Since times immemorial, men (and women) have been trying to grow back hair in bald areas on their scalp. In ancient Egypt, people were known to use the fat of lion, crocodile and snake etc on the scalp to grow hair. Later, shamans and witch doctors prescribed elm, watercress and other herbal remedies for baldness. Then, in the early 19th century, salons advertising the use of vacuum suction pumps on bald scalps to stimulate hair growth started popping up in the United States! Today, medical science has come a long way as far as baldness is concerned. So, we can mostly state what does and does not work. So without further delay, here are 20 natural baldness remedies that really work!
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a proven herbal cure to stop hair loss and re-grow hair. It penetrates deep into the scalp and stimulates the hair follicles by nourishing them. You can apply aloe gel each night to the bald areas and wash off the next day. These days Aloe Vera pills are also available in the market. Here is a wonderful proven remedy for stopping baldness in females and males:
- 1-2 tbsp Aloe gel
- 2-4 tsp organic Apple cider vinegar
- 5 drops of essential oils (tea tree, peppermint and lavender oils)
- 3 drops each Grapeseed oil and cod liver oil
Mix the above ingredients and massage into the bald areas of the scalp. Use this remedy each night.
Amla is Indian Gooseberry and it is packed with tons of Vitamin C. It is known to nourish the hair from the roots. Amla oil, powder and pills are readily available in the market. If you can buy Amla fresh from Indian stores, then eat plenty of it when in season. You can also crush and apply juice of Amla to the balding areas of the scalp.
3. Drink organic ACV
Many men and women have removed baldness on their forehead with organic apple cider vinegar. Drinking just 2-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar daily can stop hair fall within 3 weeks. Mix it up with some juice or water and honey to make it palatable. Also use apple cider vinegar as last rinse after shampooing. If you plan on taking ACV daily make sure you take iodine since ACV breaks down iodine.
4. Eat sea vegetables
People who consume sea weed such as dulse, kelp, chlorella and spirulina can also reverse hair fall and grow back hair in bald patches.
5. Food grade diatomaceous Earth
Eat one teaspoon of it daily (start small). Add to oatmeal, smoothies etc.
6. Best essential oils for hair fall
As stated above, essential oils can curb hair fall and reverse baldness through regular use. The best oils for hair fall and alopecia in men and women are: Arnica oil, tea tree, lavender, lemon, neem rosemary and chamomile essential oils. Mix one or all of them with carrier oil and massage daily into balding areas of the scalp. You need to be diligent with this remedy to see results.
7. Wash hair with baking soda
A mixture of baking soda and water is all that you need to make a natural shampoo to curb hair fall and stop baldness on the forehead. You can also add a bit of Castile soap or soapwort nuts. This remedy balances the ph of the hair and scalp and stimulates hair growth. It is not harsh like commercial, sulfate based shampoos which strip the hair of natural oils.
8. Supplements for baldness
Take foods containing B vitamins or take a B-complex supplement (coenzymated B vitamins work best). Take at least 5000 mcg of Botin-the most important supplement for hair growth. Also eat proteins. If you are vegetarian, go for whey protein supplements. Lactose intolerant people can go for pea or rice protein. Eat sunflower and flaxseeds, nuts, and plenty of seafood and lean meat. Also eat plenty of organic fruits and vegetables. Do take Ashwagandha tablets- this is one of the best Ayurvedic supplements you can take to stop baldness and regrow hair naturally. Saw palmetto, Gotu kola, fish oil and a daily vitamin and mineral supplement can also help stop baldness in men and women. Talk to a physician or a trichologist to guide you.
9. Blackstrap molasses
Blackstrap molasses are rich in iron, calcium and B vitamins. Take a teaspoonful daily. Proceed with caution when using this remedy for baldness as some reports suggest it can cause cancer.
10. Lemon and neem
If you have access to neem leaves, boil them for 5 minutes and grind them into a thick paste. Mix it up with some lemon juice and rub the mixture into the bald patches. Wash off with a mild shampoo. Use weekly to see results.
11. Dietary changes
People who consume too much of gluten, red meat and sugar must stop. Eat natural food as much as possible. Also, cut dairy from your diet. Eat more herbs like fennel, turmeric, cumin, basil, cardamom, coriander and cinnamon. Choose organic varieties.
12. Change your shower head
Use a showerhead with filter since hard water also causes hair fall. If needed, use mineral or bottle water for washing hair.
13. Food grade peroxide
Drinking a teaspoon of food grade hydrogen peroxide diluted with water can also stop baldness and regrow hair. Proceed with caution when using this remedy for baldness.
14. Oil pulling
If you have dental fillings, do oil pulling daily. Use sesame oil or organic coconut oil. This will remove toxins. If possible, take out all fillings.
15. Oil massages for scalp
Hot oil massages can also do wonders for baldness. Mix up warm castor oil, coconut oil or olive oil with essential oils like tea tree, lavender, rosemary or neem oil. Massage the blend into the bald areas. Cover up with a warm towel to enable the oil to penetrate deep into the scalp. Rinse off after 4-6 hours. Emu oil massage is also known to work wonders and is a great remedy for baldness in women and men.
16. Fingernail rubbing
Rub your fingernails on each other for 10 minutes every morning. This will stimulate the points on fingers connected to the scalp.
17. Borax for washing hair
Use borax and water to wash hair to stop baldness.
18. Cayenne pepper capsule and vodka hair rinse
Mix together contents of cayenne pepper capsule and a teaspoon of vodka. Apply the mixture to the hair. Keep it on for a few hours but take care not to get it into the eyes. Wash off with cool water. You can also mix Cayenne pepper with olive oil and Aloe vera gel to see results.
19. Cold water showers
Washing hair with cold water instead of hot can also stop hair loss and reduce sebum blockage which prevents normal hair growth.
20. Meditation and stress control
If stress is causing hair fall and subsequent baldness, you must meditate daily and use stress control techniques like deep breathing etc. Also exercise daily and practice positive visualization daily.
It is possible to grow hair on bald head and I hope these home remedies for baldness show results.