11 Natural Ways To Strengthen Your Hair

11 Natural Ways To Strengthen Your Hair

If you are beginning to see more hair in the bathtub drain and less on your head chances are you need to try one or more of these 11 natural ways to strengthen your hair.

Although baldness can be a genetic trait there are ways to slow it down and, in some cases, regrow hair. All it takes is some patience and experimentation to bring the potential of thick, shiny locks back to your weakening pate.

Always check with your physician or professional naturopathic doctor before using any natural remedies for your hair.

Wet Your Whistle

Each human hair contains approximately one quarter water, so drinking plenty of clean H2O is a no-brainer. Try 4-8 cups per day and you just may watch your hair sprout.

Herbal Massage

Lavender, rosemary and thyme are believed to strengthen and grow hair. Before bed, massage one or more of these oils into your scalp. Only a small amount is needed. Wear a shower cap if your hair is too oily and you do not want to get it on your sheets. Shampoo clean in the morning.

Do the E

Vitamin E (taken internally or applied to the scalp) has been shown to possibly reduce hair loss.

From a Malaysian study published in Tropical Life Sciences Research (12/21/10),

“In conclusion, this trial demonstrated that supplementation with tocotrienol [vitamin E] capsules increases hair numbers in volunteers suffering from hair loss as compared to the placebo group.”

Go Bioton

Found in nuts, brown rice, and oats bioton could enhance hair growth. Biotin is a B vitamin that can be taken in capsule form as well. It works by reacting and assisting cell enzymes which are essential for producing amino acids that in turn create key proteins that contribute to hair growth.

Berry Good

The saw palmetto berry has been a centuries old go-to remedy for many ailments, including a preventative for prostate weakness.

According to a study of saw palmetto for hair growth, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, it was reported that,

“Hair growth improved in men taking 400 mg of a standardized extract of saw palmetto and 100 mg of beta-sitosterol (from saw palmetto) daily.”

Talk to your physician or naturopathic doctor about proper dosage according to your specific health history.

The Nutty Protector

In some cases, hair loss could be attributed to lack of protection. Applying coconut oil may help.

A study of various oils and their affect on hair published in the Journal of Cosmetic Science (March/April 2003) it was stated that,

“…coconut oil was the only oil found to reduce the protein loss remarkably for both undamaged and damaged hair when used as a pre-wash and post-wash grooming product…Coconut oil, being a triglyceride of lauric acid (principal fatty acid), has a high affinity for hair proteins and, because of its low molecular weight and straight linear chain, is able to penetrate inside the hair shaft.”

5 More Ways to Help Your Hair

In addition, nutritional, topical or various cleansing changes could naturally protect and strengthen your hair.

Here are some things you can do on the side to increase hair protection and strength,

  • Avoid alcohol, tobacco, white sugar, processed foods
  • Use a handful of baking soda made into a paste, spread throughout your scalp and rinsed to strip it of any built up product and/or oils.
  • Eat iron rich foods like dark green leafy vegetables, cashews, non-sugared or preserved dried fruits, and blackstrap molasses.
  • Take silica (500 mg) two times daily and zinc (30 mg) once daily. Check with your doctor.
  • Eat/supplement vitamin C for hair strengthening collagen formation.

Before you succumb to expensive, often toxic hair growth formulas or even surgery, try these 11 natural ways to strengthen your hair. Hopefully you’ll see a difference within 90 days. Talk to your physician or naturopathic doctor for the best and safest protocol for you.