Wow, it's been a while since I've been on here; namely because I've been feeling a lot better. But let me pass on my tips to you.
The reason why I was losing hair was because my DHEA-sulfate levels were extremely out of range. It's a common problem all over the Internet. So I did some research on how to lower these levels, and now my hair is back to normal. But it will be a significant lifestyle change.
Don't eat high-oxalate foods.
These foods were what I lived on. I was vegetarian, so I lived on beans and nuts and soy. But after I cut these out, it took a few months, but my hair loss slided to a halt.
The main foods to avoid are anything soy-based, beans, nuts, chocolate, spinach, potatoes, and some berries. Make most of your diet low-ox fruits and veggies and meat. And don't eat anything that spikes blood sugar (carbs and sugars) on its own; pair it up with protein and fat. If you eat plenty of fat and protein, you'll start to feel better.
I also have some supplements I take. I make sure to have two big spoonfuls of blackstrap molasses a day to replenish my iron levels (I take it with tomato juice because Vitamin C enhances iron absorption.) And I also take at least one teaspoon of gelatin in the morning. Both of these supplements help with your joints, aging, dry skin, and your hair.
Also, B complex is good; it gives me lots of energy. I'm on Metformin (recently diagnosed prediabetic) so I need it, since Metformin will deplete your B vitamins.
Lifestyle-wise, try to touch your hair as little as possible. When you wash your hair, don't scrub or massage your scalp. What I do is I take a little squirt of shampoo and put it in a hair color applicator bottle, then I squirt it onto my scalp. I do this twice, then I rinse out. Use a shower filter. Chlorine plays a HUGE part in drying out your hair and skin!
Try not to comb or brush your hair too much and don't put it up that often. Combing and brushing through tangles and putting up your hair puts strain on the scalp. Leave your hair loose. I got a pixie cut and I love it; it makes life so much easier.
Hope this helps!
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