Hair Loss, Stress & Hair Growth

February 8, 2019
Hair Loss, Stress & Hair Growth

Many of you know how, after losing my husband in August of 2017, I lost thirty pounds and my hair fell out alarmingly for 8 months.  I was seriously thinking I would be wearing wigs if it continued.

I went to the Dermatologist every month as she monitored my hair loss.  She increased my Spironolactone and encouraged me to use Rogaine for men.

I had my thyroid checked three times during the ensuing months to get it balanced. With my physician’s blessing, I went off my hormone pellets to make sure it wasn’t the testosterone. 

The hair loss continued at such an accelerated rate I would literally drop hair as I walked.  Eventually, I would be doing comb-overs on the crown and sides of my head.

In the end, it was my grim determination not to go bald that gave me the driving ambition to find an answer. I was desperate.

I tried five different shampoos and after months of testing settled on the Kiierr Shampoo containing Zinc, PCA, Green Tea & Kapilarine block DHT. Along with the Kiierr Conditioner(Trichogen VEG 9733 and DermaPep Pepanagen-S), these two products beat out by a long margin the Kérastase Densifique Line and the Viviscal Shampoo. (Although I loved and continue to use the Densifique Mousse which makes my hair look thicker.

In addition to Nature’s Bounty “Hair, Skin and Nailscomb-overs Viviscal® tablets (AminoMar®, Apple Extract, and Biotin) and Biotin which I always take, I added, at the advice of my dermatologist, the new supplement Nutrafol.  Either the combination or the later addition of Nutrafol seemed to begin some hair growth within two months.  

To my regular vitamins I added Selenium, Silica, Zinc, Iron and Folic Acid, the herbs Saw Palmetto, Horsetail, Gotu Kola, Ashwaganda, Ginger, Cayenne and Curcumin fortified with Black Pepper.  I also began taking a Vitamin B Complex and B12 in tincture form and increased my Vitamin A, C with Bioflavinoids and Vitamin E. 

I did my Scalp Microneedling Treatment every week and applied a proprietary formula ampoule with nutrients. I continued with the Rogaine application daily but, with Clinical Resolution’s blessing, microneedled the areas before applying it. Still, deep down I knew there must be more.  And there Definitely Was.

I combed the Internet (no pun intended) again and purchased the Kiierr LLLT Clinical Strength Lasar Cap System Model-272.  I use this every other day for thirty minutes.  (Yes, that is how committed I am.) I think this is making a big difference as my hair is starting to grow back.

But I searched still deeper and discovered a medication prescribed FOR MEN for hair loss called FINISTERADE

I told my hormone doctor I wanted a prescription for it and she said, “Of course.”  And wrote me a script right on the spot.

Now: Why hadn’t she suggested it all those months we were talking about my hair loss and the possible testosterone connection?  And why didn’t my dermatologist never mention it? 

After eight months my hair has finally stopped falling out.  I am seeing new hair growth on my crown and sides.  My hair feels healthier and thicker.

In my world, no stone gets unturned.  You have to FIGHT for what you want from your doctors.  You must become your own advocate.  You must take matters into your own hands.

*Scalp Microneedling has been proven beneficial for Androgenetic Alopecia (Male Pattern Baldness) and Alopecia Areata (Immune Related Baldness).  (The later combined with the application of Triamcinolone Acetate.)