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Mrs M. asks:
I am a 54 year old female. Since going through the menopause my hair is even thinner than is used to be. My natural hair was fine, medium brown. I have coloured it dark brown as little as possible to hide the grey for about 20 years averaging perhaps 5 times a year but now my scalp shows through, especially at the back. People think I am having chemo. It is shoulder length at the moment. What can I do to minimise the appearance of grey hair and my scalp showing through? I look like a goth to as my hair is very dark but my skin is pale. What style would be best and what colour change.

Eva ProudmanAnswered By:
Eva Proudman
Hi,

There will be underlying causative factors that are causing your hair to be so thin, to identify and treat these it would be necessary for you to see a Trichologist. As a cosmetic solution to cover the problem I would recommend the Postiche Lite Hair integration system, this is very gentle, causing no tension or damage to the clients own hair, for more information look at www.hairlossnetwork.co.uk ...More >

Hope that this helps,

Love Eva x





Sarah asks:
I am getting very frustrated with my hair and the fact it just doesnít get any longer. It is currently just above my shoulders. I have not had my haircut for five and a half years in an attempt to grow it and yet every time I see friends Iím greeted with "oh youíve had your haircut" and indeed if I look at photos from a couple of years ago my hair definitely is shorter now. Every time I wash my hair I do lose rather a lot of hair, but that has always happened since I was young. I wash my hair every two days, more if I have been at the gym. I use a hair treatment every time I wash, normal conditioner just causes my hair to be dry and frizzy. I always wear my hair down except for at the gym, I use oil on it when I have washed it on towel dried hair and I must admit I do use hair straighteners most days. I also have highlights which I only do about every six months. I have tried a multitude of things to try and make it grow, various shampoos and conditioners, I use coconut oil on it once a week which I leave on for several hours before washing out. I sleep on a silk pillow case. I use a good hair brush and donít brush my hair too often. I have tried taking hair and nail vitamin supplements, nothing seems to work. I know my hair does grow because my highlights get roots but the ends just seem to break off and I just donít know what to do. The problem seems worse on one side of my face than the other, the hair on the right side directly next to my face seems to grow a bit but then it doesnít match the other side of my face so I have to trim it to match. I am a 36 year old woman in need of advice. Thank you.

Kala KilshawAnswered By:
Kala Kilshaw
Hi Sarah

This is a baffling one, We do always advise if you want to grow your hair get at least the ends taken off 3 /4 times per year, this ensures that the hair is keep in the best condition and doesnít thin out to much at the bottom due to the normal chemical, mechanical and environmental damage. As a rough idea hair is about 1 year old from root to the top of your ears so then you can work out how old your hair is. Every individual person and their hair have different life spans and so there is a possibility that your is 5 years and thatís as much as your hair will grow. You seem to have covered most of my suggestions which are of course use the best products possible, donít tie hair up or back to tightly, Do regular hair treatments, donít over process with chemicals and consider taking supplements. Can I suggest you get a trim, review your diet again, see below for details and try this particular supplement for at least 3 months, it is proven to help strengthen and help hair grow and has the relevant proteins. If after 3 months itís not improved I would suggest consulting a trichologist as they maybe able to help. ...More >

Good luck

The benefits of hair supplements?
Itís a fact that 1 in 3 women have hair loss and thinning hair concerns - Diffuse hair loss caused by severe stress, medication or poor diet being one of the most common.
Years ago we would have been advised to eat a cube of jelly to improve our hair and nails, not actually a myth as Jelly made with gelatin, a tasteless protein is capable of providing some of the essential amino acids that human hair is made up of, as well as the ability to renew cells.

As hair is 91% protein and constructed of 16 amino acids combined with the fact that hair and nails are the last body parts to receive vital nutrients most of us that want to improve the quality and health of our hair need additional support.
They work by being absorbed into your digestive system providing the essential amino acids the hair requires.
You would need to take a supplement for at least 3 months to really notice and feel a difference, generally 2 per day and they work directly during the íAnagení(growing phase of the hairs natural cycle).
I strongly recommend Hair Jelly protein capsules with their Sulphur rich amino acids, they really do the job and are suitable for vegetarians.

Diet really does make a difference

Your hair and nails are the last parts of your body to receive nutrients, so listed below are the foods that your will you for eating. They provide all the essential ingredients and amino acids that feed and condition your hair and scalp from the inside out!

Sweet Almonds - Vitamin H (Biotin) helps with repair to Keratin damage (structure of hair shaft)

Red meat, Pork, Poultry, Seafood, Beans, Dark green veg, Dried Raisins & Apricots - Iron

Tuna, Cheese. Eggs, Beef, Liver, Mackerel - Vitamin D

Low fat yogurt, Milk, Oysters, Spinach, Pumpkin seeds. Mushrooms. Lemon grass. Wasabi, Green peas. Blackberries, Dates, Green tea, Sun dried tomatoes and dates - Zinc


Other good foods - potatoes, eggs, onion, tomatoes, peanuts, walnuts, carrots, salmon, romaine lettuce, cauliflower, oats, banana, raspberries, watermelon, grapefruit. Cucumber - Selenium, B12, Folates & Minerals







Ann Herrick asks:
Good Morning, I am at my wits end. I have hair that seems to be breaking near my part, but I get these these little hairs sticking up around my part on the top of my head. I would call it breakage and not frizz, nor flyaways. (I think of static when I think of flyawayís). My hair is not super dry, I use good moisturizers. I do not over load my hair with product. I do not over process it or anything. I get my hair trimmed ever 4-6 weeks. I wash my hair about every three days. I do not over process it, I get it high/low lighted every 7 months. I have used all sorts of products. and have collected a product graveyard. I have tried Aveda, Living Proof, Bumble and Bumble, NexXus, so many and too many to help tame the breakage or fly aways or whatever it is. I tend to let it air dry, and I tend to not brush it when wet. If I do I use a detangler I like the invisible oil primer by bumble and bumble and use a wide tooth comb to brush it. I truly feel at my wits end. I have wasted so much money on tons of products. Hair spray does not seem to hold them down either. My hair is not thick and not thin. It is fairly healthy and past my shoulders. It is curly wavy. Not really one or the other. It can become frizzy when I blow dry it. I also would like it to grow out but seems to grow to a certain length and starts breaking. Please HELP:) Thank you.

Kala KilshawAnswered By:
Kala Kilshaw
Ann

Try not to worry as you are doing lots of things perfectly well so it leads me to believe that its either a diet or medical issue. So my suggestions I have written for magazine may help. It sounds to be that you may need a supplement that will help your hair in the growing stage and strengthen it so it doesnít break. ...More >

I hope this helps, good luck

Due to the fact the life span of an individual hair is 2 - 7 yrs, we have approximately 100, 00 hairs on a healthy head and lose around 100 per day.

Hair has a 3 stage cycle -

1: Anagen - active growth

2: Catagen - a transitional phase

3: Telagen - resting and shedding

Once we hit 40 (sometimes before or after) the anagen phase the growing tends to slow down this can be for a number a reasons;

. Diet

. Fluctuating hormones

. Stress

Or even pre menopause, the signs are additional hair loss this actually affects 1 in 3 women so hair feels thin, lank hair that lacks life and loss of shine. We tend to want to do something drastic with our hair we experiencing the above but suggestions below can help as your hair and nails are the last parts of your body to receive nutrients, below are the foods and advice on supplements that your hair will most certainly benefit from, perhaps preventing a drastic change. They provide all the essential ingredients and amino acids that feed and condition your hair and scalp from the inside out!

Sweet Almonds - Vitamin H (Biotin) helps with repair to Keratin damage (structure of hair shaft)

Red meat, Pork, Poultry, Seafood, Beans, Dark green veg, Dried Raisins & Apricots - Iron

Tuna, Cheese. Eggs, Beef, Liver, Mackerel - Vitamin D

Low fat yogurt, Milk, Oysters, Spinach, Pumpkin seeds. Mushrooms. Lemon grass. Wasabi, Green peas. Blackberries, Dates, Green tea, Sun dried tomatoes and dates - Zinc

Other good foods - potatoes, eggs, onion, tomatoes, peanuts, walnuts, carrots, salmon, romaine lettuce, cauliflower, oats, banana, raspberries, watermelon, grapefruit. Cucumber - Selenium, B12, Folates & Minerals

Your hair is 91% protein and constructed of 16 amino acids combined with the fact as I said before that hair and nails are the last body parts to receive vital nutrients and at the age of 40 our hair and skin is changing so much we need to take action, to improve its quality. Supplements work by being absorbed into your digestive system providing the essential amino acids the hair requires.

You would need to take a supplement for at least 3 months to really notice and feel a difference, generally 2 per day and they work directly during the íAnagení(growing phase of the hairs natural cycle).

I strongly recommend Hair Jelly protein capsules with their Sulphur rich amino acids, they really do the job and are suitable for vegetarians.

Another contributor I believe is that fact that once we hit 40 we have been taking some sort of contraception for many years. As many as 1 in 5 females are experiencing hair loss or thinning mostly because of taking the pill. We notice extra hair in the shower, in our hair brush, our parting looks wider and pony tails feel thinner. The pill contains Progestin and It can make the hair follicle shrink and lead to thinning. What actually happens is that the birth control pill can causes hair in its growing phase (anagen) to resort to the resting phase (telogen). So it could increase shedding from 15% to as much as 50%. So if your going to continue taking the pill but hate the thinning hair consult your GP and request a conceptive that has a Low Androgen, look after your health and have a good nutrional diet, massage your scalp and invest time into your hair care regime and the loss will subside.





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