Dr. Oz: How To Stop Hair Loss
Dr. Oz called down a special Assistant of the Day on his show, a woman named Lisa, to help him to talk about hair loss. Lisa was there with her mom and her husband, but her mom looked too young to be her mom. Dr. Oz was shocked by her appearance.
Lisa said she’s had a lot of hair loss. She used to have long hair, but in her mid-thirties it started coming out and the texture started getting bad. Now, she has a short haircut because it’s easier to hide.
Dr. Oz: Wig Demonstration
Dr. Oz gave Lisa a bald cap and put a wig on her head to demonstrate how her hair might’ve been when she was younger. She said the wig was soft and was full and rich. Then Dr. Oz switched it out for another wig, which had little bald spots and some of the hair was falling out. Finally, he gave her a wig where the hair came right out when she touched it. Dr. Oz brushed it and the hair just came right out.
Lisa said her brush looks like that time, except the hair color is different and there’s more hair. She said she hides her bald spots by putting products in and combing it just right. She asked Dr. Oz what he does for his hair, but he didn’t answer the question for her.
Dr. Oz: Ways To Stop Hair Loss
In a recent study at Columbia University, they did a study on people with alopecia. They gave them a bone marrow drug and the patients were shown to have near complete hair regrowth after five months of treatment.
Dr. Oz gave everyone in the audience one piece of pasta. Dr. Oz instructed them to break it right in half. He said this is what happens to hair when we wash and condition it in hot water. He said people can still take a hot shower, but they should wash and condition their hair with cold water. Shower warm, but do the washing and conditioning at the end in cold water.
Dr. Oz: Minoxidil Review
Dr. Oz also recommended a product called minoxidil, which can be found in a number of over-the-counter brands. For women, it has proven benefits. It stimulates new hair growth, reduces loss of old hair, and makes the hair you have thicker. All you do is rub a dime-size dollop into the scalp twice a day. You aren’t supposed to shower for two to four hours after using it. This was actually discovered as a side effect, because they were giving it to people for blood pressure and discovered it works for hair regain.