Hair Loss
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Home Remedies for Hair Loss

| Modified on May 12, 2022
Potato Oil or Juice
Posted by Katzie (Calgary) on 05/12/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I am a natural blonde, in my middle age, who has always experienced alot of hair fall. My husband used to say how it was mostly my hair found in the vacuum cleaner bag (which was true). I read somewhere that natural blondes have more hair per sq inch than other colours. Have no idea if this is true or not, but it did make me feel better about all that hair I constantly shed. Note: I am experiencing no balding; I have been happily clogging up vacuum cleaners for decades!

While in Mexico, I accidentally bought a product called "Aceite de Papas" or "Potato Oil". I looked it up and found it was helpful for hair growth. So I tried it by rubbing about 1 tbsp of potato oil and massaging it into my scalp, left it on for 30 mins. Stepped into the shower, added the shampoo (no water yet! ). Then I soaped up and finished as usual. Omigoodness folks, I could not believe the difference, and aftee only 1 use! No more was I constantly pulled hair out of my combs & brushes! A few hairs were there but only about 5% of the usual.

If I can't find this product in Canada, I will be peeling and boiling potato skins and use the Potato Juice method. I am amazed that I never heard of this before and wanted to share!


Zinc
Posted by Betty (CA) on 03/25/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I experimented with adding liquid zinc to my shampoo due to hair thinning from chemo. It works! Finally regrowing hair. And, had a nevus on my scalp for several years. It is gone. Guessing the zinc got rid of it?


Palmolive Shampoo
Posted by Science (Cyprus) on 03/22/2022 15 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Palmolive Shampoo

At age 33 my hair start to fall a lot. I started trying different shampoos. One of them was Palmolive Shampoo, which writes 2 in 1 on it and it is in an orange bottle color. My hair stopped falling!!! I use this shampoo for about 15 years. I still have my hair. Grateful to this product that saved my hair. I never expected that a commercial product that is sold in Supermarkets and not in pharmacies, would have such excellent results. Recently I reccomended this shampoo also to a friend of mine. She told me that her hair stop falling. Recenly I used also blue color palmolive, which is for dandruff. I saw that also blue palmolive stops hair fall. Simply amazing results!


Sea Salt
Posted by Maria (Canberra, Australia) on 02/11/2022
5 out of 5 stars

A word about salt. Years ago while living in Christchurch, New Zealand I stopped using salt altogether. After a while, I noticed that my eighteen month old baby's hair was on the pillow and then found my hair and my husband's was falling as well. I phoned the local hospital and asked to speak to the dietician. I " I'd like to find out if there is anything missing in our diet" I said, referring to our household. "There's nothing missing in our diet! " the lady shouted defensively.

Guess what. I reinstated the salt and everything went back to normal.


Borax, Iodine, B7
Posted by Bj (Michigan) on 01/29/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I also had an issue with hair shedding due to chlorine or actually cholorimide (which is a combo of chlorine and ammonia municipalities now use in water supplies.) What I found to work for my hair loss was borax dissolved in water used instead of shampoo. I had had to stop using commercial shampoo and the borax solution was a great substitute. It also cleared up the rosacea on my forehead.

I also added iodine to my diet, and had started on Ted's borax protocol. Borax helps to neutralize chlorine. It did take a few months for me to really notice a difference. One day I just noticed my hair was fuller. Vit B7(Biotin) is also good for hair loss, added to the iodine and borax protocol.


Ayurvedic Remedies
Posted by shafia. (kL) on 07/15/2021

Have these remedies helped you? There are tons of similar remedies on YouTube, but they don't really show much results.


Baking Soda, Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jake (Kansas) on 07/07/2021

ALL baking soda is aluminum free. I don't know where this nonsense started, but at some point because of some uninformed person confusing baking powder, with baking soda (two completely different things), and it just took off like wild fire. There is a major company that sell it, and grains, that has been making a mint by claiming that his baking soda is aluminum free. He knows none contain aluminum, which makes him a con-artist. Don't buy into the lie.

EC: The nonsense only started years ago when Bob's Red Mill, the company you are referring to, started marketing their new "aluminum-free baking soda." There are old posts on Earth Clinic in the baking soda remedies section about it.. at least 10 years old now.


Hair Puddy Thickener and Growth Formula
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 07/02/2021

Continue the treatment for 2 months.


Hair Puddy Thickener and Growth Formula
Posted by Nina (Mumbai) on 07/01/2021

Hi Rob,

for how long do I continue the treatment? Thank you.


Biotin
Posted by Beverly (TN) on 06/24/2021

My Gyn. nurse told me to take 1 500 mg saw palmetto every day to combat body hair growth component of my natural hormone creams. It definitely helps.


Hair Puddy Thickener and Growth Formula
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 06/23/2021

Hi Nina in India -

You are making about 7 oz at one time. I keep it in the shower with the top on the container. No need to refrigerate. I have short hair so 7 oz last me about 3-4 weeks. I am going to try and add both the puddy and shampoo to one large 16 oz container. The last time I tried it, it was so thick it would not flow out of the bottle.

I merged 2 treatment plans together. The hair puddy with the iodine spray on scalp.

Here is a link I should have included of one person's cure for their hair loss. This is the reason why I spray decolorized iodine tincture on the skin of my receding hairline after I shower.

Topical Iodine Cured His Patchy Hair Loss ONLY AFTER 2 MONTHS!

http://www.msfullhair.com/topical-iodine-alopecia-areata-cure/

If you can't access the website, here is the basis of his success.

His success formula for alopecia areata

This is what he shares in order to cure his bald patchy hair loss.

First, what you need is the decolorized iodine tincture (also known as white iodine), coconut oil & vitamin e oil to soothe any itchiness (he mentions iodine made his scalp very itchy, so his solution for this was to mix these 2 oils and apply it on those areas in order to prevent any scalp inflammation).

He also took Supradyn supplements, which is a multi-vitamin available in India. (If you are looking for high-quality multi-vitamins, we recommend you to check this out by Garden of Life. ALL ingredients in this multivitamin formula are made from nutritious and raw whole foods, NOT synthetic chemicals).

Ingredients

  • Decolorized iodine tincture
  • Coconut oil +Vitamin E oil (Optional for nourishing scalp and prevent itchy scalp)
  • Good quality multivitamins

Directions

  1. Apply the decolorized iodine tincture every night to the bald or thinning areas using a Q-tip for precise application.

  2. (Optional) Apply the coconut oil and vitamin E mixture every other day if you are experiencing scalp itchiness from the use of iodine. (You definitely don't want to cause any inflammation by scratching those areas)

  3. Take your choice of multivitamin everyday.

He states after using 2 months, he started seeing new patches growing on the bald spots. He adds that after the continuous use of this formula for 4-5 months, his bald spots were completely filled in.

I hope you find this helpful.


Hair Puddy Thickener and Growth Formula
Posted by Nina (Mumbai Maharashtra India) on 06/22/2021

Hi Rob, thanks for your formula I need some clarity please do I have to make a fresh solution every day or can I preserve it in the fridge and how many days can last
Badly in need of a remedy.

Thanks in advance. Greetings from overseas.


Hair Puddy Thickener and Growth Formula
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 06/16/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Rob's Hair Puddy Thickener and Growth Formula

I am 55 years old male and suffering from receding hairline, thin and brittle hair, tips of my hair are thin. I found a recipe online but required ingredients like honey, coconut milk, etc. I didn't know what to call this stuff. It sets-up like banana pudding so I call it Hair Puddy.

Here is my simplified recipe.

Ingredients:

* 8 oz Plastic wide-mouth cosmetic container (re-use, re-purposed from dollar tree) so you can keep in the shower.

* Dr Bronner's Castile Soap - Peppermint (Ingredients: Water, Coconut Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Olive Oil, Mentha Arvensis, Fair Deal Hemp Oil, Jojoba Oil, Peppermint Oil, Citric Acid, Tocopherol)

* Gerneir Fructis Pure Clean Aloe Shampoo (bought at Dollar General) The enzymes in Aloe cause your hair to appear much healthier and glossier. It is a quick and effective element for damaged hair. It strengthens the hair and causes the locks to appear much bouncier and shiny. If you're wondering how to stop hair from falling out, aloe vera is a great home remedy for treating hair loss. Aloe vera works to soothe and calm a damaged scalp, creating a healthy environment for hair cells to replenish and flourish. Aloe also helps clean up sebum, an oil that clogs follicles and prevents hair from growing back. To effectively use this natural hair loss treatment, simply massage pure aloe vera gel directly along your scalp, or find an aloe vera-based shampoo.

* 2 oz bottle Decolorized iodine 2% w/ spray bottle (bought at wal-mart) If you experience hair loss because of an iodine deficiency, getting enough of this mineral may help correct your thyroid hormone levels and stop hair loss. An iodine deficiency may prevent hair follicles from regenerating.

* 30 drops fenugreek essential oil (online) An age-old remedy for when your hair is losing volume. While it stimulates blood flow to the scalp, it also nourishes the hair follicles to promote faster and healthier new growth. Not only that, but it also acts as a great alternative to store-bought conditioner. The mucilage content replenishes the hair and provides smoothness allowing us to detangle our hair easily post every wash. This also helps restore luster. Fenugreek has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help with dandruff, scalp irritation and acne. And, if you are losing hair due to menopause/hormonal issues, I highly recommend fenugreek since it is high in estrogen and thus will help prevent hair from thinning.

* 1 tablespoon Olive oil (Olive oil is one of the top emollients because not only is it packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and healthy fats, it makes for the perfect relief to a dry, itchy scalp." Olive can also help fight bacterial infections while strengthening the hair, which makes it an ideal addition to a hair mask, deep conditioner, or as a hot oil treatment to boost hydration and soften your coils. Research on the effect of olive oil shows that it can have a major moisturizing effect. Olive oil could add softness and strengthen hair by penetrating the hair shaft and preserving moisture. The shine said to come from olive oil may be due to the oil smoothing the outer cuticle of the hair.)

* 1 tablespoon Castor oil (Castor oil is very effective at preventing hair loss and improving hair growth, stops premature greying for several reason. Due to its incredible antibacterial and antifungal properties, it's very beneficial against dandruff, follliculitus, and scalp infections. Castor oil contains ricinoleic acid that promotes circulation to the scalp and helps with hair growth. Additionally, castor oil is also loaded with antioxidants that help the hair to become smoother and stronger. )

Directions:

* Place 1 TSP each of olive oil and castor oil, 30 drops fenugreek essential oil into clean cosmetic container. Add 6 oz Dr Bronner's Castile Soap.

* Blend well by stirring with a butter knife ti uniformed. Keep container in shower for use.

* Apply about ½ teaspoon full in your hand (longer hair will take more) and a squirt of “Gerneir Fructis Pure Clean Aloe Shampoo” and massage into wet scalp and hair, once a day.

* Leave in hair for at least 10 minutes (longer if you can); rinse and dry hair as normal.

Results: I started noticing my dry brittle hair becoming stronger and thicker and growing like crazy within a week. We measured my hair for 30 days growth. And in 30 days my hair grew 4 ½ inches. The receding hairline is starting to fill back in with a daily spray of Decolorized iodine on the skin in my hairline.

2 month update: Hair is looking like it did in my early 30's. But much thicker and softer.

Rice Water + Aloe Vera
Posted by Sunflower (USA) on 05/18/2020

Great! Thank You 😊


Rice Water + Aloe Vera
Posted by Bnatural415 (Michigan ) on 05/18/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Hello Sunflower,

Myself, I only apply rice water to my hair once a month, but twice is fine as well. It depends on how often you shampoo your hair. Example: If you wash your hair every day/week twice a month is good. The aloe vera gel can be used as often as you like.

As far as keeping extra rice water, I've never done that. I use the whole batch. I'm not sure how long it would last in the refrigerator, so I wouldn't reccomend doing that. You can also mix rosemary water with you aloe vera gel for hair growth, thinning and balding. Cut aloe leaf open and scrape out gel Boil fresh rosemary for 15 min Pour aloe gel and rosemary water into blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a spray bottle and use as needed.

I hope this helps and best of luck to you in your hair growth journey


Rice Water + Aloe Vera
Posted by Sunflower (USA ) on 05/16/2020

Hello,

How many times a week do you apply the rice water and aloe? Also after i put rice water on hair, can I put the extra rice water in the refrigerator, or will it go bad? Thanks for all your info


Rice Water + Aloe Vera
Posted by Bnatural41 (United States) on 06/15/2019

Hello Marnie,

I wouldn't advise you to leave the rice water in your hair, because it makes it hard and brittle. It's meant to be rinsed out. Glad I was able to help you with this treatment!


Rice Water + Aloe Vera
Posted by Marnie (Nampa) on 05/26/2019

Thank you Bnatural415 for the awesome tips and well written instructions! I wonder if you could just leave the rice water in your hair and skip the rinse ? Then, once dry, apply the aloe vera. Hope to hear back from you!


Rice Water + Aloe Vera
Posted by Bnatural415 (Michigan ) on 05/25/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Hello all!

I was introduced to the rice water hair remedy about 2 years ago and I've seen AMAZING RESULTS since using it. It is full of all of the nutrients that helps the hair grow longer, thicker and also helps if you have thinning/breaking hair, bald spots, alopecia, hereditary hair loss. IT WORKS!

My hair loss remedy is using rice water and aloe vera gel from the plant.

Rice water recipe:

One cup of long grain organic rice in a bowl (white/brown/jasmin) your preference. Please rinse rice before preparation to rid any impurities.

Add 2 cups of distilled or alkaline water to the rice.

Cover the bowl with saran wrap and let ferment for 24 to 48 hours in the refrigerator. Make sure you refrigerate the rice water. If you leave it out it has a putrid smell.

Before preparing to wash your hair take the rice water out of the refrigerator, strain into a clean bowl. Your water will appear cloudy,milky looking. Those are the nutrients from the rice.

Pour water into a spray bottle. After shampooing and conditioning hair, saturate the scalp and hair with rice water concentrating on the troubled areas the most.

Place a shower cap and leave in your hair from 30 mins to 2 hours. (I prefer 2 hours). Once time has elapsed, rinse hair with cool water.

I get one stalk (large) from my aloe vera plant, cut it open and you can either scrape the gel out of the plant or rub the plant throughout the scalp and leave in.

These 2 natural remedies together has given me amazing results.

FYI: I do practice a healthy diet eating lots of dark green leafy veggies (kale, spinach, cilantro, basil) and I drink lots of water. I have omitted refined sugar from my diet and red meats. This alone has also helped in my hair growth journey.

I hope this helps anyone who's experiencing these hair troubles.

Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate
Posted by Mihai (Munich) on 12/16/2020

Hi Monica! Could you kindly tell me if the collagen hydrolysate helped you with the hair loss on the long run, or just as long as you take it? Thank you!


Supplements
Posted by Hisjewel (Usa) on 09/29/2020

Greetings EC,

I don' t know where it is listed, however, the original post was sent in answer to Romina of Fort Lauderdale where I shared some of the COVID 19 Concoctions and supplements I took.

Here is a copy of the second post about my hair posted in August, 2020 I don't know were it is listed either:

Regarding hair growth since Covid 19 survival routine. I am amazed each time I wash my hair now. No hairballs, No sink full of hair! My hair was, was… coming out by the handfuls. After menopause I began to get hairballs and hair knots and a ball spot, o' my. What was happening to me? With all the hair products the most I could get was a little added hair that was soon go where the other lost hair went.

I had been taking supplements for hair for years and I still am, however, none of them stopped the hairballs. The baking soda and lemon juice drink alone did not stop the hairballs; the molasses baking soda drink did not stop the hairballs. The Biotin, Bamboo or Silica did not stop the hairballs. They all did health wonders for healing, but did not stop the hair knots and breakage. But since my survival routine my hair is growing. My hair has stopped getting hairballs and knots, No breakage. Amazing. The Berberine I'm taking has 10 percent Royal Jelly, also I forgot to list the zinc.

Anything else I use is in pretty much the same amount as before Covid 19, but the ones I listed in my previous post was in elevated amount during Level one Covid19. Even my eyes smile now.

HisJewel


Supplements
Posted by Hisjewel (Usa) on 09/29/2020

Thanks Art.


Supplements
Posted by Art (California) on 09/23/2020 1335 posts

Hi Hisjewel,

If you were insufficient or deficient in zinc, supplementing with zinc is likely to affect hair and nail growth. It should be most noticeable in the nail growth before the hair growth.

Art


Supplements
Posted by Hisjewel (New York) on 09/23/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Re: Hair and Nails Growing While Using Supplements for COVID19

AS I shared earlier my hair started to grow while taking supplements to fight COVID. What I forgot to mention was that I had a dent in my thumbnail that kept growing dented. I would cut my fingernail down in hopes that it would grow up normal, but the vertical, upright dent continued to grow.

While I was taking my COVID concoctions and supplements the nail began to grow normal and is back to normal. So my hair and my nails went into recovery as New York was in level two of the emergency.

Since I had started on the Berberine during the time I noticed the growth, I had thought it was the berberine that put my hair and nails into recovery, after all it is said to regulate sugar, and fight against UTI. And I can tell you it did that for me, I have not had a UTI since taking the Berberine. However, after continued use, and cutting down on the emergency concoctions and supplements, I realize it is not the Berberine that cured my hair and nails. Which supplement helped my hair and nails? I don't know. I guess I will continue all of them to some degree until I find out.

I'm looking at my long list and thinking, "there's something good in this! " Was it the Vitamin C, Was it the Zinc, Was it the Iodine, or one of the other so many things I used to kick the virus? If I can figure, it out I will share it with you.

HisJewel

Kelp, Selenium, Dietary Changes
Posted by Joel (London) on 09/04/2020

Hi,

What brand of kelp do you take and how many pills per day?

Thank you


Brushing Technique
Posted by Denise (Massachusetts) on 09/29/2018 22 posts

I brush my skin like this too and it feels so darn good! I think it wakes it up. What worries me is that I then shower in fluoridated water. Isn't fluoride just a most wicked thing to put in our water? Why do we accept this at all?


Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate
Posted by Monica (San Francisco) on 07/08/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I'm happy to let u know that after 3 weeks of using gelatin collagen hydrolysate, my hair fall has greatly diminished!!!

I still can't believe no one is talking about this!!!

Bhringaraj Indian Herb
Posted by Kraig (Phoenix) on 06/30/2018 12 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Hair Loss

The Indian herb, bhringaraj, has worked well. Just search the internet for testimonies. Mine was for a 69 year old woman with hair loss and within a month not only did the hair loss cede, new growth came in.


It's in the Water
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 04/21/2018 2077 posts

Chlorine is damaging at excessive levels so it is important to filter your tap water and install a shower-head filter to remove Chlorine as well as other toxic halogens like fluorine, bromine, and fluoride. All these minerals and heavy metals are absorbed by the thyroid gland if there isn't enough Iodine in the diet, so in addition to filtering water, one must also supplement with Iodine/Iodide.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Surfer (Florida) on 04/19/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I started a vegan diet back at the end of January and almost immediately noticed my hair fall in the drain drastically declined to almost nothing.


It's in the Water
Posted by Surfer (Florida) on 04/19/2018
5 out of 5 stars

During the first 3 months of the year I was in an area where well water was used and I did not really pay attention but did notice I grew to have little use for conditioner, not even really considering the water. As a male I will use a tiny amount as a leave-in to style my hair. Well when I got back and within two days of using chlorinated water, my hair felt like straw again when not using the conditioner. Chlorine will defintiely damage your hair........ after all it is bleach.


Brushing Technique
Posted by Erin (Ny) on 01/20/2018

I would say give yourself a head massage. I'd bend over while messaging and massage from back of your head to front.

And then stand up or sit up straight and massage front to back.

I'm just guessing but I think you'll have less and less hair loss as you continue to massage your head and give your scalp some focused attention.

Hope it works for you


Argan Oil
Posted by Timothy (Seattle, Wa) on 10/22/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Argan oil - the kind you eat (culinary type), not the kind you apply topically has stopped my hair from coming out and I feel it is thicker and fuller. You can take up to tablespoon a day for men and just under a tablespoon a day for women. good luck


MSM
Posted by Shanti (Fl) on 09/04/2017
5 out of 5 stars

MSM.....

  • lengthens growth cycle.
  • hair stops falling out, due to need for sulfur...very common
  • no side effects, no limit on the dose

mix powder w/water, take as much as you can afford..

1-10 grams a day

Swish in mouth while taking it.

Prevents plaque on teeth, heals gums.

MSM did all of the above for me.

Also can add to pets' water... It rejuvenated my 15 year old cat.


Mexican Missionary Remedy
Posted by Joyce (South Carolina) on 01/19/2017 6 posts
5 out of 5 stars

One of my teenage boys had terrible ACNE. A Mexican missionary told us about this. We used zinc powder (patting it lightly on the face after washing it). This can really dry out the face too much, so we eventually began to get it under control and then keep it back by washing face and a little tea tree oil rubbed on his face before bed.

At age 24, he still has a tendency to bad acne BUT ONLY IF he doesn't keep up this regime. It isn't as bad as when he was 16 but still there. Especially on his back. We have the best healthy diet of anyone I know, so it is not junk food either. Maybe gluten, but haven't noticed a big difference when he gets off it. Anyway, just saying to you all... if you are taking the Acutane for acne..Why? There are natural ways to deal with this that don't involve such an aggressive dangerous drug.


Carrots
Posted by Saichic23 (Rsa) on 11/08/2016
5 out of 5 stars

A few years ago, my hair used to fall out very heavily - often in large clumps. There would be fistfulls of hair in the shower drain. I was left with very thin and and bald patches, which then drove me to cut it all off! It's not something I ever want to go through again. It was only Edgar Cayce's remedy that had cured me - more specifically CARROTS! I would eat a raw carrot a day.

It did take a long time (almost a year and a half), but regrowth happened and my hair is so much healthier and stronger now. I do notice a difference if I miss consuming carrots for a few days in a row - the fall-out begins to happen again. I have never tried this with cooked carrots though. I do juice them and try a variety of different ways to consume them raw. I have no idea what unknown compounds there are in carrots, but thank God Edgar Cayce was able to recognize them because I now have hair!

Edgar Cayce did recommend other remedies for hair loss, but this is what worked for me. I am not saying his other remedies didn't work - I had not tried the others. A carrot a day was the most affordable treatment for me at that time.



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