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Vivescal for Women

Does Viviscal Work? One YouTube’er Shares Her Experiences

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So what do Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Reese Witherspoon and Lylah Kay have in common with each other?

They have all tried Viviscal!

Viviscal is a natural pill which has been created to tackle hair loss. It has been gaining in popularity recently.

Lylah Kay, the creator of this informative video, has been taking Viviscal for a full twelve months and more now so she thought it would be worthwhile sharing her experiences with the world in this video:



 

Viviscal for women

I hope you enjoyed that little vlog item and that it proved useful and informative.

What is Viviscal and how does it work?

Lylah began using Viviscal over a year ago after consulting her dermatologist about whether it would be right for her.

The product contains many vitamins known to help the hair. These include biotin, zinc, and iron but also include extracts of, believe it or not, shark cartilage, giant Pacific oyster, horsetail and a few other weird and wonderful ingredients.

The shark and oyster components give Viviscal its unique quality! It claims to help your hair “nourish itself from within,” providing added strength and thickness.

Lylah says she noticed the difference within two months of applying. Her shedding decreased significantly, and after four months she saw “a ton” of additional growth.

Lylah Kay still currently uses Viviscal, and she has no intention of stopping anytime soon.

Pros

So the time has come to list the pros:

Well first, Viviscal is easy to use. You take two pills a day for the first six months and then one Vivescal for Womencapsule per day after that.

Second, it’s so easy to access; you can get it from your local drugstore or pharmacy, or you can purchase it directly online.

Finally, it certainly seems to work because it has achieved consistently good results. Lylah personally states that Viviscal has worked exceptionally well for her and she’s sure that it’s one of the main reasons her hair still looks “relatively decent.”

Cons

Well, as with all hair loss and regrowth treatments (it would appear), Viviscal needs to be used consistently. The product directions outline what you need to do if you miss or skip a pill.

Diligent use is required to see any degree of progress. Viviscal is undoubtedly a long-term commitment.

If you have a life-long hair loss issue like genetic alopecia then discontinuing use will more than likely cause fall. If, however, you have a temporary hair loss issue due to stress or post pregnancy then Viviscal may be an excellent solution for you.

Pregnancy

As we have brought up the subject of pregnancy, it is important to remember that you cannot use Viviscal if you are pregnant or breastfeeding because the active ingredients in the product are harmful to an infant.

Side Effects

Viviscal has been known to cause side effects such as nausea as well as producing severe reactions for those allergic to shellfish or fish.

The treatment is also known to cause acne which is one of the reasons why Lylah initially hesitated and postponed trying Vivescal. However, after having been on the medication for over a year, Lylah can confidently say that it hasn’t caused any “flare-ups” or “breakouts” for her and she has had acne her whole life. She is delighted to say she’s had no acne due to Viviscal and hasn’t experienced any of the other side effects either.

Viviscal Results

So does Lylah recommend Viviscal for hair loss?


Lylah Kay confirms that, after a year of use, Viviscal is “certainly worth trying” as the results are “pretty good consistently” and she can personally attest to that.

As ever, I hope this post and video helped to assist you in making an “informed decision” regarding this solution.

Our thanks go to Lylah for sharing her thoughts and insight. Do visit her fabulous channel.

Please comment below to let us know if you have any experiences of using Viviscal.

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Silica for Hair Loss

Silica for Hair Loss – A Vital Nutrient for your Hair Health

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Silica is a very difficult nutrient to work into your diet, but it is vital when it comes to promoting your hair growth.


 



Silica is an essential Nutrient for Hair Loss

The trace mineral silica is a form of silicon and is the second most abundant element in the earth’s crust, (oxygen happens to be the first).

The Earth supplies everything we need for our health, and as silicon is so abundant, it would, therefore, seem to be impossible that there could ever be a problem with silica deficiency. And yet there is!

Processed Food

Unfortunately, because we consume so much processed food, trace minerals have become a rarity in our diets. Chemical treatments have also depleted the soil in which our vegetable foods grow.

The mineral silica is capable of providing strength to our hair, and although it won’t perhaps stop your hair from falling out, it will prevent hair breakage.

How Silica Works

Silica is useful because it works by stimulating the body’s cell metabolism and formation, which, in turn, reduces the rapidity of the aging process.

The Best Fruit and Vegetables to Use to Add Silica to Your Diet

These are the foods that are rich in silica; lettuce, cauliflower, rice, oats, asparagus, parsnips, onion, celery, cabbage, strawberry, leek, cucumber, sunflower seeds, swiss chard, rhubarb.silica diet for hair loss

Try to obtain these groceries from purely organic sources. It is perhaps worth noting that many of these foods, in particular, rice, form a large part of Asian cuisine, and Asians tend to have the strongest and healthiest hair.

For the best results eat all your fruits and vegetable matter raw.

For certain vegetables that require cooking, steam them for only a few minutes.

Be sure to test your thyroid even though doctor’s tests show you do not have a thyroid problem. The basal temperature test is sometimes more sensitive than blood tests taken by doctors.

If you have hyperthyroidism, you will most certainly experience hair loss.



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The Common Causes of Female Hair Loss

7 of the Common Causes of Female Hair Loss

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What Causes Women’s Hair Loss?

We consider the most common causes of female hair loss.

Let’s face it, hair loss for anyone can be a very distressing problem, but women’s hair loss can be especially disturbing.

Here we will delve into the common causes of women’s hair loss and their solutions.





Without question, hair loss, whether you are a man or a woman, can be an extremely worrying issue, but for women, in particular, losing hair can be an especially distressing issue.

While the causes of women’s hair loss are likely to vary from person to person, an understanding of the common causes of female hair loss can help you find the right treatment or remedy.

Number 1

Hereditary thinning, or androgenetic alopecia to give its medical name, is the most common cause of women’s hair loss.

A woman will tend to develop female pattern hair loss by inheriting it from either side of her family, and this can lead to thinning of the hair in women rather than baldness. This process can begin in the woman’s teens, twenties or thirties.

Sadly, there are no cures for “hereditary female hair” loss. There are, however, treatments which may help some women. Such as minoxidil. Minoxidil is a lotion which should be administered to your scalp twice daily.

Another solution which women with thinning hair may wish to consider is “female hair transplantation.” Transplantation is a procedure which involves transferring hair from areas of your head with healthy hair growth to the thinning areas.

As with all procedures of a “surgical” nature, you should only undertake this after taking advice from a specialist.



Number 2

Improper cosmetic treatment is another common cause of female hair fall-out.

Salon favorites such as tints, bleaches, straighteners, hair dyes, and permanents rarely damage your hair if done correctly. However, “over-processing” can cause the hair to become weak or break.

If chemical treatments cause your hair to become brittle and lead to hair fall-out, then it is recommended that you stop the procedure until the damaged hair has grown out.

Number 3

Alopecia areata is a type of hair loss which can affect women of any age, and this usually results in hair falling out and leaving round coin-sized patches on the pate. In rare cases, this can result in a total loss of hair.

Although the cause of alopecia areata in women is not apparent, in time the hair usually grows back by itself. Dermatologists can often successfully treat female hair loss caused by alopecia areata.

Number 4

Thyroid disease can also lead to women’s hair loss. If you receive a diagnosis of an under or an over-active thyroid condition, remember that a physician can often successfully treat any associated hair loss.



Number 5

Influenza, high fever or any other form of severe infection may lead to women’s hair loss. After experiencing a bout of illness, even as much as four weeks to three months afterward, you may be alarmed to witness a great deal of hair falling out.

The infection causes your hair to go into a “resting phase” to redirect energy at healing. Hair fall which occurs as a result of disease will usually correct itself.

Number 6 

Certain medications may also lead to hair loss; for example, prescribed drugs used for blood thinning, depression, gout, arthritis, high blood pressure or heart problems.

High doses of vitamin A have also been known to cause women’s hair to fall out.

Number 7

Insufficient amounts of protein in a women’s diet can also be a cause of female hair loss. If you have extreme irregular dietary habits or go on a crash diet you may develop something called protein malnutrition.

Just as in the case of severe illness, the body will put hair into the resting phase to conserve the protein. Significant hair may occur eight to twelve weeks later and be all too easily pulled out by the roots.

You can quickly reverse the hair loss by ensuring you eat the correct levels of protein.


In conclusion, we have examined several common causes of women’s hair loss, and we have suggested some solutions for treating these problems. There are, however, so many different causes of women’s hair loss and you should always consult your dermatologist or physician to correctly diagnose your problem and suggest the best course of action to treat it.


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Coconut Oil for Hair Loss ??

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In this revealing video, Zoe Joy from the “Muzic to my Ears” YouTube channel shares her experiences of using coconut oil to tackle her hair loss.

Spoiler Alert!

Zoe says Beware of coconut oil! It doesn’t work for everyone.

Protein Sensitive Hair

If your hair is protein sensitive, using products that contain a high amount of protein will make your hair hard and brittle and could even damage your scalp.


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Zoe talks about how people revere coconut oil as the perfect natural hair oil. “I know you’ve seen these videos all over YouTube saying ‘oh my god you guys coconut oil has changed my life’ and all that.”

“I used coconut oil on my hair it was like a whole different texture!” Zoe says. “I’m sorry, but coconut oil is the bomb. Oh yeah, honestly I know a lot of people freak out about coconut oil all over YouTube and, you know what, I was all about it.”

“When I saw those girls on YouTube talking about getting coconut oil I said ‘oh my god! I’m doing coconut oil, and so I went out and got coconut oil, and for months I used it. I loved it it was amazing it changed my life.”

Coconut Oil is not Always Good for Your Hair

“So after a while of using coconut oil, I noticed a decline in my hair! It was getting frizzy and coconut oil for hair losscrazy, and because everyone ‘hyped up’ coconut oil so much I never thought it could be because of the coconut oil. I’m like okay; I have changed my conditioner, changed my shampoo; something’s going wrong! I’m not taking enough vitamins; I’m not eating healthy enough.”

“My hair is so hard and so awful, and then I started to think about the coconut oil because that’s the only real thing I can think that I changed.”

“You know when I used coconut oil all the time my hair was just really hard and completely unmanageable, and I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with it. You know what was wrong with it; coconut oil!”

Protein Sensitivity

Zoe also said that after using coconut oil all the time she discovered that she was “protein sensitive“.

While coconut oil isn’t, in fact, a protein, it acts as a protein on your hair.

“After a lot of research, I realized like yes that’s me! Now I had all the symptoms of “protein sensitivity”; my hair was really frizzy and so hard it felt like straw!”

“So I say this; coconut oil is not always for everyone. It’s not going to work for everyone. You have to take what you see on YouTube and apply it, but if it doesn’t work for you don’t keep doing it. Don’t do something that could damage your hair. If it’s not working for you, try something else.”

Coconut Oil is Good for Hair Loss for Some Women

Zoe adds; “I’m not entirely putting down coconut oil, it is a fantastic oil. It works well for a lot of people, but for some of us not so much. And if you do notice that you’re having issues with coconut oil, you know it’s making your hair hard, whatever; if you’re using it cut it out!”

“Try olive oil, try almond oil. There are fantastic oils out there that can benefit your hair. I’m using olive oil right now, and it’s completely different. My hair is soft, and it’s working for me.

“My hair is soft and nourished. It’s almost sad because I have this mentality because it’s like I want to love coconut oil so much!”

“I love cooking with it, and I love it for everything else.”

Magic Oil?

“I’ve watched so many natural hair videos where everyone’s praising coconut oil; it’s just this “magic oil” that promotes hair growth and makes your hair just look ‘amazing.’ But not for all of us.”

“I think that when a lot of people talk about one specific topic on YouTube, we get kind of excited about it, especially when it comes to like our hair or maybe losing weight or something. And we find out that something worked for someone else, and we want to use it too but it’s entirely crap for us but we keep using it because everyone’s like praising it.”

Are you a Protein Sensitive Girl?

“If you are one of those ‘protein sensitive’ girls, maybe you didn’t even know you were protein sensitive, and you just found out what protein sensitivity is in this video. So if you had these symptoms from using coconut oil, I would recommend that you do more research on ‘protein sensitivity.’ It’ll help you out to figure out how to take care of your hair in the future and try to stay away from products that have high protein. Try to stay away from the coconut oil and honestly learn about your hair.”


Not for Everyone

Zoe concludes by saying “I don’t want to hate on coconut oil. It’s an excellent oil, but for hair, it’s just not for everyone. I think that people should know that.”

“So in the end guys, the truth about coconut oil is that it doesn’t work for everybody. Try it if you like it. If you love it use it, but if it’s not working for you try something else.”

I hope you enjoyed Zoe’s little rant about coconut oil and also found it enlightening and informative. If so please pop over to her channel and give it a “thumbs up” and leave a comment.

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9 Women Tell the Truth About Life After Hair Loss

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This video is such an empowering statement on the triumph of the human spirit! I loved it, and I hope you do too.

Stunning Video, with a “Life Affirming” Message from Nine Gorgeous Women!

Carly Severn

The completely DDG Carly Severn kicks off this flick by describing her hair before she experienced her hair loss:

“I had long brown hair that was pretty bloody gorgeous if I’m honest. It looked great!”

Kate Ambrosi

Kate Ambrosi says “My hair was long, blonde, and I went every three weeks to the salon to have it conditioned, colored and highlighted. I was religious with my hair.”


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Suleika Jaouad

Suleika describes how she had this waist-length mane of crazy, wavy hair and used to think it was her biggest asset.

“Now, looking back,” she says, “I think that I hid behind my hair a lot more than I realized.”

Elly Mayday

“I’ve always loved my hair. I’ve had a good relationship with my hair so…yeah it was difficult to shave it off and to kind of take away that security blanket but I realized that I’m not going to have that anymore. I chose to take it away from myself as well and not hold on to something that’s not there.” Elly says.

These women are so frank and “up front” about their reactions and feelings as they describe the experience of losing their hair.

Phoebe de Croisset

Phoebe, who battled with Leukaemia, talks about how she felt that the loss of her hair was “so related to getting better and that’s kind of how I thought of it.”

In yet another moving segment one of the women says “it was hard to go out! I think beauty to me was just like I wanted to fit in, and now it’s like I want to stand up you know.”


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Valisia Lekae

Valisia opens up about her hair loss and how liberating it was:

“I wanted people to see me in the raw without the hair. It wasn’t until the end of last year where I could finally put back on a wig, and it felt liberating as well because there was some resemblance of the girl who I was before.”

Maggie Kudirka

Ballet dancer, Maggie Kudirka, who calls herself the “Bald Ballerina” says “It wasn’t a negative thing. I wasn’t upset about losing my hair because I’m one of those people who, when I go to the hair cutter, in there I look through the magazines, and I’m like oh! I like that haircut. So I’ve had my hair short, I’ve had my hair long, and before I started losing my hair one of the nurses suggested I get a wig that looks like my hairstyle and my color before it falls out.”

“I just have to wear a hat or a scarf with it so I can look like myself.”

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“I wore a wig immediately after I shaved my hair off,” says Carly. “That seemed like a natural progression.”

“I don’t wear wigs anymore, but my wig was fantastic for those first three months. It got me over a tough period where I didn’t want to be without hair, and I slowly started transitioning to finding my own style. I realized that for someone as young as me the wig wasn’t working.”

Rachel Fleit

Rachel Fleit, writer, and filmmaker, says “I remember sitting with my friend and my other friend, and I took my wig off, and he was like ‘oh my god’! You’re beautiful, and you never should put a wig on again. No one had ever said that to me that I can recall.”


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In a profound statement, Suleika Jaouad remarks “To me, beauty and femininity aren’t just about putting your best features forward but, it’s about embracing your flaws and accepting who you are. All of ‘who you are’; the bald, the thick-haired, the pale, the tanned, or whatever.”

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Kate Ambrosi continues with “I think especially more so now, without having hair, I notice more than just hair. I see beautiful features of somebody. Its a face; somebody, you might have
beautiful eyes, or big full lips, or high cheekbones and everybody has a unique feature, and when you don’t have hair, you can figure out what that feature is.”

Carly on the fun of Makup

“It’s made me appreciate the fun of makeup and beauty and also the importance of it,” says Carly Severn. “that it’s not just fun. It has a real value like working with women who have lost their hair for whatever reason and teaching them certain tips and techniques and standing back and then seeing themselves in the mirror and feeling great again.”

Valisia Lekae

Valisia likes to have one thing that she loves to wear every day, like mascara. “It just brings things back to its natural state, like the simplicity of what it is. It doesn’t take me a lot to be beautiful.”

“It is actually about the person and what’s inside of them and what their message is that’s what is the most beautiful.”

Finally, Carly Severn concludes this insightful little video by sharing these thoughts:

“I always remember when I went to the Met Museum in New York, and I saw a Renaissance painting of a woman, and it was a portrait of her face. And I looked carefully, and I thought she doesn’t have any eyelashes. I realized that was because as beauty trends kind of come and go throughout the decades and the centuries, eyelashes were something that was not ‘prized’ as something as being incredibly important back then. And this portrait just shows her with no eyelashes at all. And I thought she looks great! And so I immediately went down to the gift shop and bought the postcard!”

Thank you so much to Vogue at their YouTube channel and to the brave, beautiful and articulate women featured in the video for sharing so openly!

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5 Common Causes of Women’s Hair Loss (Female Balding)

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We do tend to think of balding as a particularly masculine disease. However, women make up 4 out of 10 of the people who experience permanent hair loss.

Here, in this lovely video, you’ll find a list of the main reasons why this happens to female heads:



 

Number 1

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome:

This disorder is also known as polycystic ovary syndrome. It is a metabolic disorder affecting up to five million women in the United States. Hair loss is one of many of its possible side effects.

The others include; weight gain, irregular periods and excessive hair growth on other parts of the body.



Number 2

Telogen Effluvium

This kind of sudden hair loss is our body’s reaction to experiencing a devastatingly traumatic physical/emotional event such as is caused by childbirth or extreme stress. It could also be a side effect of having to take certain medications.

When this happens as much as 90% of our hair in its anagen or growing phase is immediately accelerated to the telogen or shedding phase. At this point, hair might begin falling out by the handful!

Effluvium related hair loss is fortunately treatable and regrowth will often occur.

Number 3

Trichotillomania

This rare impulse-control “hair-pulling” disorder is characterized by an overwhelming and irresistible compulsion to pull all your hair out, whether it be on your head or your body!

Mostly this condition manifests itself as an action to relieve stress and tension, but it can also be something that people might “absent-mindedly” do automatically.

Scientists working in this field aren’t entirely sure how genetics and environmental factors lead to trichotillomania, but some think it’s linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder which is treatable through education, medication, and behavioral therapy.



Number 4

Alopecia Areata

Sometimes female hair loss results from our hair follicles taking up arms against us, as it were!

Alopecia Areata or “spot baldness” for instance is an autoimmune disorder which causes our white blood cells to mistakenly “gang up” and surround our hair follicles causing them to become inflamed and eventually leading to hair loss.

Fortunately, those white blood cells don’t completely obliterate the hair follicles, and this means that hair regrowth is always possible.

For the four and a half million or more Americans born with this disorder, this approximate is spread evenly between men and women.

Number 5

Androgenic alopecia

Finally, we come to the leading cause of hair loss among women. We also refer to this condition as “Female Pattern Baldness.” Sadly, because it’s hereditary, it can’t be prevented.

It works similarly to Alopecia Areata except for the fact that instead of our white blood cells surrounding and inflaming those hair follicles, as in the case of Alopecia Areata, a hormone derivative called dihydrotestosterone attacks those hair follicles even more aggressively.

While minoxidil, more famously known by its branded name: Rogaine, can slow the alopecia related hair loss down, there currently is no complete cure.

Unfortunately, the chances of regrowth are slim too.

Other Causes

The five conditions discussed in this video are only a few of the things that can lead to female hair loss.

Others are; hyperthyroidism, traction alopecia or self-induced hair loss as a result of hair-styling and chemotherapy.

While learning more about the causes of female hair loss is essential, it’s also paramount to spread the word about that 40% statistic and shine a light on how women make up such a massive proportion of our hair loss community.

This video makes a profound point at the end about how vital it is that we de-stigmatize and “de-gender” the balding process.

Regardless of whether you happen to be from Mars or from Venus, losing your hair can feel like losing a part of yourself.

I hope you enjoyed that short and concise video. Our thanks go to Cristen at the excellent YouTube channel “Stuff Mom Never Told You.

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