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06-17-2009, 09:52 PM
Hello raw foodies!!
I've been high raw since December & I am loving it...however...I've noticed in the past month that my hair is getting really REALLY fine (it already is normally)...it isn't falling out in chunks or anything, but I'm just concerned. I'm eating a good mix of everything but have been considering purchasing that Vitamin Code Raw B Complex to get some extra biotin.
Does anyone have any suggestions or advice? Any foods that help hair growth/stability?
06-17-2009, 10:48 PM
Possibly low on Iron???
Sorry this isn't advice -- but I've heard of people going through a stage where that happens then getting back to normal. Low iron makes sense ... hmmm ... are you doing lots of green smoothies yet?!
06-18-2009, 07:57 AM
I used to do a TON of green smoothies - at least 1 a day - the past 2 weeks I've definitely been juicing greens more than doing smoothies. I don't have a vitamix & it was hard to choke them down..lol
Iron - really? I never even thought of that!!
What are some good raw sources of iron my friends?
Thank you so much for responding..I am in distress!!
06-18-2009, 08:00 AM
stinging nettles-many add to smoothies
Biotin: 1000 mcg or more
MSM: 1000 mg or more
Also Condition-Only Washing promotes hair growth, not to mention is very healthy esp if use natural products.:
06-18-2009, 02:50 PM
I second conditioner only washing. It is best to avoid shampoos.
All shampoos have detergents ranging from mild to the harshest detergent, known as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). Long term use has been known to cause hair loss.
At the beginning, try to use less of it by diluting with water and massaging it into the oily roots to clean. By using less detergents, your scalp produces less oils over time and eventually eliminate the need for shampoo completely. Personally, I stopped cold turkey 4 years ago and haven't looked back.
" The demonstration that levels of Cu,Zn-SOD within the epidermis are significantly reduced following topical exposure to irritants strongly suggests that oxidative stress is involved in the inflammatory process. Importantly, as regards our understanding of the mechanisms involved in ICD, this change appears not to be restricted to dithranol, which is known to generate ROS during auto-oxidation, but also extends to chemicals such as SLS, which are not normally directly associated with ROS generation.
Autoradiographic studies of rat skin treated with radiolabelled Sodium Lauryl Sulfate found heavy deposition of the detergent on the skin surface and in the hair follicles; damage to the hair follicle could result from such deposition. Further, it has been reported that 1 percent and 5 percent Sodium Lauryl Sulfate produced significant number of comedones when applied to the pinna of albino rabbits. These two problems - possible hair loss and comedone formation - along with proven irritancy, should be considered in the formulation of cosmetic products…[Conclusion] Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate appear to be safe in formulations designed for discontinuous, brief use followed by thorough rinsing from the surface of the skin. In products intended for prolonged contact with skin, concentrations should not exceed 1 percent.
Published in the Journal of the American College of Toxicology, Volume 2, Number 7, pp. 127-181, 1983"
06-18-2009, 05:13 PM
MSM. I swear by it.
I have 1 teaspoon a day every morning in my lemon water.
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