The Best Natural Remedies for Hair Growth

Although hair thinning can be alarming, there are a number of natural remedies that can supplement your routine to improve your hair and scalp health and slow down hair loss. These remedies are natural and safe, and many of them can be found right in your own kitchen or local supermarket.

While hair thinning can be caused by a number of factors, lifestyle and hormones are often at the core. Try some of these methods below to improve your hair growth.

  • Nutrition: It is important to eat a balanced diet to promote scalp health and hair growth. A poor diet can lead to thin, brittle hair that breaks and sheds easily as well as poor hair follicles that grow slowly or not at all. The most important nutrients to add to your diet include protein, B vitamins, beta-carotene, and good fats. You can find these vitamins and minerals in foods like meat, fish, nuts, and vegetables, especially dark green leafy vegetables like spinach. Try incorporating a steak and spinach salad full of meat, veggies, berries, and nuts into your weekly meal prep to boost nutrients and hair growth.
  • Supplements: Taking multivitamins and other supplements is another option for addressing deficiencies in your food intake. The best vitamins for promoting healthy hair growth include vitamin A, vitamin B12, and biotin, all of which are in our Activating Serum formula.
  • Stress: Many people find that they begin to lose their hair at an alarming rate after developing an anxiety or stress disorder. Finding ways to reduce or manage your stress can curb your hair loss problem, so consider adding meditation, yoga, or a relaxing bath to your weekly self-care routine.
  • Shade: UV rays are an often overlooked cause of hair loss. Contrary to the myth that wearing a hat will cause hair loss, many experts believe wearing a hat can prevent thinning strands. Too much sun can thin the skin on your scalp, weakening your hair follicles and making them prone to slower growth and producing brittle, breakable hair.

Ultimately, one of the best things you can do to reduce hair loss is to make sure you wash and exfoliate your hair and scalp on a regular basis. Excess dirt and oil can clog your skin pores, slowing hair growth.

Kathy Watson

Over her 10-year career as a journalist, Kathy has worked as a columnist and reporter for both print magazines and digital publications. She started as a beat reporter for her college newspaper covering biosciences and general science. Kathy holds a B.A. in political science. Reviewed by Collective Laboratories' Medical Advisory Board

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