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by 13 · about 18 hours ago

Hi guys, i'm having a problem. I'm in paleo, so not eating dairies, legumes and cereals at all, but I have a defect... I'am eating A LOT of dark chocolate everyday ... like more than 150grams per day, and these last days I started to feel... (more)

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samc 0 · March 24, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Lay off for a week or more and see what happens. Pretty simple to figure this one out, or at least rule out the chocolate from being the cause.

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by 60 · about 18 hours ago

There have been a couple of recent questions on PH about paleo and hair loss and some of the people who answered said it was a common paleo problem. I didn't know this and was curious to whether it is actually true. So I wanted to ask, since... (more)

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Missi 0 · November 05, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Huh. I've been eating pretty much full Paleo non-starch lately hoping it will help a stomach issue, and I have noticed my hair falling out a LOT more recently.

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by 0 · September 30, 2014 at 4:08 AM

If you're only using it for your hair and body, does it make a significant difference whether it's virgin or not?

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Zach__1 0 · September 20, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Check the tropical traditions link. In short, the lesser the quality, the more it's processed and it's mostly just for removing the scent. If you're doing hair and body you may want to get a refined version if you don't want the smell. However i... (more)

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by 164 · about 19 hours ago

I have always been a very un-hairy person - I can get away with a few waxes a year to keep my legs hair free. I also have never had hair on my arms. Really, my arms have always been hairless. But recently I've noticed that my leg hair has... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

I get so sick of every time I skip a day of washing my hair and it starts to get super itchy. I cant go to bed without washing my hair or I wake up with a bloody scalp from itching in my sleep. What could this be from? I don't have dandruff or... (more)

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Sami_1 0 · September 04, 2013 at 10:19 PM

A white vinegar wash helps my itchy scalp.

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

I know that coconut oil is very useful for hair, but I've heard many times that coconut milk is also used, it is added in homemade shampoos, masks etc. Has someone tried to use it, did you see any results?

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Pubgerly 0 · September 09, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Coconut milk can be used not only for hair but for hair growth as well, you need to apply it on the roots and massage the scalp, then you might need to use shampoo twice to wash it out. Here's more information about coconut milk for hair loss. (more)

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by 78407 · about 19 hours ago

Unwanted hair on the face or body can mar the most exquisite of features and figures. The repeated regime of shaving, tweezing or waxing to remove unwanted hair is not just costly but also time consuming and uncomfortable. That is why people opt... (more)

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VB 0 · August 12, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Here is a picture of my legs. Can you help me?

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

Hello Paleo's I am a 23 year old male who has been about 80% paleo since 2010. In the past two years I noticed itchy dandruff followed by hair loss in the past year or so. I had a thick head of hair up until I was about 22. Its super depressing... (more)

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outriggercanoer 0 · August 07, 2013 at 8:58 AM

I started a very similar paleo diet a few years ago and went completely cold turkey, and found myself after a month with a rather interesting bald spot at the hairdressers, (she was shit scared to show me, thinking I was going to blame her, and... (more)

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by 25 · about 19 hours ago

So I've been vegetarian for 2 years before I made the switch to paleo. One of the main reasons I decided to take a stab at meat again was because I noticed that my hair was noticeably thinner on a vege diet. So for one month I literally ate meat... (more)

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Kara_1 0 · July 11, 2013 at 2:04 AM

My guess is that your hormones are normalizing again, but I have no evidence for this, and I hope someone comes along with a better answer. I wish you the best of luck!

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by 157 · about 19 hours ago

I have been using Bicarb Soda (BS) and Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) for about 5 months now. I wash my hair using this method every third to fourth day but by the forth day it gets incredibly itchy and oily at the same time. I've tried putting tea... (more)

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cpt_horsedick 0 · August 27, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Probably not running around barefoot enough, or eating enough dirt! L00l, paleo is ahmeeezing!!! lET'S Ev0LvE SO THat we don't NEeD 2 HAvE COMmOn SENsE N E MOREEEEee! EVOLUTION EVOLUTION EVOLUTION EVOLUTION EVOLUTION!!!

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by 1005 · about 19 hours ago

I know that hair is a reflection of what you eat, and my hair has gotten thicker since I've started eating healthier, but it still turns from brown to this yucky brassy blond from exposure to the sun, even whine I cover it up and would use... (more)

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Nivanthe 0 · June 01, 2013 at 4:54 PM

UV lightens hair like that if you're out in it enough. Not "paleo" or anything, but try a purple (google Shimmer lights) or blue-violet shampoo (Aveda makes a good one) to remove the brassiness as needed.

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by 90 · about 19 hours ago

Ok I understand this issue has been discussed many times but I haven't found a solution to treating my itchy scalp as of yet. I have been on the "no-poo" regime for the past couple of months, my process is I rub 1 tablespoon of baking soda in my... (more)

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maryDeeeeeee 0 · May 22, 2013 at 4:49 AM

You might want to give up the no poo regime for now since it doesnt seem to be helping you all that much. Pick up something gentle thats recommended at your health food store. then try this mix...equal parts 1 1/2-2 tblspoon each of the... (more)

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by 1005 · about 19 hours ago

I've been no 'poo for about two weeks now, I more or less went cold turkey even though i was only washing my hair about two times a week...I've made it past the grease gate, and I wash with water almost every day but once or twice a week with... (more)

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Rathga 0 · June 03, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Have you tried giving up the baking soda too? I have very coarse thick dry hair and have been shampoo free about 4 months or so. Hair is much better and no longer dry. Shampoo or anything similar reverses it very quickly, but conditioner i find... (more)

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by 3014 · about 19 hours ago

When I first started eating paleo, I noticed that my hair was really growing quickly. A year and a half ago, I went to a horrible hairdresser, who not only gave me the worst cut of my life (sob sob), but cut off way more than I wanted her... (more)

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bmorgan 0 · June 01, 2013 at 1:47 PM

I agree there is no "magic" to broth, but it is quite nutrient dense and is a great way to eat more veggies and utilize all the parts of the animal. Ide recommend checking out the WAP and ray peat articles.

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by 3 · about 19 hours ago

It's been a month no poo method but now i started to have severe hair fall. Whenever my hair is wet, after tie or while combing! Helppppp. But the result was good like ny hair is so clean and soft also shining except this hair fall problem..

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August 0 · May 22, 2013 at 6:41 PM

I can't see how the baking soda is doing this. I dump some baking soda into a cup, put some water in and mix it up. Then I put that in my hair. At that point my hair feels really slick, and it is easy to comb through it. I use my fingers to rub my... (more)

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by 1523 · about 18 hours ago

I know most of you are going to say no-poo, and I have tried no-poo. It was nice in the summer because I didn't have to shower twice a day anymore, but it made my hair look dull. As a blonde, shiny hair is very important! I stopped doing no-poo... (more)

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ves 0 · February 12, 2013 at 5:32 AM

My hair looked dry and was tangling a lot after months on a baking soda/AVC no-poo, shampooing it only when it gets oily, every few days. It's long (to the middle of my back) and fine, and needs to have the ends trimmed up,and I get really bad... (more)

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by 77 · about 19 hours ago

I have been dealing with what I thought were hormonal problems - acne, hairloss, fatigue, PMS and weird periods. When it did not stop I got my thyroid checked and I came back Hypo with an elevated TSH (other levels weren't measured yet). I had... (more)

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Anon_17 0 · January 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Do you consume significant sources of polyunsaturated fats? If so, stopping is very likely to help with thyroid function, although it takes a few months. Some raw vegetables, such as cabbage, slow down thyroid function. Paul Jaminet thinks a... (more)

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by 1005 · about 19 hours ago

This is probably a gross question and if the mods delete it I'll understand, but I've (for years) noticed that I have hair growing between my boobs, and it's getting thicker and darker. Most of the time I wear T-shirts, but when I wear low-cut... (more)

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TLSF 0 · January 18, 2013 at 11:30 PM

If your mother is still living, approach her and see if she has ever dealt with this issue. It might be a genetic gift. If that is not the case, you definitely want to rule out a significant medical issue like insulin resistance, or a hormone... (more)

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by 25 · about 19 hours ago

I've been looking around for an organic hair pomade/texturizer for my pixie cut. The best one I saw so far has wheat germ oil as an ingredient. Do you think applying gluten topically would give me the same problems as ingesting it?

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Renee_2 0 · January 10, 2013 at 6:54 PM

If you are very sensitive to it, it could. I read here that someone felt noticeably better after she stopped using Aveeno's body lotion with oatmeal.

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by 423 · about 19 hours ago

I know there are a lot of hair/skin/nail supplements on the market, but I'm hoping to be able to fix this issue with foods. When I was younger, up until about age 22-23 (3ish years ago), I had very strong nails that grew fairly quickly. Now, they... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · December 30, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Eat gelatin -- make bone broth if you can, and supplement with powdered gelatin on the days you don't get a good dose of broth. It's easy to add to hot drinks, or yogurt if you eat yogurt. Gelatin helps everything (skin, hair, joints) including... (more)

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by 434 · about 19 hours ago

i read having dandruff problems is more often than not just a dry scalp issue, and corporate marketing will have us to believe those small flakes that come out of your hair when you brush your hands through you hair is dandruff, when actually... (more)

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Sami_1 0 · December 10, 2012 at 3:14 PM

My scalp is also dry, making it flake constantly. I also used to have bumps/pustules and my whole head was extremely itchy. 95% of those symptoms went away when I started using a shampoo bar/soap to wash my hair. You can get them for ~$4 on... (more)

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by 284 · September 30, 2014 at 3:51 AM

Hi guys. I know there are multiple questions and answers on here about this, but I want to ask my question specifically. It is similar, but here goes. I have been eating paleo or very close to it for 6-8 months now. I have lost 35 pounds since Jan... (more)

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daz 0 · December 08, 2012 at 11:45 PM

one possibility is that most of your hair is (or was) 'stuck' in the Telogen phase of the hair growth cycle. wiki def: Telogen phase: During the telogen, or resting, phase the hair and follicle remain dormant anywhere from 1???4... (more)

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by 1190 · about 19 hours ago

I have had a weird hair experience on my 5.5 month primal journey, and I am curious if this has happened to anyone else. When I first started, I was trying to do low-carb, aiming for about 50 carbs a day. After about two months, I would start to... (more)

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Anthony_DAmato 0 · December 02, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Just speaking from personal experience and living this life (which, in my opinion, is just as important as a doctor's research), after losing 215lbs in a year with VLC paleo, my hair loss absolutely slowed down. It's become part of the entire,... (more)

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by 2422 · about 19 hours ago

I like using coconut oil on my lips and hair. What can I add to coconut oil so it doesn't melt in the summer, or in my car? I want to be able to carry it with me to work and for travel. I am guessing the additive needs to be something with a... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · November 30, 2012 at 3:29 PM

I use straight up cocoa butter for my lips. It doesn't melt in the summer.

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by 50 · about 19 hours ago

Ok, this is totally one of those nitpick problems. It's just really kind of annoying me. I used to get my hair cut every 3 months or so. Since going paleo, my hair seems to be growing FAR faster. I'm now having to schedule haircuts once a month... (more)

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MiMintzer 0 · November 01, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Improved nutrition will do that. My nails also have to be trimmed and filed more often.