Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) and Hair Loss: Good Results

Hey Guys & Girls!

Everyone who’s suffering hair loss due to Vitamin B5….. there’s hope.

After continiously trying to stop my hair loss, nothing seemed to work. I’ve tried almost everything it seems, from Biotin to B-Complex to Saw Palmetto to Zinc to L-Arginine….

I was getting frasturated as nothing seemed to help. On another board, a user suggested that Pantothenic Acid depletes L-Cysteine, an essential Amino Acid that makes up about 15% of our hair.

Without much hesitation, and with nothing to lose I ordered N-Acetyl-Cysteine (A much more potent form of L-cysteine that absorbs better). I decided to take it along with Biotin and L-Methionine (another amino acid that is responsible for hair health).

Here’s my regimen for the past 14 days:


Morning Before Food:

L-Methionine (500mg)

Morning After Food:

Biotin (5mg)
N-Acetyl-Cysteine (500mg)

Afternoon After Food:

N-Acetyl-Cysteine (500mg)

Evening After Food:

Biotin (3 x 300mg)
N-Acetyl-Cysteine (500mg)


L-Methionine (500mg)

Now here’s something interesting, I haven’t noticed any positive results untill the 13th day, on which I decided to wash my hair before bed. Usually I wake up in the morning, I wash my hair, I put on some gel and then I head to school. Very rarely have I washed my hair before going to sleep. The reason for that is that my hair has no life/volume so me washing my hair at the evening before bed, would make me wake up with brittle and unhealthy hair.

Back to the story, I decided to wash my hair before bed with Nizoral, as I have dandruff (dry, itchy scalp) and managed to get a few samples online of this anti-dandruff Shampoo. The next morning the overall condition and look of my hair has improved slightly. However, when I washed and gelled my hair, very few hairs actually came out. I used to lose upwards 100 hairs every time I would wash my hair. So this is a major improvement for me.

That day, I went out with my girlfriend. We came home late so I decided not to wash my hair. The next morning, the hair loss was more noticeable than the previous day, in fact, I would say it was a tad/bit less than all the previous times.

Now I don’t know what to make of this. Perhaps I am seeing a small improvement, perhaps I am just jumping the gun, but either way I decided to update my fellow friends who suffer from the same problem as I do.

I’ll give it a go again in a couple of days, I’ll try to leave my hair gelled when I go to bed, and see the next morning if more hair falls out.

Now, I don’t see any re-growth thus far, nor do I see any vellous hairs. So I am hoping this would eventually come.

Here’s my update, definitely much better than it was last time. How are you guys doing?

Anything new, that’s working, or not working?

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5 thoughts on “Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) and Hair Loss: Good Results

  1. I would love to, but I don’t currently have a digital/webcam 🙁

    I would try to get one shortly though.

  2. Hey Artlan,
    wuz up! I had a question for u (I dunno if u received my response to your PM), how did u realize that u were losing hair due to B5? is there a way to be certain about it? Thanks 🙂

  3. Hey mickeyinluv!

    Unfortunately I haven’t recieved your response to my PM, you can go ahead and answer it here.

    I started noticing my hair loss when I was washing my head and kept noticing that there was unusual amounts of hair falling out.

    I didn’t give it much thought back than, but in August I noticed that the hair right in the front-mid part of my scalp went away. This is when my real concern arised.

    When I style my hair, I have to take care of a few spots on my head to make sure that the hair loss is not very visible to the naked eye.

    Hope this helps.

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