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Hair thinning due to improper detangling

imanisocurlyimanisocurly Posts: 6Registered Users
So I've been detangling my hair in the shower with conditioner with comb for a while now and I noticed that I would end up with tons of hair I my comb, I thought it was no big deal until recently I noticed my hair was thinning out to the point wear I can see my scalp... My fullness is gone and I feel insecure about the bald spots, how can I get my hair to grow back?

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  • BluebloodBlueblood Posts: 1,748Registered Users
    For you to have bald spots and thinning then you must be really rough with your hair e.g. pulling it out.

    First stop using a comb everyday and use your fingers to detangle. Start detangling from the ends up to the roots. You need to get a wide tooth comb and limit comb use to a maximum of once a week. - And yes it will feel weird at first.

    Secondly if you dye your hair stop.

    Thirdly go see a doctor and get checked out. Lots of thinning is due to hormone and/or vitamin/mineral deficiencies. Plus some people when anxious or stressed pull their hair out. You need to tell the doctor all your symptoms however minor or stupid you think they are to see if there is an underlying cause.

    Then you need to look at your diet and make sure it's a healthy one with low sugar that includes no fructose and as few processed foods as possible. (Google "Harvard University healthy eating pyramid" to see what you should be eating.) You also need to look at your sleep patterns and make sure you get enough sleep.

    All this is not a quick fix simply because it takes a couple of months a best for you to see hair start to grow back.

    I could tell you to take loads of supplements but unless you have a known deficiency at best you are throwing your money down the toilet, and at worse you could be causing a health problem.

    Also massaging with oils or any other potion has no proof that it works. Some people report hair growth but are doing other things as well or their hair has simply started to grow back after the trauma that caused it's loss. While other people report increased hair loss with massage.
  • FilthyBeastFilthyBeast Posts: 7Registered Users
    So I've been detangling my hair in the shower with conditioner with comb for a while now and I noticed that I would end up with tons of hair I my comb, I thought it was no big deal until recently I noticed my hair was thinning out to the point wear I can see my scalp... My fullness is gone and I feel insecure about the bald spots, how can I get my hair to grow back?

    You may want to see a doctor. To my knowledge, pulling your hair out with a comb should not result in thinning. Thinning implies that something is acting on the hair, causing it to grow in thinner and thinner as the hair cycles. That in and of itself implies something has been going on with your body for some time.

    FB
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users
    Thinning hair can be hereditary. Has anyone else in your family had thinning hair? Prescription meds can thin your hair too. Definitely, see your dr. Self diagnosing can be dangerous. Exercise and a healthy diet can help your hair grow. Also drink plenty of water.
  • PATRICIA_BPATRICIA_B Posts: 37Registered Users
    @Blueblood, Hey mate, your suggestions are very meaningful!! I've found positive sense within your ideas. Supplements are not proper solution to stop hair fall. If hair grows naturally after falling, it's better. I'll definitely share these suggestions as you mentioned in your reply.
  • KinkyCoilyCurlsKinkyCoilyCurls Posts: 95Registered Users
    So I've been detangling my hair in the shower with conditioner with comb for a while now and I noticed that I would end up with tons of hair I my comb, I thought it was no big deal until recently I noticed my hair was thinning out to the point wear I can see my scalp... My fullness is gone and I feel insecure about the bald spots, how can I get my hair to grow back?

    You may want to see a doctor. To my knowledge, pulling your hair out with a comb should not result in thinning. Thinning implies that something is acting on the hair, causing it to grow in thinner and thinner as the hair cycles. That in and of itself implies something has been going on with your body for some time.

    FB

    I'm pretty sure op means thin as in density. Pulling your hair out can definitely make your hair thin.
    Goosefootprint Analysis:
    Hair Strand Thickness
    Root: Fine - Medium Midshaft: Medium Ends: Slightly Coarse

    Hair Elasticity Dry: Normal

    Hair Elasticity Wet: Low

    Porosity
    Roots: Low Midshaft & Ends: Mixture of Normal & Porous