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hi i had long hair which was near to my bra strap at the back i had it cut to my shoulders as i was losing alot of hair when i wash it so i thought having shorter hair might help but it never i still lose alot of hair you cant notice on my head ( i have no bald patches yet ) but when i put my hand in the bath its covered in hairs i have my hair highlited but all the bottom is my own hair im only 23 is there something wrong plus it gets really greasy im using aussie shampoo and condition at the mo
 

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imo....stop colouring your hair as this could be causing your hair to fall out...see how it goes when you stop colouring it....go to hairdresses and see what they say hun.....if it still does it go to your doc,s just to make sure all is ok xxx
 

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Hair colour causes the hair to fall out? :eek:

I started losing my hair when I was 30, it was to the point where you did see my scalp with my hair dry. I have really curly hair, now I am 43 and you can see my scalp when my hair is wet but not at all when dry.
The endrocrinologist put it down to stress, don't think I had any more stress than i do now, who knows!
I have been colouring my hair this past year due to the lovely greys I notice.
 

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hair colour,hair striaghtners,perm,s are not good for your hair same as junk food aint good for your body! sometime,s your body,hair,skin need a rest....thats why im saying imo stop colouring hair just to see how it goes....a break maybe all your hair need,s xx
 

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I think you ought to seek the help of a professional hairdresser, there could be an underlying problem, and if there isn't then they'll be able to put your mind at rest.

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Whew, got me panting there for a bit!!

I used to straighten my hair in my younger days when I hated my curls. I often wonder if this was the reason for my hair loss then.

But as we age, we just accept ourselves the best way we can and now I am content with my hair!
 

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I had alopcia areata at 21, it started with a small patch on the back of my head, but it continued to fall out until I lost it all, there was nothing I could do to stop it and it came back eventually a year later, go see your gp if your concerned.
 

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hair colour,hair striaghtners,perm,s are not good for your hair same as junk food aint good for your body! sometime,s your body,hair,skin need a rest....thats why im saying imo stop colouring hair just to see how it goes....a break maybe all your hair need,s xx
When done correctly by a professional in a professional salon, coloring, perming or straightening will not cause your hair to break off or fall out. Correct professional support products will be recommended to help keep your hair in the best condition possible.

You should lose between 80-100 hairs per day on an average try this link for info http://www.salongeek.com/general-articles/59877-hair-structure-part-2-a.html it should answer quite a few of your questions.
 

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hi i go the hairdressers once every 5 months to get my hair done i dont do it myself, i did ask her but she said she didnt know i usally let my hair dry natrually, but if im going out i will blowdry it and straighten it which is about twice a month it grows pretty quick and is quite thich it dosent look it but it is lol i was thinking about getting my hair done again but not to sure most of the colour is my own just a few highlights
 

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i'd advise you to seek advice from your g.p
i had major hairloss in my 20's
i was then refered to a specialist and diagnosed. it was telogen efluvium ?
something to do with the growing/resting/falling stages of my hair going wrong.
it was caused by stress and there was no treatment for it. i had my previously thick waist length hair cut to about 1 1/2 inches long as it looked so thin and straggly and would have taken literally years to get back to being that long and thick again.
my problem was untreatable and lasted about 3years. it then got back to normal and i've been ok since then but i still have that awful feeling of panic if i see a bit more hair than normal in the plughole !
 

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Hi If you think your hair loss is more than it should be after reading Jennys Jiles advice .

Then take yourself off to your GP to rule out any thyroid or vitamin / mineral deficiency ,

It may even be a simple scalp problem that needs treating with a special shampoo or cream ect ,

but please don't self medicate as this can be dangerous :hug: x

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Hair loss can be caused by many different things. Stress, medication, hormones etc can all cause the hair to thin.

You say its falling out when you wash it, is this the only time you notice it?
remember you lose around 100 hairs a day as already mentioned but if you have stopped washing it/brushing it as often as you did you may have a build up of hair that needs to come out and this is why it could seem more when you wash it, but is really only normal hair loss.

I had a baby nearly 7 months ago and my hair is falling out nearly to the point that I leave a trail of it behind me when I walk around (this is normal after having a baby) are you noticing it to this degree?

Maybe you should speak to your stylist or your gp if your worried.

As for your hair being oily there are some things which can help. Wash your hair in warm water not hot. Do not massage your scalp lots only a gentle rub to work the shampoo in you (if you are using a quality product you do not need to rub it hard) maybe leave it on to do its work. give an extra rinse in cool water. all these things can help slow the sebaceous glands that make oil. Paul mitchell n.o 2 shampoo is a quality shampoo for oily hair. Hth
 

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Hi I am a nail geek so I wont offer any hair advice, I have had alopecia for years now and only get the odd patch, now I am not saying that it was what you have but please go to the doctors there could be lots of reasons i.e. you might need vitamins or something like that but going to your docs is the best way. They may refer you to a dermatologist or tricologist, there are lots of myths out there so be careful. All the best and if you want to pm me about it please do as I know how this feels.
xxxx
 

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I've just re-read my message and realise this sounds really rude, god I meant no offence to you fab professionals out there I get a bit over the top when I hear of people the hair loss as its something I have suffered with for years.

Listen to the pro's
xxx
 

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Hi
Louise has given a great reply. There are so many reasons for hair loss.
One of the main causes of sudden hairloss is a thyroid imbalance (dont panick its rare!), a quick trip to your gp will rule this out. With all the colouring it could be just normal falling of hair with some breakage..this would be sorted out by some intense treatments either at home or done professionally. Joico Kpak is great for this.
If however it is the start of diffuse thinning then you would be well advised to start using a range of products like Nioxin or Rejuvx. Both of these are said to grow thicker fuller hair and remove the daily cases of hair loss like DHT (Dihydrotestosterone).
I do have a lot of experience with hairloss and its causes and would be glad to help more if you want to PM me
 

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ive noticed that at the sides of my head the hairs are really short i had this when i had my daughter nearly 3 years ago but ive noticed my hair is everywhere now over my pillow on carpet:cry: i was meant to be getting my hair bleached next week but im gonna leave and go to my g.p it still feels really thick but its getting itchy and sore now and feels really dry.
 

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ive noticed that at the sides of my head the hairs are really short i had this when i had my daughter nearly 3 years ago but ive noticed my hair is everywhere now over my pillow on carpet:cry: i was meant to be getting my hair bleached next week but im gonna leave and go to my g.p it still feels really thick but its getting itchy and sore now and feels really dry.

leave your hair well alone hun...no bleaching!!!...get your bum straight down to your docs huni ...just for check up ...let us know how you get on and if you need a chat anytime...just pm me xxxx
 

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hi, my hair fell out in clumps, literally after having my baby 9 months ago. It was really bad but as this was my second child i didnt worry as i knew that it would grow back as the same thing happened with my first. i only had ro run my fingers through and a handful would come out.
However i know that this was down to hormones, maybe not as in your case, but the same thing happened to my friend and as it was so bad for her, her gp gave her some steroid cream as she was so upset by it. so there must be treatments available from your gp, i suggest you get yourself down there, especially if it is getting itchy and sore......have you changed shampoo as certain ones do this to my scalp, i.e dandruff control ones.
try not to worry...:hug::hug:
xx
 

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Hi Sarah,

My best friend had a similar problem - hair falling out at the root. She went to her gp who prescribed her some tablets but they didn't work. Then she discovered that she had a fungal infection of the scalp, which she treated easily by switching to a medicated shampoo. As the other posters have said, there are a million and one reasons for hair loss, and you should go to your gp, but if nothing the doc gives you helps, then the answer could be something as simple as my friend's.
 

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Hi

I noticed this thread. I'm not a hairdresser, but I speak as someone who has experienced hairloss. Hairloss can be indicative of many underlying conditions, your GP will be able to test for these. Such drastic thinning sounds to be indicative of a condition, rather than mistreatment. May be treatable or not. In my case it wasn't treatable (genetic condition) and I now wear a wig. Sounds terrible, but in fact it was the best thing that could have happened in the circumstances and I wish I had gone for it sooner.

I have found a great deal of support via the website below. There's a forum there where you can pick peoples' brains. BUT your first port of call should be your GP.

I would strongly recommend that any hairdresser who has a client with any hairloss problem to put them in touch with this forum, it's a fabulous means of support. There are local meet ups and support groups too, which are helpful. Members vary from those with Alopecia Areata who get regrowth, through the whole range to those with Alopecia Universalis who lose all their head and body hair. Also those like you with diffuse hair loss.

If you want to pm me about this then go ahead. Web address below


Alopecia UK Online :: Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Universalis and Alopecia Totalis
 

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