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.

Discover how to increase collagen for stronger hair and fewer wrinkles…Rev up collagen production with vitamin C: Collagen surrounds the hair strands but as we age collagen breaks down, causing hair to be more vulnerable to breaking.  The best way to boost collagen is not through some expensive medical procedure, it’s by getting more vitamin C.  Foods high in vitamin C include: citrus fruits, strawberries and red peppers.  Supplementing with 250 mg daily can help boost collagen production which has the added bonus of reducing wrinkling.

Prevent breakage with vitamin E: Vitamin E is required to nourish damaged hair and to prevent breakage.  It aids the body’s ability to manufacture keratin within hair strands to reduce breakage.  Supplementing with 400 IU of vitamin E can be helpful to restore locks.

Eat foods rich in iron: Iron is also essential for hair growth and can be found in blackstrap molasses, green leafy vegetables, leeks, cashews, dried fruits, figs, and berries.  To help your body absorb iron, you’ll need enough vitamin C.

Give your hair a mineral boost: The minerals silica and zinc are also critical for hair growth.  Take 500 mg of silica two times daily and 30 mg of zinc once daily.

Boost scalp circulation with rosemary essential oil: Rosemary essential oil has been traditionally used to increase circulation to the scalp.  Add a few drops per dollop of shampoo or, better yet, add a few drops of rosemary to coconut oil and massage your scalp regularly.


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Raamit B.
Raamit B.1 months ago

Most medicated shampoos for hair fall and hair regrowth, have a lot of chemicals in them which are harmful. Products with natural ingredient are the best way to combat hair loss. Look for ingredients such as Saw palmetto, Argan oil, Aloe vera, and essential oils in your shampoo.
Changing your lifestyle is also very important. A good nights sleep is usually under estimated. A protein rich diet is good for hair growth. Natural masks made of curd,honey and eggs help to restore moisture and strength to air.

Enrique Miller
Enrique Miller1 months ago

Thank you...

Tammy Andrews
Tammy Andrews2 months ago

Thanks for sharing

Mary B.
Mary B.2 months ago

Thanks for sharing the helpful suggestions. Please keep in mind that re-growing hair naturally is a lengthy process but it's possible if you're patient. As the new hair cycles grow in, you WILL start to see new growth...worth the wait IMHO. Who wouldn't prefer re-growing their own hair as nature intended over expensive and/or painful surgeries or topical commercial products that are basically just false hope in a bottle? There's an amazing comprehensive program to re-grow natural hair that's had successful results if you're willing to stick with it called the Hair Loss Black Book. If you've already wasted time experimenting with "solutions" that haven't delivered results, this system is definitely worth a look! You can see the page here:
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Grow Hair F.
Grow Hair F.3 months ago

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/

Grow Hair F.
Grow Hair F.3 months ago

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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Wizmo David
Wizmo David4 months ago


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


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