Topic: Fo-Ti and or MSM For Hair Loss
Hello Anthony and Fellow List Members
First off I would like to say I am very excited to have
found this wonderful forum. It's exactly what I've been looking for.
My boyfriend and I are in our mid forties and both dealing
with thinning/loss of hair. We don't use any chemicals of any kind (except MSM just recently) on or in our bodies. I would like to think we eat extremely well, we try to eat mostly raw green leafy vegetables incorporating superfoods, bee pollen, phytonutrients, such as sea vegetables, spirulina, goji berries, maka, nuts, seeds, mushrooms, no white sugar or alcohol. We also eat clean meat and eggs to insure we are getting the protein we need in addition to juicing everyday.
We both just started taking MSM the first of this year 2008.
In addition to this I am taking Fo-Ti ( Ho Shou Wu) a chinese herb known to help reestablish hair growth and color.
There are so many factors regarding hair loss, diet/nutrition, stress, genetics,
parasites, pollution/environment, exercise....ect making hair loss a long standing mystery.
Anyway I was wondering if you are familiar with Fo-Ti (Ho-Shou-Wu and MSM being used to help people grow their hair back and secondly why my hair would be thinning out at the base of the skull? All and all it has thinned everywhere but it's very obvious here because my hair at the crown has outgrown the hair at the base to
the nape of my neck by 3 inches. Last year during this time I had it cut off even
at the shoulders because of it scraggly uneven unhealthy look.
My hair is fairly long now below my shoulders by 3 inches, somewhat fine hair with a soft Bochelli like curl but again back to looking scraggly and thinned out at the bottom.
I've been using Aubrey on my hair for the most part washing every 2 days
or so and conditioning every day or every other day. I just started the diluted vinegar rinses last year and I believe it has helped along with cold water rinses.
I also try to use the coconut oil 1 x week at night and
to deter any microorganisms that may be the culprit I occassional use a mix of
Pure Essential Oil Lavender and Tea Tree. I think this has all helped but it has been a long haul and my hair is no where near it what it use to be. I am not happy with
the way my hair looks, to me it is dull and sometimes my scalp itches especially when I put my hair up in a ponytail. It is a tingly itch which remains a mystery to me since I don't color treat my hair or use any type of chemicals and eat very healthy compared to most.
Which by the way 90% of the time I let my hair dry naturally and sometimes use
I will tell you the past two three years have been somewhat stressful on the home front and my hair was falling out by the handfuls. I went to my chiropractor and found out my thyroid was out of balance ( probably from stress). I went on Standard Process vitamins and started eating better (as mentioned above) and for the most part eliminated the stress and my hair is doing much better but it's still not growing evenly and is still thin to me.
I purchased your hair repair system plus today for my boyfriend and I to use
with the hopes we can revitalize our hair and correct the problems.
I've been planning on getting back into yoga and now after reading your recommendations I will start doing this as well.
As far as my boyfriend he has that beautiful dark thick curly hair but is faced with the typical male pattern baldness in which case he has tried everything "Naturally" to correct. If your hair system does not work for him I think he is considering the hair follicular ( sp?) transplant treatment only if it can be done without taking rogaine or any type of drugs. I am interested in hearing your thoughts on this as well.
One last thing I forgot to mention we cut each others hair in which case for me I have done so when the moon was waxing for the past two years. Thanks for your
wonderful product line and the lunar chart for I will definitely be incorporating this on our new hair repair journey.
Would greatly appreciate hearing your thoughts.