View Full Version : 19 losing hair please help.

03-08-2012, 06:35 PM
ok so hello everyone, im 19 years old and started to notice my hair shedding last year when i was 18 around september but i hear that normal hair sheds from 50-100 hairs per day and on my worst day i lost around 70-80 and when i shower maybe 100. i saw a dermatoligest and she told me that my hair is normale and gave me this protien pill i took it for about 2 months and i noticed my hair got a bit thicker but still continued to fall, my hairloss has been going on for 6 months now 7 months this march no noticable balding so far. and i cant exactly tell if my temples are receeding or not because i naturally have a slightly receeded hairline about a norwood 1 or 1.5 at most, also ive noticed that my hair hasnt been shedding as much as it used to these past few days only in the shower that i shed alot. my hair is thick all over just a bit thin on the temple area im scared that it might be mpb for my dad was completly bald by the time he was 30 he is the only one in my family that is bald the rest all have full heads of hair, my mom tells me that i stress to much so it might be that but ive alwase stressed ever since i moved 2 years ago i used to live in california now i moved to my mothers home country in algeria, and also you can say i have a bad diet i eat alot of junk food and i smoke cigerettes but i dont think this could be the reason for my hair to shed for 7 months right.? any help would be much appriciated thank you.

Tracy C
03-08-2012, 06:51 PM

Some things...

Yes smoking can affect your hair. Quit smoking.

Poor nutrition can affect your hair. Eat healthy and hydrate.

Stress can make you shed hair. Learn how to deal with it.

It is normal for humans to shed up to 100 hairs per day. Some days you may shed more. Some days you may shed less.

When washing your hair, don't scrub your scalp vigorously. Gently massage your scalp with the tips of your fingers. When you dry your hair, don't rub your hair vigorously with the towel. Gently pat your hair dry with the towel. If your hair is long, carefully detangle it with your fingers before using your de-tangling comb.

It is completely normal for males to loose their temple hair and develop an adult male hair line (Norwood 2). Hair loss in the temples is not an indication of MPB.

03-08-2012, 07:06 PM
so it is normale for hair o shed up to 7 months or more? to tell you the truth i just want to know what the hell is going on my hair is shedding but doesnt want to budge my hairline stayed in tact just a bit thin when i get it wet even then i think this is how hair always was, i dont remember because i alwase wore my hair long and down and now i cut it kind of short and when i try to grow it out it takes FOREVER! and the texture also changed a bit my hair used to be silky and smooth now it rough and looks dry. and sometimes my hairline itches well a slight tingle not as uch an itch. thanks for the help btw

03-08-2012, 07:08 PM
Stress, unlikely to have significant effect on your hair. Eat better, change to a healthy diet. Stop smoking cigarettes, reduce oxidative stress. See a dermatologist.

There are treatments, some have side effects. Propecia, Rogaine, and Nizoral A-D, dubbed 'the Big 3'. Do research. Again, see a dermatologist that specializes in hair loss.

03-08-2012, 07:14 PM
i know these may not help but this is all i could find sorry

03-08-2012, 07:23 PM
i know these may not help but this is all i could find sorry

Tracy C
03-08-2012, 07:37 PM
so it is normale for hair o shed up to 7 months or more?

It is normal for humans to shed up to 100 hairs per day - seven days a week - 52 weeks per year. Some days you may shed less. Some days you may shed more. If you don't wash your hair very often, you can create the illusion that you are shedding more when you wash your hair. This happens because hairs that had shed days before will wash out with freshly shed hairs.

If you have been shedding more than 100 hairs per day every day for seven months, this might be a sign of a problem. Stop smoking, eat healthy, drink plenty of water and go see a dermatologist who specializes in treating hair loss.

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