Thinning Hair Solutions At Home

If your hair is thinning out and you are despairing about it there are some things that you can do at home that can make a difference to your thinning hair problem. These natural remedies are mere suggestions; if thinning hair persists then you need to see a dermatologist.

Special Oils and Massage

There are several oils that are known to work wonders with hair thinness, these oils are especially useful when it comes to massaging the scalp or even rubbing on the hair shaft to stimulate blood flow and encourage hair growth. Castor oil is extremely effective when it comes to hair thickening and regrowth and the foremost suggestion when getting oils to remedy your hair thinness problem. Other oils are: jojoba oil and coconut oil.

Healthy Diet

According to Dr. Weil ( exact link below) to maintain healthy hair and help prevent further thinning, make sure you’re getting enough omega-3 fatty acids. Eat salmon, sardines, herring or mackerel two or three times a week, or sprinkle two tablespoons of freshly ground flaxseeds per day on cereal or salads. Supplement your diet with GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) in the form of black currant oil or evening primrose oil. Take 500 mg of either twice a day for six to eight weeks to see if it helps.

Herbs and Tea Rinses

Herbs and tea rinses are becoming a prominent part of several hair regimens, according to several researches some herbs and teas contribute to hair growth. The properties in some of these herbs stimulate the hair follicles as well as block DHT (hormone responsible for hair loss and male pattern baldness). It also slows down the rate of hair fall as well as reduces shedding. Other benefits include increase thickness, and produces hair that is silky and soft to touch. Some herbs that work really well for thin hair are: stinging nettle, peppermint, saw palmetto and Indian gooseberry or alma, see the whole list here- List of Herbs That Are Beneficial To Hair

Keep Your Scalp Clean

In order to prevent the clogging of your skins pores, which is a contributing factor to hair thinness, you have to avoid putting ‘stuff’ on the scalp. Stuff includes: wax, gels, glues, chemicals etc. The body’s sebum needs to work normally and things that are added to the scalp for long periods of time can block the pores and thus exacerbate the problem. Keep the hair clean by clarifying hair especially if an abundance of oils or other products were used on the scalp and try to keep the scalp fresh and product free.

Avoid Hair Abuse

This point is really the sore point for many ladies, in order to get your hair to look a certain way especially if you are busy the easiest and less time consuming hair care routines are adopted. So the use of heat or chemicals, extensions, wigs and weaves can take a toll on the scalp. In turn the hair edges which are the most vulnerable tends to fall out and the rest of the hair will get thinner and thinner. The only way to stop thin edges or thinning hair when you are the one who is causing it, is to stop the abuse. Give the hair a break and practice some of the hair thinning advice, when your hair comes back treat it more kindly.



  • Sweetgal said:

    Hi Brenday,
    Great site! God bless. My question is I am 16 wks post relaxed. Now, can I do a three strand braid out and take it out the following day with my natural hair to achieve the curly effect I can step out with? Please advise.

  • Sweetgal said:

    I bought Alma but it contains paraffinum liquiudum which is mineral oil. Can I still use it for my transitioning hair? Please heeelp!!!

  • Brenda said:

    Hi Brenda,
    All the articles are very interesting. I’m in the process of transitioning. April 8th, 2014 was the last time I processed/relaxed my hair. I’m having issues with thinning hair in the very top of my head which is why I want to transition to natural hair (hoping that would help). I would like to know is that a good move to go natural to stop the thinning? Also should I work on getting the hair thick before focusing on the transitioning to natural hair? Just want to get on the fast track to recovering. I want thick beautiful as I did when I was younger. I plan to try the castor oil massage for the thinning but product do you recommend I use along with the castor oil for the transitioning?

  • kemi said:

    Hi my lady,

    I have been transitioning for a year now but I seem to have great hair loss whenever I take out my protective style although I haven’t started using any natural hair products, as a starter what products can I use now to maintain my transitioning hair

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