Not Sure if the Diet is Working?

by Mark

Hi,


I went on this diet in the beginning of May. I got the ebook and video and tried to learn as much as possible. I must admit that I did not incorporate all suggested foods because I am a bit of a picky eater.

I don't really eat fish so no salmon and I don't eat avocados. I found that nuts were a bit dry for my digestion too. Also I eat white potatoes a lot and I know you say to stay away from them. I also eat a fair bit of red meat because my diet is limited. So I didn't follow the diet exactly but I did cut out all gluten and sugar and processed foods.

It's hard to know what's going on with my hair. I can't tell if it's getting better, staying the same, or getting worse.

In different lighting it can look very different. When I am in very top lit bathroom and look closely in a mirror, I can see through the hair which scares me, but normally it looks ok.

I'm just wondering, after this much time and not sure if there are any clear improvements, what should I make of this situation?

Thanks

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Oct 09, 2017
Hair Loss Diet Improvement or Not?
by: Sheree

Hi Mark,

The hair loss diet works very slowly. Even for the people who've been successful, it took an average of about two and a half years.

As of this date, you've been on the diet for approximately five months. In this time, you should have seen hair growth. However, it's very hard to tell unless you take progress pictures.

Some of our guests were shocked when they saw a picture of themselves just a month earlier, but they didn't notice the hair growth in the mirror. When you're looking at your hair every day in the mirror, and evaluating your progress this way, it's going to be hard to tell.

It's important to cut back on red meat. We don't eliminate it, we just regulate it. Once or twice per week, at the most.

It sounds like you're cutting out nutrient dense foods. Avocado is listed on our super foods page, and will help thicken your hair and give it sheen. Vegetables like leeks, kale and our vegetable salads are critical to this diet.

I'm not sure if I've ever told anyone this, but I really dislike fish. The only recipe that I'm crazy about that has fish is our salmon patties recipe. Other than that, I choke it down. I've never liked fish. I eat it for its medicinal properties. Wild caught sockeye salmon is a very nutrient-dense hair growth food. Even if you don't like it, choke it down, close your eyes, and imagine thick, fast growing hair.

Nuts are another nutrient-rich hair growth food that you're avoiding. If you have trouble with one type of nuts, try another type until you find the type you like. Seeds are very important for hair growth, in particular pumpkin and sunflower seeds.

Eat loads of vegetables. Remember, vegetables turn off the hair loss gene, and protein builds the hair. Protein and vegetables work synergistically to promote lush, thick, fast growing hair. I know that picky eaters may not like the idea of vegetables, but without them, the diet won't work.

Make these subtle adjustments, and keep going forward with blind faith. The hair loss diet is slow for most of us. Mine took a year and a half, and I only had temple balding. People with more advanced hair loss take much longer, even up to three years.

You can't rush mother nature. She is slow, methodical and sure. Nothing that I have ever seen has worked like this diet. Stick this out, because the dividends will pay off for you.

Here are some links to some of the pages I mentioned.

Salmon patties recipe

Super foods page

Salmon nutrition page.

Vegetable salad recipe

How to cook leeks


Good luck, and write us when you see new hair!

Love,

Sheree

Oct 25, 2017
Hair dryer
by: Ted

Can i use a hair dryer to dry my hair?

Oct 25, 2017
Hair dryer or no hair dryer?
by: Sheree

Hi Ted,

You can use a hair dryer, but be careful about what type you're using. If you use a comb attachment, it can rip your hair out.

Try to allow your hair to air dry, and that will keep your hair supple and strong.

Love

Sheree

Nov 05, 2017
Dried chicken
by: Anonymous

Can I Eat Dried Cooking Chicken in This Diet? Should I not cook it very much in the oven?

Nov 05, 2017
Dry Chicken
by: Sheree

Dry chicken will not hurt your hair. You can cook it as much as you like. I love my chicken well done, and I've never had a problem.

Good luck to you!

Love,

Sheree

Nov 11, 2017
Contaminated environment
by: Ted

Does external factors affect hair to fall? (smoke, excessive cold, etc.)

Nov 11, 2017
External Factors That Cause Hair Loss
by: Sheree

Hi Ted,

Yes, there are external factors that can cause hair loss, and smoking is definitely one of them.

I did some research a while back that linked summer with faster hair growth and winter with slowed hair growth. So yes, there are other outside factors can can radically influence the rate of hair growth, and cause hair loss.

Love,

Sheree

Nov 17, 2017
Roasted Pumpkin seeds
by: Anonymous

Roasted Pumpkin seeds are good for hair regrowth??

Nov 19, 2017
Pumpkin Seeds & Hair Growth
by: Sheree

Roasted pumpkin seeds are one of our top foods for hair growth. They contain many nutritional compounds that dramatically speed hair growth!

Love,

Sheree

Nov 20, 2017
Chocolate
by: Nadia

Is it allowed to eat gluten and sugerfree chocolate on this diet?
Is milk allowed? I have been on this diet for about 1 month and I do notice less hair falling out. What is the First sign that this diet works? Less hair fall or new hair growth?

Nadia

Nov 24, 2017
Gluten-Free Chocolate & Milk
by: Sheree

Hi Nadia,

If you have advanced hair loss, it's best to stick as closely to the diet as possible. The gluten-free chocolate will not cause hair loss, however, I would space it by three days or so, just to make sure you don't become dependent on it.

You asked how to tell if the diet is working. You can tell that the diet is working by observing your hair growth and shedding patterns. If you notice less shedding, this is an indication that the diet is working.

We've even had visitors who had shedding and regrowth at the same time. This is your body adjusting, and it will correct itself.

Just make sure to combine your foods properly, and then exercise patience to allow nature to work her magic.

Milk should be consumed sparingly. And if you drink it, be sure to use organic pasture-fed milk. Milk contains hormones that may cause issues in some people.

Love,

Sheree

Nov 25, 2017
Washing hair
by: Anonymous

Can I wash my hair with cold water

Nov 26, 2017
Slow hair growth but hair still falling
by: HF

I've had hairloss probably for 7 years so I know regrowth will take a while. I've been on the diet for 5.5 months and I can see small thin black hairs coming back across my temples (I have a hardcore widows peak) but I am still losing my hair along my hairline. Is this normal? And when does it stop and actually reverse?

Nov 26, 2017
Hair Regrowth & Simultaneous Shedding
by: Sheree

Hello HF,

This has happened to quite a few of our visitors. A few years back we had a submission in the forum called "Hair Shedding and Growing at the Same Time." I'm sure it's still there, but I have to replace the search bar!

I'm not sure why this happens in some people, but it will clear up on its own. Stick to all of the diet guidelines, and give it another six months. This process takes months to halt and reverse hair loss, and then another year or two for your hair to completely thicken and become very dense.

You're doing great. Just make absolutely sure that you're following the seven basic principles outlined in The Hair Loss Diet Interactive Video Coach and you'll be just fine!

Love,

Sheree

Nov 26, 2017
Washing Your Hair With Cold Water
by: Sheree

Yes, you can definitely wash your hair with cold water. The temperature will not affect your hair growth at all!

Love,

Sheree

Nov 26, 2017

by: Sheree


Nov 27, 2017
Follow Up
by: Mark

Hi Sheree,

I am the original poster here. Thank you for the advice! I have made those dietary adjustments. I have started eating fish. It was a hard thing to do at first but I forced myself and now I actually kind of enjoy it. I'm eating salmon more than twice a week and I've drastically reduced the red meat.

I have added more pumpkin seeds but will add more nuts.

What is your take on almond milk and gluten free products (like gluten free pasta, cereal etc)? I had been eating a gluten free cereal with almond milk for a while which seemed to have very good ingredients but I must admit, it did contain some sugar. But aside from that I had no sugar in my diet aside from a few fruits.

My hair feels good. It feels thick when I put my hand through it and it also seems like I have stopped shedding maybe. It feels like there was some damage to it and now it's stopped and trying to figure out what's going on.

Oh I'm not sure if I mentioned, I had been on a high dose of a Proton Pump Inhibitor and was on it for 2 years! This was for gastritis. One of the possible side effects listed for it was hair loss. I went on this hair loss diet right around the time that I stopped taking that med, so I wonder what the culprit was. Maybe it was both. I know those meds interfere with the absorption of nutrients. I had a bad diet plus was on that med, so I must have been lacking a lot of hair rich nutrients.

Thanks for the help and support!

Mark

Nov 28, 2017
Congratulations!
by: Sheree

Hi Mark,

Congratulations on your successful hair recovery. Continue as you are, and your hair will thicken beyond your wildest dreams. Self-discipline is a must. Keep going just like you are, and your hair will grow even more luscious and much thicker.


The cereal that contains sugar should be removed. Any amount of refined sugar can have an impact. There are cereals out there that do not have refined sugar. If you find a cereal that you like, post a picture here and I will screen it for you. The almond milk is fine, and should not cause any issues.

Processed gluten-free foods are a huge problem, because the vast majority of them are high glycemic. If you're going to eat gluten-free foods, make sure they're in their natural condition. The hair loss diet is gluten free, and you have to use extreme caution with processed gluten-free foods.

The Hair Loss Diet Interactive Coach has a whole section on how and why we remove processed gluten-free foods.

Please come back to this page, and keep us updated. I love your updates. I deeply appreciate the information that you're providing. You're helping thousands of people that are reading these posts. I'm wildly excited about your progress!

Once again, congratulations!

Love,

Sheree

Dec 13, 2017
smoking marijuana cause hair loss?
by: Anonymous

Can I smoke marijuana one to the same in this diet?

Dec 13, 2017
Marijuana & the Hair Loss Diet
by: Sheree

As far as I'm aware, smoking marijuana does not cause hair loss!

Love,

Sheree

Dec 18, 2017
Verbena tea
by: Anonymous

Verbena tea allowed in hair loss diet??

Dec 18, 2017
Tea
by: Sheree

Yes, all teas are allowed as long as there is no added sugar!

Love,

Sheree

Dec 19, 2017
Grey Hairs
by: Mark

Hi Sheree,

Is it possible to stop hair from going grey and/or to reverse it? Thanks!

Mark

Dec 20, 2017
How to Naturally Reverse Gray Hair
by: Sheree

Hi Mark,

To prevent and reduce gray, we use fo-ti, which is a very popular Chinese herb. Many people also swear by chlorophyll as a way to reverse graying. I've also heard mixed results about blackstrap molasses.

Check out this article for blackstrap molasses and hair color.

Read article here


There are a lot of ideas about supplements for graying. Try some of them out and write us here to let us know how it works!

Love,

Sheree

Dec 22, 2017
Dry Scalp
by: Mark

Thank you for your previous answer Sheree.

Just one more question!

I've had a dry scalp for as long as I can remember. I get flakes if I brush my hand through my hair. I don't think it's dandruff because from what I've read, dandruff is caused by our? This is just very dry scalp.

I'm wondering if a dry scalp could be a reason for thinning hair? And would you have any suggestions to fix it? Dandruff shampoos didn't work. Thanks!

Dec 23, 2017
How to Manage Itchy Scalp
by: Sheree

Hi Mark,

You can try natural oils like avocado oil or olive oil to combat dryness and flaking. You can also use pure lemon juice and spray it on your scalp right before washing. Let the lemon juice sit on your scalp for about an hour, and then wash it out.

Just remember that it has to be pure lemon juice from an actual lemon. Use lemon in its pure form without dilution, and you'll notice an immediate difference in how your scalp looks and feels.

As far as I'm aware, dry flaky scalp doesn't cause hair loss. Please contact either a dermatologist or a naturopath to screen out any health issues that could be causing this.

Let me know how you're doing!

Love,

Sheree

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