Hair restoration

Hair restoration

I discovered and confirmed my lupus diagnosis after having a huge rash on my scalp. Felt like a 2nd degree burn. Couldn't comb hair and head was on fire. At first diagnosed with discoid, after meeting my rheumy and blood work I was confirmed SLE. Scalp cleared after losing lots of hair, and the rest being in poor condition. You know the drill. With good supplements and hair growth products (not rogaine) my hair returned to it's former fullness and shine over a few months. Fast forward 5 years… read more

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Hi Lena: what works for me, and my hair was thinning out pretty bad, is Keranique and switching off between their shampoo and Tea Tree shampoo and conditioner. My daughter is also a hairdresser and she said the worst thing women can do is hesitate to brush their hair for fear of losing more of it. Several times a day I would take my fingers and massage my scalp really good. After about four months I noticed my hair quit falling out and I started getting new hair and the shine came back. Everyone is different but this definitely worked for me. Keranique is not cheap.

posted 4 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I use the topical rogaine foam 5 percent at night before I go to bed , I haven’t used the pills either . I do use it every night but only takes one second. I take lupa vita pill and I eat omegas 3 flax seeds and chia seeds in two of my shakes a day plus omega 6 in almonds and almond milk/coconut milk blend has so many helpful minerals and vitamins for hair and skin ... the other vitamins I wrote are just IV and intramuscular injections of Myers cocktail, zinc, iron, vit d, b complex , glutathione , magnesium , taurine , calcium , selenium etc etc , I found that skipping the GI helps me a lot so all the vitamins are in the blood as I have some malabsorption issues

edited, originally posted 4 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Thank you, Lena for the pamphlet information. Very helpful. Thank you Betty also for the question. All very helpful. I have been taking Biotin and my hair is coming back. I don't have a lot of money so that works for me, however I do want to try the Keranique. I wash my hair every 4 days. Works right now for me.

posted 4 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I picked up a pamphlet at my dermatologist office and I’ve been meaning to share this , hope you can read it , basically low iron and low protein intake can cause hair loss, also over washing hair , some medications , thyroid diseases , infections, recent surgeries, birth control pills , genetics , and chronic illness 😞. Since we can’t do much about the chronic illness cause of hair loss we should work on the causes that we can manipulate and try to decrease the activity of our chronic Illness as well which means make sure your iron is adequate , don’t over wash or brush , eat enough proteins, check thyroid, check other medications Your on, decrease stress, limit sunlight. There are hair transplantation procedures and injections as well 🙏

edited, originally posted 4 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I don’t know why you made it seem like rogaine isn’t good, rogaine for women gave me thick long hair down to my butt plus omega 3”s and vitamin Ivs, I also only wash mY hair one or two times a week

edited, originally posted 4 months ago
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