products / supplements for thinning hair

followmeskyfollowmesky Posts: 287Registered Users
hey all,

can anyone recommend any success on hair supplements or products for thinning hair? I have tried phyto vitamins , multi vitamins and keratise ampoules, and biotin ampoules but nothing seems to work.

help, please! I even went to the dermotologist and all she told me I can try is rogaine but after reading the side effects I wasn't too impressed. Women claim to get facial hair. aghhh
3b/C with nicer curls on the bottom!
Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
hair seems to be moody.
Does not seem to like oils
Does not like protein or too much?
Does not like rich products

So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.

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  • followmeskyfollowmesky Posts: 287Registered Users
    So, I purchased Andrew lessman's health skin and nails. It has 3200mcg of biotin along with other products. I'll keep you all posted as soon as I start taking it. They are available on HSN.

    ciao for now
    3b/C with nicer curls on the bottom!
    Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
    hair seems to be moody.
    Does not seem to like oils
    Does not like protein or too much?
    Does not like rich products

    So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.
  • KarenRB53KarenRB53 Posts: 355Registered Users
    So, I purchased Andrew lessman's health skin and nails. It has 3200mcg of biotin along with other products. I'll keep you all posted as soon as I start taking it. They are available on HSN.

    ciao for now



    Yes, it would be great to hear how this product works for you!!
    3b, fine textured,thin and normal to high porosity.
  • OnduleeOndulee Posts: 1,305Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I'm going to be adding more magnesium and Iodoral(iodine) to my daily routine. Along with plenty of protein in my diet, I hope that these minerals will help my whole system including my hair.
    shoulder length bob; fine; 3A-3B; thin density; normal porosity; normal elasticity- my hair loves keratin, ACV, silk protein ,Curlkeeper and AG:Recoil ; needs moisturizing products and hates oils except mineral oil; CG- Jan/'09-mod CG Sept/'09;CG again Jan/'10/mod CG from Mar'10


  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    It's my understanding that you can get hair growth if you're not careful with the application of Rogain. Example, you apply to your scalp, massage in then touch your face. that can cause facial hair.

    I started Rogain and am keeping my fingers crossed.
  • Infinity12Infinity12 Posts: 34Registered Users
    Nothing, I say nothing has worked. I can't even use the clip-in hairpiece because my hair is so thin there's not enough real hair for the fake hair to clip on to. I spent $1,400 on this, and I really can't use it. i need help.
    I already take a ton of supplements in large quantities. They're probably not working due to malabsorption from my Crohn's disease. So I non-nutritional help. Thanks.
    Infinity
    www.pianolessonsnj.com
    3a fine i
  • CurlyColombianaCurlyColombiana Posts: 82Registered Users
    hey all,

    can anyone recommend any success on hair supplements or products for thinning hair? I have tried phyto vitamins , multi vitamins and keratise ampoules, and biotin ampoules but nothing seems to work.

    help, please! I even went to the dermotologist and all she told me I can try is rogaine but after reading the side effects I wasn't too impressed. Women claim to get facial hair. aghhh

    I used to take Fish Oil and Biotin and I really saw a difference in my hair like in about 7 months of taking them. When I stoped taking them, my hair got weaker and even more thin. I'm taking them again and hoping that it will make my hair grow like before. So maybe you can try it if you like it.
    2c/3a; low porosity; fine texture
    Shampoo: Aussie Moisturizing Shampoo; Giovanni TTT Shampoo, Renpure Organics Shampoo (red bottle), Bragg ACV
    Conditioner: AO Honey Suckle Rose, Renpure Organics Conditioner (red bottle)
    Co-Wash: Suave Tropical Coconut
    D.T: CJ Curl Rehab
    L.I: CJ BC; KCKT; Alba Botanica Fragrance Free
    Styler: KCCC; L.A Looks Sports; Alba Botanica Fragrance Free Strong Hold Gel
    Pomade: Kinky Curly Gloss Pomade
    P.T: CJ Curl Fix
    Scalp Moisturizer: Shea Butter


  • knotty_loveknotty_love Posts: 170Registered Users
    hey all,

    can anyone recommend any success on hair supplements or products for thinning hair? I have tried phyto vitamins , multi vitamins and keratise ampoules, and biotin ampoules but nothing seems to work.

    help, please! I even went to the dermotologist and all she told me I can try is rogaine but after reading the side effects I wasn't too impressed. Women claim to get facial hair. aghhh

    I used to take Fish Oil and Biotin and I really saw a difference in my hair like in about 7 months of taking them. When I stoped taking them, my hair got weaker and even more thin. I'm taking them again and hoping that it will make my hair grow like before. So maybe you can try it if you like it.

    Curly Colombiana, I must agree with you. I've been taking fish oil regularly. My hair is fuller, shinier and is growing like a weed. I used to lose big clumps of hair in the shower and since taking it It's less than half the amount..I'm planning on taking biotin as well.
    Sometimes I think the craziness just curls out of my head..:geek:

    "Emancipate yourself from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds."-Bob Marley

    “There are only two types of women - goddesses and doormats”- Pablo Picasso

  • CurlyinWyoCurlyinWyo Posts: 10Registered Users
    I started taking Biotin about 4 months ago. I also take Shaklee multivitamins which includes fish oil, etc. My hair grows about 1/2'' a month. Im thrilled :)
  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    It's my understanding that you can get hair growth if you're not careful aka messy with the application of Rogain. Example, you apply to your scalp, massage in then touch your face. that can cause facial hair.

    I started Rogain and am keeping my fingers crossed.
    edited to clarify
  • KarenRB53KarenRB53 Posts: 355Registered Users
    It's my understanding that you can get hair growth if you're not careful aka messy with the application of Rogain. Example, you apply to your scalp, massage in then touch your face. that can cause facial hair.

    I started Rogain and am keeping my fingers crossed.
    edited to clarify



    I hope it works....I've been thinking of getting the Rogaine also. Does it go on like a regular shampoo or do you use it as a treatment. I colour my hair also, do you think it will strip colour?
    3b, fine textured,thin and normal to high porosity.
  • Infinity12Infinity12 Posts: 34Registered Users
    Has anyone tried using Latisse, the eyelash grower, on thier head? I heard a Dermatologist was putting this on his bald head and he started getting hairs!
    Infinity
    www.pianolessonsnj.com
    3a fine i
  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    KarenRB53 wrote: »

    I hope it works....I've been thinking of getting the Rogaine also. Does it go on like a regular shampoo or do you use it as a treatment. I colour my hair also, do you think it will strip colour?

    The Rogaine is a treatment. It's available in a liquid or a mousse. You part your hair and apply it directly to the scalp, all over.
    I use the men's version and apply it once a day.

    I color my hair also and haven't noticed it stripping any color. The product only touches the roots.
  • KarenRB53KarenRB53 Posts: 355Registered Users
    I read in a Weight Watchers magazine about a product called Keranique but can't find much information on it other than it contains Minoxidil 2%. I also read that Saw Palmetto is recommended.
    3b, fine textured,thin and normal to high porosity.
  • connemara22connemara22 Posts: 69Registered Users
    I was speaking to a rep (from the company that makes latisse) and they are .....conducting testing on using it for other applications....so keep our fingers crossed
  • Little RedLittle Red Posts: 103Registered Users
    I'm going to go try Rogaine. I've tried all sorts of supplements and while they don't make the situation worse, there has been no regrowth.
    Curl Type: 2b/2c
    Porosity: Normal
    Elasticity: Normal (I get breakage when I pre-poo and then when I shampoo it all out and then some more over the course of the next 24 hours.)
    Texture: Medium
  • SummerRubySummerRuby Posts: 468Registered Users
    I haven't researched ayurvedic herbs too much in depth, so take this with a grain of salt, but I heard that bhringaraj oil was really good for regrowth for those with thinning hair. My boyfriend, who's just starting to get some thinning, has been using bhringaraj oil for a few months and he says that he's gotten a lot of growth since he started using it. He just applies it like you would any other oil, and he's done some research on the oil himself (yes, I've infected him with my hair-care-awareness :happy8:), and he says that it apparently contains the same chemical that's used in Rogain, which is partially just SD Alcohol 40 (a drying alcohol) anyway. That said, I'm not trying to deter anyone away from Rogain or anyway. If want to try it, by all means, do! I'm just putting a few other suggestions out there.

  • Little RedLittle Red Posts: 103Registered Users
    Where does your boyfriend get his oil? I'm definitely interested in ayurvedic herbs and would prefer that in place of Rogaine. I will definitely look into it. Thanks.
    Curl Type: 2b/2c
    Porosity: Normal
    Elasticity: Normal (I get breakage when I pre-poo and then when I shampoo it all out and then some more over the course of the next 24 hours.)
    Texture: Medium
  • KarenRB53KarenRB53 Posts: 355Registered Users
    KarenRB53 wrote: »

    I hope it works....I've been thinking of getting the Rogaine also. Does it go on like a regular shampoo or do you use it as a treatment. I colour my hair also, do you think it will strip colour?

    The Rogaine is a treatment. It's available in a liquid or a mousse. You part your hair and apply it directly to the scalp, all over.
    I use the men's version and apply it once a day.

    I color my hair also and haven't noticed it stripping any color. The product only touches the roots.



    Is the Rogaine you're using 2% or 5%. I have read that the 5% does work better for females.
    3b, fine textured,thin and normal to high porosity.
  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    KarenRB53 wrote: »
    KarenRB53 wrote: »

    I hope it works....I've been thinking of getting the Rogaine also. Does it go on like a regular shampoo or do you use it as a treatment. I colour my hair also, do you think it will strip colour?

    The Rogaine is a treatment. It's available in a liquid or a mousse. You part your hair and apply it directly to the scalp, all over.
    I use the men's version and apply it once a day.

    I color my hair also and haven't noticed it stripping any color. The product only touches the roots.
    Is the Rogaine you're using 2% or 5%. I have read that the 5% does work better for females.


    I'm using the 5% once a day. A poster here said her dermatologist said females can use the 5% once a day instead of the 2%.... and that's what I'm doing. She also recommends the mousse. Let me say the liquid is a pain in the butt and a pain to apply.
    My one complaint is that my scalp itches like CRAZY a few hours after application. I guess the itching is ok cuz the scratching brings more blood supply to the scalp. :toothy8:
  • lizayuenlizayuen Posts: 4Registered Users
    "The Rogaine is a treatment. It's available in a liquid or a mousse. You part your hair and apply it directly to the scalp, all over."

    I heard that Rogaine is good for thinning hair but be sure you know how is the proper use of the products.
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Rogain irritated my scalp so I didn't stick with it. I using NuHair vitamins and my roots came in thicker after about 4 months of regular use.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • LogyLogy Posts: 156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I went CG July 1, 2010. And started using jojoba oil. My hair didn't like it so I started using it for my skin, especially on my very dry arms, which had very little hair. After one month, I noticed the hair on my arms getting thicker, growing where I haven't had hair in a long time. I am fair so my hair is naturally light and fine so this wasn't a problem.

    So I started massaging my scalp once a week with jojoba oil, leaving it in overnight and no-poo'ing the next morning. Just like my arms, I am getting hair that fills in the gaps on my previously thinning scalp. When I place my fingers at my scalp and then run them up, I can feel the new thickness at the roots and then the thinning about 2 inches up.

    I told a friend who had lots of skin problems about jojoba oil. She is using it now and, to quote, talks about "the miracle of jojoba".

    Don't know if it's a miracle but it has really helped these two fair, sensitive-skinned people with thinning hair, dryness.
    54, mix of 3a, 2b,c, with the occasional straight strand thrown in to keep things interesting. Low porosity. Very fine!

    HG: CJCF Never lets me down.
    Others I Like: DevaCurl One Co, CHSCK, Giovanni Smooth as Silk, SSDD, AnGel, DevaCurl No Poo, Elucence Moisture Balancing Condish, Curls Like Us towels.

    "Still crazy after all these years" Paul Simon :nemo:
  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    adthomas wrote: »
    Rogain irritated my scalp so I didn't stick with it. I using NuHair vitamins and my roots came in thicker after about 4 months of regular use.

    Rogaine is making my scalp itch like crazy!
  • lizayuenlizayuen Posts: 4Registered Users
    Rogain irritated my scalp so I didn't stick with it. I using NuHair vitamins and my roots came in thicker after about 4 months of regular use..

    I just heard about NuHair vitamins, is it really good for hair thinning.

    nickel true cause of male pattern baldness

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