Effective Home Remedies to Stimulate Hair Growth

Those looking for home remedies to help with hair growth do so mainly for a couple of reasons; One, it could be because one was born with fine hair and wants to learn how to make their hair grow thicker and longer. Or, it could be because one is losing their hair due to aging. Although it is mostly men who lose their hair due to genetics and aging, women too can be affected.

There are a vast amount of hair growth remedies one can use to grow their hair or prevent hair loss due to aging, genetics and other factors. All the best herbs and home remedies to thicken hair and stimulate hair growth are discussed below:


Home Remedies

  • Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair Growth: This not only works well to reduce dandruff, but can also be used to promote the growth of your hair. It can be used in two ways; you can apply it topically on your hair once daily, or you can take two teaspoonfuls twice daily in a cup of water. Ideally, you should take the home remedy orally a well as apply it topically.
  • before and after hair growthArnica: This is a plant related to the sunflower, and is also used as a remedy for hair loss as it increases blood circulation locally. It can be applied as a cream, ointment, or hair rinse twice every day.
  • Garlic and onions for Hair Growth: Garlic and onions are good, as they have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. You should eat them raw on a regular basis or crush them and apply to areas where there is hair thinning. Garlic and onions improve blood circulation to the scalp to promote hair growth.
  • Spinach: Drinking fresh spinach juice at least once daily can help you detox your liver and thus promote hair growth.
  • Neutral Henna for Hair Growth: This is useful as it used to thicken hair and can also help cover up signs of your thinning hair. It also makes the hair that remains much stronger. Neutral henna should be mixed with water to form a thick paste when you want to use it. You should apply it on the hair and wrap it in a plastic film. Neutral henna should be used each week.



Fish oil  for hair growth

What you eat may be hindering your hair growth. However, healthy eating can help your remaining hair look thicker and healthy. Foods like olive oil, oily fish, avocados, and walnuts are good sources of fatty acids which are essential for healthy hair.

Female hair loss is a common undiagnosed condition. It may be caused by anemia; which is caused by lack of iron in a diet. Therefore, women should always eat foods rich in iron such as spinach, lettuce, and broccoli as they can help prevent hair loss.

Consistently using these foods can really help a lot.



You should make sure you take plenty of vitamins. You can also take supplements such as biotin, zinc, vitamin B complex etc. if you are not so sure of vitamins in your diet. For more information see our article on vitamins for hair growth.


Natural Treatments

Here are some more effective natural home remedies that one should try in order to prevent or reduce hair loss:

  • Rub your clean scalp vigorously with fingers as it helps to prevent hair loss. Doing this activates the sebaceous glands and boosts blood circulation on the scalp to make the hair grow healthily.
  • A mixture of equal quantities of fresh lime juice and alma juice, when used as shampoo, can prevent hair loss and stimulate hair growth.
  • Taking about half a liter daily of a mixture of spinach and lettuce juice can help prevent hair loss and also promotes the growth of your hair.


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  • Coconut milk for hair growth: This is one of the more well-known home remedies that is repeatedly reported to have good results for hair growth. Other than eating it, you can also apply coconut milk on your scalp and massage the hair roots with it to treat hair loss. Coconut milk nourishes the hair and helps it grow and is also well known to thicken up your hair.
  • Onions have been found to help in treating patchy baldness. Rub the affected part till it turns red twice daily; mornings and evenings. Then you should rub some honey afterwards.



There are many herbs you can use as which will help a lot. Saw palmetto is a good herb that can help men in particular to grow their hair. Apart from this herb, there are various other good herbs for hair growth and they include birch, cat-mint, nettles, horsetail, licorice, marigold, chamomile, aloe, parsley, burdock, sage, rosemary, southern-wood, and stinging nettle.

Herbs help improve blood circulation and thus adequate amount of blood is supplied to the scalp. Some herbs like stinging nettles, nettles, and aloe can improve skin conditions and purify blood. Licorice helps in thickening of hair and prevents hair loss.

Herbal home remedies are arguably the best in hair care because they don’t have side effects. However, before you use any herbs as remedies for your hair, it is always wise to consult with an herbalist.


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Other Hair Growth Stimulation Methods

  • Apply refined coconut oil every day, mixed with lime juice and lime water on your hair to prevent hair loss and lengthen it. You can also apply coriander juice on their head as it is said to be beneficial.
  • Regularly using castor oil on the hair also helps to thicken hair and contributes in luxuriant growth of hair.
  • Do not forget to eat a well balanced diet for healthy hair. The diet should be made of foods that can supply all the essential nutrients needed for the growth of healthy hair. See these top 10 foods for healthy hair growth from . The diet should contain adequate amounts of grains, seeds, nuts, fruits and vegetables. However, these foods should be taken with some other special foods, for example milk, honey, wheat germ, vegetable oils, liver and yeast.

I hope you have enjoyed our list of home remedies and natural treatments so be sure to make use of them to prevent hair loss and promote the growth of strong and healthy hair.

It is always wise to consult with a health professional before using any home remedies for any reason.


13 Responses to “Effective Home Remedies to Stimulate Hair Growth”

  1. pete says:

    I found this information quite interesting as I started getting hair loss about 4 months ago, and I’m only 38.I’m interested in trying some of the advice above, and I have a few questions.
    1. If I use the garlic to rub on the area, should I use the crushed garlic with anything like oil, water, and also how long do I leave it on my head for, like 1 hour or 1 day before I can have a wash? I am worried about the smell, but if it helps, then it will be worth it.
    2. Does anyone know if exposure to sun makes things worse? I live in a hot climate and maybe I need to protect my head, but I also worry if I use a cap, it will rub more of my hair off.
    I appreciate these may be silly questions, but to me, it’s really quite an issue loosing my hair.
    So if anyone’s got some more advice I would be most grateful.
    Cheers, Pete

  2. Todd says:

    I have the same problem with hair loss, but I don’t like the idea of rubbing garlic on my head, so I started using the already prepared remedies (I think you can click on the picture in this post) and all I have to do is put some drops of the mixture in some juice or milk 3 times a day. Now I have to wait! It’s only been a week since I started taking the ready made remedy, but I’m feeling positive.

    • Sammy says:

      Hi Todd,
      Yes these products we endorse here are all made with natural ingredients and they are very popular. It’s hard to find good homeopathic and herbal products that actually work but the ones I have found are awesome.

  3. Samuel says:

    Is this for real? You can actually regrow hair? I thought I’d have to accept that I was going bald and I was totally preparing to shave my head instead of looking like an old man. I don’t want implants nor do I want to wear some ridiculous wigs, but if I can regrow my own hair with natural remedies, then I’ll do whatever ridiculous things I need to do to go back to having a full set of hair. If I could have my hair back by following the guides here I’ll donate a thousand bucks to charity. That’s a promise.

    • Sammy says:

      Hi Samuel,
      I think if you are already bald, it might be a hard task to get your hair to grow back but if you are just balding and want to slow down the process, then trying these remedies is definitely worth a shot.

  4. Mark says:

    The guy in the picture makes me sad because he looks exactly like me right now. My wife took a picture of me and my son wrestling on the floor the other day and the shot was angled from the top pointing to my head. Wow.. my head looked like a burnt down forest. I had little hair left on top and it looked as though I had little time left until anyone could notice my baldness even from the front. To be honest I have very little hope to regrow my hair, but I’ll try the suggestions here as a last resort. Wish me luck fellow baldies.

  5. Dr. Muzammil Irshad says:

    Hair loss is a common problem in both men (80%) and women (50%) all over the world [1]. Hair loss is called alopecia and it can be permanent or non-permanent/temporary loss of hair. The most common hair loss is non-permanent where re-growth of hair can be achieved with adequate treatment. Proper and adequate nutrition plays a very important role in skin health and beauty. Causes of hair loss include sudden or severe emotional stress, improper nutrition, severe infections, major surgeries, drugs (e.g. retinoids, beta-blockers, and birth control pills), anemia, and certain diseases. Although hair loss is common, but unfortunately, no single 100% effective treatment is yet to be discovered. Regarding hair loss or alopecia, both medical and over-the-counter natural products are recommended.
    Among natural remedies for hair loss include supplementation with iron, biotin and zinc along with stress management. Many manufacturer companies or online firms claim their products to be very effective for hair loss. Beware of such products until your doctor recommends these products for you. No authentic evidence I could find about the use of apple cider vinegar and arnica as a therapy for hair loss. However, studies reveal the affectivity of garlic gel in alopecia [2]. Similarly, topical crude onion juice significantly enhances the re-growth of hair [3]. Natural henna does nothing with hair growth but recovering lost hair color.
    1. Tosti A, Piraccini M, Lorizzo M, Voudouris S. The natural history of androgenetic alopecia. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2005; 4: 41-3.
    2. Hajheydari Z, Jamshidi M, Akbari J, Mohammadpour M. Combination of topical garlic gel and betamethasone valerate cream in the treatment of localized alopecia areata: a double-blind randomized controlled study. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2007; 73: 29-32.
    3. Sharquie KE, Al-Obaidi HK. Onion juice (Allium cepa L.): a new topical treatment for alopecia areata. J Dermatol. 2002; 29343-6.

    Dr. Muzammil Irshad

  6. Sam Billings says:

    Thanks for such a resourceful rich and informative post!

  7. Claire says:

    Can totally attest to the effectiveness of apple cider vinegar and coconut oil. Apple cider vinegar, aside from promoting hair growth, leaves your hair with a nice, healthy sheen. The only thing that turned me off when I first started using it was the smell, but eventually got used to it, and you really have to rinse it carefully. Coconut oil, which I used when I was taking meds that made my hair fall off, adds volume to the hair. It’s oil but it won’t make your hair go limp from oiliness.

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