I'm sorry that this post is so long, but I wanted to be thorough. I had to find a forum to post to because 10 years ago when my hair loss began, I frequented a similar forum for support and in hopes of fining any possible solution. I gave up and stopped trying for many years, but I have somehow stumbled upon a solution ( something that is working for me somehow) indirectly (actually as treatment for a different health problem). 10 years ago I had a minor surgery on my scalp to have a mole removed. I'm not sure if it was the local anaesthetic, the trauma to to my scalp from being cut, the adrenaline that was injected or if it was a combination of all three, but shortly after the procedure my hair started coming out in handfuls. I got stomach sick every time I showered or brushed my hair. It slowly stopped coming out in such large quantities but continued over the years to shed more than normal. I thought that the hair loss from the surgery would be temporary and grow back later. It never did. My hair was significantly, and noticeably thinner and I lost hope that it would ever come back. I began to realize that maybe the surgery sparked a different condition that caused my continued hair loss. I know my hormones were not in balance because I was still getting acne, even into my 30's. I was later put on a medication that caused hypothyroidism, creating more problems for my hair. In any case, here is when I started to notice a change.... I went to a naturopath, who put me on a natural thyroid replacement (desiccated pig thyroid, 30mg). By the way, regular physicians diagnose a TSH count up to 7 as normal, a naturopath claims that it should be less than 2) Mine was 5.5 and if definitely affected my hair. I was on the medication for 2 years and stopped the other medication that was causing the thyroid problem. My TSH count is now .5 and I feel great. I haven't taken the hormone for about a year and it is still at .5. This is not the only change that affected my hair. At the same time, my naturopath diagnosed me as gluten intolerant causing me not to be able to absorb many vitamins and minerals, particularly iron and B12 (which aid the absorption of each other). After I was first diagnosed, I began an IV treatment of vitamins and minerals created at the clinic. I also began taking B12 injections daily (you can get these through your pharmacist), iron, zinc and a good multivitamin. The IV treatment I only did for several months. During this time, my skin became noticeably smooth and soft, my hair became soft and shiny and I noticed less and less coming out in the shower, when I brushed, and even when I ran my fingers through it (something I started to do often). Not only that, I started to see regrowth! I was also introduced to a product to help with acne called Estrosmart by Lorna Vanderhaeghe which balances hormones. Other products that helped were Thyrosmart, Adrenasmart, ironsmart and Glucosmart (amazing for PCOS and androgenic problems). I attended one of her lectures as well. She claims that most hair loss problem in women are due to hormone imbalance and iron deficiency. I highly recommend doing your research about hormone imbalance (if you have not already) and M. Vanerhaeghe has completed years of research on the issue. Over time I got lazy and slowly stopped taking all of the supplements and within several months the shedding started again. I immediately went back to my naturopath to tell her what happened, because I really had no idea which of these changes had helped! Maybe it was the combination of all of them. I went for a couple more IV's, but restarted (and still take) the following... Ironsmart (daily) Estrosmart (daily) zinc supplement (daily) Multivitamin (daily) greens powder with probiotics (almost daily) juicing organic fruits and vegetables (almost daily) Magsmart (sometimes) Hemp Oil (sometimes) GLA skin oil/borage oil (sometimes) (If you have PCOS, or elevated blood sugar check out Glucosmart) Oh, as well, and this is HUGE, I stopped using shampoo completely. I use a mixture (1 teaspoon/1 cup water-adjust to what works for you). Fill an empty squeeze bottle. I squeeze some over my scalp and massage it in (it is very different at first - no lather or bubbles, but cleans without harsh detergent and doesn't over strip your natural oils). I put some conditioner in the ends of my hair or use a vinegar/water rinse (doesn't smell after you hair is dry) and it makes your hair silky, soft and shiny. The wonderful part is it is all natural and gentle. Since I started doing this the regrowth has increased dramatically. I actually noticed that the hair elastics that I had to use after the shed are now getting too small to hold my hair. After I use a hairdryer I hold down the part in my hair and tons of little hairs are sticking up everywhere. It feels SO GOOD! Remember, my hair loss persisted for 10 years. I never thought anything could help. This is what is working for me, I can't say that it will help anyone else, but anything is worth a try in my opinion. It is very difficult to deal with, I spent a lot of time over the years in a state of despair ad depression. My anxiety was unbearable at times. I have posted some sites below for you to check out. If you can, attend one of Lorna Vanderhaeghe's lectures, they are amazing. Documentary about the benefits of juicing: "Fat, sick, and nearly dead" and "the Gerson Miracle" (available on Netflix) http://www.fatsickandnearlydead.com/ http://gerson.org/gerpress/the-gerson-therapy/ http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/gerson-miracle/ The greens brand I use: Green Vibrance http://www.vibranthealth.ca/green-vibrance/product-pages/green-vibrance Lorna's site: check out the q&a and the products links http://www.healthyimmunity.com/ Feel free to ask anything you like, I will be happy to help.