dry hair and its falling out- what to do?
I used to have really healthy think hair that I do color due to early gray. but now I have lost so much hair and it is dry and brittle. I have not colored it since the surgery and only washing it once a week and using special conditioner. I am ready to go back to work soon and do need color it because the entire top is all gray.
Is there any vitamins or things I can take that would help?
Begin taking inositol with a choline bitartrate supplement, 400-500mcg daily. This helps to regenerate hair and helps to keep hair shaft more flexible. MegaTek is a product you can find at large animal feed stores, etc. It's a product made by Eqyss (owned by Ovations Hair Therapy) that is a cream rinse. Use your own good shampoo, but use this MegaTek, following directions for how long to leave on hair. It keeps mane and hair on show horses in good shape. It's less than 1/3 the cost of Ovations. DAVE
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If your vitamin A is low, that can also cause dry hair.
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I put some olive oil on my hair once a week while it is wet and put it up in a braided bun. Usually I let it sit for a half-hour while I'm watching a football game on Sunday and then rinse it out and shampoo. I have really fine, thin hair (don't let the picture fool you...blow dryer magic going on there), and it has helped the elasticity, shine, and smoothness a lot.
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