Read this article carefully folks, because there are some real nuggets of wisdom in this article that could save your hair.
The three key factors to stopping your hair thinning are:
- Replenishing key nutrients that your body is deficient in
- Reducing scalp DHT and reducing scalp PGD2
- Reducing stress levels (and therefore reducing cortisol hormone)
Replenishing key nutrients: If your hair isn’t fed, it will die
Just like anything else, if your hair doesn’t receive the nutrients it needs, it will gradually die. In fact your hair will gradually grow smaller and smaller until it becomes too small to see (this is called hair follicle miniaturization).
What you didn’t know
The smoothie I describe in that email contains everything your body needs to make your hair grow
You may think your diet is OK. And it probably is. But what you might not have realized is many people are susceptible to impaired absorption of some nutrients. For example, women of a certain age are more likely to become deficient in the mineral iron. And iron is crucial for hair growth.
What’s more, if you suffer from high stress levels, you exercise a lot, don’t get enough sleep or work long hours your body might lack nutrients that are intensively used for recovery.
Fortunately there’s a very simple solution to these problems. I’ve developed a smoothie you can make at home, which contains the precise nutrients your body needs to make your hair grow. Submit your email address to the form on this page (if you’re browsing this page on a phone, tap on the “The key to hair growth” tab on the right hand side) and you’ll receive the smoothie instructions by email.
The smoothie I describe in that email contains everything your body needs to make your hair grow. If a nutrient deficiency like iron is the cause of your hair loss, that will stop it. It also contains superfoods that help reduce stress levels, balance hormones and protect your cells from free radicals. It’s the ultimate hair growth smoothie.
Good nutrition is one of the most important aspects of healthy hair. An iron deficiency could be the main cause of your hair thinning as iron deficiency is a known cause of hair loss. Increasing your zinc levels might also help prevent hair thinning due its critical role in the processes linked to the growth of the hair follicle. Selenium, fatty acids such as Omega 3 acids as well as Vitamin D also play a role in preventing and treating hair thinning. (Guo and Catta, 2017)
The easiest way to make sure your body has everything it needs in just the right quantities is to drink my hair growth smoothie every day.
Extra tip: If you want to get a big dose of nutrients every day try buying a powdered green drink formula. Check out my review of the best organic green drinks to learn more.
How work stress and hormones are killing your hair
Cortisol is in essence, a stress hormone. … When we have high levels of cortisol coursing through the body this leads to an increase in adrenaline, testosterone and in particular, a hormone known as dihydrotestosterone or DHT
Dr Seymour Weaver
Most people are aware that male hormones have some impact on hair loss. It’s obvious when you walk outside and see that more men are bald than women. So male hormones (androgens) have some impact on hair loss.
But did you know that the stress hormone cortisol increases the hormone DHT, which is the biggest cause of hair loss.
DHT is the biggest cause of hair loss, but stress is the factor that increases the severity of the hair loss.
Testosterone is converted into DHT. You could have high testosterone and not experience hair loss. But high stress levels (high cortisol hormone levels) cause increased DHT, which is the hormone that causes hair loss.
There’s an incredible new way of solving this problem, by balancing your hormones, reducing stress levels and reducing scalp DHT levels. To see how it world check out the breakthrough hair regrowth method that’s transforming the hair loss industry.
How improper hair care might be causing your hair loss
Proper hair care is just as important as nutrition since the mechanical manipulation as well as environmental factors may affect your hair. By limiting the use of hair dryers, avoiding chemicals such as those contained by most hair dyes, stretching or perming your hair or even using the wrong type of shampoo for your type of hair, you will be able to prevent hair thinning (Gavazzoni Dias, 2015) and see an improvement in the way your hair looks and feels.
Three Free Hair Growth Tips: How to Stop Hair Thinning
1. Use a ketoconazole shampoo: Ketoconazole is a chemical that kills a common fungi in the scalp that causes dandruff. It also reduces DHT in the scalp. So it’s an easy thing to do: wash your hair with a ketoconazole shampoo twice a week.
2. Brush your scalp. It sounds too simple to have any effect, but vigorously brushing your scalp with a hard bristled boar brush exfoliates your scalp removing dead skin cells. More importantly, it helps increase blood flow to your scalp, which brings nutrients to your hair.
3. Use one of the world’s best topical hair loss treatments twice a day. Read my guide on which ones to use and when. They might not make your hair grow back but they might slow it down.
What’s Best Advice for Stopping Hair Thinning?
My absolute best advice is to follow my method, the Hormone Fix, which fixes the underlying cause of hair loss.
Learn more about the Hormone Fix
References and further reading
- Guo, E. L., & Katta, R. (2017). Diet and hair loss: effects of nutrient deficiency and supplement use. Dermatology Practical & Conceptual, 7(1), 1–10. http://doi.org/10.5826/dpc.0701a01 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5315033/
- Gavazzoni Dias, M. F. R. (2015). Hair Cosmetics: An Overview. International Journal of Trichology, 7(1), 2–15. http://doi.org/10.4103/0974-7753.153450 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4387693/
Wikramanayake, T. C., Villasante, A. C., Mauro, L. M., Perez, C. I., Schachner, L. A., & Jimenez, J. J. (2012).
- Prevention and treatment of alopecia areata with quercetin in the C3H/HeJ mouse model. Cell Stress & Chaperones, 17(2), 267–274. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12192-011-0305-3
- Hu, R., Xu, F., Sheng, Y., Qi, S., Han, Y., Miao, Y., Rui, W. and Yang, Q. (2015), Combined treatment with oral finasteride and topical minoxidil in male androgenetic alopecia: a randomized and comparative study in Chinese patients. Dermatologic Therapy, 28: 303–308. doi:10.1111/dth.12246 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26031764