Post by toni on Nov 13, 2015 13:11:44 GMT -5
Funny about the hair, yours got thicker and I lost half of mine since morgellons, it has finally stopped falling out, thank God. My hair is so thin now, nails grow faster though, what a weird disease we have.
The pain thing I have not noticed with bumps etc.
I don't know about the hair thinning part Ruth, and I'm sure glad for you that your hair stopped shedding. I wonder, (I don't know though) but....
from reading, sometimes hormones can play a huge part in women and men too, if our "balance is off", like for us, our estrogen.
If we lack it, women over 40 begin to see drier skin, hair thinning, and even hair growth on the face. Those are signs that estrogen is low,
and the androgens are high. But only a test at the doc's would be able to give you the numbers, and that would tell you if the balance is off.
What I'd read years ago too about was about "hair follicles", and those androgens being high for women over 40. It's all a gradual thing to, and over the years,
lots of people just say "it's a hereditary thing"...but, that's putting it very "vastly" - to where a lot of people don't understand the mechanics of it.
The hereditary part is (if the parents had strong receptors in their follicles that attract DHT), which is the hormone associated with androgens/testosterone that kills a follicle. The follicles get
congested "microscopically" and the follicle dies.
But when the DHT is removed, the follicle comes back to life, and it can do that within the first few years of noticing the thinning, or shedding. After that, it shrinks up so much it can't produce.
This sounds odd, but, (it's in the books) hahaha (that if you were to use Retin A) in some kind of a bottle (even mixed with a tad of bottled/pure water), and used an eyedropper to deposit Retin A on the scalp,
it could really help exfoliate those follicles and get them stimulated to grow-just like skin cells, which are hair is that too. In fact I've read about how Copper Peptides (from Neova) I say that about Neova because there's so many places
out there that advertise, that are not the real GHK Cu peptides, and Neova is....but even 1/2 and 1/2 of each (Neova CP's mixed with Retin A) and applied diligently on the scalp (would be a bit expensive)...but, it could get your
follicles back in business, before they can't.
And maybe read about vitamins that help women keep the androgens "down to a minimum too". They're not our friends, haha
Nor are they mens friends. Men have the same things going on basically, too much DHT deposit in the follicles, means hair loss. A lot of men think that "their dads had hair loss, so that's in store for them".
It is, but it isn't. It only means, they've got a great chance of having those "strong DHT receptors", so in turn, if they don't do anything about it, like (lessen those receptors), then the DHT will affect the follicles.
When women begin to grow 'dark and or coarse hairs' on their face (that is the biggest red flag) that the androgens are (taking over)...and that isn't what we want.
There is a med called Spirolactone (sp?) I'm close in the spelling, but they do have 25% mg (which is super low mgs) and that is also used as an 'androgen blocker'.
I took Spirolactone years ago, a p.surgeon said it would be good to "keep anything like that from even happening" ...and I only took it for just over a year, and to this day, like 12 years later,
I still don't have any "androgen/DHT problem" - I know it doesn't last (that long) hehe but.....no hairs on the face, and no sign of DHT affecting follicles. I also take Pumpkin Seed Oil and Saw Palmetto,
(I know they're mostly advertised) for men, but...women need them too. They're a mild "androgen blocker/DHT blocker".
www.iherb.com/product-reviews/Doctor-s-Best-Best-Saw-Palmetto-Standardized-Extract-320-mg-60-Softgels/24/?p=1 This is just a link to see what others are saying, even though it's a vitamin
site, there's many others too.
The reason saw palmetto has proven effective in preventing or delaying baldness is because the herb can successfully thwart the effects the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is responsible for male-patterned alopecia.
DHT is an androgen that reduces the size of hair follicles, choking off new hair growth and causing hair to fall out. This condition generally afflicts men who are age 30 and above; women with high levels of testosterone due to
menopause or hormonal abnormalities can also be affected. Studies have shown that using saw palmetto daily can lower the amounts of DHT being produced and absorbed by follicles on the scalp.
End of quote.
They also mentioned another herb that's helpful, I've never heard of it till now.
I don't know if any of this is helpful, but if it is, then that's great.
And then...who knows, maybe morgs is playing a part, and then the only thing we can do, is understand that follicles "do get" congested, so it is good to use "hair washes' that not only
stimulate our follicles, but...that shed or exfoliate the congestion of the DHT.
That brings me to the "mustard wash"....it's GREAT for exfoliation when used in shampoo daily too. It's got natural "salicylic acid in it"...which is why it can burn the skin, (and it too can cause a peel)
of all things *if it's left full strength on the skin*. I recently learned that about the mustard, sort of took it for granted it had sort of the (same constituent as tea tree oil and oregano oil in it) but it doesn't.
Daily in the shower, 1 tsp mixed with your body and or shampoo, is beyond exhilarating, and the skin and hair are left SO wonderfully clean, you won't believe it. I mean that really honestly is how
I feel when I get out of the shower anymore, it's "that great" after washing head to toe with (the mixed up dishsoap, is what I use, mixed with the dry mustard), and it's just TOO darn great.
And it will gently over each shampoo exfoliate. Don't want to leave it on too long, probably 5 min on the head at a time in the shower. The ONLY thing one must be careful of is:
don't get that mustard wash in your eyes accidentally. I did once, and well...it felt like TCA in my eyes. And it took forever to stop burning, even after 10 min of flushing my eyes out. Wow that was bad-but the benefits outweigh the "concern I do have" about getting it in my eyes again. I'm just super careful now when I leave it on my head while I'm in the shower. I make the shampoo real thick, so it doesn't drip, or I just don't tip forwards,
like to shave my legs or something like that or it will run into your eyes. (that's what I did) and fire would have been better (than getting that in my eyes).