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Home Remedies for Hair Loss

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Sesame Oil

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[YEA]  01/29/2009: Robert from Belvidere, illinois: "I've Learned a way that may help in regrowing Hair. Rub Sesame Oil on your head each night before bed then cover with a cap or wrap your head with a towel when you wake in the morning shower using a Herbal shampoo follow up with a final rinse using 1 Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar."

Shu Wu Pian

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NAY (1)

[YEA]  10/31/2008: Mohamed from Denver, Colorado: "I started losing my hair when i was about 18 .i t became a natural thing after a while , i was introduced to Shu Wu Pian which is a chinese herbal supplement .after taking regularly for a few weeks i noticed that the hair lose completly stopped and all the gray hair went away, told my dad about it and he had the same result . Shu Wu Pian can be found at any asian market .Oh did i mention it makes you feel very young as well :)) good luck !!!!"

EC: Read about potential side effects (rare liver reactions) here:

"The four published reports cited in the alert all mention Shou Wu Pian; this is a product manufactured in Shanghai; there are also several manufacturers who have more recently copied the product. It is reputed to contain 100% Ho Shou Wu, but the actual content in the Shanghai preparations is not known. The report also mentions the recent cases involving Shen Min—a product made of several ingredients (including vitamins), with extract of Ho Shou Wu as a central herbal component—and Shou Wu Wan, which is a formula that is said to contain Ho Shou Wu plus a dozen other herbs."

[NAY]  10/28/2009: Al from Broward, Fl replies: "HI, I tried Fo-Ti (Ho-Shou-Wu) which i guess is the same as SHU WU PAIN, and I did not notice any hair growth or niether did it help with my hair loss. I did notice that more hair fell off and even thinned more. while taking this supplement i noticed that my feet started to dry up. I would not recommend this."

Stimulate Blood Circulation

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YEA (2)

[YEA]  01/11/2012: Marko from Christchurch, Canterbury, Newzealand: "A lot of hair loss is due to lack of circulation at the top of the head which is supplied with blood in a different way to the hair at the back and sides -I started losing my hair at 33 years slowly but surely. I tried a few things like E C vaseline & crude oil which improved the hair loss a bit but took a long time also topical herbs (chinese) which helped but didn't fix it so I searched the internet for natural alternatives and found a site that suggested doing head taps with fists, not hard just to get circulation going -no blood, no hair -you can lower your head to your waist tap over scalp for 30 secs or sit upright tap 2 mins also scalp squeeze and pinch about 6 times daily this and a few other things (holistic approach) turned the problem around for me at 56 -I got this from a site called -how to naturally regrow your hair in 15 minutes a day. This really works and will override most underlying causes for hair loss.
Look it up, you won't regret it -good luck you won't need it. Marko"

[YEA]  04/03/2012: Marcus from Shreveport, La replies: "I cant believe there are no more replies to this!! Hair loss can be cured in as little as 3 minutes per day by stimulating the scalp!!!!!!!!!! First off I am speaking specifically about male pattern baldness. As we get older, our scalp gets tighter which chokes off the blood supply. As we get older, our general circulation gets worse, compounding the problem.

My story:

I am 31 years old and starting losing my hair around 18 years of age. I had a bald spot about 4 inches in diameter atop my head and my hairline has receeded a great deal.

A couple months ago I decided to just shave my head because it was a real mess up there. Upon shaving it I realized that I didnt want to be bald and decided to find a cure and document my results.

I did countless hours of google searches and one thing that I ran across consistently was lack of circulation and tight scalp. Upon pinching the skin on my head I realized something very interesting. My skin was extremelytight where hair loss was occuring, and loose RIGHT next to it where the hair was full.

That right there made me confident that my scalp wasnt getting enough blood due to the galea (fibrous "sheet" below the skins surface whose shap matches exactly the worst case of MPB) being pulled tight by stress.

What did I do? I started drinking a circulation boosting tea (organic ginkgo leaf, 1tbsp to 2.5 cups of water) as well as massaging my scalp and rubbing my fingertips lightly through my hair stubbles for 1-2 hrs a day. I also do tom hagerdy scalp exercises for about 5 minutes per day.

All of these methods have ONE thing in common. They promote blood flow to the top of your head, which is the hardest place for the heart to pump blood due to being the highest point of the head.

Now to the exiting part. Over the past 5 weeks I have completely stopped my hairloss and regrew over a hundred new black hairs. I know it sounds too good to be true but its not. Hair loss is primarily a function of poor circulation to the hair papillae. Bottom line.

I have a topic in an open forum called immortal hair. My username is slowmoe and you can track my progress pictures there.

I hope you have the faith to believe what I am saying is true.

-Marcus B."


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[SIDE EFFECTS]  01/25/2013: Tygiag from St Louis, Missouri: "Can't figure out what supplements are causing my hairloss. In the past I took an SSRI and it induced a significant amount of hairloss. I stopped the drug and regrew almost everything that I had lost. Since then, I have been on a routine to try and regrow my hair. I have been trying to replace the SSRI with some natural medicine to help my anxiety and all of a sudden my hairloss returned.

My supplements were:

3g Glycine, 3g Lysine, 1100mg of St Johns Wort and 200mg Curcumin

I have stopped everything because of the extreme hairloss. The Glycine seemed to help me the most, but I have heard that glycine can deplete taurine. Is this true and can that cuase my sudden onset of hairloss?

If not, do you see anything out of the ordinary that can be causing these issues for me?"

01/25/2013: Anon from Anon replies: "Hi, I think it could be the lysine. Try taking b50 or b100 and eat eggs."
01/26/2013: Deb from Sahuarita, Az replies: "I just recently went through this. The loss was all over my scalp, not just in one area. It stopped once I started drinking Chai tea using coconut milk. I was also taking coconut oil internally as well (1-3 Tbs. A day). I now have little two inch growths all over my head, so it wasn't just breakage. When I discussed this with my hairdresser, she told me that stress will do this, and that it takes three months for it to happen after a stressful event. I did have something very stressful happen three months before I started losing my hair. It could also be the result of hormone imbalance, or a shedding cycle."

Ted's Remedies

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Ted's Remedies for Hair Loss

11/12/2006: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand: "This is a response to a question by one of the readers who emailed me as to why iodine is effective against baldness and hair loss. I think I can best answer this because I have some success from using a great many supplements where a hair loss or hair re growth have occurred.

Whether you are talking about iodine, selenium selenite, copper chloride, colloidal copper, tea tree oil, lavender oil, coal tar solution, eucalyptus oil, borax, boric acid, clove oil, camphor, tea tree oil, manganese sulfate, silicic acid, fulvic acid, and a great array of others that I have hair re growth and cured alopecia from 24 hours to 1 month period reported being cured.

The reason why I have employed a great array of cures is people seemed to be desperate to get the hair to regrow and local areas simply do not have the supplements so I simply had to modify the supplements. You might notice something too, how do I managed to know so many supplements? The answer is simple: all of those supplements and more then I am listing here, have anti fungicidal properties - even soy milk - being high in manganese!

Fungus and mycoplasma is probably found to cause hair loss by attacking hair follicles. I have seen person loosing hair after doing some attic work or working in musty high mold environments and within the next day, hair starts falling. Fungus-like organism causes arthritis, in particularly the ligaments, joints, and hard collagens which joins the bones in knees and spinal columns. As such, even my own mother was severely afflicted with arthritis within the next day after she tried to cut trees, bushes, plants of funguses. The cure of course was obvious, application of antifungal oils as mentioned above relieved her pain within a record time of: 5 minutes using just only my first formula, then after modifying it, it relieved in a record time of 2 minutes. The hair loss was seen, but manganese supplementation of that stopped dead in its track within 24 hours.

People do not take seriously how iodine deficiency is so widespread that right now, I am finding chemicals such as bromine, iodine, and the like to find out.

Most people today and throughout the civilized world at least are obese, hypothyroidism, low stomach acid, auto immunity of all kinds of conditions, have low energy levels, high in heavy metals, fungus and mycoplasma is found in so many people (at least 80%) of people who contact me that I don't even care to mention that most of my efforts has been focused on these matters.

One of the causes, could obviously be iodine supplementation, but this cure alone, lies the very heart of the problem.

People who took iodine were found to have other problems after a couple of days and had to stop due to various side effects that other websites don' t even mentioned. So I had to find a way to resolved this problem. The solution lies in the body's natural cycles. This I have found to be something I was looking for for a very long time. I have noticed, regardless of what I do, either EDTA to chelate heavy metals, or chinese parsley to rid of heavy metals, or even taking zinc supplements, they all had a pattern. The pattern is the body needs to repair, but at the same time it needs to relax. This period I calculated to equal approximately 8 days/2 = 4 days period, based on my observation. That means you supplement for 4 days and stopped cold turkey for 4 days. In practice I would vary the period between 3 -4 days. If certain minerals are not serious, or you are deficient, the one week on and one week off would be sufficient. In cases of a child with an autistic condition where heavy metal burden of mercury or aluminum is at risk, then one week on and one week off would do., or in some cases one week on and two week off.

The body obviously need a rest period to detox and get rid of the trash. Let us assuming you are taking iodine supplementation to cure your hair loss, but obviously you are sick from other conditions which clearly points to the fact that you are iodine deficient. Iodine deficiency is easy to see, auto immunity, low stomach acid, lack of energy level, adrenal exhaustion, fungus problems, arthritis (fungus caused, rheumatoid), high cadmium, high mercury, etc. In this case I would hardly recommend you to do an iodine painting continuously! I would just say, take 3 -4 days of iodine painting, on your foot of 3-4 inches in diameter, and do stop cold turkey for the next 3-4 days. On the other hand hair loss, then iodine painting in area of the head might help, which includes ringworm. Often I do not like to recommend the use of both iodine in general for obvious problems of discoloration and not sure whether people WHO DO contact me are in fact iodine deficient, until more information is at hand with the symptoms I have already mentioned.

Today Iodine deficiency is a serious problem which started only about 40 years ago when the food industry (possibly a conspiracy theory or perhaps simple foolishness) switched over the processing of bakery product from the use of iodine to bromine. The problem about bromine is that it causes the iodine to be displaced and this fact is quite well known academically. And as a result, despite adequate iodine in the U.S. people in U.S. displayed remarkable iodine deficiency. This is why when people who contact me I usually advised them to stop eating bread and bakery product. It is not about the flour, it is about the bromine that is added to them that displaces the iodine causing you to be deficient.

So in case you are wondering why iodine restored your hair, iodine kills the fungus and that helps the fungus from eating up the ends of the hair follicle. But the issue goes more than this, fungus EXISTS BECAUSE your body is already high in heavy metals. Without high heavy metals, they die. And one reason WHY your body was high in heavy metals in the first place could come from many things, one of which iodine deficiency reduces your body's ability to rid of heavy toxic metals such as cadmium, mercury, lead, etc. And when these heavy metals are high, they seem to make home by colonization in your various glands, such as thyroid gland, which may bring about hypothyroidism (that and lack of iodine), but in the adrenal, it may create adrenal exhaustion or gradual "moon face" look when you start reaching your 31st birthday, or in the pancreas, the generation of heavy metals causes lack of insulin, and if in the thymus, it creates immune suppression.

The catch-22 situation is once your body is high in heavy metals, it becomes a veritable paradise for fungus, mycoplasma and bacteria with fungal abilities. These need food near the heavy metals and the heavy metals protect themselves from hostile antibiotics. You see antibiotics get destroyed or oxidized in presence of heavy metals. In fact this is a protective shield for these bugs. And you wondered why antibiotics don't work!

Once the fungus starts invading the glands, they become inflamed, and when they do become inflamed, the doctors simplistically remove the gland! An easier and much kinder method would be to remove the heavy metals, kill the fungus, and stop inflammation using simple solutions I mentioned in the above (iodine, lavender, etc. depending on the conditions). And if you are indeed, iodine deficient take iodine painting 3 days on 4 days off about 3-4 inches in diameter on both feet. Of course back in the old days, they take it orally for people with goiter, like 250/mg per day (1819) and it was proven to work quite well. Today we don't do this, since we have somewhat like a "borderline iodine deficiency" where they thyroid don't show up in large sizes. Well this could be that heavy metals might be actually suppressing from showing their sizes so I guess we have to look at other symptoms as well."


2006: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand writes: "My mother has a hair loss, and she is 75 years old. I solved her problem by getting her to take some sodium ascorbate, which is an alkaline form of vitamin C. She takes about 1000 mg. of it. This is just to prevent hair loss.

The second issue is the clogged follicles, you can clear those calcium deposits in the hair follicles somewhat with apple cider vinegar or just vinegar. It smells bad, so you need to do it on your weekends or just make a small diluted ones before sleeping. Use this as a rinse. The suppleness of the scalp will return. If you have an itching fungus issue, this will cause a hair loss. So use a mixture of lavender/tea tree/aloe vera oil mix. An ideal mixture is 10% lavender, 10% tea tree and 80% aloe vera. This applying only once a week on scalp should deal with hair loss from fungus. Leave this overnight. The other thing about baldness, at least in men, I am not sure about woman is the issue of tiny, yet unidentified parasites. These causes patches of baldness also. Once they stay long enough, you will loose hair. You can restore this my rinsing with a 2% sodium perborate solution, or a less effective 5% borax solution. These are just ball park figures, as I never really weighed them or calculated them. However, when you apply these solution, leave them overnight.

In case hair loss are due to skin drying scalp and peeling, than you need an extra large dose of vitamin D, something like 10,000 I.U. up. Not taken everyday, maybe a week or two. Since vitamin D are hard to find, just take a 1-2 tablespoon of cod liver oil, and as an extra dose 1 tablespoon of linseed oil to give certain nutrients the hair needs, essential fatty acids."


12/11/2008: Cici from Winston Salem, NC replies: "I am interested in trying the Borax solution for hair loss but I am not so clear on the directions for the borax treatment. Do I shampoo my hair with regular shampoo first and then do the borax rinse? How do I mix the solution for the borax treatment? What all goes into the treatment and what should I do after I apply the treatment? Do I keep the treatment in overnight or rinse it out the same day? Do I cover my hair with a plastic cap while the treatment is on or leave it exposed to the air?"

12/13/2008: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "The problems about most shampoos sold in the market is that it promotes fungus growth and hence, causes further hair loss. The best way out is not to use the shampoo, but instead used the borax solution as a shampoo itself. Therefore the mix can be prepared at one half tablespoons per liter of warm water. Some may not dissolve, but wait for it to dissolve for about 30 minutes, while shaking or stirring the bottle, before use. Once the borax is washed, we can dry it, but not rinse. Then the next more we can rinse them. It should be noted that the cause of hair loss can also be due to fluoridation and chlorination of water, they tend to reduce the body's growth hormones as certain halogens like these weaken cellular metabolism, especially the glandular system. Therefore it's best to use dechlorinated water. The water can be prepared by adding a dechlorinator available from most aquarium shops as per instructions. I however prefer the use of sodium thiosulfate, which also dechlorinates. The other two common remedy I used is manganese supplements, such as manganese sulfate (preferably chewed or powdered) 25 mg a day for a couple of days, plus vitamin C sodium ascorbate 500-1000 mg. It should be noted that I have recently found a link between chlorine to hair loss from its effect in reduction of the body's growth hormones, fluoridation also has a similar effect, but the effects more on long term hair loss, then anything else. Chlorine has a short term somewhat more dramatic hair loss. Some supplements of boron (or borax) helps too, as is glutamine 4000 mg, niacinamide 500 mg, and glycine 1000 mg before sleep for example, as these tend to increase the body's hormones. I am sure I forgot some other things, but any amino acid that are nitric oxide promoters (as in glutamine) tends to raise growth hormone and reduce hair loss. This is why chemotherapy caused hair loss, it destroys the body's growth hormones and the hair is the first to go."

12/13/2008: Cici from Winston Salem, NC replies: "Thanx Ted! But just to make sure I understand correctly... I should mix the borax with dechlorinated warm water? Just in case I use chlorinated water though, if I use 25 mg of manganese, will the borax treatment still work fine, or do I need to dechlorinate the water and also take the manganese. I went to my local natural store today and purchased 50 mg Manganese tablet. Is this dosage too high and will it be less effective because it is tablet form instead of powder? The container the manganese comes in states that it is an Amino Acid Chelate. Is that ok? I did not mention this before, but I visited a dermatologist about my hair loss and was told that I have Cicatricial (Scarring) Alopecia. I am a diabetic and my dermatologist suspected that my increased sugar levels caused my immune system to weaken and allowed fungus to attack my follicles. In addition, I have developed a toenail infection that may be fungal related. I am not sure if I have an internal fungal take over that is triggering my hair loss and toenail issue. Will your hair loss and toenail remedy do the trick or should I try something else? Do you also have any suggestions for diabetes? I have type 2 diabetes and I'm suppose to take metformin but don't take it out of fear that it will cause other health issues."

12/14/2008: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "A dose between 25-50 mg is quite fine, I tend to mentioned that my dose tends to be on the low side, and hence 50 mg taken over a short time generally wont' cause problems, such as taking over a brief period, 5 days out of a week for a month. I do have some people with psychological problems who took manganese to improve his mood also a brief period not over two or three months at a much larger dose such as 100 mg. so I guess he was lacking in manganese.

A dechlorinated water is preferable when mixing. It's why some cases of hair loss is due to chlorine toxicity. As a proof, some people noticed that taking iodine supplements helped solved their hair loss problem. Obviously, the iodine displaced the excessive chlorine exposure from tap water and that resulted in a iodine deficiency. I would much prefer to try to avoid chlorinated (and fluoridated - about 70% of U.S.water is fluoridated - which is great for birth control, not learning disabilities it creates), and therefore it is easier to deal with toxicity by avoiding rather than getting rid of it. Some drugs does contain fluoride, so I would read the labels, they don't seem to help as they suppress pineal gland function, which is actually a master organ then the pituitary, since it's the pineal that orders the pituitary anyway. Obviously lack of sleep will suppress pineal gland functions in melatonin, so it helps a lot to have normal sleeping times, such as 8 or 9 hours.

An amino acid chelate is also find, but one has to know that they are actually made from amino acid with manganese compound however the problems why supplements in the market don't work as well is it is in tablet form, and the capsule form virtually glue covered the powder preventing absorption. It's best taken in powdered form, but if not possible, then it's grind to powder, or chewed on instead. Many tablets simply don't dissolve in the stomach and this can be shown by seeing whether it completely dissolves itself within 10 minutes or at the most 20 minutes. Some dissolving should be noted within the first 5 minutes, otherwise, it can't reach the body as quickly or not bioavailable due to limited solubility.

Also it's quite common for people to have fungus problem and fungus is often taken over leading to hair loss. Interestingly, manganese control blood sugar. However a person with some form of diabetes other supplements were also considered in my experience. I used chromium chloride, and most forms of chromium works well when I measure the blood sugar. High blood capillaries leads to capillary damage. However the dose to control blood sugar at least for chromium appear to be closer to 1000 - 1500 mcg.

Anyway, I prefer to buy in bulk chemicals for a very good reason: the Codex Alimentarius, which stops the sale of all supplements and natural remedies begin on December 31, 2009. So you won't get any more supplements after this date. I haven't followed up Codex Alimentarius, but I do know their estimates for worldwide death is about 3 billion. 2 is from preventable disease like this one. It really helps to go to youtube and educate yourself this codex alimentarius.

Vanadium is the other supplements that does reduce blood sugar, often in the form of sodium vanadate. The one simple one that does help blood sugar is niacinamide 250 mg and the easiest one of all is granulated lecithin, taken before every meal.

If blood sugar is not controlled, then hair loss will occur too, as it tends to lower immunity resulting in fungus takeover causing a hair loss. Other heavy metals may also cause hair loss that I am aware, such as too high arsenic. One of my favorite way in reducing blood sugar and weight loss is 4000 mg of taurine supplements, or roughly 1 teaspoon a day, dissolved in 1/2 or 3/4 glass of water. It has a noticeable effect on fat reduction too, but seems to control appetite, thus lowering the blood sugar from eating less. Blood sugar appears to be important one. A possible substitute for metformin is goat's rue. It works the same way in controlling blood sugar. My personal note is that it seems to reduce too much causing dizziness and other problems taking metformin and as a result I don't take it unless I have no other options - such as when Codex Alimentarius becomes a law. Some background information, from youtube, or some websites are here (sorry off topic!):

Or some video, google or youtube, We Become Silent, Nutricide, or last half of Ian Crane's Peak oil, and other videos in case one considers planning down the road on health supplements.


10/06/2013: Kelie from Costa Rica: "I keep trying to find Ted's remedy, but I only get comments on the remedy. I know I saw it about 6 months ago."

EC: So sorry, the recipe wasn't appearing but we fixed it!

It's now showing up under the treatment tab here:

06/08/2011: Chris from Vern, Ut: "Under teds remedies for hair loss he writes about using borax as shampoo. After reading the directions I was a bit confused. Does he mean to dissolve 1/2 Tablespoon of borax in 1 liter of water for 30 minutes until completley dissolved, then wash the hair and scalp with the mixture but do not rinse until the next morning.


[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  04/05/2011: Tm from Brisbane, Queensland: "My hair comes out in handfuls and it has for years. It gets especially bad during times of stress, but for the last couple of months it has been really bad. I decided to try Ted's peroxide/ACV remedy using the 1:10 ration (20ml ACV, 20ml HP, 200ml water). I massaged this into my scalp and then washed with a organic shampoo made from coconut & essential oils (parabens & sulfate free). I made a mix of tee tree and lavender oil which I massaged in and left overnight. The hair was still coming out excessively. The next morning I shampoo'd my hair again but still had a fist full come out in the shower. More came out after the hair had dried and I was gutted. I really hoped this would have worked. My hair is so thin now, I can put all of it up with the smallest hair clip. As the day wore on though, less hair started to come out. I woke up this morning and no hair came out at all. Usually I'm pulling 5 fist fulls our every morning, but not even 1 strand came out. I would definitely recommend this."

07/30/2010: subh from London, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom: "Severe hair loss augmented after delivery and breastfeeding:

Dear Ted, I have had hair loss for almost 20 yrs now, took several treatments with no results. In past 3 yrs, I delivered two boys and am breastfeeding still. General health is poor, sweet n oily food addiction, although I do eat healthy food as well. Have always had poor energy levels. In March was diagnosed with Betchets syndrome, an autoimmune disorder and am now on steroids. My scalp is very oily and itchy and very scaly, it almost looks very unhygenic. I do have some new hair growth but even they seem to fall out now. Can you suggest what I should use as I am breastfeeding? meds I'm taking :prednisolon 5mg , calcium supp 1000mg/day, iron supp. Thanks a lot"

03/08/2013: Christy from Yuma, Az replies: "I can't seem to find Ted or Bill's remedies, when I click on a ailment at the top it says Teds remedies but when I click on that it takes me to a list of peoples post. How do I get to the actual remedy?"

EC: Hi Christy, sorry about that. We are in the process of transferring Ted's recipes to the new Treatment tab (next to Ratings & Reviews) on each page and hadn't reached the Hair Loss page yet. However, we just did that particular page so please check out the top of this section and click on "Treatment" to open Ted's recipe.

Please let us know other pages you are interested in for Bill and Ted's recipes and we'll update those too so the recipes are easier to find!

02/03/2010: Nkz from Ny, Ny Usa: "Hello Ted, I was reading your remedies for hair loss and use of Maganese Sulfate. I couldn't find it @ Vitaminshoppe, they had all other kind of Maganese but not sulfate. Also, on the internet I read that Maganese Sulfate is harmful if swallowed.

["Inhalation: Inhalation can cause a flu-like illness (metal fume fever). This 24- to 48-hour illness is characterized by chills, fever, aching muscles, dryness in the mouth and throat and headache. May irritate the respiratory tract. May increase the incidence of upper respiratory infections (pneumonia). Absorption of inorganic manganese salts through the lungs is poor but may occur in chronic poisoning.

May cause abdominal pain and nausea. Although they are poorly absorbed through the intestines, inorganic manganese salts may produce hypoglycemia and decreased calcium blood levels should absorption occur.

Skin Contact:
May cause irritation with redness and pain.
Eye Contact:
May cause irritation, redness and pain.]

Are you talking about something else? Please reply as I have thining hair (female) and like to try your remedies.Thank you. "

08/10/2009: Luca1979 from Birmingham, Warwickshire, England: "Hi there, I have just read Ted's threads as well as all the other people that have contributed to this site. I am a 29 yr old male living in England and for the past several years been suffeeing with hair loss. I put on a brave face and have a bit of a laugh about my hair loss but deep down, it is very frustrating, hurts and a lot of my confidence has gone. i have tried saw palmetto tablets and fenugreek (2 tablets aday each) but I don't think it has made any difference. My hair is thinning from the front and on the top of my head (top is getting worse!). It seems to have got worse in the past year.

I don't want to take any drugs for it or undertake surgery. I'd like a natural remedy. There are many remedies on this site and I would like suggestions and advice from 'Ted' (who seems very educated about this area) or any other people who can tell me which supplements to take or what remedies to carryout and how much and when to take it. I just need clear instructions on what to do. There are a lot of remedies here but is making me confused as which one to carryout. Ideally, I'd like to stop hair loss but would be amazing for my hair to grow!

This is the first site that has been really useful and replies from sincere people. I am not expecting a magical cure but I am willing to try anything to help my situation.

If you can help me in any way or advise me, I would be very grateful indeed.


08/07/2010: Sarah from Baltimore, Md replies: "Hey Luca, did you ever write to Ted or find any other remedy that you might have tried? I'd be interested to hear! Thanks!"
03/19/2012: Lbb from Houston, Texas replies: "I have been looking for a means to address my hair loss and irritated scalp. I have been to many doctors and they have given me everything from cortisone shot, to rogaine and olux foam. All of these things were not covered by insurance because they were listed as cosmetic. After 5 years of various treatments nothing improved. I decided to pray that I would find other ways. Fast forward to today. My scalp was on fire at work and I went to the pharmacy to get the items for Ted's ACV/Hydrogen Peroxide mix and Tea Tree/Lavender Oil mix.

I came home and applied the ACV mixture with a spray bottle. I was surprised at the film that was lifted from my scalp. I knew my scalp itched but didn;t see any build up until I used this mixture and an oily mixture came off my sclap as I massaged the ACV mix. I then left the mixture to sit for a bit and then rinsed with filtered water. My scalp felt many times better instantly. There is no itching. I then loosely flat twisted my hair in 10 flat twists from front hairlinw to the nape of my neck.

After this I applied the Tea Tree/Lavender oil mix from an applicator bottled in between the flat twists. I feel tingling and it is refreshing. This was my first time using these remedies. I have immediate relief and am so thankful for that. I will continue on with these mixtures and hope this not only keeps my scalp clean but provides an environment for regrowth. Thank you to Ted, Earth Clinic members and Earth Clinic."

05/15/2009: Anonymous from Orange County, CA : "hey ted, i just recently started using borax to wash my hair. I have very oily hair and have to wash it daily so i was just wondering if it was ok to wash it with borax everyday or should i alternate shampoos. I have an extremely sensitive scalp that is scaly and most shampoos irritate and cause more hair loss. my hair is thinning on the top and i'm hoping the borax and the supplements i take will hault my hair loss and thinning. Any suggestions you may have will be much appreciated. thanks"

[YEA]  04/06/2007: ADDIE from LA, USA: "Ted' remedey works great borax, tea tree oil and lavender oil helped me allot. I take apple cider vinegar internelly and some vitamin c but i am still lookin for managanese sulfate. i looked every where but i cant find that product, so please ted can you recommend me where to buy that supplements and thanks a lot for helping us out god bless you"

[YEA]  02/21/2007: David from Orange County, CA: "I discovered this sit because i had a scalp infection and wanted to find out how i could cure it. i started to take the acv and baking soda internally that ted suggests. i felt really good and it seemed to help a lot. i put some acv on my head as well and i don't know if i worked. i also tried the peroxide on my head but i hasn't really done much either. i had read that eucalyptus oil is really good, so i realized that vic's vapor rub has eucalyptus oil in it so i put some on my head and it had the greatest effect than anything i tried. i can say that i went to the nutritional store to buy the tea tree oil that ted suggested, but unfortunately for me i listened to the homeopathic doctor there and didn't buy it. instead i bought the pills he suggested and the ointment that contained alison, i guess it's an extract from garlic, which is also suppose to clean your blood. that didn't seem to help at all so i started rubbing on the vic's again. i am going to buy the tea tea tree oil and maybe eucalyptus oil.

i also have to mention, that i had blood work done there at the health food store and my blood was really clean. he said that he never gets to see such healthy blood and was very impressed! i had been taking the acv and baking soda for at least a month though, so i guess it really worked. i use to have a little bite of lower back pain and that even went away. i want to give a special thanks to tedd, your a gentle man and a scholar. well thanks to everyone as well, who have taken the time to try to help others by contributing to this site. god bless all of you and your families!

p.s. i forgot to note that the infection seemed to be fungus and discovered it because my hair was falling out. i decided to just go ahead and shave my head and discovered i had the read fungus/ringworm on different parts of my head .the acv and vic's vapor rub really helped and i started to regrow my hair and it's not falling out anymore. it even seems to be growing thicker on the area's that were growing thin. thanks!"

[YEA]  01/23/2007: Dan from Yorba Linda, CA: "Hair loss is one of the hardest things to cure, but Ted's remedy successfully cured my hair loss. Using lavender and tea tree oil once a week helps a lot. Taking vitamin C is one of the best thing to stop your hair loss and drinking soy milk which is high in manganese also helps to stop hair loss. i would also suggest to wash your with apple cider vinegar and take biotin at least 1000amu. well if all this can help me, it can help you too. Thanks a lot Ted"

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Dan: Thanks for the feedback. Biotin helps quite a bit. My own mother who is 76 years old had a hair loss and a simple remedy of vitamin C and baking soda. Borax used as a shampoo instead works better than the medicated shampoos in general, however, I prefer to leave the borax overnight after shampooing with borax then rinse the next morning."
10/23/2011: Kamy from New Delhi, India replies: "Hi Ted, need your help.. I am 58 years old female. I have been losing my hair for the past 10 years or more. I used to have very thick hair now I have lost almost 60% of my hair.. I am on medication for hypothyroidism and BP.. Also I am a very stressed person.. I cannot make out the cause of my hair loss. But this is giving me more and more depression. Somewhere on this site I read about BSM and ACV, both very helpful in stopping the hairfall.. Can I take both the things simultaneously? I mean one in the morning and the other in the evening. Also biotin and minoxidil.. Can I take both? Or will there be any side effect? Do we get biotin in tablet form or syrup? I have never heard it.. Please Help. My hairs are very dry and coloring them has made it more rough.. I am ready to do anything. I have bought a bottle of BSM but before starting to take it I wanted to be sure that it may not have any reverse effect on my health.. Please guide..."
10/23/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Kamy, I am reading a good book on Magnesium at the moment. It talks about stress and depression being symptoms of a Magnesium Deficiency. magnesium from the body. The book I am reading is "The Magnesium Miracle" by Carolyn Dean.

Also I have read that a magnesium imbalance to calcium can cause hair loss.

There is a lot of info on earthclinic under "Magnesium". Another good website is and youtube is an excellent resource for videos.

Most problems we have are related to mineral deficiencies. You are better off taking whole foods (superfoods) which give you the minerals in their correct ratio. Magnesium chloride is good to take to bring up magensium levels quickly (put the flakes in the bath or make up a magnesium oil and spray it on your legs or body every day - leave on or wash off after say 20 mins).

Here are the first few pages from the book I am reading: miracle&ie=UTF8&qid=1319420767"

10/23/2011: Debby from Monroe, Ct, Fairfield replies: "Hi Kamy, I read your post and wanted to reply. I always had underactive thyroid. And now I had my thyroid removed. As you know your thyroid is a very important organ and if you are not on medication or on the right dosage you will experience hair loss and of course many other systems. See your doctor and have him check your thyroid, have him do a blood test to check your thyroid levels and also do an ultra sound of your thyroid. Hope this helps. Debby"

[YEA]  11/17/2006: Geoff from Thailand: "I tried a formula of oral and topical solutions recommended by Ted (Bangkok). This included (orally) magnesium, zinc, manganese, etc. and a topical solution. This stopped my hair loss within less than 2 weeks. The frontal area began to fill up shortly after. The temple regions remain hairless (after 2 months) as these have been bald for some time now. However, hair is filling up in the central front region between the temples. I recommend contacting Ted for details if you can access the minerals he suggests. That may be the most difficult part. I'm very happy with the results I have from these solutions he has provided me with, and his topical solution is an excellent choice for those wishing to not to spend loads of money on cheap, weak, ineffective pharmaceutical products. Furthermore, I am disappointed with the lack of information concerning the causes of hair loss for men; DHT theory and alpha-reductase info is not sufficient. Ted approaches issues like fungus in the scalp, DHT etc. The Traditional Chinese Medicine point of view that kidney and blood deficiencies seem also to explain an appropriate reason for some cases of MPB. Where has the creative thought gone?? Thanks to Ted for his formula. Cheers"

Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Most people I know around here do not post a lot of information, so I ended up posting everything myself! Basically, the same information I posted at earthclinic was what helped him. DHT for example can be suppressed by adding azelaic acid and tretenoic acid to the scalp along with a 2.5% minoxidil compound. Regular supplements of manganese will stop the hair from falling out. Taking zinc will increase the body immune and prevent auto immunity against the hair follicles. So as you see immune suppression for other disease is not the way to go, it is increasing one's level of zinc to stop the auto immunity problems."
02/08/2009: Al from Deerfield Beach, FL replies: "Dear Ted, How much of ZINC, MANGANESE, & MAGNESIUM is one suppose to take for hair loss and how long?"

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