Hello Healthier Hair

Monday, November 18, 2013


A few months ago I asked for some advice for my hair. I wanted to thank y'all for all of your suggestions and comments. I also wanted to give you an update on how I've been doing and a little research I did.


My hair has been looking so much better. Since August, I've changed to washing my hair 3 to 4 times a week with dry shampoos in between. I'm trying to work towards only washing my hair twice a week. It sounds so gross, but with dry shampoo your hair doesn't look unwashed and it is so much healthier for it. I've started using a deep conditioner once a week to put some TLC back into my hair. I also put Moroccan oil in my hair after getting out of the shower.

Although the above tips help for everybody, I know having hypothyroidism makes taking care of my hair so much more difficult. It is brittle and dry and often falls out at the roots. I wanted to try to help my hair from the inside out. I did some research for vitamins to help your hair.

I found that the vitamins that do the most good are:

Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Niacin
Biotin
Iron
Zinc

Biotin in particular is a very important vitamin because it helps to prevent the loss of hair. I found the Alive multivitamin that will help supplement all of these vitamins.

I also pulled out one of the hypothyroidism books (Living Well With Hypothyroidism by Mary J. Shomon) my mom gave me when I found out that is what I had. It also has the suggestion that if women's hair loss is in a "partly male pattern" that it could be due to the "excessive conversion of testosterone" to another hormone causing hair to fall out. The solution for this is to take evening primrose oil. I have yet to try this yet but it is on my list of things to pick up when I get to the store.

I feel like I'm a little better educated now on how to take care of my hair with thyroid problems as well as just what every girl should know. My goal is to have my hair go from medium length and thin to longer and fuller. I'm really hoping this change in hair care will help that.

I just wanted to make sure I thanked y'all for your help and support and hope that I didn't bore you too much with all of my sciencey vitamin research talk! I can tell I really miss doing research and writing up scientific reports because that's basically what I did for y'all. But hopefully it will help somebody out there in the interweb world.


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4 comments:

  1. Your hair looks really soft! What kind of dry shampoo are you using? I'd love a good recommendation!

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    Chelsea
    http://www.anchorsaweighblog.com/

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  2. Good luck! I think your hair looks great so you've already been doing a good job of it. I just shampoo my scalp and not the ends of my hair so the tips don't get more brittle. And like you said, I try to shampoo infrequently.

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