Stop and Reverse Hair Loss with Seaweed
Using Algae Extract vs Channeled Wrack vs Hijiki ... and 4 more

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Most varieties of seaweed, found in abundance in and along the shores of the world's oceans and seas, can be added to the diet to stop hair loss and regrow hair. All varieties of seaweed contain essential amino acid, minerals, and vitamins that help address such common causes of hair thinning and balding such as:

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  • an excess production of testosterone that in turn causes the overproduction of a hair-growth halting hormone called DHT
  • inadequate nutrition due to dieting or a metabolic disorder
  • stress from situational, emotional or physical problems
  • side-effects from hormonal therapy or medication
  • allergies
  • bacterial and fungal infections of the scalp
  • hereditary factors

However, there are some seaweed varieties are especially known and recommended for stopping hair shedding, hair thinning and balding.

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Method 1: Using Algae Extract

Algae extract is a liquid hair loss supplement that is made from the blue-green algae that sits on the sun-soaked top of the ocean waves. Depending on the brand and where it is made, algae extract may contain brown seaweed, green seaweed, and red seaweed. The seaweed sold to eat or to be processed in supplements is usually collected from waters in the North East Atlantic and also off the shores of Australia New Zealand, Japan, China and both coasts of the United States and Canada.

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Algae extract may be made from a variety of sea algae species growing on the ocean or sea floor.

Algae extract stops hair loss and regrows hair because it is:

  • Rich in many minerals, including selenium, magnesium, and copper, which helps unblock hair follicles that may be clogged by flakes or scalp fungus.
  • Rich in iodine, which revs up the efficiency of the thyroid and prevents hair thinning due to perimenopause and hypothyroidism
  • A good source of essential fatty acids, which helps give hair its tensile strength so that it does not break off at the root
  • A full protein that helps support the growth of strong hair strands that are rooted firmly in healthy scalp follicles
  • Full of immune-boosting micronutrients that help reduce hair loss due to scalp inflammation.
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Algae extract stops hair thinning due to perimenopause and hypothyroidism.

How to Use Algae Extract To Stop And Reverse Hair Loss

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    Take one full dropper of Algae Extract three times a day.
    You can buy Algae extract in any health food store. As it is a food, it is non-toxic but do not overdo it if you suffer from high blood pressure or if your doctor told you to avoid sodium.
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    Add up to three full droppers of algae extract to your smoothies and juices.
    Algae has a slightly musty, salty taste so it works best with green or tomato-based drinks.
    Algae extract can be added to any green or tomato-based drink to turn it into a delicious hair restorative tonic.
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Method 2: Using Channeled Wrack

This crispy, yellow to brown seaweed contains powerful antioxidants that help reduce hair loss.

Channel Wrack is a natural inhibitor of excess hormone production, which causes hair loss.

Channeled Wrack halts hair loss and stimulates the growth of new hair because it is:

  • An ample source of vitamin E, which is profoundly restorative to hair follicles damaged by wearing hair in tight hairstyles and scalp fungus.
  • A natural inhibitor of DHT, the sex hormone that blocks hair growth and that is triggered by endocrine system balances such as low estrogen and high testosterone. *A seaweed with a full amino acid profile and helps supply hair with the protein it needs to grow long, strong and thick.
  • A very rich source of natural iodine that helps support the thyroid and that in turn helps compromised hair follicles grow new hair.
  • A great source of soluble fiber that helps detoxify the intestines and contribute to a healthier gut, which in turn, also helps the body dispose of excess DHT that might be contributing to thinning hair and balding.
  • A low glycemic food that slows down the ingestion of sugars that may cause high blood sugar, hormone imbalances, and hair loss issues.
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The vitamin E in Channeled Wrack helps repair hair follicles damaged from wearing tight hairstyles like French braids.

How to Use Channeled Wrack to Stop and Reverse Hair Loss

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    Add it to stews and soups for added nutrition whenever it is possible.
    Channeled Wrack is especially delicious added to soups, especially fish chowders and stews.
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    Crumble it until it is flaky and sprinkle it on pizza, pasta and other foods.
    Seaweed can be sprinkled on pizza so it adds flavor.
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    Crush it up in a coffee grinder or food processor and use it as an iodine-rich salt substitute.
    Ground-up seaweed can be used as a salt replacement.
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    Soak it in water overnight, chop it finely and add it to salads.
    A seaweed and cucumber salad.
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    Take it three times a day in capsules as a supplement.
    Seaweed capsules can be taken as a supplement.
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Method 3: Using Hijiki

Hijiki seaweed is a long brown, stringy seaweed that is sold in clumps. It is sometimes called Hiziki.

Hijiki is a natural DHT blocking food that can stop balding in both sexes.

Hijiki stops and reverses hair loss because it is:

  • An efficient diuretic that helps detoxify the kidneys, liver and adrenal gland, thus preventing the over-production the hormones cortisol and DHT, which in turn can cause hair loss
  • Very rich in iodine, which supports the thyroid and prevents hair loss that is the result of metabolic disorders such as Type II Diabetes and Hashimoto's Disease
  • A generous source of magnesium and calcium in a balance that helps reduce hair loss caused by anxiety and physical stress
  • An excellent source of soluble fiber that absorbs toxins from the intestines, thus helping regulate hormone disruptions that can cause hair loss
  • Very high in Vitamin K, which helps the body absorb minerals and Vitamin C, which is essential for reducing scalp inflammation
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Hijiki contains magnesium, which calms the body and helps reduce hair loss caused by emotional stress.

How to Use Hijiki to Stop And Reverse Hair Loss

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    Soak the dried form of this seaweed in water overnight, drain and add vinegar and then serve it has a side dish.
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    Use it as a vegetable by adding a handful of dried Hijiki seaweed to soups or stews.
    Hijiki soaked in water.
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    Crumble it up into tiny pieces and add to the pot when you are cooking rice to boost its nutrition.
    Hijiki can be mixed into rice dishes.
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    Crumble it up and use it instead of salt when making bread, pizza dough, and savory pastries.
    Hijiki can be used as an ingredient to flavor rustic bread.
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Method 4: Using Kelp

Kelp is technically a brown algae that is very healthy for the entire body but is known especially to be very healthy for the hair.

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Kelp halts hair loss and encourages new hair growth because it is:

  • A hair growth remedy that contains a special constituent called laminaria angustata, which makes hair follicles healthier and fattens hair strands and makes hair look thicker
  • A source of vanadium, a mineral that many people are short on that helps balance the blood sugar disorders, such as Type II Diabetes, that can cause hair loss
  • A source of many vitamins essential for scalp health and hair growth including A, B1, and E
  • A great source of bioavailable Vitamin C and Vitamin K, that helps the body absorb and use iron more efficiently, which in turn boosts hair growth.
  • Stocked with all of the minerals needed to build healthy strands of hair including iron, sodium, phosphorus and calcium
  • A good source of vegan vitamin D, essential for the general health of the hair follicles so that they do not shrink due to aging, infection or hormonal-related issues
  • A great source of iodine, which helps regulate thyroid hormone levels and prevent hair loss due to endocrine gland disorders
  • A whole raw vegan source of protein, which benefits hair because hair is made of protein
  • A nourishing source of potassium, which keeps the vascular and circulatory systems in good working order and helps those systems nurture and maintain hair follicles
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Kelp is highly nutritious and can help you grow beautiful, long thick hair.

How to Use Kelp To Stop And Reverse Hair Loss

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    Soak it in water overnight to hydrate it and serve it on its own as a salad.
    A simple salad made from Kelp, sesame seeds, and chives can help boost thyroid hormone production and prevent hair loss.
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    Shred it into soups and stews.
    Kelp can be added to soups.
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    Crumble it to use on salads.
    Kelp can be crumbled or soaked and added to salads.
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    Use it powdered as a salt substitute.
    Kelp powder can be used as a salt substitute.
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    Use it powdered as a seasoning for popcorn, kale chips, and another home-made snack.
    Powdered kelp is delicious on popcorn.
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    Consume it in a capsule or pill in supplement form.
    North Atlantic Kelp.
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    Mix the powdered supplement form into green smoothies, green juices, and tomato juice.
    Powdered kelp goes well in a green smoothie.
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Method 5: Using Kombu

Kombu is a bright, green shiny seaweed that is sometimes sold as Kumbu. It is often sold in jars as strips.

Kombu is very rich in the mineral zinc, which is a natural blocker of hormones that cause hair loss.

Kombu arrests hair loss and encourages new hair growth because it is:

  • Very rich in iodine and supportive of the thyroid, which helps address hair loss caused by low thyroid function
  • Very purifying for the liver and the kidneys, which in turn, helps the scalp detoxify itself so that hair follicles can grow new hair
  • Rich in the mineral iron that helps the blood nourish hair follicles and keep them healthy enough to hold onto hair strands
  • Very high in the mineral zinc, which is a natural DHT blocker and helps mitigate hair thinning and hair loss caused by hormonal imbalances
  • Very high in magnesium, which helps reduce hair fall out caused by stress
  • Rich in vitamins B and C, which help clear up clogged hair follicles and prevent inflammation that shrinks hair follicles
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Kombu is very high in minerals and vitamins that can help thinning hair look a bit thicker as it grows back.

How To Use Kombu To Stop And Reverse Hair Loss

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    Use it as an ingredient in sushi and sashimi dishes.
    Sushi made with Kombu.
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    Add the dried form of it to salads.
    A kombu, carrot and bean salad.
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    Add it to stews and soups.
    Kombu adds a rich flavor and thickness to soup as well as helps you grow or regrow thicker hair.
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    Soak it in vinegar and eat it as a condiment.[[
    Kombu soaked in vinegar.
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Method 6: Using Nori

Nori is a flat, green sheet of seaweed that is also known as Zicai. It tastes mildly salty.

Nori is very high in iodine and is a natural probiotic, which can help people suffering from hair loss due to metabolic disorders.

Nori prevents hair loss and helps hair grow again because it is:

  • A very low glycemic food that helps lower blood sugar and prevents hair loss due to metabolic disorders such as insulin resistance and Type II Diabetes
  • A potent diuretic that can help people suffering from hormonal disruptions such as menopause dispose of the excess DHT that might be building up in hair follicles a sabotaging hair growth
  • A powerful cleanser of the liver and kidneys, that supports adrenal function, reduces cortisol and prevents the body from producing the DHT that causes baldness
  • High in iodine, which helps support the thyroid and regulate hormones
  • A high fiber food that is also a probiotic and that can help maintain gut health, which in turn helps the boy rid itself of hormones that can cause hair loss
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Nori contains nutrients that can help slow down hereditary hair loss caused by high testosterone levels.

How To Use Nori to Stop and Reverse Hair Loss

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    Use it as a wrap for sushi.
    Nori seaweed is most commonly used to wrap sushi.
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    Crush it with a rolling pin or in your hands and use it as a topping for salads or meats.
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    Crushed nori and sesame seeds used as a topping for salmon.
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    Shred it and crumble on pizza as a topping.
    Dried nori on pizza.
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    Add it to pasta sauces instead of salt or use it to top pasta instead of cheese.
    Nori on pasta
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    Add ripped up pieces to soups and stews.
    Nori goes well in stews.
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    Crushed it in a grinder with sesame seeds to make a salt substitute that supports hair growth.
    Nori crushed with sesame seeds make a healthy condiment.
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Method 7: Using Thongweed

Thongweed is a long, brown stringy sea vegetable that is also known as sea thong, buttonweed or sea spaghetti.

Thongweed is also known as sea spaghetti and you can eat it with pasta sauce.

Thongweed stops hair loss and encourages new hair growth because it is:

  • A very rich source of iodine that helps reduce hair loss by supporting the function of the thyroid
  • A very rich source of natural fiber that helps keep your digestive system healthy, which in turn prevents the endocrine system issues that can cause hair loss
  • A great source of bio-peptides, which helps balance the flora in the gut so that all systems in the body operate with great efficiency
  • Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which helps grow long, thick glossy locks
  • Very rich in zinc, a mineral that is a natural DHT blocker and that helps prevent hair loss due to hormonal imbalances
  • An ample source of vitamins A and E, which helps heal scalps damaged from hair traction, dying and over processing
  • A very rich sources of potassium, which keeps the entire body alkaline, and has an overall anti-aging effect on the scalp
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Thongweed can help restore hair that is has become thin and damaged because of dying and overprocessing.

How To Use Thongweed to Stop and Reverse Hair Loss

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    Serve it on its own by soaking it in water overnight and then sprinkle with sesame seeds on top.
    Thongweed soaked and served with chives and sesame seeds.
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    Add it to fresh salads as a sea vegetable ingredient.
    Thong weed can be served with other fresh vegetables.
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    Use it to stuff the inside of lettuce rolls or rice paper rolls.
    Stuff lettuce rolls with crab or another kind of seafood and thong weed.
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    Use it as a substitute for pasta by soaking it in water overnight, warming the noodles in a frying pan and serving it with pasta sauce.
    Sea thong looks like linguine pasta and can be served up with various sauces and eaten in the same way.
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Tips and Tricks

Seaweed from the North Atlantic is the least polluted.

  • There have been very few reports of people ever being allergic to seaweed, so it is a safe hair loss solution for people who want to regrow their hair naturally but know that they are allergic to many herbs
  • Avoid buying seaweed from coastal areas that might be polluted with arsenic or other toxins by buying product that is certified as organic consuming seaweed

Questions and Answers

I am looking for the purest source of seaweed and where to find it?

Could you recommend the best areas to get various types of seaweed from? Meaning where it's grown? At the end, you mention that it's important to use the seaweeds grown in places that are less likely to be exposed to heavy pollutants. Can you clarify where those places might be? Thanks. I have tried: Fucoidan by Swanson - very low amounts of mg and want to try higher ones. I think it was caused by: Very little knowledge of different types available, plus wanting to know of the safest waters to get it from?

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Any type of seaweed is safe to eat as long as it comes from a part of the world where it is less likely to be contaminated. According to Danish Scientist, professor Ole G. Mouritsen, the safest seaweed to eat come from the North Atlantic coasts in Canada, Scotland, Norway and Iceland. Recommended types of seaweed, that are found or grown in North Atlantic waters and that are recommended for supplementary or culinary uses are dulse, sea lettuce, bladder wrack, sugar kelp and seaweed. Avoid wild gathering Sargassum from the North Atlantic as it can contain arsenic, which can cause cancer.

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Does it actually help against male pattern baldness?

Hello Donna, do you have reports from men who state that a seaweed rich nutrition stopped their baldness?. Best, Niko. I have not found an answer in the article. My whole dad's family is full of bald men. They are coming from a poor family where emotions and feelings had to be suppressed to strive for an academic career and get income. I heard that this social aspect is found in many bald men, who suppress emotions and aim for performance. Can a diet that influence my genes? I have tried: Living gluten free, leaving out sugar and white bread, stop eating processed foods. I think it was caused by: As mentioned before, I believe in the social aspect causing hair loss in my family.

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Hi there, Niko. This is an excellent two-pronged question. that addresses two important factors in hair loss: genetics and stress. First of all, if you have genetic baldness, meaning that your scalp produces an excess of testosterone, which in turn produces DHT, taking seaweed will only temporarily reverse and stall the balding or delay it from becoming the worst-case scenario. That is because the constituents in seaweed damp down the naturally escalating production of testosterone that is causing the hair loss in the first place. Taking seaweed is just one of the things that you can do to keep your hair as long as possible.

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Second of all, the stress of poverty, family pressure and keeping your feelings suppressed has a physical effect. Poverty can cause a disruption in diet, and eating a diet high in fat, sugar, and sodium can provoke your adrenal glands to produce more cortisol, which in turn triggers the pituitary gland to produce more estrogen and then, on top of that, more DHT. The DHT literally clogs your scalp pores and kills the hair root. A similar thing happens when you become upset because of a family issue or walk around with constant anger. Your body overproduces the cortisol and hair loss is the result. Removing yourself from the people that are making you feel angry or excitable is your best course of action for preventing this very natural and automatic interaction of brain chemicals.

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