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Hormone therapies like letrozole can cause some hair thinning. Hair can also thin as people get older.
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I have been on Letrozole four four and a half years and have lost huge amounts of hair.
This seems to be quite common and is so upsetting.
The product that I use in called 'nanogen' and its a very, very fine powder made of keratin, almost a dust, and it works by sprinkling it on over areas where there is scalp showing and it coats the hairs that are there, and it looks as if you have hair where it is really thin. They do it in several colours, and it's a bit expensive, but it means that I can feel much better about the whole hair loss situation.
there are a few other products that work the same way, Amazon is good for ordering, but bigger Boots stock it.
Hope this helps a bit, I actually found the hair thinning really hard, as it's not like chemo where it will regrow eventually.
I discovered it from watching a demo on QVC about a very similar product called, if I remember correctly...something like
"super million hair" or similar.
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