Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Warning -- Please Read Recipes Carefully!
- Accutane Related
- Activated Charcoal
- Aloe, Essential Oils, ACV, Cod Liver Oil, Grape Seed Oil
- Amla, Ashwaganda
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Bach Flower Remedies
- Baking Powder, Apple Cider Vinegar
- Blackstrap Molasses, B Complex, ACV
- Brushing Technique
- Carrot Juice Applied to Scalp
- Castor Oil
- Cayenne and Vodka Scalp Treatment
- Cayenne Pepper and Aloe Vera
- Cayenne Pepper, Olive Oil
- Chinese Dates and Honey
- Coconut Oil
- Cold Water
- Colloidal Degreasers
- Dawn Dish Soap and Rubbing Alcohol
- Edgar Cayce's Hair Loss Remedies
- Edgar Cayce's Remedies for Hair Loss
- Emu Oil
- Evening Primrose Oil
- General Feedback
- Grass Oil
- Hair Loss and Hormone Issues
- Hair Loss and Wilson's Syndrome
- Hair Loss From Citric Acid in Aloe Vera Juice
- Hair Loss From Fungus
- Hair Loss From Hypothyroidism
- Hair Loss From Ringworm
- Hair Transplantation
- He Shou Wu Tea
- Heavy Metals and Hair Loss
- Homeopathic Remedies for Hair Loss
- Human Growth Hormone
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Vicks Vapor Rub
- Iodine With Kelp
- Iodine, Onion Juice
- It's in the Water
- Jamaican Black Castor Oil
- Joyce's Remedies
- L-Glutathione, MSM
- L-Lysine, Biotin, and Blackstrap Molasses
- Maple Syrup and Herb Tea
- Medications Causing Hair Loss
- Medications for Hair Loss
- Mold Caused
- Multiple Remedies
- Mustard Oil, Fenugreek and Scalptone
- Nancy's Hair Growth Formula
- Nj's Remedies
- Oiling the Hair
- Olive Oil
- Onion Juice
- Pine Tar Soap
- Red Raspberry Tea, Kelp
- Remedies Needed
- Saw Palmetto
- Seborrheic Dermatitis
- Selenium, Coconut Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Shu Wu Pian
- Stimulate Blood Circulation
- Ted's Remedies
- Telogen Effluvium
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Vitamin C, Apple Cider Vinegar
08/17/2011: Brian from Quezon City, Philippines: "Hi Ted, I want to know the latest remedy for hair growth. It seems that there are more urban myth than real treatment out there right now. Thanks."
08/11/2011: Hudha from Male', Maldives: "I am 22 years. I started using Ba Wang shampoo abs conditioner for my hair loss. I have new hair growing which are thin at the ends and doesn't grow after it has grown for about 2 inches. U have a lot of these hair and I have to straighten my hair using a hair straightener so these hairs are kept under control. Can someone please tell me how to grow these hair?"
07/21/2011: Amal from Belgaum, India: "
07/22/2011: Sue Ellen from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "The two most likely cause for hair loss at such a young age are hormone (thyroid) imbalances and fungal infections. I would recommend you have your hormone levels checked. Virgin coconut oil taken up to 3tbs a day may be helpful. For treating the scalp problems topically the following is my grandmother's recipe for treating everything from cradle cap (usually a condition caused by fungus) to drandruff;
1/4 cup of olive oil
5-10 drops of rosemary oil
1/2 cup white vinager
warm olive oil tojust warmer than body temp and add rosemary. Massage into scalp. Wash with a very gentle shampoo rinse thoroughly with water doa final rinse with the vinager. Towel dry hair. Do not blowdry your hair until the condition is completely gone."
07/13/2011: Wannalearnmore from West Miffin, Ohio, Us: "Hey all. So I've been on here reading about information on hair loss. I am 27, was diagnosed w/ hypothyroid a year ago and now am on armour thyroid (which is fine) agrees with me well. I definitely have more energy with it, but the hair loss is still there, it's gotten a bit better, but surely hasn't stopped.
I've seen apple cider vinegar is good. How fast do you see results and what is the effective amount to use? What about directly on the scalp? Do you spritz it on half with water/apple cider or just pure vinegar? Rinse or leave in?
Also, does anyone have any information and productive results of using coconut oil? If so, how fast was the progress? I wanna stop the hair loss and regrow it. I'm 27 and love beautiful hair and am upset about the loss of mine in the shower...
I truly could use a bit more energy to. I know stress can effect hair loss as well, I'm considering taking up some yoga practices.
Any suggestions would be great! I will keep you updated on my progress.
Today I started the acv... 2 tbs 2x a day. Gonna work up to 2 tablespoons, 3 times a day.
I have read to take it four hours from when you take your armour, being that it may effect the potency of it."
07/12/2011: Wantmyhair2grow from Pittsburgh, Ohio: "hey everyone. I have a couple questions. I'm 27 years old and my hair use to be healthy and beautiful and over the past year, it has thinned out, I can see at my scalp line it has really thinned out and I really dislike it :(
so i' m trying some different things and wanted to see if any of you had feedbacks on amounts, how effective they are etc.
I've heard coconut oil is great, taken internally. 2tbs 3x a day? The only thing is, it does not agree super well with my stomach..
the acv... I've heard 3x a day, 2 tbs. I've started the vinegar once a day and I've noticed I've been very nautious the last few days. But I got to reading and realized it could be releasing toxins that are in my body. The side effects of the vinegar are not fun, but I'm believing there are probably some things in my system that need to come out.
i just started reading that cayenne applied to the scalp could be beneficial?
the only meds I take is armour thyroid.... I do realize that my thyroid issue has promoted some of the hair loss.
any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!! :)"Replies
07/12/2011: Keepingmyhair from Northville, Michigan, Usa replies: "GO GET YOUR FASTING INSULIN CHECKED. While I do not have hair loss, I have read that excess insulin, leads to excess androgens, which leads to HAIR LOSS. Google that type of thinking and go get yourself measured. FASTING INSULIN, and investigate the blood tests that would indicate how much androgen you have, and/or testosterone you have. Also I have heard that CHOLESTEROL MEDICATIONs cause people's hair to fall out. I hope these thoughts are seeds you can use."
07/12/2011: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "How about trying those remedies in far less amounts?"
07/13/2011: Courtney from Granite Bay, Ca replies: "That is WAY too much coconut oil to be taking. I would recommend half of what you are currently taking (so, 1 Tbsp. 3x/day instead) and if you're not already - take it with your meals. That should help the stomach issues you're having.
Re: ACV - Are you diluting the 2T in water? Your post didn't say. The ACV should be mixed with 16oz of water and sipped throughout the day, not chugged down all at once.
Hope this helps!"
07/11/2011: Sanjana from Kolkata, West Bengal: "Hi... I loss lot of hair when I comb my hair after washing my hair with shampoo. I am 27 years old, female. And this increase during the monsoon months in india. I am also suffering from dandruff and that increases in the monsoon months. I have started taking ACV in the morning in empty stomach, but after taking this I feel burning sensation inside my throat, beneath feet and sometimes in the head. I have used ACV as the final rinse, that reduces some dandruffs. I try to eat healthy, drinks lots of water. I use parachute coconut oil and message my scalp 2 hours before washing my hair, I use a Lotus herbal shampoo. Please help me with this problem. Suggest me with shampoos, green vegetable juice(wanted to add some of the things are not available in india and some are available seasonally), with vitamin supplements, any thing. Wanted to add one more thing, read in many articles not to use finger nails to remove dirts, but if I want to clean my scalp thoroughly , I mean to remove dandruffs totally I have to use fingernails. Please help me with this also. Thanks in advance"Replies
07/11/2011: Dianna from Austin, Tx replies: "stop using shampoo! use natural herbal washes like shikakai or egg yolks. I cannot use shampoo myself because it also causes my hair to fall out. you can also use a natural soap to wash hair and do a rinse with vinegar and water or lemon/lime juice in water after.
hope this helps, dianna"
07/12/2011: Sanjana from Kolkata, India replies: "Thanks dianna for your reply... What do you exactly mean by natural herbs, I have used shikkai but it doesnot clean hair, never used egg yolk... How those things work? can TED's borax will be help full? If you or someone else knows the exact procedure of making shampoo with this herbs for hair wash please do reply.... Thanks once again... Sanjana"
07/12/2011: Catherine from Wellington, New Zealand replies: "I have also been having problems with falling hair and dandruff. I desperation I have tried Urine therapy. For 5 weeks have been ingesting 4oz morning mid-stream, and so far have once done the application of old urine as per urine therapy books. Last week my hairdresser commented on how much new hair was growing in!! So for me it is working. Oh and my dandruff and itchy scalp has considerably diminished. Urine therapy has been used since ancient times. It is a simple no cost remedy for lots of ailments, and always available. Best of luck."
07/09/2011: Tam from Karachi, Pakistan: "i have to ask that I m 25 years old and I have slow hair loss since I was 18 I have smelly dead skin layer on the scalp even after I get shower when I touch my scalp I feel greasy. I have still rapid hair loss I got my medical chekup but everything is normal. My hair loss is not genetic I think it is due to this smelly greasy scalp condition. I have bushy hair on the area of the scalp which is not greasy. how to avoid it kindly let me know the remedy as soon as possible."Replies
07/10/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Tam
It sounds like you have a fungal condition on your scalp.
Try leaving organic coconut oil on your scalp for a few hours (it is anti fungal) also wash it with Apple Cider Vinegar and leave it on. Even fresh Aloe vera juice is anti fungal.
I would also take the above things internally because you probably have an internal fungal problem as well.
Start juicing fresh green vegetables. Stop all extra sugar in your diet."
05/16/2011: Sara from Sacramento, Ca, Usa: "How to get thick and fuller hair. My hair is very thin and oily."
05/09/2011: Ana from Houston, Texas, Usa: "Dear Ted,
It would be a kind help for me and on sake of my marriage life if you could list me out the suppliments or any application which would solve my hairfall problem.
"i am 31 yr old female from India and moved to US 1.5 yrs back since then I m having excessive hairfall actually hairfall started 4yrs back but after coming to USA it is tooooo much. I have few hairs to count on my head. I'm on a contraceptive pills past 1 yr too. Every time I comb/apply oil/shampoo hair comes out in 1000s. "Is it due to water in my surrounding too?? Due to thinning of hair my husband does not take me out to meet with people. We both are ashamed of that. Please tell me what I should use for stopping my hairfall and regrowth too.
Many Thanks in Advance"Replies
05/10/2011: Belinda from Lighthouse Point, Florida, Usa replies: "dear ana... I can feel your pain.. I have had lots of hair loss due to stress and genetics... And being women it is much harder... But there are some wonderful healthy options you should try right away.. I use every morning in my smoothie a scoop of Dr.Schapiro's help hair whey protein powder, along with other healthy ingredients. Raw eggs, flaxseed oil, organic berries... I do it everyday and cannot believe how my hair is growing...!! You can find this product on line and most good health food stores... Also if you cannot make a smoothie with the whey powder each day... Make sure you are taking a 5mg of biotin a day then... Also sea veggies are loaded with nutrients for hair and nails.. Your hair will grow back, just relax and feed it... Good luck to you!"
05/10/2011: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "ana, lots of people start having problems when they radically change their lifestyle, as you did, moving from india to the u.s. so it may be useful for you to stick, as much as possible, to the diet you had in your native country."
05/10/2011: Bess from Calgary, Alberta, Canada replies: "Hi Ana - Belinda's reply to you has excellent ideas. Whole, non-processed food is a wonderful start. Diet is our foundation for health. You mentioned that you are taking birth control pills. There has been some connection between hair loss and these pills (search the Internet using the following words: hair loss birth control). If you check the side effects for your prescription, you might find that hair loss is a possibility (in which case you will need to work with your doctor on getting a different type of birth control).
Also, ask your doctor to check to see if you are hypothyroid. I lost a lot of hair (and a good deal of my eyebrows) before I was diagnosed. Once my thyroid was balanced, my hair gradually grew back - my eyebrows are still quite thin, however. Ensure that you are using gentle, natural shampoos (without fragrance, chemicals, etc. ) and a shower filter, especially if you have hard water. If it's any consolation, many women suffer from this. For example, there is a Web site: http://www.womenshairlossproject.com
with a forum so you can find out what helped others in the same situation. I realize that hair is our "crowning glory" but the more you stress about it, the harder it is on your body. Remember, Ana, you are beautiful - inside and out! I wish you the best of luck finding a solution. Take care, Bess"
05/10/2011: Tm from Brisbane, Australia replies: "Hi Ana, I had the same issue when I moved recently. Read the Dandruff or Hairloss feeds in the Ailments section. Ted has posted some great advice there. I used the Apple Cider Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide remedy followed by Tea Tree Oil. 1 part (20ml) Apple Cider Vinegar to 1 part (20ml) Hydrogen Peroxide 3% solution to 10 parts (200ml) water, massage into scalp and leave on for 10 minutes, rinse and shampoo with natural shampoo (with as few chemicals as possible). Then massage pure Tea Tree Oil onto scalp and leave overnight. It really worked, but you do need to repeat this treatment once a week. I hope this helps."
05/10/2011: Becky From Ohio from Ashtabula, Ohio, Usa replies: "Ana,
There are things like thyroid problems that can cause hair loss, but it does sound quite possible that your problem is stress. (Though it would be good to have your thyroid checked by a doctor). Also, ask your doctor if the birthcontrol could be causing it- if so maybe you can switch to a different brand.
More importantly- don't be ashamed to go out. Have you tried some nice scarves or hats? If these will make you feel less embarrased, buy some. Don't stay in and hide!
Also- if you have long hair, you may want to try switching to a short cut for a time while you work your hair issues out. Shorter hair tends to look fuller. If you worry less about your hair you will have less stress to make it fall out. I've had thinning problems from several years and these things helped me. My hair is stable now, but am trying things to make it thicker. I am currently trying the Edgar Cayce remedy for hair loss. Since you need to give it several months to work (I started about a month ago) I will have to get back to the site and post the results months from now.
The remedy uses a massage of crude oil three times a week to the scalp (left on for about 30 minutes) an herbal tonic taken orally and also lightly massaging white petroleum (vasoline) into the scalp as well. I honestly thought this was one of the strangest remedies and would have never tried it had I not used another Cayce remedy for another problem and had wonderful success."
05/10/2011: Sidra from Salem, Or replies: "Please have your ferritin levels checked. Ferritin is the form of iron stored in your body. This is not the same as the iron levels in your blood that are checked for symptoms of anemia. You can have extermely low ferritin levels and NOT be anemic. When you do not have enough ferritin, your body begins to shut down less important uses of iron (like maintaining hair growth) to sustain adequate levels in your blood. According to a leading dermatologist in iron deficiency and women's hair loss, ferritin concentrations of 40 ng/mL or greater are required for maintaining good hair while 70ng/ml is required for regrowth (Rushton DH. Management of hair loss in women. Dermatol Clinic)" If you begin an iron supplement, read about the foods and beverages that inhibit iron absorption. When you take it is very important. For a great support group on women's har loss see, Women's Hair Loss ProjectGood luck!"
03/30/2011: Bea from Ajman, Uae: "Hi Ted, I hope you can answer my question soon and suggest some remedies...
My daughter hit puberty last year, she's now 11. Since she hit puberty, I notice that she has been losing her hair and lately her eyebrows have started thinning as well. Blood tests have indicate that everything's normal, but she does have eczema (from age 2 yrs) and a flaky, itchy scalp which is quite prone to oiliness. She's a very fussy eater and it's difficult to get her to finish her lunch. I'm a complete novice at supplements and would appreciate it if you could break the remedy down for me.
I'm 32 and have been suffering from hair loss since I was 21, right after I had my daughter. I've been on Mirena (IUD) for 2 years now and my hair loss over the years has become very difficult to hide. I'm also obese, insulin resistent and have Polycystic ovaries.
Please give me some advice to help both my daughter and I. Your advice will be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks, Bea"
11/09/2010: Joanne from Miami, Fl: "I have naturally thick and curly hair. However, during this past year I have experienced a large amount of hair loss and my grey hair seems to be growing in straight and not curly. My hair has become extremely dry and my scalp is getting itchy and flaky. I had been under a lot of stress. To combat these symptoms, I recently started taking Biotin and Vitamin E. Is there anything else that I should take/use in order to restore the elasticity, texture and natural oils to my hair and scalp and to stimulate growth?"Replies
11/10/2010: Marcus from Lake Charles, La replies: "Sounds like you need to alleviate your stress. Ginseng tea (organic dried roots) works great as does adding flax to your diet. I have tried both recommendations and can attest that they do a wonderful job of keeping you less stressed."
10/11/2010: Carlchelle from Manila, Philippines: "Hi! It's nice to know that there's a great website like Earth Clinic for different people around the world. Hopefully anybody from Earth Clinic can give me advice or remedy from my hairloss problem. I'm suffering this problem starting 2005. I would love to follow all things that you can share it to me. I'm Carlchelle, 32, male from Manila, Philippines. My EMAIL is: Carlobalderas@ymail.com
Please post my letter."
10/02/2010: Alice from Truckee, Ca, usa: "I am interested in ways to stop hair loss, with a scalp itchiness also occurring. I noticed that Ted had many options. I would like to be clear as to the top priorities for that. I live in the US, am of a menopausal age. The hair loss has been gradual over the last 6 years, but the last year has increased a great deal and the last month even more. The scalp has been itchy for about 6 months. Some of the top things that I heard on this forum are: iodine, manganese, and borax. I would like to know what is best, then clear steps. Thanks for your help!"Replies
10/02/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "I have posted my advice here before and this is what helps me, although to many it might sound crazy: a perm! I am 53 and have suffered from hair loss all my life. My hair is also thin and greasy, not much of an asset. I am not really in the menopause yet because I take the pill so my hair is pretty much as it has always been: lousy! But with a perm it gets drier, fuller and the scalp doesn't itch anymore. From time to time I do take tablets against hair loss which have helped. Many people who have never really seen my real hair would swear that I do have quite nice hair so.... I am not too bothered. Right now my 1 year old perm is almost gone and I am trying to see whether I can live without it, we will see. I have started to have a bit of itching though so if it really bothers me I am afraid that I will have another one. Too bad because I try to stay away from all the chemicals and I also die my hair. I hope this helps..."
10/02/2010: Candy from St George, Kansas replies: "I've been a hair stylist for 10 yrs now and I can tell you the best 2 things to use in my opinion over anything else. Any time you have an itchy scalp you should add some Tea Tree Oil to your shampoo. 6-10 drops to an average 10oz shampoo bottle. You can get this from pretty much anywhere.
For hair loss the best to use is Neem Seed Oil. You can only get that at a health food store as far as I know. Now this one you can do the same as the Tea Tree but add it to your conditioner. The Tea Tree oil is a stimulant that deep cleanses the scalp of excessive oils and buildup from any products used. The Neem Seed oil is a soothing antioxidant that also cleanses the scalp as well as deep penetration into the follicle where the hair grows from. The healthier condition of the follicle the better your hair grows and maintains a healthy scalp. Any time you want hair to regrow, your scalp has to be in tip top shape to do so. Alot (not all) of times hair loss can be caused by blocked or damaged hair follicles due to meds or even just aging. The hair that starts to regrow after shedding will reach the scalp and then break off due to brushing, combing or styling due to lack of nutrients in the follicle therefore making the hair weak and brittle at the surface. Neem Seed oil not only cleanses but supplies added nutrients for healing and adding strength. I have used this method on several people including my grandmother who lost all her hair during chemo. Her hair grew back 2-3 times thicker/stronger than before it fell out. We still perm and color regularly to this day. She is 76yrs old and been cancer free for 8yrs. Hope this helps!"
10/03/2010: Karen from Sydney, Nsw replies: "I use kelp tablets (seaweed) and my hair is still fine but with lots of volume... I use Castor oil and rub it into my scalp once every two weeks, wrap it in cling wrap and then wrap a towel around it and leave it for about 30 minutes to an hour.. My hair (dyed) is shiny, healthy and I have no breakages... After I wash out the oil, I rinse it in diluted ACV and towel dry... An elderly lady I met years ago used kelp together with vit c and her skin and hair were fabulous for a 70 year old.. I thought she was in her late 40's, no joke... I'm using MSM too which seems to aid in healthy hair... All the best"
10/15/2010: Kendra from Lake In The Hills, Il replies: "I also have been having problems with hairloss. Not sure why, probably alot of reasons. But when I visited my derm he said I had some kind of scalp conditon and low iron. Well of course what he perscribed didnt work as usual. I just started taking Msm powder and periodically massage the scalp with jojba oil. The oil is antifungal and a moisterizer and we all know about MSM. WELL HAIR IS DEFINITLEY GROWING BACK."
09/12/2010: Frizz Girl from Austin, Texas, Us: "I did a hair treatment called Keratin. I am suffering hair loss from it. I am taking vitamins now. Do you have any advice? My body reacted to it and my hair is falling out and the new hair is thin and weak. I have bald spots at temple. Treatment contained formaldehyde. Any advice? I don't want to be bald."Replies
09/13/2010: Tina from Princeton, New Jersey replies: "Hi Frizz girl, I am sorry to hear about your hair loss due to the keratin treatment. Where did you get it done? The reason I ask is because I have got this treatment too and have had no hair loss. I always go to a good salon and also talk to the stylist before, making sure as to the company that is providing the treatment, her experience doing it, and whether clients have had any complaints. Anyway, to aid with your hair loss, take biotin tablets and also primrose oil - both have helped me to grow my hair. MSM is also extremely good for encouraging hair growth. Good luck!"
09/13/2010: Candy from St George, Ks replies: "Not sure of any home remedies but as a stylist I've seen this a couple times and would recommend Lanza Healing Strength Sh/Cd. It's the only thing I've seen work in this situation."
09/14/2010: Sheila from Cork, Ireland replies: "If you are coeliac you would be more susceptible to hair loss as the digestive enzymes are depleted and protein in the gut isn't being broken down properly. You can get a blood test to check. I wouldn't go for the biopsy they suggest as it isn't reliable. To replenish your digestive enzymes: lemon juice in water, bitter greens etc. If you soak a teaspoon of alfalfa seeds in water overnight, the water contains digestive enzymes: drink the water and sprout the seeds. Make sure your diet is healthy and balanced. Good Luck"
02/28/2011: Lisa from Closter, Nj replies: "The only safe Keratin treat now is COPPOLA Keratin Complex, as it has no formaldehyde. Prob the reason u are losing hair is ...
1. ur still flat ironing the 'treated area" with a wayy too hott iron. use no more than 340 degrees max.
2. ur stylist wasnt certified/didnt apply properly flat ironed that delicate area with a wayy hott iron.
i do the keratin by Coppola all the time. Its fine. And the co. just sent out a release stating so.
MUST b done in a well vetilated area, mask worn is reccommended."
08/20/2010: Dana from Queens, Ny: "I am currently looking for a remedy on Earth clinic that deals with hair loss due to hormonal changes after giving birth. I truly believe there has to be some kind of preventative measure that Ted has to offer to help women combat the loss of hair after they have given birth. I'm confident there is something I can do because if there is a cure for all types of cancers then there has to be a remedy for this! Please help."