How To Stop Hair From Thinning
I first noticed that my lovely hair was thinning when I was in my forties. I used to have long wavy hair and despite it being very fine, I had loads of it and I used to enjoy putting it up and having it long depending on my mood. Being slightly wavy made it look shiny and healthy.
Then I hit forty and things started to go downhill with my hair. I didn’t know why and wasn’t too concerned at the time, because my hair still looked nice, especially when well styled. It was at that time I decided to get some advice from my hairdresser. He told me to have it cut as older women always look better with short hair and cutting it would make it look thicker as well. Taking exception to the ‘older women’ bit I did go with his advice and had my hair cut short. It did actually make me look younger and many commented on how short hair suited me.
For a while I was content with my new shorter hairdo and forgot about how it had thinned somewhat. One day, I happened to look in the mirror and I caught a glimpse of the top and side of my head from the other mirror on the wall opposite. I was shocked. I could see my hair was much more sparce on the crown than on the rest of my head. Something I couldn’t normally see. I examined my head more closely and became concerned about how much my hair had thinned over the past few years.
By the time I hit fifty, my hair was always on my mind. I worried constantly how long it would be before I didn’t have any at all. Looking at my father, perhaps I had inherited his bald gene. My mother, though, had a thick head of hair as did my brother. I was always looking at other womens’ hair and seeing if any of them had the same problem. I started to lose confidence with how I looked, my hair being the real reason for this lack of self esteem.
Once I reached sixty, my hair was very thin and being fine as well didn’t help. I became very self conscious and worried that everyone was looking at it. I know this was a little paranoid but in some way, I think it’s harder for women to have thinning hair, than men. It is somewhat expected for men to go thin on top as they age and although I accept this is not good for a man either, for us girls our crowning glory seems to affect our whole persona and self image.
Remedies For Thinning Hair
A couple of years ago, I started really delving into what could be done for thinning hair and I came across the laser comb. I was very sceptical and the comb was expensive. I did notice though, that a particular laser comb had been tested and been FDA approved. Evidently it had been clinically proven to stimulate hair growth. On a whim, I bought the HairMax Laser Comb.
Now this comb is not a quick fix solution to your hair thinning but what I can say from experience is that it has stopped my hair thinning any further and my husband, who does the treatment for me (I do his for him), says he’s noticed that my hair has thickened. I also think his hair has thickened and the little spot on top where most men start to bald has definately got smaller. We’ve both been using the laser comb for 2 years now. For the first six months we did it 3 times a week, 15 minutes each time. Now we just top up with once or twice a week. In all that time, it hasn’t gone wrong or not worked and a charge lasts at least 75 minutes which is 5 treatments and that’s after 2 years of constant use!
During this time of using the laser comb, I found out about the benefits of Magnesium (Mg). My husband and I are now supplementing with Mg and using the laser comb and there is a definate difference for the better. Our hair is healthier and mine doesn’t break like it used to, despite being very fine. It’s not as thick as when I was in my twenties and thirties, but I can live with how it looks now. The funny thing is, I’ve noticed, since taking Mg, my eyebrows have started growing again. I know is sounds strange but my eyebrows had almost disappeared but now they’re growing back. Also, my hair was white all over. This I wasn’t too bothered about because I prefer white to grey BUT… my hair has started to come through darker. I think this would please most people but I don’t want a ‘salt and pepper’ look, so I’m having to colour my hair to keep it an even colour all over. You can see I need it coloured again as the salt and pepper look is showing already.
Calcium And Hair Loss
It’s all to do with that Calcium (Ca) Mg balance that I talk about on the Ca & Mg page of this site. If your body has too much Ca and not enough Mg, the Ca can calcify in all parts of your body including the scalp and hair follicles. Calcification stiffles the hair growth and starves the area of blood. This explains why suddenly my eyebrows are growing again. The HairMax Laser Comb is carrying on the good work of stimulating my scalp with the topical Mg Chloride oil and oral supplementation keeping the Ca and Mg levels in equal ratio. I must say, I feel great and I certainly don’t feel my age!