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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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11:43PM PDT on Apr 30, 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

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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.

9:47PM PST on Feb 8, 2015

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6:31PM PST on Dec 27, 2014

I use groveda solutions hair growth serum and my hair grows at least 1 inch a month. And it's fuller. It has Vitamins, grape seed, coconut oil, Olive oil, brahmi and amla. You can get it on their website or amazon. It saves time and money too.

10:21AM PST on Dec 17, 2014

10:20AM PST on Dec 17, 2014

Great information, but it is also suggested by hair loss experts to add an hair loss shampoo and minoxidil to help out with combating hair loss. The best products for these are Regenepure. Here is a great article on the Regenepure line

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