And How I suffered from Male pattern baldness
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I’m Nicole Peters, the founder of Moon Goddess Essential, and lover of all things natural.
You’re probably here to learn about what motivated me to start my holistic, organic brainchild. So, let’s dive in! My all naturel journey began over 15 years ago when I first sported flowing dreadlocks. Not much time passed before my hair slowly but surely thinned out in the crown. Is it my heavy locks pulling at the root of my hair? Is the stress of losing my beloved husband having a knock-on effect? I was searching for answers, unbeknownst to me, in all of the wrong places!
At this point, I was on a mission to seek out answers. There had to be a cure, I would tell myself. I started by snipping off my locks, ready for a complete do-over, but surprisingly, my hair failed to grow back in certain areas. Fast forward a couple of years and my health began to decline, and after I experienced some heart palpitations, I knew it was time to seek help. My doctor referred me to a holistic practitioner, who conducted tests on me to investigate the root cause, including a saliva test that gave a comprehensive overview of my hormones.
I finally had answers! The results were in, and low cortisol levels and high amounts of testosterone (DHT) were plaguing my health from the inside out, with DHT a known cause of male pattern baldness. My holistic practitioner had a relative who specialized in female hair re-growth, but admittedly, I was hesitant. Unfamiliar with the cap system, I wasn’t convinced enough to continue with this method, so on my quest went.
At this point in my journey, I had little knowledge of the issues I was experiencing. From the effects of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) to protective hair care, I simply never took care of my hair as I should have. I was still searching for answers, which led me to a virtual consultancy room in a hair transplant center in Florida. An extreme measure? Maybe! But I was desperate to find a cure, once and for all. Seeing the price tag of $10,000, and without the clinician being able to guarantee results (with a mention of two transplants due to the sheer severity of my case), I wasn’t ready to take the plunge.
So, it was time to go back to the drawing board. What haven’t I tried? I decided to give the holistic route a shot, with natural herbs and a healthy diet. The research began, and I made the decision to adopt a whole foods plant-based diet. Although I had been vegan for over 15 years, my diet was high in processed foods.
Needless to say, it worked! My hair began growing back in droves, and I want to shout from the rooftops about it, to others out there who are experiencing hair loss. My innate desire to help others led me to develop Moon Goddess Essentials, so I could share my findings with the world.
Through dedication, commitment, consistency, and most of all patience, I was able to hair grow back healthier than ever before. The results speak for themselves!