Calcification Of The Scalp Causes Balding??

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  1. FadingDelilah

    FadingDelilah Well-Known Member

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    I read this really eye-opening article a while ago that I thought might be helpful to someone.

    https://perfecthairhealth.com/the-ultimate-hair-loss-flowchart-why-we-lose-our-hair/

    I think it gives good insight in a very simple, understandable way about alopecia.

    I read somewhere that magnesium oil is useful for preventing and reversing calcification. I want to add it to my routine as a scalp topical everyday. I don't have alopecia but I think the main thing that leads to age related hair thinning and alopecia is letting calcium build up over the years in the scalp to the point that it chokes the follicles of oxygen, causing them to miniaturize, so the best thing to do is to start preventing that effect while you still have all or most of your hair. It would also help to eat healthier and get your hormones in check if possible to reduce a lot of the inflammation that helps cause calcification and fibrosis.

    What do ya'll think of this? (Sorry if this was already discussed. I don't usually come in this section.)

    Edit: I no longer recommend using magnesium oil for hair regrowth on the scalp like a regular oil!!!!! It seems easy to overdose on supplemental magnesium when using it that way, since magnesium oil is (depending on the brand) extremely rich in supplemental magnesium. Using enough to massage your whole scalp would equate to using toxic amounts, since you're probably already getting some from vitamins, and with an upper safe limit of 350 mg for supplemental magnesium for adults - meaning magnesium from food doesn't count towards reaching that limit - it would become very excessive. You always want to stay generously below any upper limits that are set for supplements anyways, since you want to stay far away from problems. For example, I would keep the dose of magnesium that I'm getting from magnesium oil, magnesium spray, supplements + epsom salt COMBINED to only 35% of the upper limit or less per day, to stay nice and far away from that 350 mg. Magnesium sprays are usually much less concentrated, yet still good for pain, if that sounds hard but you want to use magnesium topically and as a supplement. However, always check the label. This dosage should be more than enough to cover any nutritional deficiencies in magnesium you may have. (It is questioned whether or not magnesium from magnesium oil, magnesium sprays or epsom salts is even absorbed or not. Research is needed. To be safe, I would still go by the guideline above in case it is absorbed, but if you feel you're truly deficient in magnesium, I would stick to using a supplement to increase my levels, instead of going the epsom salt/magnesium oil route.)

    My new recommendation is to eat a magnesium rich diet to get magnesium, to be safe, since food sources of magnesium do not count towards the upper limit (again, this only applies for supplemental forms of magnesium). Taking vitamins/laxatives with small to moderate amounts of supplemental magnesium added or using any of the things mentioned above in the right amounts does not sound unsafe, I just wouldn't use magnesium oil in excess by using it in unusual/unprescribed ways. The websites that I see recommending magnesium oil for scalp massages do not talk about/consider the risk of getting too much magnesium from magnesium oil, since they are not doctors or scientists.

    Excellent sources of dietary magnesium include beans and whole grains. Eat one or both daily for calcium to move to where it needs to be in your body! This will help a lot to protect your hair against calcification related hair loss.
     
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    Very interesting, thanks. I wonder if calcification can be linked to relaxers, too?
     
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    I would recommend to not use it this way. Magnesium oil stings like a mug and would probably leave your scalp raw (maybe too harsh of a word) but should I say super tender? I've been using magnesium oil for around 2 months (for other reasons not related to hair) and I can only handle it on my legs or the bottom of my feet.
     
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    Would orally taking magnesium supplements possibly help with calcification?

    @ElevatedEnergy: Whew, I know what you mean. I was taken aback at first. I think the stinging has subsided for me. The one I use says that it can be diluted.
     
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    I'm thankful for your input, however I read that this reaction (stinging) is normal for some but not all people, and that over time the stinging effect will go away if used regularly. I'm going to give it a shot and hopefully that's true :)
     
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    Yes it would! Orally taking magnesium or eating a magnesium rich diet would help a lot because one of magnesium's main jobs in the bloodstream is to move calcium to the bones where its supposed to be, so that it doesn't reside and form plaque in the arteries.

    I think the people who eat magnesium rich diets are the ones with full heads of hair even into their 60s+. I have a gut feeling that topical magnesium applied directly to the area will work better, so I plan on using it and making sure that my diet has optimal amounts of magnesium in it. The truth is I'm not entirely sure which will work (or work better) so I'm using both, LOL. Hopefully the magnesium oil doesn't sting long term.

    I also think it would be a good idea to use something anti-inflammatory on the scalp, maybe mixed in with the magnesium oil since inflammation is the trigger to increased dht. I think I'll try aloe + magnesium oil.
     
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    @FadingDelilah: Thanks, it’s starting to make sense. Mind updating us with your results?
     
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    When I use it I still update on the stinging, but I don't have an alopecia diagnosis or major hair shedding, so there wouldn't be much of an update there. No areas of regrow the to show. Im just interested in stopping hair loss before it starts. :)
     
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    Maybe diluting it with a carrier oils will take the edge off it, like avocado, jojoba or almond oils?
     
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    Magnesium oil is actually not oil, so i don't think it would mix. It's a solution of magnesium flakes in water.
     
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    I was just about to type exactly that! Glad I continued reading.

    P.S. They call it "oil" because the concentrated solution is very viscous and slippery.
    Continued use and dilution make it easier to tolerate on the skin.
     
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    Bump in case it helps someone.
     
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    Good read. Thank you for bumping
     
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    So today I found out that some magnesium oils may be contaminated with heavy metals (depending on what body of water the magnesium was sourced from). Make sure you research the purity before you buy.
     
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    Bump for anyone having hair loss! Stay blessed.
     

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