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How did you nurse your hair through accutane usage?

TassieAngeTassieAnge Posts: 116Registered Users
I recently started accutane (called Roaccutane here in Australia, so forgive me if I call it that from time to time), and it has just started to affect my hair. I have 3a, low porosity hair which is also a bit protein sensitive. I am looking for tips from others who have been on this medication. How did you manage your hair? What kinds of stuff worked well to keep it moisturized?

Mine isn't falling out (so far), it's just getting very very dry and a halo of frizz is popping up all over. My clumps are losing it despite all the gel and deep treatments. I guess that's to be expected. I am growing out a pixie cut, and I would love to be able to keep growing, not chop it all off and start over if possible, but did this medication stress your hair so much that that might be my best option?

My other problem is that I don't have access to all the products you have in the US to try. Shipping from the US is horrendously expensive, and there just aren't many products here that are CG. I make my own low-poo and condish also, so are there any ingredients you could recommend?

Thanks for any advice you can offer.
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3a, low porosity, protein sensitive, medium texture (with random coarse strands), growing out a pixie cut

Located in Tasmania, Australia



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Comments

  • lollipopslollipops Posts: 7Registered Users
    Try taking 2 fish oil capsules a day for 2 weeks and see if your cystic acne clears up. For someone odd reason it completely cleared up my cystic acne as long as I take the fish oil I won't get one cyst. Some doctors are discovering it works and I've seen a few other people online who have figured this cure out too. I discovered it by accident and don't know why it works but it does. I've tried every prescribed treatment under the sun since I was a teen and this is the only thing that worked.

    Try this before that accutane that stuff is awful and ruins the inside of your body.
  • lollipopslollipops Posts: 7Registered Users
    People have terrible long term side effects from accutane and doctors don't really emphesise that to their patients.
  • TassieAngeTassieAnge Posts: 116Registered Users
    Thanks. I have tried pretty much everything else there is. I was taking huge doses of fish oil when it started, and nothing has worked up to now to calm the skin down. I was hugely reluctant to go for the accutane as it is such a serious drug, but nothing else was working at all. Not even a little.
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    3a, low porosity, protein sensitive, medium texture (with random coarse strands), growing out a pixie cut

    Located in Tasmania, Australia



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