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Home Remedies for Hair Loss

Coconut Oil
Posted by Magaly (Wayne, United States) on 04/17/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have used coconut oil for many years. I learned this from my aunt who was noticing her hair was falling out more than usual so she starting using it on her scalp and hair and it not only stopped her hair loss, but actually made her hair grow strong, abundant and shiny so I started using it myself. Needless to say I have really thick strong, to much hair actually.

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!

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).


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


  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.

Stimulate Blood Circulation
Posted by Marcus (Shreveport, La) on 04/03/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I cant believe there are no more replies to this!! Hair loss can be cured in as little as 3 minutes per day by stimulating the scalp!!!!!!!!!! First off I am speaking specifically about male pattern baldness. As we get older, our scalp gets tighter which chokes off the blood supply. As we get older, our general circulation gets worse, compounding the problem.

My story:

I am 31 years old and starting losing my hair around 18 years of age. I had a bald spot about 4 inches in diameter atop my head and my hairline has receeded a great deal.

A couple months ago I decided to just shave my head because it was a real mess up there. Upon shaving it I realized that I didnt want to be bald and decided to find a cure and document my results.

I did countless hours of google searches and one thing that I ran across consistently was lack of circulation and tight scalp. Upon pinching the skin on my head I realized something very interesting. My skin was extremelytight where hair loss was occuring, and loose RIGHT next to it where the hair was full.

That right there made me confident that my scalp wasnt getting enough blood due to the galea (fibrous "sheet" below the skins surface whose shap matches exactly the worst case of MPB) being pulled tight by stress.

What did I do? I started drinking a circulation boosting tea (organic ginkgo leaf, 1tbsp to 2.5 cups of water) as well as massaging my scalp and rubbing my fingertips lightly through my hair stubbles for 1-2 hrs a day. I also do tom hagerdy scalp exercises for about 5 minutes per day.

All of these methods have ONE thing in common. They promote blood flow to the top of your head, which is the hardest place for the heart to pump blood due to being the highest point of the head.

Now to the exiting part. Over the past 5 weeks I have completely stopped my hairloss and regrew over a hundred new black hairs. I know it sounds too good to be true but its not. Hair loss is primarily a function of poor circulation to the hair papillae. Bottom line.

I have a topic in an open forum called immortal hair. My username is slowmoe and you can track my progress pictures there.

I hope you have the faith to believe what I am saying is true.

-Marcus B.

L-Lysine, Biotin, Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Terri (Nanaimo, BC Canada) on 01/14/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I am writing to let everyone know what has finally worked for me after dealing with thinning hair for 20 years now. My hair has always been very fine, but starting thinning in my mid 20's.

My thinning hair has been a source of embarrassment and concern to me for many, many years. Although I eat very healthy, use all natural hair products for the most part and take supplements, nothing has helped.

I tried Nioxin which made my hair nice and shiny and healthy but did not stop the hair loss or thinning. My hair loss was so bad that it plugged the bathroom drain and I had to put a snake down the drain to clear it. When I pulled up the snake there were handfuls of hair that had been lost over time. I was really upset at that point and decided to go to the doctor and have complete blood work done thinking that I must be very low in iron. My tests all came back normal although my iron was in the low normal range.

I did some reading on this site (stumbled across it) and read a testimonial from one member who said that she had started taking Lysine, biotin and iron pills for her hair loss and she had great results. I bought the biotin 5000mcg, lysine 500mg, but decided to take 1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses instead of the iron pills (they upset my bowels).

After only 1 month I can see any incredible difference already!!!! My hair is thicker, healthier, and is filling in nicely. More importantly, it does not seem to be falling out at the same rate it used to. I had almost gotten to the point that I had given up on trying to find a "natural" cure to my hair loss and was ready to consider a hairpiece or transplant when it thinned a little more.

I had been struggling with thinning hair and the lack of self confidence that goes with it (you can spend a lot of time trying to cover all the thin spots) for years. Please give this an honest try even if you are fed up with all the things that never worked. It is worth one last try and the supplements are reasonably priced and won't do your body any harm.

Good Luck to all!

Coconut Oil
Posted by Toni (Enid, Okla.) on 02/04/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I started using VCO 3 weeks ago for hair loss. Well in that time I have seen a dramatic difference in my hair plus my hot flashes are decreasing. Now there are only 2 a week. My energy level has increased, my insomnia is gone and my mood is alot better, also my moisture has increased in my whole body. I can't wait to see what happens in 6 months. I take 3 tbsp. a day.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Mellberg (Co) on 11/04/2013

I'm sorry for your experience, however I would like to make a few notes. I am a licensed hair professional and it was not the apple cider that made your hair fall out, it was the peroxide. I wouldn't necessarily recommend ACV for a hair rinse regularly. I do use it on myself and have never had a problem with it. However, leaving peroxide on the scalp will cause breakage. It's a shame that you are having to deal with this issue because hair loss is such a delicate issue. Please look into a deep conditioning treatment which will help to preserve your hair and prevent further damage due to the peroxide.

Best wishes.

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

Increase Hot Water Heater Temp, Borax
Posted by Bluebutter (Florida, Usa) on 05/20/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I've read about the connection between fungal infections and hair loss. I tried Ted's recommendation of washing my hair with borax. It was great. I had so many little sprouts on my scalp. But the sprouts would never really take off. They would have such gusto, then stop. I wash my hair about once ever 5 days. I did some research. And found out that if your hot water heater is not set to super scalding hot, a certain bacteria will start to grow in your hot water heater. If your water is only about 100-120 Fah bacteria will grow in your tank. Therefore when you wash you hair with that water, it's BAD for your hair. Adding borax to this water probably helps it, but still not good enough.

Set your hot water heater to hottest, and you will eliminate the fungal/baceteria from the source of your water. Then wash with borax and hopefully wait for great results. Thanks Ted for all your knowledge that I was able to glean from. I hope this helps people to regain their beautiful hair. :)

Onion Juice
Posted by Jane (Mass, US) on 06/04/2014
5 out of 5 stars

In 2002 The Journal of Dermatology had a study on the use of Onion Juice for hair growth in Alopecia Subjects. 80% of subjects grew hair within a week of using onion juice as a treatment. The allicin in the onion actually stimulates the hair follicle and pulls the blood supply up to the follicle roots encouraging growth. You just take basic dutch onions and put them in a blender, puree to a juice, can take out the pulp if you wish. Massage mixture into the scalp before bed, put a shower cap over it at night while you sleep. In the morning rinse off. This remedy also works for male pattern baldness. You can google this study. Also use till you have the desired length of hair and then use once a week for maintenance.

Accutane-Related Hairloss Remedies
Posted by Sunshine31527 (Jekyll Island, Ga) on 10/07/2013

Drugs of any knd will destroy your liver and cause many side effects. If you want beautiful hair and skin just simplify your life and diet. Eat fruit, veggies, nuts, seeds and beans. Lots of water. Your body needs nutrients and you can't get those from pills or creams. Coconut oil is very good for your hair and skin and so is carrot juice. Flood your body with live juice and carrot is the best. Try to find organic if you can. Peace and love to all.....

Cold Water Shampoo
Posted by Tamara (Des Plaines, Il) on 02/10/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I've had hair loss for years; since I'm a high maintenance girl)), I've tried everything under the sun, including all the popular remedies listed on this website. What helped me is washing my hair under cold water. It helped after the first time. Also, If you are under stress I recommend meditation, relaxation techniques and spirituality since stress could be a reason of stress loss! Good luck to everyone! Love this website.

Edgar Cayce's Hair Loss Remedies
Posted by Linda (San Antonio, Texas) on 02/09/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I am female, 58 years old, and I always had thin, fine hair that became thinner as I got older until you could easily see my scalp throught the hair in the front and the crown of my head. About 3 years ago, I started using Pennsylvania crude oil per Edgar Cayce's protocol and I am still amazed as my hair just gets thicker every month; new growth is constant. I have never had hair like this, even as a child. I was always self-conscious about my hair (vanity?)and used any means possible to make it look thicker; perms, coloring, teasing. I feel great about the way my hair looks for the first time ever (I can remember sending nightly prayers as a child for pretty hair). I just want to tell everyone I see with thinning hair about it! I don't very often, though, unless asked. I have told several hairdressers so that they could share it with their customers; suprisingly, only one of them showed any interest. There are about 6 recommended steps to the protocol, including an herbal tonic and massaging with petroleum jelly. I started with just the petroleum jelly for financial reasons, and I saw rapid improvement in just a few weeks. Then I added the crude oil and the herbal tonic and I have been using those three since then. I use the oil followed by the petroleum jelly once a week and the tonic once a day. The instructions on his site are clear and you can also see the products if you look on his website for companies who make and sell products made with Edgar Cayce formulas. I had to write because I have used many remedies from this website and I am very grateful that you are here, all of you!! Namaste.

Edgar Cayce's Hair Loss Remedies
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc, Canada) on 11/18/2014
0 out of 5 stars


Today's crude oil is very different and would be corrosive to the skin, the eyes and more delicate areas. This was discussed some time ago on EC.

Just ask people who have been overcome in oil spills. In short, please research first. Fifty years ago many things were harmless in comparison.

Namaste, Om

Olive Oil
Posted by Faris (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) on 01/09/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, This is with regards to my hair loss problem. I am facing alopecia this problem since 10 years without any success treating the same. I have used all kinda oils, medicines.

The only product that has given me immediate relief is Olive Oil. Mind you , it should be Extra Virgin Olive Oil (First cold press). The other ones dont work so good.

I apply a tablespoon of olive oil all over the scalp and hair and leave it at night and shampoo the next morning with mild shampoo. (The shampoo should not be harsh or which causes hair falls).

Right after the first application, my hair loss the next day reduced and after a few days application it has reduced significantly.

Now I hope i get back all my hair...And hope this information helps those who are desperately in need of the same.

Faris Kadri

Cayenne Pepper and Aloe Vera
Posted by Vinny (Atlanta, GA) on 05/16/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Not only does Cayenne Pepper & Aloe Vera prevent hair loss and help in its growth, it also SUBSTANTIALLY diminishes and/or gets rid of acne where ever it is applied. I would suggest not to use the household cooking spice (if you can help it) only because I believe the Cayenne Pepper tablets are much stronger.

I mix Cayenne with Aloe Vera and put it on my face and after application, I get more Cayenne Pepper to mix it in just to make sure there is enough C.P

Be cautious that it does not go in your eyes as it will burn! In fact, after application, it will burn but you have to be strong! I usually keep it on my face for about 20mins so I try to leave it on there. It will burn but after you rinse your face with COLD water (carefully making sure it does not go in your eyes), you will be glad you did.

After an hour or so, you should see a huge difference, if not right after your rinse.

EC: Vinny, can you please tell us how you apply the cayenne and aloe vera to prevent hair loss? Measurements, application process, etc. Thanks!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Mary (Newark, New Jersey) on 01/04/2008
1 out of 5 stars


Dear Earth Clinic, I just wanted to let you know that I think on Ted's Posts it should say in bold at the beginning, or where it can't be missed to read the recipes carefully. I had a small bald spot on my head, found this website, and read some things Ted wrote. I read something about hydrogen peroxide and acv for scalp problems and hair loss. It did not say how much to use in the blurb I read. I thought I would try it. Well I just made a solution up and put it on my head. Left it on overnight. Well, Now I am loosing all my hair!!! So this was not a remedy in the little problem I had, instead, it is causing all my hair to fall out. I would like to spare future readers from this, so please put a warning, and make sure people read Ted's postings very carefully, and if they do not see a recipe, have them contact Ted before just making one up themselves. I know most people would be more careful, but there are us haphazard people out here you know. Thank you.

Treat for Fluoride Toxicity
Posted by Ginger (Fort Wayne) on 10/02/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I have been dealing with alopecia for over a year following an injury as well as exposure to black mold. I have since detoxed from the mold. However, the hair loss continues along with other GI issues. I am now detoxing heavy metals like fluoride. We recently switched to a Berkey water filter and got an aqua home shower filter. I am noticing considerable improvement in the condition of my hair after showering as is my husband with his. I take Iodoral 12.5 mgs and other supplements. If you are experiencing hair loss, I recommend ruling out fluoride or heavy metals as a possible cause. We only recently purchased the shower filter and I am seeing very little hair loss now. This is a big improvement. I hope soon that I will see regrowth in the bald areas of my scalp. I love this site as it offers lots of good alternatives for health issues. Thanks everyone for sharing your remedies.

Palmolive Shampoo
Posted by Science (Cyprus) on 03/22/2022 22 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!

Posted by Hisjewel (New York) on 09/23/2020
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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.


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