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QUESTION: Hi, I had a poor diet 2 years ago. a year later my hair started to grow back, and now its been a year and a few months and the growth is still a little slow. I am eating fine and I think my iron is ok as well but i still think there is still room for some of the old hairs left to grow. will they all grow back and i heard that not all hairs grow back in some cases is this true and why?

ANSWER: With telogen effluvium the lost hair is replaced with a new growing hair. When the condition is chronic or severe, even newly growing hairs can fall out. You will know your telogen effluvium has ended when the amount of fallen hairs you notice is consistently the same as prior to the telogen effluvium. Although we lose 80-100 hairs per day, most of our daily loss goes unnoticed. Once the condition has resolved it may take up to 18 months for the hair volume to return to what was normal, as long as one does not experience new episodes of telogen effluvium in the meantime.
Telogen effluvium does not damage the follicles so the hair should grow back if this is the only condition present, and if the condition is fully resolved.
Please let me know if I can help you further.
Sincerely, Melanie Vonzabuesnig
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QUESTION: Hi thank you for your answer! I was wondering will excersing effect my hair at all during this time? Because i am unsure if it may lower my iron thus make the condition worse for the hair to grow back?

ANSWER: Strenuous exercise can deplete iron. Athletes may need to increase iron consumption through diet and/or supplementation. It is best to have levels tested and monitored rather than avoiding exercise altogether,as you may be missing out on the many benefits exercise can provide. For women with hair loss issues it is important to maintain proper iron/ferritin levels.
Sincerely, Melanie Vonzabuesnig
Understanding Female Hair Loss
http://www.vzbotanicals.com/overcomefemalehairloss.html
Essential Oils for Hair Loss
http://www.vzbotanicals.com/aromatherapy%20for%20hair%20loss.html
Create Your Own Natural Hair Loss Remedies
http://www.vzbotanicals.com/Books%20info.html




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QUESTION: Hi thank you for the reply, I would like to know if scratching my head or scalp would affect the growth? also if tugging my hair at the root would damage my hair or prevent the new growth?

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There are certain disorders that involve compulsive scalp picking scratching and/or hair pulling, twisting, tugging etc. Repetitive actions such as these can eventually lead to follicle damage.
Trichotillomania is the name of the disorder that involves pulling out ones own hair.  This disorder, and related disorders such as scalp picking, is often difficult to overcome and does require treatment. Positive results have been seen with the use of the amino acid n-acetylcysteine (NAC)as part of treatment.
Normal head scratching or hair tugging (that is not obsessive) will not damage the scalp or follicles. Some forms of scalp massage involve gentle pulling or light scratching. Scalp massage in itself can be very healthy for scalp and hair.
Sincerely, Melanie Vonzabuesnig
Understanding Female Hair Loss
http://www.vzbotanicals.com/overcomefemalehairloss.html
Essential Oils for Hair Loss
http://www.vzbotanicals.com/aromatherapy%20for%20hair%20loss.html
Create Your Own Natural Hair Loss Remedies
http://www.vzbotanicals.com/Books%20info.html  

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Female hair loss is my main focus. Women today are very susceptible to several types of hair loss including telogen effluvium, alopecia areata, and androgenetic alopecia. I can answer questions about the causes and types of female hair loss. I can share information about natural holistic remedies to improve female hair loss conditions.

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My interest in female hair loss sprung from my own experience with extensive hair loss. Determined to grow my hair back, I diligently studied every piece of information I could find on the biology of hair growth. After successfully re-growing my hair with safe and effective natural products, I felt compelled to learn more and to share this information with other women. I am experienced in blending custom hair loss formulas. I am also experienced in writing about female hair loss issues.

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My hair loss information has been included in The Truth about Womens Hair Loss by Spencer Kobren, Naturally Healthy Skin by Stephanie Tourles, Alternative Healing by Bill Gottleib and Natural Health Magazine. I am the author of several books on hair loss.

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I am a certified aromatherapist specializing in formulas for scalp and hair conditions.

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