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Today's vlog is gonna be a bit more relaxed!
I asked lots of people on our It Really Works Vitamins Instagram just for questions on What kind of hair loss questions do you have?
What kind of things are you facing? And what kind of
stuff would you like us to go away and research?
So I'm gonna be sharing some answers with you in today's vlog but, first of all how are you guys all doing?
How's quarantine going? When it started it was as if the clocks were going back for me, it that, the hours, were just dragging on, the days were so long, but now we’re like six weeks later it feels as, if I don't know, if I'm just getting into the routine I'm just getting used to it but now it feels as if it's gone by really quickly and all the hours just are going by really quickly, I don't know! How is it going for you? Comment below!
In today's vlog we are going to be answering a few questions that have come
in from our Instagram followers so without further ado let's get started!
So our first question is, What is the right stage to consider PRP Treatments?
Platelet-Rich plasma or PRP is a substance that's thought to promote healing when injected. Plasma is a component of your blood.
It contains special factors or proteins that help your blood to clot. It also contains proteins that support cell growth and researchers have produced PRP by isolating plasma from blood and concentrating it. So doctors have injected PRP which is the platelet rich plasma into the scalp to promote hair growth and prevent hair loss, and according to this study from 2014, PRP injections can help in treating male pattern baldness. So when you go for a PRP treatment, the doctor will take some blood from your arm they'll then put it into a centrifuge which separates plasma from the rest of your blood.
They'll then inject the plasma into your scalp. And so the question was, when is the best time to go for the PRP treatment? It seems as if, from lots of research the best time is if you notice a receding hairline. But I would suggest before going for the PRP treatment, it's important to go and visit your doctor to see if there are any underlying symptoms that could be causing your hair loss and that would just be the most important thing first of all, because it could be anything really. It wouldn't necessarily mean that you're developing male pattern or female pattern baldness straight away.
So the most important thing is to visit your doctor first of all. So another
question we've had is, Can dandruff lead to hair loss? So we've actually already
created this, answered this question in another video, that's coming out very
soon so please do subscribe!
But just to give you a bit of an insight, dandruff most of the time will not lead to hair loss. There are some types of seborrheic dermatitis that can lead to hair loss but once the underlying causes of the seborrheic dermatitis are treated using medicines and topical creams then your hair will regrow, but please do subscribe and check out our video that's coming out very soon that's all about dandruff and hair loss. In loads of our
responses I don't know if anyone else gets this. When you create a story do you get loads
of messages from BOTS like fake people that are like, "come and watch.." it's really
weird ok ok. So I can't read like loads of these. OK. OK so here's a good one.
I’d like to know more about the side-effects of Finasteride. So Finasteride works by decreasing the levels of DHT in the body DHT is a hormone called Dihydrotestosterone it enlarges the prostate and it also kick-starts male pattern baldness.
It's an androgen hormone that attaches itself to hair follicles and it
miniaturizes them which eventually leads to Androgenic alopecia. So I've talked
I've talked about DHT in lots of our other videos so please do check some of them out if you just want to understand more about DHT and how to reduce DHT
naturally through your diet.
So that’s something we've covered before I'm gonna
put, actually I can't put it in there. I'll just put it as an ending side thing
anyway at the end. So let's talk about the side effects of Finasteride. So there
can be rare side effects and also more common side effects. So some of the more
common side effects include: a rash decreased sex drive, trouble getting or
keeping an erection, ejaculation disorder and an increase in breast size and
So if these side effects are mild they're likely to go away within a
couple of days or a few weeks, but if they don't disappear or if they're more
severe then it's really, really important to speak to your doctor. I would speak to
the doctor anyway, in any case once you’d started developing these side effects.
Some more serious side effects include:depression, nipple discharge, lumps or
pain in the breasts and swelling of your lips, tongue, throat, or face. These are
extremely serious side effects, so call 999 or 911 immediately as they can feel
life threatening. Finasteride can also interfere with how your other medication
is working, so it's important to speak to your doctor before going ahead and for
example purchasing finasteride online.
Finasteride can also cause severe allergic reactions so these include:
- trouble breathing,
- hives and a
- swelling of your throat or tongue,
so again, this could feel
life-threatening so it's important to call 999 or 911 or your local emergency and to make sure that it’s solved very quickly. It's also really important just to mention that
finasteride is never prescribed to women or children and also for example if
the woman was pregnant, it's really important that she doesn't even touch
the tablet because studies have found that a pregnant woman touching
finasteride could actually interfere with the fetus.
The next question is, How can both men and women prevent dandruff
and hair loss during the summer? So this is really interesting, just about a
couple of weeks ago I was reading an article that was all about how summer
hair loss is a real thing and there’s some sort of evolutionary, what was the word?
tact? evolutionary tact?
I can't think of the word, Comment below: Do you know the word I'm
Evolutionary thing that means that our bodies keep our hair on
our head during the summer months to ensure that we don't get sunburnt. And
hair sheds towards the late summer and this is something, a phenomenon that
seems to be going on worldwide. So people are shedding more hair when it gets to
autumn. So how can we stop hair loss during late summer? So the answers are:
Getting the best nutritious, healthy food into your diet to encourage normal
healthy hair growth. So I cover this in Some of our other previous videos I'm
gonna put a link in the description so please do check it out as I talk in a
lot of detail about how to reduce DHT naturally and also don't forget that It
Really Works Vitamins are here to help.
Our vitamins are packed with 22 essential nutrients that encourage
healthy hair growth. We also offer free worldwide shipping!
Next up, is Coconut Oil massage. Coconut Oil is rich in Lauric Acid and loads of
nutrients and vitamins that encourage normal healthy hair growth. So I
thoroughly recommend, massaging your scalp with coconut Oil. Leaving it on for
at least an hour and then washing your hair out with a sulfate-free shampoo - a
sulfate and paraben free shampoo.
I also really recommend Aloe Vera Gel. Aloe Vera gel that has lots of soothing and
emollient properties, that help to moisturize dry and brittle hair, and once
this hair is moisturized and nourished, then it's less likely to break and snap
The next thing I recommend is to use only a sulfate and paraben free shampoo.
so I always recommend this one, it’s Coconut oil formula by Palmer's. it's
really really good and I recommend it all the time, but when you buy your
shampoo you just look at the back of the packaging and see the ingredients. So if
it has anything that sounds like a synthetic ingredient, then don't go for it as it's likely to
encourage breakage, it's less... it's just not as good for your scalp and for the
condition of your hair.
So the next question is, I'm confused between Sugar
Bear Hair vitamins and It Really Works Vitamins, so we are two different brands
sugar bear hair are an American brand and they create gummy vitamins aimed at
I personally don't love gummy vitamins because gummy vitamins, in general they
could be, they're full of fillers they’ve got additives they've got sweeteners and sugar. And if
you've ever tried them, they're really sweet, so it kind of jars for me to have
a supplement that's sweet. I don't know it's personally not for me, and also
because they're gummy supplements, they're likely to contain less active
nutrients and vitamins than you would want for hair growth.
So I find, maybe you
know if you've got a difficulties, swallowing tablets, then they might be
really useful for you ,but I personally don't like them as much because they're
not as concentrated, so that's why you should try It Really Works Vitamins
which are, a British brand and we’ve been featured in Forbes Magazine, ShortList magazine and we've been voted “The Best Hair Regrowth Product for Men" so
check us out. Also don't forget to pick up your free ebook,
Everything You Need to Know About
Blocking DHT from ItReallyWorksVitamins.com
The book includes a recipe for a homemade scalp exfoliant and the best
foods and drinks that help to block DHT and regrow your hair. The link is in the
So guys, I hope you found this video
really, really useful. As ever please feel free to comment. Do you have any questions on how to keep your hair healthy and thick and strong? Do you have
any particular questions?
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