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Going Bald At 20-25?

A man who isn't going bald at 25

Going bald when you’re young is terrifying.

Firstly, it makes no sense. “Don’t old guys go bald?” you think to yourself. I really shouldn’t be losing with much hair. I remember when I first started losing my hair at a young age I didn’t even think I could possibly be going bald so I innocently called it malting, you know like dogs do because I thought it would just re-grow.

Little did I know this was the start of male pattern baldness. My hairline slowly started to recede, particularly around the temples. My forehead got bigger. I tried to cover the receding hairline with my hair. It worked, for a little bit.

I remember when someone first mentioned that I had a receding hairline. I was probably around 17 at the time. I had to go and look it up and that’s when I found out about the M shaped pattern of male pattern baldness.

From then on I was always paranoid about covering up my receding hairline. Going swimming sucked because the water would naturally uncover the gap at some point. Windy days sucked. Getting really sweaty sucked. Girls playing with my hair sucked.

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Overall, going bald in my late teens and early twenties sucked!

Going bald was something I worried about probably every day after I realised that I probably had male pattern baldness.

A bowl of sugary cereal and milkLooking back I’m not surprised though – I was fully genetically predisposed for hair loss with a bald dad and a bald uncle from my mother’s side – but I had a terrible diet. At the time I didn’t even know what ‘healthy’ was. I probably knew that McDonalds wasn’t very healthy and vegetables were ‘good for you,’ whatever that phrase meant.

I’m absolutely sure that if I had known what I know now, that I would have never started balding. It was my dietary and lifestyle habits that were triggering a genetic predisposition to hair loss. I knew deep down that this was not natural

(Genetic predisposition is an important concept when it comes to pattern baldness. Diseases can run in families – this means you’re at higher risk of the disease, but it doesn’t mean getting the disease is inevitable. Hair loss is the same. The sensitive gene is present but their lifestyle and diet will determine whether that gene is triggered or not.)

Seriously, going bald at 20 – How can that be natural?

How can that be natural at any age? And the truth is, pattern hair loss is not natural. What I found was that ‘male pattern baldness’ just doesn’t happen in indigenous, healthy and stable tribes.

But if those same tribes people, without any incidence of male pattern baldness come over to modern society, suddenly they start experiencing hair loss.

Hair loss is actually a sign that something isn’t quite right with your body. It’s a sign that something unnatural is going on which is causing the hair follicles with wither and die.

For a long time it’s been known that DHT is the hormone responsible for hair loss. Drugs like finasteride block the enzyme (5-alpha-reductase) which is essential to making DHT, and so people who take finasteride often experience less hair loss, and even hair growth.

(DHT is converted from testosterone by the enzyme type 2 5-alpha-reductase.)

But DHT is a normal and natural hormone, and blocking it directly can have bad side effects. The truth that most people don’t understand is that it’s really DHT sensitivity that causes hair loss.

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Hairs at the front of the head are more sensitive to DHT than those at the back, which is why they fall out first. It’s also why when you transplant a hair from the back of the head to the front it stays there fine.

Is it something about our modern lifestyle that makes hair follicles more sensitive to DHT?

Yes that’s exactly what it is.

There are lots of things that make hair loss worse, for example stress, sedentary lifestyle like sitting at a desk all day, alcohol, smoking, tap water, chemicals in shampoos, hair wax, hairdryers, hair color dyes etc…

But (very simply put) the one big thing that causes hair loss more than any other is an unnatural sensitivity of hair follicles to DHT.

Realising this, I’ve been able to turn my hair loss around. I’ve stopped the hair from receding and thinning and there is even some re-growth happening, which I can speed up.

I know that if I stick to the techniques and habits that go me here, I don’t have to worry about hair loss. That’s clear to me know when I look at people I know who also started losing their hair at the same time as me. Their hair has got worse, whilst mine looks better.

That’s quite a gratifying feeling considering the insane amount of research and experimentation I’ve put it to get to this point.

I know it can feel hopeless sometime with hair loss, that’s why I created this website, to share with you the ways I stopped my hair loss. Why isn’t this mainstream yet? Because it’s hard. Saving your hair naturally isn’t like popping a pill, you have to make serious dietary and lifestyle changes.

Most people don’t care that much and only those searching hard for this information will make the most of it.

I don’t worry as much about hair loss these days, I know that if I stick with what works I’ll be fine. If you want to learn more then just browse this website. I’ve also created a course called ‘Hair Equilibrium‘ that covers the topic in as much detail as possible, but a lot of what you need to get started re-growing your hair is here on the site.

Going bald at 17, 20,22 or whenever sucks, but it’s not hopeless. However, it is much harder to re-grow your hair than to keep it in the first place which is why I recommend getting started right away.

Unfortunately there gets to a point where if the hair follicle dies completely it simply can’t be revived. So if you have parts of your scalp that are already shiny and don’t have any small, fine hairs then you won’t be able to re-grow hair on those patches using these techniques.

The good news is though, when you stop your hair loss and re-grow any fine hairs that were dormant and about to die you can always transplant in the little remaining area that has already died. It depends how far a long your hair loss is.

If you’re 20, then I recommend doing everything you can to keep your current hair. I wish I had known this information when I was 20.

Good luck, and if you have any questions, then please let me know by writing a comment below.

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How To Remove DHT From Your Scalp Naturally

Welcome to The Scalp Solution Method. On this page you will learn the most powerful method to quickly and easily remove DHT from your scalp and then stimulate new hair growth.

The first step is to exfoliate the scalp. Without the scalp exfoliation it’s much harder for new hairs to grow because where the hair follicle exits, the skin has become blocked, clogged, and the pH is generally very unfavourable for new hair growth.

You will then learn how to reactivate the hair growth process using a little known technique that initiates the growth phase of the hair follicle based on a concept known as mesotherapy. And finally I will show you how to stimulate the scalp and emerging hair follicles in such a way that they continue to grow, faster and stronger.

I highly recommend reading some of the other articles on the blog such as the detox post. If you don’t then this technique won’t work nearly as well (although you would probably still get some good results, it’s much more powerful when combined with the other techniques).

This method just speeds up the results. All in all if you carry this out it will probably halve the time for visible results.

BONUS: At the end of this article you’ll find a quiz that calculates how reversible your hair loss is, based on the answers you give. Try the quiz after reading this article and find out if cleaning your scalp of DHT, and other methods will actually help re-grow your hair or not.

Preparing Your Scalp So New Hairs Can Grow

Preparing the scalp means cleaning it, removing both the natural and unnatural substances that have built up there, which are both the cause and effect of hair loss.

Without the cleaning process, new hairs are less likely to appear because they literally have to push and squeeze their way out of the epidermis, and this makes it less likely to happen.

It’s like a plant that has to grow through a thick layer of gravel that’s dry and acidic, even if there is fertile ground beneath, it has a much harder task. Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for new hair growth to occur.

So what should be cleaned from the epidermis to allow hair growth? Well there are 4 things we have to remove first. These are;

  1. Embedded sebum
  2. Dead skin
  3. Cosmetic products
  4. Pollutants

These 4 substances will become mixed together and form what’s called epidermis plaque that clings to the scalp and prevents hair growth and causes miniaturization of existing hair follicles. The plaque also contains DHT that’s secreted through the epidermis creating a perpetually inhospitable environment for hair growth.

This Is How To Remove The Epidermis Plaque.

By far the most effective way to remove the epidermis plaque is to use a homemade scalp exfoliate. This will gently and naturally remove the plaque making the method more effective.

It’s safe to use this exfoliate mixture on the scalp because the hair follicle roots grows from much deeper in the scalp so it won’t any kind of damage to the follicles themselves in any way. Besides, these are natural ingredients that are good enough to eat.

To make this yourself you will need:

  • Himalyan or Celtic sea salt
  • Powdered activated charcoal
  • Ginger
  • Cucumber
  • Lemon juice
  • A juicing machine (or a blender and muslin cloth)

Take half a tablespoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of powdered activated charcoal and approximately 100ml of mixed ginger and cucumber juice and the juice of 1 whole lemon.

To make the cucumber and ginger juice you will need a juicing machine. It’s a very good idea to get hold of one anyway since vegetable juices can help to alkalise your body which has a whole spectrum of knock-on effects that will improve your hair health.

If you don’t yet have a juicer, you can always using an electric blender. Take a large handful of ginger chunks and put them in our high-speed blender along with a whole cucumber. Squeeze in the juice of a whole lemon. Blend up the mixture, without water, or you can add a small amount of water if it’s too dry.

Then, take the mixture and remove the pulp using a muslin cloth or equivalent. This will remove all the pulp and fibre just leaving the cleansing liquid.

Combine all of the ingredients in a small plastic bottle such as a used shampoo bottle and shake thoroughly until well-mixed.

Apply the mixture to the area of scalp that you want to regrow and gently massage into the region. Leave the mixture to sit on the scalp as the lemon and ginger break up the plaque

Once gently massaged in, let the mixture sit on the skin for 5-10 minutes before rinsing out with warm (but not hot) water.

It varies from person to person but there’s a good chance you will need another few peels to fully remove the plaque. Repeat the procedure until you feel like the plaque has been removed. You can aid the process by brushing away the flakes that fall off with a hair brush, which also helps de-clog the pores.

Himalayan Salt

Himalyan salt contains abundant amounts of trace minerals that many of us have become deficient in. The salt provides these trace minerals directly to the scalp. The salt is also gently antibacterial and helps to draw bacteria (and mites if you have them) from the scalp pores.

himalayan-salt

The salt also balances excess acidity in the scalp by neutralising any acids that may have formed and would otherwise be damaging the hair follicles.

Activated Powdered Charcoal

Activated powdered charcoal is a well known cleansing agent because of its amazing ability to absorb toxins. Charcoal is often used to purify water and whiten teeth, but in this case we’ll use it powerfully absorb any grease, or DHT that is embedded on the scalp.

The charcoal is also fairly ‘rough’ meaning it can help to gently exfoliate the scalp by rubbing against any plaque and help to gently remove it.

activated-powdered-charcoal

The charcoal also helps to neutralise molds, and although you may not think you have any mold on your scalp, told can grow on the embedded plaque, and it’s a good idea to remove any possible spores before using the dermaroller. The charcoal is the perfect way to do this.

lemon-juiceLemon Juice

Lemon juice is an important ingredient because it helps to gently break down oils, dead skin cells and leftover cosmetics attached to the scalp.

The citric acid contained in the lemon juice is a powerful but gentle cleanser that removes flaky skin and cleans the pores but does so without damaging the hair or scalp.

Ginger Juice

ginger-rootIt may sound strange to have ‘ginger juice’ but if you throw a chunk of ginger in your juicer followed by a cucumber you’ll understand why it must be included in this scalp exfoliate.

Not only does ginger help to break down plaque and gently peel the scalp, but it boosts circulation.

This increase in blood flow is important to invigorate the scalp and prepare it for the use of the derma roller. Ginger juice is a powerful natural cleanser and circulation booster.

Cucumber Juice

Cucumber juice is included because simply juicing a handful of ginger won’t produce much liquid. The cucumber is used to flush out any remaining juice. Which is why it should follow the ginger, not go before it. The cucumber is also soothing and alkalising and helps to bring all the other ingredients together into a powerful exploit liquid.

What To Do If The Plaque Builds Up Quickly Again!

You might find that the plaque builds up quickly again, this is because of the overproduction of the sebum which debilitates hair growth.

I would recommend checking out the post on detox for reversing hair loss and also our hair loss course which will help in preventing sebum production and generally give your new hair the best chance of survival by showing you how to reduce the production of DHT whilst super-charging your blood with hair growing nutrients and hormones.

If you do find your scalp quickly gets oily again then I would recommend a few quick changes to your diet which will help.

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Firstly, remove any oily foods from your diet. This means anything fried. Fast food must go. Also try not to use to many condiments like ketchup or mayonnaise which contain unhealthy oils. Removing processed foods altogether would be a good idea.

Another great way to reduce oil production in the scalp is by breaking up the grease before it gets into your body. To do this, every morning drink 1 pint of warm water with the juice of 1 lemon squeezed in. Add to this 1 pinch of himalayan salt, and half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

warm-lemon-water

This will help to clear out your digestive system and break down any mucus and greases. The cleaner your colon, the cleaner and clear your skin, and therefore your scalp will be.

There is another trick to reducing oils in your body and on your scalp, and that is to supplement your diet with greens powders. These powders are highly alkalising but they are amazing at absorbing unhealthy oils and cleaning out your system. You can buy mixed greens powders very easily, they usually consist of spirulina, chlorella, wheatgrass powders and more.

Two bowls of spirulina and chlorella

Spirulina and chlorella powder bowls. The perfect daily supplement for strong hair growth.

mixed-essential-oilsMix these powders in with a morning smoothie or take them as supplements everyday. They will quickly clean up the oils that clog your skin pores and improve the healthiness of your scalp.
If you have a dry scalp, this is not good either and it is a good idea to fix this first. The best way to do this is to supplement your diet with high quality mixed oils. The mixed oils should contain pumpkin seed oil, hemp seed oil, avocado oil, evening primrose oil, flax and sunflower oil. Learn more about using sunflower oil for hair loss.

These oils are extremely healthy for you and will immediately help to reduce dry, flaky skin and dandruff when taken consistently for a week. I personally take around 25ml everyday.

Ok that’s the procedure for preparing the scalp for new hair growth. Let’s summarize it quickly

  1. Test the scalp exfoliate on your skin
  2. Monitor the results to make sure no adverse reactions occur
  3. Wash and dry hair.
  4. Apply the exfoliate using a pipette
  5. Rinse with warm water after ten minutes, or 30 seconds after mild stinging sensation. Rinse immediately if painful

Reactivating & Stimulating Your Scalp

In this section we’ll use a ‘double pronged approach’ to first activate and then stimulate hair growth. We initially need to activate the hair follicles and epidermis from their dormant state, wake them up and send a signal to your body that says ‘hey it’s beneficial to use our resources to grow hair right now’.

We need to put them into a state of activity by telling the body to send all the building blocks for hair growth such as the nutrients, minerals and hormones that have been carefully cultivated and optimized in the previous sections.

Without activating the scalp, much of our hard work will go into repairing and building other parts of the body that are in need. (This definitely isn’t a bad thing at all, but for our purposes we can ‘trick’ our bodies to send its supplies into the scalp for new hair growth). Find out about the best laser combs for hair growth here.

Using A Dermaroller To Stimulate The Scalp

Metal derma roller being used for hair growthFor this we’ll need a dermaroller. This is a device like a rolling pin, except that this one is covered in hundreds of tiny needles about 0.5mm long. The dermaroller is rolled across the scalp it produces thousands of tiny pricks in the epidermis.

The pricks aren’t deep enough to do any long term damage, they’re just deep enough to wake up the cells in that area so they can send their resources. This helps increase cell production and circulation to the epidermis.

A Note On The Dermaroller

This device is actually meant to be used to promote younger skin and heal acne wounds, stretch marks and scars. The roller pricks stimulate the new growth of collagen and elastin fibres, as well as new melanocytes, and re-vascularization. The tiny wounds heal in less than an hour, but the cells remain stimulated.

derma-roller-scalp

In a way it’s similar to pruning a bush, or cutting the grass. Where the cut was made, growth hormones flood to, and fresh vegetation growth can be found soon after. It’s important to clean the roller each time you use it to prevent any chance of infection.

You can do this by washing in boiling hot water, or a mild antibacterial solution before use.

How To Use The Dermaroller To Activate Hair Growth

Lightly roll the dermaroller over the parts of your scalp suffering from hair loss. Apply just enough pressure that the tiny needles penetrate the skin. You might feel a tingling sensation but it shouldn’t hurt. Go over the effected parts of your scalp 4 times each at a different angle each time.

After you’ve done this, you can now apply the special hair growth elixir. You should apply the dermaroller and elixir every other day to start with.

Once your scalp has got use to it, you can do it every day, or however often you feel it will be beneficial and convenient to you. Once a day after a few weeks seems to work well. Do it before bed, this gives the maximum time to heal without interruption.

The Hair Growth Elixir That Causes Hair Growth

The next step is to apply a special topical elixir to the scalp. This mixture has been specifically formulated to stimulate as much growth as possible whilst suppressing the production of DHT. I’m not talking about minoxidil either, this is much cheaper and much more effective.

This formula came about through a series of trial and error with myself and other men suffering from androgenic alopecia (hair loss) over a number of years, and a lot of research, so please make the most of it.

Component 1: Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil forms the ‘base’ of the scalp elixir and it  perfect for this job. It is 100% natural and absorbs easily into the skin without leaving a greasy mess. Most importantly, it helps deliver the other ingredients directly into the scalp where they are needed to stimulate new hair growth.

nettle-leaf-extractComponent 2: Nettle Leaf Extract

Nettle leaf is an extremely powerful way to reduce DHT in the scalp and has been proven to reduce hair loss in clinical trails. The best form of nettle leaf is the liquid extract. This is the most potent form, but if you can’t find it then you can use a powdered extract, or even make concentrated nettle leaf tea your self.

Component 3: Pumpkin Seed Oil

A bowl of pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds contain large amounts of bioavailable zinc which may be one of the reasons they have been clinically proven to improve hair count after 6 months of supplementation.

Pumpkin seed oil has been clinically proven to reduce hair loss when taken as s supplement. That is why I recommend you take it everyday as part of your daily balance oils. However, pumpkin seed oil can also be extremely powerful when used topically (although it can be a bit messy.)

PSO helps to reduce DHT directly on the scalp whilst also providing a host of other beneficial nutrients and minerals which can be absorbed through the scalp and used by the hair follicles them selves for growth.

(This is why you should never used commercial shampoos, because the chemicals in them will absorb directly into your scalp causing damage to the long term health of your hair. Later I will show you the homemade shampoo recipe you need to use during this method which is 100% natural.)

Component 4: Saw Palmetto

A saw palmetto leaveSoft gel saw palmetto is best, simply pierce the gel capsule and squeeze the oil into the original mixture of hyaluronic acid and emu oil. The ratio should be roughly 1 part saw palmetto: 6 parts hyaluronic acid and emu oil.

Sometimes the soft gels come with extra DHT inhibiting ingredients such as pygeum or pumpkin seed. This is not a problem and will likely be beneficial for your hair so don’t be afraid to use those ones.

There’s one final component to add to our mixture. The primary purpose of this one is to stimulate circulation in the scalp, much like the expensive topical solution Minoxidil. However a Japanese double blind study actually found that this component was twice as effective at promoting hair growth as minoxidil.

In fact, when mixed with our solution it works even better because the jojoba oil allow it to penetrate deeper into the scalp where it is most beneficial.

The final component is apple polyphenol. This can be bought inexpensively online or at a health shop. Break the capsule into our mixture in a ratio of approximately 1 part polyphenol: 6 parts mixture.

Vigorously shake the mixture in your application bottle to make sure all the components are nicely mixed. Not only does apple polyphenol stimulate blood circulation directly to the scalp but it helps neutralize free radicals.

The ‘elixir’ is now ready to be applied to the scalp. After you’ve rolled the dermaroller 4 x over each part of the scalp apply the elixir in small blobs and massage in.

If the scalp feels mildly uncomfortable over the next 24 hours that’s ok, each time you repeat the process the uncomfortable feeling will get less.

If you feel strong discomfort, wash the mixture away with warm water. Wait 24 hours and look out for any signs of reaction. (This has never happened to anyone I know, but just in case)

If you are using Minoxidil then substitute this mixture for it. The side effects of minoxidil will go away, and only natural ingredients will reach the scalp. It’s also much less expensive.

Washing Out The Scalp Elixir

In the morning you’ll need to wash away the scalp elixir which has been working its magic on your scalp overnight. This will involve making another homemade mixture which contains a powerful mix of cleansing, nutrifying, healing and DHT blocking ingredients that heal the scalp.

This mixture is fairly straightforward, but you’ll need to get hold of the ingredients in advance.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Guava Leaf Tea (or guava leaves, or guava leaf extract)
  • Bentonite Clay
  • Tea Tree Oil

Here’s how to make it.

Take some guava leaf tea, you will normally need to buy this online and steep the tea in hot water for 5 minutes.

Get rid of the tea bag and let the water cool to room temperature.

Now take 1 teaspoonful of bentonite clay and add it to the cooled guava leaf tea and stir. Once stirred, add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil to the mixture and mix thoroughly again.

Rinse your hair and scalp with medium warm water under the shower and then pour the glass of tea and bentonite over your scalp and massage in.

Wash out thoroughly with cool water and towel dry. I prefer to use cool water rather than hot.

Cool water improves circulation whereas hot water will only damage and dry the scalp and strip away essential oils that protect the hair. Towel dry your hair and massage your scalp as you go for an extra boost of circulation.

Guava Leaf Tea

Guava leaf tea has been shown in studies to help improve hair growth, so we’ll use it effectively in this hair wash. Since you will wash away the scalp elixir its a good idea to use every chance to boost hair growth further with guava leaf tea.

Bentonite Clay

Bentonite clay is an extremely powerful product that absorbs toxins brilliantly. I use bentonite clay internally when detoxing, and I also use it after washing my hair. Bentonite clay absorbs toxins and reduces scalp acidity, making the scalp and ideal environment for hair growth.

Bentonite clay

Bentonite clay

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a powerful antibacterial that will help to keep your scalp clean during the method with the dermaroller. Just a few drops are needed since tea tree oil is very concentrated.

Important! Changing Your Shampoo

It is important to use the right shampoo to nourish the scalp and new follicles.

Typical off-the-shelf shampoos just won’t do. They contain chemicals that will damage the delicate young hair and they will also dry out the scalp and leave a chemical residue.

So you will need to make your own. I recommend you do this anyway instead of using shop bought shampoos, but during the Scalp Solution this is even more important.

There are many different homemade shampoo recipes I recommend, depending no your hair type, but this is the recipe that I recommend you use when you wash your hair after the Scalp Solution.

There is no need to wash your hair too often. This is unnatural, and will strip away natural oils from the hair and scalp. Aim to wash your hair with the homemade shampoo around 2 times per week.apple-cider-vinegar

Recipe:

  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda (not baking powder)
  • 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar
  • 2 drops of tea tree oil
  • 2 drops of magnesium oil
  • 1 tablespoon of borage oil

This will make enough shampoo for 1 application so if you want to make more than jus increase the quantity in the same ratio.

If you want to use it immediately, mix all of the ingredients in a glass and then fill up with water to half a pint. Wet your hair and then pour the mixture over your hair and massage in.

Let it sit on your hair and scalp for 2 minutes before washing out with cool water. If you want to make enough for more than 1 application then mix it in a small plastic bottle and add the water when you are ready.

Important! Scalp Exercises

You will want to give your hair every chance of survival by boosting blood flow, which will carry with it the nutrients and oxygen needed by the new hair follicle to grow thick and strong.

You can do this with the scalp exercises and massages. These are very important to do during this period and will significantly boost the success rate of the method.

Scalp exercises, and head massages make this method more effective because they reduce tension in the scalp, they make the skin more supple and open to new growth and increased muscle usage will reduce the concentration of DHT.

They also massively boost the amount of blood circulation to the scalp which is hugely important to deliver maximum nutrition and oxygen to the vulnerable follicles that need every bit of help they can get to survive.

I recommend that when doing the Scalp Solution you also add in at least 10 minutes per day of scalp and head massages/exercises to maximize the effects of the dermaroller and elixir.

When performing the massage on yourself don’t press too hard on the area you have just used the dermaroller on. Find another area of your scalp where you can hold to perform the massages.

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The Best Natural DHT Blocker In The World

Vegetable cells with alkaline pH help block DHT in the scalp

In this article you’ll learn about an unusual, never-before-talked-about method that is the most effective and powerful way to block DHT naturally.

This won’t involve any drugs, or any expensive supplements that you need to take everyday. It involves a systematic biochemical change in your body – that powerfully balances your DHT levels over time – helping you stop any further hair loss.

Quick Notice: Once you’ve read this article I want you to take the 6 part quiz at the bottom of the page. This will allow you to find out if blocking DHT naturally will actually work to regrow your hair (or not). Take the quiz then collect your ‘hair score’ out of 100 at the end.

Introducing The Acid/Alkaline Balance

There’s a high probability that your body is ‘eating’ your own hair!

What the heck do I mean by that? Let me explain!

This is a long article, and countless hours of research beating my own hair loss has gone it to it, so please read it until the end.

Okay, onwards…

The foods we consume, after our bodies have taken all the useful stuff out, leave a sort of ‘ash’ known as metabolic waste. It’s the bit that’s left over.

Depending on the type of food that we eat the metabolic ‘ash’ will either have a net acidic or net alkaline effect on our bodies. That means every food we eat will make our bodies more acidic or more alkaline. (In every cell and tissue throughout the entire body)

Having the correct pH (pH is a measure of acidity and alkalinity like Celsius and Fahrenheit are a measure of temperature) in our bodies is crucial to strong health because our cells, hormones, mitochondria and just about everything in our bodies work much more efficiently in the right conditions (which is slightly alkaline 7.36, which is incidentally the exact pH of seawater).

Useful enzymes and hormones must have precise alkaline conditions to be effective, whilst destructive enzymes, hormones and diseases thrive under acidic conditions.

Take a look at your own diet using the acid/base values for 100 gram portions for some typical foods that are shown in the table at the end of this section.

diet-changes-for-hairIt quickly becomes apparent that the typical Western diet consists largely of foods that have a net acidic value.

That’s not to say that alkaline foods aren’t included in this diet, it’s just the bulk of the foods are acidic.

The so called ‘balanced’ diet that is known to be the pinnacle of health to the majority of the population is heavily weighted on the acidic side.

How does this affect hair loss, you might be asking? In terms of pH balance this affects our hairlines both directly and indirectly.

First let’s discuss the indirect effects of acidosis (too much acidity in the blood, cells and tissues). As our bodies become more acidic due to our food choices, diseases such as microbes and bacteria thrive.

This means resources are taken away from hair building and set towards defence from germs.

Some people have argued that human head hair serves the purpose of conspicuous consumption much like the peacocks tail.

The peacock’s tail doesn’t serve any survival purposes; in fact it does the opposite. It burdens the peacock because of the expenditure of resources needed to create the tail in the first place and physical burden of carrying round a large colourful tail that makes it easy to spot and difficult to hide from predators.

It’s basically a sign of robust health, that less healthy peacocks can’t create and therefore attract females with.

the-peacocks-tailThe peacock is saying “I’m so healthy I can afford to build this huge tail and have a handicap with predators, I’m just that good that surviving is easy.”

When our bodies are coping with illnesses caused by the acidosis, our bodies don’t have the energy and resources to grow hair for the purpose of conspicuous consumption so new hair growth slowly ceases.

We can turn this around and use it to our favour, by alkalizing our bodies so much that diseases and bacteria simply can’t survive in these conditions.

The resources are now freed up for maximum potential hair growth.

Now let’s look at how acidosis directly affects the strength, thickness, coverage and colour of our hair. As the body tries to maintain its ideal pH balance (pH 7.36) under the onslaught of net acidic foods it must take back (leach) parts of our body to buffer (cancel out) the acidity.

Remember from chemistry class that acid and alkaline cancel each other out (neutralise each other)

Crucially for us the body buffers the acidity (i.e. it neutralises it with net alkaline parts) by leaching (stealing) nutrients from less important parts of our body.

The best way to buffer the acidity in an attempt to preserve our health is to leach nitrogen and calcium.

One of the best sources of nitrogen is protein, such as the specific protein found in head hair called keratin. This amino acid forms about 90% of the hair molecule.

The result in most people is a gradual slowing down of the rate that their hair grows, a reduction in colour and saturation, strength and thickness, and then recession of our hair line.

Our bodies don’t want to devote precious alkaline resources to our hair, when there are other places they’re needed more importantly, like keeping disease away.

People are genetically predisposed to buffer acidity in different ways. Some people store fat, some try to excrete acidic toxins through their skin causing acne, whilst others buffer acidity using proteins from our hair follicles, bones and teeth (leading to critical calcium deficiency) etc.

Your body is literally eating your own hair to stay healthy and fend off disease. However the acidosis manifests itself, these short term symptoms should be warning signs that more severe diseases are on the way. Luckily the answer is simple.

Restore the natural growth of your hair by returning your body to its natural pH. 

I’ve seen myself and been told by other people I’ve worked with, how there was noticeably less hair in the shower plug after a few weeks on an alkalizing diet.

After a few weeks, as the body approaches its optimum pH, hair loss can often stop completely, and in the coming months begins to rebuild for as long as the natural pH is maintained. Detox is the best way to alkalise the body because I literally flushes acidic waste as fast as possible from the body.

Unfortunately, or maybe it is fortunate because it’s a warning sign, whenever we revert back to an acidic diet their hair soon starts to suffer as the pH drops to acidic and the body must once again buffer the acidity using keratin from hair follicles in an attempt to prevent disease overgrowth.

Alkalize: Prevent your body from eating its own hair

Eat foods that make the body more alkaline, that way your body won’t need to ‘eat’ its own hair to stay healthy. The most effective and easy way to start immediately alkalizing the body is to consume vegetable juice. Buy a juicer and make carrot, celery, broccoli, cucumber, spinach…..etc., juice daily.

Juicing is an unbelievably good way to get amazing quantities of enzymes nutrients and minerals into the body without expending large amounts of time and energy digesting the fibre and it will quickly restore your natural pH, as long as you keep the acidic foods on the low down.

With the right pH the body can block DHT naturally, so make sure you blood pH is balanced

With the right pH the body can retain hair, so make sure you blood pH is balanced

An interesting point to remember is that as your body becomes more and more alkaline, vegetables and particularly vegetable juices become more pleasing to the palate. Literally the more alkaline you become the more you enjoy alkaline foods.

The takeaway point here is that you must maximise your intake of net alkaline producing food and minimise acid producing food.

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The Ulitmate Alkalizer for Hair Growth

This cheeky concoction seems to do the trick for getting alkalized fast and providing exactly those essential nutrients, minerals and enzymes to super charge hair growth and minimise the bodies need to leach keratin from our hair. We’ve had some great results with this one alone.

almonds-contain-nutirients-that-help-hairStart by soaking organic almonds in water 10 hours before you juice. Remove the almonds from the water and put them through your juicer being sure to collect all the pulp that comes out.

From the pulp you can make almond milk by adding filtered water and vanilla essence and straining through a cheese cloth.

You won’t get much almond ‘juice’ out of the front, but what you get will be a potent sort of cream.

Don’t wash the juicer yet, but continue to juice organic carrots, celery, spring greens, broccoli and spinach that has been mixed in with the almond cream. Add some supplements such as wheatgrass powder and turmeric for extra kick.

Not only will the drink alkalize your body and provide the nutrients and minerals for hair growth, but you’ll get an amazing glow to your skin, and not to mention feel amazing.

If this mixture makes your stomach rumble and makes you need the toilet then it means you’re probably quite acidic and the juice is working its magic.

As you become more alkaline this stops happening. As with all healthy food, consume it on an empty stomach, or half an hour after drinking water. Another great way to alkalize is to drink alkaline water, which is discussed further in the water section, or add wheatgrass powder to the water you drink.

The latest research on male pattern baldness

Ok, so let me tell you briefly about a little critter called 5-alpha-reductase (5αR). In case you didn’t already know 5αR is an enzyme that changes testosterone into dihydrotestosterone.

Without 5αR no DHT can be made in the body. DHT is believed to be the chemical that is responsible for ‘male pattern baldness’ and so without DHT travelling round the body, male pattern baldness doesn’t occur.

Testosterone is converted to DHT which is the main hormone responsible for hair loss.

Testosterone is converted to DHT which is the main hormone responsible for hair loss.

Some interesting research has been carried out recently which found that the enzyme type 2 5αR localized in the vertex and frontal scalp (the bits of the head most affected by hair loss), however it wasn’t present in the occipital region (the lower back of the head where most bald men still have some hair).

This basically shows that type 2 5αR is primarily responsible for the pattern in male pattern baldness. Where type 2 5αR is found, so DHT will be produced here and loss of hair will be the result.

What a different group of researchers discovered was that specifically type 2 5αR works best in a very specific optimum pH range.

Outside of this pH range this particular enzyme simply can’t function and do its job of binding to testosterone to make DHT. The optimum pH range for type 2 5-alpha-reductase is pH 5-5.5.

OK, enough science for today, what the hell does that mean?

It means that if our bodies are more acidic, pH 7 or below, then the enzyme type 2, 5-alpha-reductase functions much more efficiently, creates more DHT, and consequently we lose more hair.

On the other hand, when we alkalize our bodies, the pH in our scalp becomes greater than 7. The enzyme can’t do its work of converting T to DHT, DHT isn’t produced and we don’t lose our hair as a result.

Our bodies evolved so that the foods we ate most often (fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts legumes, fish, meat….) created the best conditions for our bodies and specifically our enzymes to function in.

When we eat foods that we didn’t evolve eating (processed and pasteurized foods like grains and dairy, which you’ll notice are all highly acidic) then our bodies are pushed of balance and the enzymes start doing weird things like attacking our own bodies resulting in hair loss.

Let me quickly emphasise this point because it is very important for actually getting results and re-growing your hair. The precise enzyme which scientific studies have found to be responsible for hair loss cannot function in an alkaline cellular environment.

To create the alkaline environment and therefore stop hair loss foods with alkaline values must be consumed more than foods with acidic values.

The very best way to do this is through vegetable juicing and avoiding processed foods.

Alkalising can have a similar effect to taking propecia, but instead of having the negative side-effects of the drug, you get the positive natural side effects of being ultra-healthy.

Important! Why You Must Know About DHT Sensitivity

You’ve now learnt about the most powerful (and safe) natural DHT blocker in the world, but this is only a small part of the story, because high DHT levels are not the sole cause of hair loss.

In fact, there is something that is much more important than blocking DHT, and that’s DHT sensitivity. Or to be more precise, hair follicle DHT sensitivity.

Because when you reduce the sensitivity of your hair follicles to DHT you protect yourself against hair lose permanently. Men with pattern baldness don’t have particularly high levels of DHT, however they are more sensitive to it.

There are a few natural and powerful ways to reduce your DHT sensitivity. And to get the full instructions on these methods you’ll need to download the Hair Equilibrium Program, however, I will do a quick overview of them now.

The Balance Of Good And Bad Bacteria

In every body there is a balance between good and bad bacteria. In fact, there are more bacterial cells making up the human body than human cells, which is why it is so important that these bacteria are beneficial to your health.

These billions of bacteria cells that make up part of us are called the ‘microbiome’

microbiome

However, modern life has waged a war on bacteria in the form of antibiotics, preservatives (designed to kill bacteria) chlorides and fluorides in water, processed foods lacking fibre, antibacterial hygiene products and packaged food and drinks that have been processed, microwaved, pasteurised or in one form or another killed all the bacteria.

You may be able to see with all these how our microbiome has been damaged and can easily get out of balance.

One of the side-effects of this damaged microbiome is that autoimmune problems start arising, with the body beginning to attack itself in strange and unusual ways. Think about it, have you ever wondered why your own hormone (DHT) would start attacking your own hair follicles?

This is an autoimmune problem that leads to DHT sensitivity.

Luckily, there is a lot you can do to optimise your microbiome to reduce DHT sensitivity, including adding specific strains of probiotic bacteria to your diet, as well as specially made drinks that reduce bad bacteria. This is something I cover in step-by-step detail inside the Hair Equilibrium Program and the difference it will make to your hair health can be astonishing.

Delayed Allergic Reactions To Food

Most of us are aware that some people are allergic to some specific foods, such as seafood or peanuts for example, but fewer people know that allergic reactions can also be delayed and therefore less obvious.

Because they are less obvious its harder to catch delayed allergic reactions and therefore we may be in a constant state inflammation and with autoimmune problems from these reactions.

nightshades-delayed-allergic-reactionsFor example some people are sensitive to gluten, others are sensitive to the nightshade family including tomatoes, potatoes and eggplant. It’s hard to tell what your body might not be responding well to if you aren’t aware of this. You may just feel bloated, fatigued and under slept and not understand why.

One of the problems with delayed allergic reactions is that they can cause autoimmune problems, which, in a same way as autoimmune problems from the microbiome, can also cause DHT sensitivity, leading to hair follicle miniaturisation when the DHT attacks the hair follicle.

Inside my Hair Equilibrium Program you’ll learn about a foolproof way to test which foods you may be having allergic reactions to so that you can remove them from your diet and reduce your DHT sensitivity.

If you have any questions or comments then please feel free to leave them in the comment box below which I’ll answer as soon as possible.

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The Amazing 7 Day Detox Hair Loss Cure

What is in, or not in your blood is the single most important aspect of whether you lose or re-grow your hair. Blood contains/is made up of all the hormones (beneficial and harmful) oxygen, nutrients, mineral, enzymes, metabolic wastes and toxins.

An overview of detox for male pattern baldness

To cure hair loss naturally we must first make absolutely sure that our blood is carrying everything beneficial for hair growth, and has the smallest possible amounts of anything that will cause hair loss, or slow down the hair re-growth process.

We essentially want to make our blood ‘young’ again.

Think about it, if our blood was the same now as when we were young, before we started losing our hair, then we wouldn’t be losing our hair now.

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Getting the bad stuff out

It has been said that the greatest advance in medicine and human health was the idea of waste disposal. Before the concept of waste disposal even came about, human excrement and food waste was allowed to fester in close vicinity to our homes and living spaces and was a breeding ground for disease of all kind.

After the invention of waste disposal systems, populations grew rapidly, and health and life expectancy increased rapidly

People realised that if the waste disposal system, like sewerage works or garbage collection stopped, it would increase the chances of catching a disease and becoming ill.

Consequently it became the highest priority, when the systems of waste disposal stopped working that they were quickly fixed and working at full efficiency again.

Humans are similar in a way, we have our waste disposal systems, a biological sewerage system, such as our excretory organs, and they must regularly be serviced and maintained correctly so they can function efficiently .

And just like the waste disposal systems of modern towns, maintaining them in good condition, so they operate quickly, cleanly and efficiently, is a priority for good functioning of our bodies.

When the waste disposal system fails, the sewerage quickly backs-up and affects the organism as a whole.

In fact, most of our excretory systems are working very poorly, mainly because over the course of our lives we’ve been putting either too much food, or the wrong type of food into it and we’ve forgotten to clean it out.

Many of the foods we eat are such poor quality and badly combined that, instead of digesting, they putrefy and ferment.

This putrid mess then travels to the intestines, but our bodies don’t want to absorb these foods so they coat the digestive tract in a mucus which prevents the absorption into the bloodstream. (This is one of the primary reasons even obese people are chronically malnourished.)

If this happens once or twice a month, then it’s usually not a problem. But our poor diets mean it happens all day, every day, and the result is a thick lining of mucus on the digestive tract which prevents the passage of nutrients into the bloodstream and excretion of wastes out of the body.

A diet lacking fibrous bulk from a fruit and vegetable based diet contributes more to the problem, because there is nothing continually sweeping out the intestines.

The result is chronic toxaemia, a gradual build-up of toxins (i.e. waste) throughout every cell and tissue in the body. It’s comparable to the sewerage system of a village breaking and the village becoming flooded with waste, only to continue to add more, without fixing the problem.

Don’t you think the grass on the village green would quickly die!

Why Toxaemia causes Hair Loss

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In the Tao of Detox, Daniel Reid lists hair loss in men as one of the most common symptoms of toxaemia. Thus it would follow that by removing the build-up of toxic materials in the blood and tissue the hair loss is reversed and returned to its natural state of fullness and youthfulness

In my experience, through treating hair loss in myself and helping other people, toxaemia is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, causes of hair loss, male pattern baldness, receding hair lines, (whatever you call it) in men today.

Toxins, as well of lack of proper nutrition, also known as ‘beige diet‘ is also a reason for premature greying.

Once we shift away from the idea that hair loss is hereditary and therefore out of our control, towards taking responsibility for ourselves, it becomes obvious that detox is one of the most effective ways to reverse hair loss.

Yes some men are predisposed to hair loss and receding hair lines much more than other men, but that doesn’t mean it’s inevitable.

We’re are still the ones who are causing it and we still have the power to reverse hair loss. It’s not in the best interests of the drug companies who sell propecia and finasteride for men to realise this because it’s such a simple solution that would make these drugs obsolete.

Imagine completely cleaning out your body from all the accumulated toxic build-up over the years, to find new hair growth on previously bald patches of scalp, as well as existing hair becoming much thicker, with more gloss and strength.

Someone’s own toxicity might not be directly related to the amount of hair on their head, because toxaemia tends to manifest differently in different people.

For some people it’s acne, in some it manifests as psychological problems such as depression or dementia, still others in extreme cases get arthritis or cancer and the list goes on.

The good thing is it only takes 7 days for the majority of the toxins in our bodies to be flushed out, allowing the hair regrowth cycle to commence.

The program detailed here lasts seven days and I recommend doing it it once per year, as a minimum to keep the ‘sewerage system’ in excellent working order.

It really is exciting to know that the power to create new hair growth is in your hands and is directly related to if you take action on this advice.

What is detox?

Detox stands for detoxification, and is a period of time over which the body activates its natural healing mechanisms by pouring toxins stored in the cells and tissues back into the bloodstream for elimination through the kidneys and other organs.

When we consume food, the body concentrates its’ energy on digesting and assimilating the food, it has no time or energy for eliminating the toxic substances that build-up because of less than ideal dietary habits.

In nature, animals naturally stop eating when they’re sick, and isolated tribes still have sick-houses where patients refrain from consuming food.

The problem is that whilst we continue to consume unhealthy foods or any food at all, our bodies can’t begin to purge the toxins because they must deal with the activities of digestion.

When digestion is ceased for 24-48 hours the body flicks a switch which sets the organisms into the parasympathetic mode of rest and recovery and begins to purge to toxins into the bloodstream for elimination.

During this period there can be up to ten times the normal amount of toxins in the blood, which means you will certainly feel low. This is a sign that the detox is working its magic, the worse you feel in that day 2- 5 period the more effect the detox is having, and the more good it will do for you and your receding hair.

It takes about 7 days to completely rid the body of accumulated toxins. So don’t make the mistake many first time fasters make of eating something to pick up their mood.

This might cease the discomfort, but that’s only because the body has switched back into digestion mode and the therapeutic effects of toxin elimination are lost. Stay with it until the end of the 7 days and you’ll have never felt so good.

A complete 7 day detox should precede any major dietary changes.

This not only makes it easier to implement new dietary habits, because most of the cravings have gone and there is a blank slate of food desires, but also because without the detox much of the good new foods that are being digested simply cannot be properly assimilated because the digestive tract is covered in mucus and putrefied waste preventing absorption.

Before adding new oil to and engine, it makes sense to remove the dirty oil first.

I’m going to explain two different methods of detox. The first is the ideal method. It’s proven by far the most effective way to cleanse the entire body of all the accumulated toxins and give the colon a thorough clean to remove the lining of mucus and waste matter.

However, it might not be easy for the first time detoxer, because it involves no food for a week, and because so many toxins enter the bloodstream from the cells and tissues, days 3-5 can be particularly uncomfortable.

Therefore I will provide a beginner detox method, which is less strenuous, and it’s easier to stick to for the full week. This method is a compromise, but it will still produce great results.

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If you are a first time detoxer then I would recommend this method first, and once you’re comfortable with it you can go onto a full 7 day fast.

Stop Hair Loss in 7 days- Method 1

Method 1 is a full 7 day fast. That means no food whatsoever for 7 days. Only five things will be consumed during the 7 days. These are:

  1. 2 litres of water per day
  2. Ground psyllium seed powder
  3. Betonite clay
  4. Greens supplements
  5. Herbal teas

These five things have been chosen specifically to maximise the cleansing, cleaning and purifying effect of the detox. Let’s take a look at each ingredient individually, why it’s on the list and how to consume it, in what quantities.

Water

This is the most important detox ingredient of them all because it is such a powerful solvent and carrier of toxins and harmful hormones like excess DHT. (Learn about the best way to naturally block DHT here.)

The water will literally flush your entire body through carrying as many toxins as it can with it. I very highly recommend using the alkalized, ionized and micro-clustered water. There is evidence that tap water can cause hair loss so it’s important that your source of water be as pure as possible.

It sounds high tech and expensive but it’s very easy to make by attaching a small machine to your kitchen tap. For detox purposes it’s much more effective at removing toxins than ordinary tap water.

You should drink at least 2 litres of water every-day, although you can happily drink more. Herbal teas and other ingredients do not count towards the 2 litres, they are additional to it.

Ground psyllium seed powder

This is a special type of bulking fibre, made from ground psyllium seeds and husks. The purpose of this ingredient is to sweep through the bowels clearing and de-clogging the putrid waste and slime in its path.

Take one teaspoon and mix with 300ml of water, shake well and drink down. Repeat this four times at regular intervals throughout the day.

Bentonite Clay

Bentonite molecules are 500 times smaller than water molecules so they can reach into the crevices and folds of the colon where water cannot penetrate.

At the same time each molecule carries a strong negative charge that allows it to absorb and then carry away up-to 200 times its own weight in toxins. It is the ultimate ‘magnetic’ toxin sponge.

Add one tablespoon of the clay to water and drink immediately. Bentonite clay (which is often used by marijuana smokers to detox from the THC-COOH metabolite) should be used 4 times per day, after every psyllium powder drink.

Greens Supplements

Greens supplements are powders made from the concentrated and refined juices of grasses, vegetables, roots, algae and water plants. They are highly alkalizing (something that you can learn about in the hair loss course) whilst being instantly digestible.

This is important since during detox we must aim to minimise the amount of energy used for digestion so that it can be used for toxin elimination.

Green supplements contain all the nutrients, micro-nutrients and minerals of the plants from which they are made in the most easily accessible form.

They also contain highly concentrated amounts of chlorophyll which is a compound almost identical to haemoglobin (the oxygen carrying molecule in blood) so it’s a great way to cleanse the blood.

Greens supplements are highly recommended during a detox, because they provide the only source of nutrition that can be used for healing cells during the 7 days without interrupting the cleaning process.

Take as much as recommended by the manufacturer by mixing with water and drinking. There are many different types of greens supplements available online, choose one that you like and suits your budget.

I personally recommend Dr Schulze’s Organic Superfood Plus Powder by Herbs Hands Healing. Another great product which is more expensive but probably the best on the market is Vitamineral Green by HealthForce Nutritionals. Browse through amazon.com to find one you like.

Herbal Teas

Herbal teas can be used to speed up and enhance the effectiveness of any detox program.

The different herbs can also be targeted specifically for different organs in the body that need the most help, and for our purposes the liver will be the most beneficial to target to stop hair loss.

This is because the liver is used to clean the blood, and remove hormones such as DHT from the bloodstream.

When the liver isn’t working well, much of the DHT can’t be eliminated through the liver so it’s sent to the skin, for example, where it can cause hair loss. Dandelion and milk thistle are the best herbs that can be used to cleanse the liver.

Another herb I recommend using is valerian and passion flower which helps to sooth the nerves and reduce stress, which can be greater than normal during the 7 days. Sage tea also comes highly recommended as an excellent general detox herb.

A good choice is simply to find which ones you like since almost all are highly alkalizing and detoxifying. Drink as many herbal teas as you desire throughout the day.

Colonic Irrigations

By far the most effective way to quickly remove the deeply impacted mucus lining the colon is to use, twice daily 20 litre, colonic irrigations.

To most people the idea of a colonic irrigation seems so strange that they fail to seriously consider it as a technique to promote health and reverse hair loss. But then most people don’t understand just how poorly and inefficiently their digestive and waste disposal systems are functioning, and how much better they could be.

Nowadays the colon is so clogged by the effects of indiscriminate eating habits that it barely resembles the colons seen in anatomy books, and functions so inefficiently that it’s no wonder most humans suffer from an ever growing number of ailments and diseases from hair loss to cancer.

The colon is so important to health and hence maintaining healthy hair because it allows us to use all the good things we put into our body, but also to eliminate the waste products.

If it is clogged, or coated with a layer of slime and mucus, neither of these processes can take place very well, and toxaemia results

It’s highly unfortunate that so many people won’t even try colonic irrigations, since they’re so easy and so effective.

The whole medical industry including multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical companies are particularly grateful for the taboo surrounding colonic irrigations and that so few people use them.

They are hoping it stays this way because if it became commonplace they would simply go out of business. Colonic irrigations literally flush the system through releasing an astounding amount of gunk from the walls of the colon.

In a single session around 5 gallons of warm water is passed through the colon, and this is done twice per day for seven days. Enough to thoroughly clean and detoxify the entire body.

You can go to a trained therapist at a special centre to get colonic irrigations, but a much better option is to administer them yourselves using a home kit such as a Colema Board (Source.)

They are very safe, effective, hygienic and cheap to use. You will be amazed at what comes out, but you won’t be surprised at how good you feel after 7 days, after seeing what’s leaving the body for good.

The seven day detox is the first action step that is advised in this book. It’s the most effective way to get rid of the toxic build-up that is at the root of almost all hair loss. The vast majority of men suffering from hair loss will immediately and significantly benefit from this.

The detox also creates a completely new slate on to which the rest of the action steps are ‘written.’ The subsequent steps are much easier and much more effective once the detox has been completed.

Method 2: The compromise solution (1st time detoxers)

Method 2 is almost the same as method 1 except that a few more ingredients are added to the list of supplements. Everything else is kept the same, including the five detox supplements and their amounts and timings, and the colonic irrigations.

Method 2, however, will add another 5 ingredients to the list of things that can be consumed during the 7 days, these are:

  1. Vegetable juice and almond milk
  2. Celtic sea salt
  3. Coral calcium
  4. Lemon and lime juice
  5. Cayenne

These extra 5 ingredients to the detox will make it much easier to complete the entire 7 days because there is plenty of additional nutrients, enzymes and minerals added, but the digestive burden is still kept to a minimum. Let’s take a look at the ingredients individually

Vegetable Juice and Almond Milk

*Almond milk, not milk, has loads of healthy hair minerals.

*Almond milk, not milk, has loads of healthy hair minerals.

For the purposes of the compromise detox diet, vegetable juices are perfect. They contain no fibre so they require no energy to digest, but they are full of living enzymes, with tonnes of nutrients and minerals as well.

I add almond milk to my detox juices because it contains compounds used specifically for hair growth, and it also tastes amazing.

The almond is the only nut that should be used during the detox because unlike most nuts it has an alkalizing effect not an acidifying one. Learn more about using almond oil to reverse hair fall here.

You should experiment before the detox to find which combination of vegetables you like the best, however once the 7 days have started it’s best not to change the combinations too much.

I recommend including a combination of these vegetables, carrot, celery and cucumber. These three will make up the bulk of the juice. Cruciferous vegetables are considered the absolute best for health.

Then you can add other ingredients to taste, such as beetroot, radish, chard greens, kale and spinach. If you’re feeling particularly brave throw a couple of garlic cloves in the juicer as well. It doesn’t taste very good at all, but it does your body a lot of good and has been proven to help hair growth.

Find your favourite combination of vegetables and stick mainly to this, to minimise digestive requirements. Drink the juice as often as you like, whenever you feel hungry.

You can also add some of the other supplements to the drink such as cayenne, sea salt, calcium and greens, but don’t’ add lemon or lime. (They don’t mix well and should be taken on an empty stomach)

Celtic Sea Salt

Sea salt contains every mineral and trace element known and as yet unknown needed by humans, in the correct proportions.

It therefore makes an excellent supplement and Celtic sea salt is harvested in a way that preserves all of these minerals in a way the body can easily assimilate.

Take a quarter of a teaspoon of Celtic sea salt and dissolve in a glass of water once per day.

Coral Calcium

Calcium is the most powerful alkalizing mineral in the world, and is involved in the most important metabolic reactions in the body, as well as tissue regeneration and growth. Coral calcium is the best source of calcium that’s easy to digest, and is easy to get hold of.

Dissolve the powder in water and take every-day according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.

Lemon and lime juice

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Both raw lemon and lime juice are highly alkalizing, cleansing and require no digestion so they’re perfect for detox purposes. The juices can be mixed with water (no added sugar) and sipped throughout the day, with the exception of being within one hour after drinking vegetable juice.

Cayenne

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Cayenne is a very effective healing herb which helps increase circulation and speed up the detox process, whilst balancing and stabilising other vital bodily functions. It’s also highly alkalizing. Take two capsules daily stirred into warm water.

Seven Days

Here’s what you can expect from each day in a 7 day detox. It’s the same for method 1 and 2, except in method 1 you take ingredients 1-5 and in method 2 you take ingredients 1-10.

Day 1: The first day is easy, take the supplements and complete 2, 20 litre colonic irrigations. The body has yet to flip the switch and start pouring toxins into the bloodstream.

Day 2: By the middle of today, about 36 hours after the start of the detox the body will start its search and destroy mission for toxins, cancerous cells, bacteria and viruses in the cells and tissues. It will begin dismantling toxic deposits in the joints and organs. They will begin to enter the bloodstream en masse.

Consequently you may start to feel tired, headachy and irritable. The toxins enter the bloodstream much faster than they can be eliminated through the kidneys so they continue to circulate round the body causing discomfort.

There’s no way to detox without going through this discomfort but the results in the long-term are more than worth it.

Day 3: More toxins are pumped into the bloodstream from every tissue in the body which has become highly toxic over the years. Day 3 is when most first time detoxers throw in the towel and quit.

However this is unfortunate because they were so close to feeling the benefits of the detox, but not quite.

Don’t make another mistake that is often made of eating anything not in the supplement list. It may stop the uncomfortable detox symptoms, but it will also stop the healing process and you will have to start again.

Day 4: This may be the hardest day because of the quantity of toxins in the blood. The toxin elimination process is in full swing, and consequently you may feel particularly uncomfortable much like a heavy hangover.

The body will try to rid toxins through whatever means necessary resulting in bad breath and terrible smelling sweat. The more ill and uncomfortable you feel today, the more toxins your body is flushing out, and the better and more good the detox is doing for you.

At the end of this day the peak of discomfort will have passed and from now on you will feel better and better with every hour.

Day 5: For most detoxers from here on it gets easier and easier as the kidneys begin to eliminate toxins faster than the body is putting them into the bloodstream. By the end of today you will start have a clear mind and positive outlook, you will feel light, supple, flexible and revived.

Day 6: You will really start to feel the benefits of the detox today, with growing energy and mental clarity and growing strength. It’s important to continue the supplements and colonic irrigations through to the last few days, since this is often where the most disgusting and putrid waste comes out.

Day 7: By now, having seen what has come out of your body from the colonic irrigations and your subsequent strength, well-being and mental clarity you might be convinced that the detox was incredibly beneficial.

You may understand how having such an abundance of toxins in the cells and tissues and such a mass of horrible waste in the colon would inevitably cause hair loss, and lead to long-term illness.

You may not even be hungry for food, and may be motivated to continue on another day of the detox to see how much more waste can be removed with colonic irrigations, and this is fine.

Congratulations, you’ve had the open-mindedness, will power and courage to do something almost no-one else can do. Your body and hair will reap the rewards for the next year because of this.

Post Detox

Post detox is an important time because we have the opportunity to restore the digestive tract with so called ‘friendly bacteria.’

Friendly bacteria are important for the proper digestion and assimilation of the food that we eat, thus having the wrong bacteria can lead to nutrient deficiency, auto-intoxication and aggravated immune response, all important factors that must be cured before hair loss can be reversed.

In most of the population the ratio of good bacteria to bad bacteria is about 1:5 but after the detox the gut has been swept clean by the psyllium powder and bentontie clay removing all bacterial colonies. So now is the perfect time to introduce friendly bacteria back into the gut.

The best way to restore friendly bacterial colonies is to take a lactobacteria supplement.

Acidopholus bifidus is an excellent choice but be sure to buy one that is of good quality and remains potent whilst being stored, otherwise the friendly bacteria would have died by now.

Keep taking the lactobacteria supplement for 2 weeks after the detox. You can read more about the importance of the micro biome for hair loss prevention here.

End the detox by consuming cooked vegetables or mild fruit, avoid animal products for the first day or so.

Now is an excellent time to start a new diet that is free from processed foods because your body will not crave these foods so much, and by now you’ve seen the damage they do to your body.

Find out about the best foods for fast hair growth here.

Summary

There’s no doubting that a 7 day detox, both the ideal and compromise methods, are not easy. They aren’t the magic pill solution that we might be used to.

However the results, in terms of reversing hair loss, and overall health and vitality are in my experience, and from what other men have told me, absolutely worth it.

One of the primary reasons that the percentage of men who suffer hair loss increases with age is that the older someone becomes, the thicker the lining of mucus on the colon becomes.

I mean how many friends do you know that complete yearly fasts and colonic irrigations?

This means absorption of beneficial nutrients and elimination of poisonous toxin from the blood becomes worse whilst the leaking of toxins into the bloodstream becomes greater.

Of course, if you use the method in our course, for all intents and purposes you will have your colon functioning at the same efficiency as a ten year old child (very good) and it won’t get worse with age.

Do a 7-day detox with colonic irrigations and chosen supplements once per year and you will keep your entire digestive tract in great shape.

You’ll age much slower, effectively cure your hair loss, and reduce the chances of chronic diseases like cancer by 1/5 or more. In the next post I will show you a secondary benefit that comes from the 7 day detox, it’s about heavy metals and hair loss.

I think you’ll find it very interesting and motivating.

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