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7 Day Detox for Hair Growth – Does Fasting Improve Hair Health?

What is in, or not in your blood is the single most important aspect of whether you lose or re-grow your hair. Blood contains/is made up of all the hormones (beneficial and harmful) oxygen, nutrients, mineral, enzymes, metabolic wastes and toxins.

An overview of detox for male pattern baldness

To cure hair loss naturally we must first make absolutely sure that our blood is carrying everything beneficial for hair growth, and has the smallest possible amounts of anything that will cause hair loss, or slow down the hair re-growth process.

We essentially want to make our blood ‘young’ again.

Think about it, if our blood was the same now as when we were young, before we started losing our hair, then we wouldn’t be losing our hair now.

SIDE NOTE: Find out if your hair loss is reversible naturally, using detox and other natural methods, by taking the 6 part quiz at the bottom of this page.

Getting the bad stuff out

It has been said that the greatest advance in medicine and human health was the idea of waste disposal. Before the concept of waste disposal even came about, human excrement and food waste was allowed to fester in close vicinity to our homes and living spaces and was a breeding ground for disease of all kind.

After the invention of waste disposal systems, populations grew rapidly, and health and life expectancy increased rapidly

People realised that if the waste disposal system, like sewerage works or garbage collection stopped, it would increase the chances of catching a disease and becoming ill.

Consequently it became the highest priority, when the systems of waste disposal stopped working that they were quickly fixed and working at full efficiency again.

Humans are similar in a way, we have our waste disposal systems, a biological sewerage system, such as our excretory organs, and they must regularly be serviced and maintained correctly so they can function efficiently .

And just like the waste disposal systems of modern towns, maintaining them in good condition, so they operate quickly, cleanly and efficiently, is a priority for good functioning of our bodies.

When the waste disposal system fails, the sewerage quickly backs-up and affects the organism as a whole.

In fact, most of our excretory systems are working very poorly, mainly because over the course of our lives we’ve been putting either too much food, or the wrong type of food into it and we’ve forgotten to clean it out.

Many of the foods we eat are such poor quality and badly combined that, instead of digesting, they putrefy and ferment.

This putrid mess then travels to the intestines, but our bodies don’t want to absorb these foods so they coat the digestive tract in a mucus which prevents the absorption into the bloodstream. (This is one of the primary reasons even obese people are chronically malnourished.)

If this happens once or twice a month, then it’s usually not a problem. But our poor diets mean it happens all day, every day, and the result is a thick lining of mucus on the digestive tract which prevents the passage of nutrients into the bloodstream and excretion of wastes out of the body.

A diet lacking fibrous bulk from a fruit and vegetable based diet contributes more to the problem, because there is nothing continually sweeping out the intestines.

The result is chronic toxaemia, a gradual build-up of toxins (i.e. waste) throughout every cell and tissue in the body. It’s comparable to the sewerage system of a village breaking and the village becoming flooded with waste, only to continue to add more, without fixing the problem.

Don’t you think the grass on the village green would quickly die!

Why Toxaemia Can Make Hair Loss Worse

In the Tao of Detox, Daniel Reid lists hair loss in men as one of the most common symptoms of toxaemia.

Thus it would follow that by removing the build-up of toxic materials in the blood and tissue the hair loss is reversed and returned to its natural state of fullness and youthfulness

In my experience, through treating hair loss in myself and helping other people, toxaemia is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, causes of hair loss, male pattern baldness, receding hair lines, (whatever you call it) in men today.

Toxins, as well of lack of proper nutrition, also known as ‘beige diet’ is also a reason for premature greying.

Once we shift away from the idea that hair loss is hereditary and therefore out of our control, towards taking responsibility for ourselves, it becomes obvious that detox is one of the most effective ways to reverse hair loss.

Yes some men are predisposed to hair loss and receding hair lines much more than other men, but that doesn’t mean it’s inevitable.

We’re are still the ones who are causing it and we still have the power to reverse hair loss. It’s not in the best interests of the drug companies who sell propecia and finasteride for men to realise this because it’s such a simple solution that would make these drugs obsolete.

Imagine completely cleaning out your body from all the accumulated toxic build-up over the years, to find new hair growth on previously bald patches of scalp, as well as existing hair becoming much thicker, with more gloss and strength.

Someone’s own toxicity might not be directly related to the amount of hair on their head, because toxaemia tends to manifest differently in different people.

For some people it’s acne, in some it manifests as psychological problems such as depression or dementia.

The good thing is it only takes 7 days for the majority of the toxins in our bodies to be flushed out, allowing the hair regrowth cycle to commence.

The program detailed here lasts seven days and I recommend doing it it once per year, as a minimum to keep the ‘sewerage system’ in excellent working order.

It really is exciting to know that the power to create new hair growth is in your hands and is directly related to if you take action on this advice.

What Is Detox?

Man eating an unhealthy burger

Detox stands for detoxification, and is a period of time over which the body activates its natural healing mechanisms by pouring toxins stored in the cells and tissues back into the bloodstream for elimination through the kidneys and other organs.

When we consume food, the body concentrates its’ energy on digesting and assimilating the food, it has no time or energy for eliminating the toxic substances that build-up because of less than ideal dietary habits.

In nature, animals naturally stop eating when they’re sick, and isolated tribes still have sick-houses where patients refrain from consuming food.

The problem is that whilst we continue to consume unhealthy foods or any food at all, our bodies can’t begin to purge the toxins because they must deal with the activities of digestion.

When digestion is ceased for 24-48 hours the body flicks a switch which sets the organisms into the parasympathetic mode of rest and recovery and begins to purge to toxins into the bloodstream for elimination.

During this period there can be up to ten times the normal amount of toxins in the blood, which means you will certainly feel low.

This is a sign that the detox is working its magic, the worse you feel in that day 2- 5 period the more effect the detox is having, and the more good it will do for you and your receding hair.

It takes about 7 days to completely rid the body of accumulated toxins. So don’t make the mistake many first time fasters make of eating something to pick up their mood.

This might cease the discomfort, but that’s only because the body has switched back into digestion mode and the therapeutic effects of toxin elimination are lost. Stay with it until the end of the 7 days and you’ll have never felt so good.

A complete 7 day detox should precede any major dietary changes.

This not only makes it easier to implement new dietary habits, because most of the cravings have gone and there is a blank slate of food desires, but also because without the detox much of the good new foods that are being digested simply cannot be properly assimilated because the digestive tract is covered in mucus and putrefied waste preventing absorption.

Before adding new oil to and engine, it makes sense to remove the dirty oil first.

I’m going to explain two different methods of detox. The first is the ideal method. It’s proven by far the most effective way to cleanse the entire body of all the accumulated toxins and give the colon a thorough clean to remove the lining of mucus and waste matter.

However, it might not be easy for the first time detoxer, because it involves no food for a week, and because so many toxins enter the bloodstream from the cells and tissues, days 3-5 can be particularly uncomfortable.

Therefore I will provide a beginner detox method, which is less strenuous, and it’s easier to stick to for the full week. This method is a compromise, but it will still produce great results.

If you are a first time detoxer then I would recommend this method first, and once you’re comfortable with it you can go onto a full 7 day fast.

Stop Hair Loss in 7 days- Method 1

Method 1 is a full 7 day fast. That means no food whatsoever for 7 days. Only five things will be consumed during the 7 days. These are:

  1. 2 litres of water per day
  2. Ground psyllium seed powder
  3. Bentonite clay
  4. Greens supplements
  5. Herbal teas

These five things have been chosen specifically to maximise the cleansing, cleaning and purifying effect of the detox. Let’s take a look at each ingredient individually, why it’s on the list and how to consume it, in what quantities.


This is the most important detox ingredient of them all because it is such a powerful solvent and carrier of toxins and harmful hormones like excess DHT. (Learn about the best way to naturally block DHT here.)

The water will literally flush your entire body through carrying as many toxins as it can with it. I very highly recommend using the alkalized, ionized and micro-clustered water. There is evidence that tap water can cause hair loss so it’s important that your source of water be as pure as possible.

It sounds high tech and expensive but it’s very easy to make by attaching a small machine to your kitchen tap. For detox purposes it’s much more effective at removing toxins than ordinary tap water.

You should drink at least 2 litres of water every-day, although you can happily drink more. Herbal teas and other ingredients do not count towards the 2 litres, they are additional to it.

Ground psyllium seed powder

This is a special type of bulking fibre, made from ground psyllium seeds and husks. The purpose of this ingredient is to sweep through the bowels clearing and de-clogging the putrid waste and slime in its path.

Take one teaspoon and mix with 300ml of water, shake well and drink down. Repeat this four times at regular intervals throughout the day.

Bentonite Clay

Bentonite molecules are 500 times smaller than water molecules so they can reach into the crevices and folds of the colon where water cannot penetrate.

At the same time each molecule carries a strong negative charge that allows it to absorb and then carry away up-to 200 times its own weight in toxins. It is the ultimate ‘magnetic’ toxin sponge.

Add one teaspoon of the clay to water and drink immediately. Bentonite clay (which is often used by marijuana smokers to detox from the THC-COOH metabolite) should be used 4 times per day, after every psyllium powder drink.

Greens Supplements

Greens supplements are powders made from the concentrated and refined juices of grasses, vegetables, roots, algae and water plants. They are highly alkalizing (something that you can learn about in the hair loss course) whilst being instantly digestible.

This is important since during detox we must aim to minimise the amount of energy used for digestion so that it can be used for toxin elimination.

Green supplements contain all the nutrients, micro-nutrients and minerals of the plants from which they are made in the most easily accessible form.

They also contain highly concentrated amounts of chlorophyll which is a compound almost identical to haemoglobin (the oxygen carrying molecule in blood) so it’s a great way to cleanse the blood.

Greens supplements are highly recommended during a detox, because they provide the only source of nutrition that can be used for healing cells during the 7 days without interrupting the cleaning process.

Take as much as recommended by the manufacturer by mixing with water and drinking. There are many different types of greens supplements available online, choose one that you like and suits your budget.

I personally recommend Dr Schulze’s Organic Superfood Plus Powder by Herbs Hands Healing. Another great product which is more expensive but probably the best on the market is Vitamineral Green by HealthForce Nutritionals.

Herbal Teas

Theaflavin from tea can lower DHT

Herbal teas can be used to speed up and enhance the effectiveness of any detox program.

The different herbs can also be targeted specifically for different organs in the body that need the most help, and for our purposes the liver will be the most beneficial to target to stop hair loss.

This is because the liver is used to clean the blood, and remove hormones such as DHT from the bloodstream.

When the liver isn’t working well, much of the DHT can’t be eliminated through the liver so it’s sent to the skin, for example, where it can cause hair loss. Dandelion and milk thistle are the best herbs that can be used to cleanse the liver.

Another herb I recommend using is valerian and passion flower which helps to sooth the nerves and reduce stress, which can be greater than normal during the 7 days. Sage tea also comes highly recommended as an excellent general detox herb.

A good choice is simply to find which ones you like since almost all are highly alkalizing and detoxifying. Drink as many herbal teas as you desire throughout the day.

Colonic Irrigations

By far the most effective way to quickly remove the deeply impacted mucus lining the colon is to use, twice daily 20 litre, colonic irrigations.

To most people the idea of a colonic irrigation seems so strange that they fail to seriously consider it as a technique to promote health and reverse hair loss. But then most people don’t understand just how poorly and inefficiently their digestive and waste disposal systems are functioning, and how much better they could be.

Nowadays the colon is so clogged by the effects of indiscriminate eating habits that it barely resembles the colons seen in anatomy books, and functions so inefficiently that it’s no wonder most humans suffer from an ever growing number of ailments and diseases, including hair loss.

The colon is so important to health and hence maintaining healthy hair because it allows us to use all the good things we put into our body, but also to eliminate the waste products.

If it is clogged, or coated with a layer of slime and mucus, neither of these processes can take place very well, and toxaemia results

It’s highly unfortunate that so many people won’t even try colonic irrigations, since they’re so easy and so effective.

The whole medical industry including multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical companies are particularly grateful for the taboo surrounding colonic irrigations and that so few people use them.

They are hoping it stays this way because if it became commonplace they would simply go out of business. Colonic irrigations literally flush the system through releasing an astounding amount of gunk from the walls of the colon.

In a single session around 5 gallons of warm water is passed through the colon, and this is done twice per day for seven days. Enough to thoroughly clean and detoxify the entire body.

You can go to a trained therapist at a special centre to get colonic irrigations, but a much better option is to administer them yourselves using a home kit such as a Colema Board.

They are very safe, effective, hygienic and cheap to use. You will be amazed at what comes out, but you won’t be surprised at how good you feel after 7 days, after seeing what’s leaving the body for good.

The seven day detox is the first action step that is advised in this book. It’s the most effective way to get rid of the toxic build-up that is at the root of almost all hair loss. The vast majority of men suffering from hair loss will immediately and significantly benefit from this.

The detox also creates a completely new slate on to which the rest of the action steps are ‘written.’ The subsequent steps are much easier and much more effective once the detox has been completed.

Method 2: The compromise solution (1st time detoxers)

Method 2 is almost the same as method 1 except that a few more ingredients are added to the list of supplements. Everything else is kept the same, including the five detox supplements and their amounts and timings, and the colonic irrigations.

Method 2, however, will add another 5 ingredients to the list of things that can be consumed during the 7 days, these are:

  1. Vegetable juice and almond milk
  2. Celtic sea salt
  3. Coral calcium
  4. Lemon and lime juice
  5. Cayenne

These extra 5 ingredients to the detox will make it much easier to complete the entire 7 days because there is plenty of additional nutrients, enzymes and minerals added, but the digestive burden is still kept to a minimum. Let’s take a look at the ingredients individually

Vegetable Juice and Almond Milk

A vegetable juicing machine

For the purposes of the compromise detox diet, vegetable juices are perfect. They contain no fibre so they require no energy to digest, but they are full of living enzymes, with tonnes of nutrients and minerals as well.

I add almond milk to my detox juices because it contains compounds used specifically for hair growth, and it also tastes amazing.

The almond is the only nut that should be used during the detox because unlike most nuts it has an alkalizing effect not an acidifying one. Learn more about using almond oil to reverse hair fall here.

You should experiment before the detox to find which combination of vegetables you like the best, however once the 7 days have started it’s best not to change the combinations too much.

I recommend including a combination of these vegetables, carrot, celery and cucumber. These three will make up the bulk of the juice.

Then you can add other ingredients to taste, such as beetroot, radish, sweet potatoes, ginger, courgette and ginger . If you’re feeling particularly brave throw a couple of garlic cloves in the juicer as well.

It doesn’t taste very good at all, but it does your body a lot of good and has been proven to help hair growth.

I recommend avoiding raw cruciferous vegetables since they contain goitrogens which could even make hair loss worse.

Find your favorite combination of vegetables and stick mainly to this, to minimize digestive requirements. Drink the juice as often as you like, whenever you feel hungry.

You can also add some of the other supplements to the drink such as cayenne, sea salt, calcium and greens, but don’t’ add lemon or lime. (They don’t mix well and should be taken on an empty stomach)

Celtic Sea Salt

Sea salt contains every mineral and trace element known and as yet unknown needed by humans, in the correct proportions.

It therefore makes an excellent supplement and Celtic sea salt is harvested in a way that preserves all of these minerals in a way the body can easily assimilate.

Take a quarter of a teaspoon of Celtic sea salt and dissolve in a glass of water once per day.

Coral Calcium

Calcium is the most powerful alkalizing mineral in the world, and is involved in the most important metabolic reactions in the body, as well as tissue regeneration and growth. Coral calcium is the best source of calcium that’s easy to digest, and is easy to get hold of.

Dissolve the powder in water and take every-day according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.

Lemon and lime juice


Both raw lemon and lime juice are highly alkalizing, cleansing and require no digestion so they’re perfect for detox purposes. The juices can be mixed with water (no added sugar) and sipped throughout the day, with the exception of being within one hour after drinking vegetable juice.


Cayenne peppers in a bowl


Cayenne is a very effective healing herb which helps increase circulation and speed up the detox process, whilst balancing and stabilising other vital bodily functions. It’s also highly alkalizing. Take two capsules daily stirred into warm water.

Seven Days

Here’s what you can expect from each day in a 7 day detox. It’s the same for method 1 and 2, except in method 1 you take ingredients 1-5 and in method 2 you take ingredients 1-10.

Day 1: The first day is easy, take the supplements and complete 2, 20 litre colonic irrigations. The body has yet to flip the switch and start pouring toxins into the bloodstream.

Day 2: By the middle of today, about 36 hours after the start of the detox the body will start its search and destroy mission for toxins, bacteria, and viruses in the cells and tissues. It will begin dismantling toxic deposits in the joints and organs. They will begin to enter the bloodstream en masse.

Consequently you may start to feel tired, headachy and irritable. The toxins enter the bloodstream much faster than they can be eliminated through the kidneys so they continue to circulate round the body causing discomfort.

There’s no way to detox without going through this discomfort but the results in the long-term are more than worth it.

Day 3: More toxins are pumped into the bloodstream from every tissue in the body which has become highly toxic over the years. Day 3 is when most first time detoxers throw in the towel and quit.

However this is unfortunate because they were so close to feeling the benefits of the detox, but not quite.

Don’t make another mistake that is often made of eating anything not in the supplement list. It may stop the uncomfortable detox symptoms, but it will also stop the healing process and you will have to start again.

Day 4: This may be the hardest day because of the quantity of toxins in the blood. The toxin elimination process is in full swing, and consequently you may feel particularly uncomfortable much like a heavy hangover.

The body will try to rid toxins through whatever means necessary resulting in bad breath and terrible smelling sweat. The more ill and uncomfortable you feel today, the more toxins your body is flushing out, and the better and more good the detox is doing for you.

At the end of this day the peak of discomfort will have passed and from now on you will feel better and better with every hour.

Day 5: For most detoxers from here on it gets easier and easier as the kidneys begin to eliminate toxins faster than the body is putting them into the bloodstream. By the end of today you will start have a clear mind and positive outlook, you will feel light, supple, flexible and revived.

Day 6: You will really start to feel the benefits of the detox today, with growing energy and mental clarity and growing strength. It’s important to continue the supplements and colonic irrigations through to the last few days, since this is often where the most disgusting and putrid waste comes out.

Day 7: By now, having seen what has come out of your body from the colonic irrigations and your subsequent strength, well-being and mental clarity you might be convinced that the detox was incredibly beneficial.

You may understand how having such an abundance of toxins in the cells and tissues and such a mass of horrible waste in the colon would inevitably cause hair loss, and lead to long-term illness.

You may not even be hungry for food, and may be motivated to continue on another day of the detox to see how much more waste can be removed with colonic irrigations, and this is fine.

Congratulations, you’ve had the open-mindedness, will power and courage to do something almost no-one else can do. Your body and hair will reap the rewards for the next year because of this.

Post Detox

Post detox is an important time because we have the opportunity to restore the digestive tract with so called ‘friendly bacteria.’

Friendly bacteria are important for the proper digestion and assimilation of the food that we eat, thus having the wrong bacteria can lead to nutrient deficiency, auto-intoxication and aggravated immune response, all important factors that must be cured before hair loss can be reversed.

In most of the population the ratio of good bacteria to bad bacteria is about 1:5 but after the detox the gut has been swept clean by the psyllium powder and bentontie clay removing all bacterial colonies. So now is the perfect time to introduce friendly bacteria back into the gut.

The best way to restore friendly bacterial colonies is to take a lactobacteria supplement.

Acidopholus bifidus is an excellent choice but be sure to buy one that is of good quality and remains potent whilst being stored, otherwise the friendly bacteria would have died by now.

Keep taking the lactobacteria supplement for 2 weeks after the detox. You can read more about the importance of the micro biome for hair loss prevention here.

End the detox by consuming cooked vegetables or mild fruit, avoid animal products for the first day or so.

Now is an excellent time to start a new diet that is free from processed foods because your body will not crave these foods so much, and by now you’ve seen the damage they do to your body.

Find out about the best foods for fast hair growth here.


There’s no doubting that a 7 day detox, both the ideal and compromise methods, are not easy. They aren’t the magic pill solution that we might be used to.

However the results, in terms of reversing hair loss, and overall health and vitality are in my experience, and from what other men have told me, absolutely worth it.

One of the primary reasons that the percentage of men who suffer hair loss increases with age is that the older someone becomes, the thicker the lining of mucus on the colon becomes.

I mean how many friends do you know that complete yearly fasts and colonic irrigations?

This means absorption of beneficial nutrients and elimination of poisonous toxin from the blood becomes worse whilst the leaking of toxins into the bloodstream becomes greater.

Of course, if you use the method in our course, for all intents and purposes you will have your colon functioning at the same efficiency as a ten year old child (very good) and it won’t get worse with age.

Do a 7-day detox with colonic irrigations and chosen supplements once per year and you will keep your entire digestive tract in great shape.

You’ll age much slower, effectively cure your hair loss, and reduce the chances of chronic diseases by 1/5 or more. In the next post I will show you a secondary benefit that comes from the 7 day detox, it’s about heavy metals and hair loss.

I think you’ll find it very interesting and motivating.

132 thoughts on “7 Day Detox for Hair Growth – Does Fasting Improve Hair Health?”

    • Yes,it works just as effectively with women and men. Sometimes even more so for women because it’s very effective for rebalancing female hormones.

    • I have been suffering from Alopecia AA for the past 15 years , i happened to notice that after cutting gluten and diary from my diet ,my hair has started growing back ,
      so i thought i’ll give the detox a try, This is my 1st time detox and i have decided to go with the 7 day programme.
      1) Tried searching for Bentonite clay ,is it calcium Bentonite clay or the sodium one of the former ?
      2) I live in INDIA quality green supplements aren’t available here, powdered form of gooseberry and other raw plants are available?Any alternatives ?
      3)Also Ground Psyllium seed powder isn’t available husk powder of the former is available?Should i proceed with the powdered husk form ?
      4)Only quality herbal tea available here is green tea ?any alternatives?

    • Yes, but it is harder. You will feel less full, but just lemon and lime can be very effective since they are both highly alkalising. Taoists say this is a more advanced detox. Perhaps not best for the first time.

  1. Am I only supposed to this for 7 days? Or can I go longer? I was thinking about doing at least a 14 day detox with all these supplies. Perhaps 30 days?

    • If you’re doing the full juice fast detox then don’t do any longer than 5-7 days. That wouldn’t be good for your hair. The idea is to get maximum toxin removal in the shortest time, but with detox you need 2-3 days of no digestion for the body to switch into detox mode and start eliminating toxins. If you are doing a semi-detox (still eating some foods) then yes you can go for longer, but make sure you’re still getting adequate protein in your diet. Another benefit of detox is it helps reset your bacterial balance, so make sure you take a good probiotic 🙂

  2. Hey Will, I’m 17 years old my mum has super thick hair but my dad started losing his hair at 13 which is ridiculously young I’m not losing any hair yet but what are the best things I can do to keep my hair, also if I employ your techniques can I keep my hair for the rest of my life?

    • Hi John, absolutely you can keep your hair. It is harder to re-grow lost hair (though not impossible) than to keep it in the first place. My advice would be to follow the methods on this site. Avoid drinking tap water, eat alkalising foods, keep your blood sugar levels stable, everything you can read about here and in my course. Let me know if you have any more questions. Will

  3. When enquiring about purchasing the bentonite clay it states that it is not fit for human consumption on every site I visited..bit unsure of trying this whole thing now since its included on your list

    • Hi Stacey, which website states that it’s not fit for human consumption? If you go to Amazon for example there are plenty of excellent products available for detox which are perfectly fine to ingest.

  4. I would love to do this but I’m worried because I’m certain I’ll feel weak and I work overnights, I just don’t know how I’d be able to do this and still function at work. What would you recommend?

    • Hi Will. What do you think about doing a 3-day detox maybe for 2-3 weekends in a month? Also, for colonic irrigation, the kit you recommend is almost $300 so I’m not sure if I wanna invest that much money yet. What do you think of the 2-quart kit or Dr. Tobias’s Colon 14-day Detox pill? Thanks for great info!

      • A 3 day detox 2 or 3 weekends in a month is a very good place to start if you can’t make the full time commitment. Keep in mind though that many of the biggest benefits come in the later stages of the detox when the toxins deep in the cells have a chance to be removed.

        Yes a colonic irrigation kit can be expensive. If you don’t feel comfortable with that investment then do the detox without just to get things started and then invest in it later if you feel its necessary. I’m not sure about those specific pills but I would stick to only 100% natural ingredients.

  5. A few more questions…

    What can I do while doing the 7 days detox? Can I train? Run? Swim?

    Also, I smoke weed a few times a week.. Should I stop while I’m doing the detox? Do you think it could help or it would do the opposite?

    Thanks again!

  6. Great article!
    Two things I wanted to ask:

    1) is it recommended to drink Kombucha as a source of good bacteria and probiotics in the post detox time?

    2) Is green tea also included in the teas that are good to drink during the detox session?

    Thanks a lot.

    • Hi Dor,
      1) Yes, a drink that encourages good bacteria, like Kombucha, is definitely a good thing. But don’t overdo it with Kombucha.
      A little secret about probiotics, perfect for after detox, is fresh fruit or vegetables, straight from the tree or plant, without being washed.
      Obviously this isn’t available to everyone, but farmers markets produce is much better than supermarkets. Bacteria can be found in the crevices of the freshly picked fruit and veg that are just unbelievably good for your micro biome. So that’s the best option post detox.

      2) Yeah green tea is fine I think. Another tip is to not use boiling hot water when you make herbal tea as the strong heat can damage the delicate flavours and antioxidants.


  7. Can I do 1st detox using water, lime and almond milk alone. If yes then how many glasses of lime water and almond milk can I take a day. And when can I have lime water after I have taken milk. Thank you,

    • It’s up to you and how comfortable you feel with the lack of food. I personally wouldn’t take lime/lemon water and then drink almond milk straight after. If you do drink almond milk make sure it is homemade not shop bought.

  8. Does this help with ibs? Ive had ibs since i was 13. Pepper usually makes it very bad. Would this detox fix my gut?

    • IBS isn’t my subject of expertise, but the detox can help a lot of problems. Look into improving your micro biome as well.

  9. Nice website. Have u got any “before” and “after” picture of you regarding the result of this detox program? Thanks

    • I haven’t tried it personally, and I’m not that familiar with zeolite powder but it does look like a possible viable alternative.

  10. Hello Will,
    I just read through your 3 day DHT Detox from your program and I am not quite sure about Day2. Am I supposed to only do the Bentonite drinks that day and nothing else? Would be awesome if you could clarify this for me as it doesn’t say it explically… Best Oliver

  11. hey, Will….thanks…it was great….but almost anything you mentioned as the ingredients are not found where I live, and I don’t have access to Amazon either ….. can I just try water and green tea during these 7days? any substitute? and about psyllium seeds, I read somewhere
    ……. that it’s dangerous to take em in powder form…

    • hii….yep …of course, lemons can be found here ….I really appreciate your help Will ….thank you a ton ,,,, I’m gonna start it as soon as possible

  12. i’m doing a alkaline water fast of 9.5 ph level, and i was going to do it for 30 days is this alright because i don’t have that much money to get other ingredients, also i just wanted to thank you for making this and answering everyones questions….

    • Okay but I’m not completely satisfied with using alkaline water, it depends on the source. It’s probably a better option to use freshly squeezed lemon mixed with high quality spring water (not tap water.) 30 days is probably too long to do just water. Try 5 or 7 days first with vegetable juices. You don’t want to leave your body with no nutrition at all otherwise your hair will get weaker. The goal is to remove toxins and alkalise the body without becoming deficient in nutrients and minerals.

  13. Do you have to do the 7 day fast/detox to regrow your hair? Is this a must? I am wary of taking in lots of fiber and clay etc, as I already have enough digestive issues and don’t want to make them worse. I want to eat healthier, get rid of the sugar and carbs and processed foods, but I have read that detoxes really aren’t necessary and that colonics can be unhealthy. So, instead of this detox, can you just eat healthy proteins, fats and vegetables and drink a lot of water and herbal teas?
    Or is this fast a non-negotiable part of your plan?

  14. Hi Will, I find this to be a very good detox article, and I am currently in the process of buying the things I need for this detox. In regards to the clay I saw the link you had for the amazon bentonite clay the one where you first mention it. It has around 11k positive reviews but it does not seem as a food grade clay. I saw the second link right at the end it has 300 plus reviews which are than 90% positive reviews can i still buy the other clay and consume it or should I go with the second link?

  15. Can we start full fast detox for 2-3 days(since its harder to do and more efficient,we could use the first min 48 hours fasted maybe) then turn back to compromised detox rest of the days?

  16. Hi Will. I had 2 questions for you.

    1)Just wondering why using the powered greens is mentioned as the preferred method as opposed to the vegetable juices in method 2. I would’ve figured that doing the detox/fast using fresh organic vegtables would result in better absorption of vitamins compared to using powdered greens? Would adding the greens powder to veggie juices be optimal over just the powder and water alone?

    2) Why is tap water such a no no? My town doesn’t add fluoride to the water and I also have a berkey filter with an additional arsenic/fluoride filter just to be safe. Will that suffice or am I better of sourcing spring water from somewhere(no idea where I could get this other than finding a spring myself and bottling the water).

    Thanks a bunch for all the info, you’ve done a great job putting it all together and you’ve given me hope that I can save my hair!! Something I was previously convinced I had no control over.

    • Hi Daniel,

      yes, good point, vegetable juices are preferred over processed powders, but sometimes its good to get the additional greens powders in as well since they can contain micronutrients not present in the vegetables. Greens powders + juiced veggies = best.

      Tap water is a no no because in most places the added fluorides (which are there to kill bacteria) also kill the bacteria in your stomach and damage the microbiome. In my experience a healthy microbiome is one of the best ways to protect yourself from hair loss. If your water source doesn’t add fluoride and you have a very good filter in place then I think thats fine.

  17. Hi Will

    Can i take other supplements like biotin vitamin c and protien powders cause i go to gym so i used to take all these everyday, can I continue this in detox period

    • I wouldn’t recommend strenuous exercise whilst detoxing. Avoid any protein powders, but supplements are okay.

  18. I am in day 3 and I understand what you meant when you said about throwing in the towel. Can I lift while detoxing and I found a few scabs near the crown of my hair and a few pimples , can I assume that its in result of the detox?

    • During the detox, with the toxins being released from the tissues you can expect pimples and spots to develop, though they will clear up quickly as the detox runs its course. Rigorous exercise, like lifting, is not recommended but light exercise is fine.

  19. Is performing the detox without colonic irrigations an option? Can the toxins still leave the body or does not performing the irrigations render the whole detox useless? I’m a college student so doing the colon irrigations is not viable right now; however, I can get started on the detox portion as soon as possible.

    • Without colonics is fine, they are not necessary, just a bonus to speed up the process of removing the gunk from the colon. Much better to do the detox without colonics than to not do any detox. If it’s convenient for you to get one then it will speed things up, but I know they can be expensive and home colonic kits are also expensive.

    • Ideally don’t eat food. Solid food can trigger to body to go back into “digestion” mode which stops the detoxification process. Anything you do eat or drink must be very easy to digest. The whole point of detox is there must be no food at all since this reactivates the whole digestive system.

  20. I have few questions:
    1. Can we replace almond milk with just almond?
    2. Can we consume fruit during detox?

    Thank you.

    • We generally try to avoid fibre, since this initiates the digestive system, which we don’t want to do. So homemade almond milk is better than almonds and vegetable juice is better than fruits during the detox.

  21. Hi, I’m currently on day 2 of the fast. Is it ok to take a citrus juice mix once a day like a pineapple,apple,lemon, and mint mix.

    • I prefer to use vegetables because they are more alkalising. But lemon/mint/lime juice would be fine.

  22. Hi Will, I’m very intrigued and will start this fast. Thanks for posting!
    I’m thinking to prepare myself by slowly increasing Metamucil to 4 times daily before starting the fast so I’m not all bloated and gassy by ingesting it 4 times a day right away.
    Also if I take the bentonite clay right after the Metamucil won’t the Metamucil “bind” or prevent the bentonite from working because it would be stuck in it’s matrix of fibre?
    Lastly, can this be done without colonic irrigation? or is it a must for the 7 day fast?
    Thanks again!

  23. Hi Will. What is the difference between having the greens supplements and drinking a green vegetable juice with spirulina in? If the greens supplements are just like powdered vegetables is it the same or does it become a juice fast?

    Is the digestive system used after drinking a vegetable juice? If the cleansing process is not interrupted could juice be drunk twice a day?


    • Hi Ed, it’s always best to go for the real thing, so choose vegetable juice over a supplement. Yes for this detox we recommend adding vegetable juice rather than just a strict water fast.

  24. Hi Will glad i found your website its amazing, i feel that all the cures are great for someone who as thinning but sadly someone who has full blown male pattern baldness it will not work by full blown i mean starting in early 20 and by the time they reach 30 all the hair is gone, what struck me the most is how fast this happens, i have 2 work colleagues that where early 20 and by the end of year 2 they had the full M shape or horseshoe if you will and they tried a few things that just did not work sadly when you are a Caucasian male shaving your head might be awful, i don’t have full blown MPB, i have some thinning on the top and a bit in the middle due to fat burner with ephedrine and some steroid usage, i feel with your methods i will at least be able to regrow a bit. I will be 45 in June, i have tried dutastiride and minoxdil with terrible side effects, i have seen the pumpkin seed oil study that looks promising, i am also trying peppermint oil and do feel some action on the scalp recently added magnesium oil and melentonin oil, jojoba, i have access to a treatment called PRP but it a bit expensive 500$ so i will try the natural way even then i am happy with my hair today its not that bad. Thanks for all the great articles and natural treatments sure beats the weight gain you get from drugs and minoxidil the puffy face. I am using a combination of saw palmetto, pumpkin seed oil matcha green tea ( in smoothy) and DIM for internal and topical the oils i mentioned also all the treatment is far less expensive then minox and dut so its well worth it peppermint oil jojoba magnesium can be bough in big 16oz bottles at vitacost or amazon and it last a long long time.

  25. Hi Will, thanks for this site and article.

    My question is if we are trying to limit fibre, should psyllium still be included as it’s very high in fibre?

    I’ve also read that cruciferous veggies, whilst very healthy, are considered goitrogens and can be harmful to the thyroid if taken frequently, this will counteractive the balancing of hormones which is tied to retaining hair.

    Thanks in advance!

    • Hi Matthew,
      In this context the fibre from psyllium is fine because it isn’t digested. It’s just included for the purpose of sweeping the colon through. So it is recommended for the detox.
      Yes I think that avoiding raw cruciferous vegetables is a good idea.

  26. Hi Will,

    As I found out 6 months ago about the acid/alkaline balance issue in nowadays Western countries, I’ve already worked on alkalizing my body these past few months (with mineral complements).
    Now that my pH is stabalized around 7 (checked with pH strips), do you think a 7 day detox would still be useful?
    I’m asking the question as you emphasize on doing this it with the main purpose of alkalizing the body.

    Thanks in advance for your reply!

  27. Hi Will

    I did the 7 day detox and the results have been so good, about 5 days into the detox I brushed my hair and literally no hair fell out like it used to before. This has continued which has made me super happy. So I compltelted the detox around two weeks ago, you mentioned how after the detox we might also lose some hairs as this is purely getting the old hairs out in place for new hairs, is that correct?

    Around two days ago when I brushed my hair I noticed two or three hairs, I probably over reacted and thought maybe DHT has come back again! But I thought this is impossible as I’ve cut out 90% acidic food and have two organic fresh vegetable juices everyday along with my alkaline foods. So is it definitely normal to have a few hairs in the brush once your body is alkalised? Is this purely old hairs falling out and new hairs being replaced like any normal phase of hair life?

    Thank you

  28. Hi Will,

    I followed the exact same steps except the colon irrigation, and I am currently in Day 3 but still I am not feeling tied only issue is after consuming the husk and bentonite clay I am feeling severly constipated.

    I tried the on the counter enema salin but still I am not getting poop.

    Is it normal or do I need to do anything more

  29. Hi, I am interested in trying this because Inhave recently started a nutritional balancing program and my hair has been shedding like crazy. I also have read a lot about alkalising your body and have always thought it makes sense. My question is about metabolism. I have a sluggish thyroid which I’ve been slowly improving with nutrition/supplements (not medicine) and one thing I’ve read is that sometimes a detox with no food can cause a person’s metabolism to get worse and that when the detox is over you can gain a bunch of weight from eating normal again. In your experience is this true? Or is 7 days short enough that it shouldn’t affect one’s metabolism? Let me know what you think. Thanks!

    • Hi Andi,

      In general, seven days is short enough to not impact the metabolism. But if you already have a sluggish metabolism, this may be something you’ll want to speak with your doctor about.



  30. Hey Will,
    What’s your opinion on goitrogens? I keep reading about how food like Kale, bok choy, and broccoli that contain goitrogens can interfere with thyroid health, and in turn hair growth. I typically include raw kale or spinach in my smoothies, but should I reconsider? Also, what about juicing these vegetables raw?

    What do you think about this?

    • Hi Elliot,

      If you suffer from thyroid issues (hypo- or hyper-) then it’s probably best to avoid foods containing goitrogens altogether. But if your thyroid is otherwise healthy, then eating these foods in moderation is unlikely to cause problems.


  31. This was a very informative article! I plan to begin my 7 day detox in a couple days. I noticed you responded to other posts and recommended not to take whey protein powder. Would taking a plant protein powder slow down the detox ? i am slightly worried about retaining muscle

    • Hi Alex,

      For a 7-day detox, there shouldn’t be concerns about protein. However, if you choose to go longer than 7 days, you’d likely have to switch to a semi-detox (eating some foods), and consume protein sources (such as fish or tofu).



  32. 1. Can you smoke while doing detox ?

    2. Can you vape (e cig) while doing detox?

    3. Can you smoke weed while doing detox?

    4. Will these effect the detox ?

    • Hi Naveen,

      We would strongly suggest that those with diabetes or any other issues with blood sugar not perform a fast of any kind. You should follow the diet recommendations of your doctor/nutritionist.

      – Steph

  33. Hi Will. I know detox is one of a few steps that need to be taken in order for the blood stream to be as pure as possible, just like plants need good soil to flourish. Speaking of, I have sleeping disorders and can’t fall asleep when I go to bed, I toss and turn throughout the night. If lucky I can get maybe 4 hours. This was my case, till I started smoking marijuana after a 2 year absence from it. I’m currently a smoker and am able to rest a lot better, I feel more refreshed in the mornings. With all the pros and con’s on this plant do you believe it will affect me in my hairloss regrowth? I’m currently doing massaging, dermarolling, and somewhat paleo diet. Is this enough or or is my helpful sleep aid going against my strategies?

    • Hi Emilio, I did write an article about marijuana here. I don’t think it will affect your hair too much. I would say that stress is a bigger aggravator of hair loss than the negative effects of smoking.

  34. Hi Will,
    I am really want to thank you for sharing such valuable information. I am wondering can I continue gymming during Detox process? and along with gymming I also take whey protein and spirulina as supplements. Should I continue taking this during Detox??

    • Hi Jigar, you’d have to take it pretty easy during the detox. I wouldn’t recommend any heavy lifting, but getting out and about, and moving your body is a good idea. No whey protein, but a small amount of spirulina would be fine.

  35. Would you still recommend doing the 7 day detox without the colonic irrigation’s? I don’t have a means to have them done & would like to do the detox though…Would the detox still be beneficial or counterproductive without them? Thanks.

  36. Can we add maple syrup to naturally sweeten the homemade almond milk? I know maple syrup is used in the master cleanse but can we use it for this specific detox? Also should I keep using minoxidil and finasteride while doing this detox or leave it off till after the detox is over? Thanks!

    • yes I think it’s fine to use maple syrup. That’s up to you really whether you use finasteride/minox at all.

    • Well a nutribullet is just a special type of blender, so it blends the ingredients together. This is slightly different from juicing which removes the fibre. For a strict detox we usually use a juicer. However if you want to use a blender that’s fine. It just won’t be as easy to consume with all that extra fibre.

  37. Is it okay to throw in some fruit like apples, pears, oranges, pineapples, strawberries, watermelon with the vegetables in the juicer for the detox or will it defeat the whole purpose? Thanks.

    • In order to avoid initiating the digestive system, it’s best to avoid fiber (e.g. fruits) during the detox.

      If you’d like to add a bit of flavor to the juice, some lemon juice is fine.

      – Steph

  38. Is it okay to throw in some fruit like apples, pears, oranges, pineapples, strawberries, watermelon with the vegetables in the juicer for the detox or will it defeat the whole purpose? Thanks.

    • Stick with vegetables, because the sugar content of juiced fruit is too high for the purposes of the detox.

      • You can use fruits for a detox, you dont even mention the lymphatic system witch is so important for blood flow and getting hair back. Other than that great article. I have stopped my hair from falling out going 7 days on a mostly raw fruit based diet . Consists of watermelon, oranges, blueberries, banana for fiber, peppers, celery, spinach, romaine lettuce, onions, ginger, tomatoes, wheat grass, lemon, limes, and lots of green tea along with many herbs such as rosemary. As long as you’re alkalizing your blood you can stop your hair loss in some cases i still have a battle to go but so far i have almost completely stopped my hair shed. Get your lymphatic system pumping clean out your system make sure your kidneys are filtering and you guys can beat it! Good luck!

        • Thanks for the comment. Now it’s all about directly stimulating new regrowth using techniques such as topicals, microneedling and detumescence massage.

          • Yes it is I forgot to mention i got PRP done as well but i was only 2 weeks in started the diet a week ago shed has almost stopped fully. But great website keep bringing people hope thank you so much

    • Hi Hamed,

      For a 7-day detox, there shouldn’t be concerns about protein. However, if you choose to go longer than 7 days, you’d likely have to switch to a semi-detox (eating some foods), and consume protein sources (such as fish or tofu).

      – Steph

  39. I have thin hair at the top of my head,my underlying scalp is visible.what to do for this?even there are lines showing no hair .what kind of balding is this?

  40. Hi Will
    I’m doing this detox and I’m on day 3 (Method 1). Is it possible to do 5 days rather than 7?
    Thank you 🙂

  41. Hello Will !
    I’m following with great attention your website and i’ve already started your method concercing hairloss. I’m on my 5th day of the 7 days water fast you advise in order to clean the body. It’s going really well and i’m already planning out the way i will eat for the next months following your tips and it might sound stupid but i was wondering how many times a day i should eat? Cause i’ve read that eating one time a day a big meal was good for the digestion. First i don’t know if it’s true and second i don’t know if it’s good in order to regrow my hair.

    Thank you in advance and thank you for all the work you do for hairloss,


    • Hi Tom, that’s a good question. I don’t think the timings of your meals matters too much when it comes to the hair. Some people (myself included) try to eat all our meals within an 8 hour window. For example, from 12-8pm. This is called intermittent fasting. I haven’t seen any evidence this helps with pattern baldness though. I would probably aim for 3 meals spread out through the 8 hour window as a good place to start.

      • Alright i see ! I can do something like lunch around 1 pm and then dinner around 7 pm and skip breakfast. That’s very convenient with the work life actually. Thank you for your answer

  42. I think that not only body should be detoxed but your scalp. No matter how many pills you take for hair loss if you don`t clean your scalp properly the effect will be incomplete. Imagine that you are trying to clean yourself from the inside but not from the outside – this is the same principle. However, having a trouble with hair loss is not inevitable but it can be changed easily. First step is to find a reason and then remove it.

  43. Hi Will, I am a woman and have experienced mild hair thinning for the past 6 years. It gets better and worse at different times of the year but has remained somewhat under control. I have purchased your program in oder to try to improve my hair quality as I have just entered my 40s, and have been doing the scalp massages for about a month just before bed on daily basis. Have been eating super healthy, doing regular yoga and head stands daily. At first I thought my hair was improving and then I noticed unusually huge amounts of hair fall over the last week when i comb my hair in the morning and during showering. It’s rather concerning. Have other people reported similar issues? Could this be a sign that the method is working and new hairs have started to grow pushing out dead club hairs out if the follicles? If so, how long does this period typically last and how long before I might see the new growth?

    • Hello Son, do you experience seasonal hair loss? If so then an LLLT device might be a good option – just a thought!
      Shedding can sometimes be a sign that new growth is coming through, but it can also just mean extra hair loss so you have to be careful.
      New growth does take time. 3 months is the minimum to see how effective a new regime is.

  44. Hi Will,

    Thanks for sharing such useful information. Can we consume curt/yogurt along with vegetable juices? As yogurt contain probiotics and live beneficial bacteria.

    Please reply.

    • Hello, yes you can, but try to make sure it raw dairy from grass fed cows. I probably wouldn’t consume them at the same time as well since this makes it harder for our digestive system. Leave it a couple of hours between different types of food such as dairy and vegetables.

  45. Oh, my! What a detailed and informative post on hair detox. I absolutely loved reading the blog post and going to implement them to my daily hair care routine.

  46. Hey Will,

    Thanks for writing an amazing article! I’m about to try this out. Couple of questions for ya:

    1) I bought your grogenix hair supplement, shampoo, and elixir. Should I use these products while following the method 1 fast or should I wait until after the fast to use them?

    2) Can you please recommend a good probiotic supplement product to take after the fast?


  47. Hi Will,

    I plan to combine this detox method with something i found on youtube “vegetable police” about only having watermelon juice. So is it ok if i only consume lemon water plus watermelon juice for 7 days?
    Need your opinion about this.


  48. Hi,
    Can I continue taking the food supplement I purchased from you and my Propecia whilst on detox?
    Are smoothies like the one detailed in the course okay to take during the detox as it is liquid and fruit is good?

  49. Hi Will,

    Firstly, your blog and website are amazing. Everything you are talking about makes complete sense, its so obvious that people will ignore it.

    I am looking to start the 7 day no food detox, would you be able to recommend any specific brands for the Betonite Clay and Psyllium Seed Powder?

    As you can imagine there are loads of options, I want to make sure I’m consuming the best possible.

    • Hi Colin, thanks for your comment. I don’t have any specific brands that I always keep coming back to. Honestly I normally just have a browse through the reviews on Amazon and see if any product stands out. For Bentonite clay and Psyllium the quality of the product won’t vary TOO much, so I don’t spend too long choosing the right now.

    • Hello Yash, a very oily scalp could be an issue that might make your hair problems worse. An oily scalp could be caused by your diet. The first step is take a thorough review of your diet and try to remove fried and processed foods (especially anything containing vegetable oils). Then replace these with clean foods. The detox is also a good place to start.

  50. Hi guys, what about coconut water, soy milk or oatmilk? Would they fir more or less into Method 2 extended definitions?:)

  51. Hi Will – having a hard time determining the different between psyllium husk power and seed powder? And if it matters. I’ve read that Seed is for the upper GI tract, and Husk for the lower. Do you recommend one over the other?

  52. I have been suffering from Alopecia AA for the past 15 years , I happened to notice that after cutting gluten and diary from my diet, my hair has started growing back.

  53. What would you suggest for someone who would like to detox but can’t lose a lot of weight? My weight is very low for my age and height.

    • Hi AIH,

      You may benefit from a few shorter term fasts, such as three days every two months or so.

      This will enable you to keep your calorie intake up.



  54. Hello I think enema kit is a replacement of colonic irrigation which very cheap.
    Is enema worth during this detox.

  55. Hi , this sounds really interesting! Would love to try it out!
    Out of curiosity, does the clay/psyllium drink cause diarrhea or is dangerous in any way? This is my first detox, but I really want to try method 1.

    • Hi Nick,

      Bentonite clay can actually be used to treat diarrhea, and psyllium can be used to treat both constipation and diarrhea (as it’s a fiber).



  56. Hi

    I want to try this detox program but have questions.
    Ground psyllium seed powder , Bentonite clay ,Greens Supplements , and Herbal teas should be taken every day for 7 days, correct?

    Ground psyllium seed powder , Bentonite clay are taken every 4 hours with 1 hour gap between each other.

    Please clarify this details so I can start this program.



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