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Posted by Z_girl (Santa Barbara, Ca) on 10/08/2012

I am experiencing greater than usual amounts of falling hair. I've tried adding hair vitamins, good protein in diet, adequate water, using safe shampoos, but the only thing that lessens the amount of falling hair, that ends up in my hands, on my clothes and in the drain, is eating several eggs per day-- they are free range, organic, omega -3 brown eggs. If I miss a day of eating at least 3 eggs my hair starts to fall out again.

Eggs are such a complex food its very hard to isolate what mineral or combination or minerals are helping my hair. I really cant eat 3 eggs every day-- not only because that is a lot of cholesterol, but I don't want to develop an allergy to them from eating them every day.

Additionally my nails and cuticles arent in that great of shape, but eggs sure helped at least the cuticles in short order.

Part of the reason I am so concerned about it, is that if I have a deficiency of some type I'd like to find out before it affects something more serious than my hair.

Any help as to why the eggs are helping would be appreciated.

Replied by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
10/08/2012

Hi Z_girl, You don't say much about your diet other than eggs help with your hair and also nails. They're rich in protein, lecithin and sulfur among other things. I'm thinking it may be the protein. I say this because, when I was a vegetarian in my 20's my hair started falling out and my nails would peel. I had always had very thick hair and good nails up to then. When I finally started adding in eggs and meat my hair was eventually restored and my nails got a lot stronger. Anyway, that would be my guess. Since you're concerned about eating too many eggs, get protein through many different sources. Hope this helps, Lisa

Replied by Diana329
Philadelphia, PA
10/14/2012

Eggs are also good for your face. Whites are good for oily skin and yoks are good for dry skin.

Replied by Z_girl
Santa Barbara, Ca
10/15/2012

Actually my diet is pretty good and I get a sufficinet amount of protein for my size (small). I've tried hair vitamins to no avail. If it helps the texture has changed as well to coarser and brittle-- it's like wire now, before it was soft thread. I'm wondering if its some sort of toxic buildup that my body is getting rid of by dropping the hair that contains it? Maybe its not a deficiency at all but a toxcity?


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Posted by Maiya (San Francisco, California) on 09/17/2008
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I am a female, 53 yrs old. Three months ago my hair started falling out. My scalp was burning and I had red patches and itching. I had numerous blood tests done, but all the blood tests came out normal. I believe the hair loss and scalp problems were caused by an allergic reaction to Prozac, so I went off the Prozac immedietly (It takes 4 to 6 weeks for Prozac to leave the system). But I needed something that would stop the hair loss and scalp pain fast.

I tried switching shampoos and using other OTC products, but nothing would help. I lost half my hair. Then I read an article about Emu Oil for hair loss. I started using it on my scalp and got immediate results. The burning and itching stopped within 2 days and my hair stopped falling out. After using it for only 1 week, I noticed new hair coming in. I would highly recommend Emu Oil to anyone with scalp problems.

Replied by Sam
St.Louis, USA
09/18/2008

Maiya- What brand of Emu oil did you get? Where did you buy it from from and for how much? There are a million places that sell Emu oil but I cannot figure out which ones are genuine. Thanks

Replied by Maiya
San Francisco, California
09/19/2008

I purchased Emu Gold. You can get it from their website, emugold.com, but I found it cheaper at betterlife.com- 2oz - $17.85. Just make sure the brand you use is fully refined. Expensive, but a little goes a long way. They have a shampoo/conditoner that I also use. I massage the oil into my scalp at night and use the shampoo in the morning. I have hair down to my waist and I'm thankful I won't have to cut it all off now.

Replied by Marie
Wellington, New Zealand
06/08/2009

Hi Maiya, How often did you apply it when your hair was falling out? I bought some yesterday and applied it last night and washed it this morning. I hate washing as more falls out. How often did you apply it - weekly? or everynight then washing in morning? or just several times a week?


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Posted by Swati (Jaipur, Rajasthan, India) on 02/06/2013

Hi, I'm facing a big problem of hairfall after changing my place from Kolkata to Jaipur.

please suggest me some herbal and natural remedies. My hairs are following like hell. Suggest me some steps n diet to follow to stop herbal immediately. I m using Wella enrich shampoo n conditioner which was suiting me when I was in Kolkata, bt here its not working. Oil I m using is Dove hairfall resque. please suggest me some diet chat and herbal tips. Thanks in advance.


Posted by Meg (Washington, Dc) on 12/17/2012

Has anyone tried gelatin for the hair? If so, does the gelatin repair damaged hair or stimulate hair growth? A few sites say that it prevents breakage and adds body, but that evidence of hair growth is inconclusive. Any thoughts on this? Thanks.


Posted by Irene (Sandvika) on 11/02/2012

Can someone look at this link and tell me if this is the tin TED meant in his posts for hair loss?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stannous-Chloride-Tin-II-Chloride-SnCl2-100g-/281012643754?pt=UK_BOI_Medical_Lab_Equipment_Lab_Supplies_ET&hash=item416da8a7aa

I got this now, and it says its dangerous, irritant to the skin etc. So I got scared. Please, let me know?


Posted by Alastary (Frankfort, Kentucky, Usa) on 02/02/2012

Ted, I have developed hair thinning after drinking senna tea and having acupuncture done in my scalp. The thinning area is directly in the area on my scalp where the needles were inserted.

Also What supplements resemble the actions of ASTRESSIN-B?

Read this article please.

According to reports, researchers came across the discovery when testing a chemical compound on genetically-altered mice. The mice's bodies had been programmed to overproduce a stress hormone, called corticotrophin-releasing factor (CRF), which, in addition to other things, caused them to lose their fur as they aged.

As part of the study, the balding mice were given five daily injections of a recently-developed anti-stress hormone, astressin-B, and then returned to their habitat. Three months passed, and when scientists returned to collect the rodents for follow-up studies they unexpectedly discovered the once-hairless subjects had re-grown their fur. Reports indicate the injections were 100 percent effective in re-growing hair.

"Our findings show that a short-duration treatment with this compound causes an astounding long-term hair regrowth in chronically stressed mutant mice, " said Dr Million Mulugeta of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

"This molecule also keeps the hair colour (and) prevents the hair from turning grey, " he told the AFP news agency.

"This could open new avenues to treat hair loss in humans, " Dr Mulugeta added.

Here's how MedPageToday characterizes the research:

The mutant mice bred to overproduce the stress hormone corticotrophin-releasing factor become bald on their backs as they age. But after a week of daily injections with a compound to block CRF called astressin-B developed by the group to treat gastrointestinal disease, the mice unexpectedly regrew their missing hair and were indistinguishable from controls.

The effect remained for up to four months, which the researchers pointed out in a press release is a long time in a mouse's less than two-year life span. It far exceeded the mild regrowth produced by minoxidil (Rogain) in the same mouse model, the group reported in PLoS One.

Since CRF is also expressed in human skin, the researchers expressed optimism that a similar approach could be a "breakthrough therapy for alopecia."

Replied by Minu
Delhi
10/11/2012

I just wanted to know whether there is any further news on corticotrophin-releasing factor (CRF) theory. I am keen to know as I am losing a lot of hair and I am old female. Someone pl. help.


Posted by Panajo (Tilden, Ne.) on 01/18/2012

I keep reading peroxide will help with thining hair but no one tells how to use it. Can you answer or tell where and how to find it on the web. thank you.


Posted by Jack (Melbourne, Vic) on 12/07/2011

Hi Ted, I've had diffuse hairloss for the last 6 months or so, on my head, eyebrows, eyelashes, I think also pubic hair, and maybe even arm and leg hai r(I may be getting paranoid), I'm currently using chromium, selenium forte, drinking 1/4 teaspoon of borax in pure water, washing my hair and body in borax, I have been doing this for 3 days now, hair loss hasn't stopped but I can say the borax has made my hair so full and healthy looking I can't believe it.. I used to have little dandruff plugs on the ends of my lost hairs just above the roots, but I'm fixing that with clove oil in water aswell as vitamin A and E every second day.. I think the cause of my hairloss was being exposed to mold in my old house, I have now moved house... My question is, can mold exposure cause hairfall on all hair on the body??? Or is pubic/body hair loss really uncommon?

I still have a normal looking head of hair but I can tell it's not as thick as it was

Just adding that I still smoke cannabis every second day or so, could this affect my treatments?


Posted by Philipa (Houston, Tx) on 09/05/2011

After not too much research on the Coppola Keratin treatment, I had it done last year (7/10). I had super thick coarse curly, hard-to-manage hair. It was supposed to loosen my curls and eliminate frizz. My results were ok. My curls ended up being almost gone and even now (9/10), the texture is not back to normal. In fact I have less curl and more frizz. I was managing that, but now realize that my hair is thinning on top, mostly at the hairline and temples. It must have been happening slowly throughout the year. I never noticed extra hair loss, but I think that is because I lose so much usually. I actually think my hair didn't fall out so much as it just stopped creating new. I've been putting a 1/2 acv, 1/2 water mixture on it and am thinking that helps but it seems to iritate my scalp. I notice my scalp is somewhat pink.

Any help would be much appreciated!

Replied by Oscar
Syracuse, New York
09/06/2011

Well, for starters, quit taking the keratin if you have not already done so. Next, start eating 2 eggs a day along with one vitamin B-complex tablet. This has worked for me and seems to help maintain healthy skin and fingernails also for some reason. Also, some form of moderate exercise, like riding a bicylcle or taking a brisk walk for a mile or so is good for you.

I had noticed I was developing baldness when some doctor switched my pain medication from codiene to darvon. This darvon stuff made me go bald on the top of my head. I had the doctor switch me back to codeine and then I began eating the two eggs and taking the one vitamin B-complex tablet every day and the bald spot went away. That was about 20 years ago and that bald spot never came back....oscar

Replied by Marco
Toronto, Ontario
01/28/2012

Oscar, re: two eggs, do you eat the yolk also or can it be eggwhite also? thanks


Posted by Elchay12 (Milwaukee, Wi) on 07/09/2011

My nerves (worries, anxious etc. ) are really bad, which leaves me scratching my scalp all day. Over the last two months my hair started falling out (experiencing hair loss) due to my scratching it all day (due to nrevousness). Will the ACV hydrogen peroxide help with my hair loss?


Posted by Ricmac (Adelaide, South Australia) on 03/24/2011

Hi all Has anyone tried the potion of Honey, Cinnamon and Olive oil. You heat the olive oil and mix in the Honey and Cinnamon and leave on hair for 15 minutes then wash off. I have seen it all over the web but I have not seen any results

Replied by Joyce
Landsdowne, Pa
03/25/2011

I tried it once but it was messy and stained my shirt. It was also very difficult to wash out of my hair.


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Posted by Zk85 (Khobar, Saudi Arabia) on 12/04/2009
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I am surprised this is not mentioned or known about much.

To cure hair loss and have hair regrowth, the Bedouin here use grass oil (like normal grass in your garden turned into oil... it is a very thick oil.. just a bit thicker than olive oil sometimes as thick, if you get one that is watery know you have been cheated and its mixed with water or other things)

It is so effective I am 26 years old and I could never grow a full goatee ( always wanted one :P ) so I used it for about a week on the empty area and hair grew where none was!

To use it on the head apply daily or once every other day with good enough amount to spread over your scalp and massage it in leave it in from 4 to 6 hours for about a month should be enough to notice real difference... I am not kidding this thing is WORTH the trouble, we don't have many scientists in this country if we did and they studied this i am SURE they would have extracted what ever is in there that makes it work so damn well and cured baldness already.

Warning though this stuff is green and it drips so make sure you don't stain your cloths :) but i promise you this is one mess you wont regret :D

EC: Hi Zk85. Is there another name for this grass oil? We see that citronella, lemongrass, and palmarosaessential oils areeach made from grass. However, lemongrass oil isthe one we seelisted asbeing manufacturedin Saudi Arabia.

Replied by Anonomous
Falling Pines, America
12/10/2009

I also googled this every way possible and cannot find any information. I wanted to bring back up the subject to see if anyone else knows, where this grass oil can be purchased or if it can be made.

It's weird, how some people post here and you never hear from them again.

EC: Yep, we googled this extensively too. We're guessing it's lemongrass oil. If you google "lemongrass for hair loss" you will see it mentioned on several websites.

Replied by Stacey
Greensboro, Nc
12/10/2009

I've found a US patent for the use of vetiver grass for hair restoration: (http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/6193976.html)

Vetiver is in the same family as lemongrass.

Replied by Judy
High Point, Nc
12/11/2009

I found vetiver oil at iherb.com, made by Aura Cacia company

Replied by Saba
Mento, Oh
12/15/2009
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I found lemongrass oil in whole food store in the oil essentials section. Tried to use it on my scalp (for thinning hair) a few drops and BOY Oh BOY! it burned my scalp so much I couldn't even hold it for 2 minutes. I had to jump in the show and wash it off.

Replied by Juliette
Santa Fe, New Mexico
12/15/2009
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Warning

I am an aromatherapist - please never use undiluted essential oils on your skin or hair; they can burn (as you now know!) If you want to try the lemon grass oil again, dilute it in a carrier oil - anything you have around the house will do, the carrier oil will also have benefits so try to use a cold pressed, unrefined oil. A good rule of thumb is about 6 drops to a tablespoon full of oil. Essential oils are wonderful in healing, but they need respect - I should know - I still sometimes burn myself if I add too much basil oil to the bath; more is not always better!

Replied by Saba
Mentor, Oh
12/16/2009

Thanks Juliette, I will do just that - I have cold pressed coconut oil. I'll mix it and try again. I have female hair loss on the front top of my hair. I just started a week ago to wash with borax and consume a tea spoon of the coconut oil. I've been taking Apple Cider Vinegar and Blackstrap Molasses and honey for 3 weeks now and I love it. I love EC and all of you. To come across this website has been a great blessing.

Replied by Shamayam
Evanston, Il
08/10/2010
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I am 24 yrs old and my husband is 30 yrs old. We moved out the country and found some green grass oil for hair loss. Already we have seen results, me after 4 washes and him after only 2. His slight baldness he was starting have from all his hair cuts is now gone and my hair is growing healthier and faster. I researched the oil for friends in the states but couldn't find it. However, the ingredients in the oil are: Green Herb Oil, Saturated & Unsaturated fatty acids, Provitamin A, and Vitamin E. We love it and use it every time we wash our hair, which is every 2 weeks. We wash our hair and then massage the oil into the scalp (enough to cover the entire head) and then add conditioner to our hair. We let it sit in for about 15-20 minutes and rinse out with warm water. I hope this helps some of you

Replied by Bill
Philly, Pa
09/17/2010

How about telling us the name of the product. There must be a company name on the bottle somewhere. And an address or a phone number or a website. I think it's a little strange how everybody keeps saying how fast and simple it is to grow hair with this stuff but nobody actually tells you anything. It's just "Go out and get some and in a few weeks your hair will be growing back" Sounds more like someone playing games. As usual you never hear from them again. Like the story about growing hair with carrot juice.

Replied by Kelly Colby
Dallas, Tx
06/08/2011

I searched for Grass Oil and found that it can be purchased through some India(n) stores. I also came across a recipe that looks like it is pretty straight forward.

Mix 63 ml. of the juice of green grass in 250 ml. of coconut oil, boil it. Let it cool down, strain and use it for massaging the body or scalp.


Hair Loss and Hormone Issues  

Posted by Joy (Battleground, Wash) on 03/26/2013

I don't have any hair loss , but I read a lot and in the book by John Lee, What your doctor may not tell you about menopause, he writes that some people get estrogen dominant from our food, water, plastics and fertilizers, anyway, he says many people who get their homones back into balance can reverse their hair loss.

There is hairloss with thyroid imbalance and you can have an imbalance even if your tests come back normal , read the book by Mary Shomon, the thyroid diet revolution. It's not a Diet Book, but reviews of what helps to heal the thyroid .

Frequently a progesterone deficiency/imbalance due to estrogen dominance in men and women. Hope this helps someone.... Sometimes you just have to try a little dab and see if it helps

Replied by Joy
Battleground, Wash
03/27/2013

Googling around again and one site said to no longer use soap or shampoo on hair but 1/2 cup soda in 1 1/2 cups water and massage in scalp and then rinse with cold water as little as needed and don't mess with hair much, combing , curling , styling , but massage head once in a while until improvement shows.... Hope this helps.


Hair Loss and Wilson's Syndrome  

Posted by Pr (Houston, Texas, Usa) on 04/16/2010

For the last year I have been experiencing hair loss and have tried every remedy on EC with no help. Hopefully I think I have finally found the answer to my problem thanks to EC and those who post here. One day someone posted info on Wilson's Syndrome and I followed up on researching it.

The short of Wilson's Syndrome is you can have all the symptoms of low thyroid but your blood work is fine. The key is low oral temperature below 98.6 on a regular basis which I had. I talked to my doctor and she said she treated this and even had a blood test to check for Wilson's syndrome. With Wilson's syndrome your body is unable to use the T3 your thyroid produces so the treatment is T3.

I have just started to take the T3 twice a day. Internet info says 12 hours apart. Also I was extremely fatigue more so than usual as I have been working on getting rid of CFS and Fibromyalgia. Actually it felt as if I had fallen into a big black hole and couldn't get out. Thanks again EC because I had not heard of Wilson's Syndrome and my doctor didn't look for it with my history of CFS and Fib.


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Posted by NADIA (LONDON, UK) on 03/24/2008
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I HAVE TAKEN ALOE VERA JUICE FOR NEARLY 2 YEARS...EVERY MORNING AND NIGHT.. IT HAS TOTALLY CLEARED UP MY TERRIBLY PERSISTENT ADULT ACNE.MY SKIN IS VERY RARELY BLEMISHED NOW AND IS PLUMP AND YOUTHFUL.

HOWEVER RECENTLY I HAVE HAD QUITE EXTREME HAIR LOSS FROM ALL OVER MY HEAD. MY MOTHER THINKS IT COULD BE FROM THE CITRIC ACID USED AS A PRESERVATIVE IN THE ALOE VERA JUICE.

HAS ANYONE COME ACROSS THIS, OR HAS ANY THOUGHTS?:)



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