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Does anyone know if there are any natural treatments, or products, or perhaps diet changes that could help for thinning hair?<br><br>
I've always had long hair, and I love long hair. I don't want to cut it. But it is getting pretty thin these days. If I braid it it just looks silly. It started getting really thin when I was a teenager--I was anorexic, and a no-fat no-protein diet was making my hair shed like crazy. Many years later it seems that my hair has never really recovered from that.<br><br>
I'm wondering if there is something I can rub into my scalp to stimulate growth? Maybe I'm way off base...if there was an easy way to stimulate hair growth I suppose there wouldn't be so many bald people out there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I don't have any info for you, but I'm subbing! My hair has been thinning for about the past 6 years.
 

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I have found since going no poo my hair is getting thicker again. I was losing hair by the handful and I did have to cut it short a while back as it was really bad. I was reading how some shampoos can do that so I just ditched shampoo altogether and just use baking soda a couple times a week.<br><br>
There can be lots of reasons for hairloss/thinning so YMMV.
 

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I've read on MDC that black soap (whatever that is) encourages hair growth, which is why it's best not used on faces. Good luck! Also, how is your nutrition and food intake now? Have you gotten past your anorexia issues? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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My hair stylist recommended zinc and vit b to stimulate hair growth and bulk it up. Doesn't work for me - mine is due to a hormonal thing but she says it works for most. Honestly I have no idea if it works or not.
 

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have you tried adding healthy fats to your diet? Avocados, raw nuts, tahini, etc. I have been eating these and the first thing I noticed was my hair getting full and thick. Within days.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've read on MDC that black soap (whatever that is) encourages hair growth, which is why it's best not used on faces. Good luck! Also, how is your nutrition and food intake now? Have you gotten past your anorexia issues? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"></div>
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Oh yes, my anorexia is WAY in my past...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I eat a good, varied diet now with plenty of fat and protein. I need to, because my blood sugar is kind of unstable now (don't know if this was from the anorexia or not).<br><br>
Hmm, maybe I should try going the no poo route for a while...I'm almost out of shampoo and can't really afford more anyway. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Thanks guys for your suggestions.
 

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hmmm--I have 2 things that helped my very thinning hair regrow very noticeably---First off, I found out I cannot eat any gluten--so a year into GF and my hair is very noticeably recovering. Also--I switched from regular shampoo/cond to JR Liggett's bar and vinegar rinse---and I don't lose it by the LARGE handfuls like I was!! I know topical things are part of the problem--BUT I think nutrition/what is going on in the insides is a main problem.
 

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I have PCOS and my homeopathic doc told me to take <b>raw thymus glandular</b>. So far I have seen great results. I got them at my local health food store.
 
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