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Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments' started by td241, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. td241

    td241 New Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I was curious to see if anyone else had experience with how the quality of their water effects their hairloss.

    I just moved back home where the water is very hard, and I've started shedding like crazy. My stepmom suggested it might be our water. When she travels, she notices her skin and hair are much better. We have a lot of scale....

    I bought a "point-of-use" filtered shower head that claims to reduce scale (they don't all claim to do that. I have well water so I don't think chlorine is a problem but they all seem to filter that). The reviews (it was amazon) on the model I got were pretty extensive... 80-some people gave it a 5-star review. A few stated that it helped their hairloss, though I don't remember reading any from people who were suffering from MPB.

    It seems like our water should be the first thing we look at. Wouldn't it make sense that chlorine and heavy metals and scale and other noxious chemicals could be responsible for causing our scalps to produce more oil and clog hair follicles? Or causing irritation that causes otherwise healthy hairs to shed?

    Anyone else notice a difference in their hair that seems to be water-dependent?
     
  2. ripple-effect

    ripple-effect Experienced Member

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    Yes, the quality of shower water can be a hair loss factor IMO. It's not a major factor, but it would be a good idea to get a filtered shower head even if you don't have hair loss. It should not be priority though.

    Which filtered shower head did you buy?

    Was it this one?:
    Culligan WSH-C125 Wall-Mount 10,000 Gallon Capacity Filtered Showerhead


    Their hair loss seems to have happened because of water quality but nothing regarding genetics.
     
  3. Baldie Guy

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    Don't think it's that much of an issue honestly.
     
  4. Pinto02

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    Hi all, Drinking water filters can actually save you money because you won't have to buy any more plastic material water wines. No more having to lug cases of water from the store into your home. You can have pure clean strained water running right out of your kitchen faucet.I use metal wines to bring my strained water with wherever I go. I have been using the same three wines for years all I have to do is wash them. I cannot imagine how many plastic material water wines I would have used. Thank you.

    discount filters
     
  5. coreymatthews

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    Sorry for the really old bump.

    I moved back home in September and immediately noticed a huge increase in the amount of hair I shed each day. I wasn't sure what to amount it to -- added stress, environment, or just pure chance -- but I decided to give a shower filter a try and the difference has been outstanding!

    It's only been a few months (started on October 23rd), but for the past week or so I swear I have not lost a single noticeable hair. By that I mean, not a single hair on the hand in the shower, or in the sink after combing rigorously.

    The only other things I've added over that time have been an olive oil/aloe vera shampoo I bought from Walmart and minox for the past month. I also pop an antihistamine in the morning, but I have been extremely inconsistent about that.

    I've been slowly losing my hair for 8 years now... so this feels pretty great. No regrowth at all to report but if I can maintain what I currently have for the rest of my life than I'll take it :)

    Just wanted to throw this out there. There's clearly no science behind my thought but its a one time $25 investment, so why not?
     
  6. resu

    resu Senior Member

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    Be aware of the scams regarding water filters, if you're going to test the water, do it with a certified lab and not with a salesman..
     
  7. jazz1

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    Reverse osmosis, water softner and shower filters cured my alopecia areata, too may chemicals in water especially chlorine and flouride cause prostate enlargement, 95% disease is in water and food.

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    I recently fitted shower filter bought of eBay aswell as my whole house system is just softner and drinking is reverse osmosis I read you absorb more water during shower. Anyways it's cheap 25 pounds works great, must explain seasonal sheds= more added chlorine.
     
  8. coreymatthews

    coreymatthews New Member

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    I am not sure if this is general advice or implying that I am a shower filter salesman... but just in case it is the latter, please be assured that I am not. I have two ancient accounts here (user ids aamiryou and bone1999) whose credentials I cannot remember, and a great job as a systems engineer that I would never trade for shower filter sales :)

    Sorry if that comes across as defensive but I would understand the skepticism considering I made an account to post that. Though, in honesty, I probably would have pimped my brand and chosen a higher trafficked forum if I were looking for sales.
     
  9. jazz1

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    Mate I'm with you water systems do bloody work it cured my alopecia areata and those shower filters remove chlorine which damage the dam hair! Most people fail to understand.
     
  10. resu

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    General advice, there are many scammers that use a few tricks to impress people to make it seem that the water is actually worse than it really is.
     
  11. jazz1

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    In the uk it is though, that's why the crap inside it was causing my alopecia areata aswell as my hairdresser, if fitting these salesman systems worked then how could they possibly be a scam? My patches regrew back in 3 weeks I have all pictures to proove, funny how AA is the highest in the uk defiantly those chemicals. Did you not know that chlorine and flouride can cause prostate enlarge and hair damage in men? I don't see why people don't realise how bad the water actually is and how it effects ones health until you suffer what I had :).

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    If this bloody sight allowed me to copy and paste my picture links I would that's why I hate using this site.
     
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    Ahh -- was not aware. Thanks for clearing that up!
     
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    I've been meaning to get a shower filter for a while but not sure which is the best. There is one that Dr. Mercola is selling but it's triple the price as the one from OP. I wouldn't mind if I knew for a fact that it's the best. Is there flouride in shower water as well? I assume there would be if it's in tap water. Does the filter remove that as well or just chlorine? I believe there are some heavy metals that leach on the shower and some chemicals.

    Also if you guys have any recommendations for water filters let me know. Was thinking of doing reverse osmosis and adding concentrate minerals to it.
     
  16. jazz1

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    I have the kinetico water system k5 and water softner with mineral catridge added, I don't get any gym cramps since drinking this water plus it cured my alopecia areata since fitting this few months back in the uk. My friend has the Harvey's softner apparently flow rate is better on that, I went with kinetico because of the reverse osmosis, a distiller is another thing I need to invest but you need add your minerals to that :).
     
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    Mine isn't fancy at all... its the in-line filter by Culligan and I re-use my old shower head.

    Unfortunately I have noticed some hair loss again the last two days, but still remarkably minimal. I attribute it more to the minox than anything. Gonna read up on reverse osmosis and the like soon.
     
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    The place where I live some people use water from the Well and according to them this water is not good for hairs but its ok for drinking and washing other parts of body
     
  19. jazz1

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    Lol same thing drinking and wash.
     
  20. Breaking Bald

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    Really? Where abouts in the UK do you live? Surely it depends, I live in Scotland so I would imagine that the water is pretty pure?? Yet you see a lot of bald people in Scotland.
     

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