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How to Stop Hair Fall - Natural Remedies

Updated on April 24, 2015
Long Hair
Long Hair

What is Hair Loss

Hair loss is a condition which affects roughly 85% of adults in the United States. It is caused by a variety of factors, though there are 2 primary reasons for hair loss.

The most common cause is Alopecia, or Androgenetic Alopecia - also referred to as male pattern baldness. Roughly 95% of hair loss is caused by this condition. Androgenetic Alopecia is a condition where the hair follicles are prevented from absorbing necessary nutrients from the body, causing their thinning and waning growth. The main factor which causes this problem is something called Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This is an androgen hormone, created by the synthesis of testosterone by 5 alpha reductase, an enzyme found in the body.

Roughly 5% of testosterone in the body is converted to DHT, although levels can vary person to person. The most powerful solution to stop hair loss is to prevent the creation of DHT, either by inhibiting the synthesis or reducing the levels of testosterone and/or 5 alpha reductase in the body.

One should be careful when dealing with hormones, as there can be side effects. Taking a drug to do this can be especially dangerous and is not recommended. Luckily, there are some powerful natural substances which attack the problem at the root of the cause.

Hair Loss Continued

Another, less common reason for hair loss is in nutrition. Iron Deficiency is especially noted as a reason behind hair loss. Any diet poor in proper nutrients contributes to loss of hair. It is important to take note that a healthy diet is beneficial to start with for hair regrowth. Eating eggs, nuts, foods rich in iron & protein can have very beneficial results in helping hair to grow. After all, hair follicles need these nutrients to grow in the first place.

There is another, less common form of hair loss called Alopecia Areata, where the body's immune system attacks hair follicles. This is visible by the loss of hair in sudden patches or spots all over the head, rather than a gradual thinning of hair.

The Natural Solution

Although there is some truth that drugs such as Rogaine and Finasteride do work to reverse hair loss, natural supplements tend to be cheaper, more effective and less harmful. The following is a list of natural elements which have been known to both provide necessary nutrients for the hair and to prevent the overproduction of DHT.

Stinging Nettle Root: Stinging Nettle is a natural plant. The root of this plant is often used in medical treatments, and in the case of hair loss, it has the particular property of working to block the formation of DHT.

Pygeum: Similar to stinging nettle, Pygeum is a natural supplement which helps block DHT. Pygeum is the bark of a tree - (African Plum tree). It is to be used in concert with stinging nettle root and saw palmetto as the three are known to work together to combat the formation of DHT.

Saw Palmetto: The fruit of a plant, used to prevent the production of DHT.

The three above supplements are known to block DHT and are often sold and labeled as prostate health supplements. These supplements reduce an enlarged prostate, a medical condition referred to as benign prostatic hypertrophy. So yes, if you have hair loss, you may also have an enlarged prostate (or vice versa). Though the condition is nothing to be overly concerned about, you will notice when taking these supplements that using the toilet becomes smoother, even if you didn't think there was a problem before.

The three natural supplements are combined into these herbal capsules, which have produced noticeable results. They're much cheaper than hair loss products too!

Stinging Nettle
Stinging Nettle

Natural Remedies

In addition to the above three natural supplements, there are additional natural items you can take to help speed up hair regrowth. These are:

Biotin: A B vitamin known for promoting the growth of hair and nails

Pumpkin Seed Oil: Found to benefit hair regrowth

Green Tea Extract: Healthy for both the body and scalp.

Coconut Oil: A natural cure for many health deficiencies, also known to stimulate hair growth.

Natural Supplements
Natural Supplements

Hair Growth Shampoo

When it comes time to wash your hair, choosing a shampoo which is gentle on the scalp and contains a heavy dose of nutrients is your best bet for a regrowth pattern. I would recommend an organic shampoo, packed with as many hair-growth ingredients as possible. This product contains a heavy list of all organic growth items, including most listed in this article. It also has argan oil, also referred to as "anti-aging" oil which helps clean the skin and keep the hair looking smooth and clean.


You may have tried many different products, all with differing results. The main idea to keep in mind is hair regrowth is possible, and it can all grow back. All natural products have been surprisingly strong at producing fast and noticeable results. Stick to a routine of natural supplements and hair growth shampoo and you'll likely start seeing results within the first 2 months. Give it 6 months to a year to see some dramatic changes in new growth. Good luck!

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