Home Remedies for Hair Growth

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Hair Growth

Millions of men and women experience hair thinning, hair loss and baldness every year. The emotional impact of the loss of hair is especially devastating. Fashion magazines and celebrities careers are made and lost on the perfect locks.

Hair loss can be attributed to a wide range of causes, including medical conditions, hormonal imbalance and the presence of DHT.

DHT is a powerful metabolite of testosterone that inhibits hair growth. Dihydrotestosterone or DHT is one of the leading causes of pattern baldness and hair loss.

DHT Blockers

Many of the products touted to regrow hair are a version of what are known as DHT blockers. This may be shampoo, conditioner, root stimulators and other products. DHT blocking products can contain a wide variety of ingredients but many are all herbal and vitamin combinations. They may include fenugreek, sages, thyme and B12 vitamins.

Old Home Cures for Hair Growth


Improving circulation is a common cure for hair regrowth remedies. Daily massage of 5-10 minutes to improve the circulation of the scalp is a common home remedy. This may include hair brushing, increasing vitamins such as Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Vitamin A.

Neem Oil

Neem oil is from a fast growing evergreen tree found in India. Neem oil claims to treat more than 40 illnesses, but a mixture of neem oil and coconut or olive oils is said to improve hair growth and even prevent premature grey hair.

Diet for Hair Growth

Some home remedies for hair growth focus on the diet and hair growth. Recommendations include sesame seeds to increase magnesium and calcium. Increasing daily consumption of yogurt, dark green leafy vegetables, fruits and sprouts as well as buttermilk, protein, whole grains, nuts and milk can increase hair growth by limiting nutritional and dietary deficiencies.

Herbs for Hair Growth

Rinsing your hair in apple cider vinegar can promote hair growth according to natural healers.

Saw Palmetto extract is believed by home remedy experts as a successful treatment to reduce prostrate enlargement but has the side effect of improving hair growth.

Gingko Biloba is believed to improve circulation and stimulate hair growth.

Stinging Nettle extract is also considered to be an effective home remedy for hair growth as it is considered to be an effective blocker for the conversion of testosterone to DHT.

Alma oil, from the Indian gooseberry fruit is said to be an effective natural treatment for hair growth. Alma oil is high in vitamin C which improves circulation and the alma oil is also said to deepen the color of the hair. A tonic of dry alma pieces boiled in coconut oil can be added to the scalp to improve hair growth. Equal parts of lime juice and alma juice can be used as a shampoo to improve hair quality and improve hair growth.

Hair paste made from honey, cinnamon powder and hot olive oil added to the hair before a bath, can remedy hair growth naturally. 

Article Last Modified Sunday, November 8, 2009
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