September 4, 2009 8:49pm CST
I've been having a couple of issues with my hair lately. My hair in fine/thin. It is about shoulder length and cut in long layers. I use conditioner, but my hair is very hard to get a brush or comb through it. It has lots of snarls and tangles. I have had dry damaged hair in the past, but have not had any split ends or breakage so I stopped using those products. My hair looks healthy and shiny. I have used kids detangler sprays. I have to use a lot for it to work. I basically I have re wet my hair, to the point of soaking it with the detangler for it to help. What products can I use to help this? I am on a limited budget, so please nothing that costs a lot of money. Also I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Due to the PCOS, my hair is thinning where my bangs meet my head. I have read about Biotin supplements. Does this help? I went to my Dr and was put on Metformin in the spring. I'm not sure if it's helping though. I go back to the Dr's in Oct. If anyone has tried Biotin, how long did it take to start noticing a difference? How much is too much? I bought a Biotin Supplement that is 5000mcg. I haven't started taking it yet. Does it have any side effects? Please, I need any and all advise. PCOS is embarrassing. I am only in my early 30's. I feel so frustrated.
5 Sep 09
Hmm... i dont know much about the hair issues as i have fine and thin hair myself. I had it permed to put some body on it and i think i look pretty good in it. I hope so... But i do have PCOS just like you. I am 33 and still under continuous medication for pills and metformin. i dont see any reason why we have to be embarrassed when we look like females even though we have imbalanced hormones. I havent tried biotin so i cant give you ideas on this. I have heard that biotin is good for hair and skin.
6 Sep 09
I have the sdame fine hair as you. I use a conditioner daily after shampoo. Leave the conditioner for five minutes before rinsing. Use a wide tooth comb when combing your wet hair to avoid tangles. I don't understand why you have snarls, but maybe you should comb your hair three times daily to keep it in order. If you can get your hands on an aloe plant, use the jelly portion of the cactus and rub it in your scalp, cover your hair with a shower cap and leave for an hour (or sleep on it if you can take the smell), then shampoo, condition (leave conditioner for 5 minutes) and rinse. This should stimulate hair growth. I also have PCOS, my OB GYN gave me Clomid and it worked. I had my ultrasound last year and I am normal.
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6 Oct 09
Did you take the clomid for the PCOS or to get pregnant? A year ago I was put on Yaz and Metformin. My cycles were normal until April. Sometimes I go a couple months without a period, others I have 2-3 a month. I thought meds were supposed to help. I've been using the Burt's Bees pre treatment shampoo. It's been helping a lot. I also switched shampoos to one that is good for dry/damaged hair. I don't pile up my hair on my head to wash anymore and bought a wide tooth comb. My hair is behaving much better.