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9 Natural Remedies for Hair Loss and Hair Thinning

Elizabeth Renter
July 25th, 2012
Updated 04/09/2013 at 6:09 pm
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Many men, and less often women, often deal with the hardships of hair loss, and accepting this problem can be quite difficult. They may have known it was coming for some time, by watching the other people in their family deal with the same issue, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Fortunately, while hair loss is largely genetic, a good diet can encourage healthy hair growth and even possibly reduce balding. Furthermore, there are a number of natural remedies for hair loss and hair thinning, so you don’t need to go straight to the drug store for pharmaceuticals.

There are several changes you can make to your diet and lifestyle that will reduce the chances of hair loss. Here are 9 of them.

9 Natural Remedies for Hair Loss

1. Increase Protein Intake - Protein is the building block of life as well as the building block of each tissue in your body, including your hair. If you don’t eat meat, make sure you are getting enough complete proteins by adding legumes and whole grains together, quinoa, and nuts to your diet. If you are a meat-eater, lean proteins like chicken breasts are the way to go.

2. Take B-Complex - Vitamins: B vitamins have a wide range of benefits in the body. One in particular (B3) increases blood flow to the scalp. Taking a b-complex can ensure you are getting enough of them all.

3. Regulate Hormones - Many people who begin losing their hair early or without explanation find they have a hormonal imbalance. If you have other hormonal symptoms, look into natural supplements for hormone regulation and foods that promote healthy hormone levels.

4. Increase Vitamin A - Vitamin A is crucial to healthy hair because it “works with the fat synthesis.” Food products rich in vitamin A include leafy greens like kale, carrots, and eggs.

5. Drink More Water - Staying hydrated is crucial in tissue growth and health. The hair shaft itself is largely made up of water. Aim to drink at least 64 ounces each and every day.

6. Stop Smoking - Smoking reduces circulation, and this includes blood flow to the scalp. Stop smoking now and improved hair health will be just one of the benefits.

7. Herbs – When looking for natural remedies for hair loss, herbs are among the most sought out solutions. Lavender, rosemary, and thyme have been shown to help hair growth and prevent thinning or balding. Try either massaging the essential oils into your hair after shampooing, or you can make an herb tea using any of the herbs. The first option will likely have a more direct positive effect.

8. Vitamin E - Vitamin E also encourages circulation in the body and helps grow new blood vessels, which helps hair to grow. Opening a vitamin E capsule and applying the gel inside to hair follicles can prevent hair loss and balding.

9. Aromatherapy – Using essential oils like lavender, ginger, rosemary, and fenugreek for a scalp massage can also help with hair loss. 2 drops of essential oil can be blended with 15ml (1 tablespoon) of carrier oil, like jojoba.

We can’t always undo what nature has in store for us. If everyone in your family was bald by age 50, you might have a hard time reversing the trend, but by using these natural remedies for hair loss, you could slow the progression of hair loss and maintain healthy locks for as long as possible.

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  • Irma Elida Aguilar

    Hi James, I will fallow your advice, thanks for shear

  • james228

    my dad actually was balding few years back…but a friend of mine suggested the use of "Moringa oleifera" or in lay man's term horse radish tree, just take the leaves squeeze the juice and apply directly to affected area and this needs to be done regularly. Now my dad has hairs on his bald spots already.

  • james228

    good thing i already quit smoking… although i am not suffering from this condition but my roommate does. hope he'll be able to find time to read this blog post. thanks.

  • Brian

    What seems to have helped me is restoring hormone levels – including hgh – as well as adding cold processed whey protein to my diet.

    I also use He Shou Wu and tocotrienols daily which are both great for hair.


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  • Ritu

    Natural remedies such as (Hair tonic 6X, SPO-Omega, VBC Pro B Complex, T2 Amino Acid Mineral Liquescence, T4 Blood Liquescence, X12 Metab and Monolaurin) teach your immune system to stop looking at your hair as a foreign body and to learn to protect it. Homeopathic remedies and ayurvedic herbs aid in cell regeneration, thus promoting healthy hair follicles leading to re-growth of hair.

  • simon

    The best solution for hairloss for me is using RegenePure. One of the
    best hairloss shampoos, and it contains ketoconazole. I always get mine
    The best solution for hairloss for me is using RegenePure. One of the
    best hairloss shampoos, and it contains ketoconazole. I always get mine

  • Suhani

    Good Stuff… I am waiting post for ""kitchen remedies for hair fall""..

  • Bulk Herbal Incense

    It wont be long until the festive season is upon us. You have supplied me with much needed inspiration, thank you.

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  • vanessaelizebeth

    Adding protiens to your food also helps in preventing hairfall.

  • hair loss

    Massaging coconut oil works for some

  • Oliver Garner

    to give my hair shine and growth i use an egg,3 spoons of mayonnaise and some olive oil and i leave it in my hair for about an hair ..TRUST ME this works.. i used to have thin hair and my hair would fall out all the time

  • Kary G.

    use multani mitti for hair wash,it stops hairfall.
    Also try,multani mitti+curd+black pepper powder mix it well and apply it in ur hair for about half -n-hour and then wash your hair.
    Also,take evion- 400 capsule once a day for 1 month.
    Also go for check up to find out iron and calcium in your body as its lower value in the body too affects the hair quality and quantity.

  • Naveed

    black seed oil with egg oil massaging on scalp seem to be working for me .. not only my hairs stopped falling and new growth is clearly visible ..

    • Baryalai Mayel

      Where is find the Black seed oil with egg oil?

  • Chris Steiner

    See also a good EFA (essential fatty acid) product in the form of raw, organic hemp seed oil or flax seed oil, Beta Sitosterol, PABA (Para Aminobenzoic Acid), Biotin, and Fo Ti Tieng (aka He Shou Wu, pronounced hoh-shou-woo). To help balance hormones try DIM (Diindolylmethane) and I3C (Indole-3-carbinole) and/or eat more cruciferous vegetables (they contain DIM and I3C) and supplement with Pregnenolone.

    • Penelope

      Is pregnenolone a steroid?

  • Jason Homer

    Research Castor Oil and hair loss. Plenty of videos on youtube about this. I've been doing it and it sure seems to work.

    Kevis worked well for me as well.

  • Donna Palmer

    Rule #1 – Find out what is going on with your hormones

    Rule #2 – Stop inflammation ASAP

    If you address those thoroughly you should be able to stop hair loss and get most of it back… at least I know this is true for women.