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Effective home remedies for hair loss in women?

Do you have any good home remedies for hair loss in women? I have noticed that my hairline is receding somewhat. My part looks a bit wider and you just see a bit more of my scalp generally. I cannot identify a cause but it happened over the course of 4-8 months. I eat a good diet with plenty of protein (eggs, etc.). Thyroid tests normal. I have noticed a bit more hairs shed in the shower, but nothing that unusual. No hairs on the pillow, but some on the floor. Scalp okay but a bit of dandruff. I have been using a new hair color but I can't imagine it would cause my hair to fall out at the roots when rest of it is long and healthy looking. The loss is mostly at the temples and top third of my head. I used to have A LOT of hair. Any suggestions or home remedies are welcome!
posted by mintchip on Jul 30, 2016 - 8 answers

How do I tell if I'm losing my hair?

Female, 33, white. The last 5-6 times I've washed my hair it seems like there's an unusually large amount of hair coming out when I wash it, and when I brush it while blow-drying it afterward. Details, possibly relevant info, below. [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown on Jul 24, 2016 - 15 answers

hair club for women :(

I have always had fine hair and not enough of it. Now I seem to be balding. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2016 - 12 answers

How to best disguise my thinning lady-hair?

Asking for more aesthetic advise, not medical. My dark brown hair is wavy and about 6 inches past my shoulder blades, and falling out at a rapid pace. Is there a cut or color I should get to help make it look less startling? Or just invest in lots of hats? Or maybe there are hair accessories I can buy that sort of cover up the crown? Advice is most appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Syllables on Jan 19, 2016 - 20 answers

Hairless patches on the back of cat's neck

My cat has been getting these small hairless patches on the back of her neck. Any ideas on what's causing them and how serious they are? [more inside]
posted by monologish on May 18, 2015 - 16 answers

Wig Alternatives for Women with Hair Loss

What are some options for comfortable, lightweight, pretty head coverings for a woman with hair loss? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2015 - 8 answers

Dont shine your light on me

I am a man with thinning hair. I have full hair coverage on my hair but my scalp is very shiny where my hair is a bit thinner and it makes me self conscious. I googled how to stop head shine but everything I am seeing relates to fully bald heads. Any tips on how to stop the shine when you still have hair? Thanks!!
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2015 - 13 answers

Persistent hairloss. So much for a social life.

Hi all, I've been dealing with severe hair loss since the end of my Accutane course in 2010. It's now coming up on 2015 and I've lost probably 90% of my hair. [more inside]
posted by themaskedwonder on Sep 27, 2014 - 25 answers

To Wig, or not to Wig? that is the question.

looking for some advice and opinions on male wigs. [more inside]
posted by red47Apple on Aug 17, 2014 - 51 answers

How much hair loss is normal for a 30 year old woman on a regular basis?

My shoulder length hair fully covers my head. I can't easily see my scalp. But I was looking at photos of myself from a few years ago, and I can't help but feel like there's just less there. Every single time I run my hands through my hair, a few strands come out, and when I comb my hair or shower, many strands come out. I have read about how long-haired women constantly shed hair, and I can't quite figure out if my daily hair loss is that kind of normal loss, or accelerating into something more. How can I determine which one it is?
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 14, 2014 - 23 answers

Please indulge my vanity

Due to unfortunate medical circumstances I am losing most of my (head not body) hair. I can't decide what to do about it! [more inside]
posted by elizardbits on Apr 25, 2014 - 35 answers

NYC doctor for female hair loss?

Hello. Can anyone recommend a doctor in the NYC area that specializes in female hair thinning? Thanks!
posted by The Dutchman on Jan 12, 2014 - 2 answers

Fuck female-pattern hair loss

Female-pattern hair loss: Is Rogaine my only hope? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2013 - 13 answers

Which of these zillion things could be causing my thinning hair?

My hair has been thinning noticeably lately (I've noticed it in the past 2-3 months), but there are a bunch of things going on and I have no idea where to begin figuring out the probable cause. Short version: I have seborrheic dermatitis that's been particularly bothersome lately, I have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), I color treat my hair about once a year, and I've been under some stress. Long version under the cut. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2013 - 12 answers

Losing hair or not?

A little while ago I switched to washing my hair in plain water, and I only use shampoo irregularly. The effect on my hair condition has been good. However, I notice many more lost hairs in my comb and brush. I am female. My guess is that normal loose hairs which used to be washed out with shampoo are not being dislodged during my new washing routine, so I see them when I comb. However I am sometimes concerned that I am experiencing real hair loss, for some medical reason such as anaemia, and the new hair wash regime is just a coincidence. In other words - might I be ignoring a significant symptom, because it has happened this year I have gone shampoo-free? Have other water-only washers noticed this side-effect?
posted by communicator on Sep 14, 2013 - 5 answers

Going bald at 23 is not an option. What do I do?

I'm a 23-year-old guy, my hairline is starting to recede, and I want to know what my real options are. [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Jun 13, 2013 - 40 answers

Help me not be bald!

I am a fat woman and my hair is thinning dramatically. What can I do to stop becoming a bald fat woman? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2013 - 28 answers

I used to have nightmares about this

Assuming I'm not crazy, how do I stop my hair from thinning? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 17, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me make an informed decision on using Propecia.

After much research on side effects and talking with my doctor, I am close to trying Propecia for my male-pattern hair loss. However, I still have some reservations. Help me make an informed decision. [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Jul 17, 2012 - 13 answers

Yet another question on hair loss...

I've got a really big head. I am also losing my hair. How do I best "own" my baldness when, well, my head shape is so unbecoming to not having a full head of hair? [more inside]
posted by Kevtaro on Jun 10, 2012 - 17 answers

Hair Loss and Depression

I'm a 24-year-old female with severe hair loss from Accutane, and it's only getting worse. How do I get past this, emotionally and practically? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2012 - 18 answers

Shall I just wear a wig right now?

Losing my hair: female, early 30s, not sure if I'm being hoodwinked by my hairloss clinic - what actually WORKS? iS DX genetic testing and hair bulb analysis reliable? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me understand the link between drug side effects and delivery mechanisms.

Is a transdermal patch or topical version of a given prescription drug any less likely to cause side effects that result from taking the oral form? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Am I losing my hair or just my mind?

How can I tell if I'm losing too much hair or just shedding normally? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2011 - 14 answers

What do women who are losing their hair use on the back of the scalp?

I am a woman 30 yr old woman experiencing spotty hair loss around my scalp, in the front and a lot of thinning at the back. Minoxidil 3% is working great for my front, but what should i use for the back? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Oct 25, 2011 - 4 answers

Shedding a lot of hair when using minoxidil.

How much is too much "shedding" (hair falling out at the root) as a side effect of Minoxidil (generic Rogaine) in women? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 6, 2011 - 4 answers

Can I fix my hair?

Is there anything I can do about my hair loss? [more inside]
posted by Malla on Sep 9, 2011 - 19 answers

Shedding on my bedding

My hair is falling out. Seeing as I'm too female for male-pattern baldness, is there anything I can do to help? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jul 11, 2011 - 27 answers

Imperilled Eyebrows!

How can I make a good, long-lasting stencil for my eyebrows? [more inside]
posted by thinkpiece on May 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Hair on my chinny chin chin, but my head, not so much.

Why is my hair falling out? I stopped breastfeeding my 2 year old almost 6 months ago. Can it be related to that? I've noticed the hair loss for the past month or two. (I think it's all growing back as chin hair. Sigh.) Sorry, long details to come. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2011 - 8 answers

Why am I experiencing Propecia side effects for the first time in 10 years?

Why am I experiencing Propecia side effects for the first time in 10 years? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2011 - 1 answer

Is Wellbutrin making my hair fall out?

My doctor doesn't think it's possible, but could Wellbutrin make my hair fall out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2010 - 20 answers

Help me regrow my hair.

I think my hair is too thin and it's not related to genetics, what could it be? I'm a 30 year old female. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2010 - 22 answers

How can I make my boyfriend more comfortable with his hair loss?

How can I make my boyfriend more comfortable with his hair loss? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2010 - 16 answers

I am freaking out about my health

YANMD, but I need to consult the hive mind about some very worrying symptoms I've been having. I've been to a few doctors and so far, Scotland Yard Is Baffled. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on Feb 2, 2010 - 18 answers

adderall and hair loss help!

adderall and hair loss- help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 26, 2009 - 11 answers

If I could grow my hair through a Space Echo, the world would be a better place.

Help me understand why I am losing hair! [more inside]
posted by setanor on Nov 24, 2009 - 26 answers

Should I use Rogaine on my front hairline?

Should I use Rogaine on my front hairline? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2009 - 7 answers

Help save my hair!?!

Post-surgery hair loss? Anybody have experience with this? How long does it last? Does it grow back on its own? Do I need to see a doctor? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Nov 8, 2009 - 12 answers

What were the results of your hairtransplant like?

Have you ever had a hair transplant procedure to treat male pattern baldness? The last time someone asked about this here in Ask Metafilter, everyone said, "Don't get plugs! Shave your head!", but there were no testimonials from guys who had actually experienced the surgery. If you've had the surgery, when did you have it, what sort of procedure did you have done, were the results reasonably natural, and would you recommend it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 7, 2009 - 11 answers

How to wear my lack of hair?

I'm in my mid-twenties, and have a substantially thinning crescent shaped area on the crown of my head, though my hairline at the front is fine. What should I do with my hair? Is a #1 buzz cut the only way forward? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2009 - 25 answers

Dealing with a sore tongue and hair loss: advice from the hive mind?

I'm coping with two different side effects from two different medications--hair loss and sore tongue/dry mouth. Any advice from the hive mind? Teal deer explanation and questions inside. [more inside]
posted by elfgirl on Aug 30, 2009 - 7 answers

How can I tell if my recent hair loss is natural or a medication side effect?

I'm a mid-20s male who recently noticed some hair loss around the time I stopped taking the anti-depressant Remeron. Some online research tells me that hair loss is a fairly rare but not unheard-of side effect of this medication. How can I tell if my hair loss is actually from the medication, and how long does it typically take to start seeing new hair growth after stopping such a medication? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 14, 2009 - 2 answers

Sudden mysterious spreading of old bald spot (scar)!?

I'm a healthy 26 year old female, who suddenly has a spreading bald spot from an old chemical burn. I haven't found much googling and I'll see a dr. in about a month. [more inside]
posted by debbie_ann on May 20, 2009 - 13 answers

What can cause very rapid thinning and receding hair other than genetics? Is this unusual for my age?

Did your balding/receding kick into high gear at some point after a lifetime of very very slow loss? Is this unusual? Is something other than genetics causing this rapid loss? [more inside]
posted by Askr on Sep 8, 2008 - 8 answers

How sick is my kitten?

My kitten has a lump and hair loss. Do I need a vet visit? [more inside]
posted by starbaby on Mar 7, 2008 - 14 answers

So many shampoos, so much confusion

I need to know the truth: How often should I be using shampoo and conditioner, and what sorts of shampoo and conditioner? [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Mar 5, 2008 - 16 answers

Accutane killed my pride

Dealing with post-accutane hair loss. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 8, 2008 - 4 answers

Why is my girlfriend's hair breaking so easily?

My girlfriend's hair comes out, too much! Every day she loses a small handful of it, and it won't grow past her shoulders very far. It's been this way for several years. What could be the cause of this? [more inside]
posted by Anthony84 on Dec 16, 2007 - 27 answers

Best treatment for hair thinning

Best treatment for hair thinning [more inside]
posted by toocan on Jul 27, 2007 - 25 answers

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