After trying countless products on my poor daughter, my friend recommended the Rene Furterer Astera Soothing Milk Shampoo. In one week she started sprouting little hairs. In two months her hair is now thicker and her bald spot is almost completely covered. It didn't stop the reinfections in other spots of her head though. For now we are using the shampoo. I got it from Hello-Gorgeous.net.
(New York, NY)
For women, sometimes, the hair loss has pattern most noticeable at the temple area at the beginning and moving towards the top of the head. Often this is resolved by iodine and addressing the thyroid. Determining if this is an underlying issue is important
Rubbing a small amount of iodine ( I used nascent as it's less drying) into the scalp at night. I would wait about 20 min and then add a very small amount of shark liver oils- squaleen. It's an oil easily absorbed into the skin. I tried coconut oil but it was messy.
As I also had fibroid breasts. Painting iodine reversed this. However I also took a 3mg Supplement oral, iodoral. Split into quarters.
Within a month peach fuzz new growth appeared.
Hi there, I been reading an article about the iodine/alopecia connection?... is this the root cause of alopecia.? I been suffering with hair loss since I was 9 years old. I am 27 now, can you please advise on the best cure? Thanks, Edyta
(Mexico City, Mexico)
I purchased the clear iodine, known as liquid kelp from Whole Foods. I applied a drop or two a day on my scalp every other day for about 2 months. many strands of hair did grow on my scalp but the hair is in the form of white fuzz. The article you about wrote about clear iodine causing fuzz to grow on scalp, worked as you said it would. A bald spot on my scalp still remains along with many stunted growth of white fuzzy hair.
Since I posted my comments several months ago regarding the use of Iodine for my wife's allopecia, I've had several inquiries about the particulars of my wife's treatment. I believe the majority of allopecia problems are internal, not external, so I would highly recommend an Iodine deficiency test if you indeed suffer from this. Many doctors are familiar with this test, but if you go to Dr. Mercola's website at Mercola.com and type "iodine deficiency" in the search box, he will give directions on how to easily and inexpensively do the test yourself. Please post your feedback here at Earth Clinic so that we can help everyone....Thanks
(Farmington Hills, Mi)
(Tacoma, Wa, Usa)
My wife unexpectedly had all the hairs in her eyebrows fall out over a period of several weeks. There was no apparent cause but we suspected stress had something to do with it. They did eventually grow back, but were very thin and the follicles were still weak. It wasn't until almost a year later that a wonderful holistic doctor tested her and found her iodine deficient. She was put on an iodine pill, her energy levels came way up, the her eyebrows are as thick as ever. Kelp tablets would probably do the trick too, as they are high in iodine.
EC: Please read the .pdf, Fluoride Poisoning Q&A by Jason Uttley.
Alopecia Areata is bald spots that occur all of a sudden on your scalp. I dab it on once a day on bald spots for a week to a fortnight - and then forget about it (if I can) and hope:) So far it seems to start the growth of hair again. It changes the scalp texture from red and irritable back to normal scalp. Within 6 weeks to 8 weeks usually spot is covering with little hairs. The iodine may even help the fatigue that comes when your hair falls out too - when a bald spot is occurring I tend to get deathly pale and feel exhausted.
(Montreal, QC Canada)
(Santa Fe, New Mexico)
(Great Neck, Ny, Usa)
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
(Toronto, Ontario Canada)
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
(Toronto, Ont, Canada)
(North York, Ontario, Canada)
(La Mirada, California, Orange County)
(Yuba City, Ca, Usa)
To women who are suffering from sudden onset of diffuse hair loss -- there seems to be a lot of information about the connection between low iron (especially low iron stores, I. E. Ferritin serum) and hair loss. Explore that connection before you try alernatives, because it may be a simple explanation.
To prevent hair loss. I strongly suggest you try Kombucha tea. My hair has regrown a lot since I started using about 3 months ago. I was not bald by my hair was getting really thin on the top of my head. It is still thinner now than the hair on the back of my head but looks quite normal.
I'm a 25 year old female who started to experience heavy hair loss. I started drinking the juice of half a lemon in half a cup of warm water in the morning and in the evenings for a month. Sometimes I would forget but I just started drinking it again the next day. My hair loss stopped completely. Even when I pull all my hair at once it is difficuilt to pull out one hair.
I have been losing hair for nearly 6 years since I started menopause, I am 57 years old. I have recently started taking MSM in the hope of reducing the hair loss and have heard that taking Vitamin C with it is really helpful. Can someone tell me the best type of Vitamin C to , ake please? Thankyou.
I recently had an experience with hair loss and wanted to share my story with Earth Clinic users. I had a very serious illness and took heavy doses of steroids, and other drugs. About two months later I began experiencing very serious hair thinning. I was brushing out huge amounts of hair every day and was completely terrified. I immediately mounted a "save my hair" regimen. I took 10 of biotic every day along with a hair specific supplement. I drank "black" water or water that has been enriched with volcanic ash. I began using a 100% natural shampoo and conditioner that was specifically for hair loss. Every two days I put a pack of amla and water on my head, left it for an hour and rinsed off. Amla is an ayurvedic herb known to stop hair fall. I bought it online and also at a local India store. It is powdered Indian gooseberry. Every few days I put coconut oil on my hair and left it for a few days or overnight. Every second wash I did a rinse with ACV. Once a week I used a serum that I sometimes left on for several days. But the thing that I think helped the most was getting acupuncture twice a week. I went to a local acu school, its $25 a session. I had a great supervisor overseeing the students and every week he would stick a bunch of needles into my head (and elsewhere), twice a week. I'd say it took about 6 weeks of this regimen and then one day the hair fall just stopped. THANK YOU UNIVERSE!!!!! I pray that my hair grows back to what it was. To others going through this painful condition, have faith.
I am 15 years old. A few years back I found out that I had lice. So I used a lice treatment and my hair started falling out ALOT. Now I have very thin hair. I have lost all hope. My scalp is very dry and hair is rough. I used to have thick smooth silky hair before. Now I even have a bald spot. I am freaking out. I tried alot of remedies, aloe vera gel, onion juice, mayo, eggs, oils....nothing seems to work. PLEASE HELP.
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
(New York, US)
re: Alopecia -- Hello, On and off seemingly during high stress times (exam time when I was in university, during heavy work load times at my job) my scalp becomes irritated, red and inflamed. Bald patches start forming and the scalp is very soft in those areas. I have tried many different types of herbal solutions. I have tried apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil with lavender oil, hydrogen peroxide, taking a spoon of baking soda twice a day etc. All seemed to help slightly. The tea tree oil was probably the most effective. However, because I've suffered from this many times in the past I feel I should let people know that the only thing that really 100% worked for me was not herbal. It required a trip to my doctor and a prescription for minocin (an antibiotic). It's very cheap and worth it. Within a week the irritation, redness, inflammation disappeared. Within a month the bald patches had also filled in. I would recommend anyone with this problem visit their doctor and ask about an antibiotic. It will save you a lot of pain and stress. Good luck.
I am 61 years old and have rheumatoid arthritis. I have experienced a severe drying of my skin, and drying and thinning (thinner strands as well as massive hair fall). It is said that alopecia is an autoimmune disease, so it should be no surprise.
I have tried many things over the past 3+ years with no luck and have lost more than half my hair (75% on top and temples).
FINALLY I had success with stopping the hair fall. It took almost a week to notice. 1) I have been taking 2 caps (870mg) of nettle leaf 2-3 times/day. 2) I am using a hair rinse I made -- about half ACV and half green tea (6-8 oz each) plus the contents of 2 capsules of nettle leaf. 3) I drink a large glass of water w/1T ACV first thing in the morning, and 4) I have added about 2-3 tsps of MSM powder to my bottle of theraneem scalp shampoo.
I have been doing these things for about 2 weeks. No signs of regrowth yet, but VERY happy not to have hair falling EVERYWHERE any more, worrying about hats and other cover-ups for the rest of my life.
I tried red onion juice treatment just yesterday, but what a smelly mess. Not so sure I will try again - may give the nettle some more time.
The other thing I've tried recently is painting my scalp with Betadine, leaving it on for 24-36 hours, but have only done this twice. Relieves itching, but so does the rinse. May do that some more before desperation drives me to the onion juice.
Hope this helps.