A Complete Guide to Stopping Hair Loss


Hair loss is scary, embarrassing, and hard to fix. As a 20-year-old who has already suffered through 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.

So What Causes It?

Hair is one of those inessential parts of the body, meaning that if your body is under stress or pressure, your body will focus on keeping you alive and healthy rather than having a full head of hair! There are many contributing 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 from 1 - 4 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, and 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 the step-by-step guide to how I cured my hair loss:

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. I started a strict diet, which involved no wheat or gluten, (there are alternatives for these, including tasty cakes and breads, which you can find in your supermarket).
  7. I also found out that a dairy intolerance can also 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 hairloss slowed considerably.
  8. 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 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 try 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.

On 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 is 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!

Comments 106 comments

Emily0115 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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Emily George 2 weeks ago

Bea 6 weeks ago

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 2 months ago

Very useful.

Mick Jesus 3 months ago

Black Seed oil when combined with lime juice, apple cider vinegar olive oil, henna powder, etc.provides a product for intensive hair care.


Ahmad 6 months ago

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

Jashwant kumar 12 months ago

I have too much Dandruff and hair fall Soooooo ppllllllllllzzzzzzzzzz help me too stop dandruff and hair fall pllllllzzzzzzz tell something helpful guide......from uu....

carolina 13 months ago

Thanks for share your information for free.

Vivek 17 months ago

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 and if you want complete solution then hair transplant is the only way which is too costly and painful.

Vivek 17 months ago

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 and if you want complete solution then hair transplant is the only way which is too costly and painful.

Nadia 20 months ago

Iodine liquid massage on hair helps hair loss just give it time

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boyneedshelp12 23 months ago

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 24 months ago

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 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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


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Shweta Majahan 2 years ago

@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 2 years ago

What brand of the Vitamin D do you use?

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Shweta Majahan 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

i got more knowledge from here thanks.

wholewheat for hair loss 2 years ago

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

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Thomas 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

Now that it has been awhile, how is your hairloss now?

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noenhulk 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

How long did it take you to see less hair falling out and regrowth? Thanks!

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asha 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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 2 years ago realy helpful me..

sana anjum 2 years ago

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 plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz just help me na plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Airon 2 years ago

Nice article.

bindu 2 years ago

bindu 2 years ago

Please 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 2 years ago

Please do help me ....I have plenty of hair fall...its jus gng away bulky....I'm jus 23 now

CURLY 2 years ago

Good info KdEy! Which high Carbohydrate Gluten Free foods are you referring to that would be bad to substitute?

KdeY 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

What a dumb article. Male pattern baldness isn't caused by vitamin deficiencies.

Jhun 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

Helena, Are you on any medications? That also causes hairloss.

LISA 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

sir i am facing hair loss contoneu from one year also i am facing severe sleep problem

kami 2 years ago

Thanks a lot.The article was very usefull , and easy to read.

sanket 2 years ago

i m 21 and suffered from hair fall problam plz give me solution

laura07 2 years ago

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,

ukcheapwebhosting 2 years ago from London, United Kingdom

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):

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replytome 2 years ago

Hey there,

Can I ask what you think of minoxidil?

hammad gul 2 years ago

thanks for share and it seems very helpful

Helena 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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.

akshay 2 years ago

thanks 2 years ago

very excellent

Vinit Kumar 2 years ago

Thank you very much for helpful tips..

Peter E 3 years ago

Iodine deficiency messes with your thyroid and causes hair loss. Are you getting enough iodine? http://iodinedeficiencylinkedtohairloss.blogspot.c...

Maria 3 years ago

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.

peter 3 years ago

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Tracy 3 years ago


Thank you once again Dr OPINGO i now have long and thick hair that people always love and cherish, some years ago i fell sick and my hair were cut off, after the illness i try all my possible best to bring back my natural hair no way.But i am eating very well. I have ask so many question on internet on how to gain back my long and thick hair and i have also use so many chemical like antidruf contaning ketoconazo and tugain and many other chemical just to make sure i gain back my hair, i have follow so many advice online to bring back my hair and know one have work. I was online one day and i saw a testimony that Dr OPINGO help people to grow back their natural hair, i email him immediately and explain everything about how i loose my hair, DR OPINGO told me not to worry that i am on the right place to have my hair back, and DR ask me to send my information to start growing the hair i was so surprise because i never believe this will work, after doing what DR ask my to do i was so surprise after three weeks my natural hair start to grow more than before, and now i have a very long and thick natural hair, friends i will advice you to meet this good DR, nothing i have not done but when i email DR my story was change you can reach DR email(

Pankaj 3 years ago

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 3 years ago

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 3 years ago

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 3 years ago

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 3 years ago

suggest me the vitamins useful for prevent hair loss

Vissu 3 years ago

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 3 years ago

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 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 for better understanding your problems. As i got a very great experience from them

PEgner 3 years ago

Hey Harry!

What do you recommend as a calcium supplement, please? I hear calcium supplement tablets are basically chalk/rubbish!

sajid ali 3 years ago

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... 3 years ago

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 4 years ago

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 4 years ago

your fee is very high so i am not effort but my hair is very thin

4 years ago

good I think so it will really work for me also.......

Sushant gauta 4 years ago

thanx for sharing it

Ktee 4 years ago

This is wonderful! Thanks

Aim 4 years ago

Thankyou for sharing this!

fatima11 4 years ago

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 4 years ago


Shampoo everyday or more if you have to. Don't the oil build up--it

will clog your hair folicles and weaken them.

darkman 4 years ago

which shampoo i need to use for 2 stop my hairfall ?????????????

Bilal 4 years ago

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 4 years ago

thank u for this

Zen 4 years ago

Thank you. This has been truly helpful :)

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fucsia 4 years ago

I found here many useful informations about hair loss. Thanks for sharing

namita 4 years ago

hello,now a days my hairs are fallen and to control it.

Shirley 4 years ago


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 4 years ago

thanks dear i will now takecare my hair by consuming d more vitamins

jeanne 4 years ago

thankyou :) this is really helpful

Jamal 4 years ago

Am also experiencing hair loss i have seen a lot of doctors all they tell mi is stress bt i don't no 4 sure i hv used a lot of medicine bt it doesn't help i've got like 3 part of ma head without hair am sick of this smn help

Mitra 4 years ago

Has anyone's skin been acting up as well?

atd 4 years ago

Side note on Head and Shoulders:

For a period of almost 8-10 years I used Head and Shoulders continuously. During this time my hairline was slowly, but consistently, receding.

About 6 months ago I got too cheap to continue using H&S, and bought a cheaper shampoo. Lo and behold, in some of the areas that my hairline had receded, it started actually growing back - which is something I had never thought would be possible in my wildest dreams.

I can't say for sure this was a cause-and-effect thing, but the timing was suspicious and it happened completely by accident.

Nina 4 years ago

Thank you! I find your article very useful and it is so easy to read and understand! I hope that by following the strict diet.and taking the essentials vitamin, there'll be no loss for me. I'm sick of losing these precious hair :'(

jacque 4 years ago

thanks so much for d advice,it helps a lot for my hairloss problem,,,very nice one,

Ioc 4 years ago

Hair transplant is a different alt . Is not the best solution donald trump syffers from hair loss

Taj 4 years ago

im a 20 year old as well and I noticed at the front of my hair the 2 ends are loosing hair and is almost bald. My dad is bald there as well and I don't want that. What to do?

Daniel 4 years ago

I totally agree with the idea that you may stop and reverse any disease pattern by what you put into your body. Is hairloss a disease, no, but it is a sign of malnutrition a sign that your body is reacting negatively to your eating habits. Personally from years of experimenting I have found that vitamins are useless and a waste of money. Instead your body will regenerate the proper enzymes and the adaptive factors in your gut will be restored. How did I come to this conclusion? After years upon years, I found that you must eliminate foods that are man made or hard to digest. This includes all dairy (pasterized or not don't trust dairy), wheat and all gluten containing foods. Wow this really cuts a lot of the shopping list, but it goes on. NO crackers,chips, pastries, eggs, butters, yogurts legumes, nuts of any kind. Yes this includes both natural and commerically produced foods. Now what is great to eat, well that's easy. Buckwheat, millet, quinona, brown rice,in abundant amounts. Vegetables of every kind,(but do go easy on cruciferous vegatables). Plenty of delicouse organic grass feed meats sardines in olive oil. Fruits are great of every kind but try not to mix with other foods especially people with weak digestive tracts. The best piece of advice is drinking a liter of water on arising in the morning. Not to eat until your gut and your body is fully hydrated. Our ancestors could eat one type of food for months before the summers nutrition grew in. So why cant we today? Its hard, you will have cravings, you go out with friends and family. However if you are dedicated to healing your embarrasing hairloss that should never have occurred. Take a stand, and make feeding yourself not a want but a need.

Vicky 4 years ago

First Time sensible solution I have ever read over internet. Thanks!

sofia kahn 4 years ago

thanks so much i mean i am 20 and suffering exactly the same condition and losing lots of hair. ive stopped dairy just to see whether it is that and also since i started usinga liquid fish oil that's when my hair started falling so im wondering if it is that. so i have stopped that as of today. i just hope and pray no more hair falls out. did yours stop falling after how long. thanks

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