Aug 19, 2017

My Hair Loss Story: How I Recover (No Click Bait)


In the beginning, I was reluctant to post this up because hair loss can be something embarrassing. I didn't want to talk about it. But then lately I found out, I'm not the only one having this problem. There are many others who are facing this issue. After a few months of taking care of my hair extensively, I can see some improvement especially my hair gets thicker now.


I'm going to let you know all that I've done and at the end, I will rate the top solution which I think helps the most in my recovery. For your quest to solve your hair loss problem, you can refer to my solutions for a guide on what to try out first.


First things first, I had to find out the root cause of my problem. I went to a hair saloon to scan through my scalp and found out that all the hair follicles are stuck with sebum or oil. The hair specialist recommend to use scalp scrub and remove hair conditioner from my hair wash. Apparently, hair conditioner is one of the main culprits for hair fall (surprise... surprise!). I had my hair scanned at D'Trend Queensbay Mall Penang. It cost me about RM200 per session, but I believe it is money well-spent since I got to know what I should do next.

After got to know my hair problem, I ditch all my regular hair products from drug store. First, I switched my shampoo to the LUSH Jersey Bounce. Jersey Bounce isn't catered for scalp concern. Since this is the first time I am using LUSH hair product, I made a general mistake by picking the wrong one. After some survey, the hair range that suit hair fall is REHAB and Daddy-O. It's OK. The Jersey Bounce works fine for me. It contains natural sea salt to exfoliate my scalp.


Another new product that I try out is the L'Occitane Revitalizing Fresh Scalp Tonic. I have never use scalp tonic before and I believe, it helps in fasten my hair growth. I only apply it on my balding spot and currently, a lot of baby hair are growing.


When purchasing the tonic, I conveniently drop in the L'Occitane Body & Strength Leave-In Concentrate into my shopping bag. The product helps to reduce tangle when combing and drying my hair.



Here are the approaches I took to revive my hair in the order I think works the best:

  1. The most sound thing to do when you are losing your hair is to have your scalp inspect. Hair loss could be a sign of anything - bad diet, stress, improper care, wrong product used, etc. As for me, I spent RM200 for it a not a single regret. Because I know the cause of my hair loss, I manage to look for a proper solution.
  2. I am washing my hair with cold water instead of warm water. And I normally leave my hair air-dried. I only use the hairdryer if I need to sleep before my hair completely dry.
  3. The LUSH Jersey Bounce shampoo also helps a lot. With normal shampoo, I had to wash my hair 2 days once. But with the LUSH shampoo, I can reduce my washing to 3 days once. I believe the sea salt helps to exfoliate my scalp everytime I use it. 

If you experience hair loss, you should try those three solutions above. As for the tonic, I can't measure the effectiveness. The combination of all the experiments makes it hard to tell which product works the most. Do try all the three solutions.


This is my most recent photo with head full of hair. If you're going to take one advice from me, it is to be dedicated to solve your hair care problem. Don't go out and try all the products you can find on the shelves, instead, take one step at a time, starting with finding out the problem.
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4 comments

Jiawun - said...

Thanks for the informative post, Jerine! I've been experiencing hair loss too and didn't know what to do. I'm definitely getting my scalp examined! And I really want to try LUSH Jersey Bounce too - exfoliating hair wash sounds very intriguing haha!

Miriam Goh said...

Thanks for sharing! Will try your tips

Charmaine Pua Li Ping said...

Did you tie your hair lesser? I remember that constantly tying your hair will also result in hair loss.

Currently, I'm also hair drying my hair but it became very frizzy so I'm wondering if I should blow dry instead :/

Jerine Lay said...

@Jiawun - Apparently it is enough to just keep your scalp clean. The hair will grow by itself.

@Miriam - Good luck

@Charmaine - I actually tie my hair more. When left loose, I feel like I loose more hair. When tying it up, it is all in place and lesser drop off.

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