Alternative Treatments For Hair Loss

Discussion in 'Treatments' started by iprincess706, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. iprincess706

    iprincess706 New Member

    I used to take Aldactone on and off for a few years with no real results, but after careful research of that drug and my constant debate to go on birth control pills, which I am relieved I never did, I found that its long term side effects include Ovarian Cancer, so I just could not continue with it.

    I am much too holistic and health conscious to put such poison in my body, and I am not a big fan of medical science and the drugs they push on poor unsuspecting humans desperate for relief from their ailments, so it seemed simple to me, I had to get back to basics.

    I became a vegan, and started losing the 100 lbs of weight I had gained since quitting smoking, and I went on a quest to help myself, and I hope I can help at least one person in this forum to help themselves too.

    I have been doing a lot of research on women's hair loss, and through years of experimenting, I think I actually found something that works.

    First of all, it is important to wash your hair everyday to get the DHT off your hair, so I have been using a natural Nettle shampoo. I am not sure if this shampoo is providing anymore benefit to me than any other shampoo because I think just the act of shampooing everyday is key.

    Secondly, diet plays an important part in this process. Staying away from any and all processed foods or any carbs that cause insulin spikes is another key factor. It is becoming obvious to me that people with weight problems are more likely to suffer with this problem because their bodies are having problems processing insulin which also causes PCOS, another culprit in this battle, and the over production of testosterone and hormonal imbalance.

    I recommend reading "The Skinny Bitch," and no, you don't have to become a vegan, but I think it is very important to become very aware of everything you put in your body, and that book has opened a whole new world of information and knowledge to me.

    Thirdly, I have been on a vitamin regimen for the last week consisting of two of the best DHT fighters, and this is the best remedy thus far. I have been taking 160 mg 2x per day of Saw Palmetto with 375 mg of Mega Strength Beta Sitosterol 2x per day. I take them both together morning and night before eating which is very important to make it work, so your body can absorb it. I instantly noticed my scalp starting to itch which I am told is a sign of the hair follicles being stimulated to promote growth.

    My hair loss is very minimal now, so i know it is working, and my acne is almost totally gone, and I have been suffering for years. I also read that it takes up to 10 years for your hair follicles to die completely, so there is still a chance for total re-growth of all my lost hair.

    It is probably going to take 3 months to notice a difference and up to a year to see actual thickening of my hair, but so far, I am very hopeful, and I hope everyone will get on board.

    You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by trying it.
  2. saniaa83

    saniaa83 New Member

    hope this is helpful for you.

    What is Alopecia Areata?

    Alopecia areata is a hair loss condition that causes the rapid onset of round patches of baldness. The cause of alopecia areata is unknown, although in some cases, alopecia areata has been associated with autoimmune diseases.

    People are often in good health. In approximately one-fifth of people who develop alopecia areata, there is a family history.
    Natural Remedies for Alopecia Areata

    In most people with alopecia areata, hair usually grows back within a year without any treatment. The following are some natural remedies that have been explored for alopecia areata.

    1) Essential Oils

    A double-blind, placebo-controlled study examined the use of a combination of essential oils or a placebo oil in 86 people with alopecia areata. The combination oil was a mixture of thyme, rosemary, lavender, and cedarwood essential oils in a mixture of carrier oils (jojoba and grapeseed). This oil was massaged into the scalp daily. The control group used only the carrier oils for their massage, also daily.

    After 7 months, 19 (44%) of 43 people using the essential oil blend showed an improvement compared with 6 (15%) of 41 people in the control group. Although no side effects were associated with the topical application of essential oils, they may cause allergic reactions in some people.
  3. mmmaria

    mmmaria New Member

    Hey, thanks for the tips! I'm totally with you in looking for a holistic, alternative solution. I've done a bunch of research into saw palmetto, but I haven't heard much about beta sitosterol. Can you elaborate- what is it, and how is it supposed to help with hair regrowth?

  4. saniaa83

    saniaa83 New Member

    hey mmaria,i know little bit about sitosteral.
    Vitamin Supplement for Sitosteral
    Sitosteral related alternative medicine supplements and vitamins. Also explore information on treatment, health benefits & side effects with Sitosteral products. Many of the sources come from our Encyclopedia of Natural Health and include relevant health topics. Uses vary, but may include , Increasing Energy, and Lowering Triglycerides and are non-FDA reviewed or approved, natural alternatives, to use for , Heart Disease, and Arteriosclerosis.
  5. Tarot by Tara

    Tarot by Tara New Member

    Excellent post, iprincess706. It is similar to my story in a way. I truly believe what we are eating affects our digestive system and hormones, thus causing a lot of hair loss in people today. I'm happy to see your success story and wish you the best. I, too, am a vegetarian. I would go vegan but I have legume sensitivities, so I require some alternative forms of protein (besides hemp seed!) since I cannot tolerate beans and soy.
  6. maryjones

    maryjones New Member

    make a paste of fenugreek seeds powder with yogurt and leave for at least 45 minutes before washing .Apply this method twice in a week.
  7. ili

    ili New Member

    great post, i'm definitely going to look into the combination. I've been on Biotin hair supplements for 3 months now with no result, just accelerated hair loss. As i'm done with them I'l be out to get myself the combo of saw palmetto and Beta Sitosterol. Will keep you posted for further results
  8. Julia David

    Julia David Member

    There are some important things you need to do is drinking at least 2 - 3 liters of water and eat plenty of raw vegetables and fruits. You can keep hair healthier , cleaner and softer with argan life shampoo and apply it three times a week.The product made difference on my hair.