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6 Home Remedies for Hair Loss | Dr. Josh Axe

6 Home Remedies for Hair Loss | Dr. Josh Axe


Hey guys, Dr. Axe here, doctor of natural
medicine and founder of draxe.com. In this video I’m going to be going through
the steps you have to take to stop hair loss now, including the best essential oils, the
best vitamin supplements and diet, and things you absolutely must avoid. Some of these are going to surprise you. I’ll also be going through how to get thicker,
longer, and healthier hair, all part of this video. Let’s dive right in, right now, and also talk
about what the root cause of hair loss is. One of the number one natural remedies and
treatments you can use for hair loss are essential oils. Essential oils are plant-based compounds that
have been distilled to where you have the oil-based compounds that work as a natural
form of medicine. These are called volatile oils and they’re
very high in certain compounds that have an aromatic effect and can also in certain cases
be used internally. Rosemary oil is one of the best oils out there
for naturally thickening the hair. What I’d recommend you do is take some rosemary
oil, you can massage it in your scalp with some olive oil, great natural hair thickener. Rosemary has the properties of being strongly
naturally anti-inflammatory, as well as nourishing your body’s reproductive organs, and hormones
are key when it comes to hair loss. Number two here is cedarwood and clary sage. Cedarwood acts by reducing stress. Clary sage acts by reducing stress and helping
balancing out estrogen and progesterone levels in the body. So again, those can be great essential oils
to use, as can spikenard. Again, these are great blends to use here
as well. Spikenard is a cousin of lavender oil. Spikenard also reduces stress. You’ll see stress is a major cause of hair
thinning, as is a hormone called DHT, that’s dihydrotestosterone. In fact, of all the things I’m going to talk
about, DHT, as I’ll talk about in a minute, is probably the root cause of hair thinning
and hair loss. Here’s a natural remedy for you to make an
at-home homemade hair thickener. You do 1.5 ounces of jojoba oil or ho-ho-ba
oil, as many say, correct pronunciation, grape seed oil, cedarwood oil, rosemary oil, and
sage oil, 30 drops of each of those. Place it in a glass container and then simply
take it, rub it on your scalp three times a week for 20 minutes, and then you can actually
take a shower. You can leave it in for two hours as well
and then take a shower. But that’s how we recommend using this homemade
hair thickener using jojoba oil, grape seed oil, cedarwood oil, rosemary oil, and sage
oil. Now let’s talk about the best supplements
to stop hair loss. Supplements, number one is saw palmetto. Saw palmetto is a traditional remedy that’s
also used in the treatment of prostatitis or male prostate issues. In prostate inflammation, the prostate gland,
as are many reproductive glands, are very interconnected to the release of a hormone
called DHT, that’s dihydrotestosterone. That’s been shown to be the hormone that’s
correlated with male pattern baldness. So if a man starts to lose his hair or a woman,
their body can be producing too much DHT. Here’s the good news. Saw palmetto is the number one DHT blocker
of all supplements out there today, so it can be a great remedy for hair loss. Number two here, protein powder made from
bone broth. Bone broth is very high in collagen. We know that collagen helps naturally thicken
your hair. In fact, in order for you to get rid of cellulite
or have defined muscles or just in general for you to have thicker hair, thicker nails,
healthier-looking skin, bone broth is the number one superfood in the world. I recommend using a protein powder that is
actually made from bone broth, another great supplement. Next one here, pygeum. Pygeum is very similar to saw palmetto. It’s been shown in clinical studies to help
improve prostate health, but in addition, both for women and men, help block DHT, that’s
dihydrotestosterone. Pumpkin seed oil is very rich in zinc. Doing one tablespoon of pumpkin seed oil,
because of the zinc and because of some of the antioxidants, has actually been shown
to help naturally thicken hair and stop DHT production in the body, all while supporting
the immune system. And then one of my favorite herbs, this is
famed in Ayurvedic medicine out of India, it’s ashwagandha. Ashwagandha is known as being an adaptogenic
herb, meaning it helps your body better adapt and deal with stressors you might face. Now, we’ve talked about there are many causes
of hair thinning. Too much of the hormone DHT, that’s one big
one, okay? Lack of certain nutrients in your diet such
as certain B vitamins and zinc and collagen. And one of the third things that can actually
cause issues is emotional stress or when cortisol gets too high. If cortisol gets too high in your body or
then even drops too low, that can cause you to lose your hair or hair thinning. And we’ve all heard this, hey, when you get
emotionally stressed it turns your hair grey. Well, we know emotional stress can also cause
hair thinning is a big one and hair loss. And the number one herb that acts as an adaptogen
that can help with hair thinning and loss is ashwagandha, using that herb on a daily
basis. A few other natural remedies here, another
adaptogenic herb is Rhodiola rosea, also known as just Rhodiola. This has been shown to improve endurance,
stamina, sexual function as well, libido. So Rhodiola is used as well in Ayurvedic Arabic
and Chinese medicine as a natural adaptogen that can be used in conjunction with ashwagandha. The next one here is B-complex vitamins. We know vitamin B12 really supports your nerve
system. We know that folate supports hormones in your
nerve system. But in general, B-complex vitamins help strengthen
your skin, hair, and nails. So doing a good quality, food-based, certified
organic . . . remember, if you’re buying vitamins and supplements, you want to make sure they
are all certified organic, made with whole-food ingredients . . . but taking a good quality,
whole-food B-complex. Fish oil, omega-3 fats. Most of us have way too much inflammation
in our body. Inflammation can also lead to hair thinning. And so if you want to naturally thicken your
hair, doing 1000 to 2000 milligrams of fish oil a day or cod liver oil or some sort of
omega-3 blend can help naturally thicken the hair. Aloe vera juice. Aloe vera juice, because of its really unique
types of something called polysaccharides, has been shown to increase cell communication
in the body but also act as a natural hair thickener. And then last but not least is zinc. Doing 15 to 30 milligrams a day of a zinc
supplement can naturally help thicken hair. I’m telling you, I’ve worked with thousands
of patients on helping them naturally thicken their hair, and let me go through just a breakdown
of some of these. If you know that you’re having issues with
baldness and actually losing hair, the most effective supplements for blocking DHT, that’s
dihydrotestosterone, are going to be saw palmetto, pygeum, and pumpkin seed oil, if you know
that’s your problem. If you want to naturally thicken your hair,
the most beneficial supplements will be protein powder that comes from bone broth, which is
high in collagen, aloe vera juice, fish oil, and zinc. Or if it’s emotional stress you’re dealing
with, ashwagandha, Rhodiola, and B vitamins can all help balance out cortisol levels there
as well. Now let’s talk about the food you need to
eat and what food you need to stay away from when it comes to stopping hair loss right
now. Number one, go organic. So many of the foods we’re eating, if we’re
talking about meat and dairy products, are loaded with hormones and steroids and other
medications. And I’m not telling you not to eat meat or
dairy, I’m telling you that if you’re going to eat meat and dairy, make sure those foods
are certified organic or wild, that they’ve never been exposed to herbicides, pesticides,
or steroids and other types of chemicals. But go organic in your diet. Number two here, eat pumpkin seeds. We talked about pumpkin seeds are rich in
zinc, fiber, and other nutrients that can help with thickening hair. Wild-caught fish like salmon, very, very high
in omega-3 fats. Tuna, mackerel, halibut, sardines are also
good options. Green tea. Green tea extract contains a compound called
EGCG that stands for epigallocatechin, and EGCG is an incredible antioxidant-rich compound
that can actually stop hair loss and really protect your body from the damaging side effects
of high cortisol and other hormone imbalances in the body. Chia seeds. We know chia seeds are high in omega-3s as
well, which are great for the skin, hair, and nails. Flax and hemp follow in the same suit. And then bone broth, drinking bone broth on
a daily basis is great because of all of the collagen, not to mention the hyaluronic acid,
the glucosamine and chondroitin, which can naturally help thicken your hair. Here are the foods you want to avoid. Trans fatty acids. Reason being, these cause inflammation, which
is going to throw off hormones and create more DHT production in the body. Sugar causes inflammation and Candida to build
up in the body. When your body has too much yeast overgrowth,
it actually decreases nutrient absorption, so you’re not getting as many vitamins absorbed,
such as zinc and vitamin D and other nutrients that support having thick healthy hair and
balancing out hormones that are important for your stress response. Eating processed food with all of the chemicals
and food additives and fried foods we know cause inflammation and can throw off your
hormones. And then too much alcohol and caffeine. Now listen, one cup of coffee a day or a couple
of drinks of a tea a day, that’s fine. But drinking caffeine in excess, I’m talking
about three cups or more of coffee a day . . . so one cup is fine for most people, two, that’s
borderline, sometimes that’s too much . . . three or more is way too much and can absolutely
cause those cortisol levels to skyrocket, really wear out your adrenals, exhaust those. And then also, too much alcohol we know can
affect the body as well, causing hair thinning and hair loss because of what it does to B
vitamins and depletion in the body. Here’s another key factor. We’ve talked about cortisol, we’ve talked
about dihydrotestosterone. Reducing emotional stress is a key part of
keeping your hormones balanced. We know there are clinical studies showing
if you have high stress levels you age faster, your hair turns gray or white faster, it thins
your hair, causes a number of other imbalances in the body, from cortisol to leptin and ghrelin,
which cause you to eat more and have more food cravings, which you might be having. All of those are signs of emotional stress. So my tip for that is take some time. Here’s how you reduce emotional stress. Write down all the things that are stressing
you out. Figure out individually how to deal with those
things better, get them off your plate. Do something to reduce the stress. Or some things, you’re going to have stressors,
you just can’t do anything about it. And then you need to take time and right down
the five things you love doing the most on a regular basis that you can do locally. Maybe it’s lunch with a best friend, maybe
it’s going and walking trails or the mall or indoor rock climbing or making stuff up. But whatever it is you love to do, write those
things down and schedule those into your week. Sometimes it’s not about trying to sniper
and get rid of all the stress or sometimes it’s adding in things that you love to do
that build peace in your life and that gets you to where you need to be. And then also some things that conquer dandruff,
I absolutely recommend if you follow all the diet things we recommended, that’s going to
help you get rid of dandruff, especially doing that rosemary, that hair thickening serum,
as a recipe there as well. I want to go over a few other things here
for dandruff. One is apple cider vinegar, so washing your
hair with a little bit of apple cider vinegar can actually help conquer dandruff. Properly hydrating, getting plenty of water
in your diet on a daily basis, eight glasses or more. And then consuming probiotics. I’d recommend getting an SBO probiotic supplement,
so soil-based organism probiotics are great for fighting dandruff. So here’s what you need to do in order to
stop hair loss now and naturally thicken your hair. Use essential oils, especially rosemary oil,
on a daily basis. Take specific supplements. Remember, a protein that comes from bone broth. Fish oil, aloe vera juice, ashwagandha, those
are some of the best. Eat more organic food, especially pumpkin
seeds, wild-caught salmon, flax, chia and bone broth. Also remember, reduce emotional stress. And get these things out of your diet, ditch
the trans fats and hydrogenated oils, get rid of the sugar, the processed foods, excess
alcohol, and caffeine. You do those things, you’re going to have
thicker and fuller hair. By the way, if you’ve enjoyed this live training
video, make sure to subscribe here to my YouTube channel. Also, if you want to learn a lot more about
some advanced ways to naturally thicken your hair and stop hair loss, just Google my name
online. Open a new tab right now and search “Dr. Axe
thicken hair” or “Dr. Axe hair loss.” I’ve got a really in-depth article on my website,
draxe.com, that teaches you on how to do just that. And also, hey, make sure to check out some
more of my YouTube videos. I’ve got a lot more videos on essential oils,
natural remedies, and teaching you how to use food as medicine. Thanks for watching. Hi, Dr. Axe here. I want to say thanks so much for checking
out this YouTube video. And also, don’t forget to subscribe if you
want to get more great content on things like herbs, essential oils, natural remedies, and
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100 comments on “6 Home Remedies for Hair Loss | Dr. Josh Axe

  1. Thanxs Dr Josh Axe plyz make another video on Swollen feets plyz what's up with this plyz enlighten me on this l will appreciate it ok.Shania king

  2. my sister was suffering from severe hair loss and thinning. after using different oil and shampoos. something she found very helpful is the hair care pack by Planet Ayurveda. It stops hair fall and increases the volume.

  3. Dear Dr. Axe, since a couple of months my wife has started to lose hair on her head. It started with one place the size of a 2 eurocoin. Since then it is spreading and she has several places on her head now. She had some corticosteroid injections and rubbed garlic oil but it didn't help.
    What could be the best treatment?

  4. Do you know of any way to get rid of pilar sebacious cysts (usually on the scalp) naturally? It's extremely expensive to get those removed

  5. In addition to using Rosemary Oil with my shampoo, recently, I´ve actually stumbled upon Hemp CBD Oil, which so far has given me the best results, in terms of hair thickness and volume. Great Video!

  6. Canwomen use sau palmetto too? Is there danger for women? I wouldn't like to grow any new appendages, don't ya know. Lol. 😊

  7. Can hair grow back that has thinned and fallen out,???….I am 48 and have been losing my hair since 2012, and now its really speeding up, front center of my head, I fear I wont have enough hair on sides to cover the loss, I have been blood tested up the ying yang…and doc says its Hereditary…I don't know what to do !!!!! I have Iron issues and I do have thyroid issues and am on Synthroid ! Which I think is the devil…but he wont do anything else…..HELP !!

  8. Hello, does the carrier oils have to be jojoba and grapeseed ? Or can olive oil work? Also what is the difference between clary sage and pure sage? Can either work or must it be pure sage? Btw, just found your YouTube channel I love it very informative. Dr Axe you should consider making the hair tonic and sell your website.

  9. Dr josh, what if you want to do something to get out of emotional stress but your own family don't allow you? Like job

  10. Hi Doc. You did not mention Hypo-thyroidism, as it is a big enemy of our hair loss. Please include to make people aware. Thanks.

  11. I have chronic Telogen Effluvium. My hair sheds but the worst of all that I have tiny hairs all over my scalp that have not grown in years. I have shoulder length hair that grows very slowly. Please help. Thank you.

  12. Doctor, HI! i'm colombian, llevo tomando 15 Saw Palmetto, y pues noto una pequeña mejoria en cuestio del cabello. me gustaria que mi cabello crezca normalmente como el resto de mi cabello, ya que mi cabello no me crezce en las entradas y esta pasmado. esperemos que me ayude con ello. y pues soy muy volnerable al estres.

  13. I love watching your videos! You are teaching us the proper and correct way to stay and keep our health! Thank you!

  14. Love the information provided by this video! Will definitely be reading more articles from you.

    TFS💪🏾✊🏾👍🏾

  15. I have haur fall since I am 12 years old Think. Now I am 27 and it really restricts my live. The doctors always say it is hereditary. Can‘t I really regrow my hair back?

  16. Can you do multiple things? Let’s say I wanna do fish oil & zinc supplements with a Collagen shake every morning.

  17. Dr Axe, your content is always SO informative and priceless! It’s 2019, we’re exposed to so much toxicity hence why (in part) so many are diagnosed with cancer and other debilitating illnesses. I seek naturopathic, holistic and integrative approaches BEFORE resorting to traditional medicine. We/I appreciate what you bring!!!

  18. What’s the top 3
    I can’t get all of them
    Too expensive
    I got receding hairline . Want it to grow back
    What would I take

  19. 1st time watching ur video then subscribe after six minutes i don’t have thick hairs but length to knees i want my hair becomes thick for beautify length of hairs😞😞😞☹️

  20. Hi Dr, which brand and what dose you recommend for women to have thick beautiful hair. ….With aloevera, low carb diet and healthy fats, my 90%hair fall has already stopped. …

  21. Black ppl will just leave the oil on their scalp lol we ain’t washing nothing out! Also chia seed oil has the zinc & copper good for the hair thickening.

  22. Ashwell gonda made me very nauseous my blood sugar drop very low I got dizzy I cut the dosage in half and I still felt very sick any recommendations

  23. Don’t consume anything that affects DHT production (like saw palmetto). That can wreck your endocrine system, libido, and cause ED! Just get a hair transplant if you don’t want to go bald.

  24. I've had fatigue, low energy even after waking up, thinning hair and hair loss for over 6 years. I started taking iron supplements that also include other vitamins by floradix. It has been 2 minths and my fatigue has improved a lot. My hair loss has decreased.

    Before this I tried so many things and they didn't work, I used fenugreek seeds, aloe vera, fish oil supplements, vitamin C, Vitamin B12, hair massages, over 10 different shampoos and so much more. That didn't work. You need to keep things natural as much as possible. Get a blood test done. Have balanced diet etc.

  25. Do you have any idea what a pain it is to rub oil into long hair? I had to use so much because my hair sucks it up before it can get to my scalp. Instead i put the essential oils in my shampoo and i put it on as soon as i get in the bath and let out sit till right before i get out.

    I take Jarro Formula Methyl-B complex. I can not find a methylated food based B complex. Let me know if you know of one that is affirdable.

    My Boyfriend's ND told him to drink 5 cups of coffee a day to get the benefits of coffee. If i did that i would have a mental breakdown but some are not negatively affected by caffeine.

  26. Hi…….I started taking now ashwagandha and now Adam multivitamin……….its causing constipation……what to do…..plz help.
    ….shall I stop taking it…

  27. They said that rice water also helps
    But then I saw this chemist saying that rice water is not good specially for your skin because it contains arsenic. Is that truth??

  28. I realized I literally don't breathe when I'm stressed or anxious. After periods of this "not breathing," I notice my hair loss accelerates. I've been doing deep breathing excercises and my hair loss has stopped. If anyone is like me and holds their breath or takes shallow breaths when they're stressed, remember to BREATHE!

  29. I can’t remember when I started following you as it’s been a long time! It’s great to watch someone evolve into greatness with so much passion and amazing information! Love what you do! Thank you. I will begin the process of growing back my hair with your recommendations!

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