - one on, one in the wash and one ready to wear
    By chance I saw an article about zinc supplements to improve nail growth & as mine were always soft and flaking I tried it. After about 3 months I noticed very fine short eyelashes growing ( these caused me more problems than my hair - nothing to filter dust or sun out of your eyes) I have stayed on the zinc and Vit C supplements for over 25 years. My hair has grown back ( nails are better too!) While this treatment may not be successful for everyone I am sure many would to d an improvement.i wore a wig for 18 years and it's great not to have to wear one now.
    Small victories - sometimes they are all you can hope for but sometimes they are all you need - be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle
    • shwetaa
    • By shwetaa 17th Oct 19, 10:21 AM
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    I had the same issue
    I started losing a lot of hair all of a sudden. So, I consulted a specialist and he gave a list of medications. Still, it didn't work out. COuld you people help me what I can do with this?
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 20th Oct 19, 8:21 AM
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    Metformin can result in lower blood levels of Vitamin B12 which in turn can result in hair loss. Is your diet rich in this vitamin? If not, maybe a supplement might help?. Anyway, this is the route I would take initially and if it didn't help, I think I would visit my GP again and request further assistance. If he/she doesn't listen, please ask to see someone else because there is help out there . I wish you so much luck, it's a horrible problem to have to contend with x
    Originally posted by BucksLady
    Hair loss isnít one of the side effects listed for Metformin. It might be worth discussing this with your GP.

    Have you had any physical trauma in the last few weeks as this can cause temporary hair loss. I was seriously ill in hospital for a month a few yesrs ago and about 3 months later my hair started falling out. I checked with my GP plus my own research and was advised that it was a common effect of the physical trauma. It started growing back of its own accord.
    • renega
    • By renega 24th Oct 19, 5:49 PM
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    The best hair transplant in turkey procedure is a matter of debate among the medical world.Transplantation is the only way to permanently fix the problem of balding.
    • Ritz2019
    • By Ritz2019 11th Nov 19, 9:14 AM
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    I know its scary to even think of alopecia... buut, its not a death sentence
    I personally shed alot of hair while brushing and washing it. At first, I was very sacred. But my doc said its normal to lose a given amount of hair on a daily basis. However, more than normal, like a handful is definitely termed as hair loss
    He recommended I use hair supplements, both natural and some i bought from the nutrition shop.
    I have been using coconut and olive oil consistently and i have seen significant improvement in the growth and body of my hair.
    I got more information from a website called MOAW, maybe you can have a look.
    • suejb2
    • By suejb2 11th Nov 19, 7:35 PM
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    Hair Loss
    Has anyone any experience of using castor oil for hair loss/ thinning please?
    I am trying to be proactive, I am 50 and experiencing some menopausal symptoms.
    Life is like a bath, the longer you are in it the more wrinkly you become.
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