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Natural Cures for Hair Loss in Women

Last Modified on Jan 23, 2016

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.

1. Biotin

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!


Additional Pages of Interest:
Alopecia in Men
Alopecia in Children

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Remedies for Hair Loss in Women

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Alopecia Totalis Remedies12013-07-28
Amla, Ashwaganda12011-05-02
Anti-Fungal Treatment12012-07-09
Apple Cider Vinegar12011-12-14
Ayurvedic Navartna Oil12013-12-29
Carrot Juice12015-01-19
Castor Oil22014-09-14
Chinese Red Dates and Honey12007-01-26
Coconut Oil12013-12-30
Flaxseed Oil, Butter12014-10-28
French Shampoo12007-05-11
Multiple Remedies32014-07-17
Nettle Leaf12014-09-08
Remedy Side Effects12008-01-04
Tea Tree Oil and Lavender Oil22010-07-26
Traction Alopecia Remedies12012-07-28
Vitamin D12014-11-01

Alopecia Totalis Remedies  

Posted by Tonia House (Indianapolis) on 07/28/2013

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?

Replied by Kt

Have you had your home checked for mold? Look up intussusception. I don't know what the connection is with mold but there has been enough evidence here that, I feel this is what I'm dealing with. I cannot sit here and provide more detail now but will try later. Hope this helps.
Replied by Joy
Battleground, Wash

You might try some magnesium- slow, low dose and work your way up.... Are you low on D vitamin ? If these are out of balance they throw other hormones out of balance. After a certain age a woman no longer produces progesterone and her body gets estrogen dominant. Your thyroid tests and hormone test can be normal and be inaccurate for you. Dr. John Lee wrote a nice book on how to help yourself figure out what is out of balance and how to fix it.... Best book I've read on hormones and imbalances. Electrolytes affect the hormones, read the watercure site for help.

Amla, Ashwaganda  
8 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Commit2change (D, Usa) on 05/02/2011

[YEA]  Alopecia was stopped on my head with the use of Amla Juice and Ashwagandha. Amla juice is sold at some India stores but the Amla or Amla C and Ashwagandha can be bought at Sprouts, and some online stores.

I was told by my doctor I had ZERO Vitamin D in my body and no protein uptake either as per my blood results. She even asked if I was vegeterian which I am not as my body was not uptaking protein which is what hair is made of and therefore I had Alopecia.

Googled what caused Vitamin D and protein to be blocked and found the sugar Splenda (yellow package of no calorie sugar) of which I consumed daily. People also wrote in that they had alot of itching on their head when they consumed Splenda. I stopped using Splenda.

I also used Hair, Skin & Nail Vitamins which can be bought at drug stores and vitamin stores. That helped my hair grow back in after about 6 months BUT it would NOT stay in as my hair fell out all over my head and my scalp was quite visible.

Then found AMLA and Ashwagandha and after 6 weeks of use it totally stopped my hair fallout.

Just google Amla or Amla C (it same product) and Ashwagandha and you will find lots of information on it. I also use NEEM which can be bought at same stores.

My hair has all grown back in and I continue to use Amla shampoo and hair products. You can also buy Amla Oil ( which has a very strong smell) and Amla powder. Just mix the powder with water and apply to hair/head. It will tighten the hair follicles. The Amla tablets and juice I consumed.

Hope this helps others.


Replied by Clopez247
El Paso, Tx

I have a 12 yr old daugther with alopecia areata. She lost almost all of the hair on her head and now I'm noticing that some of her eye lashes and eyebrows are falling out too. How would you suggest my daughter consume or use the 2 things you suggested? I am desperate. I also have a 7 yr old little boy who has the same thing but it is very minor. I appreciate any help you can give me.
Replied by Mary
Auckland, Nz

Hello EB - I would love to know how much you mix. I have used Alma & neen before in a ready prepared indian oil mix and it did help. But it is expensive and I want to mix my own. I have found powdered Neem, Alma & Tulsi.

How much did you mix? And did you use an oil base? THANK YOU

Replied by Zack
Brooklyn, Ny

CLopez247 Your children's Fluoride intake levels must be to High. Have them tested for low Iodine levels. That is mostly the case with children with Alopecia. Avoid giving your kids toothpaste with Fluoride. Go to your local organic supermarket and purchase children's fluoride free toothpaste. The negative effects of Fluoride out weigh the positive benefits. Zakisl(at) if you need help
Replied by Camanokat
Camano Island, Wa, Usa

Save yourself some money and don't buy toothpaste. H2O2 and baking soda work great and it's cheap.
Replied by Amanda
Nsw, Australia

I read that quercetin can be prevent and treat alopecia areata.
Replied by Anne

Hi , Is there any other way to prevent traction alopecia because I got to school and as part of uniform we are supposed to tie our hair back so I can't entirely stop pulling my hair back and about the amla my problem is the same school it is not possible to put amla regularly is it ok if im not regular and I don't use alcohol?
Replied by Renee
Houston, Tx, US

Don't recommend vitamins from drug stores PLEASE. Many vitamins are irridated. I've been a "holistic" person since 13 and have never had health issues I am visit this website for pet and conditions others I know have and it's a great resource. God Bless this web site :-)) "Doctors" have had one hour of nutritional training throughout their medical training and education and I love how they always say YOU NEED MORE PROTEIN. Hogwash.

Anti-Fungal Treatment  
11 User Reviews | 1 YEA | 1 BETTER BUT NOT CURED

Posted by Pamela (Beverly Hills, Ca Usa) on 07/09/2012

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Hello Ted I have follicular alopecia (scarring alopecia) and have used so many types of products and have even gone to the dermo and nothing they gave me helped. My scalp would burn and hurt when I touch it and my hair would fall out not matter what I used. I recently sprayed intensive antifungal treatment on my scalp and shortly after it stopped hurting, I have been using this for a few days and notice that all systems are going away. I decided to use pure coconut oil as an oil base to keep it from drying, I will also buy some tea tree oil and lavender oil to help my scalp remain healthy.

Do you know how this actually worked on my scalp and why don't the doctors tell people to use this if this is what will make the alopecia go away? Did I just find a cure? Well it is working for me and I'm treating my entire scalp so the fungus will go away and not return. Please reply.

Replied by Cat
Bop, Nz

07/09/2012: Pamela from Beverly Hills, Ca Usa: Sadly Pamela, it amounts to $$$. Doctors and pharmaceutical companies can't make money out of anything that's not a prescription drug, so you don't expect them to tell you. Not only that, but I believe that in their medical school training, they aren't told ANYTHING about how the right food can help your illnesss, let alone a natural remedy such as coconut oil. My 11yr old son recently experienced alopecia areata and after going straight to a naturopath and feeding him up on the essential minerals, oils etc that he was missing, his hair is now growing back at a steady rate. A doctor would never have told me this stuff. I would have been given a cream to rub on!
Replied by Joyce
Lansdowne, Pa

Hi Pamela, What type of antifungal did you use and how long did you use it? Thanks.
Replied by Mr Q
Casiz, Spain

Have you tried apple cyder? but be careful if u have it irritated could be itchy.
Replied by Eva
Madrid, Spain

What type of scarring alopecia did you have? Because I'm sufering from lichen planopilaris and I havent found any successfull treatment. Can you specify the anti fungal treatment that you used. Thanks
Replied by Jo Ann
Nashville, Tn

I was told which oils (below) cure the below conditions:

  • Alopecia (I was told that there was no cure.... A lie! )
  • Hair Loss
  • Hair Thinning

At one point my edges were almost completely bald from alopecia and then I started going to a dermatologist twice a month to get injections in my scalp to grow my hair and that worked ONLY as long as I kept going but once you stop getting the injections, your hair falls back out. So my mother-in-law, who is considered a "health expert" told me about specific (PURE) oil combinations that grow your hair. These oils stimulate your scalp's hair follicles, strengthens and repairs them.

I have been using these oils for a few months to the point, I don't need to go to the dermatologist to get injections anymore. Since using these oils, my hair has grown back around the edges and have become even stronger and thicker.

The oil combinations are (Please Make Sure that the oils are 100% Pure):

OILS (Estimated Price)

  • Jojoba Oil ($8.00)
  • Castor Oil ($8.00)
  • Lavender Oil ($14.00)


  • Rosemary Oil (Note Sure of Price)
  • Lavender Oil ($14.00)
  • Peppermint Oil (Not Sure of Price)

When I bought the 1st set of oils, they were a bit expensive, totaled $30.00. I hope that this information can be useful to you! Be blessed!

Replied by Brenny
Parma, Mi

Hi, those oils you mentioned did you mix them together?
Replied by John
Boston, US

You need to mix the essential oils in a carrier oil like the jojoba or grape seed oil.

Otherwise you risk having a bad reaction. Essential oils are very powerful and with a few exceptions you should Never use them straight on your body.

Dead on about the oil quality. Most essential oils sold in retail stores are not of the highest quality. They are extended, may contain trace amounts of dangerous chemicals and just not as potent. You are wasting your money on these inexpensive oils. They may smell good but they will not have the medicinal effects you are looking for.

Replied by Natalie
Desert Hot Springs, Ca

Hi - I'm wondering how you use these oils. Is it a deep penetrating treatment and then washed off? Or are a few drops applied to the scalp and hair after shampooing?

Thanks, Natalie

Replied by Rose

[YEA]   I use a few drops of rosemary oil in my shampoo. I leave it in ten minutes then rinse, I have noticed new growth. It does work.
Replied by Maura
Chevy Chase, Md

Recipe used in a hairless study by Isabelle C. Hay at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland:

Essential oils: cedarwood (2 drops), lavender (3 drops), rosemary (3 drops), thyme (2 drops)

place preceding drops of essential oils in carrier oil mix of 3ml jojoba oil and 20 ml of grape seed oil. Massage in head for 2 minutes and then cover with warm towel. Apply daily. I don't know how long they kept it in. Check out the study in JAMA dermatology on line. Just google it. There's even a picture...Amazing!

Apple Cider Vinegar  
2 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Walker (Huntsville, Alabama) on 12/14/2011

My sister has alopecia, and I was wondering will using Apple Cider Vinegar directly on the bald area will it remove the DHT that is around the follicle that is keeping the hair from growing?

Replied by Diane

[YEA]   Sorry to respond so late... but apple cider vinegar worked great for me. It takes quite awhile to see new growth, but it did happen. I rinse my hair with it and take a Biotin supplement.

Ayurvedic Navartna Oil  
2 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Leisa (Brisbane, Australia) on 12/29/2013

[YEA]  Hi. I would just like to share a most recent treatment for chronic hair fall. I am a 45 year old woman in good health at my ideal weight and with excellent fitness and never took any medications. I have always had (as most people do) hair falling during the summer months. This was never a problem as the hair fall seemed minimal and the hair seemed to thicken up again during the winter months and I always maintained a pretty good head of hair with lovely shine and lustre until the last 5 years or so. To my horror the hair fall seemed to increase at an alarming rate and volume - My summers turned into a hair shedding nightmare. Hair all over the house, clogging up the vacuum cleaner brush and shower drain and giving me absolute misery. By Autumn (Fall), thank God it would stop and I would hope and pray that the new hair growth would somehow catch up. Unfortunately, It never did and I am now left with very thin, embarrassing fine hair in which there are places where my scalp is clearly visible because of the sparseness. I tried a lot of different things - doctors, medications, diets, hair treatments, commercial and home remedies and supplements but nothing seemed to work. Until 2 weeks ago. We are currently in our hottest months here in the southern hemisphere and as usual my hair was dropping out all over the place. I tried a hair oil called Navratna Oil. It is an Ayurvedic scalp and hair oil treatment that I found in the Indian Grocery store. At first I was sceptical because I have tried oil treatments before (Coconut and Sesame) but they seemed to accelerate the hair fall. This treatment however, has, I can safely say, after 2 weeks, somehow almost completely stopped the hair fall! I am flabbergasted and cannot quite believe it as this will be the first time in a very long time when I have never had hair falling in summer. I believe it is the Oil as the effect was instantaneous - HAIR FALL STOPPED (well maybe a couple of hairs here and there) but not the excessive shedding that was happening. I am very happy with this result and wanted to share my experience here with other readers and perhaps it will help others with this very distressing disorder. The oil is a herbal treatment with about nine different Ayurvedic herbs including 'Kunch' and 'Amla'. It seems that it is most commonly used as a 'cooling oil' applied on the scalp and left for a couple of hours for relaxation, headache relief and dandruff and then you just shampoo it out like other hair oiling treatments. I really believe that one of ingredients has done something good to my hair follicles. I don't know what it is but it has a tingling cooling sensation on my scalp which is very pleasant. The smell is a bit earthy/herbally but it shampoos out well enough. I am just so happy with this treatment and I am going to continue using it. Perhaps others on this site can benefit from this information. I know what a frustrating and depressing experience it is to lose your hair. Namaste, Leisa

Replied by Christy
Ut, US

Re: Ayurvedic Navartna Oil for Hair Loss: Leisa, I was wondering if this product was still working for you and if so could you tell me if it says cool on the bottle? I found one in green box and one in red. Also do you feel this would help with female pattern balding? Thanks

Carrot Juice  
4 User Reviews | 2 YEA

Posted by Fiona (New Zealand) on 01/19/2015

[YEA]  I suffered Alopecia for many years - had steriod injections, tried an indian herbal remedy which worked for a while but eventually I lost ALL my hair on my body. It was great not to have to shave my legs but totally depressing. I ended up wearing a scarf for a about a year before a wig which at least made me feel like a woman again. I lost all my eyebrows as well and had to use a thin paintbrush to apply make-up strokes. I had used carrot juice in the past for other things and when my sister experienced bad skin she started chinese medicine and carrot juice. Her hair grew back (she had alopeica too) and at first we thought it was the chinese remedy but then I started drinking it daily (ABOUT 8 oz a day) in large glass. I juiced it fresh and sometimes made more and stored it in fridge. About 3 months later I noticed my eyebrows coming back. Then the hair on my legs started growing and then the hair on my head.

I now have hair all over my head (with just one or two patches) and it is growing thicker and thicker all the time. It has taken me about a year to get this far and although thicker I still have a way to go before being able to walk around without a scarf or wig as it's thin in places where it hasn't fully grown in yet.

I use a Champion juicer but my sister just used a normal centrifugal one that she bought in a superstore for about $40.00

When I get lazy I buy fresh carrot juice from the health shop where they make it fresh while you wait.

Initially I added one apple to the mix and sometimes a small chunk of beetroot and sometime some spiriluna powder but I got a bit worried it was too sweet and now just have carrot juice (occasionally I add beetroot or spiriluna to break up the boredom).

But I am sure just plain carrot would be enough.

If I eat a lot of sugar, bits start to fall again so I stop eating so much and keep up the carrot juice. If I go too long without carrot I think it would also start to fall again. So I drink it daily.

Hope this helps you!! I suffered for about 12 years off and on.

Replied by Timh Donate


F: It's nice to hear your successful remedy.

If I might add, sometimes hair loss isn't simply a disease in itself (alopecia), but is a bad side effect of a source condition like toxicity. During an acute phase of aplastic anemia I lost most of the hair on my body and much off my head, but as I got better, the hair grew back. Hair loss also occurred by becoming deficient in Vit-D. Cancer chemotherapy patients also experience hair loss almost always to some degree or other (toxicity issue) over the entire body.

Carrot juice is high in Beta Carotene which the body converts to Vit-A which is a powerful antioxidant. You may also consider taking 50mg Zinc daily to maximize the Carrot Juice (not w/ the juice if it also contains the fiber, no fiber w/ Zinc). You would also likely profit from any or as many antioxidant nutrients as you can incorporate into your diet. I often encourage Vit-E (Mixed Natural Tocopherols & Tocotreinols) plus Selenium plus CoQ10. Grape Seed Extract is excellent. 3mg Melatonin before retiring is excellent.

You may also consider having a hair mineral analysis done to check for toxic metals and mineral deficiencies.

Replied by Fiona
New Zealand

[YEA]   Update - my hair is continuing to thicken up - I have a small pony tail now - just waiting for the sides and top to fully thicken up so I can walk around with no wig. All my hair now seems to be holding well - no falling out when I eat sugar or salty chips. YAY.

In response to taking supplements etc - I wanted a cheap cure that I could rely on which is why I haven't taken bulk supplements.

Replied by Lucia
New York

I'm glad that it all worked out for you! Carrot Juice is great! I had high cholesterol for 20 years (not food related) I discovered Carrot Juice to lower my Cholesterol to the Normal Range and it did! Carrot Juice alone lowered my Cholesterol from 294 to 184 in just 3 months! The lowest was 162 and it doesn't go above 185 because of the Carrot Juice! 8 oz. glass a day! I'm glad for you that Carrot Juice works good for you too!

Castor Oil  
9 User Reviews | 2 YEA | 1 NAY

Posted by Julie (Phoenix, AZ) on 09/14/2014

[YEA]  I just posted earlier today on my experience using castor oil but I posted it in the hair conditioners section. I've been using it 50/50 with coconut oil, adding a few drops of rosemary oil.

Yes, leave on for 1-2 hours. I haven't tried overnight. Shampoo twice.

The condition of my hair has improved tremendously. It has gotten thicker, and is now smooth, glossy & wavy - the way it is supposed to be - vs dried out, thin and frizzy. This is only after 3 treatments (a little over 2 weeks)!

I am in the process of trying to stimulate regrowth after massive hair loss. Next to taking nettle leaf (2 caps 3x/day), the castor oil has mad a huge difference. My hair loss is STOPPED. It may be a bit too soon to tell, but I THINK I am seeing new growth. At any rate it is thicker and the thinning areas are better camouflaged as a result.

Replied by Mikell
Louisville, Kentucky

Hi Julie!

My wife is doing the castor oil treatment recommended by Shirley which will take 3 months to see the result. You said that you've seen result after 2 weeks of the castor oil and coconut oil combo. If this works faster than the pure castor oil treatment then I'll tell my wife to use this instead.

How many times a week will the treatment be? Can she just shampoo her hair for non-treatment days?

What is the nettle capsule for?

Replied by Mama To Many Donate


Dear Mikell,

I am not Julie, but I have used castor oil and coconut oil in my hair/on my scalp. The coconut oil makes it easier to apply, I think, and is healing. I prefer to use both. I don't know that it works faster that way or not. Some may notice new growth in a few weeks but it may take months for it to be noticeable.

Nettle is a nutritive herb and does help some with hair growth. Herbalist Rachel Weaver talks about using nettle root to improve hair growth.

I try to use the oils monthly. But I think weekly is great if you can get around to it that often. I shampoo as usual between times.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Mikell
Louisville, Kentucky

I think weekly treatment of castor oil and coconut oil combo would be best for now. Thanks for the reply Mama to Many!
Replied by Jenn
Cobbora, Australia

Re: Remedies for hair loss

On my bottle of Black Seed Oil it states that it may assist in hair growth..

Considering that many in the Middle East use this oil for everything, healing-wise, I would at least give it a go. There is a saying that goes with this " it is good for everything except death"

The name of it is Nigella sativa..if you buy it from your local Health food shop it will cost you around $38...if you buy it on Ebay it should cost around $ 15+ $6.00 for postage for a 8oz/250ml amount so hope all this helps... Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

Replied by Julie R
Phoenix, Az

[NAY]   Hi Mikell,

I am sad to say I never saw new growth with the castor oil -- just thicker, glossier (more moisturized). I used the coconut oil with it to make it easier to apply. Castor oil is very thick, and can pull hair out during application.

It did stop falling out but only for a while, then started again. I quit the castor oil mix because of the hair loss during application. Was too scared to continue.

Ran out of nettle, but mine was the leaf, not the root.

My latest attempts at dealing with this are:

1) vitamin D - see my post here under Vitamin D


2) aloe vera gel - 99% certified organic w/some added vitamins a, c, e & herbs (it comes that way, I don't have a recipe). No new hair growth yet but it's only been a week. I get a better thickening effect than I did with castor/coconut oil. I apply it on scalp when hair is still quite damp after shampoo, and of course it gets on the hair shafts too. Leave it in. VERY pleased. Makes it easier to hid the bald patches. Would recommend it to anyone with thin hair as a styling gel.

I have to assume that with both options the thickening effect is temporary (because it's coated). But maybe with time??

P.S. Jenn -- I take black seed oil (nigella sativa) internally. 1 tsp along with 1 tsp honey twice/day -- morning & evening. Have been doing that for about a year. Maybe I'll try some on my scalp.

Best of luck to all...

Posted by Shirley B London (London) on 03/02/2014

[YEA]  I'm female and have suffered from hair loss for the past two years which has left me with very thin hair. You could see my scalp. My hair has noticeably thickened up. I still have a little way to go but my hair is much thicker now. I notice how much thicker my hair is now when my hair is in a pony tail, it's almost twice as thick. It takes longer drying my hair now as it is much thicker.

My hair dresser recommended using CASTOR OIL. I did some research into this and found that Castor Oil from Jamaica worked better than standard Castor Oil. I'm sure standard Castor Oil would work too as this too would be high in Omega 3.

I find it works better if you massage the oil into your scalp and wrap it with a turbi-towel or wear a hat. The oil seems to work much better if your head is kept warm. I leave it in overnight but I'm sure leaving it in for an hour would help too. I pour castor oil into a clean 'hair dye' bottle as I find it much easier to distribute the oil onto your scalp from a bottle with a thin tip. Castor Oil is quite thick so I shake the bottle figorously and this warms up the poil making it easier to pour from the clean hair dye bottle.

It is really easy to wash out with normal shampoo, I shampoo it twice. The oil leaves your scalp in really good condition and your hair super soft. I didn't notice any difference the first two months but as the oil conditioned my scalp and hair I continued to do this treatment twice a week. After 3 months I noticed my hair thickening up. I have now been doing this for 6 months and my hair is 80% normal, you only notice a slight thining patch as most of the hair on my scalp is back to normal thickeness. I'm so chuffed.

Don't give up using Castor Oil, once it starts working the hair thickens up quite quickly. You do need to wrap your hair once you've oiled the scalp to help it work. Ensure you get oil on your scalp and not just your hair. I do this twice a week, hopefully you too will notice an improvement after 3 months.

Replied by Yuensum
Pickering, Canada

Hi Shirley, I wonder how your hair treatment is coming along now with castor oil after 6 months. My hair has been thinning over the last few years. It's started gradually and now it just looks so sad. I will be gratefully if you can update your condition!
Replied by Mikell Rondo
Louisville, Kentucky

My wife suffers from hair loss and she has thin hair in the first place. I'll make her try this castor oil treatment.

Thanks for sharing!

Chinese Red Dates and Honey  
11 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Trisha (Singapore) on 01/26/2007

[YEA]  I started taking red date and honey as I read it is good for blood circulation, I added 3 -5 drops of apple cider vinegar to it ( balance of the yin and yang in the body and for calming too.. according to traditional chinese medicine) lo and behold, after 3 months of it.. I noticed that a balding part of my scalp rejuvenated and hair started to grow !! after 6 months I started to let my hair grow without cutting it, I now sport hair beyond shoulder length, something which I couldn't do since my hair was very fine and scanty !! ( I also take apple cider vinegar half a teaspoon daily with honey) My sister and brother also tried it, we noticed that facial skin became more youthful !! due to the blood circulation?

Replied by Veena
Chennai, India

Hi Trisha, I am suffering from Alopecia for past 10 months and was trying all home remedies like onion ,Garlic etc. Though it helped it did not prevent further patches. I would like to try Chinese Red Dates and Honey with Apple cider Vinegar.Can you tell me the quantity and should honey and vinegar mixed in water or milk? can we try dates syrup instead of red dates?
Replied by J
Lebanon, TN

Is this tea or actual fruits and honey? Thanks.
Replied by Ruddy
London, Canada

Was it fruits you used and you applied to your scalp right? you didnt drink it?
Replied by Mom52
Metairie, Louisiana, Usa

I have tried onion and garlic, horsetail tablets and have seen little hair growth. what is red date and where do i find it Trisha please send me you hair regimen

EC: Chinese red dates are jujube fruit, no?

Replied by Mom52
Metairie, Louisiana, Usa

Can this Red Dates be found at whole food super market? Thank you, Mom52
Replied by Diana
San Antonio, Texas

I would like to get the recipe for the alopecia remedy as my 15 year old son has a bad case.
Replied by Joanna
Delhi, India

I have less hair in the front of my head and the scalp is visible........ Please tell me how to apply ACV on my hair and in what quantity........ and where will I get 100% pure ACV?


Replied by Maheen
Karachi, Pakistan

Hey Trisha, I'm a 16 year old girl and I've had alopecia for nearly 10 years now. I've tried everything but not much improvement has been seen.. Please tell me how to use the red dates honey remedie... The quantity and method.. Please help me
Replied by Elena
Miami, Florida

Hi! Can you please tell me how to take the red dates and the honey.. In what quantity? Thank you!
Replied by Nashia
Orlando, FL

Good evening, I'm currently suffering with hair loss/alopecia. How often did you drink the tea? What red date to water ratio did you use?

Coconut Oil  
1 User Reviews | 1 YEA

Posted by Priyanka (Mumbai, India) on 12/30/2013

[YEA]  I use coconut oil once a week as an overnight treatment. Earlier I was facing a hair loss problem. Since applying coconut oil to hair is a common pratice in south India where most people have very thick and long hair and is highly demanded internationally for real hair extensions, I decided to give it a try.

I take half cup of coconut oil and WARM it in the microwave/stove. (It should not be too hot, just warm. Heating oil too much destroys its nutrients, but warming it slightly will help it to penetrate the scalp better. If it is fuming when heated, then it means it has been heated too much.) Massage it to the SCALP in circular motions for 5-10 mins. Then apply it to the length of the hair and tips. The really effective method is to SOAK your hair in the oil as it is done in south India. This gets very messy but is extremely helpful. Tie the hair tightly into a ponytail, cover your pillows and sleep. Do this at night and wash it off next morning. You might have to shampoo 2 times to get the oil out.

Ever since I have been doing this (since 2 months) my hair fall has become very less and this treatment gives the hair an unbelievable shine and softness. People have also started noticing and asking me the secret! :) Many people who do this since childhood have very long and thick hair when they grow up, so better to do it for kids also.

If you feel that waiting the whole night is too long, applying the oil in a similar way 2 hours before shower might also help, but keeping it the whole night is actually great. Initially it feels messy but once you get used to it, it actually gives a deep and calm sleep and I feel very well rested when I get up in the morning.

Flaxseed Oil, Butter  

Posted by Jill (Missouri, US) on 10/28/2014

I have had 2 people in my church with hair loss. The man cured it by consuming Highest Lignan Flax Oil and healthy Irish butter daily. There is a girl that is using this same protocol now and her hair started growing back within a week.

French Shampoo  
10 User Reviews | 2 YEA | 1 NAY

Posted by Alicia (Las Vegas, NV) on 05/11/2007

[YEA]  After trying countless products on my poor daughter, my friend recommended the Rene Furterer Astera Soothing Milk Shampoo. In one week she started sprouting little hairs. In two months her hair is now thicker and her bald spot is almost completely covered. It didn't stop the reinfections in other spots of her head though. For now we are using the shampoo. I got it from

Replied by Shea
Mineola, Texas

yes, i have alopecia and i was wondering if you know anywhere to get that shampoo, other than online....? if so email me....and how often to use it?
Replied by Jackie
Danville, VA

Hi. I have seen that Milk Shampoo on Amazon. It is pretty expensive, but worth the money if it works, right!
Replied by Anita

[YEA]   I read this post about 1 month ago and got excited as I have extremely thin hair at the temples. I found the product on many online sites but decided to check out the Rene Ruterer website. I could find a distribitor in the city. Just type in your area and state and you will find many options. The product is expenisve but I did a walk-in consultation at a salon which sold the product. They were very patient and advised me on a treatment plan. The product is expensive but I am happy to report that it has now been 3 weeks and I already have new growth - amazing. As a result I have alrady changes my hair style. I have to continue this treatment (pre-shampoo, shampoo, conditioner, serum daily use moisurizer and vitamins) for 3 months. I will report on whether the growth has continued - so far so good. My hair is also very soft and not greasy. Thank you very much Alicia from Las Vegas - if you did not write this post I would never have heard about this product. I do not know whether you did a consultation at a salon but I found that very helpful in guiding me to using the right product for my particular condition.

Thanks again.

Replied by Melissa
Albany, Ny

I picked up the R-80 serum for my son who is 5yrs old...has anyone tried this for alopecia areata? or just the Rene Fruterere soothing milk? I could really use some feedback on what to use, I found the serum in Sephora store.
Replied by Jaazaniah
New York, NY


I have a bald spot the size of a nickel near the top of my ear. I really think it happened when I was hit very hard during a sporting event. This is the second time it has happened in the same spot during a 3 year period. I suffered a severe hit the first time as well. The bald spot varies in size during a 1 year period from the size of a dime to the size of a quarter. The bald spot does not irritate me in any way. I have medium to thick wavy hair. Please recommend a product or products that could help me because I do not want to have to wait more than a year for it to start growing again and I do not want to have any kind of injection - Per doctor's recommendation.

I noticed that Rene Furterer Shampoo was recommended. I want to purchase it but before I do I just wanted to know if this shampoo was the only product or was it combined with any other products?



Replied by Carla
Holbrook, Arizona

[NAY]   I have been using the Rene Furterer shampoo for more than two months and am disappointed that I have experienced no new hair growth in that time and no relief for my alopecia. It is an expensive shampoo that I ordered online, and I wish it had worked as the original poster described. I am wondering if the original post was actually a plug for the beauty website she mentioned in her post. I hope not, and I hope it works as described for someone else. Just my 2 cents.
Replied by Fooch
Tucson, Az

Well, the poster put that she used the pre shampoo, shampoo, conditioner and vitamins. You stated you just used the shampoo. So how can you call it ineffective when you used a different regimen?
Replied by Shishir
Abudhabi, Uae

Hi Alicia, I am quite impressed with your story and I am planning to buy the same product but as you have said "Rene Furterer Astera Soothing Milk Shampoo" I could not find the same thing as you have mentioned. There are other with similar names. But not this one. Can you please help me to choose the same as you have described.

thanks in advance....!!!

Replied by Joanna
Delhi, India

From where can I get french shampoo in india?

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Posted by Edyta (Toronto, Ontario) on 12/30/2012

Hi there, I been reading an article about the iodine/alopecia connection?... is this the root cause of alopecia.? I been suffering with hair loss since I was 9 years old. I am 27 now, can you please advise on the best cure? Thanks, Edyta

Posted by Carol (Chicago, IL) on 07/12/2008

[YEA]  I purchased the clear iodine, known as liquid kelp from Whole Foods. I applied a drop or two a day on my scalp every other day for about 2 months. many strands of hair did grow on my scalp but the hair is in the form of white fuzz. The article you about wrote about clear iodine causing fuzz to grow on scalp, worked as you said it would. A bald spot on my scalp still remains along with many stunted growth of white fuzzy hair.

Posted by Rob (Hawthorn Woods, IL) on 01/01/2008

[YEA]  Since I posted my comments several months ago regarding the use of Iodine for my wife's allopecia, I've had several inquiries about the particulars of my wife's treatment. I believe the majority of allopecia problems are internal, not external, so I would highly recommend an Iodine deficiency test if you indeed suffer from this. Many doctors are familiar with this test, but if you go to Dr. Mercola's website at and type "iodine deficiency" in the search box, he will give directions on how to easily and inexpensively do the test yourself. Please post your feedback here at Earth Clinic so that we can help everyone....Thanks

Replied by Miriam
Farmington Hills, Mi

Warning: Be very careful how much iodine you take and that you do not have thyroid issues!!! I was put on 100 mg. of Iodorol and I had a toxic reaction and all of my hair fell out in a five month period! It has taken almost 2 years to get it back with the help of a very dedicated Dermatologist. Beware.
Replied by Teri In T Town
Tacoma, Wa, Usa

Mariam, it may not be the iodine that caused problems, but the form of the iodine supplement. High dosage in Iodorol is likely to throw other electolytes out of balance. Try correcting iodine deficiencies slowly with natural food supplements such as Kelp and Seaweed, which has many minerals as well as significant iodine. It is interesting that Iodorol caused hair loss (and is indeed a listed side effect) since their marketing describes it as correcting hair loss!
Replied by Grizz
Jackson, Tn

The problem was NOT the iodine. It was detox symptoms from taking too much iodine too soon. Iodine detoxes the body of bromides, fluorides & chlorine, as well as heavy metals. You must start iodine small3 months. You MUST also take companion supplements selenium, magnesium, vitamin C to avoid detox symptoms.


Replied by Billy

I searched for iodine deficiency on but there were no results with a test. Do u perhaps have the actual url?