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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thin Is In ~ Except in Hair

Sometimes my blog ideas just pop up out of nowhere...or jump out at me from something I read or hear...or form in my head while I am busy with other things.  This is one of those times.  Last week my sister commented that my hair looked thin and was I doing anything about it.  Today I visited fabgrandma's blog only to find the subject was...you guessed it - thinning hair!

My hair has always been fine. You know, not fine, fine...but fine!   After I had my children, it started thinning on top of my head.  Back when we ratted our hair, I could cover it and it wasn't noticeable.  In the last several years I have worn my hair short and curly and anyone can easily tell my hair is thin on top.  I have never been very self-conscious about it, however. 

When my sister asked me about it, I decided to listen to her and to do some research on the subject.  Let me tell you...there is so much information online that it just boggles the mind!  There are products that are "clinically proven," some may cause sexual dysfunction, (like that isn't already a problem for many of a certain age and who needs to hear that!) and another says it can create "a healthy environment."  One has a "three tier system," another is an "all natural food supplement," still another is touted as a "nurturing shampoo."  If you care to go to war over the issue, there is a product that will "combat hair loss!"  Some are "hair-thickening," another "targets only graying, gray or white hair."


After reading all that, I researched biotin, a vitamin (Vitamin H) that is involved with the production of energy.  One of the areas this vitamin  helps with is...TA DA...hair loss and thinning hair!  My sister says she has been using this daily and it is helping her grow new hair.  Yep...little fuzzy hairs coming in!  And, like her, I prefer not to add more chemicals to my body, so I have decided to try this vitamin H and see what happens.  (Let's hope I don't break out in a horrible rash or something!)

Let me state very clearly here that I am not a physician, do not have a medical degree, nor am I the FDA.  This is strictly my own opinion/research/ideas.  No one should start taking a supplement or any other product before consulting a physician. 

Do you have thinning hair?  Have you tried a product or supplement that has helped you?  Since stress, diet and hormones are common causes of hair loss and thinning hair, this is likely to be an area of concern for many of us.  Perhaps we can help each other or at the very least, let our bloggy sisters know where to buy a funky cool hat to hide under!
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15 comments:

  1. In the past couple of years I have had some prescription drug interaction related "thinning hair" issues. I distinctly remember changing my blood pressure pills and having a reaction. So I switched medicine and it seemed to help.

    Before switching meds though, I tried Biotin which probably helped ... but I take so many doctor ordered pills and supplements every day that I just could not bring myself to take one more non-essential.

    I have noticed more hairs in my hairbrush again since the docs changed around some of my medicines ... so now I have different "interaction" going on but am clueless what is reacting to what.

    I probably need a cool hat.

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    1. Linda, cool hats are a good thing, but I guess we'd all like our hair to be full and healthy, too. I don't have gobs of hair coming out daily, this has been going on for years. Just thin hair. I am trying biotin and will see how it goes.
      Thanks for your input! I am taking every comment to heart!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  2. I need a good multi vitamin. I think I will buy one today.

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    1. Ricki Jill, that's a good plan! I do take one daily and I believe it helps me!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  3. My hair seemed to have been falling out by the handfuls. I've always had very thick hair but not anymore. My hairdresser suggested I try a product called Nioxin, available at Walmart's in store hair salon. I bought the shampoo, conditioner and scalp treatment for color treated hair and after only 1 month I have seen a difference. The amount of hair in my comb & brush has lessened and there is less that I'm picking off my clothes.

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    1. Pat, so good of you to comment on my blog! How's your Relay doing? I will remember this product - I am trying biotin first and if it doesn't help, I'll try another product. Who ever thought we'd be having to be concerned with such things!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ (Pat)

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  4. Both my medical dr. and dermatologist refute the claim that biotin grows new hair. It does not. What it does is make whatever existing hair stronger. It also cause your nails to grow. I thought I was growing "new fuzzy hair" and it was just a new section of the hairline receding!!! Both dr.'s told me to use Rogaine for Women. There is another one on the market called Visical (sp?) Biotin won't hurt you, but it is not all it is cracked up to be. I've been taking it for 7 years already. xo

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    1. Barbara, thanks for your comment. I am so glad you and others are offering your experiences in order to help me/others to made a decision! It helps! I have heard good things about Rogaine, too.
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  5. just a note
    to let you know
    that i'm now following you
    via Linky Followers
    and i hope you'll return
    the favor!

    alison

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    1. Alison, thanks for following me. I will certainly return the favor!
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  6. Pat, Thanks for posting my texting diatribe.
    I haven't had trouble with thinning hair but a cow has licked me in several inconvenient areas of my head. LOL.
    I wonder how many will know what I mean?
    Hugs, Ginger

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    1. Ginger, it is an important message that can't be stressed often enough! Glad to hear Robby was able to go to work. I hope the Dr gives him a good report! (I have a Rob, too!)
      Hugs, GraceinAZ (Pat)

      P.S. I know what a cow - lick is! LOL! Good one!

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    2. Love this Ginger! I have cow licks too! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  7. I feel so blessed. I have a head full of thick course hair. Though I have to have hair cuts OFTEN I never complain cause I know one day that will not be the case! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Cindy, you are blessed! You probably have enough hair for the two of us! LOL
      Hugs, GraceinAZ

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