Natural treatments for alopecia – coconut oil, jojoba oil and kalonji oil

Natural cures for alopecia in men

As men are getting older, they are having increased chances to suffer from alopecia[1]. Alopecia is also known as male pattern baldness. It is a known fact that as men reach the age of 20, they may experience a noticeable thinning of their hair which is usually happening around the crown of the head.

There are some men who have alopecia which is inherited from their family. But you should know that the male pattern of baldness itself is not hereditary. There are some doctors who are saying that the male pattern of baldness is happening when a man is genetically sensitive and intolerant to androgenic hormone or scientifically known as DHT (dihydrotestosterone).

This is a hereditary condition and because of it the androgenic hormones appear as toxins on the hair follicle of the affected person and it leads to hair loss. This hair loss will eventually lead to baldness in a normal part of the aging process and this is not considered a harmful condition. The male pattern of baldness is often associated with a combination of hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. This condition is affecting the self–esteem of males. This is a reason why many males are never getting tired of finding both natural and medical remedies. You need to talk with your doctor before you start using some of the below-mentioned home remedies.

Alopecia home remedies

Thyroid health

People who suffer from hypothyroidism should increase their iodine levels by adding sea vegetables (such as wakame, kombu, nori and kelp) to their diet. These foods are not easy to get which depends on the place where you live but if you have access to them, then you should eat them on a regular basis because it can help you to increase your hormone production. One of the biggest causes of hair loss is hormonal imbalances. This is a reason why you should maintain proper hormonal activity. It will help your hair to look great as you are getting older but also when you are young.

Aloe Vera

We use Aloe Vera for many different ailments. If you are a male who suffers from alopecia, then you can use Aloe Vera as your natural treatment for alopecia. You should apply either an organic version of Aloe Vera gel bought from the store or fresh Aloe Vera gel on your scalp and in between the hair strands. You should let it stay there for fifteen to twenty minutes. You should rinse your hair as usual. You should do this natural treatment 2 or 3 times a week. When you are applying Aloe Vera paste on your scalp, then it can remove the dryness and it can help to maintain its pH levels. This will enhance hair growth. [2]

Avoid smoking

It is known that when you are smoking cigarettes, then it reduces the amount of blood flow that flows to the scalp and this can cause a reduction in hair growth.

Keep yourself hydrated

There are some studies in which is said that our hair shaft compromises ¼ water so this is a reason why it is very important to drink at least 4 – 8 cups of water per day. This will help you to stay hydrated and it will help you to have proper growth of healthy hair.

Biotin boost

This (biotin) is a type of intestinal bacteria which can help to increase hair growth. Brown rice and nuts are foods that have biotin. You should add them to your daily diet because they can help to improve hair growth. [3,4]

Reducing red meat intake

It is a known fact that one of the major causes of hair loss is the sebum that is blocking the hair follicles and pores. But also there are some studies in which are shown a positive connection between the animal fat intake and the increase in the sebum production. This might mean that when you cut down your red meat intake, then it will help you to lower the sebum level and allow unhindered hair growth. [5]


This natural cure has many health benefits. It is loaded with beneficial nutrients such as potassium and other enzymes which can help to promote hair growth and to prevent dandruff. It is known that dandruff can clog the hair follicles and the pores so this is making the hair growth impossible. Vinegar is eliminating the dandruff problem which means that it allows hair follicles to regrow the hair.

Black pepper

You should mix a few teaspoons of black pepper with a few ounces of yogurt. This is a very effective home remedy for your hair.

You should mix these ingredients and then rub them on your hair as you are doing with a normal shampoo. You should rinse it after a few minutes and then you should wash it using a mild shampoo.

Antioxidant potential

There are some vegetables and fruits which are rich in antioxidants. They are defense mechanisms of the body against the free radicals. There are some diseases and conditions which are caused by the free radicals and they can include premature aging and death of the skin cells which are included those of the scalp. This is a reason why you can apply vegetables and fruits such as lemon juice, orange juice, avocados, bananas, and honey to your hair, used in the form of a short wash. Also, these various pulps can quickly boost your hair growth. [6]

Egg wash

There are many studies in which are said that many different foods that we add to our daily diet can aid in hair growth and hair care. But there are not a lot of people who know that there are many foods which can enhance hair growth when they are applied topically. Eggs are rich in protein which can help your hair to be strong and thick. You should whisk a few eggs and make a paste of them. Rub this paste through your hair and you should let it stay there for a few minutes before you wash it off. This is one of the best ways in which you can add protein to your hair and you will notice that your hair will be healthier with increased volume and better shine.

Natural cures for alopecia in men

Coconut milk

This type of milk is rich in vitamins and nutrients which are very important for hair growth. Also, this alopecia natural cure can keep your hair follicles and hair healthy and it can help you to retain the hair which you have while at the same time it will aid in the hair growth. You can apply both coconut milk and coconut oil to the scalp topically or you can consume them in the form of drink and food. You can get the benefits in both ways.

Scalp massage

One of the biggest causes of hair loss in men is a lack of blood circulation in the head and scalp massage can help it. Blood brings oxygen to the hair follicles which are very important for maintaining and stimulating hair growth. This is a reason why a regular scalp massage can help to keep the circulation high and it can bring those important elements to the scalp. Also when you are regularly massaging the bald areas can result in hair growth which ultimately cures baldness.

Garlic juice, onion juice, or ginger juice

You should rub one of the mentioned juices on your scalp. Let it stay there throughout the night and then wash it out in the morning. You should do this natural treatment on regular basis for a period of one week to see improvements in your condition. [4]

Physical activity

You should make time for physical activity every day. You should bike, walk or swim for thirty minutes. This can help to balance the hormone levels and it can reduce the stress levels besides reducing the hair fall.

Jojoba oil

This home remedy is very effective for treating baldness which is non – hereditary. Jojoba oil closely resembles the naturally produced oil by the skin and it is easily absorbed. It has high amounts of Vitamin E which can take away the oxidative stress that is resulting in hair loss and baldness.

You should take a few teaspoons of jojoba oil and massage them directly on the scalp for a few minutes. You should let it stay there for three to four hours before you rinse it off. You should do this alopecia natural treatment 2 or 3 times a week. [4]

Kalonji oil

This oil is also known as black seed oil. In the Unani medicine, it is often prescribed to treat bald spots and hair loss. It can strengthen the hair follicles and regenerates them which is leading to fresh hair growth.

You should mix 2 tablespoons of virgin olive oil and one tablespoon of kalonji oil. Apply this mixture to your scalp. Massage for a few minutes and let it stay there for fifteen minutes. You should rinse it off using a mild shampoo. You should do this alopecia natural treatment every alternate day. [7]


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[4] Hosking A-M, Juhasz M, Atanaskova MN. Complementary and alternative treatments for alopecia: A comprehensive review. Skin Appendage Disorders. 2019;5:72-89.

[5] Guo EL, Katta R. Diet and hair loss: effects of nutrient deficiency and supplement use. Dermatology Practical & Conceptual. 2017;7(1):1-10.

[6] Beoy LA, Woei WJ, Hay YK. Effects of tocotrienol supplementation on hair growth in human volunteers. Tropical Life Sciences Research. 2010;21(2):91-99.

[7] Eid AM, Elmarzugi NA, Abu Ayyash LM, et al. A review on the cosmeceutical and external applications of Nigella sativa. Journal of Tropical Medicine. 2017;2017:7092514.


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