Hair loss / shampoo

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TheLori
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 1/22/2008 8:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been dealing with hair loss BIG TIME scince my flare / hospitalization this summer.  I mean I clean a clump out of the shower every moring then lose a bunch when brushing.  Well, I was using Tre Seme shampoo, I switched to ( i cant remember what kind ) and it seemed to help, well, bath and body works is having a sale on shampoo and conditioners ($3 ea) So i thought what the heck (although i was afraid since it smelled so good it might not work) Well, i have been using it a few days and my hair loss has dramatically decreased!  So anyway, i read that a lot of you are having hair loss problems, maybe a different shampoo / conditioner can help...??? 
Lori
38/F
lower left UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, zoloft, levoxyl, prednisone 40m 30m 25m 40m, multi vitamin, Azathioprine 100m (started 1/9/08)


quincy
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   Posted 1/22/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi..the shampoo/conditioner will cleanse and smooth the hair, but it won't cut down on hairloss.
If a shampoo is very conditioning and the conditioner very smoothing, it'll pull less hair out. Hair that is dormant is what comes out...it's not attached to the follicle any longer. The process would have started many months before.

I'm happy to hear your hairloss is probably improving....you'll soon notice a crop of new hair at the scalp (which takes a few months to finally notice them).

quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


TheLori
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 277
   Posted 1/22/2008 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with everything you said. But when i use a good shampoo and conditioner it makes it easier to brush and pulls out a lot less hair.
Lori
38/F
lower left UC diagnosed 1991
Asacal, zoloft, levoxyl, prednisone 40m 30m 25m 40m, 35m, multi vitamin, Azathioprine 100m (started 1/9/08)


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30984
   Posted 1/22/2008 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
oh for sure....and some have extra ingredients to have the hair stronger and thicker...so at least breakage will be minimised.

do make sure you brush your hair...the scalp needs the stimulation. Not overdo, but at least once or twice a day.
Many psychologically know that touching hair pulls it out, so they don't brush it or even want to wash it...just makes it seem like more falls out  when they finally do wash it.

Remember, normally, we lose 50 - 100 hair a day...and the whole head is replaced every 2 - 6 years depending on how long each follicle produces a hair before replacing it.

You've had illness which exacerbate any of the above as well as certain meds...so hang tough...it'll be a bumpy ride until your hair growth cycle levels out.

There are also products that will smooth too much and make the hair feel flat and fine, others can spread the cuticle and make it feel "rougher" and fuller....so, if you've found what makes your hair feel and look good...you will feel better.....that's really the point.
 
Oh, just wanted to add (if you do so) to not put your hair up in those huge jaw clips...they can cause breakage at the scalp...so, how you style your hair and put it up (if you do so) can be a factor.

We don't say we're having a bad hair day or a good hair day without any truth to it. I can relate!

quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

Post Edited (quincy) : 1/22/2008 12:54:31 PM (GMT-7)


UCinNC
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 528
   Posted 1/22/2008 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   
if you can afford it, I HIGHLY recommend the Nioxin products, which you can find at most salons. I use the shampoo and conditioner and leave-on stuff. someone on this forum recommended it to me last year when I started Imuran and was losing hair, and it works wonders. I just got my hair cut last week and my stylist, who has been cutting my hair since way before I got UC, and who knows that I was losing hair for awhile, told me that she thinks my hair is thicker now than before I got diagnosed. so, Nioxin is definitely helpfu. that, and I take vitamin B.
29/Female/NC
Pancolitis dx 3/07
9 Colazal a day (used to be on 12 Asacol, don't think Asacol helped)
150mg Imuran/day (steroid dependent, reached this dose 9/07)
Various vitamins, bit of fish oil, a probiotic.


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30984
   Posted 1/23/2008 12:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Your hair is coming back nicely it seems....Nioxin really spreads the cuticle of the hair...and that's what makes it appear thicker..plus the fact that the missing hair is now groing in. The styling products are pretty nice as well.

Vitamin B multi is a good supplement to take.

quincy


*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


maud
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 90
   Posted 1/25/2008 4:34 AM (GMT -6)   
i have uc and i have been loosing my hair now for 12 weeks, my child has au which is severe hairloss not a single hair anywhere on her body, since she was 2.5 yrs old, she is now 11 and is the same, i started a charity worldwide and in uk for hairloss of what ever sorts,

daily the loss is 100-150 hairs, no matter what you use on youre hair, if its gonna come out its gonna come out,

prednisalone will also be a large fac tor to hairloss, as will lots of drugs, i now have 50% of hairloss , and the pred will be in my body for 3-4 months after i come off it, all the best xx

Severin
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 320
   Posted 1/25/2008 8:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm getting that darned hair falling out thing... On 100mg of 6-MP (Azathioprine) per day and I'm pretty sure thats whats doing it :-(

Also leaves me weak and tired all the time...
"We are dreamers, shapers, singers and makers..." - Elric, elder Technomage
    - 2xColazide, twice a day; 1x6-mp twice a day; 1xAbatacept 10mg/kg per month;
    - 1xZinc per day, 1xDesert spoon of Metamucil smooth orange 3 times a day;
    - 3xGarlic Oil caps 3 times a day, 7mL Olive Leaf Extract 2 times a day.

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