Natural Cures for Hair Loss in Women

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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 submit your feedback with any hair loss remedies that worked and let us know if you are male or female (very important). Thanks!

Continue reading below for hundreds of feedback posts from Earth Clinic readers.


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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.

Replied by Vicki
(Napa, Ca)

Hi, I want to talk about hair loss... Please don't just take your doctor's word that your thyroid is normal!!!! Most doctors are old school & don't want to do all the right testing for the thyroid!!! or, they don't know how!! Have them test your t4, t3, reverse t3, antibodies, among others, especially the thr!!! This will definitely show what's wrong!!!

Replied by Liz
(Boston, Ma)

When my thyroid tests came back "within normal ranges" and I asked my doctor to do the additional testing you mentioned, she replied; "I can't justify doing those tests for someone whose test came back normal."

Some might say; "Get a new doctor! " but about 3 years ago, a co-worker had the same experience with her doctor. They won't do the additional testing unless your thyroid test came back outside of the normal range.

I'm glad this came up though, because it reminded me of something I meant to post weeks ago, but forgot. I wanted to ask those here on EC if I took a thyroid support supplement without having been 'officially' diagnosed with hypothyroidism, if it could harm me?

I have several hypo symptoms, most notably (or most bothersome, I should say) I'm always freezing! : If the temperature goes below 70, I have layers and layers of clothing and sweaters on.

My hair is thinner than it used to be too, but I always chalked that one up to getting older (I'm 58). My memory is dreadful--another symptom, I've read.

I've read some magnificent reviews of thyroid support type supplements and have been tempted to try them, but I wanted to run it by my EC family to see if this might do more harm than good. (Many of the reviewers also tested 'normal' but had great results with the supplement, but I'm extra-cautious and wanted to run it by you good folks first.)

Thanks so much, in advance!

Replied by Rsw

Hi Liz,

After reading "Stop the Thyroid Madness" by Janie Bowthorpe (sp?), I realized my doctor was not ordering the proper tests, either. I found this site:

and order my own tests. There is a Lab Corp in town that draws the blood, and the results are sent to me. I mail a copy to my doctor, and she is OK with this. You can join for $50, but you get a $50 credit towards any supplement or blood test, but I don't think they take insurance. If you want to see all the thyroid numbers, you could order it only once to show your doctor and see how it compares to the numbers in Janie's book. The TSH number alone is not a good indication of how your thyroid is functioning. If you show antibodies as in Hashimoto's, or Free T4 or Free T3 numbers that are outside the suggested values, it may be a way to justify having your doctor order the tests herself next time. It's nice to know you can take charge of your own health with this alternative. Best wishes.


Liz, my suggestion is to go online to a site called request a test - and get your own thyroid panel done. Prices vary - there are several sites that provide labs. Before starting supplementation, consider doing this so you have a baseline.

Good luck!

Myway :D

Replied by Helena

Hi Liz,

Can you post your results with normal range here?

Pretty often doctors only looking at the normal range... It is not right thing to do.

Many patients complain to their doctors of common hypothyroid symptoms yet because their TSH falls in the ‘normal' range, their thyroid is declared normal. Many traditional doctors rely strictly on the TSH range of 0.5 to 5.0 despite the patient's obvious symptoms.

Replied by Liz
(Boston, Ma)

Hi Helena,

Thank you for your reply. The thyroid test, that was done at my request, by the way, took place about 3 years ago, so I don't recall what the exact number was.

All I remember, because it irritated me, was that my doctor saw "no need" to test me further, since my initial testing showed that I was within the normal range.

I have been *very* tempted to try a thyroid support supplement to see if it alleviates any of my symptoms (particularly the 'freezing to death if it's below 70 degrees and my poor memory), but I fear doing myself more harm than good, so I'm doing some more digging for info. Though, as I mentioned in my OP, there were many reviewers who said the thyroid support supplement helped them, despite their doctor telling them they were in the normal range as well.

Replied by Liz
(Boston, Ma)

Hi Myway,

Thank you for your suggestion. I was excited to check out 'request a test' but when I did, I found that Massachusetts was not on their drop-down list of states where the testing is available. (Huh?! I live in Boston; a medical mecca, but they don't provide service here or anywhere in Mass?) Very odd; particularly where states like Alabama, etc. *were* on the list!

Back to the drawing board, I guess. Thank you for taking the time to reply though. :)

Replied by Liz
(Boston, Ma)

Hi Rsw,

Thank you so much for your reply. I just checked out Life Extension's site. They have many thyroid tests to choose from. Would this one be sufficient: Thyroid Panel (TSH, T4, Free T4, Free T3)?

If not, and you could point me in the right direction in terms of which test I should order, that would be great and much appreciated! (The others are verrrry expensive...I wish they accepted insurance.)

Thank you, again!

Replied by Helena


So Doctor did not test your thyroid after this "normal" test? Even with the tests within normal range 3 years ago you can be way of the normal ranges now!!! Especially that you have Hypo symptoms.

I would advise you first do the necessary thyroid test ( at least Free T3, Free t$ and TSH) .

After that you ( or your Dr) can decide on thyroid supplements. But you should do the tests BEFORE starting the supplements.


Hi Liz,

The tests that you have listed are what you need, with the possible addition of the Thyroid Antiibody Panel, which will tell you if you have an autoimmune disease called Hashimotos. I would also call the Lab Corp that you will use to make sure they accept the Life Extension prescription for the bloodwork before you pay for it, in case MA is a state that does not. There is a Yahoo Thyroid Group that has trained volunteers who can interpret the results if you post them with the range numbers from your tests, and make recommendations if you join. They are very helpful and kind people, and it's free of charge. They may also be able to recommend a thyroid supplement until you get your results. I think TimH on Earth Clinic has recommended some supplements for thyroid, and maybe others, too. It does sound like you may in fact be hypothyroid, so hopefully you can get some answers soon. Take care!

(Boston, Ma)


No, when my test came back within the normal range, that was that. When I asked for additional testing because of my symptoms, she said that my normal results didn't justify additional testing.

She chalks a lot of things up to "getting older". (More sensitive to cold, etc.) I'm 58 for goodness sake! I see people in their late 70's walking around in short sleeves in an air conditioned room, while I'm bundled up looking like I'm going out to shovel snow.

I've been with this doctor for 12 years and for the most part, I'm happy with her--just not on *this* particular issue.

I could all but guarantee you that if I asked her to do another thyroid test, she'd say; "Well, we just did one a couple of years ago and it came back normal and your symptoms are still the same, so..." :

Replied by Liz
(Boston, Ma)

Thank you, Rsw. I appreciate you taking the time to help. :)

Perhaps Timh will chime in with suggestions for a supplement and advise as to whether or not it will do any harm to try one prior to testing as others have. (Not sure I'll be able to afford all of the out-of-pocket costs of testing right away and would love to try something in the meantime, provided it won't do any harm.)

Thank you, again!

Replied by Helena


Your doctor's attitude is really really strange!

I understand that he/she doesn't want to do the additional thyroid tests, but to test thyroid once in 3 years, this is total nonsense! Considering that you have all hypo symptoms this is unbelievable.

I know in US you can order tests through private labs. Maybe you should consider this possibility. You need as I said TSH, Free T3 and Free T4.

You will have the result the next day.

It will be your baseline result, and only after that you should start with supplements.

If the result will be out of normal range you can show it to the Dr, and I think she will be ordering the tests for you in the future through your insurance company.

Replied by Timh
2100 posts

Beyond the standard recommended supplements for Thyroid conditions, like Iodine, Tyrosine, Selenium, and Coconut Oil, I have used Magnet Therapy and Zinc Lozenges with good results.

Maybe not correct, but it seems very likely that infections in the mouth/gums could easily find their way to the Thyroid and Thymus Glands. So one might try Swishing Colloidal Silver for possible infections followed by sipping and slowly swallowing Colloidal Silver.

Fluoride may also be a problem if one is not taking measures to minimize this toxin.

Lastly, supplement Raw Bovine Thyroid Glandular and Raw Bovine Pituitary to help rebuild these glands.

Replied by KT

Hi Timh,

Could you please advise me who has the wisdom and authority to determine the range limits for lab tests?

Thank-you, KT

2100 posts

Kt: Sorry I have never spent any time or energy into the math of Thyroid Panels. I can assure that my general advise has proved true in my case where my levels were off-the-charts low a few times but have fully recovered to normal.

To my knowledge Bill T has posted useful & succinct info on this subject, so maybe he will respond in kind.

Replied by Helena

Re: standard recommended supplements for Thyroid conditions, like Iodine.....

Iodine can do more harm then good.

If the person has autoimmune thyroid problem he/she should avoid Iodine.

Increased iodine intake, especially in supplement form, can increase the autoimmune attack on the thyroid.

Replied by Liz
(Boston, Ma)

Hi Helena,

I am looking into testing on my own. If it's not too pricey, I'll do it. If it *is* too pricey, I'll save up for it.

Thank you again for your replies.

P.S. I see that you're from Toronto. I am Canadian-born. :) Pembroke, Ontario (about 1.5 hours from Ottawa). My mom was born/raised there and my dad was born/raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. When they married and had me, they moved to Boston when I was 1.5 but out of my mom's huge family of 12 kids and my dad's family of 4 kids, they were the only ones who moved to the states, so *all* of my extended family is in Ontario/Nova Scotia. I am *very* proud of my Canadian roots! :)

Replied by Liz
(Boston, Ma)

Thank you, Timh!

I will do some research on the items you listed.

Appreciate your input. Thanks, again.

Replied by Timh
2100 posts

Helena, I am no expert on the subject but I seem reluctant to agree that your post is a standard rule for all who suffer this condition. To be exact, there is a minimal essential amount of Iodine needed for health of the entire body, and then there is therapeutic doses as we see recommended here.

Also, we have remedies for autoimmunity in general here on E.C., so I do not subscribe to "giving up" and "avoiding" potential cures.

Maybe we can get Bill's opinion on this; until then I would recommend slowly increasing Iodine intake as well as either LDN or Hemp Oil/CBD, or maybe even the humble DMG, to correct autoimmunity.

Replied by Timh
2100 posts

Liz: You are welcome.

I get the feeling that people are reluctant to try Magnet Therapy especially on the Thyroid, so I will respond be not afraid as there is no evidence of harm. I use strong magnets, but one should at least begin removing bad energy, inflammation, and infection with a simple Refrigerator Magnet. From my personal experience in a variety of conditions and body parts, Magnets are the single best place to start a cure. So many conditions never respond favorably to many treatments whether conventional or alternative because of the "preconditions" of bad energy, inflammation, and infection.

Recently I have found Zapping almost completely ineffective for local infection in my joints & lower spine until I discovered Magnet Therapy was absolutely necessary prior to Zapping. So now, I do this sequence as a rule-of-thumb on joints or even sensitive parts like thyroid & Thymus glands. Speaking of the Thymus Gland, in relation to the Thyroid, there could very well be a connection with especially the autoimmunity. Any toxin like Fluoride, zenobiotic, parasite, or infection in the Thymus Gland will produce immune dysfunction of many types as the Thymus is "the brain" of the immune system. For starters, one should use a Refrigerator Magnet on both these glands and also do a "tapping" with a fingertip to both heal & stimulate these glands back to normal.

Replied by Helena

Dear Liz,

Thank you for your kind words.

If you want you can email me privately. 451290 at I checked the thyroid panel cost. It is approximately $50.

Replied by KT

Thank you for your reply, Timh. I'm sorry I caused confusion. I was not specifically referring to a thyroid panel...I was asking the question in general for all panels on a CBC after reading what Liz said about her PCP. I understand her frustration and wondered who determined what is considered within a normal range and why MD's want to wait until you are out of range before anything is recommended. With all due respect, I don't mean to be unkind, but it appears some things could be "nipped in the bud" by adding supplements or making other corrections to avoid large medical bills.

Replied by Liz
(Boston, Ma)

Thank you again, Timh. I will give the refrigerator magnets a whirl and go from there.

How long should I leave the magnets on?

Replied by Timh
2100 posts

At least an hour on each gland. You may get best results if you could wrap the Magnet on during sleep when recovery & healing is at peak. Do be careful to not let magnets close to computers, phones, or pads as they can erase data.

Replied by Frances
(Cabarlah, Qld.)

I found the Iodine Workshop group on Facebook most helpful in answering most of the questions about thyroid issues.

Replied by Moni
(Arlington, Tx)

Have your vitamin D levels checked.

Replied by Kay
(Destin Fl)

Beware it may not be your Thyroid (see "ATTN WOMEN" & *** notes below)!

Beware also that many sea salts do not contain sufficient iodine, a NECESSARY thyroid nutrient, so you must to read the lables for iodine content! (Thus, decades ago the USA mandated iodine fortification of table salt, in order to supply the recommended daily dose of iodine to the general populace [many of which did not consume seafoods on a regular basis, thus many were 'naturally' iodine deficient). A "Lite Salt" like Mortons table salt in the LIGHT BLUE canister is still good for your table (P less sodium and sufficient iodine), meanwhile cooking with sea salt!

***ATTN ALL WOMEN***Please consider my experience: I developed the same symptoms as you describe after being very sick (up & down) for over a decade (despite previous good health, then hundreds of doctor visits). Finally I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, allergies/chemical sensitivities etc. Fortunately, most all these symptoms abated after my recent radical hysterectomy; it was actually OVARIAN CANCER (OC; found accidentally when I was palpating my naval area/lower waist and found rock hard lumps).

Unknowingly, I had all the key signs/symptoms of OC (but no doctor or OBGYN noticed): I still had my regular period/menses at age 57. I had started my menses very young (9/10 years old); had never had children or used chemical birth control; and had suddenly become quite overweight in the past 2 years (despite a VERY healthy diet; albeit too ill to do much exercise beyond necessities of daily living). These are ALL the common denominators of OC! However, most women with OC never experience such serious symptoms of "sickness", thus OC is called "The Silent Killer" prevalent among middle aged women!

THE GOOD NEWS: Within months of surgery (removal of all female organs, plus some) all my body hair started growing back, as are my nails! All my skin marks/scars are going from dark purple/black to light pink, & still fading! My skin is moist, not flaking. I am no longer "freezing to death" in Florida; my BP is back to normal; all my joints/muscles no longer ache 24/7; night sweats are much less troubling; and many other notable improvements (unfortunately hot flashes are still here, but no near as bad).

***So, regardless of estrogen levels/tests, please utilize OBGYN orWomens Center specialists if possible; or plead with your PCP to check you out extra well for hidden female/ovarian problems (of any kind/cause).

Good Luck & Best wishes!

Replied by Michelle

Look up Burning Mouth Syndrome and/or Chronic Pain on Facebook. I bet you are low on magnesium chloride.

Replied by Val

I have recently been prescribed a course of treatment for over active thyroid and one of the side effects is hair loss.

Replied by Betty
10 posts

Liz from Boston: I know all about thyroid after doing extensive study and having Wilson's Syndrome, myself. All you need is a supplement with both ioDINE and IoDIDE in it, and your thyroid levels will get back to normal. I had all 37 symptoms of the worst thyroid the doctor had ever seen. Those things I mentioned is all you need. I have a special supplement I take, but cannot give the name here, I don't suppose, but as long as you get a good combination iodine/iodide Supplement, you'll be fine.

Replied by Iowama

Hi, I just have an observation to add to the discussion of hair loss and thyroid. Years ago when we moved from the West coast to the Midwest, we couldn't help but notice it was quite common to see women who were at least partially bald. Iowa is one of those states that used to be referred to as "the goiter belt". Was there a connection?

As an aside, another thing we noticed was that several vegetables weren't popular there. How did we ascertain this? In the grocery store check-out line, we were always having to tell the cashier what the vegetables were called. It was a bit comical, and it has been explained to us that the families of the state share a very strong work ethic and value the ability to put a quick meal on the family table above fine tuning the ingredients.

In my case, probably because they were so well priced, I started cooking with a lot more cruciferous vegetables than we had been used to and I developed visible thyroid nodules. Tests indicated my condition required monitoring and no treatment. I'm glad of that because it caused me to go digging for my own thyroid answers here on EC. I took Bill Thompson's advice and began taking all of the recommended companion nutrients for iodine supplimentation and used Loguls iodine. I also cut way back on cruciferous vegetables. Alas, I never liked the way the iodine made me feel, so I tried cutting out the Loguls, but continuing the companion nutrients, with great success. I might add that I use iodized salt faithfully in the kitchen and pink Himalayan salt at table. For anyone with a thyroid issue, I would recommend those companion nutrients and salts. You may find, as I believe I have, that all the needed iodine can then be absorbed through a good diet without iodine supplementation. When I go a few weeks without taking those vitamins, I find a bit of anxiety creeps in and that if I go long enough, I see the familiar lump of an enlarged nodule. This episode took a few years of experimenting to play out, and today I am back to enjoying fresh cole slaw and making our own sauerkraut. My nodules appear to have resolved completely, and I owe it to the companion nutrients that are well discussed on this site.

Back to the original topic, my vote is that thyroid and hair loss are indeed related, even if testing indicates a level within a normal range. Best wishes to all in finding your answers.

Replied by Gretchen

Hi IowaMa, This is interesting to me as I am also in Iowa. This gave me a new lead to follow, thank you for taking the time to write this. I am going to check out the supplements.

Replied by Lilly

Hi, there's a website called Stop the Thyroid Madness. On this site, they have lab tests that you can purchase and take to a local lab for your blood draw. There's a corresponding STTMadness free yahoo group where very knowledgeable people will be happy to interpret your lab results for you. There's also a website called Forefront Health where you can purchase thyroid glandular capsules without a prescription. Because I have no insurance, I've treated my hypothyroidism by myself for many years as have many of my friends. The Stop the Thyroid Madness website also has lists of recommended doctors who will actually listen to patients' concerns and who will happily prescribe the needed tests when asked. Thyroid issues are very complicated and many doctors just don't have enough training in this area. The STTM website helps fill in any missing crucial information so that even a layperson can understand this very complex disease.

Amla, Ashwaganda

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

Replied by Mari

How long did it take for your hair to not fall out after using Amla? My mother used to apply it on me when I was a child but as an adult I stopped. Now I notice my hair is much thinner than before. I use the brand Dabur, is that what you use as well? Will see how it goes but I have a feeling it will work.

Replied by Barbara

Hi...I started losing my hair a few years ago and my sister advised me to use Biotin. I did and, slowly but surely it's coming back. Vitamin D, Iron, Protein, and sunlight are major helpers too. Along with anything else you do please consider making sure their vitamins include these and that you also consider getting them more sunlight. I also just started using castor oil and letting it sit overnight, washing it out in the morning or I just put a few drops in my shampoo, leaving it in a few minutes. It's worth a try! God bless your kids!

Replied by Beverly

Thank you for the information on Splenda. That may be the reason that my hair won't grow back after I cut it short twice. I had to stop using sugar.

Anti-Fungal Treatment

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

Apple Cider Vinegar

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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
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Avoid Retinoid Skin Products

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Posted by Jodi (Australia) on 06/05/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Around middle age my hairline started receding...A LOT! The entire shape of my face seemed to change since my forehead looked a lot bigger. It was disturbing and made me feel bad about my appearance--especially since I used to have quite a lot of hair. In recent years I developed many health problems, notably chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia (one or the other). So I have focused a lot on my health over the years. I gave up alcohol, started drinking lemon water every morning, etc. But still, there was the hair loss (which I have read can be associated with fibromyalgia) and hairline recession.

Then I read a little tidbit on some random website. EUREKA! It said RETINOIDS can be associated with hair loss. This was a light-bulb moment, because it coincided exactly with when I started losing so much hair. Right then and there I stopped using the topical retinoid that I had started years earlier (Differin). After several months my hair loss stopped and my hairline has filled back in. In the interest of full disclosure,

I also use a number of hair oils on my scalp that are supposed to be good for hair growth (I "oil my hair" before washing using oil blends like black seed oil, castor oil, argan oil, curry leaf infusions, etc.).

These are very good for your hair and can help reverse gray hair. There are lots of videos and diys about this online. I do recommend scalp and hair oiling for the health and appearance of your hair. But it was stopping the retinoid product that made ALL the difference for me!

Ayurvedic Navartna Oil

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5 star (1) 

Posted by Leisa (Brisbane, Australia) on 12/29/2013
5 out of 5 stars

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

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Posted by Fiona (New Zealand) on 01/19/2015
5 out of 5 stars

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
2100 posts

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)
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Replied by L J
(Los Angeles, Ca)

Can I ask please did your skin turn orange at all from all the carrot juice? I heard if one takes too much it turns your skin Orange? Thx L J

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)

L J, anything in excess is bound to be detrimental. Better slow and low but steady.

Replied by Tina

Very true, msg. There is a Sanskrit saying that even Amrit (nectar) if taken in excess can become poison. So moderation in all things is key.

Castor Oil

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1 star (1) 

Posted by Ve (Dayton, Ohio) on 02/17/2018 3 posts
5 out of 5 stars

I suddenly started loosing gobs of my hair. I went to earth clinic and started down the list of remedies, one after the other. Nothing worked! I then got to Castor Oil. I didn't feel hopeful since there were only 2 testimonials. I took castor oil and put it on my fingertips and pulled it up my scalp from every edge to the top of my head. In the meantime I suddenly had several emergencies to deal with and didn't get to wash my hair for about 7 hours. When I finally washed my hair I noticed it felt thick and looked really shiny. The best thing was not one hair fell out. It stopped my hair-loss in its tracks. I couldn't believe it since I had been loosing my hair for more than 5 months. So every time before I would wash my hair I would once again spread castor oil on my scalp sometimes as little as 20 minutes before washing and I have had consistent results. No hair-loss!!!! I don't wrap my hair for this to work. I do shampoo twice.

Also I notice my new hair growth is about 2 inches long on my forehead and it looks like I have purposely given myself bangs. Just put it on usually 20 minutes before washing my hair. Hope this helps!!! So happy to share this with Earth Clinic since everyones posts have helped me so much over the years!

P.S. I love Castor Oil. It also helps my former insomnia. Will post my insomnia method now in insomnia section.

Castor Oil
Posted by Julie (Phoenix, AZ) on 09/14/2014
5 out of 5 stars

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

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)
1 out of 5 stars

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...

Castor Oil
Posted by Shirley B London (London) on 03/02/2014
5 out of 5 stars

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

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Posted by Trisha (Singapore) on 01/26/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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?

Replied by Kavita

HEy Veena, My son has alopecia from last 5-6 yrs and he is 10 yrs old..he got his third patch which grew into palm size. And I tried ginger juice onion juice, nothing helped him. Then I went to homeopathy after lot of research that nothing but homeopathy can help him. Please please please DO NOT use any steroids medicines it will bald you permanently. Please go to homeopathic doctor. If you want I can provide my dr info. My son got all his hair back he had to take medicine for alomost a year. His medication stopped few months back. Hoping this was the permanent treatment. But do not apply any steroids or any western medicine it wont help.

Coconut Oil

1 User Review
5 star (1) 

Posted by Priyanka (Mumbai, India) on 12/30/2013
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Essential Oils

2 User Reviews
5 star (2) 

Posted by Jo Ann (Nashville, Tn) on 11/28/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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! 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
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Replied by Renee
(Victorville, Ca)

Am I supposed to just rinse all this concoction of oils out of my hair every day or wash them out? I also have a product that has DHT blocker in it and was wondering if I should add this to the concoction? HELP!! Renee

Replied by Linda
(New Brockton, Alabama)

How do you use the oils? what is the amounts of each oil that you use?

Filter, DHT, Grow, Massage Protocol

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5 star (1) 

Posted by Anon (Los Angeles, California) on 09/11/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have been losing my hair since my teens, and that's about 20 years ago. Instead of doing one remedy, you really need a 4 step synergistic approach. For reference, I am 36, have a great head of hair, normal to oily skin and scalp. Here is the synergistic combination that worked for me. No one thing is going to work for you 100%, you have to use a combination to fight all the toxins you are facing daily.

I call this the 4 step FILTER - DHT - GROW - MASSAGE method.

1.) First you need to get rid of toxins that's inhibiting your hair follicles and hair growth. Surprise...where does that come from? Your daily shower water. Chlorine and lead pipes both kills follicles. I lived in a place with lead pipes and my hair loss went 50% worse. Once I moved out, and installed a shower filter that gets rid of chlorine (plus some other substances), my hair loss significantly decreased. I bet a whole house system that gets rid of fluoride would be even better, but I can't afford that, so a shower filter does the job.

2.) The second step is killing the DHT hormone on your scalp and your body. DHT is the primary hormone responsible for hair shredding. You do this by supplementing with Saw Palmetto Extract. This is a naturally safe method. The one side effect is that it makes you gain 5 lbs. So you need to clean up your diet and exercise routine to make up for that, in order to look the same weight. If I ever get off the Saw Palmetto, my hair loss increases. Once I get on again, it remains stable.

3.) Next you need to focus on growth. To do so, you need a high quality hair supplement. Do your research there, there are tons on the market. Make sure it has Biotin, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Silica, etc. Your body needs all the help it can get to regrow hair.

4.) The fourth step is primary for oily scalps. Although it may also help a dry scalp with a different solution. The reason you need to brush your scalp is because for most women, shampoo isn't helping your scalp. You are just washing hair strands. Its your scalp that needs help. I make a solution of caster oil, a bit of alcohol and some castile soap in one of those tooth shaped plastic bottles used for dying hair (you can get them at a beauty supply store). Apply the solution into my scalp, then brush my scalp with a medium to hard hair brush. Preferably one with hard, pointy plastic bristles, the real hair bristles wont get to your scalp. Important you are cleaning and exfoliating your scalp. There will be a lot of oily substances on the hair brush and you. What comes out of it is a cleaner scalp with less oil, allowing hair to grow stronger. I do this for about 15 - 20 minutes, sometimes, 30 minutes. Do this massage once a week to keep your scalp in optimum condition.

If you apply the synergistic approach of Filter - DHT - Grow - Massage, your hair loss will significantly decrease. This approach was much better than any rogaine or prescription product I have ever found. I am still doing it 10 years later.

Replied by Art
(Fort Lee, Nj)

I have serious reservations that this will give anyone any increase in haircount. It just doesn't make scientific sense. As soon as I see saw palmetto mentioned in anyone's hairloss regiment it's safe to assume they aren't fully understanding the amount of DHT suppression needed to have any efficacy to slow down or stave off hair miniaturization. There is no natural course of treatment that will restore hair. There are some combinations of natural therapy and toipicals which may slow down hair loss, but this suppression would be very minor.

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.