Help wanted!!! Long HAIR Remedy


(new zealand)

French translation


I have just started using acv as a rinse...leaving it in.

I love it but I have a big problem too...my hair is falling out everywhere...I know it is in bad condition...it needs trimming but I am trying to grow it really long and I don't want a hairdresser to take too much off!

It is halfway down my back and I want it to reach my waist at least but it seems to grow so slowly.

PLEASE can anyone suggest a remedy for my problem? I am 69 years YOUNG !! and eat a raw food diet.

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Feb 05, 2011
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flax seed oil and broccoli
by: Sandi

Cruciferous vegetables eaten raw are said to interfere with normal thyroid function somehow. Since a symptom of low thyroid is hair loss, that might be an issue for someone eating a lot of raw broccoli etc.

A friend told me about taking flaxseed oil for some health problems and discovering that her thinning hair started to grow back. Her husband's receding hairline started to be restored as well.

After a month of taking it (I think about 6 capsules a day, most days) I started to get new hair growth at the temples. Kept that up for awhile and then stopped for awhile; started up again, and then noticed more new hair growth. (Which has persisted--I now have "undergrowth" several inches long despite the fact that I've lost a good bit of older, longer hair and seemed to have stopped/slowed growth for a few years.

Thanks one and all for all the good comments!






Dec 09, 2010
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Protein!
by: Anonymous

You sure have a healthy diet, maybe a little too strict?

Evaluate your diet and make sure you are getting enough protein. Hair loves protein. Your body uses nutrition from your blood for vital organs first then tissues like hair and nails get what ever is left over so if you don't eat enough of the vital important good stuff your hair will suffer a bit.

But remember hormonal changes can cause hair to fall out as well.

Sep 25, 2010
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Get some Spirulina
by: Tia

You can definitely be a vegan and eat only fruits and veggies; however you must have protein.

Spirulina has a tremendous amount of protein, vitamins, minerals, all 8 amino acids, etc.

Since I started using it just a few short weeks ago, my hair has been growing like a weed. Oh, if you eat wheat, please stop. Gluten prevents our bodies from absorbing nutrients....research it.

There are other nutritious sea vegetables which will feed your hair, so look into it. And for goodness sake do Not eat Tofu. It is plastic not food. Research it. The protein in it does not even digest properly in the human body, that's why some say that fermented is better.

My hair fell out when I ate tofu and I was a vegan. I didn't find out till years later the truth. Check out Dr. Sebi, Dr. Mercola (online) for some nutrition tips.

Be Blessed.

Aug 31, 2010
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CHECK YOUR THYROID
by: Anonymous

It is one of the more common reasons women lose their hair, in any age. Thyroid that is undiagnosed. Be sure to rule that out. There are 2 types of thyroid concerns. One the hair falls out in clumps, or vast amounts. The other the hair seems to thin, effectively walking up the hair length from the bottom. These can be symptoms of 2 different types of thyroid.

IF you're eating a raw diet, and more focus is vegetables and fruit, as much as people like to argue this point, some have then concerns surrounding iron levels. Even a low-grade dip in iron levels can cause a chronic hair loss problem which when this endures over time, can result in real hair loss.

Be sure your vinegar rinse is well diluted. Do NOT put pure vinegar on the hair. Do NOT mix baking soda (some use baking soda and water or baking soda and shampoo as a kind of shampoo or for clarifying the hair -- cleaning off buildup) --so do NOT mix vinegar and baking soda. This is a well known drain de-clogger mixture that eats hair. Pretty sure you're not doing that, but just in case. Vinegar should be well diluted. Also beware of essential oils (versus carrier oils which carry the scent). Jojoba Oil is the carrier; rosemary is the essential oil (think the oil that has the stronger aroma). IF your essential oil is NOT diluted well, these plant essences can cause a lot of problems.

At 69, it is normal for a woman to lose some volume (and men). Because of the wane of hormones. This typically begins around 50, if not earlier for some. You also need to rule out a problem with higher levels of DHT, which is known to cause baldness in both men and women.

A simple blood test will typically catch signs of thyroid, anemia (low iron), and even DHT levels. Your ob-gyn should be capable of selecting the panel screens.

If it turns out there's a concern for thyroid, be sure to visit a very experienced doctor in thyroid care because it can be a bit tricky to find the right balance of medication. If it's thyroid, the hair will grow back after a year of stabilized treatment. If it's a DHT problem, then you need to look into hair loss vitamins and those kind of programs. (Rogaine, that kind of thing.)

If it's iron, it could be you need a good multivitamin. Do NOT go off and take iron pills. It is known to cause constipation and can cause toxic levels easily. Iron pills should be given under the supervision of a qualified physician. Here's a surprise: spinach has a lot of iron in it (other veggies have iron in it too, broccoli, a little if I'm not mistaken). BUT the body actually has a problem leaching out all that iron. The enzymes in red meat help the body with the uptake of spinach's iron! Little nutritional factoids like this are not well known.

If you can trace the hair fallout back to your raw diet beginnings, then you may have some answers there.

Heidi W.

May 07, 2010
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New Washing Strategy?
by: Anonymous

How do you wash your hair?

Maybe try every other day washing if your job/school lifestyle can accommodate it.

Also you could try co-washing. It works great for me. I conditioner wash only every day and I douse my hair with a vinegar and water mix from a spray bottle for shine and manageability.

Apr 03, 2010
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In Response io your Help wanted
by: Anonymous

I am an African American woman who is 56 and always looking for ways to grow my hair. Because there are still a lot of people who don't believe we can grow our natural given hair beyond shoulder length. I am going to get to the point soon. About 2 years ago I started using ACV in my hair full strength lightly massaging it on my scalp. I would later cover hair with a plastic shower cap sometimes for 30 minutes to an hour and do my house chores. I was using the Bragg Health Books. In fact you can purchase "Hair and Your Health, from any health food store "Nature's Way to Beautiful Hair (easy-to-do method)

Sometimes I used royal bee jelly and saw palmetto as suggested in the book. I note you mentioned you are 69 years young. I am 56 years young. Within 2 months my hair started growing like crazy. I also started shampooing with Dr. Bronners liquid castile soap the peppermint kind.
As we aged we are much more prone to DHT in our scalps then younger women. DHT is responsible for male pattern baldness in men and women it makes the hair fall out awfully.

I also started taking 2 tablespoons of ACV mixed in 6 oz of water 2 times a day before meals. I washed my hair every three days using this regimen and grew it to where you see Oprah Winfrey's hair today.

Now like a dummy I stop doing what was working for me. Because I found hair sites with black women only and they had the pictures and proof to back themselves up. These women had long beautiful natural grown hair relaxed or natural texture from the shoulders to butt length. I started doing everything they suggested for their hair and my halfway back hair started falling out.

I stopped the INSANITY went back to my hair regime
but kept using the 100% virgin coconut and the olive oils. My doctor also told me to take black cohosh just in case I am still menopausal. I was also diagnosed with mild heart congestion and I have high blood pressure which I was not aware of till the end of 2009. Had I not complained of my mild hair loss. My doctors may not have searched for a root cause. These underlying developing health issues may have been the results of my hair loss. But getting myself checked out and going back to my original hair regime has kept me going. I am feeling better and growing hair thicker and longer than before. Go to a doctor and get your young self checked out!!!.

We older women are looking beautiful living longer than ever and why shouldn't we have Beautiful hair to boot. You may need to supplement your vegetarian life style many people do. Hope this encourages you. Honestly I never heard of pure natural ACV from the health food store with the mother in it making anyone's hair react like that. There has to be another reason GO get Checked out.

Oct 17, 2009
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originator of this question...long since outdated
by: Originator of this strand

Oh dear....Oct. 17th reply...I wouldn't be seen dead near any doctor!!!!!!! which is what I would be if I did!!!!! I am living a long and VERY happy healthy life being a 100% raw food eater.

Oct 17, 2009
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Long Hair Remedy
by: Anonymous

If your hairdresser did not infect you with some type of skin fungus it could be your medication. The first choice is easier to heal with ACV remedies, while the second? Wish you best of luck.

Aug 19, 2009
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Oh the joy of long hair
by: Anonymous

Well, don't let them wack it all off! I did and am heart broken.

I am beginning to use natural hair products. I went to skindeep.com, a cosmetic database that lists the chemicals in products.

Get a trim and just get all of the split ends off and that should help.

I've also began taking biotin, I got 5000mg tablets at walmart and take one a day!

Aug 09, 2009
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Raw food diet et al
by: Anonymous

I have a wonderful head of hair now and it is growing at a great rate of knots. ( maritime term!)

And to confound all you prophets of doom and gloom I am a 100% raw food vegan , I drink only our own spring water> I eat according to how I feel.

My food intake ? Predominately dark green leafy vegetables ( NOT lettuce which has very little nutrition in it) such as Cavalo Nero( not spinach as gutsing too much of it can cause kidney stones. Also lots of fruit for energy and calories( NOT citrus).

If you would like to learn more...and who wouldn't..I am so ALIVE and full of ENERGY . I am BOUNCING around ALL day EVERY day. I cycle( as in fast) around 50km + every day as well as other outdoor pursuits. I am a 21 yrs old lady of 70 years.

Aug 09, 2009
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Raw food diet
by: Anonymous

Hi,

I am sure the problem is your diet cause last year same thing happened to me.

I was on diet that only involved fruits and vegetables and my hair fell off like crazy it was embarrassing to have co workers always notice it.

It was almost as if I had cancer, didn't have any bald spots cause I have plenty of hair but as soon as I started to consume more protein I began to have stronger hair and not a single one falls off.

Eat some soy if your vegetarian , fish if not you can have lean chicken or meat and eggs and other things, also try more food like avocados, anything rich in omega 3, lots of nuts and cereals too.

I hope this helps

Good luck!

Apr 17, 2009
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RE: Help wanted
by: Anonymous

To comment on "Help keep my long hair"...

In order for your hair to grow longer you do need to have it trimmed, not having it trimmed decreases the time and amount your hair will grow..

So on top of keeping your hair clean with natural remedies you do also need to keep your hair trimmed.. Just make sure you stress to your hairdresser that you only want a little bit taken off..

They will probably have to take off a good amount in the beginning to get rid of the dead ends but if you keep going faithfully they take less and less off...

Dec 10, 2008
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re Chinese doctor comments et al.
by: Anonymous

I have misunderstood nothing that the 'doctor' of Chinese medicine wrote. That does not mean that I necessarily agree with everything that was written therein. The use of the word 'should' is the worst and most mis-used word in the English language presenting as being both pedantic and one-eyed.

I stand by 1000% regarding the comments made about my personal lifestyle regarding diet. Add to that an extremely healthy outdoor life. I fully expect to live to be( in the obsessed, with years and numbers, vernacular ) WAY OVER 100 years. Personally speaking I do not give a stuff for numbers of years or whatever others might wish to waste their time and, consequently, their health , worrying about. LIVE IN HARMONY with and accept, as do the rest of NATURE, that we are part of, and NOT separate from Nature . Nothing in NATURE can exist in ISOLATION, everything has a part to play if NATURE is to exist in perfect
BALANCE and HARMONY. The only CRIME in NATURE has been committed by man. MAN WILL PAY the ultimate price.

Dec 09, 2008
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To December 9 Anonymous about low acid
by: Rejane

Just a few words about your comment on the August 14 Anonymous comment.

First, I want to say that I am not "August 14 Anonymous"
but I believe you have misunderstood part of that person's message.

The Chinese doctor did NOT say that eating raw food CAUSED a low acid condition to occur!

The text says that
1- several nutrients are vital for healthy hair
2- a low acid condition makes the absorption of minerals difficult
3- low acid is a condition that becomes increasingly prevalent as we AGE
4- apple cider vinegar can help this problem - we can try taking some before meals to enhance the absorption of minerals!!

There is no mention anywhere that eating raw food causes low acid.

Dec 09, 2008
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anonymous of August 14th 2008
by: Anonymous

Ho!ho!ho!

I am a 100% raw food eater....I am neither emaciated nor do I have low acid, in fact my acid is absolutely at a normal level.....sorry to disappoint you.

Dec 08, 2008
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by: Anonymous

I do . I continue to use it as a superb hair condition, And by the way...I no longer have hair loss at all.

Dec 08, 2008
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hair loss
by: txpepper

can you use apple cider vinegar if you color your hair??

Aug 14, 2008
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THE ORIGINAL WRITER OF THIS SUBJECT!
by: Anonymous

I will NEVER put anything in my mouth that comes out of a lab!!!

Aug 14, 2008
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diet
by: Anonymous

many people have difficulty assimilating an entirely raw diet. there are no indigenous cultures that are either exclusively raw or vegetarian. raw food-ism is more of a modern trend. I am a doctor of Chinese medicine and I treat people occasionally who eat exclusively raw food -- many are among the most emaciated and malnourished people I have encountered, yet they think they are doing a healthy thing. In the summer, I agree that many folks can handle more raw food, since there is more ambient heat and much produce is in season. During the rest of the year, most of your vegetables should be lightly steamed at least.
Beyond this, there are several nutrients that are vital for healthy hair. Two of the main ones are the minerals sulfur and silica. You can get sulfur by taking MSM - methylsulfonylmethane. I recommend 1000 mg per 50 pounds of body weight, twice a day. Taking it in powdered form is cheaper and easier when you are using large doses. It is quite safe. Silica can be found in certain herbs, such as horsetail (equisetum), but you can also find multi-mineral supplements that have silica in them. A multi-mineral supplement in general would be a good idea for you.
Finally, low stomach acid is a major impediment to absorption of food, particularly minerals, and this gets increasingly prevalent as we age. Since we're on the apple cider vinegar page, this is something you might try taking at the beginning of meals to enhance absorption. I usually just give my patients Betaine HCl. (hydrochloric acid)

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