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Posted by Anna (Elk Grove, California) on 04/09/2008
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I'm 48. Twenty years ago I had hysterectomy and my hair thinned very badly. I was embarrassed but doctors said there was nothing they could do. I tried everything. I finally gave up and 20 years later started taking ACV for other things and it worked great. The woman who cuts my hair asked if I was taking vitamins or what I was doing different. She said there was new hair growth and my hair was thicker. Now, 6 months later, and for the first time in 20 years my hair is back to normal. You dont understand how happy that made me. I couldnt believe it and wanted to share with Ted and readers. Thank you for your website!

Replied by Amy
Boca Raton, FL

I wanted to send an email to Anna from CA regarding her help from ACV for her thinning hair. I would like to ask her how much she takes and how often. Also, does she drink it and apply to hair or just drink it. I have had hair loss since i had my second child and can't seem to find anything to help. I have had blood work done, seen numerous doctors, etc and now I'm resorting to some possible natural cures. Thank You, Amy.

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Replied by Anna

HAIR LOSS: In response to questions about my post... For the first month 1 took 2tbl vinegar and 1/4 tsp baking soda in some juice and water (about 1 1/2 cups) two times a day. Then after the month, once a day,4 to 5 days a week. After the first month i had a burning sensation on the back of my head by neck like I was suburn. I read in a post that Ted said its because of the acid buildup being broken down and released through your blood. Maybe I had acid buildup in my hair folicles. I dont know. But I wasn't even taking it for my hair. I took it for insomnia and blood sugar which worked great. I hope it works for others as well as it did for me. Good luck.

Replied by Kristie
Talladega, Alabama

In response to Anna from Ca postings...

Anna, I have had thinning hair since my late 20s, but have not had a hysterectomy but did have a procedure to remove precancerous cells from my cervix. I think this might have thrown me into menopause early. I have also had a lot of stress about the time it started for other reasons. I was wondering if you could email me some before and after pictures of you. I was wanting to compare you thinning problem to mine, since I am not sure what caused mine ([email protected]). My brother and cousin went prematurely bald, so mine could possibly be hereditary. I starting using the vinegar today and felt the burning within an hour after taking it. Is the juice/water necessary for the ACV alone? I haven't gotten the baking soda because I read on another site that ACV, red dates and honey are good. I will get baking soda this week and start using it as well. My problem has been ongoing for over 5 years. I really hope this helps.

P.S. I will be happy to send a picture of me, but it will be a little old, as I didn't take the time to find another cure for the thinning because it got so bad so quick that I resorted to wearing a hair system. If this works I will have to figure out what to do while the hair on the top of my head grows. I pray it does! Literally....

Any suggestions from anyone is great. There are so many scams out there that I am even skeptical of this, but it is cheap, so won't hurt to try it....

Replied by May
Milwaukee, WI

Recently I've noticed that my hair just gotten thinner then how it used to be. I'm not sure what the cause of this could be, but I am desperate to find a cure. I have not tried anything for my hairloss, yet, a friend of my boyfriend's did mention about using tomatoes as a shampoo to put in your hair. That won't make your hair thicker or grow more, but it will only make your hair grow long. Please do tell me more. Thanx.

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On Hair Loss and Apple Cider - can you help on how the use of the cider do I apply it on my hair or take it by mouth ??

Posted by JABEEN TAJ (BANGALORE, KARNATAKA) on 04/07/2008
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I use Apple cider vinegar daily in the morning before meals, the quantity is of about 2 table spoon. I had a problem of hairloss and joint pain.I am of only 35 years old.

Replied by chopra sunil
visakhapatnam, andhra pradesh . India

sir /madam. my question is .. that we should consume apple cider vineger before meales or after having food? can we take empty stomach?pl. reply. thanking you, chopra sunil

Replied by Kristie
Talladega, Alabama

Jabeen Taj: In response to your April 2008 post. Did the ACV help with your hairloss and rethicken your hair too?

Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
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To Chopra Sunil from India: Hello Chopra, I don't think you will find apple cider vinegar harmful before, during or after meals. Many people I know are drinking a glass of water with their meals, and put l tsp to l tablspoon of ACV in that glass of water.

Replied by Chopra Sunil
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

dear sir/madam, i thank u for reply. still i have one qstn. to be asked... i m lost much of my hairs last year,can i know how does apple cider vinegar helps me out to regrow my hairs. thanking u. Sunil Chopra

Replied by Joyce
Lansdowne, Pa
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I have been taking ACV with water at least once a day for acid reflux. It has helped with this problem. I have been losing my hair for some time now. My hair is brittle and breaks quite easily. I have gone from shoulder length hair to about 1/2-inch of hair on my head with bald patches. Thankfully, there are some nice wigs available. I have been taking all the supplements necessary to stop my hair from breaking and falling out. My Dermatologist could not tell me what was causing my hair to break. He took scalp samples, consulted with another dr but neither of them could help. The topical steriods they gave me made it worse.

I used the ACV rinse but did not see any improvement. Two mornings ago I decided to add some lavender oil and rosemary oil to the ACV and kept in on my head for a little more than an hour. I then shampooed my hair. I towell dried my hair and put my regular moisturizer along with a little castor oil. When I got home in the evening instead of feeling dry brittle hair, my hair was moist and soft. I could not believe it!!!!!! I comb my hair and there was no hair in the comb!!!!!! I am going to continue with the regimen and will update.

Replied by Ratgirldjh
Austin, Tx

I've found drinking more water also helps this. And as someone else posted - not washing your hair so often and using something gentle (non SLS) such as just conditioner or a soap bar with a diluted ACV rinse afterwards. What helped me most was waiting until my hair was actually dirty before washing - usually a week at least - but my hair is long. I also found that using VCO on dry hair and leaving overnight and then washing it with an egg first to remove most of the oil and then using my soap bar and a vinegar rinse helped the most.


Posted by Jagson (Edison, New Jersey) on 05/05/2007
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I am 32 years old and from India and had a very thick hair before i came to US 3 years back. Eversince i have come here i started having terrible hair loss. I never had any ailment, stress etc. I have seen many of my male friends going nearly bald here. Is it in the water that we drink or shower. The right side of my scalp got more affected. Cutting the story short, i have started taking ACV for about a month now, 2 tablespoons in a glass of water taken twice a day. I also use diluted ACV as a final rinse when i wash my hair every weekend. I can say this - my hair has started looking much healthier. I cannot say if it has reduced my hair loss, i hope it does. I also started taking cold shower wash instead of hot water.

Replied by Wah
Newark, NJ

Try using a shower filter, the water here is full of toxins. This may also be a part of the problem.

Replied by Lisa
Ny, Ny

Sulfate Shampoos are the cause.

Replied by Shweta

I had a major hair loss problem when I changed my city after marriage. I don't know what contributed to it - water, diet, weather or fungal infection. But what helped me was an ayurvedic product which my brother in law was using. I don't know if I can name it here but it's a hair vitalizer (Reg**) by an Indian company. My brother in law used to have an itchy scalp and dandruff it helped him. For me it stopped my drastic hairfall. It didn't work too good my father in law who is almost 70 yrs old. I guess it works for those who have hair problems because of some disease or deficiencies or external factors.

Posted by Priya (Curepipe, Mauritius) on 04/23/2007
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I had a rebonding done in Dec 2005. Eversince, my hair started falling, at first it wasn't that remarkable, but gradually, more and more hair was falling off everytime I showered or combed my hair. It was becoming alarming and then decided to try ACV which worked wonders in 1day only. I had some diluted ACV applied to my hair and scalp for about 6 hours and washed my hair. That day only less hair fell when I washed and combed afterwards. Since then, I use ACV as my last rinse. It's truly working wonders. Hats off to these wonders of nature.

Replied by Angie
South Pasadena, CA

Dear Priya or anyone else who uses acv as final rinse. Do you leave the diluted rinse in your hair or rinse it out like conditioner. Thanks, Angie

Replied by Danamarie
Escondido, Ca

I use one Tablespoon of ACV in a glass of cool water as the final rinse after washing my hair. I rinse one more time with cool water. The smell of the ACV will go away as hair dries.

I also supplement with biotin and MSM. My hair quit falling out almost immediately. By the way, you don't need to scrub your scalp with fingernails to get your hair and scalp clean. Massage gently with your fingertips and don't pile your hair up on top of your scalp to scrub. That causes more tangle that will break your hair off when you try to comb it out. Be gentle and comb, don't brush wet hair.

Posted by Vincent (Tampa, Florida) on 04/16/2007
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I'm a college student and spent most of my money on car insurance, rent, books and college tuition. I have a problem with my hair, it constantly shedding every day for the last 4 years to the point where i can see different bald spot on my head. I tried prescription shampoo, over the counter, scalp sensitive shampoo and different type of shampoos but nothing work. After finding out about this website about cleaning your hair with apple cider vinegar, out of desperation, i gave it a try and at the first week, it didn't seem to work but i kept on trying for a month and i begin to see result. My hair isn't falling as much and in fact, i don't see a large lump of hair on my hand every time i shampoo any more ( i only see 2-5 pieces of hairs). My scalp feel clean, my hair is shiny and smooth and even my hair stylist noticed and complemented me.

Replied by Mary

I love apple cidar vinegar but also know that some people (mostly females) experience hair loss due to an underactive thyroid condition known as hypothyroidism. On your next doctor's appt ask him or her for a thyroid test (bloodwork). There are known natural treatments in addition to the mainstream precribed synthroid medication.

Replied by Christina

What specific treatments work? I had a hair analysis done and it showed low thyroid- everything I've tried with Naturopath (herbal ) and even alkalising minerals / homeopathy - ALL just make me more estrogen dominant.

Seems to me - leaky gut must be addressed first.

Replied by Courtney

Please look into a supplement called DIM. I used this to decrease my estrogen buildup.

Posted by Wayne (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) on 05/13/2006
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John wrote that taking Apple Cider Vinegar has caused his hair to grow. I had heard this from one other person about a year ago. In their case they massaged it into their scalp. I'd be interested in hearing testimonials from others out there who have had similar, positive experiences. I have just begun taking ACV orally for weight loss - am I soon going to have a full head of hair again?

Posted by John (Hesperia, CA) on 04/26/2006
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I took Apple Cider to dissolve Gallbladder and kidney stones. I stopped getting kidney infections and can take vitamins again; I had to stop taking vitamins because it increased kidney discomfort. It appears as a side effect that my hair is growing back on my head.

Replied by Brandon
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Good afternoon. I have a question to everyone who has stated that ACV has helped re-grow their hair. The question is how long did it take before you saw the results? 3 weeks, 3 months, what?

Replied by Brenda
San Luis Obispo, Ca
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Last January I started using Apple Cider Vinegar to help with post holidy weight-loss. About 3 months later I noticed that I had 1 1/2 inch sprouts of hair all over my head, particularly at the crown. I tried to figure out what caused this and the only change I had made was the ACV. I Googled "ACV, hair regrowth" and there it was! My husband started taking it and within a week we could see little hairs growing where there had only been shiny scalp before! He told the guys and work, and everyone who has tried it found it worked for them! Amazing! I was taking about 1t at first. My husband 1-2 T daily with a little pinch of baking soda. We also started taking kelp tablets to help with the iodine depletion that sometimes accompanies ACV treatments. Another side benefit: my acid reflux is gone and my husband's snoring is greatly reduced.

Replied by Bc
Melbourne, Vic

Does anyone know anything about whether acv affects iodine absorption?

Replied by Kristina
Riverside Ca

I have been drinking apple cider vinegar for the past week to help with my gallbladder pain I having surgery Friday but just wanted to use this drink to help with the pain until then, but for the past couple of days my hair has been falling out extremely bad. I'm wondering if its from drinking acv. Has anyone lost their hair because of drinking this? Please help im very worried about how much hair im losing.

Replied by Chloe
New York City, NY

Apple cider vinegar could very well be depleting your iodine levels and that would cause hair loss. Do you take supplemental iodine or lugol's iodine drops? I would recommend you do so immediately. Forget the apple cider vinegar for a week or two.

Replied by Teresa

Your hair loss most likely from your gallbladder surgery, not the ACV! Anesthesia is murder on hair! Your hair dresser will caution you not to color or perm within 6 to 8 weeks of any surgery because of its effect on your hair. Keep the ACV,

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Posted by Gina (Sydney, Nsw Australia) on 05/27/2010
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Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France

Gina, what is the remedy exactly and how do you use it?

As an update to my hair problems I have to say that I made a huge mistake. I decided to dye my hair at home, something I hadn't done for a few years. When I found a dye which worked in 10 minutes I was quite happy. Why wait for 30 minutes with that stuff in your head? But after using it I started to lose hair again. I think that this happened because this stuff is maybe stronger than the 30 minute one so I will never use it again. Anyway, next time I will try one from the health shop.

Posted by Al (Deerfield Beach, FL) on 01/09/2009
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I have been losing hair for almost 3 yrs now. the process is slow though. it began a little bit behind my forehead line. It seemd rare that it began there b/c I've seen the MBP pics and they're not similar. And no one in my family is bald. I'm only 25 yrs old and have alot of hair for most part. I have been taking ACV with baking soda., for a month now. But I still dont see any results. I also put some ACV on my head but dont see much difference. Although the ACV did help with the dryness of the bottom of my feet. The bottom of my feet are smooth now. Can you help me out?? I'm really desperate.

Replied by AR447
Austin, TEXAS

I am also young with no history of hair loss in my family, but had been experiencing hair loss, slowly and gradually since I was 20. I am now almost 30 and have been having success with monthly acupuncture and chinese herbs taken twice daily. My hair loss was a result of a kidney deficiency which is actually pretty common. western medicine refused to acknowledge other possibilities aside from anemia and hereditary balding. I was desperate too but am starting to see some results. It's only been 6 months but I am hopeful.

Replied by Rosy
Orlando, Fl

Stop using shampoos that have chemicals in them, SLS especially. This is a web site with more info. I stopped using shampoos with it in if for dandruff, and itchiness. Worked like a charm!

Replied by Al
Deerfield Beach, FL

hey AR447 from Austin, TEXAS -- have you seen hair growth after taking acupuncture and chinese medicine? And on what part of your head have u been losing hair? Have you been doing the acupuncture for 6 months? Do you eventually stop?

Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn.
512 posts

Hello Al,

Are you using a dandruff shampoo such as Head & Shoulders, Zincfrin or any other shampoo with the same active ingredients.

When I was using them, I found myself losing hair until it suddenly dawned on me that it had started a few weeks after switching shampoos. Worked fine for the dandruff, but the hair loss stopped when I threw out the dandruff shampoo. I know several other people who lost hair from the same products. I find the dandruff problem was corrected by using 50/50 apple cider vinegar and warm water final rinse after shampooing.

Replied by Al
Deerfield Beach, FL

Actually Joyce I'm not. I used to use regualr shampoos but lately Ive been using organic ones. I cant explain it. I mean I remember I used to take hydrocut to lose some fat in my stomach, years ago. I dont know if that might have cause my hair to fall out slow. Its been 3 or 4 years that my hair has been thinning.

Replied by Jeffrey
Austin, Tx

Hey AR447... There is a new product on the market in Austin from a company called ManeGain.. They have it in 6 or 7 salons around town, and it has been proven to regrow people's hair naturally without chemicals or drugs... They even give a 100% money back guarantee. Good luck!

Replied by Vee
Ft. Hood, Tx

Well, my hair has been always been thin on the sides, but for the past 5 years since I was diagnosed with fibroids, I see that my thinning has become worse. I was diagnosed with anemia because of the fibroids & I thought this & the medicine that I was on caused the hair loss. Recently, it has become really bad & I almost have no hair on the side of my head but fortunately have enough hair to cover up the bald spot. I see that you mentioned that your hair loss got worse when you used dandruff shampoo. Well, I have had so many changes happen in my body due to this illness & dandruff is one of them & I have been using Head and Shoulders Every time I shampoo, and my hair loss has been worse. So I'll stop using it & try other remedies mentioned here and update when I see results!

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Posted by John R. (Fort Pierce Fl) on 01/13/2017
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I've been drinking Apple Cider Vinegar for about 5 months, also food grade hydrogen peroxide for other reasons not for hair loss but I noticed a family pic of me about 8 mon ago and my hair is a lot thicker now since I've been taking these two things and my congestive heart failure is gone and my cholesterol is good for the first time in 10 years and I haven't taken my cholesterol medicine in a year thank you EC and TEd. God bless everyone reading this

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Posted by Timothy (Seattle, Wa) on 10/22/2017

Argan oil - the kind you eat (culinary type), not the kind you apply topically has stopped my hair from coming out and I feel it is thicker and fuller. You can take up to tablespoon a day for men and just under a tablespoon a day for women. good luck

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Posted by Cw (Las Vegas, Nv) on 10/11/2016
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I am post menopausal and was suffering from severe hair loss. I was told by one doctor to wash my hair daily with a well known over the counter hair restorer (at $40 or so a bottle). Not only could I not afford it, I refused to put all those chemicals on my head daily, especially since it could be deadly to my cats. Other doctors have told me there was nothing I could do and to enjoy my hair while I had it. I even tried a prescription shampoo, as well as many other shampoos on the market. A couple of weeks ago I decided to give up shampoo as so many other people are doing. I never used many products on my hair so it didn't have any kind of build up, and it is almost out of the greasy phase, and I have not lost one strand since I stopped shampooing. While my hair is a little on the oily side (which will stop soon) I wash it only with very warm water and let it dry naturally. My hair looks AMAZING. The shine and bounce it had when I was a teenager is back. I'm hoping that it will grow back in areas I have bald spots, but even if it doesn't I am so happy that I am not losing any more. I don't use vinegar or baking soda on it, just plain water. And if it smells a little funky, I just go outside, turn my head upside down and run my fingers through it and the smell is gone. I am so happy, I wanted to share with everyone!

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Posted by Jarad (Auckland, New Zealand) on 07/11/2008
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Bach Flowers For Hair Growth.

First off, thank you for this fantastic site. It has really helped me.

I will give you a run down of my situation as I feel it's all-relevant in some way or another.

For many years, about 17 years (starting when I was 21) I have been worried about my hair, which has always been quite fine. Because I thought it was thinning I read all I could and searched out remedies etc. As I didn't want to admit it to anyone I felt isolated. I really worked myself into a state by constantly checking in the mirror at home and where ever I went. The problem with this is that all mirrors have different lighting and some lighting makes hair look thinner etc. It was like I wanted confirmation and then some way of tracking the process so I could see if what I was trying as a remedy was working. I tried topical herbal solutions. One called Nioxin (the shampoo basically makes your hair thicker). This made me feel better but it didn't really help my state, which was basically, secretly underneath it all,...anxiety. But I kept spending $ on these things and vitamins. I had developed a kind of dread. I had real insecurity.

I visited a few natural doctors, Chinese, Ayurvedic etc. about this and general things. I discovered I had quite low blood pressure.
I started using Tumric, fennel, Cumin, Basil, Cardimon, Coriander and Cinimon.

I went to a herbalist who muscle tested me and reckoned that my thinning hair was caused by dairy products and hormonal reasons. I could cut out the dairy, but the hormonal thing, I had no idea why that was. But I got herbs off her to deal with this. And I felt better.
She also said my tests told her that dipping my head bellow my knees regularly for 60 seconds would help (I thought at the time this was silly. But now I think it's a very good idea).

I was always looking at other men to see if they where balding as a way of either feeling better that I had more hair than them or thinking "Oh no that's how I will be".

I had a very uncomfortable feeling. I would wake up feeling gutted. So did a lot of meditation to deal with these awful feelings. But I was addicted to looking and checking. My scalp felt tight so I randomly massaged it.

I had a hair analysis test about 3 years ago and went on a homeopathic detox because of high lead. It also showed Amalgam. After this detox I took Chlorella tablets for months. By this time I had decided that my thinning hair was because of stress and these heavy metals. This test also said I had a Thyroid issue, being under active (Even though I'm quite skinny).

I kept using the Nioxin topical treatment (which really just makes hair look thicker I think).

Over the years, at times I perceived that my hair was getting thicker, but I think it was just as it was at the time just different lighting and hair cuts. And after this sense of wow its growing thicker now, I would then have panic attacks when I saw in certain lights that it was indeed getting worse.

Its all about the tracking and gauging what's happening and then the reaction + or -. A real roller coaster of emotions. My state was not about acceptance. It was a battle.

What I felt all along, deep down, was that "This is not how things are meant to be" This is why I was searching for a remedy. Not just because I was vain. Maybe this is because there WAS a solution to my hair thinning, I didn't feel acceptance of my condition.

About a year and a half ago I started to seriously search the inter net for cures. I found lots of herbal remedies and was about to send off for some but thought I would just go the local health food shop and get the free herbalist to make me up a combo of the herbs these products contained, Saw Palmetto etc, for DHT blocking etc.

I did this for 6 months or so. I didn't perceive much difference.

I went to my Anthrosophic doctor about 10 months ago who suggested I take Iscador (Mistletoe homeopathic by Weleda) by injection, which I did myself. This he said would boost my immunity and cause my hair to grow thicker. I was taking it 3 times a week. You must have this prescribed to get it and use under supervision.

I was taking Saw Palmetto, Thyro Vital Complex (with L-Tyrosine, Withania, Kelp, vitamin + minerals) Life Stream's "Skin" (Aloe Vera, Horsetail, Gotu Kola, Grape Seed) Vit B complex, Fish Oil. MRI brand "Multi Complete" and Cell Salts (all 12 combo). Also I have always and still have a good, natural, hole food diet with small amounts of meat and fish.

At this time I found the Earth Clinic web site. I started the suggestions; rubbing my fingernails together. I also took a deep breath, dipped my head bellow my knees and while holding the breath, gently pushed my fingers from my neck down my side burns and down my forehead and held at my hairline for a few moments, Then coming back up and breathing out. I did this morning and night.

I also started using a Plumb Blossom Hammer, which is a small acupressure tapping hammer with little needles. I was tapping my scalp all over till it was all red twice a day.

I perceived that my hair was in fact getting thicker by this regime.

Shortly after this I became very emotional and upset about other things. I thought that these issues where caused by the Iscador, or the scalp tapping, so I stopped and my regime was crushed. I soon felt that my hair was once again thinning. I also felt the Saw Palmetto wasn't really doing anything. On top of these stuck feelings I realised I had an odd ringing in my left ear that sounded like mores code. I was beside myself! I felt like my body was malfunctioning, and I was looking and checking everything trying to track these new rapidly appearing symptoms. I called all kinds of practitioners to find some clues to it. I was physically exhausted through lack of sleep from the stress.

I got great relief from a Japanese acupressure technique called Shin Jin Jitsu. This really helped my emotional turmoil, amazing.

I went to a Homeopath who gave me a homeopathic called Wiesbaden (aqua 5c, use under supervision of Homeopath). This he said would grow my hair. He also said that the Plumb Blossom Hammer does work but that I didn't need it, just his remedy. I took it for about a month 3 x a day. Not sure if it worked.

I went back to the Anthrosophic doctor. My Thyroid was normal now, and so too was my blood pressure (which had been low)

My scalp started to smell this I think was from using the Plumb Blossom Hammer. I got rid of the smell by applying coconut oil over night a few times as suggested on Earth Clinic. It worked.

I got my last Amalgam filling removed and went back to the Earth Clinic web site and found the Oil Pulling suggestion. I did this and my week feeling, sensitive gums felt better. I was also inspired by the promised heavy metal removal. So I did it every morning (and have been doing so for 6 months). I do sesame mostly. Coconut oil works for my sensitive gums, just twice. Weleda Herbal Toothpaste (silica based).

I did the oil pulling while fingernail rubbing for 10 minutes each morning. Then two glasses of water one with cider vinegar. Deep breathing and head below the knees for a few moment regularly over the day. I also started the hair brushing suggestion on this site, which I did twice a day.

So now back to my hair worries. I felt this terrible knot in my stomach, and at times in my heart. Again at this time I went to a place I had gone to 4 years ago that helped me sort out my health. They use a machine that reads the meridians from my fingers and toes. This gives a picture of how the organs are functioning inside the body. The practitioner is very skilled at the choosing homeopathic treatments and diet based on the readings.

(They can test substances on the body also. Most of the vitamins tested they on me where fine but the COATINGS on the tablets and capsules where BAD (So I recommend washing the paint like gunk of your tablets and empty the capsules out). They said that as the tablet goes through your body it is accompanied by this coating and your body will reject both as waste not nutrient.)

They ultimately said my body was not absorbing nutrients because of my emotional imbalance. They prescribed me a Bach Flower combination. This really helped. I went back and they gave me a new combo to deal with other emotional issues, my absorption was getting better with my feelings. The following month they said my absorption of nutrients was even better. I told them that the yucky feelings where pretty much gone, I was feeling like myself again. They then prescribed another homeopathic and a new combo of Bach Flower remedies, but this time for my SCALP. Some how they ascertained that my scalp was stressed and this was why my hair was thinning. I was to put 5 drops in an eggcup half filled with good water and then simply apply it to the whole scalp twice a day.

The combination of Bach Flowers would be dependent on your personal stress reasons.

Within two weeks I had noticed a change in my scalp. Deep down I felt that this was the real solution! I ran out of Nioxin shampoo and stopped it. It tested no good for me anyway. I also stopped the Plumb Blossom Hammering.

The next visit and they said my absorption of nutrients was excellent now and I was feeling so much better.

Into the second month and my hair is definitely getting thicker.

My dad is going bald and his dad is bald. So I had figured maybe its just hereditary. But my dad didn't start thinning till he was in his late 40s. But I also know that this was probably his most stress full work heavy time of his life being self-employed. So I feel that it is actually stress in my family that is the issue. I have been self- employed for 17 years and quite a stress sensitive person. This is held in my scalp but the Bach Flowers relax it. I will see what happens now that this cycle has been interrupted with continued use.

So if it is stress for you, try Bach Flowers. It's also no good having uncomfortable feelings full stop. These must be relieved for good health and proper nutrient absorption.

I am not sure exactly if it's just the Bach Flowers applied to the scalp or if it's a combo of the oil pulling, rubbing nails together, hair-brushing technique etc. Or maybe the removal of my amalgam fillings.

I figure that doing it all can't hurt. But listen to yourself above all.

THANK YOU AGAIN EARTH CLINIC!!! (I tell every one about you. One guy said the Oil Pulling fixed his gum infection)

Replied by Tim
Manhattan, New York

thank you Jara for your in depth report! I would like to ask which Bach remedies worked for you? I sometimes take the Rescue Remedy but not for hair loss. ...thanks

Replied by Linda
Chipley, Fl

What is fingernail pulling and rubbing fingernails together all about?

I am 67 and my fingernails look terrible from wearing fake nails for years and years (I think thats why)

I am so excited about Earth Clinic, I have told several people about it. One lady told me using ACV or CO sounded like voodoo. lol I dont think I will have to listen to her story about her arthritis anymore though.

EC: Hi Linda,

Not sure where the original post about fingernail rubbing is on the site! Some kind of acupressure technique... Anyone know?


P.S. The only voodoo remedies on the site in on the warts page with an astounding 19 YEAS!!

Replied by Brian
Pelham, Nh

I've bought a book on this once it involves rubbing the finger nails together together for 15minutes twice a day. its reflexology it sais that fingernails are a direct path to the follicles it takes a few months but it does work, just alot of work just to have hair. look up balayam on the web......good luck

Replied by Flo
Vancouver, Bc, Canada

Hi Jarad:

What were the 2 Bach flower remedies given to you? One for stress , the other for hair loss?cheers, Flo

Baking Powder, Apple Cider Vinegar  

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Posted by Quetzalcoatl (Tampa, USA) on 01/31/2008
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The men in my family lose their hair. As one of those men in the family, I did too and expected to do so..... No one really feels bad about it and each of us have enough "game" LOL that we never feel bad about ourselves THAT SAID Strangely it has not been in the usual MPB pattern .... Just a consistent thinning starting in the 30's..... SO for one month the guys decided to secretly agree on an experiment ..... every other day we pour aluminum FREE!!!! baking powder in our DRY hair, rub in into the scalp, let it sit for 15 minutes and wash it out (no shampoos ever and no metrosexual gel or styling!!!! THEN every other day we add 2 tablespoons of ACV to our tea with as much AGAVE nector to sweeten the flavor flav.(hehe) 2 months later we all noticed less hair falling out and NEW hair growth .... its been over a year and comparing pictures of the guys at thanksgiving the past year and pictures this year and the results are clear and affirmative. worked for us. IMPORTANT: we dont eat red meat.

Replied by Julie
Sydney, Australia

Was it baking powder or baking soda you used?

EC: Good question! Usually people refer to aluminum-free baking soda.

Info from The Cook's Thesaurus website:

"baking powder

Baking powder is a mixture of one or more acidic salts and baking soda, an alkali. These two compounds react when they get wet and release carbon dioxide gas bubbles. These, in turn, cause baked goods to rise. Baking powder is perishable. To test a batch, add 1 teaspoon to cup hot water. If it doesn't bubble, throw it out. Look for baking powder among the baking supplies in most supermarkets.

baking soda = bicarbonate of soda = sodium bicarbonate = bicarb = bread soda

Equivalents: One tablespoon of baking soda = 1/4 oz = 7 grams Notes: Baking soda is alkaline, and when mixed with acidic ingredients, it reacts and releases bubbles of carbon dioxide. These bubbles, when trapped inside batter, help baked goods rise. Baking powder contains baking soda, along with acidic salts that react with the soda when they get wet or heated. Recipes that call for both baking powder and baking soda are probably using the baking soda to offset extra acidity in the batter (from ingredients like buttermilk or molasses) and to weaken the proteins in the flour. Omitting the baking soda from these recipes may alter the color or flavor of whatever you're baking, and make it less tender.

Replied by Angelo
New York
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I have been waiting a little over a year to write this letter expecting better results than what I have. Unfortunately, I believe the benefits of fighting Male Pattern Baldness with baking soda and ACV may have been exaggerated. I've been using ACV & baking soda since Aug. 9, 2009 (today is Aug. 22 2010) and the difference in my hair regrowth is only slight at best. The shape of my head is still quite visible. I've found that drinking horsetail tea on a regular basis and adding it to the ACV rinse helped with the MPB even more so but again only slightly. However, until something better comes along I'm going to continue using baking soda & ACV because it's a wonderful treatment for dandruff. Also, every shampoo & conditioner I've investigated contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and/or Sodium Laureth Sulfate. These two chemicals are what are used to make soap nice and lathery but they also destroy hair follicles. I must also add that baking soda & ACV restored my hair color. It didn't get rid of the gray hairs but restored the youthful shine & got rid of the dullness that comes with age. As I continue the baking soda & ACV treatment, if anything should favorably change, I will make sure to write.

Replied by Alfred
Bangkok, Thailand

Okay lets talk.. I am 83yrs young --6 month ago all my hair, mustache & beard pure white.. Eye lashes and brows black. I started taking PP. Hylastin, (hyaluronic Acid and Omega) Black hair started to grow Fast.. I noticed in 3 days.. On my Arms and on my head.. I was completely Bald on top and back of my head.. Sides white.. BUT THE SIZE OF THE PILL.. BIG.. I struggled thru one bottle by dipping it in honey.. I then switched to PP. Ultimate H. A.. Pill much smaller. But not as powerful.. Took 3 pills to start in one day then upted it to 4 pills now taking 134mg a day. RESULTS.. Bald spot on back of head.. Appearance all hair, front top.. Grab it.. You have handful of hair.. Dark black in both places... Mustache.. More black than white.. 80% black.. Other facial hair getting darker, but more white hair so maybe does not look darker, HA has done many other good things. I found on internet a glass used for swallowing large pills.. I looked to see what it feels like but in Thailand they do not have. Angelo.. I thing the HA will do more for you than what your now taking. PS if u can take that large pill, that will work better. Stay well

Replied by Flo
Vancouver, Bc, Canada

What is PP and HA?

Replied by Sweden
Noyb, Sweden

Baking Soda  

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Posted by Megan (Horseheads, Ny) on 11/19/2013
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WOW Borax. I would try it but I use baking soda already and it has made my hair grow full! Can't see that huge spot that has been there since I was a teen! Sounds like borax would have been good too. If I'm out of one I can always get the other out. Thanks for info.