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Home Remedies for Hair Loss in Men and Women

There are some useful home remedies for hair loss for both men and women available in books and on the internet. A few on them are listed here; realizing that this list is not all inclusive. Always talk to your doctor before trying any home regimen to ensure there will be no contraindications with any medical conditions you have or medicines that you take.

Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamins and minerals are effective in treating some hair loss. Try using a multivitamin or take solo vitamins or minerals such as Vitamin-B complex, Vitamin-C, Vitamin-E, Iron, Silica or Zinc.

Saw Palmetto

Saw palmetto has been using in stimulating hair growth. It has been especially successful in men.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has been used for thousands of years for various conditions and is especially useful in treating the skin. It is available as a plant, gel and juice. Some people have had success using aloe vera on their scalp. Apply to the scalp daily.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is actually a waxy substance that promotes moisture in the skin. It works great in the hair as a conditioner either alone or mixed with your choice of hair conditioner. People who have experienced hair loss use jojoba oil for stimulating growth on their scalp. It also does very well to combat dandruff.

Coconut Milk

Used in India, this has proven to very beneficial to promoting hair growth and a healthy scalp. Mix a small amount with shampoo and again with your favorite conditioner, or use it alone. It’s also great with avocado!


Ginseng has many great uses including increasing blood flow. It works well rejuvenating the hair cells in the scalp and has been used in China for thousands of years.

Emu Oil

Emu oil benefits hair growth by stimulating the hair follicles and moisturizing the scalp. It also works well in fighting dandruff or itchy, dry scalp.

Again, there are many more home remedies that are available for you to try. These are some of the more popular suggestions. Eating right and exercising also promotes hair growth. Often, hair loss is due to poor diet or nutrition. Exercise helps blood flow and can increase hair growth.

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables that are high in vitamins in minerals should be consumed several times a day. Eat foods like greens, carrots, chick peas, almonds, kiwi, potatoes and bananas. Meats such as chicken and pork do well to increase vitamin and mineral intake as well as providing protein.

Feel free to try some or all of these ideas. Some may work better than others and it may well depend on the factors that have caused your hair loss. Many people have had success using a combination of these tips in addition to eating healthy and exercising daily. Results are different for everyone and can take several months before seeing any changes. Be sure to ask your healthcare professional for more ideas on ways you can deter hair loss at home.


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