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Women Hair Loss Remedies from SheaMoisture, Nubian Heritage

Like men, women suffer from thinning hair and hair loss.  And as much as it pains me to admit it, I have watched my own hair thin in recent months.  It started when I noticed that my part down the middle was much wider than it used to be. And more and more I saw whole strands of hair coming out when I twisted and un-twisted it.

When it comes to hair loss in women, there are several culprits: heredity and age; illnesses such as thyroid disorder, polycystic ovary syndrome and anemia; skin conditions like psoriasis and dermatitis; chemical damage from dyes and perms; and traction alopecia caused by cornrows or too-tight braids.


Several of those factors might explain my thinning hair.  So what's a girl to do?  Well, I'm on a mission to revive and re-grow my traumatized tresses with the help of a hair/skin/nails multi-vitamin, my own mixture of essential oils (Jojoba, Baobab, Castor and more) and several hair products specifically designed to aide thinning hair. Here are Everything She Wants' picks of several new "hair-growth" promoting products.

SheaMoisture Organic Yucca & Baobab Thickening ShampooSheaMoisture Organic Yucca & Baobab Volumizing Conditioner and SheaMoisture Yucca & Baobab Thickening Growth Milk (available at Target and Walgreens, $9.99): These products are infused with Biotin to strengthen the hair follicle; Yucca to thicken hair and prevent hair loss; and Baobab Oil full of vitamins A, C, D and E to fortify and strengthen hair.

Although I haven't noticed any significant hair growth, since I've been using these products my hair is softer, shinier and has been shedding less. There's also an Anti-Breakage Masque and a Thickening Moisture Mist I haven't tried yet.

Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp & Tamanu Oil w/Bamboo, Monoi & Garlic Extract Grow & Strengthen Serum ($10.99, Walgreens): Hemp is used to calm scalp irritation.  Tamanu Oil is revered for its natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties along with its deeply moisturizing and reparative benefits.  In Chinese medicine, Bamboo is incorporated into healing rituals to strengthen hair and promote healthy growth, while Garlic Extract is used by naturopaths in the Mediterranean. Naturally fragrant Monoi Oil, a beauty secret from Tahiti, intensely hydrates hair and prevents breakage.

I've applied this to my hair after it's been washed and conditioned, and after I've partially blown my hair dry.  I love the subtle fragrance and it works really well in tandem with Kinky Curly Curling Custard to twist my hair.

There's also an accompanying Shampoo, Conditioner, Herbal Custard, Treatment Masque and Edge Taming Taffy I will incorporate into my "Operation Healthier-Hair" routine.

But I'd like to get feedback from Everything She Wants' readers.  What are your tried-and-true products and remedies for thinning hair?

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