Natural Solutions for Hair Loss

The Slightly Greener Life Podcast | Episode 11

May 31, 2023

Hey there, welcome to another episode of The Slightly Greener Life! Today, we’re diving into a topic that hits close to home for many of us: hair loss or thinning. Ugh, it’s a tough thing to deal with, isn’t it? I mean, who wants to resemble a plucked chicken? Not me! But unfortunately, that’s what happened! But luckily there are natural solutions for hair loss that can help support hair growth as it’s coming back.

Last year, after battling double covid pneumonia (yep, I had it in both lungs), I lost over half the hair on the back of my head. Talk about a blow to my self-esteem! I desperately searched for solutions to support healthy hair growth and, in the meantime, hide the hair loss. Let me tell you, I couldn’t even put my hair into a ponytail. It just hung there like a sad rat tail, and the ponytail holder had the audacity to fall out on its own!

So, that’s why I took a break from making videos last year. I was recovering, but as soon as I started feeling better, bam! Hair loss hit me like a ton of bricks. Clumps of hair magically appeared on my lap while I was innocently sitting at my computer, not even touching my head. To make matters worse, this all happened exactly 40 years after I lost my hair as a child during chemotherapy. Talk about triggering some painful memories. Needless to say, I had quite the struggle.

Whew, ok, enough of that! It’s been a year since the hair loss finally stopped, and there has been a ton of new growth! No more peacock stage with the new hair growth sticking out all over the place. My daughter, who (luckily 😁) is a hair stylist, was amazed at the amount of regrowth I had. So, I figured I’d share some tips that worked for me. And don’t worry, they’re simple things you can do to support healthy hair and scalp.

First, let’s talk about a few of the possible reasons behind hair loss. Excessive stress, traumatic events, major surgeries, severe illnesses – all of these can disrupt the normal hair growth cycle and make your hair fall out like confetti at a party. Hair loss can also occur a few months after an illness, pregnancy, or surgery, making it hard to pinpoint the exact cause. Trust me, I learned this the hard way after my battle with pneumonia.

And then there are things like hormonal fluctuations, nutrient deficiencies, certain medications, rapid weight loss, autoimmune diseases, and thyroid problems that can also contribute to hair loss or thinning.

But here’s the good news: this type of hair loss is often reversible. Once you address the underlying trigger, your hair will likely start growing back. Now, I know that doesn’t make it any easier when you’re going through it, but hang in there. It may take a few months before you notice significant improvements.

Now, before we dive into some tips, a quick word of advice: if you’re experiencing excessive hair shedding or thinning, consult with your doctor or a dermatologist. They can help identify any underlying causes and recommend appropriate treatments. Because, let’s face it, you don’t want to be stuck in this hairy (or, not so hairy 😩) situation for longer than necessary.

Okay, now for the fun stuff – the tips! Remember, you don’t have to try all of them. Just pick one or two and give them a few months before deciding if they work for you.

Halo hair extensions

Halo hair extensions

Listen to this week’s episode here on the website, or on your favorite podcast player (they’re all listed here) and find out how to best use these solutions – and how to hide your hair in the meantime!

Links mentioned in this episode:

Halo Couture

Juva Bun

My hair loss video with Halo and Juva Bun demo

ren jord organic hair care

Slightly Greener Membership

The Slightly Greener Method: Detoxing Your Home is Easier, Faster, & Less Expensive Than You Think

Natural ways to regrow hair



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