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Hair Growth Serum for Thin, Weak and Falling Hair

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A few days back an aspiring actor asked me ‘what is the one thing that he can do to regrow his hair’.

To be honest there is no magic pill for hair growth. Like the healthy body, there are a number of things that you need to do to keep your hair strong and healthy.

I have already written about them in great detail here. And if you are losing a lot of hair, I encourage you to read it more than once.

From my personal experience, the best foods for heathy hair are: amla, aloe vera, coconut, ghee (clarified butter), pumpkin, lauki (bottle gourd), drumstick (moringa), flax seeds and sesame seeds. These are all superfoods for hair.

And of course, head massage is a must.

I totally believe in this good old hair care ritual. You cannot have great hair without head massage.

But what if your hair is weak and fragile; and falls even on touching it.

So for those of you who have this problem, there is a solution. No, I won’t suggest that you give up head massage.

But you simply change the way you do head massage. I will talk about it later. First, we will see what you can use for head massage.

Oils are heavy and may cause drag on hair roots, especially if you are heavy handed.

So instead you can use an herbal serum, which will nourish deep down and is also light on the hair.

I will show you 3 such herbal serums that will stimulate your dormant hair follicles, increase scalp circulation, and also strengthen hair roots, so that your hair grows strong, thick and healthy. These are:

  • Rosemary Hair serum
  • Divine Amla Hair Serum
  • Rosewater & Lavender Hair Serum

Hair Growth Serum for Thin, Weak and Falling Hair

1. Rosemary Hair Serum

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Rosemary is one of the best herbs for hair. If you want to keep your hair healthy and vibrant forever, make it a part of your hair care routine.

Rosemary is packed full of antioxidants which help get rid of free radicals — that are responsible for hair loss as well as greying. This wonderful herb increases blood flow to the scalp and promotes strong and healthy hair growth. Rosemary is said to increase cellular metabolism that stimulates hair growth.

The revitalising properties of rosemary add shine and increase bounciness and silkiness of the hair. This aromatic herb is also a good natural remedy for treating dandruff, itchiness, and scalp irritation.

You will need:


Bring the water to a boil, add rosemary (and thyme) leaves. Reduce the heat, and simmer, for 5 to 6 minutes. Next, remove from the heat and let it steep covered until cool. Strain out the rosemary, then add the lavender essential oil (optional) and stir to combine.

*You can also use lavender flowers, about 1 teaspoon, instead of lavender essential oil.

How to use:

You can use it two ways: As a leave in hair serum or as a hair rinse.

Leave-in hair serum: Place the rosemary serum in a glass spray bottle (such as this) and spray liberally all over your scalp and hair. Massage gently for a couple of minutes and let your hair dry naturally.

Hair rinse: Pour the rinse over your hair and catch the drippings in the mug/pot and keep pouring them through your hair until they are all used. Massage the infusion into your scalp and hair and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly, or you can simply leave it on and allow your hair to dry naturally.

Tip: You can use squeeze/applicator bottle for easy pouring. You will find them at beauty store or online 

You can use this rinse after shampoo, post exercise, or to freshen up your hair in-between washes.

You don’t have use all the rinse in one go, use half and store the remaining in the fridge, it will last a week or two.

Note: Rosemary will darken your hair over time.

2. Divine Amla Serum


In ayurveda amla is termed as nectar or amrit for hair. And it truly is. Amla has extraordinary amounts of vitamin C and other antioxidants which help to slow hair loss and actually turn your hair into WOW Looking.

I promise you that your hair will look shinier and healthier after applying this serum. Also, you scalp will be clean and clear of all the flakes and dandruff. You got to try this at least once.

The good thing is this amla serum is very simple and easy to make.

You will need:

  • 1 fresh amla
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil* (use extra virgin coconut oil)


The first step is to grate/blend the amla and extract its juice (discard the pit). I use a grater and then simply squeeze out the juice with a sieve or hand. One amla will give you 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons of amla juice.

Place coconut oil and amla juice in a bowl and whip the mixture for 4 to 5 minutes with a fork or spoon. It will turn creamy and fluffy.

Next slightly warm the mixture by placing your bowl in a hot water – you will see it turn liquid in no time.

And your Divine Amla Hair Growth Serum is ready.

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To make the amla hair growth serum you will need one amla and one tablespoon coconut oil


grated amla for hair growth serum

Grate the amla and discard the pit. If you like you can use a blender.



Squeeze out the amla juice with your hand. You can also use a sieve.



Whip the coconut oil and amla juice together for 5 minutes or so. It will turn creamy and fluffy.


Amla hair serum for weak thin and falling hair

Place the whipped coconut oil and amla juice in hot water until melts. Your amla hair growth serum is ready.

How to use: Apply amla serum into your scalp, using your finger (you can also use a small piece of cotton cloth). Massage gently for 3 to 4 minutes and let it sit for one to two hours. Then wash your hair with your favourite shampoo.

You can use it once or twice a week.

Tip: If you don’t get fresh amla, you can use frozen ones, they work equally well. You can buy fresh or frozen amla from an Indian store when in the season (September to March) and freeze them for later use. And if you don’t find fresh or frozen amla, you can buy amla juice. Of course, it won’t be as effective as fresh amla, but if you are keen on trying amla juice on hair, it’s a good option.

3. Rosewater and Lavender Hair Serum


Rosewater and lavender are both superb for hair.

Highly soothing and nourishing, rosewater is able to penetrate deep down the scalp skin and energise every hair cell. It’s nourishing properties help to repair damaged hair follicles, while it’s stimulating effects increase blood flow in the scalp and promote healthy hair growth. Rosewater also moisturises, gives luster and leaves your hair feeling soft and smooth.

Lavender oil is one of the best essential oils for hair loss and it works wonderfully with rosewater. Lavender is pH balancing, which helps to keep scalp healthy – this is really important as healthy scalp is the foundation for healthy hair.

You will need


Simply place the ingredients in a glass bottle (4 oz or 113ml) and shake well.

To use: Spray all over your scalp and massage gently for 3 to 4 minutes and leave it on. Unless you add almond oil in this serum, it will not make your scalp greasy.

You can use this spray 2 to 3 times a week. I found that it was easiest and worked the best to spray on before bed.

Buying rosewater

  • You want to find a rosewater that is transparent in color.
  • Look for ingredient label, it should say just rosewater and nothing else.
  • Also look for the word distilled on the bottle, that’s another sign that it’s naturally produced and free from any additives.
  • You can buy rosewater online, this is a good one.

How to head massage weak fragile hair

As I have mentioned earlier, a head massage is really important.

If you have ultra-thin hair, then do it gently, very very gently, like you are handling a delicate thread. Avoid rough handling or big movement.

If you have never done a hair massage or are scared that you might break more hair, just tap your scalp with your fingers. You can also gently stroke your hair (like you stroke your pet). Any movement on the scalp is good, because, like other parts of our body, it is essential you move it or to stimulate. This will increase the blood supply to the scalp, bringing more oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles.

So do it at least once a week, if not more. You can use one of the hair growth serums or use just your fingertips. That’s it.

Enjoy your beautiful hair.

Have you tried any of the hair growth serum before? Got any other recipe to share? Share below!


Other effective remedies for hair growth:

  1. 17 Thing I did to Regrow My Lost Hair
  2. How to Stop Hair Loss – 28 Home Remedies That Really Work
  3. Onion Juice for Hair Loss and Alopecia: 5 Tried & Tested Ways
  • JT says:

    Nice. I wll try rosemary one.

  • Swati says:

    I remember my mom use to apply coconut oil with amla when I was small and I had such beautiful thick long shiny hair. This reminded me of those days and looked up my old pictures my hair was so good then. Thanks for reminding I am going to try amla serum again, I know it worked in the past hoping I will get those beautiful hair back.

    • Hi Swati, amla is a great tonic for hair. You must try it out again.

    • Rajesh Kumar says:

      I am 20 year old boy and I have lost more than 50% of may hair. Can you help me regrow my hair or at least prevent further loss. Will these things work ?

    • Give amla hair serum a try, it’s really good.

  • Natasha Allen says:

    Thank you so much for all your tips! I love your site so much. I am an African American with low porosity course natural hair and I had a really hard time finding products that agree with my hair. But thanks to reading your site, I make my own banana, lemon juice, molasses hair conditioner! So far so good. So thanks again!?

    • Hi Natasha,

      Thanks for your kind words. I am happy to know that you are enjoying hair buddha.

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  • Karen says:

    I love your tips and have been trying a lot of your recipes
    thank you for sharing your knowledge. I have a question about the Rosemary hair
    serum when I looked at the ingredients list it doesn’t say how much thyme to use but under method it say to bring the water to a boil then add the rosemary and thyme. How much thyme should I
    use is it the same amount as the rosemary?

    • Oops!
      Added now, thanks Karen.
      Let me know how it works for you.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you I will try it soon.

  • mickey15 says:

    Hi. Great post!
    I was just wondering with the Amla serum if we can make some large quantity and store it in the fridge or freezer? How long will it last and is it safe to do so?

    • Hi Mickey,

      It works the best when you use it fresh.

      I have never tried, but try freezing it.

  • Lakshan says:

    HI am 25, I have been suffering from hair thinning. I am really worried about my hair.
    Please let me know how many time I need to have these massages a week and how long will it take for me to see the results? Does this method works on heriditary thinning too?

  • Huma Qazi says:

    Hello..i am also suffering from hair fall..once i had very thick and long har now my hairs are very thin and they even dont grow.i m really worried about this..
    please tell me something so i can get my hairs back..even i do oil massage but it also dont work still my hair fall every day wenever i comb washed hair..even now i cant make a pony becuase of my thin hair and less volume..:(

    • Hi, do a weekly castor oil and egg hair mask.
      You also need to find out what is causing hair loss: any vitamin deficiency?

    • Huma Qazi says:

      i dont thnik so because i had long hair once i had a hair cut after that niether ny hair grow nor they are getting healthy.but day by day they are falling..

  • Karen says:

    Hi Minaz,

    I am finally making the Rosemary Hair Serum it
    smells so good like Thanksgiving. I know it says the Lavender oil is optional
    is that to help with the hair loss as well or is it so the serum won’t be too

    I do have dried Lavender flowers I’m not sure if I should add that or if it
    would be better to add an oil?

    I don’t have any right now the essential oils I have are Orange, Lime,
    and Lemon Eucalyptus. Other regular oils I have are Argan, Jojoba, pumpkin
    seed, grape seed, coconut, neem, and Hemp oil. I don’t know if I should add one
    of those or just use it without the oil?

    I am loving the way this smells and I haven’t even used it yet.

    • Hi Karen,
      Lavender is oil balancing as well as helps with hair loss. You can use dried flowers.
      Use the serum as you made it, and see how you like it. For second time add lavender flowers and compare.
      Also try argan or coconut oil.

  • Ana Marie says:

    If I use rosemary without the added ingredients can it damage my hair?

  • Cathy says:

    Hi Minaz,
    I found your website recently and just started on some of the thinning hair recommendations you provided. I have extremely thin dry gray/white/blond hair and have tried hair-growth recipes in the past but have a problem with reactions and allergies.

    I can’t use coconut oil, it makes my scalp itch; same with argan, jojoba, grapeseed, etc. Anything that as a strong floral scent (like rose) makes my eyes water and my scalp itch, etc.

    I just started using the rosemary hair serum. I only added two drops of lavender since I can’t tolerate a strong floral smell. Do I spray it on daily? And give a gentle massage to the scalp? Leave it in? It seems to make my hair look thicker. (Love rosemary, by the way.)

    Second, I’ve used the castor oil and egg with honey pack before. I do notice my hair isn’t quite as greasy with all the ingredients. I thought I was growing some hair at the scalp, but made the mistake of trying to color my hair with a commercial product. It was considered a mild, no peroxide or ammonia haircolor (more like a tint that lasts for about 4-5 shampoos.) I had to wash it out after less than five minutes since my scalp felt like it was burning. I can’t tell if the thin, little hairs at my hairline are from hair that broke off or possibly hair that had been coming in, but I was also using aloe vera gel on my scalp. Is it too drying? I stopped using it since I read it can dry out the hair more. When I did use it, it made the roots look denser. I stopped using both in the interim.

    One final one: if I do use the castor oil, etc. pack, do I use another egg yolk to shampoo it out? I don’t want to use too many eggs if they dry the hair and I don’t want to be shampooing my hair too often.

    Sorry, I know this is confusing. Thanks so much in advance!

    • Minaz says:

      Hi Cathy, use the oil/serum that works best for you. You can skip lavender if you don’t like it.
      Yes aloe can be drying on its own, but you can use it with oils that you like – almond, olive.
      To wash out castor oil pack, try the first hair rinse.
      Let me know how it goes.

  • Ganesh says:

    Thanks for ur unvaluable experience shared. I am going to use thw amla hair growth serum(50% coconut oil +50% fresh amla juice=Amla hair growth serum). Can I avoid the amla serum into my scalp for whole night? can it affects negetively or supports postively? how many times can I use this serum in one week? plese reply me. Thanks

    • Minaz says:

      Hi Ganesh, you can leave amla serum overnight, but one hour is also enough. Try both and see what your hair likes.
      Use 2 times a week.

  • Jenny says:

    I want to try the rosemary hair serum but I have rosemary essential oil instead of rosemary leaves. How many drops of essential oil should I use in place of the leaves?

    • Minaz says:

      Yes can use rosemary essential oil for hair growth. Mix 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (or olive oil) with 15 drops of rosemary oil. Massage this into your scalp and hair. You can store the remaining for later use.

    • Jenny says:

      I do not want to use coconut Oil because my hair is falling out so bad. I’d rather use a spray. I want to make the Rosemary Hair Serum recipe above. How many drops Rosemary essential oil do I use in place of the 2 tablespoons fresh Rosemary leaves? Thanks for the great info!

    • Minaz says:

      Use 10-15 drops in a cup of water. Shake thoroughly before using.

    • jenny says:

      Thank you!!

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