How To Stop Hair From Thinning
I first noticed that my lovely hair was thinning when I was in my forties. Magnesium and hair loss tells of my life coping with thinning hair.
I used to have long wavy hair and despite it being very fine, I had loads of it and I used to enjoy putting it up and having it long depending on my mood. Being slightly wavy made it look shiny and healthy.
Then I hit 40
Then I hit forty and things started to go downhill with my hair. I didn’t know why and wasn’t too concerned at the time, because my hair still looked nice, especially when well styled. It was at that time I decided to get some advice from my hairdresser. He told me to have it cut as older women always look better with short hair and cutting it would make it look thicker as well. Taking exception to the ‘older women’ bit I did go with his advice and had my hair cut short. It did actually make me look younger and many commented on how short hair suited me.
For a while I was content with my new shorter hairdo and forgot about how it had thinned somewhat. This image shows me at age 44 with my daughter and holding my newborn grandson.
One day, I happened to look in the mirror and I caught a glimpse of the top and side of my head from the other mirror on the wall opposite.
I was shocked!
I could see my hair was much more sparce on the crown than on the rest of my head. Something I couldn’t normally see. I examined my head more closely and became concerned about how much my hair had thinned over the past few years.
By the time I hit fifty, my hair was always on my mind. I worried constantly how long it would be before I didn’t have any at all. Looking at my father, perhaps I had inherited his bald gene. My mother, though, had a thick head of hair as did my brother. I was always looking at other womens’ hair and seeing if any of them had the same problem. I started to lose confidence with how I looked, my hair being the real reason for this lack of self esteem.
My fine hair at 60
Once I reached sixty, my hair was very thin and being fine as well didn’t help. I became very self conscious and worried that everyone was looking at it. I know this was a little paranoid but in some way, I think it’s harder for women to have thinning hair, than men. It is somewhat expected for men to go thin on top as they age and although I accept this is not good for a man either, for us girls our crowning glory seems to affect our whole persona and self image.
Remedies For Thinning Hair
A couple of years ago, I started really delving into what could be done for thinning hair and I came across the laser comb. I was very sceptical and the comb was expensive. I did notice though, that a particular laser comb had been tested and been FDA approved. Evidently it had been clinically proven to stimulate hair growth. On a whim, I bought the HairMax Laser Comb.
Not a quick fix
Now this comb is not a quick fix solution to your hair thinning but what I can say from experience is that it seems to have stopped my hair thinning any further. I used the laser comb for 2 years. For the first six months I did it 3 times a week, 15 minutes each time. Then I just topped up with once or twice a week. It was very reliable and didn’t ever go wrong. Then I had real breakthrough!
A real breakthrough!
During this time of using the laser comb, I found out about the benefits of Magnesium (Mg). My husband and I are now supplementing with Mg but not using the laser comb anymore. Although the comb did work, it needed to be used regularly, otherwise your hair would start to shed again, according to the instruction manual.
Magnesium and hair loss
My hair is healthier and doesn’t break like it used to, despite being very fine. It’s not as thick as when I was in my twenties and thirties, but I can live with how it looks now. It does not seem to be getting any thinner and I put this down to regular supplementation with Mg. Mg Chloride solution IMHO is the best to take orally. It is 100% bioavailable. I also use a topical Mg lotion for my hair and for when I need to boost my Mg intake.
Other benefits of Mg besides hair loss
The real benefits from taking Mg are much more profound than hair loss, although it is in itself very upsetting, I also had other health issues. These were getting worse with age but since I found Mg, they have all but gone. They included:
- Chronic insomnia
- Back spasms, backache and sciatica
- Headaches and migraines
- Depression and anxiety
- Twitches and tics of the eyes and face
- Bad digestion
- Brain fog
- Lack of confidence and self esteem
Calcium And Hair Loss
It’s all to do with that Calcium (Ca) Mg balance that I talk about on the Ca & Mg page of this site. If your body has too much Ca and not enough Mg, the Ca can calcify in all parts of your body including the scalp and hair follicles. Calcification stiffles the hair growth and starves the area of blood. This explains why, suddenly, my diminished eyebrows started to grow again. Topical Mg Chloride oil, oral supplementation and keeping the Ca and Mg levels in equal ratio are really helping my health generally, as well as keeping my hair healthy. I must say, I feel great and I certainly don’t feel my age! Also, I am not on any pharmaceutical drugs.
There are many websites with different methods for dealing with hair loss. But HairLossRevolution.com has some important details on how to improve your hair and stop the shedding and even stimulate your hair to regrow. Scientific research backs up their information and I certainly agree with their views, especially on the Mg and Ca ratio. Too much Ca in the body is just not good for your body and that includes the health of your hair. This article is well worth a read.
A note on your general health
Your health is totally your affair. Doctors are necessary to administer treatment if pharmaceutical drugs and therapies are involved. But he does not know how you feel. Unfortunately, most doctors will dismiss the mineral Mg as not being important. Medical doctors are not taught about vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. They have just ONE day on this subject out of their 6 years in medical school.
What is allopathic medicine
The majority of medical education is allopathic and is controlled by the pharmaceutical industry. They donate huge amounts of money into medical education, for obvious reasons. Allopathic medicine is a system in which medical doctors and other healthcare professionals (such as nurses, pharmacists, and therapists) treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation, or surgery. This is also called biomedicine, conventional medicine, mainstream medicine, orthodox medicine, and Western medicine. Nutrients, which our bodies were born with, do not come into the picture and are often scoffed at and vilified by mainstream medicine.
Research your own medical problems
You must research your own conditions and illnesses. That way, you can make an informed decision and work with your doctor to receive the best treatment for you. Those treatments must include natural remedies and therapies whenever possible. Why is this? Because natural treatment and therapies invariably have no side effects. Whereas all pharmaceutical drugs do; some of which can be devastating. You were born with the nutrients you need to be healthy. To stay healthy throughout your life, you need to keep those nutrients in balance and replete.
Doctors of the future
If your doctor does not recognise natural nutrients, find a doctor that does. Doctors of the future are those that are MDs (medical doctors) as well as NDs (naturopathic doctors). These doctors will only prescribe pharmaceutical drugs if there is no effective natural alternative. Remember, natural means no side effects.