10 Effective Home Remedies To Treat Hair Thinning July 11, 2017

Watching your hair thin out can be extremely painful. Brushing and running your hands through your hair become things that you start to dread. Not to mention the amount of added stress that comes with hair fall. But, don’t give in yet! There are still things you can do to stop and reverse hair fall.

Hair fall can be caused by a myriad of factors like unhealthy lifestyles, nutritional deficiencies, allergies, hormonal imbalances, poor hair care, and genetics. And so, there are also a plethora of modern treatments and techniques available that promise to help reverse it. But did you know that using ingredients from your kitchen could also fix the problem? Following is a list of 10 natural home remedies to treat hair thinning.

Home Remedies For Thinning Hair

1. Aloe Vera

1.-Aloe-Vera Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 2 tsp aloe vera gel
  • Prep Time
  • 5 minutes
Processing Time

30 minutes

Process
  1. Extract about 2 teaspoons of gel from an aloe vera leaf. You can do this by slicing the leaf with a knife and simply scooping the gel out.
  2.  Blend the gel so that it gets to a smooth consistency.
  3. Start massaging the gel into your scalp with your fingertips.
  4. After massaging your scalp for about 5 minutes with the gel, leave it on for an additional 25 minutes.
  5. Rinse it out with warm water.
How Often?

Twice a week.

Why This Works

Aloe vera contains proteolytic enzymes that help heal and repair dead skin cells. This helps stimulate hair growth from dormant hair follicles, increasing hair volume. Daily consumption of aloe vera juice is also recommended to help promote hair growth.

2. Eggs

2.-Eggs Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Shower cap
Prep Time

5 minutes

Processing Time

20 minutes

Process
  1. In a bowl, combine one egg with one tablespoon of olive oil. Stir until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Apply the mixture to your hair and scalp, working it in from the roots to the tips.
  3. Once your scalp and hair are completely covered in the mixture, leave it on for about 20 minutes.
  4. Cover your hair with a shower cap during this time to avoid a mess.
  5. Proceed to wash your hair with shampoo and cool water. Do not use warm water to wash your hair at this point as it can ‘cook’ the egg.
  6.  Finish by conditioning your hair. (You may skip this step if you have oily hair.)
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

Why This Works

Eggs are a rich source of protein and sulfur. Frequent protein treatments are crucial for thick and healthy hair.

3. Avocado

3.-Avocado Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 ripe banana
  • Shower cap
Prep Time

5 minutes

Processing Time

30 minutes-1 hour

Process
  1. Mash the avocado and banana in a bowl until you get a smooth, lump-free mixture.
  2. Apply the mixture to your hair and scalp, working it in from the roots to the tips.
  3.  Once your scalp and hair are completely covered in the mixture, leave it on for about 30 minutes to an hour.
  4. Cover your hair with a shower cap during this time to avoid a mess.
  5. Proceed to wash your hair with shampoo and cool water.
  6. You can skip conditioning as the hair mask will leave your hair feeling soft and smooth.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

Avocado is well-known for its numerous health benefits. In combination with banana, it deeply nourishes and conditions your hair and follicles, promoting healthy hair growth.

4. Amla

4.-Amla Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 1 tbsp amla powder
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
Prep Time

5 minutes

Processing Time

15-20 minutes

Process
  1. Combine equal parts of amla and lime juice until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Apply the mixture to your hair and scalp, working it in from the roots to the tips.
  3. Once your scalp is covered in the mixture, leave it on until it dries up.
  4. Proceed to wash your hair with shampoo and cool water.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

When it comes to treating hair loss and thinning, Amla is the safest home remedy. It is a powerhouse of antioxidants and vitamin C. Besides being good for your hair, consuming Amla is also healthy for your body. The high amounts of vitamin C in this pack help boost the collagen levels in your scalp, increasing hair growth.

5. Fenugreek Seeds

5.-Fenugreek-Seeds Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 2 tbsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 cup water
Prep Time

8 hours+ 10 minutes

Processing Time

30 minutes

Process
  1. Soak the fenugreek seeds in half a cup of water and leave it overnight.
  2.  In the morning, blend the seeds with a little bit of the water that it was soaked in until you get a thick, smooth paste.
  3. Apply the mixture to your hair and scalp, working it in from the roots to the tips.
  4. Once your scalp and hair are completely covered in the mixture, leave it on for about 30 minutes.
  5. Proceed to wash your hair with shampoo and cool water.
How Often?

Once a week.

Why This Works

The health of your scalp greatly affects the volume of your hair. Fenugreek is one of the best ingredients you could use to maintain scalp health. Not only does it effectively deal with issues like dandruff and dryness, but it also soothes the scalp of any inflammation or aggravation.

6. Henna Leaves

6.-Henna-Leaves Pinit

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You Will Need
  • A bunch of fresh henna leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • Shower cap
Prep Time

5 minutes

Processing Time

3 hours

Process
  1. Grind the fresh henna leaves with some water until you get a smooth mixture.
  2.  Apply the mixture to your hair and scalp, working it in from the roots to the tips.
  3. Once your scalp and hair are completely covered in the mixture, leave it on for about 3 hours.
  4. Cover your hair with a shower cap during this time to avoid a mess.
  5. Proceed to wash your hair with shampoo and cool water.
How Often?

Once a month.

Why This Works

Henna seals the hair cuticle which, in turn, strengthens the hair shaft. It also balances the pH of the scalp and imparts a natural color onto your hair. The leaves also have conditioning properties, which soften your hair and make it more manageable.

7. Coconut Oil

7.-Coconut-Oil Pinit

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You Will Need

2 tbsp coconut oil

Prep Time

2 minutes

Processing Time

45 minutes

Process
  1. In a bowl, heat the coconut oil for a couple of seconds until it is slightly warm.
  2.  Use your fingertips to massage the oil into your scalp.
  3. After massaging your scalp for about 15 minutes, work the oil into the rest of your hair and leave it on for an additional 30 minutes.
  4. Optionally, you could sleep with the oil in your hair and then wash it off in the morning.
  5. Rinse the oil out with shampoo.
How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

Coconut oil contains ingredients that naturally condition your hair and also promote growth. It is rich in essential minerals and fat, iron, and potassium that prevent hair breakage. It also helps maintain scalp health and prevents issues such as dandruff.

8. Green Tea

8.-Green-Tea Pinit

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You Will Need

1 cup freshly brewed green tea

Prep Time

10 minutes

Processing Time

1 hour

Process
  1. Brew a cup of green tea and let it cool.
  2. Pour the green tea through your hair, massaging your scalp while you do so.
  3. Ensure that your hair is completely saturated with the tea. Leave it on for one hour.
  4. Rinse your hair with lukewarm water.
How Often?

1-2 times a week.

Why This Works

Green tea is loaded with antioxidants that help fight off the damage causing free radicals, keeping your scalp and hair healthy. It also helps stimulate new hair growth.

9. Witch hazel

9.-Witch-hazel Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 2 tsp witch hazel
  • A cotton pad
Prep Time

1 minute

Processing Time

5 minutes

Process
  1. Comb out your hair to get rid of any tangles.
  2. Dab witch hazel onto your scalp using a cotton pad.
  3. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and then wash your hair as you normally would.
How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

If you have an oily scalp and a dandruff problem, witch hazel will help curb dandruff and unclog your pores. It will also remove the excess oil from your scalp. This remedy is perfect for people with oily and combination hair types.

10. Onion Juice

10.-Onion-Juice Pinit

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You Will Need

1 large onion

Prep Time

5 minutes

Processing Time

15 minutes

Process
  1. Peel the onion and cut it into small pieces.
  2. Use a food processor to puree the onion and then extract its juice using a cheesecloth.
  3. Massage the onion juice onto your scalp for about 5 minutes and then leave it on for an additional 10 minutes.
  4. Proceed to wash your hair as you normally would.
How Often?

2-3 times a week.

Why This Works

Onions are known for their excellent hair growth stimulating properties. They not only curb hair loss and boost hair growth but also stimulate hair re-growth from dormant follicles. The regular use of onion juice will restore your mane to its former glory in no time.

Expert’s Answers For Readers’ Questions

What to eat for thicker hair?

Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet is a vital part of ensuring that your hair is growing out healthy. A lot of the time hair fall is directly related to a vitamin or mineral deficiency. Here’s a list of foods that you should include in your diet if you are trying to curb hair fall:

  • Spinach
  • Salmon
  • Yogurt
  • Cinnamon
  • Guava
  • Oatmeal
  • Eggs
  • Oysters
  • Lentils
  • Liver
  • Poultry
  • Barley
  • Sweet Potato
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Shitake Mushrooms
  • Halibut
  • Bok Choy

What are the best vitamins for treating hair thinning?

Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K are all extremely important when it comes to maintaining hair health. Deficiencies in any of these vitamins can have adverse affects on your hair. However, the most important of these vitamins are vitamin C, Niacin (vitamin B3), Panthenol (vitamin B5), and Biotin (vitamin B7). The most commonly taken hair vitamin is Biotin. While supplements can be largely beneficial, it is crucial to consult a health care professional before you start taking any.

How much biotin should I take for hair thinning?

It is recommended to take 700mcg-1000mcg of biotin per day. Not only will biotin improve hair health, but also improve the health of your skin and nails.

A little extra care might be just the thing you need to kiss your hair fall woes goodbye. All of these home remedies for thinning hair are simple and can be prepared in less than 5 minutes. Do you know of any other ways how to fix thin hair naturally? Tell us what worked for you in the comments section below.

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  • PETSY PETER

    will it goin 2 work???? I seriously doubt it.I’ve tried some of these….but no use of it ;-(

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Neha, to treat the problem of hair thinning you can try any of the methods and remedies mentioned in the above article. Follow a remedy regularly for a couple of months to see the difference.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Lili, are you talking about your hair thinning?