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Wondering If Borax Accelerated Hair Loss

Posted by Karen (Staten Island, NY) on 06/06/2008

I have been experiencing hairloss for the past ten years. I tried using borax rinse one tablespoon to 1 cup of water for about two weeks. I am afraid it accelerated my hairloss even more. I have lost 60% of my hair and I am devastated. I don't know if it is from horomonal issues or just androgenetic alopecia. I am scared that this last drastic shed is permanent due to using the borax. Is borax a chemical that can cause a burn & lead to scarring alopecia. I really don't know the cause of my latest shed. When this first occurred I had also added an azelaic acid topical treatment and stopped my birth control pill. What should I do?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts


In my opinion the cause of hair loss needs to addresed first, which is often manganese deficiency and vitamin C sodium ascorbate. The hair loss can be accelerated just by washing the hair of with any known shampoo, borax is the mildest, but deals directly with the problems of fungus. However, most dietary sources are the real problem and borax is a very mild shampoo. The best way is to deal with dealing with deficiencies. Manganese sulfate is 25 mg a day only for a couple of weeks, plus sodium ascorbate vitamin C 1000 mg, perhaps twice a week evening primrose oil 1000 mg, and Fish oil omega 3 1000 mg a day. If the scalp is already oily then zinc gluconate 50 mg usually taken 3 times a week. The cause of accelerated hair loss at least for me is a deficiency and it gets faster. To furhter help hair problems I found certain monoatomic elements, is lacking. The newer remedy for monoatomic is 1/4 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate, 1/4 teaspoon sodium carbonate plus 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt in one liter of drinking water, preferably kept overnight, taken throughout the day, shake before using, stored in a plastic or glass container.


P.S. Borax doesn't cause hair loss problems since it is used for hair loss it is the gentlest one I can find. However, if deficiency is indicated, hair loss will accelerate itself regardless of whatever was done on the hair.

Replied by Annette
Nashville, Tennessee

you too have alopecia, look it up, there is no known cause and it it not something that could hurt you.

Replied by Shigure

Hi Ted,

I know that you say that borax is gentle shampoo. It may be gentle for scalp but not so much for hair. Do you know any other scalp fungus treatment that don't harm hair. I am a women. I need to cure my scalp but I also want my long hair. I've grown the for years and I am not ready to sacrifice them. Borax is too alkaline. I've used it less than month and my hair is extremely damaged now.