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hairloss help... I'm in my tweenties and my hair is thining. What can I do to help stop that?

Asked by NYChris (26points) November 7th, 2007 from iPhone

my diet kinda sucks, alot of fried foods I eat at work. And my life is preety stressful. Besides changing my diet what else can I do?

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Poser's avatar

I’m pretty sure hair loss is genetic. I could be wrong. Have you tried Rogaine? It’s been around long enough, it might help.

glial's avatar

Shave your head and change you name to Glial. That’s what I did :)

gailcalled's avatar

Take a look at the pates of all the older male members of your family first. Are they shining and reflecting the light or showing signs of Male Pattern Baldness? If “Yes,” that is the gene pool. Then check out the women’s hair too…our family has thick hair from the steppes of Russia, eastern Europe and the Baltics. People die before they go bald.

I think that a shaved head, on a guy, is sexy.

gailcalled's avatar

Diet and stress don’t contribute much unless you are pulling out handfuls. After chemo, I went bald (I am woman) and would have hated the look if I weren’t so terrified of the cancer. Now I have a thick mop. I was even happy w. the initial buzz cut look.

kevbo's avatar

Rogaine Foam works for me and it’s not a hassle. (I have/had a solar panel in the back plus thinning on top.) There’s also a laser comb that stimulates hair growth with laser light and that was proven to work on 20/20. You’ll have to search for that one, but it does work.. Other than that, go short and grow something on your face. Long thinning hair looks like garbage, and facial hair will divert attention from your dome. Mutter epithets at guys with better genes. A?!@&$#s!

Also, a ripped bald guy looks much better than a fat bald guy, so that’s where the diet would come into play.

I do hope you mean 20s, otherwise good luck getting through HS. ;-)

archer's avatar

invent a time machine
sit down with your maternal grandmother at 16

convince her to dump your soon to be bald grandfather
and find a beau whose maternal grandfather
died at 99
with a full head

genetics is a kung fu master and will kick your ass

sarah_neerjah1234's avatar

In equal parts, mix olive oil and almond oil. Mix them well. First massage your scalp for one minute and then apply the remaining oil on rest of your hair.Once a week, apply egg on your hair and wash it when it goes dry.

u101547's avatar

yeh, and if it doesn’t grow hair, at least you will have the ingredients for a nice omelet ;-)

gailcalled's avatar

@archer; some women carry the ”“thinning hair” gene as well, remember. There are lots of pink scalps, comb-overs and wigs (MUCH better, of course, than the usual rugs for men) on elderly women in staged-care communities.

@sarah; your recommended treatment is a wonderful conditoner for dry hair; I can’t see that it will tickle the dying hair follicles. OTOH, the bald scalp will be as soft and tempting as a baby’s tush, thereby inviting caresses :-)

joli's avatar

Futurebiotics Hair Skin and Nails vitamin formula. They have one for women, and one for men. Your diet does affect hair growth and health. Take better care of yourself and see if things change, but accept the fact that many of us have thin, not so attractive hair. It’s a small thing in your life, unless you obsess over it.

MissPriss's avatar

I say go bald!!!!

jameiiy's avatar

Your hair requires vitamins and supplements which would help in hair growth and make the roots strong.I hope this helps you:

Vitamins for hair growth

Promote hair growth

piyu's avatar

hey hieee… loss can be caused dur to many reasons…....some of them can be due to Faulty hair…mental worries and lack of vitamins….sometimes it can be hereditary…..or due to unclean condition of scalp…if u go on changing your shampoos and conditioner then too you can have hair fall…..
Not knowing the exact cause of hair fall i would suggest instead of directly using some chemical based product and then making the situation worst it would be better if you could try some of the natural remedies which would not harm your hair in any case.
Some of the remedies that i can suggest are as follows:

-Mix 2tbsp. amla (Indian goose berry), reetha and shikakai. Add egg and make it a paste. Apply this on scalp and massage well. After 25 min. rinse it off using a mild shampoo. Do this for three times a week. Use it for one month minimum.

-Massage the scalp and hair with coconut milk. Leave it for ½ hour, then rinse with warm water. Repeat 3 times a week till hair loss decreases.

- Boiling a few hibiscus flowers in coconut based oil, Filtering it and using it regularly can help control hair loss and thinning…

-In addition, you need to keep off from strong teas or coffee, pickles, as well as refined and processed foods.

If still you feel that these tips are not helping you much, you may visit the link
hope this helps you.

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