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Thinning hair in women: Why it happens and what helps

March 27, 2020

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Kelly Bilodeau, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch

Kelly Bilodeau is the former executive editor of Harvard Women’s Health Watch. She began her career as a newspaper reporter and later went on to become a managing editor at HCPro, a Boston-area healthcare publishing company, … See Full Bio
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March 31, 2020

When I stopped eating grains and dairy the hair loss stopped for me (as well as numerous other conditions the docs kept telling me are just a ‘normal’ sign of getting older… at the mere age of 28!).

Kacee najovich
March 30, 2020

Fr mn
Have had all hair loss treatments /in addition to good collagen pills for hair and scalp do the below
In this era
Very in now to buy real hair bang clip ins
and toppers and partial wigs
I have them all thinned out since they come bulky

Andrea ORegan
March 30, 2020

How about PCOS and hair loss. I was 11 years old when it started. I am a senior now. My hair is quite diffusely thin. I think you never get rid of PCOS.
Any recommendations?
Thank you.

M. E. Sullivan
March 28, 2020

My hair had thinned Considerably so I tried keratin. Did not work for me. I remembered my mother predominantly using two thins when I was young. Bergamot and sulfur 8. I ord them and in about three weeks my hair had both thickened and grow two or three inches. I also added castor oil at the suggestion of a neighbor who used it with good results.

Dana Fischet
March 30, 2020

Did you use a cream of the Bergaman and mix all of this stuff together? Did you use it daily? Thank you.

C Mitchell
March 30, 2020

Hi Ms. Sullivan,
I’m curious, did you apply these topically or ingest them? I was disappointed this article didn’t address biotin, keratin, collagen or hyaluronic acid.

Donna Trautner
March 30, 2020

Do you mean just regular castor oil and do you apply it to the scalp where hair is thin ? Thanks in advance, Donna T.

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