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Old 12-08-2006, 10:13 AM   #1
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Hair loss caused by accutane? Please help

Hey everyone...
i finished accutane in mid august of this year with good results....so its been about 4 months since i have been off and i have noticed a significant amount of hair loss....i did start to use a new shampoo and conditioner by frizz ease which could be the problem, but i was thinking that it may be due to accutane...
i already had thin hair to being with..i have naturally curly hair and i just had it straightened and its REALLY noticable how thin my hair has got...i have a much smaller ponytail...
im feeling really depressed by this and dont know what to do...some people have said that it could be telogen effluvium, which is hairloss due to a shock to the body and that its only temporary...but im not sure..
ive heard of mane and tail and just bought it...but im kinda nervous to use it...has anyone else used it? anyone else with hairloss after accutane? what did you do about it? did it stop? did your hair get thicker eventually?
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELPPPP
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Old 12-08-2006, 04:32 PM   #2
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Re: Hair loss caused by accutane? Please help

Hi there, this exact thing happened to my daughter four or five months after accutane. She even described her hair loss to me with the pony tail example. She went to a nutritionist and paid very close attention to her diet and supplementation regimen and her hair thickened up quickly. Accutane is a powerful med and depletes some of your reserves and when you replenish them, your hair will grow again. Try not to use any color or straightening products either chemical or otherwise while your hair is recovering.

 
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Old 12-08-2006, 11:19 PM   #3
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Re: Hair loss caused by accutane? Please help

Its 100 percent Accutane.
Go to a search engine and type in Accutane hair loss.
Apparently one of the symptoms of Accutane is hair loss.
I'll tell you one thing. I aint ever taking Accutane.
I'm glad you posted this about your hair loss.
I never knew that Accutain causes hairloss.
If your acne gets really bad. Take Doxycycline.
Thats great for getting rid of acne and it has no side effects.

Just from reading the stuff online about Accutane.
You definitely dont want to use a hair straightener.
That will make your hair weaker.

Now you ask will the hair grow back?
Usually you will know within 9 months to a year.
I read how lots of people grew the hair back that they lost.
Also, you might grow back a certain percentage back.
It varies person to person.

What I recommend.
First use an all natural shampoo.

I recommend 2 Shampoo's.
Thicker Fuller Hair Cell-U-Plex Moisturizing Shampoo for Fine/Limp/Thin Hair.
They sell this in Walgreens, CVS, Eckerd.
I'v used this and it definitely improves the hair shaft.
Its got nice ingredients.
Leaf Extract Rosemary, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Wheat Protein, Wheat Starch, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Retinol, Panthenol, Biotin, Aloe Chinensis Seed Oil Jojoba, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil Sesame.

Another amazing shampoo i'v been using.
Its called Abba Creme Moist Shampoo.
Its got this really nice Cherry Almond smell.
Its hard to find this shampoo in stores.
But you can get this online from Amazon or e bay.
It does not have harsh detergents.
It uses all natural ingredients.
Cherry bark, Sweet almond, Aloe, Flower Extract, Chamomilla, Cucumber, Nettle, Lupin Amino Acid, Soy Protein, Wheat protein,

I have very dry hair, and I spent literally hundreds of dollars trying to find just the right shampoo. I noticed a difference after one use.

3 vitamins I recommend for growing hair.
One is Biotin 5000 MCG.
I take the Sundown 5000 MCG of Biotin.
I get this at Walmart.
Biotin is the best vitamin for hair growth.

I also recommend 1000 MG of MSM.
I take either the Now or Jarrow 1000 MG per capsule of MSM.
MSM is really good for hair growth.

I also recommend Calcium citrate with Vitamin D and Magnesium.
Calcium citrate is the best calcium to absorb calcium in your body.
I get the Bluebonnet - Calcium Citrate Magnesium Plus Vitamin D.
Country Life, Kal, Solgar, Now also make a good Calcium citrate with Vitamin D and Magnesium.

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Old 12-09-2006, 05:04 AM   #4
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Re: Hair loss caused by accutane? Please help

is the hairloss pernament?

 
Old 12-09-2006, 08:55 AM   #5
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Re: Hair loss caused by accutane? Please help

thank you for the replies...
skimom : what supplements did your daughter take? and what did she watch in her diet? im really curious....
and thanks for the reply i appreciate....
also...how long did her hair loss last for and when did it grow back to normal?

barry896 : i live in canada therefore i dont think i can get those shampoo products...
also...does biotin vitamins actually work?
how does msm help the hair?
i take calcium and magnesium...would that be the same as calcium citrate?
thanks for the reply

 
Old 12-09-2006, 12:11 PM   #6
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Re: Hair loss caused by accutane? Please help

Quote:
Originally Posted by babygurl77
thank you for the replies...
skimom : what supplements did your daughter take? and what did she watch in her diet? im really curious....
and thanks for the reply i appreciate....
also...how long did her hair loss last for and when did it grow back to normal?

barry896 : i live in canada therefore i dont think i can get those shampoo products...
also...does biotin vitamins actually work?
how does msm help the hair?
i take calcium and magnesium...would that be the same as calcium citrate?
thanks for the reply

she took some supplements by a company called Standard Process that were recommended by the nutritionist. Many chiropractors sell these also. I do have another nutritionist friend who does not like Standard Process products and said he wouldn't feed them to his dog! They are glandular extracts mostly. I encouraged her to take Biotin also but I don't know if she did. She also discovered during that time that she had wheat and other food sensitivities and so she eliminated those foods during that time and just ate very healthy all around during that period. So She eliminated sugar, soy, corn, rice and processed foods. Didn't really help her acne but her hair got better due to the emphasis on nutrition. That was her major goal since the hair loss was bugging more than the acne problems.

Actually, I think the nutritional recommedations by Barry896 are excellent. Yes, biotin is very important for hair re-growth. She also used Nioxin shampoo, conditioner and scalp treatment products for a while. They don't smell too good but are also good for hair regeneration. I would also pay attention to your protein intake and make sure you are getting half your weight in protein grams per day. I would say she noticed improvement within about 4 months.

Other drugs can cause hair loss. She lost alot of hair on ortho-tri-cyclen but Yasmin does not seem to do this. I recommend Yasmin and, if needed, additional spironolactone for long term acne control for women (in addition to antibiotics) if you are among the ones that accutane didn't help. This is working for her.

 
Old 12-09-2006, 06:12 PM   #7
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Re: Hair loss caused by accutane? Please help

I get the Abba Creme Moist Shampoo.

On MSM, MSM is a rich source of organic sulfur, which is needed to build healthy hair and nails.
You want atleast 1000MG.
I know Jarrow also makes 2000MG of MSM per capsule.

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Old 12-09-2006, 06:19 PM   #8
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Re: Hair loss caused by accutane? Please help

Biotin definitely works.
You need to take the 5000 MCG.

On the Calcium, the Calcium and Magnesium you take is probably is the Calcium carbonate.
Thats very good.

But the Calcium Citrate absorbs better in the body.
But you usually have to take 2 Calcium Citrate vitamins to = the Carbonate vitamin.
Usually Calcium Citrate vitamins are 250 MG per Calcium.
Where the Carbonate is 500 to 600MG per calcium.

I take 2 Calcium Citrate vitamins per day.

Last edited by Barry876; 12-10-2006 at 03:07 PM.

 
Old 12-11-2006, 10:23 PM   #9
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Re: Hair loss caused by accutane? Please help

falcone, give it 9 months to a year.
See if any of the hair grew back.

 
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