I started losing my hair at a young age. With some research, I was able to reverse my problem after making some lifestyle changes.
Hair loss is scary, embarrassing, and hard to fix. As a 20-year-old who has already suffered from severe hair loss, I know the anxiety and shame it can bring. Over the last year, I have tried many different things to stop my hair from thinning, and finally, after months of searching, researching, and visiting doctors (Chinese and Western), I have found solutions and, encouragingly, I have seen new growth.
What Causes Hair Loss?
Hair is one of those inessential parts of the body, meaning that if your body is under stress or pressure, it will focus on keeping you alive and healthy rather than maintaining a full head of hair! There are many factors that can contribute to hair loss.
Common Hair Loss Risk Factors
- Vitamin D deficiency: Because most people spend their time indoors, behind a desk, or on the couch, a surprisingly high percentage of the population has insufficient levels of vitamin D (which is synthesized in the skin through exposure to UV rays). Studies have shown that low vitamin D levels cause hair loss.
- Too much vitamin D: High levels of vitamin D can also cause hair loss, which is why it is important to have the right balance.
- Iron deficiency: Iron is important for your hair, nails, and skin. Too little can cause hair to fall out or make the hair follicles smaller so your hair strands end up being thinner.
- Calcium deficiency: Calcium is also important for your hair, and if you are not getting enough vitamin D (which is needed for absorbing calcium), your hair may fall out.
- Stress: Stress causes hair loss. This is widely known, and seeing your hair fall out can just add to that stress! It takes between one and four months after a stressful incident for the hair to start falling out.
- Lack of sleep: If you are not sleeping well, this can also have a negative effect on your hair.
- The type of shampoo you use: Shampoo may also be making your hair fall out. Natural shampoos are much better for your hair and scalp than chemically-based ones.
- Food allergies: Various food allergies, especially to dairy, can cause your hair to fall out.
- Coeliac (or Celiac, as it is known in the US) disease: It is not widely known that hair loss is a symptom of Coeliac, which is when the small intestine cannot break down gluten, an ingredient found in bread, pasta, wheat products, etc.
How I Cured My Hair Loss
Being so young and losing your hair is scary, especially if you try to sort the problem out yourself. There are so many websites explaining hair loss, and they all seem to say different things. This is a step-by-step guide to how I cured my hair loss:
- About one year ago, I found that I was leaving many strands of hair on my pillow each morning, and every time I dried my hair with a towel, the towel would be covered in hair. Even running my hand through my hair meant losing at least a few strands, so I went to see my doctor.
- My doctor asked if I had any family history of hair loss, and I told him that my father was bald (although everyone else in my family has a full head of hair). He prescribed two medicines: One was a topical (Rogaine) and the other was a pill (Propecia).
- I took the medicine for a couple of months and applied the lotion, but when I didn't see any benefit, I stopped taking the medicine. I went back to the doctor and he said the hair loss could be hormonal or due to stress and that I should wait a while to see if it went away by itself. It didn't.
- I started to research online. I found out that vitamin deficiencies are a leading cause of premature hair loss, so I started to take a multivitamin. To my surprise, it worked slightly, as the amount of hair that I lost decreased, but I still had hair loss.
- I started to research vitamin deficiencies and found out that there are a few main causes, including leaky gut and Coeliac, both of which cause the small intestine to basically attack itself, resulting in the mal-absorption of vitamins and minerals.
- I started a strict diet, which involved no wheat or gluten, (there are alternatives for these, including tasty cakes and breads that can be found in your supermarket).
- I also found out that a dairy intolerance can lead to balding. Since my dad has always suffered from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), I tried quitting dairy, too. After these dietary changes, my overall health improved and my hair loss slowed considerably.
- After more research, I found that sufferers of Coeliac (which I now know I have) are usually deficient in calcium, vitamin D, and iron, so I started to take daily supplements of each of these. After only a few weeks, my hair loss stopped completely.
What I Learned From My Research
Hair loss is a sign that there is something wrong with your body. Rather than trying to fix it with shampoos and medications, try fixing things such as your sleep patterns, alcohol intake, and even diet. It's not what you put on your scalp but what you put in your body that really makes a difference.
Another important thing is to learn how to control stress. Seeing your hair fall out is really stressful, especially if you are young, but it is important to learn how to relax, as this will also help in reducing your hair loss.
Head and Shoulders Shampoo
There have been rumors flying around the Internet about the effect of Head and Shoulders on hair loss. I used Head and Shoulders Hair Retain for Men for a couple of months. After I started taking the vitamins and changed my diet, I could still feel that my scalp was itchy, and a few hairs were still falling out from the top of my head.
I decided to stop using Head and Shoulders and switch to a more natural shampoo (I now use Loccitane, which can be purchased from department stores) and my hair loss stopped completely. I can't say definitely whether or not it was because my body was still recovering, or whether it was in fact because I stopped using that brand of shampoo, but I can tell you that after switching shampoos, my scalp and hair are a lot healthier!
This may not help everyone, but it worked for me, and I hope that by writing this, I will be able to help at least one other person beat their hair loss!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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Cynthia on August 01, 2017:
Okay! So half an hour of sun everyday! Or maybe less. Thanks for sharing. I think stress might be the reason why I am losing hair..but holy cow does it make me more stressed out!
Khaled on July 07, 2017:
Can i take these medicines without a laboratory test? By the way thanks a lot for this useful article.
Nish on June 22, 2017:
So can i know what you did about the hair that you already lost?
Raman on February 24, 2017:
I am living in India and I started losing hair about 4 months ago and my hair become short and too rough then I decided to go for rebounding but again my hair is falling at same rate.I don't know what is problem with my hair I am 25 I had never experience such hair fall
jafar on January 08, 2017:
I Am living in U.A.E And i Started losing hair after one year so i switched to bottled drinking water instead of tap water and it contains calcium - 8,sodium 8, potassium 2 etc ..total hardness 75.. it will increase my hair fall or Decrease my hair fall
? Pls reply
niky on November 22, 2016:
Which dairy product should be avoided.. Cows milk and cheese and curd is good for hair... Its contains protein and other nutrients.
So please tell
dubaihairclub on November 09, 2016:
Really appreciated thanks for this :)
Emily0115 on October 25, 2016:
Please help. My hair has always been my pride and joy. I figured since it is pretty damn healthy, it could deal with some bleach damage. And I figured the master stylist who did all the color-corrections would know how much would be too much. I was wrong, and now I want to burst into tears every time I look at my hair or touch it. I just don't know what to do. my hair has also NEVER been shorter than this and it breaks and falls out. What should i do to regrow hair?
Pareen on October 23, 2016:
thnks for this articl very helpfull
Bea on September 09, 2016:
I am wondering if fish oil or krill oil has something to do with it as well. I think fish oil tends to thin your blood and I remember this really started for me when using fish oil! Thank you, for this info. (I am already gl, df, and I don't use shampoo with SLS, which also causes scalp irritation). Likewise, I take a little iodine which I also think helps.
Keshar on August 13, 2016:
Mick Jesus on July 14, 2016:
Black Seed oil when combined with lime juice, apple cider vinegar olive oil, henna powder, etc.provides a product for intensive hair care.
Ahmad on April 26, 2016:
DO NOT USE HEAD AND SHOULDER I HAVE USED IT FOR 2-3 Months and than my hair starts to fall out and just stopped it. Hoping for the best plz remember me in your prayers and once again STOP USING HEAD AND SHOULDER
carolina on September 24, 2015:
Thanks for share your information for free.
Vivek on June 03, 2015:
There are no drugs that works for hair loss except Minoxidil which is scientifically proved. It works for all type of hair problems but to a limited extent. You may get it at minoxidil15express.com and if you want complete solution then hair transplant is the only way which is too costly and painful.
Vivek on June 03, 2015:
There are no drugs that works for hair loss except Minoxidil which is scientifically proved. It works for all type of hair problems but to a limited extent. You may get it at minoxidil15express.com and if you want complete solution then hair transplant is the only way which is too costly and painful.
Nadia on February 08, 2015:
Iodine liquid massage on hair helps hair loss just give it time
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boyneedshelp12 on November 21, 2014:
Hi thank you so much for sharing your story with everyone! Hair loss is so tough on everyone. I was wondering if you could help me out??! I let my hair grow at the beginning of the summer and then cut it, let it grow again didn't grow as much then cut it again and didn't grow back as much as the second time and now I'm scared to cut my hair!! My hair feels thick in the back and too thin in the front. The sides of my hair are thinning away, I DON'T know what to do!! My hair use to be very thick!! I'm 20 and I'm never try to be stressed I'm always calm! What should I do?! SOS HELP ME!! I switched shampoos from H&S to Baxter California protein shampoo! and am thinking about trying biotin pills.
grace on November 06, 2014:
hi i am suffering from exesive hair shedding now its been a month and ai have 2.5 inch bald spot on the left side of my scalp i m really the good thing is once the the hair fall outit grows back. I see new sprout of re growing hair in my scalp but the hair shedding doesn't stop. can any one tell me what is this
Leigh on October 27, 2014:
Caffeine (even green tea) can stress your body out! It is a drug, but millions of dollars are being generated by its use. The downside is it can ruin your adrenals/thyroid and cause hairloss. Most people are unaware and don't want to give it up.
liz on August 25, 2014:
I just diagnosed with low vitamin D of 19. Prescribed me pills let's see if it helps with my 3year extreme hair loss. Praise the Lord for my healing. I'll report my results soon.
ghazna on August 19, 2014:
when i was 14 years old i felt im losing my hair it was too young age i tried everything every oil medincine but i found no result now i m 19 years old i m still losing my hair plz suggest any solution
Shweta Majahan on August 12, 2014:
@Erica: One can use cholecalciferol vitamin D granule sachets. They are normally 50000 i.u. So first get checked for deficiency. If you're deficient then take 1 sachet with milk every week for 2-3 months. Also apply some vitaliser such as Regen to address other deficiencies.
erica on August 11, 2014:
What brand of the Vitamin D do you use?
Shweta Majahan on August 11, 2014:
If you're experiencing drastic hairfall then don't waste your time in home remedies. They have a limited effect. Try some specialised ayurvedic medicine such as Regen hair vitalizer. Don't play around with this serious problem.
Cristina on August 07, 2014:
Excessive hair shedding can be caused by a few factors; hormonal (especially after birth) is very common - do not panic, it will stop. Post-surgery is also normal.
If these things are ruled out (and even if they're not), the author is absolutely right; topical treatments have very limited effect (if any).
In the last 3 months, I barely shed 2-3 strands in the shower...this compared to a year of heavy shedding, the type that alarmed me and those who knew me, having gone from a thick head of hair to thin, limp, dry strands. Blood tests showed low vitamin D but everything else was normal.
So, I started taking Vitamin D, Biotin, a probiotic and a multi vitamin daily. I also upped my protein intake (a major contributor to hair loss which goes largely unnoticed). I can't eat a lot of meat so I substituted with protein shakes - about 2 shakes per day of high quality protein powder. As soon as I did the latter - within a month - hair stopped shedding dead in its tracks.
I can't say for sure which treatment was responsible...maybe a combination of all. Oh, and I also cut dairy out (and most gluten, but not all).
I know it seems like a lot of effort...but it's worth it. The fact that I can feel my hair regaining fullness is priceless.
rahmat alam on August 01, 2014:
i got more knowledge from here thanks.
wholewheat for hair loss on July 29, 2014:
i had hair loss for 3 years all balding slowing until i started eating wholemeal bread without any spirit vinegar or preservatives, just palm oil in it and wholegrain wheat fresh from supermarket bakery, my hair is started to grow now and slowly covering up the bald patch, i also stoped all spicy foods ans acidic fruits which is major cause of inflamation of the stomach, i was nutrient deficient ans wholemeal bread provided me al the nutrients for hair growth, but celiac people should avout bread if they are allergic to it, milk was also causing balding as i was milk intollerance
bjh on July 29, 2014:
Thomas on July 22, 2014:
Have been using head and shoulders this last 2 mths and my hair has started to fall out!! Can't believe this product is still on the shelves!!! Sick!!!
owl on July 09, 2014:
Man, I got exact same vitamin D, Iron deficiency. This I learnt 3 months back. Also I get bowel malfunctinoing if have more milk. Also at the same time I was under stress and depressed mood (still continues) and less sleep. I think all these had effect on my hair density and thickness. I started observing hair fall aince 3 months and now it has reached alarming level that I read ur article. I will now onwards take supplements and make sure to be stress free n take good sleep. Hope this would help to stop hair fall and allow regrowth. I can only wish and hope this happens in next 3 months.
Gregory ward on June 29, 2014:
Now that it has been awhile, how is your hairloss now?
noenhulk on June 11, 2014:
Your hub is correct and useful. I agree that it's not the commercial shampoo or anything you do that causes hair fall but a sign that there is something wrong in your body system. Thanks for sharing your great hub. Rated it up already!
Karishma on June 08, 2014:
How long did it take you to see less hair falling out and regrowth? Thanks!
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asha on April 22, 2014:
this was good ! the observations on the reasones were informative and i can absolutely relate the situation and also re-call that when my dite was good, i was regualry walking, such issue never (almost) occurred. with a more sedentry life basically behind a desk and nil excercises this has re-surfaced. thanks buddy !!
Roma on April 02, 2014:
Have any of you thought of the medication you may have been prescribe by your doctor. Please read all side effects. I have had huge difficulty with loss of hair. First time around Tramadol (painkiller) grew back four to six moths later. Now taken myself off the just in case Blood Pressure and Beata Blockers (all cause hair loss). I have been on blood thinners for nearly a year and will be very pleased when the three remaining months are over. Still struggling with hair loss. I refuse to take three of the meds after a heart attack as they made me feel so terrible. The doc says you are at risk well blood pressure is normal and everything else is. I have now changed diet and gone vegan. Hopefully that is going to help. Please guys look at medication they are such adverse affects on some sensitive souls.
Dhruval on March 26, 2014:
Thanx..it realy helpful ..to me..
sana anjum on March 13, 2014:
Hey i want to ask a thing i'm of 14 years old girl i'm suffering from hairfall
i use head and shoulder shampoo can any one suggest me about the hair
fall because i want my hair back as before, this is not the age of mine to the loss of hair ....so plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz just help me na plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Airon on March 09, 2014:
bindu on March 03, 2014:
bindu on March 03, 2014:
Please ...do this need full for me can any one suggest me about the hair fall and I want my hair back ...Im sick about this ...and I have used all kinds of things to stop hair fall...plssssssssssssssss jus help me :(
bindu on March 03, 2014:
Please do help me ....I have plenty of hair fall...its jus gng away bulky....I'm jus 23 now
CURLY on February 20, 2014:
Good info KdEy! Which high Carbohydrate Gluten Free foods are you referring to that would be bad to substitute?
KdeY on February 09, 2014:
Thank You for the article, I can second your findings...
I am a 42 yr old female, my daughter, at the time when we both were suffering unexplained hair loss, was 16...We both saw our Dr, she said 'we'll keep an eye on it' That was NOT good enough for me. Emailed our Chief Endo at our local Children's Hospital and begged her to see our daughter (that she emailed me back was a miracle) I told her we weren't getting anywhere with our GP and that I knew whatever it was we both had the same issue.
From my symptoms (which my Dr wouldn't test for) I had them tested by an independent lab in the States....and found to be LOW in EVERYTHING and given our shared hair loss, the Endo said it sounded like an absorption issue, tested my daughter for Celiac (I was already off Gluten and wasn't about to start eating it again and loose more hair) wouldn't you know it, it came back 4 times higher than a week positive....! "Keep an eye on it my ass" Hair loss is an indication of an Auto Immune issue, the Canary in the Coal Mine, ignore it at your peril.
So, OK, I'll never eat Gluten again, big deal. How did I get to the tipping point in the first place. I make everything from scratch, well nearly, we're never sick etc etc...What I've discovered ties into everything discussed here, what I found is that it starts with a Candida overgrowth, too many bad gut bacteria is not good, this is easily caused by antibiotics (most women have had a yeast infection after a round of antibiotics), but an extremely stressful event and not eating enough fermented foods may also contribute to the imbalance. Men and Women have this equally: Athletes Foot, Dandruff, Eczema, all of the signs are there, we just ignore them, or we try to cover them up when it is an 'internal issue' coming out.
Clean up your diet. I did and my hair loss has stopped, it's growing in again, my thin patches don't show anymore, but it's still not as thick...The next thing I eliminate will be dairy, right now we've been Lactose Free for 4 months, if it's not growing like a Chia Pet by Summer, Dairy is gone. I have always had huge Scottish hair, you never know just how vein you are until you start loosing your hair, the only thing that got me to a blood lab, that's for sure.
Incidentally, poor gut health will lead to 'leaky gut' which may trigger Celiac Disease, IB etc etc, once you have Celiac, you're more likely to acquire at least 1 other Auto Immune Disease...Diabetes, MS, Arthritis etc Not a rosy picture, how many North Americans have those issues?
Low Vit D is an indication that you're unable to absorb fat soluble vitamins, common with 'leaky gut', Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac itself. 50% of the population (of European decent) carry the gene for Celiac, but it needs to be triggered, illness, antibiotic use, stress etc...Low Ferritin is another clear indication of an absorption issue, my 'Dr' (I use the term loosely here) thought that my below 10 Ferritin reading was perfectly normal. Surgeons (good ones) won't operate on you below 10, if you want to wake up after surgery that is.
My father went 'Cpt Picard' at 17 and never knew why. It is genetic to a degree, more likely 'Epigenetic' we become as healthy as the Petri dish solution we surround ourselves with, slather on us and consume. You are what you eat, if your hair is falling out you are most likely having a gut health related problem. Have everything tested and pay for it yourself if you have to, take supplements, they do work, fix your diet, up to 1 in 3 people may have issues with gluten and get rid of ALL sugar, drink more non chlorinated. non fluoridated water and exercise! Good luck to all of you. I never before noticed how many people are out there with thinning hair, once I started loosing mine, I became a bit hair obsessed.
Anxiety (had that-it's now gone), depression, tooth/gum issues, bad breath, joint pain, fatigue all of these are signs of Celiac, there are about 300 more. In Australia, Celiac is now 1 in 60 women and 1 in 80 men, 1 in 6 are Gluten Sensitive. Boxed, packaged garbage, gluten is in EVERYTHING. Eat whole foods, Paleo/SCD or GAPS. Whatever you do, don't switch your bad Gluten Foods for bad high Carbohydrate Gluten Free foods, bad is bad. Take Care, K
schmigg on February 06, 2014:
What a dumb article. Male pattern baldness isn't caused by vitamin deficiencies.
Jhun on January 22, 2014:
My fren he is bald I see my fren right now he got a lot small hair his yousing rogain foam its working for him !!
Trish on January 21, 2014:
I've just started on multi-vits and other hair supplements. I find your article very encouraging and I am now motivated. Thank you so much!
yaneli on January 07, 2014:
Hi im try ur edvice bt did u get lil bald spots on ur head n felt so soft n smooth cuz it had no hair im suffering from hair lost ive been to the doc. Five x i don't have thyroid or nothin els they gave me vitimin D bt my hair still falling im stressing that ima go completely bald at a young age ineed help
Just me on January 05, 2014:
Helena, Are you on any medications? That also causes hairloss.
LISA on January 04, 2014:
I am experiencing the same problem. I am only 19 years old and my hair is falling so much which is upsetting me as I don't know what I can do to reduce this. as I take a shower, I see hair on the ground and on my towel and pillow. I tried to redue it by taking multi-purpose NAILS, HAIR AND SKIN vitamins, and I changed my shampoo from heads and shoulders to activance with RHODANIDE. I also mix olive oil with eggs leave it for approx. 2 hrs on may hair. But all this nevr works for me. In fact I had a blood test 2 months ago and my results were very positive. I am really concerned and upset about this as It has put my self confidence down.
warning on January 01, 2014:
Men please be careful using iron supplements. If you're not deficient it can do very serious and gradual harm. Iron can only be lowered through blood loss or in emergencies by a drug/iv procedure.
And to add on to that Hemochromatosis is becoming a more known problem, but its still not often checked for.
Usually its women who are low on iron, so unless you're maybe vegetarian or give blood multiple times a year, its very unlikely you are deficient.
maritza on December 31, 2013:
I'm 24 years old and suffering the same problem , I have spend a lot of dollars and time in hair products, doctors etc ..... nothing seems to work , this article is very useful and gives me hope ill try it thanks alot
Teresa M on December 31, 2013:
I used to have severe dandruff and I figured it had to be a vitamin deficiency. The answer is selenium. I have not had dandruff for years!
amit kumar jain on December 21, 2013:
sir i am facing hair loss contoneu from one year also i am facing severe sleep problem
kami on December 18, 2013:
Thanks a lot.The article was very usefull , and easy to read.
sanket on December 07, 2013:
i m 21 and suffered from hair fall problam plz give me solution
laura07 on November 23, 2013:
There have been rumors flying around the internet as to whether or not Head and Shoulders has an influence on hair loss. Personally, I was using Head and Shoulders Hair Retain for Men,
James from London, United Kingdom on November 22, 2013:
Great post - but you missed out inflammation and how that affects the hair, most people don't get it and easily ignore it, here's a video that explains it better (especially how DHT and other hair loss causer's work): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDZRuOr-kJg
afeer on November 19, 2013:
DON'T USE HEAD AND SHOLDER.....IT MAKES THINNING AMD HAIR LOSS....USE COCONUT OIL...SLEEP 8 HOURS...DRINK WATER....EAT HEALTHY FOOD...FREE FROM POLUTION....AVOID STRESS....TRIM HAIR IN 2 WEAK....DON'T THINK ABOUT HAIR LOSS...
replytome on November 13, 2013:
Can I ask what you think of minoxidil?
hammad gul on November 13, 2013:
thanks for share and it seems very helpful
Helena on November 11, 2013:
I've been experiencing severe hair loss for a year now, I'm a 17 year old girl and my hair has got so thin I want to get a wig! I feel so ugly. My diet is flawless tbh, I'm a vegetarian but I eat loads of pulses, nuts, seeds, tempeh, tofu, eggs, greek yogurt for protein and take calcium, vitamin d, iron and b-complex vitmains, my alcohol intake is mostly moderate and I sleep 8 hours a night. The only thing it could be is stress and hormones but the only thing causing me stress is my hair :(
Vernon on November 10, 2013:
I use Head and shoulders and I'm starting to lose hair. I'm 17 years old , male. Been using it for the past 3 years, now I slowly see the side effects.
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Vinit Kumar on October 30, 2013:
Thank you very much for helpful tips..
Peter E on October 17, 2013:
Iodine deficiency messes with your thyroid and causes hair loss. Are you getting enough iodine? http://iodinedeficiencylinkedtohairloss.blogspot.c...
Maria on October 16, 2013:
I can't thank you enough for putting a sensible solution and info out there for all those people suffering from the same condition. I am 19 and extremely worried because of my hair fall.
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Pankaj on September 24, 2013:
Outstanding article!! Thanks for giving some sensible tips .. most of other articles have same stuff but this one was different and it really touched the reader.
newton on September 13, 2013:
That was a great effort in writing up this article. Kudos to you. However, you are out to lunch. Hairloss is genetic. You can't do much about it.
Dracula on September 01, 2013:
Hi. That's really useful info over here. I'd like to add some news to the article. Excessive sex can lead to hormonal disturbances and therefore balding. People having too much sex (or masturbating often) experience extreme hairloss. Don't have sex too much without having a regular sleep. Eat regularly and complexly and don't buy stupid shampoos advertised by big corporations. Use lemon, egg and, honey and olive oil with squashed garlic mix for about 30 mins before washing. Your hair will not stop recovering immediately but about two or three months later. Keep a good sleep schedule, not TOO much sex, go to gym and social exchange to eliminate stress and massage your roots every morning, till you get that warm burning feeling at the skin. Your hair should recover in about 2-3 months. Notice that, sometimes, stress of shocking experiences can lead to hairloss after 2-3 months, so prevent this by using the previous info to 'recharge' your body's batteries. Meanwhile, eat plenty of walnuts, peanuts and 3-4 fruits +2 salads a day. And don't forget, sex is magic and good, but TOO much sex (and intense masturbation) will make your hair fall because of hormonal disorders. Hope you will solve your problem. Greetings from Romania, Europe.
Said on July 26, 2013:
I recently find out that I am vitamin D deficient (my vitamin D level is 13.1), my calcium is also slightly lower than the minimum level. I am also allergic to wheat. I'm not too sure if i'm allergic to gluten or not, haven't tested that yet. So everything you've mentioned in this article matches my situation so perfectly. I had my 300,000 IU injection (prescribed by the doc) last week and I will eliminate wheat from my food as much as I can and get some calcium, iron vitamin suppliments. I hope that helps. I've google this problem a lot and I've noticed this to be the best article so far. Thank you!!
sandeep on July 25, 2013:
suggest me the vitamins useful for prevent hair loss
Vissu on July 12, 2013:
Its true that hair loss can be almost stopped by following good diet and sleep patterns. Also, I have to stress that the modern shampoos are one of the biggest reasons of hairfall. I had experienced lots of hairfall for last 2-2.5 years. A month back, I started experimenting with herbal shampoos which are made of natural herbs like Sheekakai, Henna, Amla and Reetha. On top of that I do use hair growth oil which has rosemary and henna daily. My hair has started growing at crown area (not in temple area so far, though) and the fall has reduced drastically, if it hasn't completely stopped. FYI, I used khadi brand which is quite popular in India. Whatever the brand, it's best not to use chemical based shampoos if you care for your hair. For dandruff, one can use Neem based shampoo. Trust me, it will work wonders for most people.
Dilip Singh on June 12, 2013:
I am so happy to share my own experience with my fiancé and want to tell everyone about it. I also had the same Hair Loss and thinning Hair problems. I tried so many products as everyone does and just by luck found that product named 'Minoxidil' at www.polarisminoxidil.com. Just after a week using it I found the surprising results. Then I suggest my finance too to use it as precautions, and as u know precaustions are better than cure. The Hair loss problem is solved but still we use it so it may not happen again. I suggest to get more information from www.polarisminoxidil.com for better understanding your problems. As i got a very great experience from them
PEgner on February 12, 2013:
What do you recommend as a calcium supplement, please? I hear calcium supplement tablets are basically chalk/rubbish!
sajid ali on January 24, 2013:
hay frind can any body tel me that how my hair fall will stop im too worry abt my hair i use all type of shampoo
haha... on December 25, 2012:
i am a 18 male.... well to see other teenagers suffering this kind of sad... including myself.... well it is just too quick and i am just 18, i started notice about this 2 or 3 years ago when my relatives say "why is your hair so little at the crown area" and i thought that was nothing until my barber one day told me "hmm i just notice your hair is kinda empty at the middle part and i was like +__+?!?" and then the next day i use a mirror to reflect my head on another mirror and feel kinda confused and ask myself why happen in this kind of time? +_+? i wonder if i am like that last time anyway.... i think i inherit on my mothers parents and relative side haha... grandpa was semi bald at the age of 3o :0, grandpa had 3 daughters and 4 sons and 2 of them are 75% bald :0
my face was like ;-; well nevermind.... i have a long hair btw that i can do a lot of styles but now i will tie a pony tail up to cover the crown area...luckily it is still not noticeable...
p.s. i just notice this today and search.... one day i will cut bald i got no choice anyway haha, think positive and be cheerful... this is common and it is natural anyway at least i am not getting a cancer or something life threatening :) cheers!
So1995 on September 14, 2012:
I'm 16 years old and i had used Head and Shoulder for 2 years, i noticed that my hair was getting much thinner, i mean i'm 16, i shouldn't be suffering from baldness at all. 3 months ago my mom told me to charge the shampoo to something softer, i did what she said by charging to herbal shampoo. Now 3 mouths later i still have relatively thin hair on top of my head, BUT i can see many NEW hair strands GROWING up on the front and the side of my head, it only 1/2 inch long, and that is how i know its new because i had a hair cut month and a half ago. I strongly suggest everyone to stop using Head and Shoulder and start using softer shampoo.
P.s i also use Selson shampoo once a week, otherwise i'm gonna have a ton of snowflake on my shoulder.
sukhwinder on September 09, 2012:
your fee is very high so i am not effort but my hair is very thin
H on September 01, 2012:
good I think so it will really work for me also.......
Sushant gauta on August 28, 2012:
thanx for sharing it
Ktee on August 01, 2012:
This is wonderful! Thanks
Aim on July 23, 2012:
Thankyou for sharing this!
fatima11 on July 22, 2012:
Hi, the fact that you took time and efforts to share with us your experience and to request us to pass them to others shows that you are clean hearted person! May Allah bless you. The information is simply great and so helpful. I will follow them as i suffer from some of hair loss. I would add couple of things: you should wash only with drinking water and it will help greatly to message your head with oils such as cocunot and olive oils 3 times a week. amazing results. thanks a million!
Shirley on July 16, 2012:
Shampoo everyday or more if you have to. Don't the oil build up--it
will clog your hair folicles and weaken them.
darkman on July 03, 2012:
which shampoo i need to use for 2 stop my hairfall ?????????????
Bilal on June 14, 2012:
Hi, Thanks for giving this information, i'm suffering from hair loss for more than 3 years, till now i'm unable to find the root cause, i was taking surbex-Z and CAC-1000 till now on and off but didn't find notable improvements. i'm much worried about it. when i get up early in the morning, i found my scalp oily, the hair becomes thinner and thinner day by day and ultimately result in breakage from roots.
the one thing i have seen is that in different seasons the shedding speed is different. My hair loss is not genetic. there is also allergy prob to with me, probably pollen allergy.
angelique on June 13, 2012:
thank u for this
Zen on June 13, 2012:
Thank you. This has been truly helpful :)
fucsia on June 09, 2012:
I found here many useful informations about hair loss. Thanks for sharing
namita on June 06, 2012:
hello,now a days my hairs are fallen and thik.how to control it.
Shirley on May 28, 2012:
I'm a 61 year old woman who experienced hair loss for over a year until I found info on the internet pointing to wheat. It was really hard, but I quit the wheat, and like you, much of the hair loss stopped, plus no more junk food cravings and my sinuses dried up. Then two-three months later I ran across an article stating that most wheat sensitive people also are sensitive to dairy.
So I quit eating dairy (except raw butter) and the next shampoo no hair loss. BTW I have read that today's wheat is so hybridized and causing a lot of people problems. My mom died at 95 with about 10 hairs on the top of her head and I'm determined that won't be me. Also, a sluggish Thyroid causes hormonal problems (which I have) with weak nails and hair loss. The stress over my hair loss is gone and that should help the Thyroid. Will look into Loccitane. One thing some men do to try and prevent hair loss is cut back on shampooing thinking a gentle approach is best. Wrong, keep your scalp CLEAN and massage your head every day.
jaya on May 28, 2012:
thanks dear i will now takecare my hair by consuming d more vitamins