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has anyone else noticed extreme hair growth and/or overall healthy hair since going gluten-free? i thought it was just my imagination but so many people have commented on how long my hair has gotten in recent months. i've also noticed how straight and shiny it's been lately too. i wonder how long the growth spurt will last? since it's growing like a weed, i've decided if i'm going to chop it off i may as well donate it to Locks of Love.

there are just so many good things about being gluten free!! :D

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Hi,

yes, I noticed the same thing. During the last years my hear continuedly got thinner. Since I started my gluten-free diet one year ago, it became thicker again. One of the best results I got from going gluten free so far!

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Hi,

I am new to the site and I am awaiting test results for Celiac.

I have ~70% of the symptoms and I would be utterly surprised if they don't find the disease.

I went three months gluten free. Wow, did I feel great!! My stomach straightened out, my mind cleared, and my dizziness and unsteady gait improved.

Interestingly, I noticed marked hair growth (thickening) and darkening of my beard. Weird! My wife said that she noticed the same.

I had to start eating gluten again for the blood test and my symptoms have returned.

:S

has anyone else noticed extreme hair growth and/or overall healthy hair since going gluten-free? i thought it was just my imagination but so many people have commented on how long my hair has gotten in recent months. i've also noticed how straight and shiny it's been lately too. i wonder how long the growth spurt will last? since it's growing like a weed, i've decided if i'm going to chop it off i may as well donate it to Locks of Love.

there are just so many good things about being gluten free!! :D

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The possibility of new hair growth is such good news!

After a DX of hypothyroid, I resigned myself to constant hair loss. I thought I would eventually have to go to the head scarf look. Not a bad choice all in all but the hair loss has troubled me for years. It is a sign of poor nutrition.

Today, after being gluten-free for only six weeks, I can tell new hair is growing back. HOORAY!

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Yes! :)

My hair has been getting thinner and thinner for the last 6 years. I actually wear extensions to add fullness. And, yes, since going gluten-free 6 weeks ago my hair is starting to grow and fast. My stylist also told me the new growth is very shiny. I don't want to get my hopes up, but.......Woo Hoo! :D

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i used to have paper-thin hair, i couldnt keep the ends of it strait, it was greasy if i didnt wash it every day with strong shampoo AND blowdry it on high, now its fuller, shiney, and i only need to scrub it 2/3 days! my hair has always grown so fast, i wouldn't notice a speed difference, though.

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Thank goodness, yes, my hair is growing faster; she cut it too short last time! It has also stopped falling out (can't tell whether it's no gluten or no Plaquenil any more), and it does seem to be healthier.

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My hair may be growing faster, but my nails definitely are! I need to cut them at least once a week, rather than every 3-4 weeks. I also used to grow lots of deep horizontal indentations on my nails, always when I got sick, but sometimes randomly (as far as I can tell). Now the nails are much more even in thickness, less flexible when they get long, and don't peel away with the slightest hangnail. I wondered if I was imagining it, but it sounds like I'm not the only one with hair & nail changes - yay!

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Within 3 months of going gluten free my daughter went from being bald (1 1/2 years old) to be so full of hair that she almost needs a haircut. I wondered if this was related to being gluten-free and many people have resounded with a definite YES.

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My hair has been growing a lot faster now too. Must be something to it. I just went to get a hair cut yesterday and she cut 4 inches off of it. I have never been great about going every 6 weeks. I usually stretch it to 6 months. I did go in 4 months this time.

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