Products for Hair Thinning?

I'm in my early 40s and my hair has been thinning for at least 10 years, even before the massive postpartum hair loss that I went through twice. I recently bought a generic form of Rogaine but I've been too scared to start, since I hear once you start you can't really quit, and the thought of putting chemicals on my head for the rest of my life sounds really terrible. Has anyone used a more natural product that actually works? Thanks in advance!

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I strongly suggest you go to a dermatologist. Have them run tests for your protein levels, vit d, and all your hormones. They'll also do hair tests and send samples out to be looked at.

I am in my early 30s and have been struggling with thinning and hairless since my early to mid 20s. After seeing a couple doctors who wrote it off as normal or not much can be done, I found a great dermatologist who finally gave me the answers I was looking for. It turned out my vit d level was too low and my protein level was too low for my hair to enter the growth phase. Also my hormones were off a bit.

Please, before you jump down self treatment go see a doctor and get testing. Also the doctor can help you navigate different products if need be for hair growth. I recommend Dr. Ingrid Freeny!!

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I've had decent results with OGX Thick & Full + Biotin & Collagen Extra Strength Volumizing Shampoo.  One heck of a title, but my hair feels thicker on the says I use it [alternating with a prescription shampoo that also has biotin].

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Before you try Rogaine, get some blood tests from your doctor.  Hair thinning is caused low iron and messed up thyroid, in addition to genetics and stress.  So, to rule out the iron and thyroid issue, get some simple blood tests.  Get tested for iron in a CBC and iron reserves (ferritin.)  Because you might have decent iron but nothing in reserve to pull from.  Get a full thyroid panel, not just TSH.  You also need T4, T3, TPO antibodies and reverse T3. If it is low iron or thyroid related, then you need to figure out why.  Before I was diagnosed with celiac disease at age 40, my hairdresser noticed a bald spot forming on the back of my head.  My body was not absorbing iron because of the celiac - a disease of malabsorption.  A gluten free diet and a massive iron pill later, my hair is back to normal.  Good luck!

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I am also in my early 40s, experienced hair loss along with. other. perimenopause symptoms. I am taking Nutrafol Woman's Balance for it, not sure if it's helping with my hair but it definitely has made a massive change for my other peri symptoms.

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I went through a worrying period of hair loss last year, possibly due to stress, possibly due to Vit D deficiency. I started making sure I got enough sun exposure every day (safely!) and started taking Biotin. I notice it's been growing back over the last 9 months or so. Good luck!