I was born with fine hair. I’ve never had a thick ponytail, although it’s always been healthy. Then a few years ago, my hair started falling out. Whether due to stress or a straightening treatment or even genetics, no one’s been able to tell me why.
So I started taking biotin and then pre-natal supplements because I heard they’re good for nails and hair. I can’t claim either one has noticeably helped my fine hair grow in thicker… but I keep taking them because, well I guess they aren’t hurting me. Or maybe I’m just hopeful.
But as the press releases keep rolling in to alert me that August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month, I’m starting to take note of some better options. There really IS a nat’l month or day for everything now!
Short of getting hair extensions for added body (which seems like way too much upkeep), here are 3 interesting options to check out…
Viviscal is more like a hair growth super-supplement. It comes in a 30-day supply but is recommended to repeat for at least 3 to 6 months. It’s said to double your hair’s follicular growth, so shedding decreases and growth increases. Viviscal has actually become popular with celebs (just ask stylist Chris McMillan!) who chopped off their locks and then decided they wanted to sport a “lob” for fall.
I’ve used Viviscal for one month so far and really feel like there’s a slight change beginning with my hair… but maybe it’s just in my head! HAA, couldn’t resist the easy joke. Honestly though, I’m definitely going to continue with it.
Viviscal extra strength is available at Viviscal.com, Walgreens and CVS. You can also opt for a more potent version via prescription or fine salons like Sally Hershberger Los Angeles.
Restorsea Revitalizing Scalp Treatment is a spray that really works your scalp. Turns out a lot can cause buildup and clogged follicles, besides hairspray. Think: dry shampoo! Hands up, how many of us fine-haired folk use dry shampoo for added height and texture?
Restorsea Revitalizing Scalp Treatment gently exfoliates – clearing follicles and allowing hair to grow. By removing the dead skin cells that can build up and cause follicles to die over time, hair is less likely to fall out.
I like how this product feels. It’s definitely worth looking into as a topical type of restorative therapy. Get it at Restorsea.com or Bergdorf Goodman.
LaserCap (LCPRO) is a wearable medical device (with 224 light-emitting diodes!) that’s recently been cleared by the FDA to treat thinning hair. It was invented by a physician and an MIT-trained optical physicist – offering one of the only at-home options for clinical-grade low-level laser treatments available. I have to say I’m intrigued by this light weight contraption – but I’ve never tried it. I’m putting it out there as an option to discuss with your doctor, but I can’t actually offer a first-hand testimonial. Lasercap.com
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I was told thinning hair can be caused by an allergy of sorts.. if you notice redness or itchy scalp. they can treat this. see your dermatologist….and don’t be shocked if along the way they find-reason for a biopsy or two or in my case three!