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Postby tinkerbell88 » Sat, 13 Aug 2011 12:21 am

Dear Cammomiley,
that's terrible!!! You are better off seeing a doc, better not sign up any more packages with these guys anymore.
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Postby Barri » Fri, 19 Aug 2011 10:17 pm

atsail wrote:I heard MSG plays a part in hair loss, and Singapore is a place where MSG is used almost everywhere. Don't easily believe hair treatment advertisements like trichokare, yun nam, beijing101, etc. They are all money suckers with bad service n bad reputation.



Yeah I agree with you, one of the triggers of hair loss must be monosodium glutamate (cause I mostly see woman from chinese origine having this problem).
I also suspect aggressive hair dye.
Oh and daily blow-drying! cause people here look strangely when i enter the mrt with wet hair, pfft like roasting your hair after every wash is a good idea! :shock:

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Postby tinkerbell88 » Sat, 20 Aug 2011 6:42 pm

Yea, I agree.. too many chemicals can weaken the hair and make it fragile. Rebonding and too many artificial chemicals can also affect hair health. Best be a a balanced diet, keep a healthy lifestyle and if it bothers you , go see a doc. A lot of hair loss is genetic according to what I read, but I think there are supplements that help delay hair loss, and promote hair growth.
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Postby mickccm » Fri, 21 Oct 2011 2:22 am

Hey there, this is personal friend's experience.. A couple of close friends of mine had hair loss problems some time back and have tried many ways to solve the problem with not much success. But late last year they started taking a sheep placenta supplement and a few months later actually had hair growing. Although hair growth hasnt been scientically proven to be a result of taking the supplement, apparently it worked for them. Jus my 2cents worth

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Postby Marzuki » Fri, 28 Oct 2011 12:17 pm

I started losing a lot of hair after moving to Singapore. I realise that my scalp had become more oily due to the weather and it was causing my hair to fall off. I'm using oil control shampoo now, something I got from Guardian Pharmacy. It's the green bottle under the Klorane brand. I think it's less than $20 per bottle. The shampoo really helps, my bathroom floor is no longer clogged with hair strands these days.

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Re: Women Hair Loss

Postby sweetgazebo » Sat, 11 Feb 2012 11:29 pm

I had suffered this predicament years ago until I did the following:

1) wash hair with filtered water (the water running out from Singapore taps is brown and full of chlorine (one of the culprit factors attributing to hair loss)

2) rub a mix of lavender and tea tree and sweet almond oil into my scalp and leave it overnight (in my case 2 -3 days straight) before washing it out. Try this especially and you will be amazed at the quality of the hair after this treatment

3) eat lots of oats and eggs and drink soya milk (good for the hair and cuticle growth)

4) finally, lots of exercise and fresh air - this is how hair becomes shiny - oxygen helps blood flow


chixchix wrote:Hii all, lately my hair has been dropping quite a bit.If i put my fingers through my hair, I will see some strands in my fingers. Just after shampooing ,when I dry comb my hair, they fall on the floor. literally see them everywhere... I have been stressed for the past 2 weeks,

Should I just buy a hair loss shampoo like Phyto or should I go see a trichologist ?

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Postby iamdruglord » Tue, 21 Feb 2012 4:22 am

As usual.. i have disappeared for some time and just 'got out'. Well, if this thread is active, i will post more. In short, technically, there's NO CURE for hairloss problem yet, western medicine helps to manage but not cure. Trichologist is not a guaranteed thing too.

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Postby sarah sundram » Fri, 09 Mar 2012 6:28 pm

hi there , try using medavita hair products, it really good for hair fall.

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Re: Women Hair Loss

Postby katlheenlim » Wed, 04 Apr 2012 5:45 pm

vivienshoshanna wrote:
chixchix wrote:Hii all, lately my hair has been dropping quite a bit.If i put my fingers through my hair, I will see some strands in my fingers. Just after shampooing ,when I dry comb my hair, they fall on the floor. literally see them everywhere... I have been stressed for the past 2 weeks,

Should I just buy a hair loss shampoo like Phyto or should I go see a trichologist ?


you should try to consult a specialist before buying any hair loss shampoos..


agree..,

And to tell you frankly, Hair loss shampoos doesn’t really grow your hair back. No matter what promise of a miracle a manufacturer will give you, a shampoo cannot cause new hairs to sprout.

good to read

http://ezinearticles.com/?7-Factors-to- ... id=6620356

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Postby catboy » Wed, 04 Apr 2012 8:19 pm

i've heard from my aunt that people with longer hair tends to drop more hair, is that true?

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Postby babyexpat » Thu, 13 Sep 2012 8:33 am

catboy wrote:i've heard from my aunt that people with longer hair tends to drop more hair, is that true?


I guess this is a false statement. You see, our hairs go through different stages, and this vary for each strand. When a hair follicle reaches the resting phase, this explains the normal hair fall that we experience everyday.

Normally, both men and women lose 50 to a hundred strands of hair a day. This constitutes for the 10 % of the total number of your hair that is on the shedding phase which happens at any time.

This implies that, hair fall does not depend on the length of the hair but more on the hair stages or phases that our hair normally go through everyday.

Hope this helps.
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Postby peterpanphoenix » Mon, 01 Oct 2012 4:21 am

I took zinc supplements n went to neeta's herbal n my scalp and hair regrowth improved
It takes time n patience though

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Postby yengyeng » Wed, 17 Oct 2012 4:49 pm

Hi,

This should help. Minoxidil is still the only over-the-counter, topical pharmaceutical whose claims regarding hair regrowth have been approved by the FDA.
http://www.cosmeticscop.com/minoxidil-h ... risks.aspx

I personally take Modifilan. Not so much for hair loss but it is supposed to prevent.

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Postby katlheenlim » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 5:08 pm

cammomiley wrote:Hi babyangel11,

I think the most "effective" method is hair transplant, it is quite exp. I read from other forums that it cost abt 10k for a small patch.

Also read from other forums that some girls see results with some scalp lotion and shampoo.

I've personally tried the hair salons and they do not help at all. All that the people are keen on are making me sign packages after packages, which really pissed me off.

I'm currently on Minoxidil 5%, despite being told that once I stop it, the hairloss will start again.


Not all women are good candidate of hair transplant. A good hair loss doctor would tell you the truth and recommend you to choose other method aside from hair transplant.

I've read that there are strict criterion for women to pass as a good candidate unlike men experiencing hair loss.

Statistically, there are only 2-5% of the female population can benefit from hair transplant.

Only women with this type of hair loss:

1. distinct patterned baldness, similar to that in men

2. those who have had trauma (stitching or burns)

3. those who have traction alopecia (not a genetic condition, but due to a constant pulling force applied to the hair).

Good to read: http://www.aihr.com.au/?p=747


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