This is Sanchari writing to you. My cousin is getting married in December and by then I want my hair to grow in volume. I am suffering from deficiency of Vitamin D and hence the doctor had given Vitamin D tablets. I have recovered a lot from this deficiency now. As per your suggestions I am having green vegetables everyday, soya beans thrice a week; I’ve fish daily and meat, once or twice a week. I detangle my hair twice in a day and clean my comb everyday. I don’t tighten my hair and I of course don’t use rubber bands. I am not able to have egg because I have a cold allergy because of having eggs.
Everyday I have different fruits like grapes, guava etc. I am having 8 hours sleep. I apply the MABH hair oil thrice a week and keep it overnight and next day I wash it with my shampoo and conditioner. I have my breakfast at 10:30 am and lunch at 2 pm; dinner by 10:15 pm. I go to sleep at 12 am at night due to some work and wake up after 8 am in the morning, so I’m having full 8 hours sleep.
I have never used any heating products. I have never coloured my hair. I am using your hair oil since second week of February 2016. I don’t know weather I am right or wrong but I think I should cut my hair then only it can grow properly and the downward portion is very very rough. I believe you will give me the best suggestion. Please Lancy help me! Please solve my problem! Take care of your mom. Have you started physiotherapy for your mother? Physiotherapy is very much needed. Take care of her and yourself. I know its a long mail but I will request you to read it and give me your suggestions.
Waiting for your valuable reply!
Hope you’re in the pink of your health. I appreciate your long email. Details help me suggest better ideas and I always love reading long queries. I can never really suggest the suitable ideas if the details are improper/incomplete! And hey.. thanks for your concern! It means a lot to me. My mom is doing very well; she’s regular with her physiotherapy exercises! 🙂
Seeing the picture of your hair, I can come to the conclusion that you’re experiencing hair thinning. It happens when hair sheds more than usual or when you have a slower hair growth rate. If you’re not shedding more than 100 hair strands everyday, it’s highly unlikely that you’ve a hair loss problem. My best guess it that you suffer from slower hair growth. Or a hair breakage issue may be? Causes can be many; if you manage to find it, you’re almost done with your problem! Long, thick hair will be yours. I’m sharing below few ideas that strike my mind after reading your current routine. I also think your hair has improved since last few months. A good sign that you’re following a proper routine. Stick to it!
– If you go to bed at 12, it means you sleep after 12. Ain’t it? I wish to share my personal experience with you here. I had a great hair growth rate when I used to go to bed in between 9 PM and 10 PM, maximum by 11. Sometimes, if you work hard, your stress can slower down the hair growth. I know it’s hard to change the routine (it’s almost impossible for me! I sleep at 1 by the way and I know my hair will grow faster if I sleep earlier!) but I request you to try it once. Try for a month and notice the changes in your hair growth/shed rate. 8 hours of sleep is great but it should be ‘night’ sleep for better health and better hair! If you don’t mind me asking, are you a working person or a homemaker?
– You mentioned that you don’t wear tight hairstyles. But you did not write about your everyday hair-do. Do you leave your hair loose/wear a ponytail? This type of thinning happen very much because of pony tails. Few of my readers had experienced this. Your hair style may not feel tight for you but ponytails can cause thinning at the end even if they’re slightly tighter. They keep on adding pressure to the roots; thus you hair sheds/grows very slow. If possible, try loose braids. And make sure to de tangle VERY gently.
– It’s good that you do not use heating tools or hair colors. I really appreciate that! Also make sure your shampoo and conditioner are working right. If they dry out your hair/scalp too much, it can restrict the growth and lead to slower growth. With slower growth, your hair won’t be gaining the lost volume.
– I’m glad that you trust my product and use it! Make sure you use it as mentioned on this page. Do follow the diet routine, as well. Not eating eggs is okay. Balance the same by consuming other protein rich food. And if possible, try to have your breakfast before 8 or at least by 9. This will definitely make a difference! (I seriously mean it!) If not possible, have some fruits/nuts in the morning after you wake up. The goal is to not let your body starve. It is VERY bad for your hair! If you had lost weight recently, it can reflect in your hair as well. In that case, try to balance your health by reducing stress. (And let me know on your next update if you’d recently loss weight/overcame an illness or stress. It will help me analyze your hair issues better!)
– Check the water at your place! If it’s very hard, use drinking water for the last rinse. Always maintain your hair clean. Do not expose your scalp to direct sunlight (Indian summers are very unforgiving!) Even five minutes under the Indian sun can ruin your weeks’ of hair maintenance. If you work outside, wear a scarf. Soon after you come home, wash your scalp with cool water. This is very important! Heat can really weaken your hair roots.
– It’s good that your Vitamin D supplements are showing results. Keep taking them as per your doctor’s advice. ALso include Vitamin D rich foods! Next time you go to the hospital, ask your doctor if she/he can prescribe your iron, calcium and Vitamin B supplements. They help your hair and skin very much. Iron deficiency is on of the main reasons of hair thinning. I know people who’d recovered from it after starting taking iron rich foods and supplements. Calcium deficiency is also very common among people who have a D vitamin deficiency. Get it checked as well. But your doctor’s advise is important before you take any kind of supplement! Also, ask the doctor if you can take B complex. I take it everyday and it helps control my hair shed since I have an excessive body heat. When you have heat-issues, anything else you do will show you less to no results. Eye irritation, mouth ulcers are main signs are heat body. Do get it checked!
Lastly, trimming your hair is your own choice! I’d say I see improvements on your hair! If waist length hair is your terminal length, (which is highly unlikely!) your hair will fill up in the thinned out places, giving you a volumized hair following all the ideas along with the proper diet.
If your hair manages to grow longer, (I hope this will happen since you follow a good routine already!) then the thinned out ends too will also grow longer leading to the continuation of thinner ends. The thickness will grow down. Your hair will thicken from the top, will continue to grow thicker than now, but your thin ends will remain the same. So you’ve two options here. You can wait and see if the hair fills up; if the hair grows longer with thin ends, (Again, this is what I guess would happen!) then you can cut the thinned out hair after reaching your desired length. This way, you shall save both the length and the volume! It takes time, but you’ll love the outcome. (You can trim your hair now too but if you’re apprehensive about losing the length.. give it some time!)
I’d love to see you on the hair growth challenge someday! Do share your updates whenever possible. I’m as excited as you’re to see the improvements on your hair. We shall see how much positive results show up before December! Have patience. Follow everything that I suggested without fail. Don’t break the routine! Mainly, click your hair at least once a month to keep track of your progress.
If you have a doubt, you can email me at email@example.com. Let’s have a discussion on the comment section too if you’ve more queries.
I wish you a wonderful hair growth journey!