Woman Needs Supplements for Hair Loss
Hi Ted, I'm female and i've been losing hair for the last 15 years. About 15 years ago, i used Accutane for my acne. I also started to notice falling hair around that time but i did not even think that they were related. Because falling hair continued, about 7 years ago, i started using Rogaine. With Rogaine, i noticed very fine hair growing. But the rate of my hair loss seemed greater than the rate of my hair growth and therefore my hair continued to thin. I also noticed flakes/dandruff during Rogaine use. All i needed to do was shake off my hair with my fingers and i would find flakes collect in my bathroom sink. I did not do anything with the flakes. I stopped using Rogaine in January 2011. I knew then that stopping Rogaine would cause the hair i grew using it to fall and that's exactly what happened. When i stopped Rogaine, I also started a supplement with Biotin 5000mcg, Vitamin A 100%, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 100% and others. I took that almost everyday until today. Two weeks ago, i noticed how thin the hair on the top of my head has become that my scalp is quite visible. This proved to me that the Rogaine hair have fallen and also made me question if the supplement i've been taking is effective, considering that my hair i notice is much thinner now than a year ago. Also 2 weeks ago, i took a shot of my head from the top. I noticed some thick hair and also noticed thin hairs (like miniaturized) and of course "empty spaces" on my head. I am now alarmed and i turned to the internet to find answers and that's how i stumbled on Earth Clinic!
I read thru the posts, in particular, the ACV/H2O2 combo. I also read the Borax for fungus treatment. When i surfed for 20 Mule Borax in the web, there was nothing in the manufacturer's website to indicate it can be ingested. And therefore i'm somewhat confused whether to take Borax orally OR take Borax and apply to scalp. And so instead of trying to decipher it myself, i thought it would be best for me to contact you and seek your help. I'm hoping that you can give me some recommendations in preventing further hair loss and start growing more hair based on what i described here. I appreciate your feedback.
BTW - what is the difference between "Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)" and "sodium ascorbate as Vitamin C"?
Thanks -- D.