In clinical trials hair-loss patients taking 18,000 international units of vitamin A in the form of retinol, along with 70mg of L-cysteine and 700mg of gelatin, were thought to suffer less hair loss.The B vitamins are important for healthy hair growth and, as I have written before, these all work best when taken together in the form of a good vitamin B complex. Zinc is also thought to help stimulate normal hair growth by enhancing immune function.

PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) is one of the nutrients the body uses to make the anti-stress B vitamins, including B5, which is helpful in slowing down the rate of both greying and hair loss. This treatment only works when the greying is caused by stress or a nutrional deficiency that the PABA correct.

Useful contacts:

Lucinda Ellery Hair Solutions a salon in London (Hammersmith)that treats hair loss recommends a combination approach, including meditation,yoga and mind-coaching.
Lucinda Ellery Hair Solutions – 020 8741 8224

Hairline International – 01564 775 281 – for the Alopecia Patients Society