The following home remedies may encourage hair growth:
1.Eating more protein
The body needs protein to grow new hair. Hair loss can arise due to a protein deficiency.
Examples of healthful dietary protein sources include:
A person’s daily protein needs vary based on how physically active they are and how much muscle mass they have.
2.Increasing iron intake
Iron is another nutrient the body requires to grow healthy hair. Some dietary iron sources include:
clams/lentils/oysters/pumpkin seeds/spinach/white beans /lean beef/turkey
Many manufacturers also fortify their foods with iron, which means that they have added iron to them.
People who do not eat meat have iron requirements as high as 1.8 times those of people who do eat meat. This is because the body does not absorb nonanimal sources of iron as effectively.
According to the authors of 2011 study paper, aromatherapy can help stimulate hair growth.
Examples of herbs that aromatherapy practitioners may use to promote hair growth include:
When using essential oils on the scalp, be sure to mix only a few drops into a carrier oil, such as coconut oil or walnut oil.The researchers also state that inhaling the scent of these oils may affect hair growth.More research is necessary to determine whether essential oils are an effective solution for hair growth.Some people may experience topical allergic reactions when using essential oils, so it is best to try a small test patch 24 hours before applying the mixture to the whole head.
4. Massaging the scalp
Massaging the scalp helps stimulate blood flow to the scalp, which could help encourage hair growth.A small Japanese study found that men who massaged their scalps for 4 minutes per day with a scalp massage device had thicker hair after 6 months.People can use the pads of their fingertips to massage the scalp in gentle circles. Devices to massage the scalp are also available in drug stores and online.
5. Using pumpkin seed oil
The authors of a 2014 study looked at whether pumpkin seed oil could help hair growth.They discovered that men taking 400 milligrams (mg) of pumpkin seed oil for 6 months experienced a 40 percent increase in average hair count, whereas those taking a placebo only experienced a 10 percent increase.The men all had a history of androgenic alopecia, or male pattern baldness. They were not currently taking other supplements for hair loss and were between 20 and 65 years old.
6. Taking saw palmetto
A 2-year-long study found that supplementation with saw palmetto may increase hair growth in men with male pattern baldness.The participants took 320 mg of saw palmetto every day for the duration of the study.After 2 years, the participants experienced hair growth primarily in the vertex, or the top and back of the scalp. This is a common site for bald spots in men.