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Hey! Im 14 years old, and recently ive noticed my hair is really thinning out. i rarely brush it, am EXTREMELY gentle with it...i even use baby shampoo. it just keeps coming out!    about 4 months ago i was eating very poorly (i had a slight anorexia disorder). i did some research online and found out that the thickness of your hair is based on your nutrition 6-8 months ago. if that makes sense...

Anyway i told my mom about my hair problem. she took me to see a dermatologist. she told me to start taking this supplement that has a TON of biotin. 3,000% of your daily value!  She also said iron, protein, and fat are important for hair growth.     She also told me that hair grows and sheds in cycles. Every now and then you may get an "extreme" cycle where your hair might get really thin. She said it gets thick again though with time.

I just wanted to share this. Ive read through some posts and know that other girls out there have thin hair...and thought this might help. Bottom line- take biotin supplements and make sure to get plenty of iron, protein, and fat.

Oh yeah. She also said stress releases a hormone or something that causes your hair to thin. Im under a TON, i repeat...a TON of stress right now. so insanely busy....im not even going to get into that. Anyway, if you have thinning hair also try relaxing a bit and relieving some of your stress.

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My hair is SO Thin that it looks like a hay, If I'll be on a camel in Israel I promise you it WILL eat my hair.  And in addition lately I've been ultimately stressed to the zenith, Although Im 18 and Should have more control over my stress.  Anyways My hair falls out everytime I take a shower, But tons of it It even clogs the toilet. 

Do you know what food sources contain Biotin?
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along with the vitamins, go to a salon or something and ask about products that give your hair a lot of a body (some work and some are cheap crap); even giving your hair volume can make it appear less frail. i personally used to have VERY thick hair, and when i started eating less my hair actually thinned out to the point where it was normal. i actually like it better, but i still use volumizing products and shampoo/conditioner.

I used to have really nice hair whetn I was a bit heavier It was shiny, and smooth...Ugh I wish I had that again!  Well, Thats only my own fault  =)  Last time I went to the salon the lady cut half my hair off....Trauma.
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she cut half your hair off? ouch.. bad salon? lol this is why my mom gets mad at me; i make sure i go to the best place i can. i don't trust salons like great clips (or any other salons that use the adjective + cuts/snips/trims/slice/dice). but when i was heavier i always WANTED thin hair, haha. i still get it razored every time i go and get it done.

 

HA I also wanted realllyyy thin hair, I finally have thin hair but now I miss my old thick HEALTHY hair  =(

My hair is thin, But not healthy thin, Maybe I just need more tuna blat.  =)
The dermatologist is completely right, of course.  Diet and hair condition (and nail, skin, teeth, gums) are closely linked.  You've only to see the many dog-food commercials that promise your animal will have a 'glossy coat'!  LOL!

Foods that contain Biotin:

-red meat (hamburgers, steak etc), and dark leafy lettuces

P.S. Egg whites contain stuff that prevents biotin from helping the hair and nail follicles form. (thats what my dad said he found out anyway.)  If you cook the egg whites though, they contain less acid or something, so they dont harm your hair and nails as much. Eat eggs in moderation.

home remedies for hair loss

hair food

(the second link has all sorts of recipes for more hair conditioning, facial treatments, and more.)

how many cals are you eating

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I've been asking this question for years! I have baby fine hair, very thin, very fine, very silky texture... it's nice but it's sooo thin. I have to try so many times in the morning when I want to put my hair up, because more often than not, you see my scalp instead of hair :(  I have to wash my hair every single day, no matter what... such a pain...

The product that works wonders for me (just a hairspray though, not a shampoo or thickener or anything like that) is Tresemme Tres Two extra hold hairspray. Whe I leave my hair down, I just spray it all over my hair, wait about 5 seconds and then scrunch it all. It holds for hours (almost all day long) and really helps with my volume!

If you are asking me :  Ieat about 1,500 calories a day.

Also My hair also shows my scalp now its weird, Like in the front.  I guess thats part of thinning hair. But The thing is I also have curly hair so its not a good match....thin, curly hair weird.

My hair was ALWAYS thin and grew very slowly (only about 2 inches a year, instead of the average 6"). Then, I started weight lifting and increased my protein to about 1 gram per pound bodyweight in order to grow some more muscle, and like magic my hair has started to grow and be thick and strong and lustrous. It really is important to make sure you get adequate protein! For me, that is a higher level than what is "recommended" for a sedentary person, but I've always been active so I think I must have been somehow deficient before when I was eating less, and certainly things were terrible when I tried to be vegetarian/vegan for 6 months. My metabolism now thanks me for more protein. :-)

i eat anywhere between 1900 and 2200 calories/day depending on how much i exercise.

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along with the vitamins, go to a salon or something and ask about products that give your hair a lot of a body (some work and some are cheap crap); even giving your hair volume can make it appear less frail. i personally used to have VERY thick hair, and when i started eating less my hair actually thinned out to the point where it was normal. i actually like it better, but i still use volumizing products and shampoo/conditioner.

I am a cosmetologist and just wanted to let you know that using volumizing products everyday will dry out your hair. They work by fattening the cuticle of the hair shaft. Over time your hair keeps being plumped up and becomes dried out. Use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner daily and volumizing for special occasions. Just a suggestion.

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