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question for girls, thin hair?

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My mother has thin hair, can any body give me an advice (medicine or anything else) to solve this problem??
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Re: question for girls, thin hair?

I have heard great things about seaweed! You can also find seaweed supplements. I am not sure what the potential definiciency is related to - I think it can be hormonal as well. So perhaps getting her hormone levels and thyroid checked. But Seaweed is totally safe to start off with. And it is full of sooooo many good things for us! Good luck!
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Re: question for girls, thin hair?

I've read somewhere Imedeen is good for skin and hair, but generally all the B vitamins should do. I would start her on B vits, heavy duty first ( I think in our area it is called Biotin, a box three mo supply, ask in the pharmacy, but I get B Complex Forte back home). Hair loss in her age is most probably related to hormones, now I don't think hormonal replacement therapy is a good thing but it would certainly help her get thicker hair. Make her feel good about herself if you can, I actually really like those pretty and elegant aging ladies with thin whispy hair, rather than butch thick uncontrolable hair saskwatches.

(there are natural things one can get estrogen, kiwis, strawberries, elderberry syrup to make drinks, soy, flax seed, tofu, etc).
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Re: question for girls, thin hair?

If you do a google, you will find that there are several websites dedicated to ideas on how to grow thick,long, lush hair - not the quackery asites, but ones that are sharing ideas - most seem to have a following of eastern Europeans with very long hair.

Hormones are high on the list of reasons for thinning hair on mature women. Stress can also cause hair loss. A colleague blamed hers on having been aneamic. Differnt types of water ( hard water?) may also play a part. Using conditioner and not overwashing ( getting rid of too much natural oil) could also help.

Finally, is it a "problem" for your mother? Most people have less hair as they grow older. Perfectly normal.

Afterthought: keep away from "perms," hair colour with harsh ingredients and excesses of heat, as in hot hair dryers.

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Re: question for girls, thin hair?

Diet, exercise and hormones are probably the root cause - but there are some 'external' things you can do to help.

I massage my scalp and hair with oils - they really have doubled the thickness of my hair - and for my husband as well - when he saw how it worked on my hair he wanted it too . It doesn't grow new hair though - but thickening what you do have does make it look like you have more.

I use a blend of jojoba oil, avacodo oil and sweet almond. You can get them online, or healthfood stores - cooking oils work as long as they are coldpressed (no solvents or heat treatments). IF you add essential oils its even better - oils like rosemary, ginger, black pepper can improve the circulation in the scalp - improving blood flow to the scalp helps bring more nutrients to the hair. I do it once or twice a week - in the morning and just have a shiny ponytail day. Then wash it normally the next day. The longer you leave it in the better. If you do it right before bed - you can mess up your pillow case.
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I've read somewhere Imedeen is good for skin and hair, but generally all the B vitamins should do. I would start her on B vits, heavy duty first ( I think in our area it is called Biotin, a box three mo supply, ask in the pharmacy, but I get B Complex Forte back home). Hair loss in her age is most probably related to hormones, now I don't think hormonal replacement therapy is a good thing but it would certainly help her get thicker hair. Make her feel good about herself if you can, I actually really like those pretty and elegant aging ladies with thin whispy hair, rather than butch thick uncontrolable hair saskwatches.

(there are natural things one can get estrogen, kiwis, strawberries, elderberry syrup to make drinks, soy, flax seed, tofu, etc).
Quite right.

You can also buy supplements with millet (Hirse in German) which is good for hair growth.
I have the opposite problem - very thick, difficult to tame hair, which, fortunately, has thinned out a little as I've gotten older.
Only a little, though, and still have a daily fight with the straightening irons....
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Re: question for girls, thin hair?

So many thanks for all of you! You give me very good advices. She is coming to visit me next month and I'll try somethings with her , Thanks
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Re: question for girls, thin hair?

I have also seen hair oils in the Asian shop near us called 'Svenson' - they have it with the shampoo's, soaps etc.. Even one infused with Jasmine. In winter, they tend to use mustard seed oil as it is very warming.
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Re: question for girls, thin hair?

I use a blend of jojoba oil, avacodo oil and sweet almond. You can get them online, or healthfood stores - cooking oils work as long as they are coldpressed (no solvents or heat treatments).[/QUOTE]
What ratio do you use?
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I use a blend of jojoba oil, avacodo oil and sweet almond. You can get them online, or healthfood stores - cooking oils work as long as they are coldpressed (no solvents or heat treatments).
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Pretty much equal portions for normal hair. If you already have greasy hair -use more jojoba - its very silky and it actually a wax that is liquid at room temperature and not an 'oil', avocado is thick and sticky but is quickly absorbed and very nourishing. Sweet Almond is the oiliest of the lot, but is usually a bit less expensive and 'holds' the others together. The mix keeps for a couple months in a dark cupboard so I make up about 150ml in a travel shampoo bottle I picked up somewhere. If its right there in the bathroom cabinet you're more likely to use it.
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Re: question for girls, thin hair?

Oils are a good idea, fo sho. Once this really good hairdresser in Ireland told me anytime my hair is going weak, quit washing it for two weeks, I know....eeek...coz your natural scalp oils will take care of it. So, once every few months I do this, and rub my scalp, makes my hair thick, but it grows faster too, which is a nuissance since it makes my bun I wear to teach too heavy.

I have an annoying habit, when I cram bent over books or type up a paper and need to concentrate, I cratch my scalp without knowing it, and it makes my hair grow like crazy. So, maybe your mom's scalp needs to be stimulated, either massage it with oils, or a good comb with wide spaced up "teeth", or hands, etc. I would stay away from any hair dye, styling products, heat treatments (no blow dry), perms, amoniac stuff. I would rinse once a week with some acidic thing (diluted lemon juice will do), just to see if there is a yeast infection in the scalp. I wouldn't use hair conditioners, since some people are allergic, no masks since sometimes the chemicals give people reaction (I had a massive hair trouble after some old stuff a hairdresser used, and I only go to have my hair cut once every two years...).

But most probably it is just hormones, there is not much one can do, aside of a nice fresh haircut and a confidence boost. She will like the fact ladies don't perm and dye here as much, it's cool. Maybe her estrogens will increase if she boosts up her overall circulation and physical activity. Sometimes older people do not eat, too, to be thin, weight loss can mean a major hair fall, too (since it always affect the hormone levels).
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Re: question for girls, thin hair?

I recently read in A.Vogel's book Der kleine Doktor, that rubbing your scalp with a freshly cut onion before washing your hair, passes its natural element of sulfur into the skin.
okay, I know, and the odour factor! Well, I have been religiously massaging my scalp, and there is almost no odour after washing, and if you use a conditioner, there is no trace of the onion juice.

It has helped, I noticed that far less new growth hair falls out when I am drying my hair.

worth a try folks!
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Re: question for girls, thin hair?

Still remember when a few years back my GF washed her hair with beer... such a waste
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I recently read in A.Vogel's book Der kleine Doktor, that rubbing your scalp with a freshly cut onion before washing your hair, passes its natural element of sulfur into the skin.
okay, I know, and the odour factor! Well, I have been religiously massaging my scalp, and there is almost no odour after washing, and if you use a conditioner, there is no trace of the onion juice.

It has helped, I noticed that far less new growth hair falls out when I am drying my hair.

worth a try folks!
Thanks for the post Really sounds odd but promising, read some articles about it and there are a number of people who tried the method and it worked for them.
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Thanks for the post Really sounds odd but promising, read some articles about it and there are a number of people who tried the method and it worked for them.
Yeah, i waited and tried it out, there is no miraculous , overnight change, but it does help, just keep slicing the onion off at one end, you get the maximum use out of it.
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Still remember when a few years back my GF washed her hair with beer... such a waste
Beer is said to give the hair body and make it manageable. It is also known to improve the look of the hair.
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Beer is said to give the hair body and make it manageable. It is also known to improve the look of the hair.
a couple of beers, though, improves the look of the whole GF.
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Re: question for girls, thin hair?

Stay away from silicones. Migros now have a line with silicone free products. Guess the've cought a market nische. Latelly 99% of all hair-products contain silicone while more and more people try to stay away from it. Migros to the rescue :-)
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Re: question for girls, thin hair?

Priorin!!!!! No seriously. Menopause can cause it. One friend had been put on strong meds that caused hair to thin. Another experienced it after pregnancy. They ALL said the stuff worked wonders.
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Diet, exercise and hormones are probably the root cause - but there are some 'external' things you can do to help.

I massage my scalp and hair with oils - they really have doubled the thickness of my hair - and for my husband as well - when he saw how it worked on my hair he wanted it too . It doesn't grow new hair though - but thickening what you do have does make it look like you have more.

I use a blend of jojoba oil, avacodo oil and sweet almond. You can get them online, or healthfood stores - cooking oils work as long as they are coldpressed (no solvents or heat treatments). IF you add essential oils its even better - oils like rosemary, ginger, black pepper can improve the circulation in the scalp - improving blood flow to the scalp helps bring more nutrients to the hair. I do it once or twice a week - in the morning and just have a shiny ponytail day. Then wash it normally the next day. The longer you leave it in the better. If you do it right before bed - you can mess up your pillow case.
Hey, do you happen to have a good web address for where to purchase these online, that would ship to CH without costing an arm and a leg? Thanks
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