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Page 2 in the conversation "Hair making me sad, should I try extensions?" by suntiger
Check out Harklinikken. I've journaled my success over time with it in Off Topic. I have been using it for 3+ years, and my hair is really healthy and much thicker than it's been in a very long time. Sorry you are going through this.
My derm recommends vitamin D, iron and zinc supplements, plus Rogaine 5 percent solution. He says that should make improvement in 4-6 months. Haven’t tried any of those yet myself.
Yesterday I got so fed up, I bleached the whole thing to lessen the contrast between hair and scalp. At least this makes it a bit more fun and less depressing!
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Love your hair jessikams! So cool.
Jessikams, you have done a wonderful job dying your hair.
Suntiger, 18 months ago my hairdresser talked about putting some hair extensions into the front section of my hair (which had breakage due to too much heat styling) as she thought it would help thicken up my hair. As long as you have a good stylist who is experienced with extensions, I think you should be OK. My stylist does loads of extensions and wears them herself, so I would feel fine having them. Personally I have not given them a try, but use a protein treatment on my hair 2x week and have been heat styling my hair less - which over the last year has worked out well to stop breakage and improve my hair condition.
Thanks all! Sorry to disappear, lots going on this week!
I talked to my hairdresser yesterday, and she gave me a couple packets of Malibu treatment to use this week. And she told me to wash my hair with bottled water, and also rinse w bottled water before swimming. Did both this morning, and my hair definitely feels cleaner. She also suggested using flax, which I was already, but now will take 2 a day instead of 1.
Suntiger, I'm glad you spoke to your hairdresser and have a plan. Sounds promising. Good luck, and hoping for the best.
What if you got a REALLY fun swimming cap!
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