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12 Natural Remedies that Boost Hair Growth

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12 Natural Remedies that Boost Hair Growth

Hair loss affects both men and women.  While genetics plays a role, there are other factors, including:  hormonal imbalances, an underactive thyroid gland, nutrient deficiencies and insufficient scalp circulation.  Here are 12 natural remedies that can help boost hair growth:

Cut back on meat: Hormonal imbalances are a primary culprit in hair loss.  Japanese researchers also link excessive sebum production in the scalp to high levels of 5-alpha reductase.  Their research indicated that animal fat intake may increase sebum production.

Add the herb saw palmetto: A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine reported that saw palmetto (serenoa repens) may increase hair growth in men.  Hair growth improved in men taking 400 mg of a standardized extract of saw palmetto and 100 mg of beta-sitosterol (from saw palmetto) daily.  Historically, saw palmetto has been used by herbalists for hair loss in both men and women.

Address a possible underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) which can cause thinning hair:  Add sea vegetables like kelp, nori, dulse, kombu and wakame, all of which are rich in iodine may be helpful to balance this condition.  Avoid drinking tap water since it typically contains fluorine and chlorine, two chemicals that inhibit iodine absorption.  You may also want to supplement with 100 mg or 1 mL of the herb bladderwrack (focus vesiculosus) daily.  Work with a qualified holistic health care professional if you suspect a sluggish thyroid gland.

Get enough essential fatty acids:  Essential fatty acids from walnuts, flaxseeds, fish and avocado are also important for healthy hair.

Boost bioton: Biotin encourages hair and scalp health.  Dietary sources of biotin include: nuts, brown rice and oats.

Boost keratin production with MSM: Methylsulfonylmethane aids in the production of keratin (a protein in the hair) while doing double-duty to strengthen hair follicles.  In one study 100 percent of people who supplemented with MSM showed reduced hair loss and increased growth in only six weeks.

Rejuvenate hair follicles with B-complex vitamins: 100 mg daily of a B-complex supplement that includes biotin and vitamin B6 can reduce hair thinning by increasing scalp circulation and rejuvenating hair follicles.

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10:10PM PDT on Aug 11, 2015

People in the Middle East countries believe that rosemary oil is one of the best oil to reduce their hair fall and promotes their hair. It is extracted from rosemary herbs and this oil increases the cell division and expands the blood vessels to grow your hair faster. It also acts as hair tonic. You can use rosemary oil either by mixing it with your shampoo, conditioner or by massaging your scalp with the combination of other essential oils like olive oil, castor oil, tea tree oil etc.

* Read next : http://hairdignity.com/castor-oil-for-hair-growth/

10:09PM PDT on Aug 11, 2015

Few changes in your diet will bring drastic changes in your hair growth. Follow this diet to have your hair smooth, shiny and thicker.

1. Avoid processed and junk food, beverages will helps to promotes your hair to grow faster.

2. Include dark green vegetables as they contain iron which helps the hair to grow properly

3. Eat fishes which have omega 3 fatty acids, nuts, etc….

4. Include vitamin E containing food like cereals, sunflower oil, soybean oil etc. in your diet which promotes your hair

5. Add citrus fruits like amla, orange, lemon, kiwi, guava etc. which are rich in vitamin C as it helps to clear the dirt particles in your scalp easily.

6. Have food like banana, potato, chicken, oatmeal, fish and beans in your diet which all these contains the vitamin B helps to stimulate the production of haemoglobin in your blood and then further increases the circulation of blood in the scalp.

7. Intake of vitamin A helps to promote your hair to grow strongly. So include carrots, prunes, papaya, mango etc. in your diet. But be sure that taking it too much will cause hair loss.

8. Have protein and fiber rich food like whole grains, eggs, soybeans, kidney beans etc. as it is known that our hair is made of special protein called keratin; this promotes the growth of new hair and at last makes it shiny and smoo

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11:05PM PDT on Jul 20, 2015

Hi,

You can try out some of these natural remedies to get healthy and natural hair.

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2:34PM PDT on Jun 8, 2015

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6:03AM PDT on Apr 16, 2015

Very interesting article. I had hair loss problem 2 years ago. I stopped my hairloss naturally. There are effective ways. I tried so many shampoos . Simply, it didn't work ! If you want to find a way how to stop hair loss and how to regrow hair naturally go to http://totalhairregrowth.com

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12:05AM PST on Mar 5, 2015

Hello guys,
Good post than you very much for shairng.
I also can share my experience with peaple who suffering from hair loss problem.
Here are some ways to stop hair loss and boost new hair growth.
Shorting or shaving your hari is the best way to boost thiken hair growth.
Trying onion juice also an effective way to boost new hair groth.there in no cost for theese treatments.
But with this I applied "sl handy hair" hair oil it works perfectly on me completely stopped my hair falling problem. Really am happy to recomend it to people who suffering a lot.
Drinking a lot water also can help to reduce hair falling and it help to be healthy everyday.

This is just my experience, hope it will help you too.

4:56AM PST on Mar 2, 2015

Wow. Thanks for posting and sharing the article. When I started losing my hair, it wasnt a lot of fun and it got to the point when I was even embarassed to go outside without a hat or scarf tied on my head. Luckily my friend told me about this solution that in no time at all completely turned this around. http://babieshack.com/fighthairloss

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