Hair loss in women is usually in the form of androgen alopecia where there is too much testosterone in relation to estrogen. The hair is thinning.
Hair loss in women may be due to a weak thyroid. Sometimes women lose hair after childbirth because they don’t lose hair at the normal rate during pregnancy. But after having a baby, women will seem to lose more hair than average; this will calm down after a short time. If this is not the case, hair loss may be due to PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). PCOS is excessive androgen causing either excessive hair (Hirsutism) or hair loss. Both may be from the same basic cause.
Medical perspective is to suppress androgens with Spirolactone or other medications and artificial sex hormones. They may even recommend topical hair gain methods which are expensive and must be used continuously or you lose the hair. There is toxicity and many side effects while not treating the cause for real cure.
Natural perspective on hair loss in women is to treat the causes such as hormonal imbalances (excessive androgens, a weak thyroid, not enough nutrition, and even stress). This can be very successful with many benefits (mental, physical, emotional and no toxicity). Take a combination of the herbs, cell salts, and homeopathics for best effect.
Diet and Supplements: Take a high-quality whole food vitamin for extra nutrition. You should have at least 100 grams of protein a day to maintain structural integrity and hair health. Make a smoothie with extra protein each day. Essential fatty acids such as fish oils, olive oil and primrose oil strengthen the structural integrity of the hair roots. Use evening primrose oil at 1300 to 1500 mg a day for skin and hair health (may affect menstrual cycle). Stop smoking, alcohol, coffee black tea, sodas and processed foods.
Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.
Herbs for Hair Loss in Women
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Use a combination of the following herbs in capsule, powder or tincture for maximum benefit, and adjust as your condition improves. Therapeutic dose is equal to one capsule of each herb 2 times a day or 1 liquid dropper full of an herbal tincture 2 times a day.
Vitex – to balance hormones and reduce androgens that cause hair loss.
Saw palmetto (raw herb or extract but not a concentrated extract) – reduces androgens and support the urinary tract.
Eleutherococcus – to support the adrenal glands, reduce androgens. It is a superb adaptogen to benefit the endocrine system.
Bladderwrack – to nourish the thyroid with naturally occurring iodine and the many trace minerals from the sea.
Cell Salts to Help with Hair Loss in Women
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#6 Kali phos 6X – to support nerves to help reduce stress
#7 Kali sulph 6X – reduce androgens, hormone support
Women’s Hair Loss Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Ignatia – cries easily but more often sighs to get rid of stress; stress is from grief or loss.
Pulsatilla – cries easily when stressed; wants to be held, can be whiny; interest in sex is moderate to high.
Sepia – for thinning hair in women where they feel exhausted; wants to be by their self; shouts when stressed; disinterested in sex, may have prolapsed vagina.
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