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My story: Born with beautiful hair- soft, dense and lustrous. In my late teens I started coloring my hair as I wanted a model look-alike, inspired by glamorous adverts. I used top brands, thinking these won’t harm my hair.

Fast forward –>> After 6 – 7 years my hair gave in to this chemical abuse. I started losing lots of hair. Plus, my once smooth and soft hair was rough and lusterless. And I was left grieving along with my hair.

After regaining my senses I reverted back to my roots – started oil massaging, applying hair packs, using herbal hair rinse instead of the store-bought conditioner – and the good news is that my hair fall has stopped and I have recovered all my lost hair and texture. Now, my hair is soft, smooth, and shiny, and probably denser than it use to be in my teens. And I want to share with you all the things that I did to regrow my lost hair and hope these will help you too.

17 things I did to regrow my lost hair

1. Head Massage

Unlike many people think, head massage is not unpolished or rustic. Head massage is one of the most important ritual for healthy hair and scalp. It improves blood circulation and drains away toxins from the scalp. You can head massage without using any oil, but I prefer to do it with oil. The best oils for hair loss are coconut, sunflower, olive, ghee, flaxseed, evening primrose, avocado and castor (diluted with another oil).

How to do?  Apply oil (of your choice) evenly on the scalp and massage gently with the pads of your fingers. Finish by running fingers through your hair. It shouldn’t take more than 10 to 15 minutes. Leave on for an hour before washing, or you can also keep it overnight for better conditioning. For healthier and stronger, head massage at least once a week.

Note: Always use cold pressed unrefined oils as they retain maximum nutrients.

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2. Use an Herbal Rinse

Packed with plant nutrients, an herbal hair rinse is the perfect way to nourish and condition your hair. After shampooing, I usually follow-up with an herbal infusion. My favorite is reetha-shikakai rinse. But you can create your own depending on your hair’s need. You can choose one or more of the following hair nourishing herbs: chamomile, amla, shikakai, hibiscus, rosemary, marigold, lavender, fenugreek (methi), lemon, orange, amla, sage, reetha, horsetail, nettle and mint.

3. Stay away from conditioners

I don’t use conditioner after shampooing. Applying a conditioner means injecting more chemicals into your scalp and hair. And more chemicals mean more damage to your hair. Instead I use a leave-in conditioner. You don’t need any fancy brands. Oils or plant butters make an excellent leave-in conditioners. Best oils to use – coconut, almond, olive, and jojoba oil; and best butters that work are – shea, kokum, or aloe butter.

To use: Take a little amount (not more than a pea size) of oil or butter and rub it between your palms and apply to damp or dry hair (avoiding the roots) and leave in. This will smooth down frizz and flyaways, and leave your hair looking shiny and smooth.

4. Use a wide tooth wood comb

Fine comb can hurt the delicate new growth and also cause abrasions on your scalp. Where as wide tooth wood comb are more gentle (compared to the plastic ones) on your hair and scalp. Wide tooth comb also provide massaging effect and help distribute sebum (natural oil) from the scalp to hair.

So If you want healthy mane, then discard the fine/sharp tooth plastic comb and replace it with a wide tooth wood comb. And well-done if you have already done it 🙂

5. Fingernails rubbing

Rubbing your fingernails  briskly against each other, for about 10 minutes ever day, stimulates hair growth and makes your hair healthy and strong. This is an ancient technique and works similar to reflexology – through energy channels. The positive results are supported by many anecdotal claims, and there are many proponents and followers of this ancient practice. Some have even claimed hair re-growth on bald areas.  More on how to do it and science behind this ancient technique: Click here

 

6. Hair Affirmations

Every time I lose hair -while oiling or combing- I affirm that a new and healthy hair will grow in its place. Hair affirmation is a powerful tool that helps you worry less and care better for your hair. You can create your own affirmation and visualize yourself receiving it. Some examples of hair affirmations are: my hair is healthy and growing fast, my hair cells are strong and rejuvenating, I take good care of my hair. You can remind yourself to say these affirmations whenever you are combing your hair or stroking it or massaging it. Send it love and speak with love and care.  And please Refrain from saying anything harsh to your hair, even if you may be tempted to do so.

Flax seeds are good for your hair

Flax seeds are good for your hair

7. Eat Flax seeds (Also called Alsi, Jawas, Linseeds) 

A daily dose of flax seeds will keep you and your hair vibrant and beautiful. Flax seeds are loaded with omega-3, copper, selenium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, B vitamins, and amino acids – these nutrients are important for healthy hair growth and strength.

How to eat? Sprinkle some ground flax seed on your salads, or make flax seed chutney, which you can add to your sandwiches, stuffed bread (paratha), etc. You can also add them to your smoothies, or when making bread/naan/rotis. Or simply eat a spoonful as a snack.

8. Exercise

Exercise is another important key to healthy hair. When you exercise you sweat and that unclogs the hair follicles – that gets clogged by dead skin and grease – giving enough space for the new hair to grow. Exercising also increases blood flow to your scalp. The increased blood flow brings with it more nutrients and more oxygen, and thereby promoting healthy hair growth.

So if you desire thick beautiful hair go for a walk, dance, cycle, play, run, do yoga, cardio or whatever you enjoy. Get up and get moving!

9.  Avoid tight styles

Tight ponytails, or braids, or any other tight styles put strain on your hair roots, and can lead to hair loss. If you wear tight styles every day, hair may stop growing permanently from areas it is pulled most from, causing a bald patch. Once in a while is fine, but wearing tight styles every day is a big no no. For daily wear opt for loose updos, ponytails or braids to keep hair under control, but without any damage.

10. Amla

In Indian cultures, amla or Indian gooseberry is considered as hair tonic. Amla is an antioxidant having high content of vitamin C, minerals, amino acids, flavonoid and tannins. Eating fresh or dried amla is purported to stop hair loss, reverse graying, and promote stronger and healthier growth. Due to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects, applying raw amla juice or amla powder or amla oil on to your scalp will help with dandruff and soothe irritated scalp.

Ways to use: Amla juice with coconut oil or amla oil for a head massage. You can also use amla powder in a hair pack. But the most effective option is to eat fresh or dried amla every day. I have another good option – I take 1tsp amla powder with a glass of water every morning – It’s one of the best detox drink you can find.

11. Henna to dye my grey hair

After the colour tragedy I stay far away from synthetic hair colors. I probably have 10 to 15 gray hair and I use henna to cover my greys. Surprisingly the number of white hair have also reduced in the last couple of years (I can’t point to one single thing that I do/did, perhaps little of everything has helped).

Why you should avoid dyes: Synthetic hair dyes contain harsh chemicals such as ammonia, hydrogen peroxide,  p-phenylenediamine, which can cause hair damage, brittleness and scalp irritation. Repeated exposure can also harm the hair follicles, potentially resulting in thinning and hair loss. Plant based dyes such as henna can produce gorgeous hair colors ranging from red to dark brown.

Red Lentils

Red Lentils

12. Lentils and beans are my friends

I am a 95% vegetarian and occasionally eat some meat. So I get my quota of protein and iron from super healthy and super yummy lentil (dals) and beans, which I mostly sprout.

As we know hair is mainly composed of proteins, and lack of protein will slow the hair growth, and can even cause hair loss. Iron is another important nutrient for healthy hair growth. It transports oxygen to our cells, which also includes hair cells. And too little oxygen affects the hair growth. So make sure that you’re eating enough protein and iron in your diet.

13. And not to forget fresh veggies and fruits

Your hair needs a regular supply of vitamins and minerals – such as vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, iron, calcium, biotin, zinc – to grow healthy and strong.  Fruits and vegetables like orange, banana, berries, kiwi, apple, apricot, green leafy vegetables, cauliflower, carrot, pumpkin, and melon must be eaten in sufficient amounts as they provide the necessary nutrients that are required for the healthy hair growth. 

Bhringraj or false daisy

Bhringraj or False Daisy

14. Herbal oils 

Herbal hair oils have been an integral part of hair care in Indian traditions. Oil infused with herbs such as amla, brahmi, bhringraj, hibiscus, marigold, rosemary, lavender contain tons of polyphenols, antioxidants, phytosterols, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals that penetrate the scalp and promote hair growth. These oils also offer anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-reddening properties that help to keep the scalp healthy and dandruff free.

15. Stay happy

Have you ever experienced your hair falling off like autumn leaves or turning grey overnight. Well, I have. I was doing all the right things like eating healthy, exercising, but all of a sudden I had a deluge of hair fall.

And the reason was excess worry or stress. Stress affects all of our body, and our hair is no exception. Never-ending stress can cause a disproportionate number of hair to go into resting phase at the same time. And this leads to large clumps of hair coming out all at once.

The good news is that stress related hair loss is usually temporary, as long as the stress event is temporary 😉

What to do: For healthy locks find time to relax. Engage yourself in stress-busting activities like yoga, walking in nature, gardening, meditation. You can also talk to a friend, family or seek professional support.

16. Stay away from heat appliances, chemical treatment like perming and straightening

I have straight hair, but I always wished that my hair was curly. Perhaps, it’s a human psychic to want what we don’t have. I considered perming many times, but never really did it. And thank goodness I didn’t. I have used steam roller, heat tong and blow dryer few times. But whenever I used them, I felt these hot appliances did more harm than good, so I have stopped using them -for good.

Chemical treatments, use of heat appliances and vigorous styling can actually affect the hair root and damage your hair, causing hair loss which would not have occurred otherwise. So stay away from them as far as possible.

17. Read the labels of the hair products

Harsh shampoos have caused me a lot of trouble – itchy and flaky scalp, rough dry hair, and related hair loss. Shampoos, conditioners, and hair styling products may contain harsh chemicals such as propylene glycol, isopropyl alcohol, phthalates, artificial colour, artificial fragrance (also known as “parfum”), parabens, etc. These synthetic chemicals can cause allergic reaction, skin irritation, itchy scalp and even hair loss.

What to do: Learn to read the labels and buy products containing safer and natural ingredients. If you are unsure about any ingredient check its safety at www.ewg.org

In the ends I just want to add that you got to keep patience. If you start any new ritual it will take about 4 to 6 months (I am being honest here and not giving a shorter timeline just to please my wonderful readers) for any noticeable change to appear.

Wishing You Healthy & Beautiful Hair 🙂

 

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  • Elias

    How do i make a hair mask? And what shampoo would you recommend?

  • Sofia Alam

    Hello Mam,
    I’m 23 year old female. I’ve been losing hair for 6 year. It seems like I have female pattern baldness. I’ve just started to use Derma Roller on my scalp and then I put a mixture I made out of Sweet Onion Juice mixed with Lavender oil, Jamaican Black Castor oil, Emu Oil, rice water, Vitamin E oil, Harmony essential oil by Edens Garden, coffee and white ice pure honey. Is it ok to mix all of these together? How many days per week can I use it? Has anyone tried mixing couple of ingredients and does it work?

    • Hi Sofia,
      I have no idea if it will work or not, give it a try and see.

  • shy

    hello minaz mam,
    i suffer from pcos syndrome.Initially my hair used to be fine but its been a while i’m suffering from hair problems.I have been having baldness,i can see my bald head in between my thin hair and after having shampoo on the first day my hair becomes oily by second day night,also if i shampoo my hair then while combing i have less hair loss but when after having oil massage next day after having shampoo while combing i suffer severe hair loss and another problem is during summers i have head sweating and it looks like my hair is wet.
    Please kindly guide me mam.

  • Elias

    Hi, i used to have thick hair but since i 12 my parents have been putting lots of stress on me and have been pushing e really hard i am now 17 and i have been loosing hair and i can now see the skin on my head from ever angle and i have bald spots i dont know what to do to help my hair

  • sam

    Hi, I used to have thick curly hair but about 4 years ago i did a Japanese straight perm and ever since then i have lost a lot of hair to the point where it hurts to brush it. Its thinned out and i do have some bald spots. I have tried many vitamins but sadly none of them produced results. I really want a treatment that grows through the roots of my bald spots? Will this nail thing actually help me? any other ideas on how to get the thickness back? I would really appreciate it.

    • Hi Sam,
      Yes try nail rubbing, and hair affirmations: say them everyday when you comb.
      I love this homemade hair mask for hair growth, it has fantastic reviews.
      Also, have you seen a doctor to rule out any real vitamin deficiencies: vitD, iron, B12 ?

  • Brianna Portales

    This article found me at the right time.
    I used to have such lovely hair. I too was blessed with naturally straight, shiny, lucsious, and very thick locks. However, once I entered university last year, I tried dry shampoo to save time in the morning and immediately thought I’d found the holy grail. I used the stuff 3-4 times a week.
    Fast-forward a year: my hair has thinned out a great deal. I was pulling out clumps daily and I had massive hair fall. I searched the internet and realized it was the overuse of dry shampoo (as it is literally the only thing I have ever put in my hair). Since then my hair has lost its darkness and is not nearly as full as before. I can’t even put my hair up without very sparse areas being visible. This has never happened to me in my life and I have become very depressed as a result. I just turned 20 last month!
    I threw out the dry shampoo and once the initial shock wore off, I have been massaging with coconut oil. Can it grow back using this method only or do I need to try more on this list? Will my hair return to its original state? Is doing the coconut oil/massage every night and then washing my hair everyday with a keratin/fight fallout shampoo just as bad?
    I hate to sound pushy or needy but please, please reply to me, my dermatologist will not be available to see me about my hair loss until February and I don’t know where else to turn! I’m absolutely desperate 🙁

  • yash goyal

    Is it really possible to grow new hairs on scalp, what are the medical test to determine the deficiency causing hair loss.

    What is the diet plan we should follow for healthy hair.(weekly or monthly plan).

    • Iron, calcium, vitamin D, B12 are common deficiencies that can cause hair loss
      here’s what to eatin more detail.
      A nutritionist/ayurvedic doctor can help you form a diet plan.

  • Devaraj

    Please help me will this work for men’s too please reply me 🙁

    • Yes of course it will help.
      Here’s an update to this article. I find no. 3, 4 and no 9 very useful (from the update).

  • Devaraj

    One of the best article ever came across

  • It was a great article to share with us..very useful and simple to follow. Wish to get clarify wether rubbing small onion juice on bald area will make hair regrow….? thanks you from this post i am sharing with information..
    thanks…..

    • Onion juice can help, but not every one. I would say give it a try, there’s no harm.

    • Kory

      Wow your awsome hair Buddha girl, and very intelligent!

  • Hi Akanksha, be more gentle with yourself. Crash dieting causes lot of stress on your body and your hair gets affected too. Include coconut oil/cream in your diet. Also read this post, it will help you in the hair regrowth.

  • Akanksha

    Hi I had the most amazing hair a woman would die for. Long silky shiny voluminous awesome hair. I did crash dieting in order to lose weight. Instead I lost all my hair. I stopee combing my hair since 5 years in fear of losing more. It hurts. A lot. All I want to know is, is it possible to regain the previous amount again. And how? Help. Thanks

  • Akanksha

    Hi I had the most amazing hair a woman would die for. Long silky shiny voluminous awesome hair. I did crash dieting in order to lose weight. Instead I lost all my hair. I stopee combing my hair since 5 years in fear of losing more. It hurts. A lot. All I want to know is, is it possible to regain the previous amount again. And how? Help. Thanks .

  • Akanksha

    Hi I had the most amazing hair every woman would die for. Long ,voluminous ,silky ,shiny ,smooth ,awesome hair. I did crash dieting in order to lose weight. Instead I lost all my hair. Tried every shit that relates to hair gain or fall.I stopped combing my hair in fear of losing more. It hurts. All I want to know is ,is it possible to gain my hair again for real? And how? Help.

  • Srishti Aneja

    Hello
    I have lost one third of my hair in the past 20 days. This got me worried and crying to at times :p l am greatful to come across this site. your story has given me optimism that I will regain my hair and will be able to stop the hair fall too.
    I wanted to know that how long did it take for your hairfall to stop and regain the hairline.
    Also should I use all the oils together? For how long should I use a particular oil? Should I switch to another oil after some time or be fixed to one oil only.
    Currently am using almond oil mixed with castor and jojoba. Is it beneficial ? For how many months can I use it and then switch to another ?
    As in basically I want to know the pattern of using oil

    • Hello Shrishti,
      If those oils are benefiting you continue them.
      Coconut oil or amla oil are good choices.
      Also include coconut in your diet.
      It will take a few months to see actual results.

  • I. Miller

    Hi. I have a question. When I was little, my mother always pulled my hair back into tight braids, & now I have very little hair on the sides. Will the treatments you suggested make it grow back, or is it gone for good? Thanks.

  • sambla

    I am 43 and have lost a lot of hair partly age and partly hereditaory. I have tried so many products and non worked. I then turned to Reiki healing. I know a lot think its silly but it has help me. I felt so much tingling like it was all over my scalp when I was getting it done. My hair has grown thicker and I see thick new roots. Lots will not belief in it but if you think about it everything is made from energy of some source

  • Edna

    64 years of age , started losing hair after I had my daughter at age 35 ,started menopause at 40 . My mother had thinning at the top of here head. But my crown is bald. I know I have nodules on my thyroid, I just started back on blood pressure medicine after a year. Went to a dermatologist and she just said it may be hereditary.

  • Lmaooo

    Hey… 🙂
    My hair has been falling a lot and Im near to becoming bald.Ive even consulted a doctor..they donno the cause of this.even the thyroid tests and etc were negative.Im really worried.Will my hairs ever grow back if I go bald? 🙁 how can I find the cause of this? I hope you can help me thank you!
    Byw Im a 16 year old girl 🙂

    • Hi, things like stress, inadequate sleep can affect your body as well as hair. When your body doesn’t get enough rest, it doesn’t rejuvenate. I have discussed many more things in detail here , go through them and let me know if you have any more questions.

  • sameeksha phogat

    hello mam. there are a lot of questions i need to ask. mam, i have lost 50% of my good hair volume and now there is a lot of gap between hairs, ever since i m living in delhi. its been a year since m in delhi. m preparing here for further studies here. from the day i arrived here and washed my hairs. my hairs started to fall. and there is no sign of stopping. i even consulted doc few months back. even d treatment is not showing any good signs. m still not able to guess d root cause of my hairfall. i have a high oily skin. due which my hairs get oily in 2 days itself. is it possible dat i dont do so much of physical activities or workout, dat my hair are falling i jst dont knw wat to do. m soon going to change my place of living, coz may b hard water here can b a cause of hairfall. i need to knw d remedies to stop hairfall. and i do want to regrow dem. does fallen hair regrows???

    • Hi Sameeksha,

      Do you think you can have any vitamin deficiencies? I have written in detail about causes and remedies for hair loss. This can help you find your answers.

      • sameeksha phogat

        i took few tests. but der werent any deficiencies. i jst wanna knw dat even if hairfall stops. does hair really grow back. coz i hv heard dat once hair follicle dies, the hair strts falling out. nd dey nver grow bck on dead follicles.

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  • Hi Aditi,

    Give it some time, you will not see overnight results. Focus your attention on healthy living and you will get healthier, fitter and your hair will grow back. Here’s an update on how to stop hair loss and grow hair back.

  • sagar shagg
    • Don

      Hi Sagar! I have encountered that problems too.

      I used Stieprox Shampoo but in some cities/countries it is not available. Alternative option is Nizoral. I use it 3 times a week. Whenever I’m not using Stieprox/Nizoral, I use Loreal Elvive Extra Ordinary Oil In Cream. These 2 help a lot.

    • Thanks Sagar,

      This is a great natural remedy for dandruff.

  • Aditi Gandhi

    hello mam. i am 18 years old..i just read your story and it reaaly impressed me.MY hair were thick and dense since chidhood . But few months back i started having hair fall. and most probably ita reason s dieting . actualay i started dieting in order to lose weight . which unforutunalty resulted in hair fall . then i started taking biotin pills healthy stuff eggs amla powder proteins irron . and 2 months after my immens eeffoets hair fall graduaaly stopped and my hair leght also grew . they they are thiick but no longer dense that they used to be. i read your story can u plz tell me how much time did it took u grow back your hair. and also give me some tips also .

    waiting for your reply

  • Aditi Gandhi

    hello mam.i just read your story and it reaaly impressed me.MY hair were thick and dense since chidhood . But few months back i started having hair fall. and most probably ita reason s dieting . actualay i started dieting in order to lose weight . which unforutunalty resulted in hair fall . then i started taking biotin pills healthy stuff eggs amla powder proteins irron . and 2 months after my immens eeffoets hair fall graduaaly stopped and my hair leght also grew . they they are no longer dense and thick that they used to be. i read your story can u plz tell me how much time did it took u grow back your hair. and also give me some tips also .

    waiting for your reply

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  • Mahmoud

    Hi, I’m 15 y/o my hair is falling, basically I can feel the spaces between my hair and I can touch my head, I kinda lost some from the forward so my forehead looks big, my hair was perfect when I was young but eh…, Is there any solution?

    • Hello Mohmoud, how are your eating habits? do you think you can have any vitamin deficiencies.

      I have written above what worked for me, may be you want to give them a try.

  • tyler will

    hey I have always had a big forehead for as long as I can remember will this help and if it will how long will it take. plz answer cause this is a very serious topic for me.

  • shiva kumar

    Hi, mam i use to apply almond oil it was good also, but recently im using hair for sure for gaining new hair but instead of getting hair my hair is becoming very thin and falling, what should i do………? and im using it for past 20 days……..

    • Hi Shiva, try coconut oil mixed with castor oil (2:1 ratio).

      • Kd

        Hi Minaz !
        First of all Amazing Blog this is been 🙂
        Just wanted to know the best to cure the hair loss. M losing it in large. specially in the middle part of the head. Now it is very thin and getting thinner and thinner day by day.
        Please suggest me the best I can do to stop my hair fall.

        Thanks

      • tyler will

        oh and my hair grows really quickly I shaved it and 1 week later my hair’s already grown I just want to know if this works on just big foreheads that’s it

        • You can give it a try. The visualization part can help you a great deal. Have a clear goal on where you want your hair up to and stick to it.

  • Rajan

    Hi, grt blog.very useful and simple to follow. Wish to get clarify wether rubbing small onion juice on bald area will make hair regrow?

    • Hi Rajan, you can try it. It has worked for some people. Let us know how it goes for us.

  • Peter Richardson

    hi minaz maam, i loss hair in my sides on my head and my hair density is less plz tell me what oil should i use

  • 1958 1958

    Thank you for this article! I’m a 17 year old girl who once had beautiful, thick, shiny and healthy hair, but now my hair is thin and is still thinning out even more. I’m losing alot of hair and it’s really ruining my self esteem. I don’t really live a healthy life (your typical teenage life – lots of junk food and no exercising). I have a major lack of vitamin D and I rarely eat healthy food or fruits. Now I’ve started noticing the effect this life style has on my apperance (so far only the hair has been affected). I also used to iron and curl my hair alot for 3 years, but I’ve stopped with that 2 years ago. Now my question is – is it possible for me to regrow my hair as it used to be? 2 years ago people around me started noticing the hair thinning, and it has obly gotten worse since then. Will changing my lifestyle get my hair back to its original look? Worth mentioning: my mother’s side have alot of hair loss problems (due to genetics), but they have thin hair when young and it gets thinner and thinner fast. My father’s side don’t have any hair loss problems and my hair was like theirs before it started thinning. Is there a possible chance that my genetics decided to change or something like that, and therefore I might be experiencing hair loss due to genetics? My sister has naturally thin hair (like my mother’s side), whereas I had thick (like my father’s side) – that’s why I’ve got a hope that my problem is not genetics and could be solved.

    • Hi, you are very young and your body will recover quickly if you follow a healthy lifestyle. When my vitamin D was low I noticed I had very bad hair fall and once the levels were up it slowed down considerable. I made sure to spend about 30 minutes in sun few times a week and occasionally took vitamin D supplements.
      I will soon be doing an update on regrow your hair.
      Best wishes.

      • 1958 1958

        Thank you for your answer!

  • Val

    My hair is very dry and brittle due to too much protein in hair products. Could I substitute the yogurt for honey instead, or what would you recommend I mix the fenugreek seeds with

  • JASEEM knply

    HI MY NAME IS JASEEM KARUNAGAPALLY.IM EXPERIENCING HAIRFALL SINCE THE AGE OF 10,AND IM NOT ABLE TO GET ANY friends.PLEASE HELP ME!! 🙁

  • PRITI

    Hii..mam! M 23 yrs old !!and m having a great hair loss from d front forehead.As a girl its really looking v.weird so m loosing my happiness and confidense .Let me kno how can I stop my hairloss and can replant my hairs naturally?is it possible to get back my hairs in d front forehead.plz share ur precious experience which can help me!!before Dis I wanna tell DT just before 1 yrs I have v.long and natural hairs.Dn it started hairloss and now it was just out of control.Plz help me because not only me my family members who were having beautiful just SME months now they r also having d same prblm and we all r confused DT what’s going on vith us.Plz help me

    • Hi Priya. Are you a vegetarian?
      Have you checked your iron and vitamin D levels?
      Here are some simple masks to bring you some relief: Miracle Hair Mask and egg mask.

      • Venkat

        Hi Mam I have a hair loss problem since 2years….some bald spots are occured on my scalp my hair is dry hair nd I am losing my hair…I can’t seeing my face in mirror also I am suffering alot mam please mam tell me how to regrow my hair on bald spots….

        • Hi Venkat, Here’s an update on how to stop hair loss and grow hair back.

          Include foods such as coconut, dates, munnakka, ghee, yogurt in your diet.

  • George Chartouny

    Hi ma’am. I am a 22 year old guy. I started noticing that my hair is falling 2 months ago, but I didn’t pay a lot of attention since I thought that’s normal because we loose 50 to 100 hair a day. Recently my hair started to fall a lot more that I can now see my scalp. Every two months I go to the hairdresser to straighten my hair with ceratine since I have very wavy hair and use hair dryer everyday and add wax. Is that the problem? If I stop ceratine, hair dryer and wax and oil massage my hair will it stop falling and grow back again? Please I need your help!

    • Hi George, may be the hair straightening is causing the hair loss. Is the wax natural ? You can make your own, here’s the recipe.

      See can also try the Miracle Hair Mask, it will naturally soften your hair.

  • Vijay Kumar

    Hi madam.. Im 21m. Can you tell me which os good shpoo available im india

    Thanks n I’m waiting for your reply

  • shashank

    hello madam my age is 21, i started loosing hairs at age of 17, at that time i shaved it and continued that process by using onion juice and aloe vera gel on scalp, such things provide me relief but such relief is for short time only, basically i am loosing hairs from crown, kindly help me because of this i am loosing my confidence

    • Hi Shashank,

      I would suggest you go to the doctor and find out if you have any vitamin deficiency. Lack of vitamin B12, calcium, vitamin D, iron can all cause hair loss.

      Make sure you eat healthy, do head massage, finger nail rubbing and wash with reetha shikakai shampoo.

      • shashank

        thank you madam for your precious time

  • Angelea

    Pin curl your hair? You don’t need heat to give your look variety.

  • Suja S

    Hi Minaz, I started following your blog from past 2 days.. Firstly you are doing an amazing job through this blog. Coming to me .. I am 34 yrs old female working(computer job) mom of 3yr old boy staying in India. I always prefer natural products/remedies for anything and everything. Last year July,2015, for the first time I smoothened my hair thinking that straight hair will look good on me as my natural hair is wavy. But now I realized that my natural hair is my best hair and started loving my wavy hair. No regrets for smoothening my hair as it helped me to realize the value of my hair. From the month of May,2016 , I started 1 hr of head massage on a weekly basis by going to parlour. I am using coconut oil with 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil for massage. But I am seeing lots of hair loss after I started with this weekly massage. When I started searching about head massage causing hair loss, that’s when I found your site. I am happy I could read your articles. I just want to get rid of my smoothened hair at the earliest and get back long wavy hair. Would love to hear your thoughts.

    • Hi Suja, welcome to hair buddha and thanks for your kind words 🙂

      One hour of head massage is a bit too much as it can stress your hair roots. I suggest you do it yourself for 10-15 minutes twice a week. And be gentle when massaging.

      And you mentioned that you work on computer all day, so do some neck & shoulder exercises as well. That will help improve circulation of your scalp, plus keep your posture right and joints in good health.

      Let me know how it goes.

  • Chantal McCulligh

    You should also use any fast shampoo for hair growth but make sure it has fortifying aminos for the best way to grow hair longer, stronger, fuller and more beautiful!

  • Rishabh Sharma

    Hi minaz I am 21 yr old and lost more than half of my hair i have taken all kind of treatments like minoxidil topical solution, saw palmetto etc but nothing happens what should I do ?

  • Anurag Singh

    hi MInaz, I have a bald round patch on top of my head. what should i do to dense that thin area, i have medium length hair, long length might make the patch disappear but i need permanent solution. for the past 5 years i never used any type of oils, no i am using Castor (Cold pressed ) + Corn oil + Coconut oil once in a week and patanjali milk protien shampoo. please suggest any other approach.

  • nisha

    Hii minaz
    I m very sad due to hair . I use reetha shikkai n multani mithi for head wash n massage thrice in week. Also use bringraj n amla hair pack. But hair loss is still. What do i do. I take healthy diet. No deficiency i have. Which oil is best for me. N after shampooing sometime oil is remain in hair. Pls help me . Can i get my all lost hairs in the age of 27

  • Wendy Taylor

    thankyou i am 41 and love reading this today cheers

  • Mrins

    Hi ma’am…I am 24 yrs old. I had very less hairfall when I was in my hometown. Now I shifted to some other town and now I am having a huge problem of hairfall. On the right side of my head, the hairs are getting more and more thin day by day.
    I have been using castor oil with olive oil and shikakai shampoo for last 7 days.

    Can you please tell me what else can I do?….I am really worried.

    Or should I go for hair transplant only on my right head corner???

  • Darryl Cowherd

    Based on what you have experienced is washing your hair in hot water better or is cold water best?

  • anand kumar

    I’m Anand 24years old.last 5years I have dandruff prlm.last years hair falling every day due to dandruff res.i loss too much hair.now i use onion juice 2times per week but still hair fall prlm isn’t solve.i want to clean dandruff and i want hair growth so,pls tell best way to hair growth.

  • Anand

    I’m Anand 24years old.last 5years I have dandruff prlm.last one year My hair is falling everyday due to dandruff res.my i use onion juice 2times per week.but it’s not work.i want to clean dandruff and i want hair growth.pls tell the best way to sole this prlm.

    • Onion juice can be drying for your hair. Try this remedy for dandruff

      • anand kumar

        which one is the best recipe for hair growth and dandruff clean.
        1.Brahmi-amla oil
        2.green tea recipe.
        I have try hair and dandruff & hair loss prlm.if i use oil it’s make tomuch dandruff so,pls tell how to use oil and how many times per week
        Thanks.

    • Ruby

      Tea tree oil

  • Sachin

    Hi Minaz, hope you are doing well.earlier I was having thick and dense hair. Once I moved from north india part to Mumbai, I have seen drastic hairfall in last 4 years. To be very honest, I am happy by nature, but sometime get depressed while watching my hair….sorry lost hair in saloon. Out of 17 things u mentioned, m already doing max of them. Could you please help me out. I would really appreciate your help. Thanks in advance. Please reply…

  • Bilgehan Bölek

    Hi Minaz ! I want to regrow my hair back. Do you have any advice for that ? I used Dermaroller for my hair but it only works in first times then it just irritates the skin that’s all. My iron wasn’t enough so that was probably why it falls. Now I fixed it and it stopped losing. If you can help I would be really happy. Thanks in advance. And also I live in Turkey (If you tell me any igredients for me I have to choose it from my country’s igredients).

    • What clays do you get in turkey?

      • Bilgehan Bölek

        Moomiyo Clay as I know. But I have no idea about the clay types. I only have that type.

          • Bilgehan Bölek

            Thank you so much Minaz. Do you have any advice for regrowing hair ? Did I understand it wrong ?

            • No my mistake, I thought you were asking about hair wash. Moomiyo(shilajit) is hot in nature, so it may not help with hair loss. But I am not sure about this.

              • Bilgehan Bölek

                Thank you so much. If you know other type of clays or igredients for regaining lost hair please share with me, maybe I can find them.

  • Sacha

    Hello ma’am. I have been experiencing hair loss for almost two years and my hair is thinning. I just wanted to inquire if onion juice massages is good for my hair and help prevent hair loss?

    • Hi, I have heard it helps, but never tried it myself. Just give it a try..

  • Spandan

    Hello author,
    I am 19 year old girl.It’s been nearly 3 months I am loosing hair.Doctor said that it is due to stress. And she has given me vitamins only.
    Please help me.

    • If stress is causing hair loss, try relaxation techniques like yoga, pranayam, yoga nidra.

  • laxman

    hi minaz, thanx for the reply. is coconut oil with garlic is good for hair..?

  • laxman

    hi minaz, i am 24 years old male with curly hair. From last 4 months i am facing severe hair loss due to hair loss density of hair decreasing and thining. can you please suggest which oil is better to use. i can see some gaps forming clearly.
    please suggest what to do…

  • mohan

    hello mam. when i was 17 years old , my hair was thick and strong and i was also very smart . my personality was very good .but when i became 19 years old ,i noticed hair fall in left side from front scalp . very soon i noticed hair fall in the right side of corner from front scalp. i am loosing 30 to 70 hairs daily . is it sign for hair loss or severe hair lose? when i take a bath and i feel very thin hairs on my scalp .currently i am unmarried. but i have big bad habit for hand practicing , i have also problem of my digestive system since long time because i have been patient of piles. i do hand practice for 7 to 8 years frequently ,does hand practice affect hair pattern ? please help me giving up this bad habit . i am preparing for ias but when i feel bore or whenever i see or feel sexy things then my mood got changed and i start quickly my hand practicing . madam please can you suggest me the real role of yoga in stopping the hair fall or regrowing the hairs?can shampoo damage hair? what is the real cause of dandruffs

  • shiva kumar

    Are you sure we will regain our lost hair…if we follow the 17 steps?

  • shubham

    Hii I am Shubham , , minaz how r u , BT I’m not , main 20 saal ka hu aur mere bahut patle ho Gaye aage ke Baal sabhi zad chuke hai kuch hi baki hai , kya castor oil sach me lagane se such me regrowth MATLAB naye bal atte hai kya , plsz batao , kitne dino fark pdta hai , kaise use kRNA hai , msg me on shubhamsontakke143@ gmail.com , fast karo kyu ki Maine SB kuch try kr ke dekh liya. Hai ab yahi rahgaya pls help me

  • Urvashi Pokharna

    Hi , i am just 17 and before one year i had those shiny and thick hairs with a rich volume but now i m suffering from severe hair loss problem ! As long as it was concerned with hair loss it was okay but now the issue is with regrowth ! Oiling and using egg is not helping me ! Pls suggest me something!

    • Have you checked for any deficiencies? iron, calcium? Are you eating healthy?

      If oil massage is not working try gentle massage with green tea or licorice.

      Exercise/yoga regularly – it increases scalp circulation and also helps reduce stress, which is one of the major cause of hair loss.

  • gillian lim

    I’m 18 and just recently moved away from home for college about two months ago. Since then, I’ve realised the amount of hair loss i have each day is a lot as compared to last time. I’ve only dyed my hair twice. Once was last November and the second time was 2 and a half months ago and both times were only dip dyes. The colour/bleach in no way touched my scalp but could this be the reason I’m losing hair? My hair doesn’t exactly come out when I comb or brush it but it usually comes off by itself. My hair used to be really thick to the point where i had to get it layered since it was too hot and too bulky but nowadays, I felt like my hair’s way flatter. My roommate tried to convince me that it’s normal loose up to 100 hairs per day but just last night after shower, I noticed at least more than 20 loose strands as I was leaving it to dry.

    • Hi Gillian, it could be factors such as change of water/ weather, food, and even added stress.

      Hopefully once you settle down the hair loss should reduce.

      Take good care of what you eat and what products you put on your scalp.

      A regular massage is very beneficial to
      stimulate new hair growth.

      Best wishes

  • Dhaval

    Hi Minaz,

    I’m a male of 20. I’m feeling bad that being just a college student I have lost a lot of hair over my scalp. If you see my head with close look I’ll look a little bald.

    I had a big problem going on with dandruff, which I got treated with a doctor, and it didn’t work. So, I ended the treatment. And now it has been 5 years since I have dandruff in my hair, probably too little but my stress level is also increasing. I have also stopped eating Dal which I used to for over 1.5 years. I have also tried to use shampoos like head & shoulders and others, they didn’t work at all.

    I also stopped massaging my hair regularly. I guess what your article said is this things at all. I am from now on going to try head massaging and eating Dal everyday also I’ll do what your article says. It seems pretty nice and it can be seen that you have put your best of efforts into this article and I’d thank you for that.

    I wanted to know if you can provide me tips for removing dandruff completely from my head, the dandruff has also given my face pimples, and I’m going to use Amla, thanks for your help.

    • Hi Dhaval,

      I too have had bad dandruff. What helped me is oiling my hair before washing them. And using homemade ree-shi shampoo

      Also, after washing, when your hair is still damp , apply a few drops of oil to seal in the moisture.

      • Dhaval

        Thank you Minaz, I’m sure going to check out your suggestion, I’m gonna try it the very next time I go to wash my hair. Also I’m a 100% veg so, is there any other proteins that I should contain in my regular diet? I started eating Dal with rice.

        Thanks for the quick reply. Stay blessed.

        • All dals are good. You can also add beans, nuts – (walnut, almond) and seeds (sesame, flax, sunflower, pumpkin). Even green leafy vegetables have good amount of protein in them.

  • LIza Fernandez

    Please help. My hair has always been my
    pride and fucking joy. I figured since it is pretty damn healthy, it could deal
    with some bleach damage. And I figured the master stylist who did all the
    color-corrections would know how much would be too much. I was wrong, and now I
    want to burst into tears every time I look at my hair or touch it. I just don’t
    know what to do. my hair has also NEVER been shorter than this and it breaks
    and falls out. What should i do to regrow hair?

    • Hi Liza, start with head massage and use a natural cleanser to wash your hair.

  • Esha Nathani

    Hi, I need help quite desperately. The first photo that I have posted was 6 years ago, when I was 16. The second photo is a few days old. I’m 22 now and in the years between the two photos, I have suffered from stress, anxiety and depression. This is the only thing that I can think of that has caused the hair fall since I exercise regularly and eat healthy food. For some years, during college, My sleeping habits were terrible. I wouldn’t sleep at all or would sleep only in the day for months. I suppose this could also have something to do with it. I really want to grow my hair back!!!! Please help!! Also, I have long curly hair. Because it is curly, I oil regularly, for extra smoothness but also use copious amounts of conditioner. It just isn’t manageable without conditioner. I’m afraid though, that all my hair will fall out soon. PLEASE HELP! The third photo is of my hair type. Long and curly.

  • aarav

    can we use cocnut oil with castor and mustard oil????/

  • selva

    hi i am selva ,i have the problem of hair fall i am only 15 what to do????

    help me

    • sami ul

      Use alovera gel for hair, good for dandruff, and regrowth of hair.

  • Anmol Kumar

    Hi Minaz,

    Your article is great and gave me a hope that you would help me with my problem. I am 22 male and from past 2-3 months I am observing a little bald patch on my left head side corner just above the portion that makes V shape. The patch is not big but sometimes makes me look ugly and others also started noticing it. My hair is light and bit rough. Please tell me how to fill that small patch with hair again plus what should I do to make my hair thick and strong. Please help me with this.

  • chiranjib

    Hi mam i am 19 year boy… i had lost my hair can u say me… which hair lost.. cn this re grow

  • Rose

    Hi minaz, u have written in ur post that u used reetha- shikakai rinse after shampooing ur hair. So wil u please tell me that which shampoo u have used?? Bcz I have tried many shampoos and each one caused me hair fall 🙁 please help..I m suffering from severe hair fall.

    • Hi Rose, I now use reetha-shikakai as shampoo, and it cleans my hair beautifully.
      I Stopped using store bought shampoos and that has really helped with my hair regrowth.
      I have written more about what else I use in this post.

      • Rose

        Thanks for replying minaz..I used reetha-shikakai rinse as shampoo after oiling my hair but even after 2 washes my hairs were still oily..as it doesnt lather that much so oil didnt come out completely.for my medium length hair I used 7 pods of reetha and 8 pieces of shikakai.so please help me wid that oily thing.

        • Rose, add couple of more reetha and some amla.
          Soak overnight in 1 1iter of water. Boil this mixture, then let it simmer on slow for about an hour.
          Let it cool and strain. Use this first on dry hair, rinse and then use again – scrub well.

          • Rose

            Ok..thnx a ton for all ur help nd post 🙂

      • Joao

        where can i get those ingredients? another question, is it possible to regrow hair if its a genetic cause?

  • Manpreet Singh

    Hello Minaz, i am 22 and have had a hair loss problem since 2-3 yrs. I didn’t take it seriously till a considerable amount of damage was done and a bald spot has started to show on my head. I am very scared every time i wash my hair but because i sweat a lot i need to shampoo my hair daily. I feel very confused and depressing, please help.

    • Manpreet, start with massaging your head every day, with or without oil – do a gentle head massage for 5 to 10 minutes. To wash your hair use reetha-shikakai shampoo (refer to above comment of Rose).

      And try and follow my pointers from the post.

      Have you checked yourself of any deficiencies? If not do it.

      Sending you love 🙂

  • Maz

    i work from 9 pm to 6pm in the morning. But i do sleep for atleast 7 hours a day. wil this cause hair loss.. whats your opinion on indu lekha hair oil ?

    • I Don’t think that should cause hair loss.
      I have never used that oil so I can’t comment.

      • Maz

        Actually i meant 9pm to 6am. Anyways i hope you got that..Thank you!! 🙂

  • RBR

    Hello Minaz, I am Ramesh(29,Male). First of all, thanks for the wonderful article.
    I’ve noticed abrupt hair fall for 6 months or so and my hair is very soft and long in nature.
    1.Should I cut my hair short to reduce hair fall(read in many websites that longer hair is more prone to hair fall)

    2. Is it ok to wash hair daily?

    • Thanks Ramesh,

      Cutting hair will not reduce hair fall, it’s just that shorter hair is easier to manage.

      And do not wash your hair every day. It will strip away natural oils, dry out your scalp and can damage new growth.

      What do you use to wash your hair?

  • ابيىلل

    Hello I am an 15 years old boy my hair is very thick and very curly but I’ve noticed that my hair from the front started to fall and I started to see my scalp is there anyway you can help me to regrow my hair plus my parents believe that’s a normal thing please can you help ?

  • Manish, What natural remedies are you following? Are you eating healthy?

    • Manish Shaw

      Mam, i am using ginger in my head to reduced some dandruff, and yes main problem mam healthy food, please advise me what should i consider for better healthy hair

      • Include vegetables, fruits, beans and dal, flax seeds, sesame seeds, munakka, dates, and homemade/live yogurt or butter milk.

        • Manish Shaw

          thank you so much, this will help me a lot

  • Manish

    Hello, I am living in dubai and I try all these tips but still falling my hair please could u advise me , what I had to do , I lost my lots of hair .I worried for after some years I have to transplant hair , so please please could u give to advise to me , I am waiting for ur reply

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  • mohsina

    Hello minaz. I have a soft wavy long hair..but it is thinning a lott from past four years and i have not witnessed hair growth in these years..i m
    19 now ..do i have any effective remedy

  • gunjan

    Hi,
    I am gunjan , 33 m from Noida. I was always proud my thick and dense hairs before at the age of 28, I came to Noida. My hairs started becoming thin and I witnessed a lot of hair loss from the front side and now also on the scalp, however I still do not look bald.Please advise how could I regrow my hairs? I have a night shift job with competition and stress. We really do not have any family history of baldness and my parents have good hairs even in advanced age. I appreciate your help

    • Hi Gunjan,

      I will soon be writing an update on regrow your hair. You can subscribe for new updates.

    • babe

      You are adapted by your parents

  • Nicolette Henle

    After I had become overweight, about a year ago, i started trying to eat healthier and excersise. I lost probably around 46 lbs, and I was actually in pretty good shape. However, I felt like I was too bulky in thr muscles, so I lowered my protien intake to try and shake some of it off, which I did, and now I look a little too skinny- putting my total weight loss at 50+ lbs or so. MY POOR THICK BEAUTIFUL HAIR IS HALF GONE! during my weight loss I used hardwater, blow dried, and straightendd my hair- it’s awful what can happen when your not careful. I’m starting high school now with my now “normal” hair instead of my old “thick hair” which I’d do anything to get back. Thanks for the article !! What would be some good recommendations for me? (I’m also like 95% vegitarian)

    • Hi Nicolette, start with natural shampoo and head massage. Put your focus on healthy living, making healthy food choices as oppose to weight loss. Include foods such as sesame seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, dates, aloe vera, rasins, beans and lentils in your diet.

      Also consider seeing a nutritionist who can help you device a proper diet plan based on your needs.

      • Nicolette Henle

        Oh my goodness thank you for replying!!! Unfourtunately it turns out I have a developing form of anorexia, but I’m trying to eat better. I am also seeing a nutritionist finally now, who seems like she might be able to help with mu diet, and hair. Thankyou so much!!

      • Nicolette Henle

        I am now, and unfourtunately i’ve recently developed anorexia- but I’m trying my best at the moment. I also have keretosis pilaris so it’s hard to get my hair to grow- it’s really slow… Any types of foods I should or shouldn’t eat?

  • anu

    hi minaz,im 20 years now.untill about 17 years i had good hair i used tie it on each sides.now i have hair not even enough for 1 side.from 17 years i had lot of stress about studying,i still have.is it because of that?
    while 17 i had to apply paint on hair for some drama and to remove it they applied kerosene oil,is it the reason?
    and my mother says its genetic because all my family membershave less hair thickness?
    if so,if its genetic will these techniques help?

    • Hello Anu,

      Sorry to know that you lost a lot of hair. Synthetic paints and kerosene can be really damaging for the hair follicles.

      As far as genes are concerned, there is a lot of new research coming out that healthy lifestyle can affect your genes – which is very encouraging.

      I would say don’t give up hope, but at the same time don’t get obsessive about it.

      I have shared a lot of tips on this site to regrow hair.

      Start with head massage and wash your hair using reetha, shikakai shampoo. You can use this oil blend for head massage: almond oil, castor oil, sunflower oil and neem oil – take in equal quantities. You can also add a few drops of khus oil.

      Let me know how this works.

  • partha pratim bora

    Konsa shmpoo and oil acha hei …

  • nisha

    Minaz kya lost hairs grow hote h and Kitna time lete h

  • muthu

    hey minaz
    i m 22m
    offf late i m losing a lot of hair
    its diffuse hair loss
    initially i thought it was bcoz i moved into apartment n it ll take time to get adjusted
    but its been a year now n thrs no improvment
    i useed to have thick jet black hair mane
    and now i ve lost almost half of it and its really bothering me
    plz help

    • Muthu, do head massage using amla oil. And wash your hair with reetha and shikakai. Also, include lots of vegetables and fruits in your diet.

      Best wishes.

  • Rahul

    Hi, this is rahul from india delhi….. 22m still…… Am suffuring from hair loss….. From 2 years may be…. Mi shedding going crazy still condition like M shape(temple)… I use shampoo alternate day or daily sometimes now i feel from a month my scalp itchy and dandruff flacks.. …… I have tried a homopethic medicine 6month may be more……….. But no result still…… My mind always think about my hair….will be in future…..i feel my life like hell.. My confidence have been very low…. I donot face any girl couple of minute…… I cannot feel as my all friend have more and thick hair….. M not feel comfertable among them but anyhow i adjust….. Before 2month m in home waiting for result… In these day my whole day spend in home except zym rutine…….. My father still have full head of hair… What matter might be with me…
    I read a lot of comments in this web site and m glad to read a comment and … Because m also have MPB…. I have hair and my hair covered my tample side but m not happy with it….. And i decided to use these ramedies willitusefull for me or not … If my temple more crazy after use this…. Pls help meee….. M in big depression

  • nisha

    hello minaz,
    I have lost 50% of hairs in last 1 year. Mene weight loss krne k liye honey and lemon water ko kafi long time thak continue kiya. N use henna which include amonia. Will i get all my lost hairs and how many times it takes.

    • Nisha, Oh dear! Give these natural options a try. Start with natural shampoo and oiling. And don’t focus on losing weight, focus on getting healthier, making healthy food choices. Exercise and do pranayam on regular basis. That is a more positive approach to improving your health and well being – and you will see your hair will get better too.

  • Shreya

    How long did it take to see results?

  • raja

    hi .,
    i am 27 year old guy, i am suffering from hair loss, my Question is, will biotin cure this problem and do stimulate the regrowth…

    • Biotin is found in many common foods such as peanuts, egg, almond, sweet potato, walnuts, carrots etc. So I would rather eat these foods.

      Self supplementing is not a good idea. If you think you have some deficiency or need an extra vitamin ask your doctor/health practitioner.

      • Brian

        Doctors don’t study nutrition. If you asked a Dr. what supplements do what, they would have no idea. Better to educate yourself on the subject.

  • Nidhi

    Hi Minaz,

    My hairs are very thin and I also have spaces in my scalp, which makes it more thin.
    What should I do?
    I have followed few of the above options but not regularly.
    Also, because of sweating, hair loss is more.
    Help please.

    • Hi Nidhi,

      What options you have have tried so far?

      Use this hair rinse: http://www.hairbuddha.net/?p=2940. Although it’s for greying it will help with hair loss, and sweating too.

      Also, eat healthy and exercise regularly.

      Let me know if you have anymore questions.

  • Vishnu Ramesh

    Hi Minaz,
    I am a 22 Year old Man. I had really thick hair till the age of 19. After which my hair fall increased and now i have a baldness pattern. I Just wanted to confirm that will all the above methods mentioned reverse my baldness or I have to live that. Also, I massage my scalp daily. Is it effective? Also is cold water good for my head or I should avoid cold water for my head?
    Hoping for a reply soon. Please help

    Thanking You,

    Regards,

    Vishnu

  • Nikki

    Hi Minaz 🙂
    I’m an 18 year old girl, and I have naturally thin and fine hair. It’s especially scanty at front left side of my scalp.

    By following the methods you have explained, is it possible to grow new hair?

    I really want thick hair, since everyone I know do, and I always feel like the odd one out, having really thin hair.
    Please help.
    Thanks in advance 🙂
    Nikhita.

    • Hi Nikhita, you will never know until you try.
      Have you checked yourself for any deficiencies?

      • Nikki

        Hi Minaz,
        Thank you for getting back so quickly 🙂
        Yes, I have had myself checked, and I’m a little deficient in Vitamin D, but I’m taking care of that now. Is this related to thin hair?
        Thanks 🙂
        Nikhita.

        • Hi Nikki, Yes vitamin D deficiency can cause hair loss.

          • Nikki

            Okay, thank you so much. 🙂
            Nikhita.

  • Raghav
    • Nikki

      Yeah, I feel it when I rub my nails. But it’s very subtle. You almost wouldn’t notice the tingling sensation unless you close your eyes and concentrate on your scalp.

      • Raghav

        ok one more thing.please tell me right technique of doing it.what is the meaning of RUBBING NAILS FROM BACKSIDE ?

        • Nikki

          Back side? I don’t think that’s possible..
          Just look at the picture in step number 5 in this blog, and do exactly how it shows.
          But don’t rub your thumb nails, because that increases facial hair growth. Unless you don’t mind facial hair, then go for it.

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  • Nimra

    Hi minaz..is balayam yoga suitable for females??..as it induces hair on ears n face also..plz guide me..!!!

    • Minaz Aslam

      Hello Nimra, Yes women can do it safely.
      But avoid if you are pregnant or suffer from high BP.

  • anu

    I am losing hair due to polycystic ovaries please help to stop losing hair

    • Minaz Aslam

      Dear Anu,
      Aloe vera is very useful in counteracting the effect of androgens.
      Yog nidra, pranayam, asanas help to calm you and improve your body’s healing capacity. You may want to join a yoga class if you have not practiced it before.

      Note: Please consult your doctor before starting any natural/herbal options.

    • Anu

      Thank you for your quick reply Doctor given me some tablets for to get regular periods does not help to stop losing hair.

      Please provide more details about aloe vera for polycystic ovary syndrome thank you.

      Thanks

      Anu

      • Minaz Aslam

        Anu, I suggest you visit one of the patanjali/ramdev baba clinics, they will guide you on how to take aloe vera juice. I think they recommend first thing in the morning, but just check with them.
        And I would really recommend anulom vilom and bhramri pranayam. Have you done yoga before? If not then learn form a good teacher.

  • kavi

    Hi,
    I m 20 now.I lost almost half of my hair.My hairs are falling in a fast rate.I m bald now and I m looking like 30.can I able to regrow my hair?? Please help me…

    • Minaz Aslam

      Hello Kavi,

      Start with head massage and fingernail rubbing. Also pay attention to what you eat. Your hair needs nutrients to grow back, so eat a balanced diet.

      Best wishes

    • Rajib Das

      Apply ginger juice with olive oil

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  • deepika

    Hello mam,I am deepika, my hairs are falling from past 6 to 8 months in large numbers.nd my hairs are very thin by birth but earlier they were good in quantity nd quality nd growing.but now they r just falling nd not growing also.am so tensed.what should i do.can you properly guide me and can u plz tell some natural remedies that i can make them at home.

    • roadblock

      Eat vegetables.Do little exercise 5 to 15 minutes for stress.Stress is another reason for hair fall. To make hair thick use Castor oil.Also start nail rubbing at least 10 minutes a day.Also take amla in any form.

  • Ankit

    N also tell me that these tablet n lotions is harmful or not??

  • Ankit

    M suffering hairfall wid lst 3 yrs… m vry tensioned n m using many typs of lotions n take tablets bt there is no benefits….:(
    N nw m take mor f lotion n finex tablet bt hairfall is continue no effect. .. m bht prshn ho gya hn n m only 22 yrs ….
    So plz can u suggest me sumthng to do…. plz hlp me dear…

    • Minaz Aslam

      Ankit,

      Are you doing any of the above things that has helped me regrow my hair?

      I can’t say whether the tablets and lotion you are applying are harmful or not, check the reviews.

    • roadblock

      Hi Ankit,I do not know about capsule.If you are using Mintop kind of lotion and the most powerful one 10X it might work.But thing is that you have to use that lotion for long time to get the result.And again once you stop using the lotion you will start to loose hair again.I was using mintop lotion and my cousin say it worked.I stopped it and again in last year specially from February I started to loose hair in great extent.See this nail rubbing,Sirshasan(head standing yoga) all does the same thing,supply blood to the hair.Among these 3 nail rubbing is the best one as it is cheap and easy to perform.One have to use lots of money to apply lotion to the whole head when he/she loosing hair from all over the head.But with simple nail rubbing one is capable of supply blood to the whole head.Plus do a little exercise(this will reduce stress),stop smoking or drinking or at least reduce the amount.On the other hand eat healthy as nail rubbing will supply blood to the hairs but your blood have to carry all the nutrients,right.Eating amla is truly beneficial.Do that if you can in form powdered amla,amla juice,or fresh amla from market.

      Nail rubbing worked for me.I am using it since May 2014.I noticed result in December.It took 8 months for me to show results.I do it 15 minutes a day.Not always continuously.You said your age is 22 so you have a good chance or stopping hair fall and getting them back.What else no matter what method you use nail rubbing or shirshasan it will take long time to get back hair.No one loose hair in 1 month.It take long time to trigger the cause of hair loss so thing is that no one will get back those hair so easily.Be patience like me and do the rubbing.

      • Ankit

        Thnkwww roadblock
        N cn u clear 1 more thng what is shirshasan…
        Anytime cn I do nail rubbing.?

        • roadblock

          Shirsashan is a Yoga in which you have to stand in head with the help of your hands.The gravity pulls the blood to your head.It does the same thing like nail rubbing but it need space and time.The author mentioned you have to do it empty stomach.Doing it 1 hour before lunch or 2 hour after lunch will do.But again some people like me even do in full stomach.Try to do it in empty stomach if not possible do as you please.When you start at least do it for 5 minutes.I do 15 minutes a day.

          • Minaz Aslam

            roadblock, thanks for replying 🙂

        • Minaz Aslam

          Ankit, If you have never done yoga, I suggest that you learn/do it under the supervision of yoga instructor.

      • Minaz Aslam

        I want to caution people against using Mintop (or minoxidil), an anti-hypertensive medication. If you read in various forum about the horrible side-effects you will want to keep away from it. Some of the side-effects of minoxidil include: redness and irritation at the treated area, unwanted hair growth, contact dermatitis, irritation of eyes, early wrinkles – it can actually age your face (read the reviews on forums), dark circles under the eyes, bloated eyelids, and many more.

        • roadblock

          Yeah when I was using mintop it use to make my skin tighter.Thing is that still people want to use mintop like things thinking that they will be benefited earlier.But wrong no medicine in the world going to give your hair soon.It may stop hair fall very fast.But to grow new year every medicine,yoga,acupressure will take the same time.So considering the time nail rubbing is best as it is free,easy and do not require space.

  • vivek

    its not getting desired result in the above comment,i am very tensed about my hair pls help

  • vivek

    hi i am losing my hair from last 6 month i tried many shampoos like head n shoulders,tressemee but they didnt work i am also trying ur methods but getting the desired result please help

    • vivek

      its not getting desired result i am very tensed about pls help

    • Minaz Aslam

      Vivek, Head massage with some pure oils like coconut, sesame or olive, twice a week. And wash your hair with this homemade shampoo

    • tulip

      stop using any shampoo with sulphates or parabens in them. head and shoulder being one of them.
      if u have dandruff apply coconut oil with tea tree oil drops (5-7) every other night for 2 weeks. keep it overnight and then wash off with a SLS and paraben free shampoo. After that you can do this twice a week or once a week to keep ur hair dandruff free.

      • roadblock

        Do not panic Vivek I was loosing hair for about 8 years.Didn’t get bald due to dense hair.By the way I able to bring it under control.Read the website,its different links and my reply to others.

  • rkhi

    Hi.. I hve lost a lot how hair due to keratin treatment how do I regrow my hair now??

    • Minaz Aslam

      Hello Rakhi, What natural options are you trying to regrow your hair?

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  • Jane

    Hello Minaz,

    I am thinking of buying Khadi henna to colour my hair. I am suffering lately from hair loss and I have stopped using chemicals on my head. Can you please tell me if you know this brand. Here in Europe is very difficult to find a good brand.
    I thank you n advance for all your help.

    • Minaz Aslam

      Hello Jane, Khadi is a good brand.

      • Jane

        Thank you!

  • vinit

    Pls help me sir i hve lost my more than hair…..hairfallbis my major problam…whitening of hair is also make me disapoint pls replyband help me.

    • Minaz Aslam

      Vinit, Eat Amla – fresh or dried. Also massage your scalp using amla juice or powder and almond oil.

  • shivani

    is it really possible to regrow your hair? i lost half of my hair last year dont know the reason…..now how can i gain back my lost hair? and genarally people says you can never get back your lost hairs/…. 🙁 i badly want my hairs…i feel so depressed .. 🙁 i have great quality of hairs they are silky smmoth and perfectly straight but no quantity 🙁 please help ……… after researching for like 1 year not i found perfect blogger. hepl! :/

    • Minaz Aslam

      Hello Shivani, I have got back my lost hair. Start with nail rubbing.
      Use almond oil mixed with castor oil (4:1 ratio) to massage your scalp twice a week. Use natural cleanser like besan , or urad flour to wash your hair.
      Also, exercise regularly – you do not have to join a gym, do brisk walking, you can go cycling, plus there are thousands of cardio workouts on you tube.
      And lastly, eat healthy, balanced diet – I have talked about what to eat in the above article.
      Hope this helps.

      • shivani

        nail rubbing…..ok……only for 10 minutes na? actually i am living in a hostel …so having that balanced diet is not possible …you know how mess ka khana is :p 🙂 but i have milk and curd evry day…and eating banana regularly and taking iron and calcium supplements of nutrilite amway

        • Minaz Aslam

          Shivani, 10 minutes should be good. Yes hostel food can be really sad :-(. But you need to take control of your food, it’s very important for your hair and health. Well done for eating bananas and yoghurt every day 🙂
          Also include seasonal fruits, cucumber, beet, nuts and seeds like sesame, walnut, flax.
          Best wishes.

        • tulip

          shivani, take protien. With mess food one thing we miss out on is protien. we eat junk (carbs and fats mnostly) outside. If you are vegetarianthe you definitly need the supplient.
          Also have a plate of fruit chat every day (its usally available roadsie). or add apple also to ur diet everyday.

    • roadblock

      Shivani you said hostel food is not good.You are correct.One thing you can do is to take amla in form of powder.One 100gm container will last you a month.Eating amla is very important.

      On the other hand you mentioned people say it is not possible to grow back lost hair.How many people you know does nail rubbing for a that amount of time.Search in internet you will find growing a hair takes lots of time so bringing back lost hair will take time too.The maximum time I heard is 5 years which took a guy to bring back his hair by nail rubbing.Min time I heard is about a year.So I will do this nail rubbing till I reach the 5 year.Most people do not have time and want result sooner so they do not do nail rubbing.As a result they do not get back their hair and say once hair is lost it is lost forever.Key hair is the patience.But yeah I do not know if you will get back your hair or not as I am doing nail rubbing for only 9 months I can say safely that it will surely stop hair fall.Personal experience.

  • Aniruddha

    Why does the hair-scalp engender the dandruff? Because this causes heavy hairfall I suppose.
    And how is the Patanjali’s Kesh Kanti oil since it has Brahmi – Bhringraj like ingredients? Will this cure the dandruff?

    • Minaz Aslam

      Hi Aniruddha,
      For dandruff use a mixture of coconut oil and amla juice, this is an excellent natural remedy to get rid of dandruff Read more

      Also, read this article on how to eliminate dandruff naturally: click here

      Let me know if you have any more questions.

      • Aniruddha

        Is it possible to regain the hairs by nailrubbing if the hairloss or baldness is happened to be a hereditary? Because in my case it is from both maternal (strong and all) and paternal (father) side. One more question, is it true that massaging with Sarso oil reduces dandruff over the scalp?

        • Minaz Aslam

          Hello Aniruddha, I would say try nail rubbing for at least 4 to 5 months, you have nothing to lose, right??
          For dandruff try this combination: Olive oil, castor oil, and amla juice (ratio of 2:1:1).
          Let us know how this works.

  • aarav

    Eid Mubarak…may allah showers lots of happiness in ur lyf.

    • Minaz Aslam

      Thanks a lot Aarav. Eid Mubarak to you too. Hope this Eid brings peace and happiness in your life.

  • aarav

    can u plz tell me why u suggest not to use steam ??

    • Minaz Aslam

      Aarav, do you mean steam roller??

      • aarav

        juz simple steamer. is it safe???

        • Minaz Aslam

          Yes, steamer is fine. However if you have premature greying then limit its usage.

  • Leena Sinha

    Another great post.
    I will see you soon about the deep conditioner as well as the hair spray.
    Your hair oil is a great success.
    Thank you
    Leena

    • Minaz Aslam

      Thanks Leenaji 🙂

  • Chandrashekhar

    Dear Well Wisher, I have read all the things. I am suffering from hair fall forlast one and half year and now from hair loss to lot of extent,yet I am not bald but if u have any herbal remedy then share with me.
    Thank u!!

    • Minaz Aslam

      Chandrashekhar, I would suggest you start with 3 things:
      1. Fingernails rubbing. Click here on how to do – http://www.hairbuddha.net/?p=45
      2. Eat raw or dried amla (about 3 to 4 small pieces every day)
      3. Apply brahmi and bhringraj hair oil.

      Plus, eat healthy and exercise. Hope this helps.

      cheers, Minaz

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