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Hair Loss

Baldness (formally alopecia) is the state of lacking hair where it usually would grow, especially on the head. The most common form of baldness is a progressive hair-thinning condition that occurs in adult humans and other primate species.

  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • Hair transplants are available for people who have lost there hair and medication prescribed and over the counter to help with stopping hair loss.
  • If you take huge doses of vitamin A can start hair loss, but if you stop taking the vitamin A this should correct the problem.
  • Losing 50-100 hairs a day is normal.
  • Pregnancy can cause some hair loss also Hypothyroidism.

  • Allow blood to rush to your head for fifteen minutes each day (slant boards work well). Perform scalp massages regularly.
  • Avoid eating raw eggs. Only eat eggs that are fully cooked. The avidin in raw eggs makes biotin ineffective.
  • Avoid putting direct heat on your hair with a blow dryer or curling iron/flat iron. Letting your hair air dry is the best option. Only comb hair once it is dry. Avoid using fine-toothed combs or hairbrushes on wet hair; picks work well. Cornrows and ponytails are not recommended.
  • Be especially careful with wet hair as it is more easily broken than dry hair. To dry hair, carefully pat it and squeeze out excess water.
  • Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables in order to get needed flavonoids. These may enhance hair growth. Try to avoid starch.
  • It is best to see your doctor if you are losing a lot of hair.
  • Keep hair out of direct sunlight by keeping it covered. Seawater can also be harmful.
  • Keep nutrients balanced by eating well-balanced meals. Do not participate in crash diets.
  • Look for biotin and silica in the ingredients of hair care products that you purchase (especially shampoos and conditioners). Other products that benefit the hair are jojoba oil, aloe vera, and vitamins C and E. Chamomile, ginseng, passionflower, and marigold promote healthy hair.
  • Since biotin promotes healthy hair and skin, make sure you are getting enough through diet and supplements. Biotin can be found in brown rice, brewer's yeast, green peas, lentils, soybeans, sunflower seeds, walnuts, oats, and bulgur.
  • Soy products like soybeans, tofu, and tempeh can help stop a hormone that may contribute to hair loss.
  • Use only natural, pH balanced hair care products since chemicals can be harmful to hair and scalp. Even with natural products, it is helpful to rotate shampoos and conditioners.

Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Essential fatty acids (flaxseed oil, primrose oil, and salmon oil are recommended)
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances hair texture. Protects against brittle, dry hair.

Raw thymus glandular
Importance: High
Comments: Boosts immune system. Enhances glandular function. Caution: For adult use only.

Vitamin B complex plus
Importance: High
Comments: B vitamins promote good health and enhance growth of hair.

Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)
Importance: High
Comments: B vitamins promote good health and enhance growth of hair.

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Importance: High
Comments: B vitamins promote good health and enhance growth of hair.

Importance: High
Comments: Lack of biotin can contribute to hair loss and skin problems.

Importance: High
Comments: Enhances hair growth.

Vitamin C
Importance: High
Comments: Enhances scalp circulation.

Vitamin E
Importance: High
Comments: Boosts oxygen absorption and scalp circulation. Enhances health and growth of hair.

Importance: High
Comments: Boosts immune function and hair growth. Zinc gluconate lozenges and OptiZinc are recommended.

Coenzyme Q10
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances scalp circulation and oxygen flow to tissues.

Dimethylglycine (DMG)
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Promotes scalp circulation.

Importance: Moderate
Comments: Provides minerals to promote healthy hair growth.

Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Sage Tea
Type: External
Purposes: Makes an excellent hair rinse that may be beneficial to promoting hair growth.

Ginkgo biloba
Type: internal
Purposes: Increases the circulation of blood and oxygen to all parts of the body including the scalp.

Type: Internal
Purposes: Rich in nutrients and high in silica which promotes strong, shiny hair growth.

Green Tea, Pygeum, and Saw Palmetto
Type: Internal
Purposes: It has been said that these three herbs may be beneficial in stopping hair loss.

Tea tree oil
Type: External
Purposes: It has been found that bacteria and mites can cause hair loss. Tea Tree Oil has antibacterial, antiseptic, and insecticide properties. Using this product as a massage will help to eliminate this problem. Place 10 drops of Tea Tree Oil on your scalp and massage the scalp, shampoo as usual.