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 Posted 5/21/2012 3:22:14 AM
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Jen (5/20/2012)

Just found this.  Note that he mentions keeping the head lower than the heart for restoring hair color.  My own experience has borne this out, as a longtime practitioner of the yoga headstand.  My hair is still mostly brown at 60+.  I plan to try copper salicylate as well.

http://www.health-science-spirit.com/copper.htmlRestoringHair




Your link got screwed up, so I've reproduced it here:

http://www.health-science-spirit.com/copper.html

It's interesting. Think I'll try it.
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 Posted 5/25/2012 7:32:33 PM
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Jen (5/20/2012)

Just found this.  Note that he mentions keeping the head lower than the heart for restoring hair color.  My own experience has borne this out, as a longtime practitioner of the yoga headstand.  My hair is still mostly brown at 60+.  I plan to try copper salicylate as well.

http://www.health-science-spirit.com/copper.html

"Hair is coloured by the production of melanin inthe hair bulbs. There are two kindsof melanin, eumelanin which coloursthe hair brown to black, and pheomelanin that makesit yellow-blond to red. Different combinations of these two kinds of melanindetermine then the exact colour and shade of the hair . . . "

 

I've been taking a copper complex, mentionned as "highly absorbable" by its manufacturer: copper bisglyscinate, by Solgar. It has not done a thing to my grey. For years. But I'm willing to hear about the contrary. As to this headstand thing, well, the objection is still the same: why should some people need to do that whereas they didn't when they were younger, and why will other never have to well into their 60's or 70's. Genetics remains key to my mind and as long as it is not properly deciphered, we're stalled.

My latest try is this: http://www.hairlosshelp.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=10&threadid=94600&STARTPAGE=1&FTVAR_FORUMVIEWTMP=Linear

Since early january, I've been taking a tspful and a half on an empty stomach every morning. The grey still seems to be getting on, though I have found a hair, with each month, that showed a black root and a white tip. So, five of them, altogether. Not exactly the 'guaranteed result" this link speaks about. Anyway, I'll carry that thing on for at least another 6 months, since I've got as much to go in my cupboard.
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 Posted 5/26/2012 6:36:19 AM
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Jen (5/20/2012)

Just found this.  Note that he mentions keeping the head lower than the heart for restoring hair color.  My own experience has borne this out, as a longtime practitioner of the yoga headstand.  My hair is still mostly brown at 60+.  I plan to try copper salicylate as well.

http://www.health-science-spirit.com/copper.html

"Hair is coloured by the production of melanin inthe hair bulbs. There are two kindsof melanin, eumelanin which coloursthe hair brown to black, and pheomelanin that makesit yellow-blond to red. Different combinations of these two kinds of melanindetermine then the exact colour and shade of the hair . . . "

 

I've been taking a copper complex, mentionned as "highly absorbable" by its manufacturer: copper bisglyscinate, by Solgar. It has not done a thing to my grey. For years. But I'm willing to hear about the contrary. As to this headstand thing, well, the objection is still the same: why should some people need to do that whereas they didn't when they were younger, and why will other never have to well into their 60's or 70's. Genetics remains key to my mind and as long as it is not properly deciphered, we're stalled.

My latest try is this: http://www.hairlosshelp.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=10&threadid=94600&STARTPAGE=1&FTVAR_FORUMVIEWTMP=Linear

Since early january, I've been taking a tspful and a half on an empty stomach every morning. The grey still seems to be getting on, though I have found a hair, with each month, that showed a black root and a white tip. So, five of them, altogether. Not exactly the 'guaranteed result" this link speaks about. Anyway, I'll carry that thing on for at least another 6 months, since I've got as much to go in my cupboard.

I have plenty of copper also but still have grey hair. I have been looking into how to 'maximize' health in general though and found something odd about myself, which is that my manganese was very low. Most things written about manganese indicate that it is almost never too low and that the risk is in getting too much. Trying to get my level to the center of the normal range has been a slow process due to being scared to take too much at once. I am currently up to 24mg/day,  more than double the UL, which might finally be enough to do it. I should know in a couple months when I check my manganese blood level again. Manganese is required for SOD2 (MnSOD), among other things, without which all sorts of bad things can happen.

I also recently had a hair element test done, which while not as reliable as standard blood testing, showed that my manganese hair level was still a full standard deviation lower than average even after taking 16mg/day for quite a while, based on the results of the blood test.

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Here's an article about how hair becomes gray and/or white.   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/4970326/Natural-peroxide-responsible-for-turning-hair-grey-or-white.html

I have lyme disease and have been on some heavy meds for some time.  Recently my gray hair turned snow white almost overnight.  It was at the very end of an anti-parasite protocol which I was on for 6 1/2 weeks.  When I went to get my hair cut a couple of days ago, my hairdresser told me that my normal hair was coming in at the roots.  Needless to day, I was relieved.
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Bruno Bertrand, chief researcher at L'Oreal, has been spinning bull chips for over a decade on how they are going to come out with a product for grey hair.

Check out this article from way back in 1999, when he said they'll have a product out in 5-10 years.  (oops, the buzzer sounded on that YEARS ago). 

http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss-articles/abst-86.htm

I still contend that L'Oreal is just trying to get attention for their brand name and what better way to do that is to spin b.s. press releases every 6 months or so to get people talking about them.

So Bertrand, where is your revolutionary product for grey hair?
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 Posted 7/20/2012 12:19:47 PM
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This was interesting:  Red Hair Is a Sign of Oxidative Stress in Wild Boars, but Gray is A-OK

http://www.press.uchicago.edu/pressReleases/2012/July/pbz_1207_RedBoars.html


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Here's my suggestion, from someone who turned prematurely grey at 22... don't worry about trying to reverse your grey hair. Instead, work with it. If the grey bothers you or you feel it makes you look older, use a tint to alter the grey somewhat. If your hair is dark mixed with grey you can create a sunbleached look or if you are totally grey like me, bordering on white, use a gentle tint to create a platinum look. There's so much you can do these days to alter the look of grey hair. Paba (para-Aminobenzoic acid) used to be the cure-all for greying hair except it never worked for me and to be honest, I'm glad it didn't because I've enjoyed being a blond, even at the age of 68 I still enjoy being a platinum blond. BTW, platinum blond is a very popular look these days!
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Welcome to the Forums, jomic.

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jomic (7/27/2012)
BTW, platinum blond is a very popular look these days!


Perhaps when the Assange movie comes out, it will be popular for men as well.
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BTW, platinum blond is a very popular look these days!


Perhaps when the Assange movie comes out, it will be popular for men as well.


Had to Google that one, but yes.. Julian Assange definitely has the look. People like Steve Martin and Phil Donahue created a new image for men with their premature grey hair. There's even a hair product on the market now for men that creates a salt & pepper look.. which BTW, is very sexy ;-)
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