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Aloxxistyle wrote: »
so y hasn't my hair grown....i have been natural for over 10 years and my hair falls out,have 2 bald spots on top, using hair growth pills for about 2 years, no heat, manipulation whatsoever. I get minute growth, then next i can
Go to a doctor and have full blood work for hormones including thyroid, micronutrients including B12, ferritin (storage iron) and vitamin D, and diabetes. Then get a copy of all the results.
Out of whack hormones, lack of various micro nutrients and lots of medication can cause hair loss/lack of growth. Loads of medications can actually lead to micronutrient deficiencies.
There are other people around who can give you advice as some doctors are very dismissive of female hair loss, or don't have the correct knowledge to interpret the results from the tests. For example lots of doctors don't understand that low/high ferritin levels are often a precursor to issues with haemoglobin and can screw up your white blood cell count. They also ignore symptoms if they don't fit their prejudices.
Ideally you should go to a dermatologist or trichologist with the results but if you are lucky sometimes a nurse can pin point what's wrong.
Hair vitamins and over the counter supplements may not contain the right amount of a micronutrient if you are deficient. For example not providing you with enough iron if you are anaemic/have low ferritin levels. They can also complicate matters by giving you too much of one vitamin e.g folic acid and so hiding a deficiency with another.
Sometimes hair loss just occurs with no known cause but until you have had tests and possibly your hair examined you won't know if the cause is something simple or not.
BTW I know doctor's fees cost a lot in the states but if you add up what you spent on hair vitamins and home remedies over the years it would have probably been the same cost.
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