Question from a reader about Hair Loss after coming to USA.
Hello, this question is not related to education or visa and it may not be right question to answer in the blog.
I came to USA for Fall 2011. I’m having hair loss after coming to USA. Now, I have been in US for about 5 months and seeing hair loss. What should I do know? Do i need to consult a doctor?
Hair Loss After Coming to USA
I did face hair loss problem when I cane to USA and even now, it’s the same.
Things I’m going to suggest for hair care routine is completely based on my experience.
I think, hair loss after coming to USA could be due to combination of the following factors
- Lack of good food nutrients
- Lack of moisture
- Head Bath frequently with HOT water
- Water Quality
My Hair Care Routine
- Coconut Oil
- Herbal Oil
- Hot Water avoidance
- Humidifier in Winter Months
Hair Oil vs Hair Loss
I apply Oil to the hair to keep the moisture content.
During work days, I apply light amount of oil. Soak my hair in oil once in 2 weeks.
- Weekdays – Parachute Coconut Oil
- Weekends – Navaratana Herbal Oil and Homemade Herbal Oil (mix of herbs, almost, coconut oil)
Coconut Hair Oil will freeze during winter.
So, during winter months, I use Parachute Gold Coconut oil. It doesn’t freeze during winter months.
During winter months, when central home heater is turned on, humidity will be very low.
You will be able to feel the dryness in skin, if humidity is low.
We apply skin moisturizer and use Cool Mist Humidifier. It’s recommended to maintain 40% humidity in the house.
If you wake up in the morning with sore, dry lips, then you know humidity is very low in your room.
Shampoo vs Hair Loss
I have tried several types of Shampoo’s.
Head & Shoulders, Herbal Essence, Selsun Blue, Garnier, Dove, etc.
Guess what I’m using for last 4 years?
Johnson’s and Johnson’s Baby Shampoo. It mild on chemicals and still cleans the hair.
Water Contents vs Hair Loss
If you are worried about chemicals in the water, then get a water filter.
It’s about $25 in Home Deport or Lowe’s. It will fit on top of existing shower head.
Dry Hair and very hot water could make hair loss its strength and cause hair loss (my theory).
Stop Hair Loss?
I know a friend who had severe loss and paid like $3,000 to get Hair transplant treatment.
You may have to consult a specialist if you are experiencing sever hair loss.
Your Hair Care Routine
What is your hair care routine? Do you have any special hair care suggestions.
I have listed my view from a guy’s perspective.
For girls, hair care routine will be different, and maybe someone can share their views.