Hair Growth Remedies - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Hair Growth Remedies. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Blackstrap Molasses

Posted by Bee (Tampa, Florida) on 06/22/2020

I've had a few bad haircuts in my lifetime, and it sucks having to wait for my hair to grow. I started taking a teaspoon of blackstrap molasses daily because I heard it was good for preventing anemia (my iron is often low). The first thing I noticed was my finger nails got hard and long within a couple weeks.

Next, I noticed my hair getting super long rather quickly. I went from shoulder length hair to hair down to my lower back in only 6 months. My hair had never grown that quickly previously. To this day I still take the molasses 3x a week but I am going back to taking it daily because I recently got another bad haircut. lol

Horsetail Silica

Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, USA) on 06/17/2012

I would like to add Silica (horsetail) to the recommended supplements for hair growth. This is in addition to not just Biotin - I take 5000mcg of Biotin daily - but the complete range of B supplements. I take separate B3, B6, Niacinamide, and B12 supps, and a B complex to get the others like B5, folic acid etc. I take them all together to get their synergistic effect. This is called taking them in concert.

It is also worth mentioning that I also notice my hair and my nails grow much more noticeably when I increase my protein intake.

I do these and my hair grows at least an inch a month. It takes a while at first to notice (3-4 months you will see a real difference, probably at your next hair appointment). The conventional half-inch-a-month "widsom" is to dumb down expectations and is only if you are nutritionally deficient! Everyone's hair grew at an inch a month, which was the accepted quoted "widsom" until about 20-30 years ago when chemical additives increased in our food. Our ability to grow hair as a species hasnt changed, just our eating habits have.