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Understanding Alopecia, hair loss, balding, some of its causes nutritional .


by Beatrice Eckenrode

I would like to thank my Mom for writing this article.

Causes of hairloss may include any of the following:

  1. Inherited genes
  2. Thyroid disorders
  3. Iron deficiency
  4. High fevers
  5. Severe illness
  6. Childbirth
  7. Extreme stress
  8. Hormonal imbalance
  9. Certain drugs including
    • Some blood pressure medicines
    • Retinoids
    • Anticoagulants
    • Contraceptives

Hair loss can also be traced to some chemicals such as products used to dye or bleach and perm solutions and some chemicals used to purify pools.

Hair picks can damage hair follicles.

There are many conventional treatments.  I will only suggest the Alternative treatments.

Herbs high in silica or iodine will be useful.

Horsetail is a good source of silica.

Kelp and Black Walnut are a good source of iodine and nourishes the thyroid.

Herbalist recommend stimulating hair follicles which improves blood circulation.

Essential oil of rosemary can be used.

Also rinsing hair with sage may be helpful.

Stress can be a factor.  Recommendations to relieve stress 1 yoga or meditation.

Rapid weight loss or poor nutrition can be a factor.

A balanced diet and vitamin supplements.

Hair dryers and hot curlers can damage hair so can excessive vigorous brushing with a brush of synthetic bristles.   Use a natural bristle brush-brush gently from the scalp to tips of hair.  Air dry hair as much as possible.

Hair growth: peppermint, sage and rosemary with jojoba oil topically

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***When working with natural health it is beneficial that you have an understanding of the signs of a healing body. ***