So my 28 year old overweight brother who is they typical SAD eater calls me today because he is concerned about his loss of hair. He says its been falling out more and more for the last year. He has always been vain and has really long hair down to his lower back which he braids. It is now very thin. He eats fried food at every meal and lots of red meat. He wanted to know which vitamin he could take to help. I tried to tell him his diet sucks and it takes more than a pill to fix his health.
I was wondering if any of you 811 men out there have seen any changes on this lifestyle with male patterned baldness? Is it purely genetic or can diet reverse or at least slow it down? Maybe with some success stories I can share with him I can possibly convince him to change his diet! Vanity may be his biggest motivation haha
Dr. Graham says that 811rv will not regrow bald spots but will stop the progression of baldness.
slow it rather? dr. g's balding lol
It is heavily diet releated. Try to at least convince him to try eating the McDougall way. It is a pretty convenient way to eat for everyday people who consider Veganism extreme and it may lead to 811 easily. Also, stress can cause hair to fall out big time.
I have been under a lot of pressure for the past few months and my hair started to fall out more than usual (falls out like it does for average people now) but thankfully it is nothing noticable and is still very strong, long and thick. I only notice it on the hairbrush. As soon as the stress seizes to exist it will stop falling completely for me.
My hair used to always come out a little in the shower, where a small clump would always accumulate in the drain (I usually have longish hair for a male). I thought it was 'normal' ya know? Then I stopped using shampoo. No more hair falling out whatsoever, maybe like 10 little strands max per shower which I see on my hands only after scrubbing my scalp very thoroughly!
Could be tough to convince him to stop using shampoo if he is really vain, as you say. But my experience could be something interesting to pass on to him.
Interesting. Do you use something natural/organic in place of the shampoo or just water? I recently stopped using soap on my face as it always really dries out my skin, and now just gently scrub with water and it's totally fine. Now you've got me interested in ditching shampoo, but my hair tends to get oily so just water on its own may not be sufficient.
I read about using baking soda on scalp to get it clean once in a while. Also read that stripping natural oils with shampoo causes your scalp to produce more oil to compensate. Oil production should slow down after a while.
Thank you so much for the suggestion and the insight about oil stripping & compensation! I'm going to give baking soda a try tomorrow. ;)
Thank you again, JoberrySweetnRaw! I watched several YouTube videos about it, and since Thursday, I've been washing with a mix of baking soda and water, and conditioning with a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water. It works amazingly!! I am so thoroughly pleased with the results! With regular shampoo and conditioner, my hair and scalp would start to get oily within a few hours. With this method, my hair has more body to it, a nice shine, and even 12-18 hours after washing, no excess oil.