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Aggie Posted 7 months ago
Hi , my hair for the last year as been thinning and as now become noticeable. The hair on the top of my head is very dry and brittle and whatever conditioning treatments i use has no effect. As anyone had a professional hair specialist treatment that has worked in the leeds/North Yorkshire area ?
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    • loislane 2nd July 2021 at 4:44 pm

      I’m so sorry to hear it as our hair is so important to us.
      I’ve been losing a lot of hair since my thyroid diagnosis…is that a possibility for you or is it stress, menopause.
      I’m guessing you’ve tried the caffeine based shampoos, the hair and nails supplements, doctor’s advice?
      Stevie C on here might have some advice, worth a try,🤗

      • Aggie 4th July 2021 at 3:03 pm

        Hi, thank you for your reply. Yes to every thing, I am going to try Vitamins and a thickening shampoo and conditioner as my hair is filling two hairbrush fulls every day! Good job I had a lot to start with ,although it is very fine. Feeling quite worried about it now as always had good shiny hair, difficult to accept along with the wrinkles. 🤣

        • loislane 4th July 2021 at 3:15 pm

          Feel for you, my eldest daughter is experiencing the same thing at the moment. I bought a range from Boots, around ten pounds in green packaging, I’ll try it out once I’ve finished my opened shampoo.

        • Aggie 4th July 2021 at 3:29 pm

          I will let you know how I get on with mine ‘Cel’ and I would be interested how uou get on.

    • Deleted User 5th July 2021 at 9:33 am

      Not exactly an answer to your question, but try googling fenugreek. It’s a herb.

    • Aggie 5th July 2021 at 10:42 am

      Will do thank you

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    • Anonymous User (no longer active) 27th August 2021 at 1:41 pm

      Hello Aggie, as Lois Lane said there are numerous causes for hair loss in women and men, ranging from medical, often from an auto immune condition , hormonal, pharmaceutical and of course stress amongst others. a good diet is essential , keeping well hydrated and massaging the scalp regularly can increase blood circulation, you might look at / try products that have had excellent results like Plantur 39 or products in the Nioxin range. I hope you find a solution soon, best regards Steve

      • Aggie 27th August 2021 at 4:06 pm

        Thanks Steve for all this advise which I will work on, I have had a few operations over the last few years. So I am working on looking after myself and building my immune system best regards to you also. Aggie

    • April may 27th August 2021 at 3:31 pm

      Hi try using ol’olive oil or castor oil .

    • April may 27th August 2021 at 3:32 pm

      Pour it into a container then use a pot or another container to warm it then do a scalp massage do this once a week and you will see the difference

    • Aggie 27th August 2021 at 4:01 pm

      Hi April, thanks for that I will try it, sounds good.

    • Deleted User 27th August 2021 at 5:47 pm

      Several years ago I suffered from loss of hair round the hairline, probably thyroid related. It didn’t grow back but luckily I have thick hair so it’s not really visible. But the front of my hair is now much finer than it used to be. A few months ago I came across some capsules called ‘Grow’ by Hair Gain that promised amazing results and had glowing reviews (That I should not have believed! ) All I got from them was a fairly severe case of seborrhoeic dermatitis, which resulted in a very sore and itchy scalp that took several weeks to go away after using a medicated shampoo from the pharmacist. So my only advice would be not to use anything that sounds too good to be true! Hope you find something that works for you.

    • Baklava 27th August 2021 at 5:54 pm

      Have you tried vitamins, lots on Amazon.

    • Aggie 28th August 2021 at 5:35 pm

      I have just completed my first month. Thanks

    • gmarokmr 6th October 2021 at 7:00 pm

      Hi! I used to have a lot of health problems, too, and because of the constant use of antibiotics and antidepressants, my hair also began to fall out. It got to the point that a huge bald spot appeared on his head and it looked terrible. I tried different remedies but nothing helped. I had to look for a reliable hair transplant clinic. According to the advice of friends and reviews on the forums, I found a clinic that makes a high-quality hair transplant(https://www.hairtransplantclinictoronto.com/) and decided on this procedure. Now I have a thick head of hair again like 10 years ago.

    • WEST MIDLANDER 22nd October 2021 at 12:10 am

      Hair loss is a sensitive area of concern for both men and women. But as previously noted, there can be innumerable reasons. Just to be safe, check this out with your GP. As there are many health conditions that can affect the health of your hair and a simple blood test may be able to isolate the cause?

    • Aggie 22nd October 2021 at 11:25 am

      Thank you.

    • Debskidoo Carmarthenshire 18th November 2021 at 5:43 pm

      Try Plantur 39, the green bottle, a friend and a family member loat their hair in clumps through Covid, this product is helping the bald patches grow back, from any supermarket or chemist

    • Aggie 19th November 2021 at 11:56 am

      Sorry to hear this. Thank you for sharing this product with me. Good to get products recommendations, from people that are getting results.

    • Pennypitstop 20th November 2021 at 3:24 pm

      Have a thyroid test, I had a massive bald patch before I was diagnosed with underactive thyroid it greatly effects hair and nails.

    • Karinesupreme 27th November 2021 at 5:09 pm

      Well, after breast cancer treatment and the punishment of an early onset menopause as a result of it, I found a liquid gel marine collagen supplement called Absolute Collagen, which I have been using for just over two years now, and I cannot rate it enough…it’s awesome stuff. I get it sent monthly by subscription which is a lot cheaper than paying as you go.
      I can’t believe the difference it makes. I religiously take a sachet drizzled onto my daily morning smoothies, and I also take bucket loads of Vitamin C which is essential to help your body produce collagen naturally in the absence of oestrogen. Not only did my hair start to grow back within about a month of starting this new regime (a bit wispy at first like baby hair, but stick with it…top tip), and now the quality and condition of my hair is just astonishing! Also my nails, which all my life were soft and thin and so infuriatingly brittle have grown, and they are hard as rock! Never in my whole life have I admired my nails until now, and my skin has massively improved too. It looks plumper and more dewy (ok I don’t look 25 again, but the sheer numbers of people who comment on my skin these days is testament that something has worked!!)
      I really do believe these conditions should start being treated from the ‘inside’ as such, by examining the quality of your overall nutrition, and how you might be deficient in certain micronutrients, especially as we get older – it’s worth perhaps consulting with a qualified nutritionist or a naturopath – as well as finding a good product to wash and treat your hair on the day to day. I found Kerastase who do a great range for hair thinning and scalp problems too, so it might be worth checking them out as well.
      All the very best of luck to you. I feel your pain..🙏

    • Steve in Kent 27th November 2021 at 8:35 pm

      Michael Douglas hair dresser to the stars and partner of Davina McCall was on the recent Mid Point podcast by Gabby Logan talking about hair. Worth a listen. Solgar do a hair and nails vitamin supplement available in H&B

    • Aggie 19th January 2022 at 11:55 am

      Fortunately I have had many positive and very helpful comments, I have found vitamins helpful, I am still losing my hair but not as much. I think the remark regarding hereditary doesn’t seem to be the case in my family. But I think saying such a harsh remark when someone is suffering with a delicate problem is not appropriate and could cause great distress to someone.

    • Pennypitstop 19th January 2022 at 11:56 am

      You need to get your Thyroid checked, it is very easy just a blood test. Underactive Thyroid is quite common especailly in women over 50.
      Have a look at Hypothyroidism. 🙂

    • Aggie 19th January 2022 at 4:27 pm

      Thank you, I do have an underactive thyroid.

    • Jaz 3 20th January 2022 at 10:47 am

      Have you thought about nutrition? I started having problems with my hair when I had burnout due to overwork. My hair which is usually very thick became thin and I realised I was low in protein which is so important for hair growth.

    • Aggie 20th January 2022 at 2:23 pm

      Sorry to hear this I hope you are getting better. Thank you I am trying to eat a health diet and my hair does seen to have improved.