Baldness is not a threatening condition, so there is virtually nothing to worry about. The condition is sometimes called androgenetic alopecia. It certainly doesn’t look bad on all guys. Jason Statham is a great example of a guy rocking his bald hair. Most male folks will do anything to get rid of bald hair. I once knew a guy who spent a fortune on expensive treatments to for bald hair. The point here is that if you are cool with your bald hair and it doesn’t make you feel less confident, then there is no reason to go the extra mile. But if you have concerns about it – before you deep hands into your saving, why not try out a few home remedies. Men are more likely to go bald than women. In men, it usually takes 15-25 years to go bald. In this piece I tried my best to outline the most effective remedies for baldness. They are simple ingredients you can easily source and you wouldn’t break the bank buying a few of them.
Herbal Remedies for Baldness
Fenugreek Seed for Baldness
While in India, I meet several Ayurvedic Doctors and I learnt a lot about Fenugreek from them. Fenugreek is of the most used ingredient for bald hair. The seed are excellent source of nicotinic acid and protein, which helps strengthen and rebuilding hair shafts. They are rich in hormones that helps restore hair growth. To use fenugreek in the fashion, simply grind 1 – 3 table spoon of fenugreek and add little water to form a paste. Apply the resulting paste on your bald hair and leave it for about an hour. Wash off with water. Repeat this twice a week for best results. Here is a link where you can buy an original one from India
Henna for Bald Hair
Henna is mostly used to dye skin, hair and fingernails, as well as fabrics including silk, wool and leather. Henna is also use for hair conditioning. When mixed with mustard, henna can remedy baldness
- 100 gm Henna leaves
• 250 gm Mustard oil
Directions: Pour the mustard oil into a sauce pan and add henna leaves – let it boil for a while and bring it to cool down. Strain the resulting mixture and store in a tight jar. You can now massage it on your scalp. Do this every day. You can get henna powder from here
Camphor Oil for Baldness
These day we go through a whole lot of stress. From work stress to family stress. A whole lot unending vicious circle of stress and anxiety. This can sometimes lead to bald hair. When this is the case, camphor oil is the best remedy to avert bald hair. Camphor is an excellent relaxant and can help relieve you from stress and nervous tension – while helping you calm down. It enhances blood flow to your scalp and hair re-growth. Camphor oil can work well with any hair oil, but I suggest you use coconut oil. Work it up your scalp and massage on bald patches. When this is done on daily basis, you should begin to see improvements. You can get good quality camphor oil here
Lemon Seeds and Peppercorns for Baldness
I first heard about this from a herbalist friend of mine – she claims it worked for most of her clients. She told me that this remedy helps increase blood circulation on the scalp and can help rapid hair growth.
- 7 lemon seeds
- 10 black peppercorns
Direction: Crush the seed of lemon and peppercorn together. Apply the resulting paste on the bald patches. Leave thus for about 10 – 15 minutes. Increase the amount of lemon juice if the paste feels dry. This might cause you a little itchiness and irritation, but do not panic, it’s normal for this remedy. For quick results apply this remedy twice daily for a week.
Onion for Baldness
When the onion remedy broke out newly on the internet with claims of improving hair growth, I quickly gave it a try and it turned out that the claims has an element of truth in it. Onions helps cleanse the scalp and hair follicles while still promoting thicker hair. This is due to its capacity to produce catalase. Onion is also effective in averting grey hair.
To use onion for bald hair, simply start by peeling off the outer part. Using a juicer, juice the onion to extract the liquid. If you are using a blender, filter out the liquid using a kitchen strainer or a wash cloth. Gently apply the resulting onion juice in your scalp and massage for about 10 minutes. Wash off with water. Beware, this will make your hair stink, but the benefits is worth more than the smell. Follow up by washing off hair with a mild shampoo.
Honey and Onion for baldness
Onion also forms a potent mix with honey and helps get rid of baldness. Mix the onion juice with honey and massage on scalp. If you can’t juice the onion, simply cut into half and rub it on bald area, followed by honey. Wash off hair with a mild shampoo afterwards
Aloe Vera for Baldness
Aloe vera has also shown to be effective in this department. It is known to contain enzymes that helps open clogged hair follicles while averting hair fall. It is also a rich source of vitamin and minerals which promotes hair growth.
- Aloe vera
- Lukewarm water
Directions: Scrape out the gel from aloe vera leaf and apply the gel on your scalp. Massage on scalp for a few minutes. Leave it for a few hours and rinse off with lukewarm water. You can do this 4 times weekly. You can also combine aloe vera with honey, which make another potent mix
Saw Palmetto for Baldness
I have always known saw palmetto be a wonderful herb used in the treatment of a variety of ailments such as urinary tract infection, testicular inflammation, cough and respiratory congestion. It has also made its name as a breast enlargement herb – and also helps in hair restoration, prostate health, sexual vigour and nutritive tonic. It blocks an enzyme responsible in converting hormone testosterone into dihydrotestosterone which leads to androgenic alopecia. People on blood thinners or people who are hemophiliac should avoid having saw palmetto herb. Saw palmetto comes in several different forms, which are: whole dried berries, tablets, liquid extracts and powdered capsules. Tablets and capsules are easiest to find, and are the only forms that have been investigated by researchers.
Castor Oil for Baldness
Castor oil can be used to improve blood circulation to the hair follicles, while nourishing hair roots and making your hair stronger and longer. Castor oil is an excellent source of vitamin E, protein and has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory which helps clear infections related to skin and scalp problems. Make sure to use only unrefined castor oil, because it contains more nutrients and healing properties. Since castor oil has so much viscosity, it makes perfect sense to mix it with a carrier oil like olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil or jojoba oil. If you are looking for unrefined organic castor oil, direct from nature, you can get one here
Method – 1: (Castor Oil Hot Treatment)
- Castor oil
- Plastic cap
Direction: Place the castor oil over medium heat and let it heat up for a while. Bring it down and let it cool a little. Apply on scalp and massage for a few minutes. Let is stay overnight. Cover with a shower cap. In morning upon waking up wash off with shampoo.
Alternatively mix almond oil with castor oil to form a smooth and fragrant oil. Almond is a rich source of vitamin E which strengthens the hair strand and follicles. Mix equal amount of castor and almond oil. Apply this mixtures to scalp and repeat the process mentioned above.
Hibiscus for baldness
Hibiscus is one of the best-known herbs for hair and popular for promoting hair growth. It’s well effective in regenerating hair in bald patches and averting hair fall. It is also used in preventing premature greying of hair. You can either use the tea of dried hibiscus petal or make your own concoction.
You will need:
- Hibiscus flowers
- Coconut oil
- Curry leaves
- Gooseberry (amla)
Directions: combine all ingredient in a bowl and bring it to boil. Bring it down from heat and allow it to cool down. Strain the oil and massage it on hair. Leave it for 30 minutes before washing off. Do this daily for best result. If you can’t gather all the above ingredients. Simply boil hibiscus in water and mix it with lime juice. Apply the resulting mixture to your bald patches. Leave it for a period of time before washing off with water.
Olive oil for Baldness
Olive oil plays its own role in hair re-growth and it’s widely used to enhance hair growth on areas where bald patches occur. It can also be used by both men and women to combat hair loss and strengthen hair.
- 1tsp Olive oil
- 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp of Honey
- Mild shampoo
- Microwave safe bowl or pan
Directions: Pour the 1 tsp of olive oil in to a sauce pan and place it on a stove, you can use a microwave. The aim is to warm up the olive oil a bit. Now, add honey and cinnamon powder into the olive oil. Stir it thoroughly and apply on scalp. Let it sit about 20 minutes. Wash it off afterwards with mild shampoo, followed by water. Do this 3 times a week for best results. Here is a link to 100% unrefined Olive oil, from mountain rose herbs
Alternatively olive oil can be combine with cumin seeds and rubbed on the bald patches. While using these treatments endeavor to massage the oil on your scalp every night and leave till day break. When doing this don’t forget to place a protective cover on your pillow, to prevent it from getting oily. Shampoo out first thing the next morning.