Natural remedies for thinning hair

Hair loss, or thinning hair, can be a big problem for some people: those who have it in their genetics, those who have had some sort of damage to the hair, or those who just don’t have very good hair. Regardless of the cause, nobody enjoys having a thin head of hair. Females like to have thick tresses, whether it’s long or short; males don’t like to have the curse of the “male pattern baldness” gene. Of course, if you’re a female, it is easier to style your hair in different ways to make it appear thicker, but that is not such an easy solution for males. For all, it is important that they do the best possible treatment to perhaps restore any of that hair. So, instead of spending a large sum of money on a medical cosmetic procedure for the hair, try one of these home remedies and see if it works for you. Many people think that there is more to just treating hair loss than with Rogaine; these are more natural, or homeopathic, remedies to hair thinning or loss. It is important to remember, when reading through these, that not all the remedies will work for every single person; some people might have better luck than others. Also, these aren’t necessarily remedies that have proven to work, but many people have had success with them.


Hormones govern many things in our body; hair thinning or hair loss is one of those things. Testosterone (a male hormone, but women contain a small amount of it) causes hair growth, and estrogen (a female hormone) causes hair growth on the head, so if estrogen levels drop, hair loss or hair thinning may occur. So, it is speculated that supplementation with estrogen in females could possibly restore hair growth and stop it from thinning.

If you are experiencing thinning hair, it is important to pick up on a few habits. Don’t wash your hair with too hot of water, use a mild shampoo only 2-3 times per week, and avoid excessive brushing. Coconut oil and castor oil are really good for the hair. Lastly, after washing your hair, massage the scalp vigorously for 10 to 15 minutes; this will stimulate blood circulation to the surface of the scalp and strengthen the hair follicles there, making them able to grow.

Remedies for the Scalp

Here are a few different solutions you can try on the scalp. Coconut milk or aloe vera gel: massage into the scalp and leave for 30 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Do this three times a week. Honey with egg yolk: massage into the scalp and hair and leave for 30 minutes, then rinse. Almond oil: by massaging onto the scalp 2 or 3 times a day, supposedly you can stop hair loss. Olive oil, honey, and cinnamon: make a paste by mixing these 3 ingredients; massage on the scalp and leave on for 15 minutes. Afterwards, wash with a mild shampoo; do this about 3 times per week.

Preventative Techniques
In order to stop further hair loss or thinning, there are a few things you should do. To stop further hair loss, try not to wear your hair up in a tight ponytail. This will be put added strain on the hair follicles, causing them to unnecessarily fall out. As a general rule, keep your hair as free as possible. Also, don’t do any artificial things to your hair, including: coloring, highlighting straightening, excessive blow drying, curling irons, perming, or any other high-heat/high-chemical method. Any of these will further aggravate and weaken the structure of the hair and dry out the scalp, making hair more susceptible to falling out.

Last updated on Feb 14th, 2011 and filed under Skin Care. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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