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Does anyone know a herbal remedy or food that helps baldness. I have had it for years and tried various concoctions, but I would love to know if any of you have a secret recipe looked away.

 

I do have Zinc and Selenium deficiency on top.

 

 

Thanks for all your help.

 

Its very strange, I feel like I have loads of Grandmothers looking down on me while typing this. A awesome feeling it is too.

 

 

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perhaps scrubbing scalp with baking soda instead of shampoo might stimulate hair growth. It will open up pores as well which may help. Would stimulate scalp circulation as well.

 

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i have never heard of using baking soda on your scalp thanks for the info

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I've read that elevated insulin levels can cause hair loss, at least it did in a study on mice.

 

I don't know if you can re-grow hair, but everyone could benefit from controlling their sugar and grain intake to prevent spikes in blood sugar.

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Does anyone know a herbal remedy or food that helps baldness. I have had it for years and tried various concoctions, but I would love to know if any of you have a secret recipe looked away.

 

I do have Zinc and Selenium deficiency on top.

 

 

Thanks for all your help.

 

Its very strange, I feel like I have loads of Grandmothers looking down on me while typing this. A awesome feeling it is too.

 

I'm not sure I completely understand. The zinc & selenium deficiency is causing your hair loss? zinc &selenium overdose will cause hair loss too. I'm assuming you took some suppliments and that should have returned your hair to normal. What does your doctor say? Genetics dont account for the zinc & selenium deficiency causing hair loss. Is it a coincidence that your grandmothers had hair loss?

 

Do you have PCOS? I do an my hair is coming out at an *alarming* rate. According to my doctor, if its hormonal hair loss, stimulating the scalp will increase the blood flow and hormones to the area. Doing so will make your hair fall out even quicker -so no topical rogaine type of thing. IMO I'd skip any herbal stimulant type of thing. Doing a 'no shampoo' shouldnt hurt. Apple cider rinse, baking soda massage. Also, once stimulated the cycle has already started and is pre determined. (I can ask for further clarification on that if you'd like)

 

So, for me I can do nothing until my hormones are under control or my hair will realllllly start to disappear. The whole PCOS/blood sugar/hormonal imbalance for me is a whole what came first, chicken or egg scenario. All the hormones are intertwined and feed off each other. Feel free to PM if you'd like. :)

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Any shampoo with SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) or SLSE (Sodium Laureth Sulfate) damages the hair follicles and may cause hair loss. Guess what? Virtually every shampoo on the market contains it. You might try shampoo bars.

 

If you do try baking soda, as suggested, be sure to follow up with an apple cider vinegar rinse (1:4 ACV to water) to maintain a proper pH balance.

 

Essentials oils of Thyme, Rosemary, Juniper, Lavender and Cedarwood, diffused into a base of Jojoba and Grapeseed oil, then massaged into the scalp every day, should show you a significant improvement over time.

 

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FE iron tablets may help with female hair loss. You do not have to be anemic in order for the iron to work. Just learned this today. Got my iron tablets today. My doctor told me to try them for leg cramps and pain, then I looked at info online today and said it may also help with regrowing hair. I have hair loss, too. So, will see how it goes. Says it must be FE iron.

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That's interesting, Violet. Learned something new. :D

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Any shampoo with SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) or SLSE (Sodium Laureth Sulfate) damages the hair follicles and may cause hair loss. Guess what?

 

Hmmm, no edit button -- that should read SLS and SLSA.

 

(I was a tired puppy and mistyped~!)

 

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Natural soaps help quite alot for some people. Monistat 2-4% rubbed on the scalp can help restart hair growth. One of the chemicals in it has this side effect and people use it to grow their hair longer, and to help with balding spots. ( I learned that on another forum.)

 

Good vitamins and a high protein diet can also help grow hair. I have hair loss as well but it seems to be coming back a little now.

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Monistat, as in yeast infection Monistat? Is that over the counter now?

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This might be an older post, but thought I'd share anyway. When my first husband passed on, my hair started falling out in chunks. I had one bald spot on the back side of my head the size of a silver dollar. Hairdresser said "alopecia". I went to our local health food store and bought some pine tar shampoo. Hair grew back in, but white as snow! Wouldn't even take color for a long, long time. Finally started growing back in with natural brunette and white. Periodically I wash my hair with the pine tar shampoo. About 3 months ago I had hair dresser take out all the "false brunette" and now I'm a blondish, silver, brown mix. Don't have to do nuttin' now...'cept let it grow in natural if I want. Great way to gradually leave the bottled brunette! (LOL)

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I have alopecia totalis, and nothing really worked for me. I finally started "wearing" hair...a wig! I love my "hair" now...it's very low maintenence, everyone asks me who my colorist is, and my sister (who has enough hair for two people) always grumps at me because I never have a "bad hair day." ;)

 

Best of all, I have a husband who desn't mind when I take it off at the end of the day!

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