60 Home Remedies for Balding

Baldness describes a condition which hair is lost from the scalp. Baldness was once considered to be common feature amongst the elderly, but in these demanding and stressful times, it can affect people who are as young as twenty.  

This can be attributed to the increasingly stressful lifestyles people face, as well as a decreasing nutritional content in the foods we eat. Poor eating habits can therefore not be ruled out.  

Typically men experience baldness more frequently and severely than women.  It can affect the areas of the crown and temples and oftentimes can leave the entire head without hair.

Home remedies can be useful in treating and managing hair loss, but patience is paramount.  The treatment option decided upon must be followed thoroughly and on a regular basis in order to be effective.  It is important to remember that baldness cannot be reversed quickly, as it takes time for the body to minimize hair loss as well as for new hair to grow.

Suggested Remedies for Balding

  1. Castor Oil Rub


Castor oil rubs are a worthy home treatment for combatting hair loss. Use this home remedy once in the mornings and evenings. With scheduled usage of this home remedy, hair should resume growth within a few weeks.


  1. Olive Oil and Honey


You can make your own hair mask at home by using warmed olive oil, honey, and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Rub this mix generously into your scalp and hair. Leave the mix on your scalp for at least fifteen minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.


  1. Coconut Oil and Lime Juice


Make a mixture of coconut oil and lime juice. Apply this mixture liberally to the scalp massaging it in. Massage your scalp for at least fifteen minutes. When you are done, you can rinse of this mix with lukewarm water.


  1. Coconut Milk


Coconut milk rubbed into balding areas of the scalp is a great natural and easy way to promote hair growth. It is protein-rich and also contains nutrients such as potassium, iron and, essential fats. Regular application of coconut milk has been shown to reduce hair loss and breakage resulting in stronger thicker hair. Leave on for thirty minutes before washing off with a mild shampoo. To get the best results, do this at least once a day until your hair starts to grow back.


  1. Coconut Oil and Indian Gooseberry Juice


To use this home remedy, bring coconut oil to a boil over a low heat. Mix in Indian gooseberry juice. Once cooled, massage into the scalp for a natural cure for balding, which is easy to do at home.


coconut oil

Coconut oil (solid)


  1. Rosemary Oil Mix


Boil a mixture of water and rosemary leaves. After boiling the mixture and allowing it to cool, strain the rosemary leaves out of the water. Use this liquid before a shower by dumping the mix on your head. This home remedy works best if you still have some hair left.


  1. Vitamin E Oil


Vitamin E is known to have powerful antioxidant properties. It has also been shown to remove free radicals from the body, as well as increase the supply of oxygen to the scalp in particular. Gently massage vitamin E oil onto the scalp and through the hair. Leave this oil on your head throughout the night.  Wash it off the next morning with a mild shampoo.


  1. Olive Oil Mix


This is a simple remedy to try at home. Mix together a teaspoon of cumin seeds with half a cup of olive oil.  Massage this mixture into your scalp for at least fifteen minutes. When you are done, rinse off the mixture with lukewarm water.


  1. Mustard Oil and Henna

Boil 250 grams of mustard oil and 100 grams of henna leaves to a boil in a pot of water. After the spices have mixed in with the water, take the mixture off the heat. Allow the mixture to cool before straining through a muslin cloth. Rub this mixture onto your scalp at least once a day. When you are not using this, store the mixture in an airtight container.


  1. Castor and Almond Oil


By regularly using a mixture of almond oil and castor oil on your scalp, you can safely treat balding and hair loss at home. Massage this mixture into your scalp for at least fifteen minutes at a time. Do this at least once a day to prompt your hair growth.


  1. Arnica Oil


Arnica oil is produced by extracting the oily liquid from within arnica leaves.  This plant has many helpful properties, including acting as an anti-inflammatory which can be useful for arthritis, but it is also shown to decrease hair loss and minimize balding. Use arnica oil on your scalp as directed on the oil’s package.


  1. Emu Oil


Emu oil is an excellent moisturizer and can be used to effectively manage hair loss by promoting healthy hair growth. Massage this oil into your scalp for at least fifteen minutes at a time. Do this at least once a day to get the best results.


  1. Hot Oil Massage


Oil massages can control dandruff and inhibit hair loss. It improves blood circulation and blood supply to the scalp thereby promoting hair growth. Massage the scalp every day with heated oil for best results. Oil, like Jojoba oil, can be used effectively as it is said to have hair growth stimulating properties.


  1. Pigeon Pea Paste

Make a fine paste from pigeon pea and massage onto the scalp at least once a day. It is best to use this home remedy before you shower, so it is easy to rinse off the paste. Do this before each shower, until your hair has grown back.


  1. Aloe Vera Gel Massage


Aloe Vera has many health benefits, along with promoting the growth of new hair.  It is also very helpful in treating an itchy or irritable scalp, and other itchy body parts, and has been shown to balance the pH of the skin and body.  It is an easy and natural remedy to try at home. Massage aloe vera into your scalp daily. If you have some hair left, you can also use shampoo with aloe vera/aloe vera extract to achieve similar results.


Aloe vera

Aloe Vera gel

  1. Black Pepper and Lime


Black pepper seeds and lime have shown to help cure baldness.  To try this home remedy, ground the seeds into a fine powder and mix it with enough lime juice to make a paste. Rub this paste on your scalp and let it sit for half an hour. When the time is up, rinse off the paste with lukewarm water.


  1. Curry Leaves


Curry leaves can be ground into a fine powder and applied topically to balding areas of the scalp. You can either rub this powder into your remaining hair, or mix it with a coconut oil solid to massage it on your scalp like you would with any other coconut oil home remedy.


  1. Hibiscus


Bring a cup of water and hibiscus leaves to a boil. Strain the mixture and add a tablespoon of lime juice.  Allow to cool and apply to the scalp. This home remedy should be used in the shower, directly after the hair has been shampooed.


  1. Geranium Leaves

Boil geranium leaves in a water for few minutes. Remove the mix from heat.  Once the water has cooled it can be used to rinse the hair. It is best to do this right before you shower so it can be washed out easily.


  1. Lime Seeds


Crush lime seeds with a mortar and pestle. Once the lime seeds are in a powdered form, add a small amount of black pepper to the mix.  Add enough water to the mix to make a soft paste. Apply this paste to the affected areas of the scalp. Do this once a week to get the best results.


  1. Yucca Plant or Root Powder


This remedy was used by the Native Americans as a cure for thinning hair. The easiest way to use this home remedy is to add the root powder into your shampoo bottle. Use this shampoo mix like you would normally use shampoo.


  1. Fenugreek


Fenugreek can be bought as a powder but if you have the seeds, ground them to a fine paste and apply to balding areas. Alternatively, soak one cup of fenugreek seeds through the night in clean water.  In the morning grind the seeds and massage into the scalp. Protect the mask with a shower cap and allow being absorbed for forty minutes. When the time is up, take a shower to wash away the paste. Do this once a day for a month.

Fenugreek, seeds, balding

Fenugreek seeds


  1. Camphor and Curd


Mix equal amounts of curd and camphor into a paste.  Apply and massage into the scalp. Leave this paste on your head for at least two hours. It is best to wear a shower cap while you are doing this. When you are done, take a short to rinse off the paste.


  1. Coriander leaves


Grind or blend coriander leaves in a blender until it makes a paste. Apply the paste to the scalp as an effective way of minimizing hair loss. Leave this on for at least half an hour before rinsing it off.


  1. Licorice and Saffron

To make this home remedy, mix finely ground licorice leaves with milk and a pinch of saffron so it makes a paste. Rub the paste into affected areas.  This treatment works well at promoting hair growth and can be used on the entire scalp.


  1. Spinach Mix


Juice or blend together spinach leaves and lettuce and drink it. You can also add more spinach or lettuce to your meals to get a similar effect. The easiest way to do this is to simply eat more salads.


  1. Herbal Powder Triphala


Herbal powder Triphala combined with aloe vera can minimize hair loss if used regularly. Use this once a day, as you would with aloe vera alone, for at least three months to see results.


  1. Lemon Rub


Cut a lemon in half and scrub onto balding patches.  This is a good way to promote hair growth and minimize hair fall at home. By adding pepper and fenugreek seeds you can increase the potency of this remedy even further (Optional).


  1. Beetroot leaves


Beetroot leaves, particularly when mixed with henna, make a great home remedy for treating baldness. Rub this mixture on your head. Leave this mixture on your scalp for at least half an hour before rinsing it off.

Beets, used for bed sores



  1. Onion Juice


Use red onions or shallots for this home remedy. Cut the onions to obtain its juice.  Rub into affected areas and allow standing for fifteen minutes before washing it off. The sulfur and collagen found in onions is the reason for its success.


  1. Potato Juice

The juice from potatoes or even water in which potatoes have been boiled can treat thinning hair effectively at home. Massage the juice into the scalp and leave it on for fifteen minutes. When the time is up, rinse the water or juice off with lukewarm water.


  1. Indian Gooseberry and Lime Juice


Combine equal amounts of lime juice with the juice of Indian gooseberries.  Apply the liquid to the scalp as a natural way to increase the growth of hair. Rinse your hair with this mix while you are in the shower to get the best results.


  1. Nettle and Rosemary Extract


Combine five drops of nettle extract with ten drops of rosemary extract to create a tincture to treat hair loss. Dilute this tincture in water to rinse your hair or put it in your shampoo to wash your hair with. Use this often to get the best results.


  1. Black Pepper and Vodka


Make a concoction at home of 30 to 45 ml of vodka or a similar alcohol mixed with a teaspoon of pepper.  Pour the mixture into some lukewarm water and use it to wash your hair and scalp. For the best results, use this home remedy once a week.


  1. Kanta-Karika Juice


Mix some honey and a few drops of Kanta-Karika and apply to balding areas. Let this mix sit for at least fifteen minutes before rinsing it off.  This remedy must be applied regularly for best results.


  1. Red Henna

By frequently treating your hair with red henna you can minimize hair loss and cultivate a full head of beautiful and healthy hair. Your hair may turn a brownish-red color if you use his home remedy excessively.


  1. Shikakai Mix


Combine two teaspoons of Indian gooseberries, two eggs, shikakai, and soap nut. Apply to the scalp and massage in for thirty minutes before rinsing off with a mild shampoo. This remedy can be used three to four times per week to treat hair loss.


  1. Egg Yolks and Honey

Separate the egg yolks from the egg white and mix with honey before applying to the scalp area. Let this sit on the scalp for at least fifteen minutes before you rinse it off. This should also make the hair you do have look healthier.


Egg yolks


  1. Goat Milk Mix


Mix three parts jatamansi, five parts dashamoola, four parts bhringraj,  and combine with goat’s milk until well combined.  This concoction is to be taken orally to cure hair loss and foster new hair growth.


  1. Juice of Amaranth


Amaranth juice successfully treats balding and it is a recommended natural treatment that can be easily tried at home. Rub this juice on your scalp or use it to rinse your hair at least once a week to get the best results.


  1. Alfalfa Juice

Combine juice of an alfalfa plant with spinach and coriander. This nutritionally dense drink can be taken orally to promote hair growth as well as more beautiful and healthy hair. Drink this juice once a day to get the best results from this home remedy.


  1. Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse


Washing your hair with apple cider vinegar mixed with sage tea is an excellent way to treat hair loss at home. Apple Cider vinegar can also be used to manage dandruff and prevent infections of the scalp.  After shampooing hair, comb some diluted apple cider vinegar through the hair and leave on for a few minutes before rinsing it off in the shower.


  1. Banana Mix


Create a nourishing and healthy drink by mixing mashed banana, yogurt, honey, and milk.  This treatment will provide your body with some of the nutrients it requires to combat hair loss and promote the growth of new hair. Drink this smoothie as often as you like.


  1. Need Leaves Juice


Need leaves are from a much-desired herb found in India.  It has many sought-after medicinal qualities and has been found to treat baldness in both men and women alike. It can be used by making your own rinse at home to be used on hair after it has been washed.  To make this rinse, bring a pot of neem leaves and water to boil and boil continuously until the amount of water in the pot has been reduced in half. Once cooled, wash your hair with the mixture and repeat two or three times per week to get the best results.


  1. Egg


Massaging a home-made mask of egg into the hair can readily provide the hair with the proteins it requires to foster healthy hair growth and decrease hair loss. Eggs contain many nutrients which are necessary for healthy hair including selenium, iron, sulfur, and zinc.


  1. The Protein Mix


To make a protein mask,  combine a teaspoon of olive oil, one whole egg, and hone. Mix these ingredients until a smooth paste is formed. Massage the paste into hair and leave on for about twenty minutes before washing off.


  1. Green Tea


The health benefits of green tea are well known as it is extremely rich in antioxidants.  Green tea can be applied externally onto the affected areas or taken orally in the form of a revitalizing drink.  Enjoying a cup of green tea three to four times per day improves overall health and promotes hair growth. Alternatively, it can be massaged into the scalp and hair and left on for an hour.  Wash the green tea off with cool water and the result will be shiny and healthy hair.

Green tea

Green tea, fresh tea, tea leaves


  1. Tobasco Sauce


Mix a few drops into your usual shampoo as a remedy to treat hair loss. Use this shampoo as you would use your normal shampoo. It should be noted that this shampoo will not smell as nice as your normal shampoo.


  1. Shanna Seeds


Add Shanna seeds to warmed coconut oil or castor oil to form a paste which you can apply to your scalp. Leave it in for about thirty minutes before washing off.


  1. Steam


Steaming is a well-known process shown to increase blood circulation, which can encourage hair growth.  It rejuvenates the hair and also moisturizes the scalp. For noteworthy results, dip a towel in hot water, ring out and wrap around the head and hair. Repeat the process regularly.


  1. Avoid Blow Drying Hair


The heat from a blow dryer damages hair follicles and increases hair loss and damage to hair follicles. Allow hair to dry naturally where possible. If you do not have time to dry your hair naturally, towel dry it instead.


  1. Drink More Water


Staying hydrated is an important way to keep you healthy and to maintain healthy hair.  Drink between two and three liters a day to minimize hair loss.


  1. Avoid Junk Foods


Unhealthy diets and lifestyles are also factors behind hair loss. Avoid oily foods as best you can and be sure to drink plenty water to help your body flush out toxins.


  1. Iron-Rich Diet


A healthy diet that is rich in iron is important in promoting hair growth and reducing hair loss.  Be sure to include as many iron-rich sources in your diet as possible, this will include foods like bananas, plantain, and leafy greens.


  1. Vitamins


Vitamins consumed through natural food sources are extremely beneficial in promoting overall health and hair growth.  Vitamin-rich foods include fruit, leafy greens, cauliflower, lettuce, and cabbage.


Pomegranate fruit and seeds


  1. Calcium


Foods rich in calcium are good for bone health as well as treating hair loss.  Foods high in calcium include cooked Kale, kier, yogurt, dairy products, and sardines.


  1. Eat Less Red Meat


Research has indicated that high sebum levels can be attributed to causing balding.  Sebum is predominantly found in animal fat and therefore reducing your intake of red meat can help combat hair loss.


  1. Biotin


Biotin has been found to encourage hair growth and scalp health.  It can be found in nuts, brown rice, and oats. Try to incorporate at least one of these types of foods into your diet to encourage hair growth.


  1. Sea Vegetables


Sea vegetables have been identified as a good source of iodine which can help restore the balance needed for healthy hair growth.  Examples of these vegetables are kelp, nori, dulse, kombu, and wakame.


  1. Avoid Tap Water  

If you already have a family history of balding, it is better to avoid drinking tap water as it commonly contains fluoride and chlorine which both are known to inhibit iodine absorption in the body.

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