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#1 petal71

Posted 25 February 2020 - 08:39 PM

I believe this is what I have as my mum has very similar although more advanced. I have been noting my hair has thinned overall as I move into my later 40s (ponytail much thinner) and in the last few months have been conscious of my part widening and thinning of my fringe, too much scalp showing through. I took some pics of the top of my head and it's much worse than I thought...

I will of course go to GP and get iron, thyroid etc checked. I wouldn't be surprised if my ferritin's a bit low as it has been in the past.

After this, I'm keen to try Regaine (minoxidil) on my scalp. I'm keen to hear people's experience with it - I read 25% of users see regrowth.

I think I need to look at other options too, like hair powders. Any recommendations there?

I would even consider a topper as a last resort...

Any advice?

#2 jayskette

Posted 25 February 2020 - 09:22 PM

apparently sesame seeds help. I am forced by my mum to drink a smoothie daily that includes at least 2 tablespoons of it.

#3 Chamomile

Posted 26 February 2020 - 02:45 AM

You could ask for a referral to a dermatologist perhaps? They look at hair as well as skin.

#4 petal71

Posted 26 February 2020 - 12:05 PM

Are you seeing any benefits, Jayskette?

Will start at GP and see what they recommend.

#5 piggyinthemiddle

Posted 26 February 2020 - 04:19 PM

I used Regaine and it was successful to a good extent. Only thing is once I stopped,it very quickly reverted to how it was,  so make sure you keep using it.

Edited by piggyinthemiddle, 26 February 2020 - 04:19 PM.

#6 petal71

Posted 26 February 2020 - 06:55 PM

Thanks PITM, that's good to hear it worked for you. I have heard that about stopping, and TBH it doesn't sound like a fun chore to have to continue with into my 70's or later (depending on how vain I am at that stage : ).

Apparently there's a once a day version rather than 2/day so that would help a little.

I read about a powder, NutJob (Aussie version of Toppik) which looks like a good camouflage option so I am going to order some.

#7 JustMyGirl

Posted 26 February 2020 - 08:24 PM

I don’t use rogaine but take the oral medication instead. My dermatologist does not like the topical version.
I have had great success and feel like my hair is about 80% back to normal.
The dermatologist I see specialises in hair loss.

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