8 Natural Ways To Grow Forehead Hair

Written by Anjali Sayee

Hair loss on the forehead, at the hairline, is commonly called a receding hairline. A receding hairline could be caused by genetics, medications, stress, hormones, or insufficient nutrition. It may also be a sign of alopecia. In this article, we discuss certain methods that may help with hair regrowth on your forehead. We will also look at the different ways you may be able to prevent such hair loss. Keep reading.

Is It Possible To Grow Hair On The Forehead?

While it is not possible to grow hair on the entire forehead, you may be able to grow hair back on a receding hairline. Dealing with the situation promptly may help reduce the risk of baldness.  A few medications, herbal solutions, and other natural methods may help reduce hair loss and stimulate hair growth at the hairline on the forehead. 

  1. Herbs For Hair Loss: Herbs are very effective in decreasing hair loss, stimulating hair growth, and keeping the hair and scalp healthy. Herbs like seaweed, ginkgo biloba, saw palmetto, and green tea, among others, help prevent hair loss (1). You can use them as herbal infusions, hair tonics, and rinses, or even add them to other hair care products.
  2. Medications For Hair Loss: Medications like topical minoxidil and finasteride are often prescribed to treat hair loss and promote hair growth (2). Your doctor may also prescribe oral or topical estrogen, depending on the type of hair loss that is causing the hairline to recede. An androgen inhibitor, like spironolactone, might be prescribed to prevent androgenic alopecia (2).
  3. Hair Masks: You can try homemade or store-bought hair masks to stimulate hair growth. These hair masks contain natural ingredients like banana, aloe vera, coconut oil, among others that nourish and fortify your hair and cleanse your scalp. Most of these ingredients contain antioxidant, antifungal, or anti-inflammatory properties that benefit hair and scalp health.
  4. Hair Oils: One of the best ways to stimulate your hair growth is to oil your hair regularly (3). Coconut Oil, apricot oil, castor oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, and argan oil are important for hair care. You can also pair these carrier oils with essential oils of peppermint, rosemary, sage, and lavender (4), (5). These essential oils have properties that can improve scalp health.
  5. Scalp Massages: Massaging the scalp can improve hair thickness, density, and length. It also may stimulate hair growth by increasing blood flow (6).
  6. Aromatherapy: Research indicates that aromatherapy can treat hair loss and stimulate hair growth (7), (8). Pairing an essential oil with a carrier oil is the best treatment of aromatherapy.

Read on to know certain home remedies that may help stimulate hair growth on a receding hairline.

How To Naturally Grow Hair On A Receding Hairline

1. Aloe Vera

You Will Need
  • 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
Processing Time

2 hours

Process
  1. Slice the aloe vera stem and scoop out two tablespoons of the gel.
  2. Apply the extracted gel to your scalp and gently massage it for a couple of minutes.
  3. Leave the gel in your hair for 2 hours and wash it off with a mild shampoo.
How Often?

Repeat this twice a week.

Why It Works

Aloe vera has proteolytic enzymes that remove dead cells from the scalp and stimulate hair growth. The plant also moisturizes the scalp and balances its pH. It can also be used to soothe inflammation and treat dandruff (9).

2. Ginseng

You Will Need

2 to 3 tablespoons of ginseng-infused oil

Processing Time

45 minutes

Process
  1. Pour three tablespoons of the ginseng-infused oil into a bowl.
  2. Section your hair and start massaging the oil into your scalp.
  3. Work the oil into your hair, across its whole length.
  4. Massage your scalp for 10 minutes.
  5. Leave the oil in your hair for 30 more minutes and rinse it out with a mild shampoo.
How Often?

Repeat this thrice a week.

Why It Works

Chinese red ginseng may help treat alopecia. It inhibits 5-alpha reductase (an enzyme believed to cause hair loss) and improves blood circulation (10). It can also be used as a hair tonic to nourish and strengthen hair (1).

3. Rosemary And Coconut Oil

You Will Need
  • 5 to 10 drops of rosemary essential oil
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of a carrier oil
Processing Time

45 minutes

Process
  1. Combine the rosemary essential oil with a carrier oil (such as coconut, olive, almond, or jojoba oils) in a bowl.
  2. Massage this oil blend into your scalp and work it through your hair.
  3. Massage your scalp for 10 minutes.
  4. Leave the oil in your hair for 30 minutes and rinse with a mild shampoo.
How Often?

Repeat this thrice a week.

Why It Works

Rosemary is as effective as topical minoxidil in treating androgenic alopecia and stimulating healthy hair growth (5). Using rosemary oil in the place of minoxidil does not cause scalp irritation. The herb extract was also found to induce hair growth in mice and potentially treat alopecia (11), (12). Coconut oil can penetrate the hair follicles and prevent hair protein loss (13).

4. Indian Gooseberry And Lemon Juice

You Will Need
  • 4 tablespoons of Indian gooseberry powder
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • Water, as needed
Processing Time

20 minutes

Process
  1. Add water to the Indian gooseberry powder and lemon juice and mix in a bowl. You must get a smooth, consistent paste.
  2. Massage the mixture into your scalp and apply it to the whole length of your hair.
  3. Let it sit for 15 minutes and rinse with a mild shampoo.
How Often?

Repeat this twice a week

Why It Works

The Indian gooseberry is known for its high vitamin C content that boosts collagen production. Increased collagen production stimulates faster and healthier hair growth (14).

5. Egg Mask

You Will Need
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
Processing TIme

20 minutes

Procedure
  1. Whisk the egg and mix it with the other ingredients.
  2. Apply the mixture to your hair and scalp.
  3. Cover your hair with a shower cap and let the mixture sit in your hair for 20 minutes.
  4. Wash it off with cold water.

Alternatively, you can also use only eggs and follow these steps:

  1. Beat a few eggs together till the yolk and the whites are well blended.
  2. Massage it into your hair and scalp.
  3. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
How Often?

Repeat this twice a week

Why It Works

Eggs are packed with nutrients and protein that boost hair health. They work well with all hair types and provide nourishment to hair. They also contain B vitamins (biotin, especially) essential for hair growth (15). The egg yolk was also found to stimulate hair growth in dermal papilla cells (16).

6. Banana Hair Mask

You Will Need
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
Processing Time

30 minutes

Procedure
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl to a smooth consistency.
  2. Apply the mixture to your scalp and hair.
  3. Let the mixture sit for 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Wash with lukewarm water.
How Often?

Repeat this twice a week

Why It Works

Bananas are rich in potassium, antioxidants, natural oils, and vitamins, and are an ideal treatment for hair loss (17). They also contain silicone that protects the outer hair shaft from damage (18). They are found all year round and make an amazing hair mask for hair loss.

7. Yogurt Hair Mask

You Will Need
  • 1 cup of yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
Procedure
  1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Apply the mixture from the roots to the tips of your hair.
  3. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes and wash your hair with cold water.
How Often

Once a week

Why It Works

Yogurt helps preserve hair endings and reduces the risk of hair damage and baldness (19). It also may enhance hair color and act as a hair conditioner. Yogurt keeps hair in the anagen phase (active hair growth phase) for longer and gives it a shiny coat (20).

8. Avocado Hair Mask

You Will Need
  • 1 small ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of almond oil
Procedure
  1. Blend the ingredients until the mixture develops a smooth consistency.
  2. Apply from the roots to the tips of your hair.
  3. Keep the mixture on for 15 minutes and wash with cold water.
Why It Works

Avocado is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B, niacin, iron, and vitamin C that are important for healthy hair growth (21), (22). It also inhibits 5α-reductase, an enzyme known to cause hair loss (23). Apply avocado mask once or twice a week to improve your hair texture and sheen.

In the following section, we have listed certain tips that may help prevent your hair loss.

How To Prevent Hair Loss: Maintenance Tips

  1. Consider Nutrition Supplementation: One major cause of hair loss in women is nutrient deficiency. A deficiency of zinc, iron, or calcium may cause hair loss. Have a balanced diet with fruits, vegetables, and meat that provides you with the essential nutrients. You may also opt for oral supplements after consulting your health care provider.
  2. Avoid Over-Grooming: Styling your hair too often with heat or chemicals can lead to hair damage and hair loss. Stop using heat and chemicals until you notice substantial hair growth. Do not wear tight hairstyles that pull on your hair roots as they can cause hair loss.
  3. Brush Gently: Brushing your hair gently can go a long way in preventing hair loss. Harshly combing your hair may lead to hair shedding and loss.
  4. Follow A Hair Care Regimen: A regular hair care regimen improves hair health. Oil your hair regularly. Get periodic trims to prevent split ends. Use hair masks and hair packs to nourish and hydrate your hair.
  5. Use Hair Products: Use hair products that cater to the needs and issues of your specific hair type. Hair products meant for straight hair will not work for wavy or curly hair types and vice versa. Use products meant to treat your specific hair issues. For instance, use a hydrating shampoo or a mask if you have dry hair.
  6. Use Heat Protection: Heat can damage your hair and leave it vulnerable to more harm. It also may cause hair breakage. Use a heat protectant before using any heat styling tools.
  7. Be Wary Of Hair Dyes: The chemicals in traditional hair dyes may cause hair loss. Instead, opt for natural hair colorants like vegetable hair dyes.
  8. Exercise Regularly: Stress also may cause hair loss. Opt for exercising, yoga, Pilates, or meditation. Regular exercise can alleviate stress and relax the body.

Conclusion

While hair loss at the forehead can be particularly worrying, there are ways to treat it. The masks and treatments mentioned in this post could help boost your hair health and potentially stimulate hair growth on your forehead. But remember to consult your doctor should your hair loss persist.

Recommended Articles

Sources

Articles on StyleCraze are backed by verified information from peer-reviewed and academic research papers, reputed organizations, research institutions, and medical associations to ensure accuracy and relevance. Read our editorial policy to learn more.

    1. Herbal Medicines as an Effective Therapy in Hair Loss – a Review
      https://www.rjpbcs.com/pdf/2010_1(3)/90.pdf
    2. Treatment of Hair Loss
      http://www3.uah.es/farmamol/Public/NEnglandJM/hair_loss.pdf
    3. Hair Oils
      https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-29419-3_2
    4. Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth Without Toxic Signs
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4289931/
    5. Rosemary Oil Vs Minoxidil 2% for the Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia: a Randomized Comparative Trial
      https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25842469/
    6. Standardized Scalp Massage Results in Increased Hair Thickness by Inducing Stretching Forces to Dermal Papilla Cells in the Subcutaneous Tissue
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4740347/
    7. Essential Oils Used in Aromatherapy: a Systemic Review
      https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2221169115001033
    8. Randomized Trial of Aromatherapy Successful Treatment for Alopecia Areata
      https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/fullarticle/189618
    9. Taxonomy, Etymology & Uses of Aloe Vera
      https://www.rroij.com/open-access/taxonomy-etymology–uses-of-aloe-vera.pdf
    10. Herbal Preparations for the Treatment of Hair Loss
      https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00403-019-02003-x
    11. Promotion of Hair Growth by Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract
      https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22517595/
    12. Rosemary ( Rosmarinus Officinalis L., Syn Salvia Rosmarinus Spenn.) and Its Topical Applications: a Review
      https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32455585/
    13. Effect of Mineral Oil, Sunflower Oil, and Coconut Oil on Prevention of Hair Damage
      https://www.essentialnutrition.com.br/media/artigos/mctlift/25.pdf
    14. Hair Is an Accoutrement, Hair Is Jewelry, It’s an Accessory- Realize “the Killing Effects of Shampoo”
      https://www.plantsjournal.com/archives/2017/vol5issue2/PartD/5-2-29-448.pdf
    15. The Golden Egg: Nutritional Value, Bioactivities, and Emerging Benefits for Human Health
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6470839/
    16. Naturally Occurring Hair Growth Peptide: Water-Soluble Chicken Egg Yolk Peptides Stimulate Hair Growth Through Induction of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Production
      https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/jmf.2017.4101
    17. Bananas
      https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/food-features/bananas/
    18. Hair Cosmetics: an Overview
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4387693/
    19. Ethnopharmacological Survey of Home Remedies Used for Treatment of Hair and Scalp and Their Methods of Preparation in the West Bank-Palestine
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5499037/
    20. Probiotic Bacteria Induce a ‘glow of Health’
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3547054/
    21. The Role of Vitamins and Minerals in Hair Loss: a Review
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6380979/
    22. Nutritional and Pharmaceutical Benefits of Avocado Plant
      https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329388661_NUTRITIONAL_AND_PHARMCEUTICAL_BENIFITS_OF_AVOCADO_PLANT
    23. Alopecia‒reason and possible treatments
      https://medcraveonline.com/MOJDDT/MOJDDT-02-00062.pdf
Was this article helpful?
The following two tabs change content below.
Anjali Sayee is a writer and an introvert. From studying Aeronautical Engineering and wanting to design her own airplane to writing articles on hairstyles, she has been on quite a journey. She believes that hair is one of the key factors that define a woman’s personality. To quote her, “What’s the first thing they do in the movies to show a personality change? Change the hair – because it has a life of its own.” She’s here to help you find the hairstyle you need. This bookworm is a self-professed Wholocker, a talented drummer, and an amateur photographer.