Healthy Hair Growth after Nutritional Deficiencies

Are you eating a balanced diet? If not, you may be putting your hair at risk. When the body lacks particular vitamins, minerals or other components, it will ‘steal’ those nutrients from non-essential structures, such as hair and nails. The good news is hair loss caused by missing nutrients is easily treatable and temporary.


Top Hair Loss Issues for those with Nutritional Deficiencies

Below we address some common concerns regarding hair loss due to a nutritional deficiency and natural alternatives to healthy hair growth. If your question is not addressed, feel free to contact one of our experts by clicking to the left.

Can poor nutrition or a vitamin, mineral or other nutrient deficiency cause hair loss?
How do I know that my hair loss is caused by a nutritional deficiency?
Is hair loss caused by poor diet and malnutrition reversible?
What nutrients and vitamins are essential for healthy hair growth?


Natural Remedies for Nutritional Deficiency Hair Loss

Try these natural remedies to help reverse hair loss, prevent future hair loss and encourage healthy hair growth. It is important to consult your physician before pursuing these alternatives.


Massage your scalp with rosemary oil.

Rosemary essential oil has been traditionally used to increase circulation to the scalp, stimulate hair follicles and promote new hair growth. Add rosemary oil to your daily shampoo or conditioner and massage into your scalp. Use one drop of oil for every four ounces of shampoo or conditioner. You may also add two drops of rosemary oil to one ounce of jojoba oil. Rub into the scalp for three minutes in the morning before showering.



Exercise has several benefits – the least of which is healthy hair! An intense cardio is a great way to rid the body of toxins. This has a direct impact on your sebum, an oily, conditioning substance secreted by skin glands that helps prevent hair from drying out. Stretching helps maintain healthier hair by allowing blood to circulate more easily to the scalp. This increased blood flow provides essential oxygen and nutrients to our hair cells, without which they can't thrive. Yoga, pilates and inverted poses or backbends increase the amount of blood that circulates to the scalp. Not only does the scalp receive oxygen from increased blood flow, but you can relieve neck and back tension, which also benefits hair as tight muscles can stagnate blood flow. Finally, since stress can cause unexpected hair loss, it's important to stay active to reduce stress levels and prevent thinning hair.


Try raspberry ketones.

Some consider raspberries a superfood because of its ketones. People often credit their weight loss success and an improved sense of well-being from taking a raspberry ketone supplement regularly. A study completed in 2008 showed that putting raspberry ketone lotion on the scalp can also promote hair growth. Half of the participants in the hair loss study were able to grow their hair within weeks as a result of taking the supplement.


Mix up these commonly used home hair treatments.

Onion juice is an excellent way to maintain the health of your hair. You can apply this to the scalp. It will also encourage new hair growth.

Condition your hair with henna, or mehendi, to add strength to your hair. Prepare a conditioner with a cup of henna powder, the yolk of one egg and enough coconut milk to get a paste-like consistency. Apply this to your hair and leave it for about four hours.

Cut a red onion in half, add four cloves of garlic and two cinnamon sticks. Put everything in a pot and bring to a boil for 15 minutes. Rinse hair with this infusion for four days in a row.

Cut three aloe vera leaves and scrape off the gel. Mix the gel with honey, and apply it to the scalp. Let it work for 20 minutes and rinse.

When cooking potatoes do not throw away the water. Let it cool, and rinse your hair with it. This rinse accelerates hair growth.

Mix 1 egg, 1 trickle of olive oil, 2 tablespoons honey. Apply to the scalp with a vigorous massage. Cover the head with a towel for 30 minutes. Wash normally.

Use hot oil massages, which improve the circulation of blood in the scalp and make your hair grow faster. Coconut oil should be applied to the hair for at least an hour so that it is absorbed properly and then washed off.



Supplement with Hair Essentials™.

With any hair loss condition, it is also important to eat a balanced, healthy diet, manage the stress in your life, get quality sleep each night, and reduce exposure to environmental toxins. You may also consider supplementing this lifestyle with Hair Essentials, which can improve hair’s growth rate, strength and vitality. The more than 20 all-natural ingredients are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream and go straight to the scalp where they work in combination to:

  • Stimulate inactive hair follicles
  • Reduce scalp inflammation which can lead to hair loss
  • Encourage hormones responsible for hair growth to stay in balance
  • Regulate the time hair remains in the dormant stage
  • Provide vital nutrients for the structural development of healthy hair
  • Protect hair follicle cells against oxidative stress and damage
  • Seed follicles with the nutrients they need for new hair growth