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My Hair Is Taking Forever To Regrow After My Telogen Effluvium

I often hear from people who are becoming extremely impatient while they are waiting for their hair to recover and regrow after they’ve suffered from telogen effluvium. Often, they aren’t seeing progress nearly as quickly as they would like and they find this very discouraging.

I heard from someone who said “my hair started shedding about five months ago. About six weeks ago, the amount of hair loss began to lessen. I am still shedding much more than is normal for me, but it is much better than it was. However, I am not noticing much regrowth. My hair hasn’t even begun to look any better. Sometimes, I see tiny regrowth hairs at my part line but they don’t seem to be growing all that much. Why does it take so long to see some improvement? I thought I would get some relief after the shedding let up, but I was obviously wrong.”

Believe me when I say that I understand your frustration. I remember a time when I used to spray my hair with dry shampoo so that the white color would allow me to see (and measure) my regrowth. So I know that you are probably looking for some progress every single day and that you sometimes feel disappointed. I hope to offer you some encouragement (and some perspective) in the following article.

Understand That Even Normal, Healthy Regrowth Only Grows A Half Inch Per Month:

If you were to look at a half of an inch on a ruler, you’d see that it’s a very small amount. Well, this is how much your hair regrows after an entire month. So it’s entirely possible that only six weeks after you saw an improvement in shedding, you are still only seeing very short baby hairs growing in. This is normal. After another month, you will have added another half inch to the length of those hairs. So as you can see, it takes more than a few months for the hair to get long enough to where it makes much of a difference or becomes noticeable.

And if you are a woman with long hair, it can take up to a year (or more if your hair is really long) before you are able to replace the length and volume of the strands that you lost. I know that this is a long and frustrating process, but it doesn’t mean that you are behind or that you are doing anything wrong. It’s just the way that the process works.

Additional Shedding Can Slow The Process Even More:

Sometimes, even when we see some improvement in our telogen effluvium, we continue to shed. That’s why you will sometimes see short strands in your shower drain and on your clothing. When this happens, obviously you are having to start all over, gaining only a half inch over the course of a month once the hair begins to grow in all over again. So, know that if you are still losing more hair than what is usual for you, then you may also be losing some of your regrowth which can slow this process a little more.

Make Sure That You Are Supporting A Healthy Scalp And Paying Attention To Nutrition:

Admittedly, this is a process that you can’t necessarily completely change. But there are some things that you can do to make sure that your body and your scalp have what they need to support healthy regrowth. Make sure that you aren’t doing anything that can create additional trigger that might bring on more shedding. Also, make sure that you aren’t on any severe diets. Ensure that your nutritional needs are met because if your body doesn’t get proper nutrition, the first place that you will see this is in your hair. Also, take very good care of your scalp. You want to combat any inflammation that might impede your regrowth. (And inflammation is common after periods of high shedding.)

People often ask me if there is any supplements they can take to make their hair grow more quickly or thickly. It’s my experience that some of these products actually caused more hair loss in my case. I found that for me, I could tolerate a general daily supplement for women, but I could not tolerate anything that had very high amounts of any ingredients. That is only my experience but I don’t think that it is one that is uncommon. I find that just making sure that you have good nutrition and the healthiest scalp possible is usually the best thing that you can do. Because sometimes when you become too aggressive, you do more harm than good and you bring on a new trigger.

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Hair Loss Remedies – Real Solutions For Hair Loss

Are you aware that there are actually some hair loss remedies that don’t contain drugs or chemicals? If you will notice, many advertisements about hair loss promote products that have dangerous substances. Warnings are also being shown in these ads.

Therefore, if you really want to treat your hair loss without any risk, then you can try some home remedies instead. But, as with the remedies that use drugs, no treatment can really work 100%, although these can be an option that will help you get your hair back again without the use of harmful drugs.

And like the rest of your body, your intake of nutrients and proper diet also has an effect on your hair. As hair is mainly composed of protein and several other nutrients, one natural remedy that you can try is eating protein rich foods as well as other nutritious food that contain vitamins and mineral which are good for the hair.

Furthermore, there are times when hair loss is the result of lack of vitamins and minerals. And so, you must make sure that you are taking in a well-balanced diet that is composed of fresh fruits, vegetables, poultry, fish, milk, and vegetable seeds.

Other effective remedies include the application of coconut milk on the hair and scalp and regular hair massage. These methods are simple enough to be done at home and because they are natural solutions, they can be carried out as often as you want. The application of coco milk and scalp massage will make your hair healthier by providing nourishment as well as promote new hair growth.

There are other natural remedies that you can do, just check with your doctor or local holistic medicine shops to get more advice. Even though drugs can definitely make for an efficient hair loss treatment, they can also come with a long list of unpleasant side effects and health risks.

To conclude, you should get into some kind of natural hair loss remedies first before considering the “risky” options like the pills, wigs, drugs, or surgical procedures. In the end, you will be happy that you did.

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The Best Treatment For Hair Loss – Stop Losing Your Hair!

Hands down, the best treatment for hair loss is catching it early. Waiting until all your hair is already gone is a terrible time to decide you want it back. Trying to cover up the patches with spray paint, or other dyes only damages the hair even further. Proper treatment has to come from the inside out. There are simple things your body may be lacking and it’s taking it’s toll on your hair.

There are so many contributors to hair loss that it’s possible for a person to have more than one.

Hormones: Irregularities in the thyroid gland can cause hair to fall out. Any excess amount of hormones is also linked to thinning hair, even if the damage takes a while to show itself it will happen.

Hair Treatment: The various products and treatments people use on their hair and scalp can damage hair follicles creating scar tissue, and thus the loss of hair. Hair can’t regenerate through a damaged follicle.

Disease & Infection: Certain diseases such as diabetes, and Lupus are known to have thinning hair as one of their early warning signs. Infection of the scalp also presents itself in the form of hair loss.

Medication: Certain types of medication are associated with thinning hair. Blood thinners, gout medications, chemotherapy, excessive vitamin A, and antidepressants are all linked to hair loss.

It’s important to know the difference between normal hair loss, and excessive hair loss.

Losing hair is normal and it’s defined as having the ability to run fingers, or a brush, through the hair and having minimal amounts of hair come out. It’s normal to lose up to 100 strands of hair a day.

Excessive hair loss is defined as not having the ability to run fingers, or a brush, through the hair and have minimal amounts of hair come out. There would be large amounts of hair coming out with little force. If you think you’re losing more than 100 strands a day then you need to start using a hair regrowth treatment fast.

The above mentioned causes aren’t the only ones that can affect the hairline. Wearing hats that are too tight, or not taking proper care of the scalp can contribute to your hair becoming thinner. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide if you’re experiencing excessive hair loss or not– you are the only person that understands your lifestyle and what is “normal.” But it’s important to examine your situation quickly, because the longer you wait the longer it takes to get it to grow back.

The best treatment for hair loss is by using a two-part systems that has both capsules and a topical solution to promote a healthy scalp. Your hair needs to be naturally stimulated, from the inside and out. Using the right combination is very important, you need Biotin, Vitamin B6, and other nutrients.

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Winter Afro Hair Care

As we journey through this Winter season, our hair will face many challenges. If it’s not the extreme change in weather conditions, it’s the split ends and the slightly dryer feeling we seem to get at this time of the year. Most of my clients tell me that they are doing everything they can to keep their hair hydrated but it just doesn’t seem to be working.

Black hair can become much dryer in the winter months finding it difficult to hold onto moisture. I find that there is a noticeable difference in the quality and texture of my own hair as soon as the Winter season hits. During the Winter season, the air becomes much colder and dryer often lacking moisture and so it compensates for this by sucking the moisture out of our hair. If you work in an office the heating systems are often on all day causing your hair to dry out. Healthy fresh foods contains lots of water keeping the body moisturised but most people tend to comfort eat in the winter often preventing the body from getting the hydration it needs.

If you are a religious hair carer then you’re in a good position but now you need to ‘up’ the moisturising part of your hair care regime. If your new to hair care your also in a good position because now is the perfect time to start enjoying the benefits of moisturising your hair.

How to keep on top of moisturising

Well first of all its important to make sure that your foundation is right and that your moisturising your hair properly.

Get your Foundation right

When teaching my clients about moisture I always explain that moisture should be built into your hair over a period of time, usually in between washes. It’s a bit like stacking pancakes on top of each other, so rather than putting all of the moisture into your hair in one go (usually after washing), you should build moisture into your hair in between washes. The cycle then begins again after you have washed your hair.

What products to use

You can moisturise your hair with either a spray, lotion or a cream. I tend to use the sprays on clients with soft hair textures, the lotion on soft or medium hair and I always use two different moisturisers on coarse hair textures as this hair texture needs a bit more support. For Coarse hair I use a cream which is the best type of moisturiser to use and then either a spray or a lotion.

‘Lock it in’

This moisture must then be ‘locked’ into your hair using a light oil which will rub off after some time. This means you have the flexibility to keep moisturising throughout the week. Good choices are Sunflower oil and Jojoba oil. I don’t recommend thick oils such as Castor oil. Remember that you only need to apply a small amount of moisture to your hair. This is where most people get it wrong as they tend to over oil their hair leaving it greasy. Think about how you would base a pan or a cake tin.

‘Up’ your moisturising regime

Once your foundation is right and you’re moisturising normally throughout the week, assess your hair by feeling its texture. If it’s soft and you’re happy with it then you should keep going as normal but make sure you check your hair every so often to make sure it’s not getting dry.

However If your hair feels dryer then normal you will need to increase your moisturising regime. This is as simple as applying a little bit more moisture to your hair then you normally would. It just gives your hair that extra moisture needed but you should still apply only a small amount of oil to your hair.

Have regular steam treatments

Depending on how dry your hair is I also recommend having regular steam treatments. Don’t worry if you never really have them but just one steam treatment every two weeks or once a month can dramatically boost moisture levels in your hair and help reduce hair breakage. I find my hair breaks more in the winter so I try to have a steam treatment once a month until spring. The great thing is that you can treat your hair at home if you can’t afford to go to the salon. You just need a really good moisturising treatment, and some plastic heat caps.

Drink water and eat well

You don’t have to drink 8 glasses of water a day but it’s important to respond to the needs of your body. If you feel dehydrated make sure that you drink some water until you feel better. Eating fruits and vegetables will help to get water into your body but it doesn’t mean you can’t have treats and I think the key here is to eat a balanced diet.

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Hollywood Stylist Tips to Grow African American Hair

KeraCare produces quality products for African American hair, especially if you have an itchy scalp from braids or hair weaves. However, their shampoos and conditioners tend to sometimes leave black hair dry and brittle, unless it is there detangling shampoo. As a result, although their products will help your scalp, they will leave your hair looking like you did it yourself. If you have a relaxer or chemically treated hair, and are use to using products like Elasta QP, Motions, or TCB, then it is long over due to make the switch to all natural hair care products.

Here are the top five Hair Care Tips for Black Hair according to Hollywood’s Celebrity Stylist Michelle Vincent.

Hollywood Stylist Tip# 1 for Black Hair: Stop usually low grade hair care products that contain sulfates: Even if you get a perm or wear weaves, your hair needs the most nutrients that it can receive between salon visits.

Hollywood Stylist Tip# 2 for Black Hair: Buy all natural hair care products, most natural stores carry Jason’s or Aubrey Organics Shampoos or you can by Beauty 4 Ashes online.

Hollywood Stylist Tip# 3 for Black Hair: Take care of your hair from home. You can do it! Wrap or roll your hair before bed. Don’t just sleep on it without a protective covering, which can lead to split ends and result in YOU getting your hair CUT.

Hollywood Stylist Tip# 4 for Black Hair: Drink plenty of water and reduce your intake of junk foods. Take a B Complex on a daily basis.

Hollywood Stylist Tip# 5 for Black Hair: Buy Silk pillow cases and hair wraps. Avoid cotton, it can lead to hair breakage.

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The Use of Corticosteroid Injections to Treat Baldness

Are you experiencing hair loss and worried about baldness? Why should you stress yourself unnecessarily when there are treatments that can get you out of your predicament? Every day researchers get to understand how the body works. The more knowledge there is the more solutions for hair loss treatments. With such breakthroughs, you can’t be found wanting.

Doctors may prescribe drugs. This form of treatment can be very stressing. You may forget the tablets on time, or may lose them and then you would need to pay more to get another. You need a treatment that won’t waste your time. Corticosteroid injections to treat baldness are one of the best treatments. You can get these injections administered once after a certain period of time rather than every single day.

Corticosteroid injections are administered on the scalp area which is affected by baldness. The scalp is not the only area that can be treated. Other areas include facial areas like the beard and the eyebrows. They can be used on children as well. This is not like some drugs which are selective and can only be used by men. The injection is administered every 4 to 6 weeks depending on the severity of your condition. It is used to treat forms of baldness like alopecia areata.

The treatment is safe to use in combination with other treatments for better results which may take a shorter time. Corticosteroids can be used with topical creams. The combination treatment will help to increase the production of hair follicles. Hair growth becomes enhanced and you will have your back.

Although a good diet is not a treatment, it is advisable to eat well during treatment. Treatment may be hampered when one is dieting or eating too much. It is always a good idea to avoid fats. Fats tend to be stored by the body. There may be stored around blood vessels making them constrict. The blood is essential in transporting nutrients to the hair follicles. The different nutrients work in different ways. Some are needed in the production of cells, or in the cementing of the cell membranes. The blood is mostly made up of water. Water is thus important in the body. The body should not have to undergo dehydration, as the corticosteroid treatment will not work properly.

The use of corticosteroid injections have been on the increase in recent years. More people are discovering the advantages of the treatment as compared to other treatments on the market. Hair growth has been successful and you can find success stories from people who have undergone treatment.

Hair loss can affect an individual emotionally. One becomes unhappy as he keeps losing the hair. Getting your hair back will ensure your emotional health is at maximum. When you are not stressed, there are less chances of losing your hair easily. Now you don’t have to worry about hair loss as there is help at hand in the form of corticosteroid injections.

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Is Natural Hair Loss Remedies Are Sucessfull, The Advantages and Disadvantages of Natural Hair Loss

Losing some hair on a daily basis is normal. Hair grows back automatically. Persistent or unusual hair loss should be examined by a doctor for identification of the cause and suitable treatment. Remedies vary from hair treatments, hair revitalizing oral capsules or pills to hair implantation.


Inhairit is the result of over twenty years of research and improvements that prevents hair loss and stimulates healthy hair growth. Suitable for use both my men and women, it exfoliates the scalp, blocks DHT, and helps improve blood circulation to the hair follicles. The ingredients of Inhairit are non greasy, non alcoholic and non sticky. This Ayurvedic preparation fights hair loss from within and outside. This water based odorless product is economical as it is shipped to you directly by the manufacturer. The Hair Grow vitamins are made of powerful herbs to induce healthy hair growth without side effects.


A natural hair loss product Advecia is from Progressive Health. It has a combination of ingredients like L-Lysine, L-Arginine and Saw Palmetto. L-Lysine is combined with Saw Palmetto to fight DHT formation in the hair roots controlling hair loss. It comes with a money back guarantee.

Samson’s Secret

This is an all natural solution backed by 15 years of research for hair growth where hair follicles are healthy. This prevents hair loss and promotes healthy hair growth. This is a blend of nature’s finest herbs for daily use. It cleanses the blood stream of toxins so that hair follicles can absorb nutrients required for hair growth. The natural ingredients used in this formula are Burdock, Cayenne, Rosemary, Oat Straw, Sage, Nettle, Sarsaparilla, Kelp and Spirulina. These high potent nutrients are blended carefully to facilitate healthy hair growth by nourishing the hair follicles and reducing stress helping hair to grow.

Hair and skin

This product is from Nature’s Way contains MSM, a sulphur that builds proteins in hair and skin. The other ingredient Glucosamine aids in the formation of collagen and connective tissues and Biotin fortifies the hair with essential nutrients.


Nettle root extract is a success formula used throughout Europe to control hair loss. It is rich in Vitamins A and C and contains key minerals and lipids that are helpful in hair growth.

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Benefits of Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

The usage of anti-dandruff shampoo has a lot of benefits. A lot of people who use these shampoos get great results, even though there is no cure for dandruff. The primary thing that is done by the shampoo is same as any other shampoo. That is washing the scalp and hair of toxins. When a person uses a specialist shampoo meant for dandruff, then it helps to clean the products like, hair gel, hair spray, and other dye products of the affected area. The correct use of anti-dandruff shampoo can strip the hair and scalp from many of these pollutants. It can also breakup the existing dandruff flakes. When the shampoo is rinsed out, then much of these excess pollutants are also washed away.

There is an added vitamin bonus for the scalp by these shampoos. Normally regular use of shampoo washes the scalp well, but leaves it dry. But in the case of an anti-dandruff shampoo, it can moisturize the scalp to some degree. To prevent scalp flaking worse, it is best to avoid a dry scalp. Although some shampoos for removing dandruff do not have critical oils in them, some provides vitamin B and E in their formula. Some of them concentrate on avoiding drying the scalp instead of the addition of vitamins and healthy oils as these can be opted from supplements or diets. For rebalancing the scalp’s pH balance, almost all of these kind of shampoos use active ingredients. The use and strands of these things vary depending on the type of ingredients. Thus the pH balance affect will not last longer. It is a fact that all dandruff shampoos are not made equally. So it is best to use more than one brand to maximize the results. The common ingredients in most anti-dandruff shampoos are zinc pyritheone and selenium sulfide. They can be found even on over-the-counter anti-dandruff shampoos. The products that have more effective ingredients such as ketoconazole and Nizoral can be used for long-lasting results. Since they give better results, they should be used in a controlled way to get the best of money spend. You can also consult doctors who can prescribe stronger shampoos for those patients who are in need of it.

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How Can I Prevent Hair Loss? Prevent Hair Loss And Regrow Hair

How can I prevent hair loss? Have you asked yourself that question. No matter whether you are a man or a woman you’ve probably asked yourself that question. Maybe you are experiencing loss of hair right now and you want to regrow your hair back. Before choosing the best way to cure your hair loss here are some things you should know about hair loss. There are many reasons for hair loss. Hair loss can be caused by chronic illness, surgeries, even certain medications can cause hair to fall out such as thyroid medications.

For most men male pattern baldness is caused by a bad hormone called dihydrotestosterone, also called DHT for short, that attacks hair follicles and kills them. The result after DHT has done this is obviously baldness. Many women experience hair loss due to hormone pills such as estrogen and a certain birth control pills. Even certain shampoos can lead to a loss of hair. Over 90% of commercial shampoos contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a degreasing ingredient in shampoos that is very potent. It can even be found in some garage floor cleaners!

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate leads to clogged hair follicles with extended use and can lead to permanent hair loss. If you are going to keep or even grow a full head of hair by all means avoid any shampoo with this active ingredient. So what can you do to prevent hair loss? If you are experiencing thinning hair or a receding hair line one natural herb that can help with this is Saw Palmetto. Saw Palmetto blocks DHT from forming in the body and attacking healthy hair follicles. Stop DHT and you cure pattern baldness.

Also find Biotin in your local nutrition center. Biotin is a B-vitamin that aids in hair regrowth and acts as food for your hair. Your hair needs the proper nutrition as well in order to grow just like any other organ of the body.

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How Many Hair Loss Home Remedies Have You Tried For Your Thinning Hair?

Everyone has heard of at least a couple of hair loss home remedies. In answer to the many problems we have on a daily basis, the need for a remedy is paramount.

From illness to stress to heredity, there are many reasons for the loss of hair. Finding your cause is what will allow you to find the right remedy.

Here are some of the hair loss home remedies people have said work. They may be great remedies for some, but may not work for others.

By providing some of the remedies people have used and said produced results for them, you will have a variety of treatments to try.

One is Amla oil. There is a home remedy which is made by boiling Amla in coconut oil.

Mixing Amla juice with lemon juice and using the mixture as a shampoo is said to be good for your hair. This is said by many to help the hair grow and encourage blood flow to the scalp. Another treatment that can be done at home is to use alfalfa added to lettuce juice and carrots. This is a home remedy that has been used for many years.

Still another is a mixture of spinach and lettuce juices. A half liter a day is the suggested amount of this juice.

Rubbing the scalp has been said to increase the circulation to hair follicles. This is to be done very vigorously until the scalp begins to tingle.

Margosa tree leaves are another of the hair loss home remedies that many people say work. This age-old remedy is another that has been used and passed down from generation to generation. Have you ever heard of any of these remedies? Some are family remedies that have been in existence for a long time.

For instance, the use of coconut milk on the scalp and roots of the hair is supposed to help stop hair loss. This is one of the hair loss home remedies made by cracking a coconut shell and draining out the liquids, then mashing them along with the flesh of the coconut – coconut milk is also available in many grocery stores.

This is supposed to feed the hair as well as helping new hair to grow. There are those that say this works very well. Okay, here is one you may not have ever heard of – lime and black pepper seeds. This is supposed to help those suffering from patches of missing hair.

It is to be ground together to make a paste and then applied to the head. You may feel a bit of irritation, but it is supposed to increase the flow of blood to the scalp.

It is said if this is used twice a day for several weeks, it is one of the very better hair loss remedies. In addition, the following home remedies are said to be very good at allowing you to regenerate your hair.

1. Horsetail

2. Nettles

3. Chamomile

4. Birch

5. Rosemary

6. Birch

7. Aloe

8. Sage

There are many more herbs that are said to be great hair loss remedies. They also may work by helping to cleanse and open up the hair follicles.

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