Update on Hair Loss, Alopecia, Omegas, Candida, Mega X

So many of you have emailed me and commented continuing to ask what I’m experiencing and doing in relation to my hair loss issue (an issue I’ve had to deal with since I was 19).

In particular, many have asked about minoxidil. Minoxidil was absolutely effective for me. You can read the blog post here. But I didn’t like the side effects. (More here). Weight gain and facial hair were the mildest. It was the depression (and anger) that got to me.

My extremely premature hair loss bothered me a lot! I even wore wigs sometimes, which was sometimes fun and sometimes weird. (see some of my favorite wigs here). I’ve tried many supplements. Hair Repair (the best at the time that I had tried), straight saw palmetto, and everything I could read about that seemed to have promising reviews. After taking something for 6-8 weeks, I would see mildly encouraging results, but then nothing. Revivogen was one of the most frustrating products, building up a supply of new growth only to lose it all (due to the synchronized growing and shedding cycles it encourages – completely pointless to me).

I’ve been trying something lately I wanted to share with you. I’ve been on this product for about 3 weeks. I went on it after dreaded post partum shed made me feel just terrible and always self conscious.

Here is the before and after:


The before was from about 8 weeks ago, but it is what my hair looked like when I started on Mega X (made by Plexus). (Besides a few hairs I could see that had started to sprouted from taking Hair Repair for two weeks). I stopped taking Hair Repair when I started taking Mega X.

What encourages me is the way the new hairs line my hair line, and the way that stray piece of hair no longer falls down the center of my face because it has other hair to “cling” to. (Yes, hair sticks to each other – it’s one of the trademarks of healthy hair).

This is just the beginning, so we’ll see what happens.

Also after:

after 3 weeks of Plexus Mega X hair loss update

(I’m wearing Sonia Kashuk Tinted Moisturizer in Linen in this picture – I love it!)

And just another photo I like:


I should say that besides being on Mega X, for a month previously I was on the Triplex system from Plexus, which balances hormones and blood sugar, something I knew I was in need of. I would like to talk about this issue in a future post. I do not know how much this contributes, but I know hormones which are out of whack can be at the root of many unlikely issues.

Ingredients of Mega X:

Ahiflower seed oil, raspberry seed oil, broccoli seed oil, SDA (from Ahiflower seed oil), sea buckthorn berry oil, pomegranate seed oil, avocado oil.


9 thoughts on “Update on Hair Loss, Alopecia, Omegas, Candida, Mega X

  1. Hi!
    Are you still using surface awaken?
    Do you use the shampoo and Therapeutic Treatment or just the treatment alone?


    1. I don’t use it any longer but never used the shampoo and conditioner, just liked the topical stuff. I am using mega x and triplex right now. You can check it out in my latest blog post.


  2. Just found your blog. I suffer from hair loss. Would love an update on how your hair is doing now…..are you still taking mega x and is it still helping your hair loss situation? Thank you!


    1. I actually take x factor now along with the triplex system, all from plexus. That’s the one people told me to switch to and I’m glad I did. I do see improvement.


      1. Thank you for getting back to me!! Do you have new growth and is it thicker or just growing faster?


      2. thicker and faster! I just actually went to my hair salon and my stylist, who I’ve been seeing for more than a year, said that my hair was much thicker and could he know what I was doing because he has thinning hair, too? So I told him about Plexus Triplex and X Factor. He was very interested.


  3. Hi Marisa, thank you for your posts on hair loss, unfortunately I know all about it. I’ve been taken Saw Palmetto for a few months now, but to no avail…..
    I tried Minoxidyl as well and I really don’t feel good while using it.
    I’m going to try and see if I can get my hands on the Plexus products you mention. But I live in Europe so that might be hard….

    Anyway, I was wondering if you could give us an update after using the Plexus products for so many months? Do you see any more improvement (like new hair that doesn’t fall out)? I would love to see some more pictures…:)

    Thank you again and take care 🙂


    1. Hey! Saw your comment now while at work, can’t wait to come back and chat. I probably won’t ever stop using Plexus. Not as wow as minoxidil, but like you, I hate minoxidil.


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