home remedies for hair fall and regrowth- by dr.sanaz

Home remedies for hair fall and regrowth

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Hair loss is a significant concern for many men and women. Hair is one of the essential factors of facial beauty. Having beautiful and thick hair, in addition to making your face warm and friendly, makes you look younger and younger.

Hair loss can happen in both men and women; this complication is more common in men than in women.

To prevent and treat this problem, many ways are usually suggested. These treatments can be chemical, traditional, and home. This article from drhealthandbeauty will highlight the causes of hair loss, ways to help it grow again, home remedies, etc.

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Causes of hair loss

  • What are the main causes of hair loss?

It is normal to lose 100 strands of hair daily, but if this amount multiplies at once, you should check the cause and, in addition to trying to fix it, deal with the best hair loss treatment. 

One of the most common causes of hair loss is heredity, which is more common in men than women. In the following, we will briefly discuss other factors:

    • Stress:

Mental and physical stress can be one of the common causes of hair loss; if you have insufficient sleep, have undergone surgery for any reason, or have recently contracted a disease that caused a high fever in you, hair loss Your hair is not far off.

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    • Chemotherapy:

One of the chemotherapy’s most common side effects is hair loss. This treatment method is usually used to control all types of cancer, but it seriously affects the amount of hair loss.

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    • Damage to the hair bulb:

Using incorrect methods of keeping and tying the hair, such as pulling the hair back or using a hair straightener for a long time, can cause hair damage and loss.

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    • Age:

Age is essential in reducing hair growth, thinning and fragility, and loss.

    • Improper diet:

If you do not consume enough protein and iron, you will naturally experience hair loss.


    • Thyroid diseases:

Both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can adversely affect your hair and cause your hair to fall out.

This problem is more common in children and causes hair loss at a young age.

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Will shed hair grow back?

The definitive treatment of hair loss depends on its causes; for example, if your hair loss is hereditary, you should not expect your hair to be exactly as it was before using treatment methods; usually, in such cases, the treatment can only partially restore the hair.

It restores you and prevents further hair loss. Suppose the cause of your hair loss is due to some diseases such as thyroid diseases, use of certain drugs or stress, etc., usually after solving the problem. In that case, your hair will return to its original state, but after solving the cause of hair loss, the result If you do not get what you want, it is better to use different available treatments.

These treatments can be homemade and use natural and herbal products, or they can be achieved by using chemical drugs; in some cases, methods such as hair bulb implantation are used to remove baldness caused by hereditary hair loss.

It is better to use less dangerous methods first when choosing the type of treatment and then try other procedures under the supervision of a doctor.

Related: “ The Scientific Facts About Mesotherapy For Hair Growth


Using traditional medicine to treat hair loss

Home remedies for hair loss are rooted in traditional medicine. In this treatment method, plants and natural products are usually used in combination or separately. The use of various vegetable oils, various masks, and extracts of various plants are widely used in this treatment method. 

This treatment method is usually inexpensive and accessible and has few side effects. Of course, due to using natural materials, the treatment duration is longer than other methods and requires patience. In the following, we will mention some of these treatment methods:

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  • Use milk and a barley mask.

Milk contains protein and fats needed by the skin, and oats are rich in B vitamins, the combination of milk and oats can stop your hair loss. For this purpose, you can combine one tablespoon of almond oil with three tablespoons of milk and one tablespoon of barley flour and apply the resulting paste to your scalp and let it stay on your scalp for ten minutes and then rinse with plenty of water and shampoo.

Research has shown that the protein in milk can heal the itchy scalp.

  • Use egg yolk

Egg yolk contains large amounts of vitamins that are suitable for hair regrowth, so it can help treat hair loss; For this purpose, separate the egg yolk from its white and apply it on your scalp and let it remain for 20 minutes, then wash your hair with lukewarm water and dry it. You can use this home remedy twice a week.

Related: “Regrowth of hair with the help of traditional medicine and special herbs.”

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The most potent hair regrowth solution

If you have severe hair loss or are in a hurry to treat it and do not have enough patience to treat it with traditional medicine, you can use chemical drugs. The minoxidil solution is one of the most robust solutions that greatly help hair loss treatment. This solution is one of the oldest anti-hair loss drugs that can stimulate the hair follicle and cause hair regrowth.

Minoxidil tablets were initially prescribed to treat high blood pressure because this drug dilates blood vessels. However, this drug also caused hair growth in users, and this complication encouraged scientists to use minoxidil solution for hair regrowth.

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Minoxidil solution increases the blood supply to the hair’s roots, which causes more nutrients and oxygen to reach the hair and leads to the strengthening and regrowth of the hair. Also, it is better to use this medicine in the parts of the head with weak and thin hair.

One of the disadvantages of using minoxidil is that if you stop using it, hair loss will return; 

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Which vitamin is for hair fall?

It is important to note that a deficiency in specific vitamins, such as vitamin C, may lead to hair loss or slow down hair growth.

Vitamin C produces collagen, a crucial component of hair strands. A diet lacking vitamin C may affect healthy hair growth and the structure of hair strands, leading to hair loss.

Related: “How To Increase Collagen In Face Skin Naturally?”

In addition to vitamin C, other vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin D, potassium, magnesium, and zinc, also play significant roles in maintaining healthy hair.

Vitamin B12 is vital for healthy hair regrowth and can help to prevent hair loss.

It is required to produce red blood cells, which carry oxygen and nutrients to every body part, including the hair follicles.

A deficiency in vitamin B12 can lead to hair loss and brittle hair.

It is essential to include B12-rich foods, such as fortified cereals or supplements containing B12, in your diet to maintain healthy hair.

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When I wash my hair, do I lose hair?

Hair shedding is an ordinary and necessary process when old hair follicles make way for new ones. Losing between 50 and 100 strands of hair daily is typical, mainly during the hair wash or brushing.

How to make hair thicker?

There are several ways to make hair thicker:

  1. A diet rich in vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin B12 and protein, can help promote healthy hair growth.
  2.  Regular exercise can improve blood circulation and stimulate hair growth.
  3. A deep conditioner or hot oil treatment can help add moisture and nourishment to the hair, making it look and feel thicker.
  4. Avoiding heat styling and using heat protection products can prevent damage and breakage, which can contribute to thinning hair.
  5. Limit chemical treatments, such as dyes and bleach, which can damage hair making it more prone to breakage and thinning.
  6.  Getting enough regular sleep and managing stress can also help promote thicker hair.


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Today, it is easy to treat hair loss and help regrowth by using various treatment methods. The first step to treating this condition is to find its cause. In many cases, removing the cause or causes of hair loss can improve the condition by itself, but if this does not happen, traditional treatments, drugs, or even Hair transplant are used. Traditional treatments require more patience than treatment with chemical drugs; however, it is better to consult a dermatologist before starting any treatment.

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Author and specialist

Dr. Majid Zahrabi,


  • Board Certified Neurosurgeon
  • DHA certificate holder
  • Plantation certificate holder, France
  • Certified holder of Discogol, France
  • A pioneer in the non-surgical treatment of disc herniation in the Middle East and CIS countries.
  • Under the training and coaching of Professor Jacques Theron (founder of Discogel Therapy) since 2008
  • More than 400 successful cervical and 1300 lumbar discogel injections
  • Trained and certified several neurosurgeons and spine surgeons in the Middle East and CIS countries for the treatment of Discogel
  • Strong belief in patient-centered care planning and participation
  • Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Imam Khomeini and Amir Mazandarani Hospital, Sari, Iran, with more than 430 surgeries annually, 2000-2011
  • Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Farmaniyeh, Nikan and Yas Sepid Hospital, Tehran, Iran, with more than 400 surgeries annually, 2011-2012
  • Neurosurgeon at Iranian Hospital, Dubai, 2022-2023
  • Since 2015, he has been working as a reference doctor for the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with Discogel and has trained many doctors of spine-related specialties in various countries of the Middle East and CIS in person/practically and online.



  • Individual training sessions under the direct supervision of Professor Jacques Theron in Discogel treatment, 2008-2020
  • Training sessions under the supervision of Professor Thierry Boye on spinal implants, 2007
  • Participation and presentation in several national and international medical and neuro-spinal conferences
  • Board certificate by Iran Neurosurgery Board, 2001
  • Neurosurgery assistant training course, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, 1996-2001 (In 2001, he graduated from Isfahan University of Medical Sciences with the first rank in the country.
  • His thesis the titled:The Application of human amniotic membrane in repair of dura matter in dogs.” ( It was happening for the first time in the world. )
  • General medical education, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran, 1984-1993


Published books:

  • CT scan of the brain for doctors
  • Etiology and treatment of painful spine disorders
  • Atlas of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of spine disorders
  • The most common mistakes in the treatment of spinal disorders
  • Reading brain CT scan in simple language (3rd place in the book of the year)
  • Treatment of head and spine injuries

Publications and articles:

  • Bacteriostatic and bactericidal effects of DISCOGEL® (https://www.researchgate.net/)
  • Muscle recovery, reduction of pain, and improvement of movement strategies in patients with lumbar discopathy after injection of Discogel.
  • The article on the initial results of the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with discogel injection, which won the second-best poster rank at the Pan Arab International Congress of Interventional Radiology (March 14-16, 2015) and was accepted for presentation at the Chicago Pain Congress.
  • The use of human amniotic membrane in dura mater repair in dogs, a study for the first time in the world.



  • Annual Congress of Physiotherapists of Iran, 2019
  • Chicago International Pain Congress, 2019
  • Iran International Pain Management Congress, 2018
  • Annual Congress of Physiotherapists of Iran, 2018
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Armenia for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2017
  • First Live Workshop and Seminar on Minimally Invasive Disc Therapy (DISCON), 2017
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Azerbaijan for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2016
  • Seminar of Iranian official managers, 2016
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Tajikistan for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2016
  • International Neurological Intervention Congress in Iran, 2014
  • Educational seminar for nurses on treatment approaches for head and spine trauma, 2014
  • Educational seminar for general practitioners on treatment approaches for head and spine trauma, 2014
  • Speech at the Retraining Seminar for General Practitioners and Specialists in Dubai (Discon) in 2017
  • Speech in the internal retraining courses of Irani Hospital, Dubai
  • Holding lecture sessions and practical workshops on the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with discogel injection in Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Oman, and Armenia during the years 2015 to 2021.
  • Giving a lecture and holding a practical workshop for neurosurgeons in Vietnam at Ho Chi Minh City University in 2023

Dr. Majid Zohrabi started treating his patients in Dubai in 2022 and continues his activities in private medical centers in the UAE.