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  • 02-15-2009 08:03 PM
    mhoffma1
    Reading my pre_HT mind
    Spex,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to provide all that information in an easy-to-digest fashion. You've provided great info for me as I head toward my HT!!

    One question: what do you think about applying Toppik approximately 15 days after surgery (that's the length of time between my operation and when I intend to go back to work...without a hat)

    Great work brother!

    Best,
    Michael
  • 02-18-2009 07:53 AM
    Spex
    Glad the info helped guys:cool:

    Applying products 15 days post op is ok IMO - Just be sure to was off at the end of the day so your head can breath and continue to heal up:)
  • 08-10-2009 09:11 PM
    Mr. 4000
    this is good stuff spex,

    I know it had been said time after time but thanks.......

    way to keep it real, a lot of people buy into the painless back to work right a way, no problem today, hair tomorrow morning, and it just doesn't work that way.

    thanks
  • 08-18-2009 01:24 AM
    Spex
    All good dude!:cool:
  • 08-17-2010 08:00 AM
    Spex
    Interesting article i read, see below:



    Your Hair Is Dead - Let It Rest In Peace

    Unfortunately many people aren't aware of the fact that while hair can be extraordinarily resilient, once it has emerged from your scalp is has no facility for renewing itself. It is considered to be dead protein.
    The average person has around 100,000 strands of hair on their head and the average rate of growth is a mere one-half of an inch per month.
    By the time the ends of your hair actually grow down to your shoulders, they are approximately two years old.
    Think about it. Two years is a long time for hair to be subjected to the daily wear and tear of the environment, washing, drying, brushing, combing and any chemical processing. Just imagine what a piece of silk or fine fabric would look like after 2 years of constant handling.
    Even if you take the best care of your hair possible, your hair still goes through a natural aging process which can also impact the growing cycle of your hair.


    Maximizing Your Growth Cycle

    The right vitamins and minerals play a major role in keeping your hair healthy. Any nutritional deficiencies can lead to thinning hair or even total baldness.
    It is a well known fact that an under active thyroid can result in frizzy or brittle hair while an overactive thyroid turn hair greasy and limp.
    The bottom line to this thread is that your hair ultimately reflects the overall condition of your body. If your body is healthy and well nourished, your hair will be your shining glory.
    If you are having any health problems or suffering from any nutritional deficiencies, your hair may stop growing or show damage.
    If your body is in good health, you can maximize your genetic growth cycle through taking the proper blend of amino acids and B-vitamins.
    It is also important to include B-6, biotin, Inositol and folic acid in the supplemental program. It has been found that certain minerals including magnesium, sulfur, silica and zinc are also very important toward maintaining healthy hair.
    Beta-carotene is also essential to hair growth. This is because it is converted to vitamin A as the body needs it, helps maintain normal growth and bone development, protective sheathing around nerve fibers, as well as promoting healthy skin, hair and nails.
    Beta-carotene is found in green and yellow vegetables and fruits

    Protein Is Important

    Since hair is protein, a diet that is too low in protein may cause some thinning in hair or a retardation in the growth cycle. The converse is true, If you eat a protein-rich diet it will often result in improved hair growth.
    Some nutritional experts suggest the dietary utilization of calves liver, brewer's yeast, wheat germ and a daily dose of two tablespoons of granulated lecithin to maximize hair growth, strength and beauty.
    Other good food sources for protein include fish, eggs, beans and yogurt. Soy protein has also been found to be helpful in stimulating hair growth.
    One study of the results of soy on the hair found that it not only strengthened the hair but caused it to grow. A great source of soy is tofu.



    Regards
    Spex
  • 08-17-2010 08:02 AM
    Spex
    in addition
    Growth Blockers

    Excessive stress and some medications are conclusively known to retard hair growth. If you have a medical condition and your physician has prescribed medications it is imperative that you follow your doctor's orders regardless of the impact to your hair,
    Warning: Always consult your doctor before you undertake any new type of vitamin, mineral program or herbal program of any type to make sure it does not interfere with any medical treatment you may currently be on.
    However, if you are under severe stress it is helpful to reduce the stress as much as possible. Consider meditation or relaxation as a way to cut back on any major stress in your life. Your hair will love your for it.
    Another secret hair helper is rest and sleep. It has been discovered that to grow faster, hair needs an adequate amount of sleep (7-9 hours are suggested).

    Hair Growing Supplements

    Eat right, exercise, reduce stress, rest, gets lots of sleep and your are well on your way to maximizing your hair growth potential.
    You can either take a good supplement that contains the necessary vitamins and minerals or you can make up your own formula.

    While eating the proper foods that contain all the necessary vitamins and minerals will help, it is a lot more difficult to guarantee that you will get all the vitamins and minerals you need from the foods you eat.
    List of Supplements

    In addition to making lifestyle changes, taking the following supplements every day can boost hair growth for many people:

    Vitamin B-complex - 50 mg. of the major B-vitamins (including folate, biotin and inositol)

    Vitamin B-6 - 50 mg. of vitamin B-6

    Vitamin C with bioflavonoids - one to two grams daily

    Vitamin E - 400 to 800 IU daily

    Beta-Carotene - 10,000 to 15,000 IU of beta-carotene daily

    One recommended daily dose of magnesium, sulfur, zinc

    Silica (horsetail) - 300 mg. daily

    Nettle - 250 mg. three times daily

    Flaxseed oil - one tbsp daily or one tablet

    Beta-Carotene - 10,000 to 15,000 IU of beta-carotene daily

    Hair Growing Tips

    Some hair loss experts have discovered that people have excellent hair growing results by following the Zone Diet, which is low in fat. Many other hair care experts recommend the Zone Diet as very helpful for hair care concerns.
    Here are some other hair growing tips:

    Eliminate or cut back on smoking, caffeine and carbonated sodas which weaken the body and block maximum hair growing potential.

    Eat a healthy diet. Avoid foods that are high in sugar or fat.

    Treat your hair like a piece of fine old lace. Treat it carefully avoiding any unnecessary brushing, combing or handling.

    Avoid use of hot water, hot blow dryers or other hair care tools that may stress the hair.

    Have a weekly scalp massage to provide stimulation to the hair follicles.

    Do a series of ongoing hot oil treatments to protect the hair's shaft.

    Have regular trims to eliminate split ends and allow the hair to look and feel healthier.

    Get plenty of rest and sleep to allow your body to grow hair.


    Regards
    Spex
  • 09-13-2011 06:35 PM
    RichDestiny
    Awesome contribution Spex. BTW, your hair looks flawless imo.
  • 10-31-2011 09:12 AM
    Mountinvan
    Spex---what is your opinion on when you can go back to shampooing in the same fashion as pre-HT, when you can get a hair cut, when you can put dye in the transplanted hair?
  • 11-14-2012 11:51 PM
    Spex
    Hi there,

    So sorry i have not replied to this - i didnt see it until now as this topic is a sticky.

    RichDensity, thanks for the kind words bro!

    You can pretty much start a normal hair routine after 10 days -2 weeks once all healed up :cool:

    Best
    Spex
  • 12-18-2012 01:46 PM
    drybone
    Wow spex. I really appreciate your effort here. I am going to take all of your advice.

    Thanks for all the tips

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