Evening Primrose Oil for Hair Loss

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Constance (Los Angeles, Ca) on 07/08/2010:
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Your suggestion, Anonoymous, made sense to me. The combination of menopause and lab work which revealed slightly lower thyroid values caused me to think part of the hair loss problem was hormonal/endocrine in nature. I did add kelp, and other seaweeds to my diet. My hair loss did stop after supplementing my diet with evening primrose oil, and further, since adding sea vegetables to my diet, I have not had any falling hair problem at all in many months. I believe my hair, so to speak, has completely stabilized. Thank you for your intelligent suggestion. Much appreciated.

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Constance (Los Angeles, Ca) on 04/16/2010:
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I have always had very thick curly hair, but when I went into menopause, I surely lost half of it. My hair was falling daily by the hundreds. I decided not to freak out because I figured the stress would worsen the problem. I satured my hair with EVCO, Olive oil and West African Shea Butter overnight before washing, and although this softened my hair and made my curls more luscious, it did not entirely stop the falling hair. What seemed to stop the excessive falling hair is when I started taking about 2 grams of Evening Primrose oil daily. I heard you could go up to 4 grams, but I use 2 grams. It's definitely worth a try for those of you who are experiencing alot of falling hair. I also tried mashing a banana, and leaving in my hair for about 30 minutes before washing. I heard it supplied the hair with the necesssary nutrients it needed. I can say it made my hair very soft. Will it also help with falling hair? I can't say for sure, but I do believe the Evening Primrose did, and everything else is icing on the cake.

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EC: Conversion: 1 teaspoon = 4.2 grams
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Mary (Nevada City) on 03/01/2004:
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Evening Primrose Oil cured Hair loss (eyebrows due to low thyroid. I first started taking this (two capsules a day of NOW Super Primrose) because it is anti-inflammatory, so I thought it would help control asthma, and it is reputed to be helpful for that. Within a few days I felt warmer -so I did a search to see if it also helped thyroid. It did - and it can help restore hair loss due to low thyroid. About a month later I saw that my eyebrows were starting to come in again! My hair is also thin at my temples. The left side seems improved - the right not so much. I am also trying to reduce stress in my life, and I've recently started taking kelp. SO this plus primrose might help. I have a sense of well being when I take the kelp - so I know it will begin to heal me on a deeper level.
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