Last Modified on Jan 20, 2015
While a daily hair loss of 100 to even 100,000 hairs is considered normal, hair loss in women that is not replaced by new hair from the same follicle is likely cause for concern. Hair loss can be especially difficult for women to deal with as many women look at their hair as their “crowning glory,” which is why we have compiled a list of natural hair loss remedies specifically for women. If you are dealing with female hair loss, we suggest trying natural cures such as biotin supplements, coconut milk, and apple cider vinegar.
What Are the Main Causes of Hair Loss in Women?
If you feel you are losing more hair than is normal, a number of factors could be to blame. Hair has a natural cycle of growth that is supported by what is happening “beneath the surface” or in the scalp. If there are issues affecting that growth cycle, the result is issues with hair health and even hair loss.
A variety of factors contribute to hair loss including autoimmune disorders, thyroid dysfunction, and genetics. Additionally, common issues like polycystic ovarian syndrome, psoriasis, and seborrhic dermatitis may affect hair and scalp health. Even fungal infections can invade the scalp and cause issues with hair health and growth.
Should I Use Rogaine?
While the FDA has approved Minoxidil or Rogaine for women, the treatment is not always effective. In fact, many women increase the suggested concentration of this formula from the 2% recommended for women to the 5% recommended for men to achieve better results. However, this form of treatment requires multiple applications for an extended period and does very little to actually improve the health of your hair. The formula can even further upset the natural balance of the scalp and prevent any recurrent growth.
Are There Any Natural Remedies I Can Try?
Instead of applying chemicals to your hair and scalp, we suggest using natural treatments. While there are a number of effective treatments available, our favorites are biotin, coconut milk, and apple cider vinegar. The effective properties of these three treatments treat hair loss from all directions and actually improve the health of the scalp and hair.
Biotin is a natural supplement that is used in the body for healthy hair and nail growth. As such, when you take it as a supplement, you boost the natural prevalence of this nutrient in your body and support overall regrowth.
2. Coconut Milk
Coconut milk is extensively beneficial for the body but especially the hair and scalp. This liquid is full of vitamins and minerals that restore hair and scalp health. It also is a natural antibacterial agent, so it treats any issues associated with infection.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
One major cause of hair loss is fungal infection. As such, apple cider vinegar is an especially effective treatment for hair loss. This mildly acidic liquid naturally eliminates fungus and helps restore hair and scalp health.
Hair loss is an especially difficult health condition for women. Some people have better results than others. Please let us know if you try one of our natural cures for hair loss in women, or if you have a new remedy or supplement to add to our our huge list of remedies suggested below by our readers!
Alopecia Totalis: I have lost the hair all over my body, as well as my finger nails. My toe nails are black and lifeless. My skin is dry and flaky. I have been to a few dermatologists, as well as my PCP. I have had my thyroid tested, and I was told. My TSH is normal. I have severe night sweats, actually throughout the day I also suffer from hot flashes. I was told my estrogen level is within normal limits. I have chronic hypertension, even though I eat a healthy diet. I have cut out table salt, I cook with sea salt and I also use olive oil. Can you help me?
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