Any hair tips for me? I am suffering from a range of hair problems.

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  1. andur92 profile image59
    andur92posted 12 years ago

    I am a 19 year old boy & have short hair of around 1 inch length. I have black hair but I see a lot of white/grey hair on my head which is referred to as premature greying of hair I suppose. Plus every time I shampoo or do oil massage, I see plenty of hair strands on my hand around 30 which is of due to the hair fall I am suffering from. Although I don't see any bald patches on my head but I guess I will if I don't do something about. Besides that, my hair is dry and a bit curly. My current hair routine is to massage almond/olive oil every night and shampoo on alternate days. Please help.

    1. Brinafr3sh profile image80
      Brinafr3shposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Have you ever heard of Biotin Vitamins that help your hair grow healthier? Try them, it just might be the thing you need for falling hair.

      1. andur92 profile image59
        andur92posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you!

        1. Brinafr3sh profile image80
          Brinafr3shposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Also eating eggs can helps with stronger, thicker, and longer hair. Eggs contain biotin and protein that helps with proper hair grow, preventing it from falling out. Hope this helps.   :-)
          There's a hubber that wrote a hub on the nutrients found in eggs, her name is SusieQ42.

    2. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You wash your hair every two days??

      Just when do natural oils get a chance to work? At 19 you should not need such intensive treatment. Sounds like you have fallen for the beauty marketing scam that tells us we need to buy this, that or the other to make our hair beautiful.

      You should not actually need to wash your hair more often than once a week unless you work in a very dirty environment.

      Take a tip from dogs. Most dogs hate baths and we only give them one when they start to smell. A good brush along with a good diet will see your dog's coat glossy and shiny.

      Human hair needs the same treatment unless you have a medical condition.

      So run along now, and buy some Winalot or Pedigree Chum and you'll be fine big_smile

      1. Sally's Trove profile image78
        Sally's Troveposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I have to say, mostly, I agree with IzzyM, although I don't think you should wait until you smell; after all, you are not a dog. smile

        Along with getting a physical checkup (which you should do anyway), look into the hair history of your family. Are there early male-pattern baldness, premature graying? My paternal grandmother, as was her mother, was totally gray before she was out of her twenties.

        1. IzzyM profile image87
          IzzyMposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          I might write a hub about this, or I might not - depends on my mood - but many years ago I read an article in the Reader's Digest that suggested that giving our hair no treatment at all, other than brushing, would result in normal, shiny, glossy hair.

          They did compare it to dogs, all the same, but those of us who read Reader's Digest trust their opinion.

          Anyway, I was still in my late 20s at the time, but I decided to try it.

          I never washed my hair for about 3 months.

          It went from clean, to itchy, to greasy, to greasy and itchy, to greasy and lank, before if became fuller and glossier and shinier and completely healthy looking.

          All I did during this time was brush it or wet it with water.

          The idea is that human hair is looked after by the body with oils and stuff, that are naturally produced, and that everything settles down on its own, so that your body doesn't over or under-produce the correct amount of oils.

          It did, it does. I did the experiment, I know. A brushing cleans human hair, not shampoo.

          But, forever a victim to conformity, I returned to shampoo and the once a week ritual. But I really didn't need to.

          Pass the doggie biccies smile

          1. Sally's Trove profile image78
            Sally's Troveposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            You are so much more a radical about this than I. But, it pisses me off that kids are taught they have to have that daily bath or shower...they don't need it unless they stink or are very dirty. A hand-washing with a cloth is usually good enough. And grown-up people in the working world don't need it unless they stink, too, or unless they have grossly oily hair that needs attention every day to look good (I've always been in that bucket, about the oily hair). Hmmph.

            I've never gone three months without a hair washing...I wouldn't be able to stand myself (remember those dry spray-on shampoos, I did use them)! But I'm glad you tried it out.

            No doggie biscuits in order for andur92. He just needs to check himself out and get rid of bad advice.

            1. IzzyM profile image87
              IzzyMposted 12 years agoin reply to this

              Yes the bath or shower thing. Unless you are working in a dirty environment, you do not need a shower every day. You do need to wash certain parts of the body as you say, but you can survive without using all that water/soap very well indeed.
              And still smell and look nice smile

      2. andur92 profile image59
        andur92posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Okay so what I conclude from the above discussion is that I shouldn't wash my hair more than once in a week or until it starts smelling like a dog? smile

        P.S.   I might try that "3 month" experiment as well. smile Thanks!

    3. theseattlegirl profile image77
      theseattlegirlposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      The combination of greying, and especially the hair loss, may indicate a very serious medical condition. Correct the medical condition, in most cases, correct the hair loss.

      Setup an appointment with your doctor, or even find a free clinic in your area if insurance is an issue.

    4. diydiva profile image75
      diydivaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      It could just be genetics; what did your mothers father look like at your age?

    5. 2besure profile image80
      2besureposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I would suggest you see a dermatologist to get a profession opinion.  The falling hair may be related to a skin problem.  Premature aging may be heredity ask your family about that.

  2. Eyedo profile image60
    Eyedoposted 12 years ago


    I highly recommend Redken pure force shampoo, conditioner, and the treatment.
    Biotin vitamins are also a great suggestion. Good luck!

    1. andur92 profile image59
      andur92posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!

  3. Monisajda profile image60
    Monisajdaposted 12 years ago

    Hair thinning may be a result of low thyroid, anemia and many other medical issues. You might want to run some tests to determine if there is some underlying medical cause to it. Just a thought.

    1. andur92 profile image59
      andur92posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you!

  4. profile image0
    klarawieckposted 12 years ago

    You are supposed to lose about 100 hair strands a day, so don't worry as long as new hair is growing back. I lose a lot of hair but it grows right back. Try to stay away from chemicals. I've never dyed my hair and just shampoo it every three days and let it dry on its own. It's healthy.

    1. andur92 profile image59
      andur92posted 12 years agoin reply to this


  5. Uninvited Writer profile image79
    Uninvited Writerposted 12 years ago

    I have very oily hair, i have to wash it every other day. If i am staying home i will maybe let it go 3 days. I want to try the new dry shampoos out there. I also only shower every other day.

    I was brought up ... Until age 11... In Scotland. My mother used to always say that North Americans were too obsessed with cleanliness.

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      And you also know that the frequent washing of oily hair continues the pattern. Oily hair should be washed less often.

      But you are going to carry on doing what you have done for at least half a lifetime smile

      That's another Scottish trait. smile

    2. Sally's Trove profile image78
      Sally's Troveposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Indeed North Americans are, and it's got everything to do with buying into advertising. Buy more soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and then you'll be perfect. Your mother was right.

    3. Haunty profile image73
      Hauntyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly the same here Susan. It's terrible. And when I don't wash it for 3-4 days, it feels really unclean.

      @Izzy: I also heard the same theory about not washing your hair at all. I even believed it and tried it. But never got there, because when my hair is left unattended for too long, it starts falling out like hell.

      1. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Really, like when someone has alopecia? Or you just notice the daily hair loss more?

        If its alopecia-like, then I'm tempted to suggest you were anxious about the not-hair washing routine, and that was your body's way of expressing it.

        Or maybe when you weren't washing your hair, you became more aware of natural hair loss?

        Don't tell me you have never had to put a plunger down the bath plug because the water wouldn't drain because it was choked with human hair?

        I lose a huge amount of hair every time I wash it.

        But it's normal. Maybe when not washing it, you seem to lose more on your brush or on your pillow?

        1. Haunty profile image73
          Hauntyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          I've been losing hair recently. It's not just me (thinking this), others also noticed. So I scheduled an appointment with a dermatologist for next week. I never had lots and lots of hair, so that's why I'm concerned about having more on my brush than usual. I'd like to try not washing it, I do, but it's scary. Quite frankly, I don't know what to do. neutral

          1. IzzyM profile image87
            IzzyMposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            Could be natural hair-thinning depending on your age/hormone levels etc. Sorry I don't know what age you are.

            "More on the brush" does not suggest serious alopecia because from what I've read, people suffering from this massive hair loss wake up to clumps of it on their pillow.
            Hair replaces itself as quickly as it is lost. It is maybe not as bad as you think it is smile

            But maybe you are doing the right thing seeing an expert who can hopefully check your general health too.

  6. Gordon Hamilton profile image92
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 12 years ago

    Andur, didn't you also post the forum thread about growing above your 5'8"? Seems like your only crisis, my friend, is one of self-confidence...

    Hair??? When I was thirteen, I discovered Brylcreem. I had already decided I was going to be the next Elvis and Brylcreem was the next logical step. What I didn't know was that you were only supposed to use a little bit of Brylcreem... A large tub lasted me on average three days. I also decided that barbers were a waste of time and money - whenever a lock of hair looked out of place, I simply cut it off with a pair of scissors and combed my other Brylcreemed locks across the gap.

    When my mother eventually put her foot down re the wasted shirt collars and pillow slips (Brylcreem turns black on contact with fabric) I decided that I was never going to cut or comb my hair again. So I didn't - until it rapidly started to fall out...

    By the time I was twenty-one or so, I had the circular tuft of hair around my scalp and that was it. I can honestly say that such extensive baldness at such an early age would never have been my personal choice but nor has it ever unduly bothered me. I now shave it all off anyway, when I shave my face. I simply find it an irritant.

    I don't know the cause of your hair problems but it honestly seems to me that you are worrying about too much and that is contributing to your problems. Take it easy and you may find some of these issues to be of less concern.

    Maybe I should create a "Memory Lane" picture Hub, of me with firstly my DA and then my long, heavy metal style locks...??? No one who has only met me in the last twenty years would recognise me! smile

    1. Sally's Trove profile image78
      Sally's Troveposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Please do! I think you'll find a grand following here for a glimpse of that DA. Didn't know that acronym, or what it stood for, was popular in the UK. I only know it from Elvis and the bad boys in my school.

      Uhhum: Brylcreem — A Little Dab'll Do Ya. You sure did miss that part. smile

      1. Gordon Hamilton profile image92
        Gordon Hamiltonposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Hmmm... I'll think about it... wink

        1. andur92 profile image59
          andur92posted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Yes I see your point! I lack self confidence I guess and I should focus on being confident rather than worrying about my hair. Thanks! smile

          Could you suggest me a good hub to develop and build self confidence?

          1. Gordon Hamilton profile image92
            Gordon Hamiltonposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            Andur, to be perfectly honest with you, I don't believe you will learn self-confidence from Hub Pages or anywhere else on the entire Internet. In order to develop as a person and be confident in yourself as an individual, you have to get out and about in the real world, make friends, share opinions, share good times and bad times with other, real people. Switch your computer off, go out, do these things - then come back and write the Hub yourself about what you've learned! smile

            I know it's not always easy - trust me - but no one ever said life was meant to be...

            Good luck and I hope very much to see that Hub when it's published!

            1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
              Eaglekiwiposted 12 years agoin reply to this

              Great Advice there!
              Low self esteem is helped by surrounding yourself with positive people ie Gym,some local churches hold really good sports related events, volounteer at  your local SPCA,childrens hospital ...

              You will meet great people in places you least expect.

              Print out some affirmations and stick them around your room/refrigerator/bathroom mirror/car.Sounds silly,but our minds are like camera's and store all information.
              Feed it well and it will serve you well smile

  7. Borsia profile image40
    Borsiaposted 12 years ago

    Look at your grandfather on your mother's side of the family.
    If he is bald or has male pattern baldness chances are that you will as well.
    Sorry but there is very little you can do about it.
    When you wash your hair use the balls of your fingers and not your nails to scrub. Also look at your activities and diet. If your are swimming everyday be sure your shower right away to get any chemicals out. Eat a well balanced diet high in vitamins like A & D.
    Look at the, often pricey, supplements being sold to promote healthy hair then research what foods have those properties and include them.

    1. andur92 profile image59
      andur92posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Okay I'll watch out my diet from now on. Thanks.


  8. charu7_2000 profile image69
    charu7_2000posted 12 years ago

    do exercise
    apply olive oil and then take a hot towel and steam your hair by wrapping around.
    egg white mixed with vinegar will help
    last wash add vinegar and water
    honey applied will do wonders.Also mashed bananas with curd applied will give them life.
    after having food comb ur hair as this will massage ur head .

  9. Morena88 profile image68
    Morena88posted 12 years ago

    I had this problem as well, and so I did some research and found out that Biotin (a type of Vitamin B) helps strengthen your hair and nails.

    I took 4-5 tablets of 1000mcg Biotin and I noticed that my hair grew faster and was stronger. I only kept up with this for a few months, so I imagine more results would have been noticeable if I stuck with it, but it certainly works at strengthening hair!

    I also use Moroccan/Argan oil and it helps keep my hair healthy.

    I would avoid colouring your hair if possible. You said you have grey hairs and it may be tempting to dye them, but this will only make the problem worse. There are other ways of covering them up, however. You can use 'vegan' hair colour, such as Manic Panic, and it works just as well, but you will have to apply it more often (every 2 weeks or so).

  10. bbhairextensions profile image60
    bbhairextensionsposted 12 years ago

    To solve your problem i suggest you to take healthy food and proper care of hair. But if after using all formulas you don't get any solution than i refer to use Hair extensions.


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