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Tips on How to Grow Your Hair and Stop Hair Loss

Updated on July 4, 2007

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Hair Loss and Hair Growth: Facing the Truth

Today, hair loss, hair fall, or slow hair growth is a common plague of many individuals, not simply older gentlemen. Many individuals battle with hair loss, slow hair growth, or hair fall due to chemical damage, use of damaging hair care products, or plain old stress. In a world where we are busier than ever and using whatever product we can get our hands on, it's no wonder that hair loss has become a norm for younger men and women.

The truth about your hair

No matter your hair type, you will shed some hair on a daily basis. It is normal to lose a between 30 to 75 hair strands daily. However, it is also normal for your hair to grow. Hair should grow about ¼ - ½ inches a month. If you begin to lose patches of hair or begin noticing that your hair is not growing at all, or at a snail's pace, this is not normal.

How can your grow your hair and stop hair loss?

Hair loss and slow hair growth can be caused by a number of factors including genetics, hormone imbalances, nutrient deficiencies such as B vitamins, which are essential for hair health; too much or too little protein, chronic stress, alcohol intake, substance abuse, lack of sleep; prescribed medications, damaging hair styling techniques, scalp infections, and chemically laden hair care products.

While there are many miracle hair loss and hair growth cures on the market, be careful. Many products have serious side effects that only exacerbate or faciliate health problems. Likewise, many of those same products provide minimal results that are present only during use of the product. Try to avoid these. Help for slow hair growth and hair loss is available that won't cost you your health.

What Can You Do?

Here are few natural remedies and a great all natural product, which contains most of these natural nutrients that have proven to effectively stop hair loss and stimulate hair growth.

Foods and Herbs for Har Growth

Fenugreek, Black Beans, Coconut, and Lemon Juice: These items pack a powerful punch against hair loss and balding. Fenugreek is even touted as a natural hair regrowth herb. Coconut is one of the few oils that actually contains protein easily absorbable into the hair strands, and thus, is one of the few oils that strenghten the hair follicle. Lemon Juice and Black beans are great for managing the porousity, health, and shine of the hair. They also reduce hair shedding and breaking, a common cause for hair loss when genetics is not the main contributor. How to use them all? Wash your hair with the paste of cooked black beans and fenugreek powder, three times a week. Combine the paste with 5 tablespoons of pure coconut milk and tablespoon of lemon juice. Massage well into the scalp. Allow to sit on hair for 3-5 minutes wash and rinse with natural shampoo.

Castor Oil and Amla: Most soaps and shampoos have chemicals, so use amla as a substitute. Avoid sulfates, parabens, unfamiliar compounds, and silicones. How do you know your shampoo contains these things? If any words in the ingredient listing end in glycol, "cone", or "ben"---you've got them and they are not only bad for your hair, but also bad for your health. Stay away. Shampoo with amla and massage your scalp with castor oil. Both are wonderful for increased hair growth.

If you can't afford to purchase all the ingredients necessary to make agreat hair growth tonic or don't have the time to mix your own batch of coconut, castor, amla, lemon juice, and fenugreek, you can also purchase Beauty 4 Ashes Christian Health & Beauty's Super Gro Shampoo. This shampoo is all natural and contains all of the hair growth stimulating nutrients mentioned above, but also have some additional perks. Be mindful that their products do contain essential oils and should not be applied to a scalp with infections of sores. Their products might appear to be a little pricey, but they are all natural and actually worth it. The results of one research study showed that the natural nutrients in the shampoo and the essential oils of ylang ylang, rosemary, and tea tree combined, when applied on the areas of hair loss stimulated hair growth. This double blind, placebo-controlled study enrolled 84 people who massaged either these essential oils into their scalps in a carrier oil or used the shampoo each night for seven months. Results showed that 94% of people in the treatment group had new hair growth compared to only 15% in the control group, which used a synthetic based hair growth that contained only rosemary, amla, a DHT blocker, and ylang ylang. Several reviews also rank the Super Gro Shampoo pretty high. You can find it online at wwwdiscoverb4acom

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      Jonn 8 years ago

      Great tips. I'm going to use them today to my advantage along with some I found on a blog at http://baldness1.blogspot.com Everyone should know about this stuff.

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      Jonn 8 years ago

      Great tips. I'm going to use them today to my advantage along with some I found on a blog at http://baldness1.blogspot.com Everyone should know about this stuff.

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      Jonn 8 years ago

      Great tips. I'm going to use them today to my advantage along with some I found on a blog at http://baldness1.blogspot.com Everyone should know about this stuff.

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      vidhi 8 years ago

      from where i can get this shampoo

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      Anthony 8 years ago

      Fenugreek, Black Beans, Coconut, and Lemon Juice. nice i have heard for lemon juice and for "Black Gold-oil". I have heard that Propoline is very effective. I 'll go to buy it soon. Also, i found a web page with hair loss treatment here http://baldnessworld.com/index.php?option=com_cont...

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      ayan 7 years ago

      What is fenugreek powder. From where should i get it.

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      gull 6 years ago

      plz tell me tips to stop hair falling solution.

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      john 6 years ago

      wonderful tips i will try it thx for ur help

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      Ashley 6 years ago

      Fenugreek can be found at any health food/herb store. It is used as a spice in food as well as for medicinal use (you could possibly buy it at a grocery store). It comes seeds and powder.

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      abhishek 6 years ago

      Plz tell what is fenugrek....?? plz give some easy natural tips to cure...

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      kavya mahajan 6 years ago

      fenugreek???????????????? plz tell me its subsitude

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      Arun 6 years ago

      Hi kavya fenugreek is vendhayam in Tamil.

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      Mark 6 years ago

      Very informative hub. I voted it up. Thank for the info!

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      akshay 6 years ago

      thanks

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      sakshi 5 years ago

      thanks.................tell me the proper diet so i can rid of my hair fall.plz.

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      anbve 5 years ago

      my age is jz 19 i had hair-loss i m afraid about it i want a pacca solution to my problem cn u plz list it out..

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      anvesh 5 years ago

      plz cn any1 say hw to stop hair fall n how to keep scalp

      neat without dandruff by wthout using shampoo.

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      noorulain 5 years ago

      will u plz tell me that what is fenugreek! i also have hair fall problem and i want to get rid rid of it as early as possible. bcz i love my hair very much.

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      sadia 5 years ago

      i had a hair loss n i want to stop it. plz tell me some other easy tips to stop the hair fall n to make them shiny.

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      rahul 5 years ago

      no one stop hair fall all dis are waste

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      navneet 5 years ago

      i tried lot to cure hair fall but no gud results all dis z wastage f tym en money...

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      dee 5 years ago

      fenugreek.... means Methi in hindi....

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      manish 5 years ago

      could you jus help me out from this problem of hairfall, its frustratin',plzzzzzzzzzzzz

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      padmavathi 5 years ago

      plz tell how to stop hair fall and how to grow strong hair

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      nikita 5 years ago

      dr. batra is very bad doctor he only want rupees and he had not any special treatment.he damage my hair.

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      Divya 5 years ago

      on the recommendation of a doctor at a tv show, i massage my scalp with lemon juice 1 or 1/2 hr before washing my hair. It's an easiest remedy for hair fall. It worked on my hair.

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      Divya 5 years ago

      to make your hair shiny and dandruff-free, you got to prepare paste of Bel's(a fruit) leaves. Apply the paste on your scalp and hair for 1/2 hr or 1 hr before wash.

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      Akash 5 years ago

      Plz.. Save me frm dandy and hr fal..

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      Gomathy 5 years ago

      Thanks for this

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      Afreen 5 years ago

      Bakwaaas

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      Yousaf 5 years ago

      Plzzzzzzz I want some solution or mixture to controls my hair

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      mandavi 5 years ago

      best remedy to cure severe hair fall

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      wardah 4 years ago

      u all guys are fool .................

      i know the best tip to get rid of hair fall it's only give them gray oil. jussssssstttttttttttttzzzzzzzzzzzz that..

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      wais khan 4 years ago

      please give me solution to stop hair fall and re growth of hair please as soon as possible

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      Kushal Sedhai 4 years ago

      Can any one give me tips so that i can loose my whole hair.If u have then message me in Kushalsedhai7@gmail.com

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      Raghukrish 3 years ago

      It is useful

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      Sultana khan 3 years ago

      oh guys...pl i am so worried about my hair fall problem...is anyone can give correct advice ..and also plz let me know all these suggestion are good?or not?

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      R.K.D. 3 years ago

      plz giv me solon stp my hair fal

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      naitik 3 years ago

      Hi plz give me solution stp my hair fall

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      saranya 3 years ago

      this tips nice only

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      mythily 3 years ago

      pls tell the correct solution for hair growth and control

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      rahul 2 years ago

      plz giv me solution of my hair fall

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      kamallochansarangi94@gmail.com 2 years ago

      Please give me solution hair loss

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      Rojalin majhi 2 years ago

      pls give me a solution of hair fall&hair grown

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      parthi 2 years ago

      hair fall for high one day for 10 to 15 HAIR IS LOSS

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      bhaveshsolanki 2 years ago

      plz give me solution hair loss

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