What worked for me:
-Treating my Seborrheic dermatitis; looks like dandruff, with ketanozole shampoos and other shampoos for dandruff. Have to wash every day. Did not know I had it until recently; just thought it was oily hair. The dermatitis irritates your scalp and causes hair loss. Read about it at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medline...cy/article/000963.htm
-Hair color: Because of the oiliness associated with the Seborrheic dermatitis, keeping my hair colored HELPS, because the newly colored hair absorbs excess oil at the scalp (check with your doctor).
Iron: Have your levels checked and realize iron within normal range may not be high enough for you.
-Rogaine foam for men (check with your dermatologist). I cannot use the women's due to allergy to propylene glycol. Also, the women's it is greasier than the men's.
-Protein: as you get older and/or have gastric bypass surgery, it is difficult to get enough protein. Try a whey protein low calorie shake.
-Biotin 1,000 mcg (1mg). The 5,000 mcg (5mg) is probably too strong over the long term.
-No tight pony tails or hair styles.
-Menopause WILL and birth control pills might cause hair loss (talk to your doctor).
I lost half my hair after menopause and it is coming back with the combined above treatments.