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    Want to go Primal but scared of hair loss

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    Hi I'm new here and am very intrigued by the primal lifestyle. I have done low carb before and have had much success losing weight. However, every time I decrease carbs and increase animal fat my hair falls out. I have read that animal fat increases testosterone which converts to DHT which causes hair loss. Obviously this doesn't happen to everyone but it does seem prevalent here in the forums. I don't think it is the decrease in carbs that does it because when I decrease fat substantially and stay low carb the hair loss will stop. But who wants to live like that? Also, I have tried supplementing with biotin, shin min, etc.. Any advice?

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    You do know that hair loss is common any time you lose a significant amount of weight or go through another bodily stress temporary hairloss is a common phenomenon. It's called telogen effluvium (you can Google it) and is perfectly normal.

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    I have similar issues.... will be keeping an eye on this thread, if anyone has advice on how to regrow the hair lost due to TE more quickly.

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    My hair's thicker than ever. My skin is 100 times better, too. Sounds like a shedding phase to me. The same thing happens for a lot of people that start minoxidil. The weak stuff's gotta fall out to grow back fuller. If anything, I'm growing a little back. Ever hear of a bald caveman? Me neither. Stick with it and see if the hair grows back. Also, Nioxin is a great shampoo and I strongly recommend it alongside their conditioner.
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    i havent had any problems and my hair is really long

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    Hair loss is prevalent on the forums? Really? I know of this thread, and one other than mentioned fear of it. I wouldn't see anything to indicate prevalance.

    What's low carb anyway? I'm around 75g, and no hair loss, in fact, I think some of my chest hair is getting all Burt Reynolds on me.
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    I had thinning hair and male pattern baldness BEFORE going primal. Going primal is bringing my hair back to its glory. My stylist over the weekend complimented me on how thick its getting and that it looks like I'm reversing the baldness.

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    This is the craziest thing I ever heard... (Well, close)

    I pretty much eat primal and even do injectable testosterone that I get from my thyroid/hormone doc. No hair loss.

    But, I was getting some before when my thyroid was jacked, so it got better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geostump View Post
    I had thinning hair and male pattern baldness BEFORE going primal. Going primal is bringing my hair back to its glory. My stylist over the weekend complimented me on how thick its getting and that it looks like I'm reversing the baldness.
    Thyroid is getting better as a good side effect of primal and leptin reset.

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    I'm sorry, what is the craziest thing you have ever heard? That increasing animal fat increases testosterone or that increased testosterone can cause hair loss?

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