I have problems with my hair.

@marguicha (97139)
Chile
April 24, 2013 8:37am CST
Among the things I told my dermatologist yesterday was that my heir fell off and it was very thin. She did say that I should accept that after chemo I had to have patience, but I don`t have that amount of it. So she gave me some pills. I went to buy them and they were VERY expensive. I couldn`t afford them at all. I wonder, do any of you know of something to help with hair loss? Maybe something natural? Any special food to eat? Help, please!
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
24 Apr 13
I hope that this helps: Yogurt and soy - Dark green vegetable - Whole grain products - Essential fatty acid - Nut and seed - Carrots - Fruits - Eggs - Spinach - Broccoli - Fish - Beans Try to consume as much of these foods as you can and you will see some positive results. Vitamins that Promote Hair Growth - B vitamins, especially B6 (pyridoxine), B3 (Niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid) and B12 - Inositol - Biotin (it maintains the health of the hair. Hair loss is often caused by Biotin deficiency.) - Folic acid Read more: http://www.hair-styles-secrets-revealed.com/hair/461/hair-growth-tips-how-to-make-your-hair-grow-faster/#ixzz2RITgQv5g
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@marguicha (97139)
• Chile
25 Apr 13
I will check all that cynth. The doctor gave me that expensive med, but it was only an expensive suplement. I`m sure that everything is in food. I`ll eat more ofsome of the foods you mentioned. And I`ll check the link. Thanks.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
I am not aware if there are medications to prevent hair loss while having chemotherapy. As it is really bound to happen during the therapy. If it is really making you feel uncomfortable, try making use of a bandana for the meantime. I'm sure your hair will grow back after your treatment.
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@marguicha (97139)
• Chile
26 Apr 13
I finished my chemo and the hair came back tbut it is thin and comes off when I wash it.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
26 Apr 13
Maybe it needs a little more time before those hair follicles would grown back normally.
@marguicha (97139)
• Chile
26 Apr 13
My doctor said that I had to be patient, but I told her I did not have time for that.
@velvet53 (16987)
• Palisade, Colorado
24 Apr 13
I wish I had an answer for you. I will ask around and see if anyone knows what you can do. I know that I do some reflexology that is suppose to improve hair growth. It is real simple. You sit and rub the nails of one hand against the nails of the other hand. They will sing to you. This doesn't work if it is not your own nails.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
24 Apr 13
I'm trying this out now. My hair is great - very thick and glossy for my age but my nails are horribly brittle and ugly, I only got to look at then and they flake
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@velvet53 (16987)
• Palisade, Colorado
24 Apr 13
My nails aren't the best either. I should read my reflexology book and see what it says about nails. People tell me they can see my hair growingwhen i buff my nails. It is also suppose to give you energy.
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@marguicha (97139)
• Chile
26 Apr 13
I did my own search after I read your answers. Biotine is the thing to look for. I also discovered what foods are rich in biotine but I will also see if there is an unexpensive vitamin supplement that has it.
@toniganzon (51567)
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
Try rubbing natural aloe gel on your scalp. Use lemon as your conditioner. A honey farm suggested that when using their honey shampoo. It's nice to know you are done with your chemo and you're still here with us.
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@ajithlal (14568)
• India
25 Apr 13
I also think that aloe gel is good for scalp.
@marguicha (97139)
• Chile
26 Apr 13
I always use shampoo with aloe vera, but maybe I should rub some on my scalp.
@Mavic123456 (9866)
• Thailand
25 Apr 13
if you had chemo therapy that explains. can you just wait.. hair grows fast anyway... or can you just shave your head and put wig instead..
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@marguicha (97139)
• Chile
26 Apr 13
I did not have any hair while on chemo and I don`t like that if I can help it. I`m a healthy person with a lymphoma trested and in recession. I hate to have that "ill lady" feeling. It is worse than feeling old.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
25 Apr 13
From what I heard, hair usually drop after the chemo treatment. Most of them wear some head gear to cover it. Perhaps like the first respondent here that mentioned about eat more leafy items. Some organic vegetables will be good. In normal natural cases, Chinese herbs like 'tong gui' that is good for blood circulation is recommended to lessen hair loss. However, since it is herbal... doctor advise needed before proceed.
@marguicha (97139)
• Chile
26 Apr 13
My hair is back after the chemo. But it grew back thin and falls down easily. It seem I need some vitamins and aminoacids, but I will get them in food instead of buying expensive meds.
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
Aloe vera helps. You can try rubbing an aloe vera unto your scalp once a week and skip shampoo every other day. Also, you can purchase some of the over the counter medications like creams and liquid solution. You can try Minoxidil 6% solution, that is around 650 php which you can use for 30-45 days (twice a day) and you can purchase it from Watson's. My husband has tried that Minoxidil and it worked on him!
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@marguicha (97139)
• Chile
26 Apr 13
I will try with some foods rich in the vitamins that the expensive meds had as ingredients. One of the is biotin and there is a list of foods that have it.
@GandharD (148)
• India
25 Apr 13
Hello Marguicha! I have the same problem with my hair. They are very thin, and fall very often. What I do is I oil my hair daily before going to bed, and use Medicated shampoo, which is recommended by my doctor. Putting Hair oil can benefit you a lot. I am also using a Tonic named 'HairMax Forte' which seems quite nice,ive been using since a month and i hope for the best results. If you are dying your hair, dont do it. Keep a gap of 10 weeks and do a partial dye, not whole. Use a very mild shampoo and be gentle with your hair. The main reason may be stress. Are you stressed out? Well if you are, please control it. Exercise regularly, DO Yoga, as it will enhance blood circulation in the body, So this benefits the scalp also. About Diet, dont eat anything which is unhealthy, or too oily. Avoid Eggs. Eat food which has good quantity of Iron, Vit.C, Protein etc. That's all I am doing, and can suggest you too. Best Wishes! Have a good day!
@marguicha (97139)
• Chile
26 Apr 13
I suppose that I might be stressed as I have been dealin with chemotherapy for a lymphoma these past two years. The chemo is over, but my new hair is thing and my nails are not as I like them. The doctor gave me this expensive meds but I wrote all the ingredients of the expensive medication and many friends here have told me what foods have them. !
@bintang9 (196)
• Indonesia
25 Apr 13
Friend, let me tell you about my experience when I was child. I suffered from typhus at about 2 months hospitalized. After that I lost my hair. There was nothing left. My mother gave aloe vera and rub it on my head everyday for about two months . after few weeks my hair grown little by little even it was too thick until now
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@marguicha (97139)
• Chile
26 Apr 13
I always use shampoo with aloe vera, but maybe I should rub some on my scalp. I have an aloe vera plant, but I think I will buy some as I don`t want to harm my own plant.
@tinayu (214)
• China
25 Apr 13
hi,do you suffer great pressure in your work or life?this is your first hair loss or chronic?if it is severe,you should follow the doctor.if not, i can advise you to relax yourself and get enough sleep .eating more nuts and sesame seeds are also good for you.don't worry, things will go better.
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@marguicha (97139)
• Chile
26 Apr 13
I am retired, but I have been treated with chemotherapy for a lymphoma a year ago. My skin is not back to normal yet.
24 Apr 13
Try to intake large amount of Biotin, omega 3 fatty acid and B-complex foods Biotin - Chard leaves, Carrots, almonds and other nuts, chicken eggs, Cow's and Goat's milk, Berries. Omega 3 Fatty acids - flax seeds, walnuts, salmon fish, sardines fish, beef, soy bean, tofu. BComplex - beans, liver, whole grains, spinach, oranges, lamb.
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@marguicha (97139)
• Chile
26 Apr 13
THe very expensive meds the doctor gave me had biotin and vitamin B-6 among other things. Thanks to my mylot friends, I am rethinking about my diet instead of buying expensive pills. I have chard for free in my backyard and I love it. I checked onlive and discovered that fish and liver were good meats to eat. I will also eat legumes more often. It is autumn here now and as days grow colder I like more legumes as part of my meals.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
24 Apr 13
Hi marguicha, there is herbal treatment for preventing hair fall. There is a plant called Mahdi or Mehdi. The pasted leafs of the plant you can on your hair. But I'm sorry I don't know the substitute word of Mehdi in English. You can search it at Indian store in your locality.
@marguicha (97139)
• Chile
26 Apr 13
Thanks, friend. I don`t know where are the indian stores where I live as we don`t have many people from India living in Chile. But many friends here have told me of food I can eat that helps as it has the vitamins needed.
@maximax8 (28490)
• United Kingdom
24 Apr 13
Hello Marguicha. I found some of my hair was falling out so I bought a strong vitamin pill to combat that problem. It is made by Deva. It is called Hair, Skin and Nails. I suggest that you eat leafy green vegetables and carrots. You should drink plenty of water. You could wash you hair in a very gentle shampoo and conditioner. Good luck.
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@marguicha (97139)
• Chile
25 Apr 13
Thanks, Maxine. I`ll eat more leafy green veggies now that it is autumn. In summer, I prefer corn, tomatos and green beans.
24 Apr 13
check this URL it might help you out for hair growth www.wikihow.com/Speed-up-hair-growth, these are the natural ways to have hair
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@marguicha (97139)
• Chile
26 Apr 13
Thanks for the link, friend. I wrote all the ingredients of the expensive medication the doctor gave and many friends here have told me what food has them. I got plenty of ideas from that link. !
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• China
6 May 13
It is a pity to hear that. I heard someone said the hair will fell off after chemo before. You can eat more black sesame, it can prevent your hair fell off. When you wash you hair, please chose the shampoo with ginger, it will be very helpful for your hair ! I wish you recover soon !
@marguicha (97139)
• Chile
6 May 13
Thanks for your tips. I will check if there is a shampoo with ginger where I live. Meanwhile I am using one with aloe vera.
@ajithlal (14568)
• India
25 Apr 13
Oil massage with good quality oil. Apply shampoo once in a week. Apply henna treatment also make healthy hair .
@marguicha (97139)
• Chile
28 Apr 13
What kind of oil are you thinking of?
@ajithlal (14568)
• India
25 Apr 13
I think good hot oil head massage will help you. I think regular hair massage helps to prevent hair loss. I think most probably you can try navarathna hair oil and it also helps in relaxation.
@marguicha (97139)
• Chile
26 Apr 13
I cannot buy those things in my country. At least I have never heard of them. But I`ll ask for some oil from herre.
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• India
8 Aug
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• India
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