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How did you help your hair grow?

Hi, I've been looking into ways to help thicken out and grow my hair as I feel that it's getting thinner. I was wondering what has been working for people? I've found that bioten could help but there are some sites that say it's not ok for people with a low thyroid to take this...any tips would be great!

Thanks!

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Test your ferritin level, if low, supplement iron. That is helpful for hair. Good luck.

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Equally, if iron is too high, this can cause hair to fall out (it was causing mine to!)

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Same here!

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I've been using plantur 39 shampoo and I have loads of new hair growth, really impressive, not saying it works for everyone but worth a shot.

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But it contains parabens!

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Don't care if it works 😊

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OK

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What are parabens

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They are endocrine disruptors, used as preservatives. Not recommended. There may only be small amounts in individual products, but they accumulate in waste water. Could be dangerous for the environment.

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Parabens are the additive to current all types of cosmetic, shampoo,soaps, face creams.This additive mimicking the female hormones estrogens and disrupting our normal hormone production. Especially dangerous to females with high risk of breast cancer.

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I used the same plantur 39 shampoo for 3 months it didn’t do anything for my hair,still loosing ...

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I've been taking Cytoplan "hair, skin and nails" supplements, and my hair has filled in a bit better. I'm styling it a bit differently to stop it constantly wearing down on the same places all the time.

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I had a lot of hair loss over the years. So much so that I was wearing thick hair bands to hide the baldness. Reluctantly and hesitating for about a year I resisted regain for men(I am female) which was recommended to me.i gave in, and I have been using it for two months. My hair has grown slowly and when I use it, it thickens the hair and strengthens it. It hardly drops out now as well. So I am loving the results. My iron level was fine over the years

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I have Alopecia. When I bought rogaine for women. The instructions r not to use if u have thyroid disorder

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My hair falling out was my own fault. I know this is a hyper symptom for me as when had thyrotoxicosis hair fell out by the handful. Washing it was a nightmare. Long hair looked much worse too. Used to block the plug hole. Take T3 only now. Had some way expired Concordia T3 decided to up dose by 10mcgs as maybe efficacy had dropped off. Noo hair fell out instead. I don’t like taking meds full stop whether they be pharmaceutical or neutraceuticals. Tried planter 39 but made my already dry hair even drier. Reduced my T3 dose back to 40mcgs, got some multibionta vits and L’Oreal pro SerieExpert shampoo and conditioner (Amazon) with B6+Biotin. Hair stopped falling out and growing back nicely. Stopped the vits now too.

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For me it was b12 deficiency, I supplement with Jarrows sublingual b12.

Iodine can also be the missing link for many

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Hi,try Watermans shampoo and conditioner.They also have a serum that you can apply to your scalp.It is only available on line.I have found it to be effective.

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I been struggling with hair loss for years, assumed it was Levothyroxine and male hormone levels. I have tried various applications, shampoos and supplements. Hair grows slowly in periodic cycles so there is always an improvement with or without but overall still getting thinner and receding as male pattern baldness. (tried Regaine for women as well) Now cut short. Wondering how to reduce male hormones and trying Saw Pallenta.

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Black seed oil ingested and massaged on scalp. It works

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I supplement with biotin and evening primrose oil at night plus add lavender and rosemary essential oil to my shampoo. I think it helps. Plus I take iron.

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For me, it was B12 for head hair and iodine for body hair.

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I found Castor oil helpful, think optimal nutrient levels can help too :)

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I started to use a good collagen powder in smoothies and food and my hair has improved.

Alternatively and I think a much better way if you gave the time and energy is to make bone broth from grass fed animals ie chickens or cows. It’s a simple process in the slow cooker and has many benefits including an excellent source of collagen for hair skin & nails

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Hattie87,

Biotin isn’t bad for people with low thyroid hormone.

It is made in your gut and as many people with thyroid issues have gut absorption problems, it makes sense to supplement it.

Just don’t overload it and be aware it can alter TFT results.

Common reasons for hair loss are also low iron or high T3 levels.

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