Brian's Before Detailed Pictures From July 2013

by Brian
(Canada)

July 23rd 2013

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This post will show the photos from July 23rd 2013.


I just wanted to provide the detailed pictures of when I started to illustrate more clearly how changing my relationship to food has affected my hair. The difference while on this diet is quite dramatic regarding the amount of hair and overall quality of the strands. My hair is much thicker now and so much more of it and each strand is much stronger I believe as I hardly ever shed hairs. I only wish I took a better aerial photo of my crown or scalp when I started but these photos will suffice. Enjoy everyone.

Brian

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Jun 03, 2014
80 - 85 Percent Hair Recovery
by: Sheree

Hi Brian,

Wow, I can't believe the difference in how thick your hair is. These are the most dramatic before and after pictures so far. I'm estimating about 80 percent hair recovery, maybe even 85. Not only is your hair much thicker, it has a very healthy sheen and a beautiful texture. The quality of your hair is gorgeous.

When I was looking at the photographs, my jaw literally dropped. Incredible progress. I'm beyond words at how much you've done in the last year. I know the self-discipline it took for you to do this.

Congratulations Brian!!! Yessssss!!!!!

Love,

Sheree

Jun 04, 2014
Congratulations!!!
by: Rachel

Hi Brian!

Congratulations on your hair growth success! I agree with Sheree that you probably already got 85% of your hair back! I think you will eventually get all of your hair back :) I hope I can have as much self control as you!

If you don't mind, I have some questions to ask you about your diet. I can see that you didn't eat any rice or grains at all, so where do you get your carbs from? Just from veges and fruit?

Because in my mind, if a person doesn't obtain enough carbs, their hair would fall out. But it seems that u don't have this problem.

When you eat outside, what do you choose to eat?
Why do you eat nine teaspoons of peanut butter per day? Is it because you like it, or it is good for your hair? Do you eat any fruits?

Actually, my major concern is about carbs. I am Asian, so rice is the main food that I eat every day. I heard people in my country try to lose weight by not eating rice, and their hair suffers. That's the only thing that I am worried about.

Anyway, I'm so happy that you grew your hair back!! You are absolute proof that this diet works!

Jun 04, 2014
Thanks everyone
by: Anonymous

Hey friends,

Thanks Sheree, without you I still would be losing my hair and not be in the process of regrowing it. I really can't express my gratitude enough. You're like a saint in disguise.

I appreciate your good wishes too Rachel and i'll try to answer your questions as best as I can.

I have to write this in two different comments cause its too long.

Carbs, to me, isn't the primary focus of this diet. What you should focus on is eating good sources of Protein and Dark Green Vegetables because your hair is made up of Protein and benefits far more from the nutrition you get from eating vegetables than carbs.

If you're worried about Carbs, you can always eat lots and lots of Chick Peas cause they have lots and lots of carbs. The only problem with this is you might get sick of Chick peas if you don't have a taste for it. For me, I can eat the same foods over and over and never get sick of them.

Or you can mix it up with different kinds of beans cause beans have lots of carbs depending on which ones your eating. Check the labels. I always do.

To be frank, I hardly ever eat fruits. When I do eat fruits, they are usually mangos and guavas cause they're my favourites but not often. I usually eat them after my meal if i'm not full cause i think they are absorbed better that way.

When I eat out, I assert and order really basic things that I know haven't been tampered with. I always ask for a very plain plate with the chicken or fish and green vegetables and if they refuse me I just go to another place that I know. I usually eat at the same places though cause there's not too many places I personally trust.




Jun 04, 2014
Cont.
by: Anonymous

I eat those Tablespoons (not teaspoons) of peanut for a couple of reasons. First, its a good source of protein which I mentioned earlier is a requirement for your hair (3 tablespoons is 9 grams of protein so 3 times that is 27 grams of protein daily). Its also got niacin which is part of the vitamin b complex and is also good for your hair. I'm a student that can't afford to buy expensive chicken or fish all the time with greater content of protein. And its a quick source of protein; it doesn't take time to cook. And I enjoy the taste, so why not?

Losing hair is really quite complicated as everyone's experience is different and cannot speak for the asian people who are losing their hair from not eating rice however rice is a grain and i strongly believe it will not contribute in any way to growing back your hair, unless its brown rice. Yet I see rice and all grains really as an obstacle for your hair to grow back, to be honest, and the reason why I have avoided it for almost a year now. I use to eat rice everyday too.

I personally think these asian people trying to lose weight are not getting the proper nutrition and starving themselves which is causing their hair to fall out, and not because they aren't eating rice.

If you're still unsure about rice, you can try removing rice for a month and see if it has any affect on your hair. If your hair doesn't fall out, you'll have broken that myth? Otherwise I wish you the best of luck.

Brian

Jun 09, 2014
your menu
by: Rachel

Hey Brain,

Thanks for your response! It is in great details and answered all my questions. What I like about your menu is that you really eat a lot of veges every day in every meal. I will take your menu as an example and add something I like in it.

All the best to your hair regrowth process! It's very successful already :)


Jun 09, 2014
To Rachel
by: Brian

Thanks Rachel,

Good luck and I hope your hair grows back and flourishes.

Brian

Aug 24, 2014
Congrats
by: Tina

Brian,

Congrats on your hair growth. It looks fab. How long did it take for the full growth and when did you start seeing the difference?

Sep 25, 2014
Response to Tina
by: Brian

Hey Tina,

I haven't experience full hair growth yet. It is going to take another 6-12 months for me to gain all my hair back. Theres still a lot more I can grow back.

I think around 8 to 10 months I noticed a big difference. But i noticed that i'd experience new regrowth every 4 weeks or so. It is going to be different with every person depending on their portions of vegetables and protein, I believe.

Brian

Apr 28, 2015
progress
by: scott

Hello Brian, how is the progress now?

May 24, 2015
hair grows back
by: Anonymous

Hey Brian

I want to know what u eat for growing back your healthy hairs

I lose my hairs continuously
Pls give me some tips.

Sep 18, 2015
Congrats, looks great
by: Anonymous

Hello Brian,
Congrats, your hair looks great!
I was curious if you ever have cheat days/meals and if so how many per month?
Do you take any vitamins?
How is your progress is coming along after 2 years?
I bet its very thick
And if you could say a few foods you really recommend for young males?
Thanks alot!

Jan 09, 2017
Phytosterols
by: Anonymous

Rice today is not that healthy it is missing the bran ( outer shell and natural oils) which is necessary for good hair. Rice bran as well as corn are very high in physterol which inhibits DHT conversion and enable hair growth. Avoid process meat and bad cooking oils that are rancid

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Before and After Hair Regrowth Pictures: Progress After 3 1/2 Months!

by Brian
(Canada)

Before Picture :Taken July 28, 2013

Before Picture :Taken July 28, 2013

Before Picture :Taken July 28, 2013
3-1/2 Months on Hair Loss Diet:  Picture Taken November 14, 2013

Good news, I just wanted to update everyone with my results so far after being 100% on this hair restoration diet. Progress is slow, but the quality of my hair has significantly improved.

I know, I still have a long way to go but i feel i need to make a record of them.

I started officially July 28th and have pics of the before and after (today), so far.


I've recently incorporated some new swanson supplements into my diet: fo ti, hair, skin and nails, and stinging nettle in addition to my niacin and biotin supplements. I hope these do me well.

I generally eat the same thing everyday:

Breakfast: eggs, bacon, soy milk, carrots, green tea
lunch: roast chicken, salad, water
snack: almonds, some fruit
dinner: fish, bowl of spinach, green tea

I'm pretty happy so far but i just want to be able to wear my hair out without needing to wear a hat.

I'll admit I don't have the confidence yet to wear my hair out but I can see imagine wearing my hair as it is during the summer time!

Its a silly dream of mine but a dream nonetheless.

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Nov 15, 2013
You've Graduated the Hair Loss Diet Academy!
by: Sheree

Brian,

Congratulations. You've graduated the hair loss diet academy.

Thank you so much for these before and after pictures. They mean the world to me.

In your pictures, you can very clearly see that the middle portion is much thicker. Within two to three more months, you will have full hair regrowth. How does that make you feel? It's miraculous, isn't it?

You deserve success, because I know the amount of work it takes to do this.

Thank you for this post, Brian. I'll be thinking about you over the coming months and years. I would love to see pictures of your hair regrowth when you're completely done. And I know the men seeing this will be thrilled beyond belief for you!

Love,

Sheree

Nov 21, 2013
Oh Sheree, my Sheree
by: Brian

Hey Sheree,

Thanks so much for your support and your website.

If all my hair is back to normal in a few months, i'll jump for joy.

The pictures are the least I could do, I truly owe you my life. All jokes aside.

It's incredibly difficult for a student like me because I have avoided countless times of going out and having a good time for fear of binging on alcohol and those delectable fast foods that go so well together.

I'll definitely be posting pictures when my hair has completely or fully grown back. Its just a countdown now.

I have a quick question though: Some of my hairs around my crown tend to stick up and out in an uncontrollable way. I thought the source of the problem was shampooing too often. I try to shampoo only once a week but some of the hairs still tends to do that? Do you know how to fix this? Do i need to incorporate a fish oil supplement or something?

With love always,

Brian

Nov 22, 2013
Hair Sticking Up
by: Sheree

Brian,

I do this for love. I know that sounds so corny, but it's true. And thank you so much for your beautiful comments.

Do you realize that you are quietly doing what experts have said is medically impossible?

You, along with the other young men on this website, have defied medical convention, and you are trailblazers. It's going to take our youth to defy conventional wisdom and set a new path.

For the hair sticking up -- I believe that the new hairs are the culprit here. Have you tried gels? I believe American Crew makes a wonderful gel, and you could slick it down that way.

Also, oils would tend to weigh the hair down as well. I believe that as your hair becomes even thicker and heavier, this will diminish and your hair will lay flat.

Good luck to you Brian. I'll be waiting for your future updates.

Love,

Sheree

Dec 28, 2013
The progress
by: Stacy

Hi Brian,

Congratulations on your hair journey. i have questions for you.
How many hairs do you usually shed per day? and after the diet how does this improve to your natural cycle (i mean does the shedding decrease or the same but with improvement of hair growth?)

Thanks!

Jan 11, 2014
Thanks Stacy
by: Brian

Hey Stacy,

Thanks for your support.

In regards to your question, the shedding of hair depends on how long I haven't eaten from my last meal or snack. I've noticed that If I constantly eat good sources of protein every 3-4 hours the shedding is very minimal. Some days I shed 0 hairs some 5 or more.

However, if I haven't eaten in 8+ hours of a protein source, I've noticed that I start seeing more frequent shedding. Sometimes I can literally pull hairs out of my hair (by accident of course).

Although I experience shedding day to day, I still am getting tremendous results of hair regrowth. It's frustrating when you wake up and notice a few lost hairs on your pillow but when I wash my hair and notice the sprouting of new hairs all over I never get discouraged.

I really don't remember how much hairs I use to shed before I started the diet. For a while in my life, I truly didn't care about the way I looked and I never took any interest in my hair so I never really made a record of shedding. I probably had shed a lot of hairs, i'm guessing.

I believe sardines are the anti-shedding cure. The days when I eat sardines, I've noticed that I hardly shed, if not lose any hairs. I eat these in moderation though cause of the mercury content. I recommend you do it too.

All the best,
B

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Brian's 10 Month Update With Detailed Pictures

by Brian
(Canada)

June 2, 2014 (front view)

June 2, 2014 (front view)

June 2, 2014 (front view)
June 2, 2014
June 2, 2014
June 2, 2014 (Top View)

Hey everyone,

I want to submit my 10 month update of my hair progress on this diet. The pictures will show that my hair isn't back to its normal state but there has been significant improvement since my last submission. On a separate comment I'll include more detailed pictures of the beginning of my journey, however this comment will only show the newer ones.

Looking and comparing the pictures gives me a really good feeling that I've come this far without any real slip ups. I'm planning on continuing until I've reached my goal. It really doesn't seem so hard any more.

Yet when i started, I didn't know if I could do this. Especially, saying no to the processed foods that i had grown to love. However, overtime its become very easy to execute this everyday struggle or battle-- that is refusing bad foods and people's kind offerings. I also think saying no has indirectly empowered me and given me more self-control over my life. Another plus to doing this diet.

The foods that I eat daily has been slightly changed. I'm a student so I've had to make alterations to budgeting with how I eat cause I really can't afford fancy fish or jumbo chickens all the time. I also like to spend as little time as possible cooking and eating because I prefer to maximize my time on other things. Here is what I eat for those of you who are curious:

Breakfast-- 3 boiled eggs, unsweetened soy milk, big bowl of mixed greens or spinach or kale, 3 tablespoons of peanut butter, and green tea

Lunch (usually varies)-- If I'm out, I'll eat a chicken/fish plate with lots of green vegetables and tomatoes. If I'm at home I'll at home, I'll eat sardines, big bowl of mixed vegetables, 3 tablespoons of peanut butter, and green tea

Dinner-- Bowl of beans, usually chick peas or lentils, big bowl of mixed vegetables, 3 tablespoons of peanut butter, and green tea

On the weekend I bake lots of chicken and eat it with large bunches of raw kale.

I still take vitamins. 2 capsule's of Swanson's hair, skin and nails daily and a 10,000 mg pill of biotin by Natrol. Some days I take a vitamin D soft gel of 5000 IU's but that's on and off.

I've gotten more aggressive with this diet these past couple of months and it makes me laugh that I'm determined to do what has traditionally said to be impossible. Most my money goes into buying vegetables and eating them and I imagine each bite is a slight prod and poke to that idea. Tease me at your will about this, I don't mind.

My hair has been growing back far more quickly, I've noticed recently, and I'm estimating that I will be able to wear my hair out without feeling ashamed within the next 3-4 months. Full regrowth is impossible to really measure but I'm guessing around 8 months for me.

If eight months comes around and I still haven't gotten it all back, I don't think I'll mind. By then, most my bald areas will be covered up by new hair I believe.

Brian

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Jun 05, 2014
Wow
by: Anonymous

Wow Brian,
Really great progress and congratulations. Your hair looks pretty much back to normal in some ways :) Almost there!
What is your opinion on things like candy and wine by the way?
P.s I've been taking zinc supplements - most guys are deficient in that so they may so help.
Kind regards,
M

Jun 06, 2014
Response to Candy and Wine
by: Brian

Hi M,

I'm trying to grow my hair back as fast as possible and only will eat things that will help me do so. In no way does candy or wine help me with hair growth so I don't indulge in either. I don't even use my cheat meals or haven't in like 7 months.

I strongly recommend eating vegetables as much as you can. If you can afford to eat 4-5 meals with some good source of Protein + Vegetables, you'll see tremendous results in no time. I would do this if I could.

Brian

Jun 06, 2014
re
by: Anonymous

Hey,

Thanks for your advice.

What about carbs? I've been having gluten free pasta and bread with bacon, tuna, chicken etc..just to fill me up.

Should I completely replace the carbs with green salad stuff?

Thanks!

M

Jun 06, 2014
Response, again
by: Brian

Hey M,

Well, first, you have to figure out your goal. What are you trying to do? Are you trying to grow back your hair or are you trying to maintain your weight?

If you're trying to grow back your hair, then what contributes to this process? The only real things that help are Protein + Vegetables eaten together and Vitamin supplements. Otherwise, everything else you eat is purely for personal satisfaction.

I'm not against eating for personal satisfaction but it doesn't quite help me with my goal to grow back my hair.

If you really want to accelerate this process of hair regrowth, every time you feel hungry eat some protein and vegetables. And repeat this every time your stomach growls.

Brian

Jun 09, 2014
Re
by: Anonymous

Hmm good point.
My main goal is to regrow hair. I also know that lower carbs and higher protein is useful for strength training which I'm doing now.

About sardines, you said you eat them in moderation because of the mercury, how many times a week do you eat them?

Thanks,
M

Jun 09, 2014
To M
by: Brian

Hey M,

About 4 times a week but I doubt its going to be affect you in a negative way immediately if you eat it more than that. I eat it like every other day. All fish should be eaten around 4 times a week.

I eat sardines cause its cheap and a good source of protein. 89 cents for a tin can of 17 grams of protein. Thats an amazing price for a student.

If you're starting, I think you should focus more on getting in the rhythm of just eating healthier choices and avoiding junk foods. Thats really the hardest part about this diet. Resisting those tempting bad foods.

Good luck,
Brian

Jun 22, 2014
re
by: M

Hey Brian,

Okay thanks for all the help :)

Ive been on the diet for a few weeks now and I've noticed my hair was barely shedding a few days ago. I also had some small hairs coming in around my hairline.

I went off the diet for 2 days when I was visiting someone and this week for a dinner. I've noticed this morning I shed quite a lot!

Do you notice you shed a lot if you go off for a couple days?

I think you are right - I mainly need to build a routine I can stick with.

Thanks!

M

Jun 22, 2014
Shedding response
by: Brian

Hi M,

I've never not been off the diet ever since I started so I really can't tell you how the shedding works.

I hardly had any hairs on my head when i first started so I didn't really have any to shed. I did however, lose hairs more frequently when I first started probably because the hairs on my head at the time were poorly nourished and lacked nutrition maybe?

Yet, now that my hair is in the regrowth stage I truly never lose hairs. Maybe a hair here and there but hardly ever. I'm really quite happy about my hard-work.

I don't know, but i've been extra careful with this diet and stayed true the entire way.

All the best,
Brian

Jul 03, 2014
Re
by: M

Hey,

Thanks for the info.

I've been doing the diet for about 3 weeks now, seen a big improvement, very little shedding now and new hairs growing, very thin and fine though. How long was it until you saw a lot of regrowth?

Thanks,

M

Jul 05, 2014
Regrowth response
by: Brian

Hey M,

It depends what you mean by a lot of regrowth. For everyone its different depending on how long you've been losing your hair. I would say you are going to see a noticeable difference from 8-10 months, if you stick with the diet. Including your face-- you're going to look a lot more youthful.

I'm getting new regrowth every week now cause i've been eating a consistent 3 large portions of vegetables with protein daily for a while now. And i've been emphasizing more kale. I'll be posting annual pictures of being on this diet soon.

You're going to do fine.

All the best,
Brian

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Brian's 1 year update /w pics

by Brian
(Canada)





Hey everyone,

I took these photos a couple days back and have delayed in posting them because I've been busy with school. Summer classes have been taking up all my time. I apologize for not posting these earlier.

So here are the results of being on this diet for 1 year. Things have progressed and continued to get better. Still getting new regrowth all over, coming in a gradual way. The quality is so nice. This whole process is still very exciting to me.

I haven't made any changes at all to my diet. I'm still eating the same foods i posted in my 10-month update, except i'm eating more kale now because I really enjoy it. I've grown used to its flavour.

My hair is probably 40-50% all grown back, truthfully. The photos are somewhat deceptive because it looks like its almost fully grown back but its not. There is, in fact, enough hair covering the top but there are still areas that I do no have hair. Its going to take me another 6-10 months or more for it to grow back. I'm not worried at all though cause i've got lots of time. I'll also post photos when that time comes around.

I haven't worn my hair out yet but I will soon. I think i'm going to wait for it to thicken a bit on the top before I wear it out. I'll be most confident then.

P.s.
I've also fixed my hair sticking up or frizzing problem on my scalp area, I had a while back: I've change my shampoo that I was using to a lower PH level one and its reduce it significantly. I was using an added moisture one and that was causing the problem to my scalp problem. I've bought this silicone-free Tresemme shampoo and conditioner for like 5$ and its been working amazing. Anyway, I highly recommend it for people that have this problem or buying a similar brand with a low ph-level and it being silicone free.




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Aug 07, 2014
Congratulations Brian!
by: Sheree

Brian,

Your regrowth results are phenomenal. If you didn't tell me different, it would appear that your hair is 100 percent restored. Just think, if it looks this good now, it's going to be off the charts in about another year.

I get so many questions and comments about your hair growth through the contact form. You are making a very powerful impact with your before and after pictures.

Please stay in touch, Brian. I am on cloud nine looking at your pictures.

Love,

Sheree

Aug 08, 2014
Thanks Sheree
by: Brian

Hey Sheree,

I appreciate your comment. Yea, I'm really happy with my results so far and I agree that my hair is going to look so much better next year. I'm really looking forward to it.

I'm glad my contribution is having a positive affect on other people. To know that people are looking at my photos as inspiration to even attempt this process gives me a good feeling. However, the process is not easy at all. I'm sure those who try this, in the first few months, recognize this right away.

I'm not sure when my next update will be but i'll certainly post one when the time comes around-- when I feel an update is required.

All the best,
Brian

Sep 09, 2014
question
by: C

Hey Brian. Just wondering what you put on your fish and chicken? Do you use any sauces or seasonings? Thanks!

Sep 21, 2014
awesome
by: sourish

Hi Brain, first my hearty congrats for growing back your hair. I do have a question. I am from Asia (india) and a student. My main food course is rice. I cannot afford money to get chicken and fish often.can I take lots of vegetables and fruits instead of chicken and fish??I started to take this diet and it's been 3 weeks. I could see some tiny hairs growing on my receded hairline.

Sep 25, 2014
Response to C & Sourish
by: Brian

Hey folks,

To C, I usually put cayenne or peppery seasonings to spice up my chicken or fish. Nothing special really. I try to eat everything as bland as possible, for the most part because its really the healthiest way to eat. Also I don't like spending too much time cooking so I don't bother going great lengths making my food look special. I eat primarily for function and hair regrowth now.

To Sourish, avoid rice. Unless its brown rice. But even brown rice alone won't be sufficient for hair regrowth. You need both protein + lots of vegetables. If you can't afford fish or chicken the next best thing would be to buy tin cans of beans. Although i've never been to the grocers in india, I'm sure you can buy lentils, chick peas, black eyed beans, etc.. for quite cheap. Go to the grocers and look around to see what they have. Try to find cheap alternatives for your protein because protein is absolutely vital for this diet and for your body. Make sure you eat more vegetables than fruits. Probably a 3:1 ratio of vegetables to fruits.

Brian

Sep 29, 2014
thanks brain
by: sourish

Hi Brain, as per your words I have completely avoided rice intake. I follow the below menu.let me know if I should add something else or I should avoid any of the below mentioned. Breakfast:lentils,carrot,protein supplement,green tea. Lunch:chick peas,vegetable salad,1 egg, supplements. Dinner: apple,spinach ,milk,protein supplement,green tea

Oct 05, 2014
Response
by: Brian

Hey Sourish,

Your menu looks pretty good, but I recommend substituting the protein powder for something more natural. Perhaps some eggs or canned fish would be great. Otherwise everything is fine.

Brian

Oct 07, 2014
My hair
by: Wama

I am so inspired by your story. I am long believer of the magic of food to the hair. I am 32 years female with significant front line hair thinning with diagnosis of female baldness. I do not believe them. I want to grow back my hair like what you did. What the best advice you can give me?

Thanks for your help and support.
Wama

Oct 13, 2014
Response to Wama
by: Brian

Hey Wama,

My best advice would be to develop mental and emotional strength. Reassure yourself that you're eating this way because you're not only going to regrow your hair but also that you're going to feel and overall look much healthier. Tell yourself that this is obstacle of hair loss may be tough but you are going to overcome it. Remind yourself that this will be better for you in the long term. Think positively all the way through and don't let hard times get you down. Use your rationale to conquer bad feelings.

There's going to be a lot of difficulty ahead of you. Waking up unsatisfied with your status quo. Taking notice of how others eat and feeling almost envious that you can't partake in the same foods anymore. People angry with you for not accepting their offers of certain foods. Initial withdrawals from not being able to eat the foods you've given up. Uncertain of whether or not this diet is actually working for you or not. Desires of wanting to give up the diet and give up on other things. Depression and sadness.

But there's also going to be great times ahead of you too. Within a year or so your hair and face will look much better. You'll feel a lot more youthful. People will think you're younger. If you've had any long term pain, it will have gone away. People overall will respond better to you. You'll be in a good mood and your energy will be amazing all the time. You'll feel like you've been born over again and have a second chance at life.

Brian

Oct 13, 2014
Thannnk you
by: Wama

Thank you very much for your response.
I am in the diet for about 5 weeks and honestly I started seeing results and improvements. I will continue with this amazing diet and one day I will post my story and inspire others like what you did.
Thanks again your help, appreciated.


Nov 11, 2014
Potatoes :(
by: M

Hey Brian,

I've been doing the diet for a few months now but I realized I've been having potatoes every day too which I thought was okay until I read about it on the website :(...

I also had some hiccups with eating gluten by accident and milk a few times, I'm intolerant of both these things.

I found some gf bread but I'm not sure it's low GI.

My meal plan is something like this:
Breakfast: 2eggs w/ toast
Lunch: Pasta/Brown rice/Cabbage/Tuna
Snack: Nuts
Dinner: Chicken/Salmon/Beef w/ Rice/Pasta and Broccoli

What do you think?

Thanks,

M

Nov 17, 2014
Response to M
by: Brian

Hey M,

Yea, it takes a while to really understand why and how this diet works. And you're probably going to run into many pitfalls at the beginning of the diet.

As for your menu, you need to incorporate more vegetables into it, primarily dark leafy green vegetables. Dark leafy green vegetables are the fuel that stimulate hair growth. They are very important. I can't emphasize this anymore. You need to eat them more.

Also you should cut down on eating beef. Beef is one of the main reasons why you were losing your hair in the first place. It should be eaten rarely. I would cut out the toast as well. It slows down the hair regrowth process.

Otherwise everything is okay. If your hair is regrowing then thats a sign that you're on the right track. If not, then you should make changes to your diet.

Nov 19, 2014
inspiring
by: Jordan

Hi, your hair re-growth success inspires so many people. I have a question. I suffer from typical MPB, both corners of my head have receded hairline. Doctors say it's impossible to regrow hair there. So will this diet work for me?

Nov 20, 2014
Response to Jordan
by: Brian

I'm pretty confident it'll work for more than 90% of people that gives it a go but the best way to know for sure is to try it out for yourself. If it does, then, you'll have your hair back and so much more.

Nov 22, 2014
hey thanks mate
by: Jordan

I will give it a go. It's been 2 days on the diet. Here is my menu breakfast:2 eggs, carrot, pomegranate. Lunch:can of beans,lentils,chick peas, spinach, green tea snack: 2 eggs,banana and peanuts. Dinner: beans,carrots,chick peas green tea. I take chicken and fish thrice a week and some white rice rarely.I have a big tummy so it's difficult for me to keep away from foods lol.I am trying to eat spinach as much as I can. Waiting for your comments on my diet plan.

Nov 23, 2014
Response to Jordan
by: Brian

Your menu looks good Jordan. Everything is perfect. Just try to be as consistent as possible with eating the right foods and avoiding the wrong foods. Thats the hardest part. But i'm optimistic you'll be able to do it. Good luck!

Dec 22, 2014
Is my diet ok? And how long does it normally take to see growth?
by: Aden

Hi, I'm a 19 year old from Sweden and tried the diet for one month before i opted out due moving and such. My former diet used to be Breakfast: eggs,mung beans Lunch: mixed vegetable salad and sardines dinner kale spinach and salmon bedtime snack almond nuts.

This diet proved to be problematic and i lost weight and face got skinnier, even though i was already skinny. I kept getting stomachaches, and my health didn't really seem to improve but get worse. And already existing acne got much worse. My hairline has gone back much and edges also. It looks like I got a gigantic forehead.

One year back my curly hair used to be looser, silkier and fine, and now it's dry, fried, frizzy, tight. It doesn't look good. And my young baby face that i had couple of months ago is gone. Now my face is dry and wrinkly and i look like an old man. Very depressing.

Here is my new diet Breakfast eggs, chicken, mung be beans, big mass protein shake . Lunch: salad mix, sardines Dinner: brown rice spinach,kale, salmon. Pre bedtime: chick peas, nuts, chicken. I am also trying to build muscle mass but how can i do so with the hair loss diet?

I think because i didn't eat consistently and ate only grains and junk food. Combine that with the fact i was forced to go on a fast for religious reasons. All of this is probably why my health went down dramatically.

Can i really regain my former health within nine months, since after nine months i probably be forced to go on a stupid fast?

Dec 22, 2014
Respons to Aden
by: Brian

Hi Aden,

This diet requires consistency and balance. If you're eating the healthier foods and still eating junk/processed foods your hair will not grow back. Especially for the first couple of months you need to be eating only the healthier foods. This first period/stage requires the most attention, change and carefulness because it will be critical in the long term. You have to be honest with yourself on this diet. You cannot get mad because your hair is not growing back and you're still eating junk foods. This is very important.

Also, your meals are not entirely balanced. For example, for breakfast you're having too much protein and need to incorporate some salad into your diet. I think you may be eating too much fish as well. Twice a day is sort of excessive. I personally would also remove the protein shake.

And I'm sorry to say this but fasting is counter-productive to this diet. The regrowth of your hair is based on what foods you put inside your body. If you aren't putting in any foods into your body, your hair will not grow back.

You shouldn't be hungry on this diet. You should be constantly feeding yourself with healthier foods. If your having issues with your weight, eat more healthier foods.

I'm not sure if you're going to regrow all your hair in 9 months. It depends on how long you've been losing your hair. I haven't completely regrown all my hair but i've had dramatic improvement of being on this diet for 17 months now. This diet also takes time and patience.

Jan 22, 2015
Still growing?
by: Anonymous

Hi Brian! Congrats on the hair loss reversal. I just wanted to know, if you've really been able to actually increase the amount of hair on the bald spots?

Because right now in all the pictures, it just looks like your hair is extremely healthier and longer. It just looks like it's covering the bald spots rather than actual getting new hair on the bald spots.

Id like to know, if you were able to regrow your hair from the spots where there was no hair?


Jan 22, 2015
Response to Anonymous
by: Brian

Hey,

Yea there are areas that i have increased hairs in which didn't have hairs earlier. After the first year, i feel the hair regrows back much quicker especially areas that don't have much hair. And the areas that have hair already they grow back thicker.

The areas that don't have hairs, it usually grows in thin then thicker. Usually you'll see 1 or a few hairs around the spot then it'll fall out and more will take its place. And this happens over and over until you see a lot of hair.

I haven't fully grown back all my hair back but there's been great improvement in the course of doing this diet. Its taking me longer than i expected but i'm optimistic it will all grow back.

With areas that have no hairs it takes quite long to grow them back but if you're patient enough and are committed they will grow back. It's just frustrating when it looks like it doesn't seem to be growing at all but you can't do anything about it but continue the diet.


Jan 22, 2015
Hi Brian,
by: Johnny

Can i ask some questions? did you take white rice? or just vegetables? to be honest i have Androgenic Alopecia a male pattern baldness. do you have genes like this one? please respond so i can start this diet right now. :)

Jan 24, 2015
Response to Johnny
by: Brian

Hey Johnny,

No i didn't eat white rice.

I'm basically eating vegetables together with protein. Thats how this diet works. Thats the secret to this diet. (No beef though)

I'm not sure if I have Adrogenic Alopecia because I never went to the doctors to get diagnosed.

Best,



Mar 13, 2015
food
by: Anonymous

Hey Brian, I have a question about your everyday diet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. How do you not eat foods like beef and lamb? Aren't they a good source of protein? Did you eat every single type of vegetable or seed to grow out your hair to make it thick like that? Just wondering

Mar 14, 2015
Response to anonymous
by: Brian

Hi,

Beef is part of the problem for hair loss. This is why I didn't eat it. And i'm not particularly fond of lamb.

I mainly eat kale, but there are a lot of other dark leafy green vegetables you can eat to help grow your hair thick. Like bok choy, spinach, arugula, etc..

Mar 17, 2015
washing hair
by: Anonymous

Hi Brian,

thanks for taking the time in responding to all the questions, it's super helpful and hope inspiring!
My question is concerning washing your hair. You mentioned you only wash your hair once a week if I remember correctly. Is it problematic if I'd wash daily or every second day?

greetings!
Erik

Mar 17, 2015
Response to Erik
by: Brian

Hey Erik,

Yea, I only wash my hair once a week. Washing it once a day is problematic because you'll be losing more hairs than you'll be growing. And you need the Sebum (natural oil from your head) to run its course before you wash your hair. Furthermore, your hair is going to look dried out if you wash it every day. I suppose every other day would work better but washing your hair less is better for hair growth in my opinion.

Best of luck,

May 19, 2015
Brian
by: mailek

here's my diet menu 3 glasses of water in the morning like 3 or 4 eggs with garlic and onions and sometimes I have that with turkey bacon ...what lunch I'll have 3 glasses of water enough fun to have something a protein a lot of peanut butter though by the time I'll make a juice of vegetable juice with kale n onions in and I have a super food from Garden of Lifewith 43 vital nutrients from whole food to make a raw protein what do you think about that I just gotta be more consistent with man I'll be slippin sometimes pizza mozzarella sticks Chinese food but what do you think of the food I just said is that enough food

May 19, 2015
Response to Mailek
by: Brian

Hey Mailek,

You need to balance your meals more by adding leafy green vegetables when you're eating protein. Like, for morning you are eating eggs, garlic, onions, turkey bacon, which is good but you should also eat some spinach or kale or some dark leafy vegetable into your meal.

Yea, I agree being consistent is hard but if you want results it is a requirement to be consistent. Its a tough road but if you are willing to go the distance, the end is a glorious thick set of hair.

I also recommend while on this diet that you try out the onion juice method. There are youtube tutorials about this, just look them up. I've incorporated this into my routine.

Best,

May 19, 2015
Onion Pepper Mask
by: Anonymous

Hello Brian,

I'm very much inspired by your story. Thank you for such detail information you provided! I have read all your posts and think I have a pretty good understanding about the diet.
I have a few questions regarding the onion pepper mask. I followed the YouTube video and mixed half of a red onion, 2 cloves of garlic, half a pepper, 1 oz of ACV and water together in a blender. I left the mixture on my head for 30 minutes but I couldn't stand it any longer because my scalp felt like it was on fire. I got scared because and wash it off with shampoo for at least 3 times since it was burning my scalp. I lost a lot of hair in the process of washing. Is this normal? I want to try it again because I heard really good things about this onion method. Can I just use the juice instead of using the paste? It's quite messy. Do you make the paste fresh everyday or do you save the leftover for next day? How long does it take for you to see results? I'm on the diet and consider trying the onion again hopefully can speed up the growing process. Appreciate if you could share your daily routine of this onion mask. Thanks!

May 19, 2015
Response to Anonymous
by: Brian


Hey,

I was going to talk about this more in my next post when i post my next update but i'll talk about it now.

I generally use it twice a day or once a day minimum-- it depends on my schedule. Once in the morning, and once at night. I leave it on for about 1 hour and wash it out. I've been doing this for about 2 months or so now but I was seeing results within 2 weeks of doing it. The hairs that were growing were fine but have thickened a great deal and are still continuing to grow. I was really surprised by this method because i tried a lot of others things before. Its been the most effective for me and I'm still doing it.

I think using the juice alone is sufficient or a lot better than using the pulp (I like the pulp since i use it to spread the juice around my scalp). I heard if you grate the ingredients you'll get a lot better results. I'm too lazy to do this but if you have the time, you can test it out, and tell me how it goes.

If the mixture is too hot for your scalp, I recommend going with a pepper with less heat. Perhaps try cayenne or maybe even something lighter like a jalapeƱo. Or if you can't handle even those go for something with even less heat.

Or replace the pepper entirely with ginger since ginger has no fire quality to it. I use ginger in my mixture as well because it has the same properties as garlic and onions. The pepper may not even be required to see results as i've heard other people use hair mixtures that don't even have peppers.

Personally, I use the hottest peppers i can find because my scalp can handle the heat. I think its cause i'm west indian and I grew up eating hot peppers all the time. I always steal the hottest peppers my mom has in my fridge and use them for my mixture.

I usually make a batch to last for 4-5 days and leave it in the fridge. The reason of adding ACV to the hair mixture is it helps with the storing of it in the fridge. So it doesn't go bad after a day. Thats why people add vinegar to certain things in general so they can keep it in the fridge much longer than usual.

I've never lost too many hairs doing this hair mask but generally when you incorporate something new in your hair routine, you tend to lose hairs initially then your hair becomes resilient to it and adapts to the new thing you've added to your hair afterwards. I believe i did lose a couple hairs at the beginning when doing this hair mask method then my hair got use to it. The same thing happened when i first started using coconut and emu oil as well in my hair. Don't be afraid if you lose a couple hairs in the process, because if you're on the diet, you're likely to grow them back healthier and stronger. It just takes time so be patient.

Regards,

May 19, 2015
Onion Pepper Mask
by: Anonymous

Hi Brian,

Thank you so much for your prompt response and useful information. Your experience with the mask gave me more confident to continue. I was freaking out since it was buring hot and I lost more hair afterwards. I will start incorporating the onion mask in my daily routine. I don't think I have the time to grate all the ingredients together either. But will definitely add ginger and use a mild pepper instead. Thanks again and I will let you know if the mask is working! Looking forward to your updates. Take care!!

Best Regards,

May 19, 2015
Onion Pepper Mask
by: Anonymous

Hi Brian,

Thank you so much for your prompt response and useful information. Your experience with the mask gave me more confident to continue. I was freaking out since it was buring hot and I lost more hair afterwards. I will start incorporating the onion mask in my daily routine. I don't think I have the time to grate all the ingredients together either. But will definitely add ginger and use a mild pepper instead. Thanks again and I will let you know if the mask is working! Looking forward to your updates. Take care!!

Best Regards,

Jun 25, 2015
Onion Mask
by: Lara

Hi Brian,

I've been doing the onion mask for about a week now.
My hairfall has dramatically reduced in just 4-5 days!My hair feels softer and more healthy. I'm not sure how all this can happen in such a short period, but it has.
I can't wait for the 2 week mark to check for new regrowth!



Jul 05, 2015
Brian
by: mailek

My only problem is I have crown baldness I have a strong hair line how long you think that will take to grow back I've been doing this diet for about a month and a half now

Jul 07, 2015
Response to mailek
by: Brian

Hey,

It depends on how long you've been losing your hair and depends on how much hair you've lost around your crown. I can't give you an exact date but stay true to the diet and optimistic about growing your hair back and before you know it, it'll all be full again.

I highly recommend adding the onion juice method to our hair routine as it can help grow back your hair 10x faster together with this hair regrowth diet. There are many tutorials on youtube about it and I've talked about it here in the comments. You ought to take a look at them.

Best,

Jul 09, 2015
Brian
by: Anonymous

It's about the size of a med biscuit. My hair loss, I noticed it probably about a year ago. I was using the onion juice and garlic. I got lazy on my head, but I drink it more than I put it on my head. I know how to do it though. And I tried putting pictures up on here to put my own story but the picture won't upload and my story won't upload.

But my first month on the diet, I've been pretty strong, a few cheat days, not that much. But I'm strong, nonetheless, cheating as in eating a few chips or a few spoons of rice or a piece of fried chicken. Not like a whole meal

Aug 12, 2015
Brian
by: mailek

In two and a half months strong, but it doesn't look like I'm getting results at all. I'm even doing that onion juice for about a month. I'm still doing it. I need serious help, my crown is falling apart.

Sep 18, 2015
YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION
by: Anonymous

THANK YOU BRO!
Just seeing and reading your story for first time.
Congrats ,must be very exciting!
I'm 1 month into diet, and have been eating alot of chicken, pinto beans, nuts, fruit, some veggies and fish.
No artificial sugars or processed foods.
Now reading your comments, I see I need to cut back on the fruit a bit and focus on my veggie and protien intake most.

Well thanks alot and congrats!
your an inspiration!

excited to see next set of pictures

Feb 16, 2016
update
by: Anonymous

Hey Brian, Great results from when you first started! Good Job! How is your hair looking now? Any more progress? And have you make anymore lifestyle and dietary changes? I'm looking to start your exact diet because of my thinning crown.

Mar 06, 2016
hair regrow
by: Anonymous

How is your hair regrow project going? What do you think about hair loss beacause of tonsil, should I remove it?

Apr 13, 2016
Roasted Nuts
by: Anonymous

I see many say that they include nuts in their diet..

Should the nuts be eaten Raw or Is it best to eat roasted nuts ?

Nov 04, 2016
Learn the Science of Hair Regrowth!
by: Sheree


Feb 13, 2017
olive oil
by: Anonymous

Olive oil in foods is good for hair loss diet?

Mar 11, 2017
Thank You
by: Karlo

Hello Brian,

Thank you for your dedication and courage. I recently started the diet and have read your posts. Do you have any updates for 2017?

Thank you,

Karlo

Mar 15, 2017
Fish/Tofu/Hemp Protein ?
by: Maria

Hey Brian,

Thank you so much inspiring us all. I had a quick questions regarding my diet. How often should I eat fish? I try to eat Salmon fish every other day for lunch. And in between I would replace it with a non -meat protein like Tofu. Is it ok to eat tofu as a protein source ? Also, i add 100% natural hemp protein or whey protein to my morning smoothie sometimes. Do you think its ok ? Look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks again

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