Can Coconut Oil Regrow Hair

Hair seems to be one of those things that most guys take pride in. But what can a man do if his hair is starting to fall out or has fallen out to a certain degree? You will find a lot of natural hair remedies. The natural remedies are safe and risk free. If they do not work for you, you do not have anything to lose because it would not do any further harm to your hair.

1. Massaging the hair and scalp with oil is said to be the best natural remedy for regrowing thinning hair. For hair massage, you can either use olive oil or a mixture of rosemary and jojoba oils. Other than this, even almond, castor and coconut oil are said to be good for hair. Before applying the oil, heat it first and then directly apply on the scalp, gradually moving towards the hair. To ensure hair regrowth, massage your scalp vigorously, especially on the areas where you are experiencing hair loss. It will be good if you can leave the oil on your hair for the whole night. However, if this is not possible, apply the oil and let it stay for half an hour to one hour, before you wash it off with a good shampoo and conditioner. Hair oil massage should be done at least three times a week to achieve best results.

2. India has produced some very interesting hair loss remedies, many of which involve nuts, berries, leaves and eggs. For instance, taking the uncooked yolk of one egg and massaging it into your scalp is known to help hair loss. Keep the yolk on your scalp for about an hour before you wash it off. The healing qualities found in the egg are said to stimulate the hair follicles and recharge hair growth. Another treatment involves applying castor oil to the scalp and roots of the remaining hair. Do not put the castor oil on the hair itself, just the root and the scalp. Wrap a cloth or newspaper around your head and leave it on throughout the night. Wash it off when you wake up in the morning.

3. Men can benefit from various remedies aimed to treat the thinning of their hair. Two of such remedies you can probably find the ingredients to right in your kitchen are honey and lemon juice. They seem to work wonders for the growth of men's hair when used together.

Massaging a mixture of the two together into the scalp and washing away a half hour later helps to not only treat dandruff which can lead to severe hair loss, but it also cures excessive dryness of the hair and prevents further loss.

4. Nutritional deficiency can lead to hair thinning and slows or even stops regrowth. Iron, vitamins, and minerals promote healthy hair growth and without them, the hair can weaken and the hair follicles may become damaged which can lead to hair loss. Eating healthy and staying well hydrated is important to healing the hair and scalp back to health. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day will keep your body nicely hydrated. A word of caution about excessive vitamins intake: certain vitamins, such as Vitamin A, if taken more than the recommended daily intake can cause hair loss as well as other health risks. For instance, if you are taking Vitamin A supplement, the recommended daily intake should not exceed 5,000 IU daily for adults. The best approach is to spread the foods you eat in good proportions. Your health physician can better assess your overall nutritional deficiencies and recommend the right vitamins and diet plan.

5. In your endeavor of how to naturally regrow lost hair, you can also try some home remedies that have been proved to be quite effective. One such method is to use the mixture of cinnamon and honey on your hair. Take cinnamon in a mixing bowl, add honey to it and mix them with olive oil to make a paste. Apply this paste on the entire hair, including on the scalp and rinse it off after fifteen minutes with shampoo. Another natural method of regrowing lost hair is by using aloe vera gel on the scalp directly. Drinking aloe vera juice is also said to help in the regrowth of lost hair. Rubbing the scalp with onion or garlic is also believed to be a good home remedy to regrow thinning hair naturally.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    how good is coconut oil for ur hair?
    im half indian,and my hair is just recovering from split ends.I had hair about 6 inches below my shoulders and i had to cut off all of it because of split ends.Im trying different oil moisturizer products so it can regrow healthy.ive tried them all i think so now im using natural coconut oil.

    How good is it?
    Will it cause breakage or more split ends?
    i use it every morning when i comb my hair

    • ANSWER:
      Read the bottle it says it work good and protects your hair. I use it but i dont every morning or my hair will get too greasy. I think it works good for my frizzy/curly hair.
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AgPwNm24Fb9RZL1OEsZBtkzsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080513184556AAzOgpE

  2. QUESTION:
    How can I grow new hair naturally?
    How can I grow new hair naturally.

    I am a teen and having a bit of Alopecia, and I want to regrow my hair back, I'm now using Coconut oil, it works better as a moisturizer, conditioner, and smooth the hair, but the less amount of hair on my head is annoying, so please say me what is the solution,

    Which oil does it. Olive, Amla, Almond, Onion Juice. Guide me the uses also.

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  3. QUESTION:
    Some of my hair is thinning and my hair line is receding, is this a sign that im going bald?
    Hi im 17 years old
    im a male and losing allot of hair, especially when washing my hair or even itching it.
    My hair line is getting higher, the top part of my hair is getting thinner. I can see my scalp at the top of my head. Ive been losing hair since i was 10 years old due to over dose use of hair gel. Am i going bald?
    I heard Olive oil and Coconut oil treats hair loss, and simulates hair growth?
    Would this prevent my hair loss and regrow my lost hair?

    • ANSWER:
      Olive oil or coconut oil is another form of moisturizing your damaged hair.
      Find the 'cause' before you can find the solution, then eliminate them. Your hair will improve. Remember, whatever it was that caused them to fall out in the first place, it took years to get in your system, it will takes years to flush them down, so don't expect miracles overnight.

      So many reasons why you have hair loss:

      Supplements, steroids, hereditary, hair dyes perming, straightening, diet, having babies (yes I read once it happened to her), stress, medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, anti-acne, and too much of everything. Add to that the 7,000 + toxic found in your home, plus pollution found outdoors. Your hair is crying for help!
      When your teeth falls or get cavities, do you blame the toothpaste?

      When your hair is crying for help, that's when it's too late to do anything about it, and hair products can not reverse the problem.

      They also say you normally lose 100-200 hair a day, but I don't. I lose about 7-8 every time I brush it, so that's about 100 per week, give or take. About 23-25 if I shampooed my hair.

      The majority of hair problems here are from girls in their 30s, asking how to care for their damaged hair, what product to make their hair grow, why their hair falls out, and why their shampoo or conditioner don't work. Women between 60-80 have that same problem, but it took them years to get there. And those same 30 & under girls are giving advice here? Now, I'm answering more problems re: hair fall or hair not growing from girls under 15. Go figure!

      Even the cheapest shampoo can do magic for your hair, so it must be what you're doing AFTER you wash it. Shampoos and vitamins might make your hair look and feel healthier, but they won’t put more hairs on your head.

      According Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Americans spent an estimated 6 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.

      Source(s):
      Hair DX
      I know hair. I am in my early 60's, and I've been having menopause, and I am not experimenting hair loss, for those who said I don't know what I'm talking about when it comes to hair. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy long hair. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing. What you see on my profile is what I have now. It's as thick as when I'm in my teens.
      Stress, seldom. I went through stress when both parents died, plus sister taking me to court & selling the house, on my own and still no hair loss here!

  4. QUESTION:
    Can you restore thinned/little bit of lost hair?
    So, I am a very natural person, not so much a fan of pills unless I ABSOLUTELY HAVE to take them! lol.

    I have been hearing SO many opposite viewpoints about certain vitamins and brushes, and ways to brush your hair, and ointments to put on your hari that could potentially help your hair regrow thicker and sprout new baby hairs where it was lost (I am a 20 y/o guy that has a fine head of hair except the front i have a little bit of thinning and a little bit of a receding hairline. Weirdly enough, it's SUPER thick on the crown, so I dunno!)

    Do you have any thoughts? Again, I like and tend to believe that herbal remedies and such are probably the safest and best. Like tee tree oil. Will that help? Coconut oil? Any other thoughts?

    Thank you!

    Actually...I thought about it the other day (sorry for this rambling hooplah.) The companies that give you hair transplants can't really endorse anything else because if they did they'd go out of business. So I wonder if there are better alternatives that they can't really tell you about, since to them it'd be bad business?

    • ANSWER:
      95% of mens hair loss is caused by DHT. DHT is also the thing that causes body hair to grow. If you notice your body hair starting to grow then your hair loss might get worse. You should start taking a herb called saw palmetto. Saw palmetto prevents the formation of DHT and will save and most likely allow your hair to grow back.

  5. QUESTION:
    Can you restore a little bit of thinning hair?
    So, I am a very natural person, not so much a fan of pills unless I ABSOLUTELY HAVE to take them! lol.

    I have been hearing SO many opposite viewpoints about certain vitamins and brushes, and ways to brush your hair, and ointments to put on your hari that could potentially help your hair regrow thicker and sprout new baby hairs where it was lost (I am a 20 y/o guy that has a fine head of hair except the front i have a little bit of thinning and a little bit of a receding hairline. Weirdly enough, it's SUPER thick on the crown, so I dunno!)

    Do you have any thoughts? Again, I like and tend to believe that herbal remedies and such are probably the safest and best. Like tee tree oil. Will that help? Coconut oil? Any other thoughts?

    Thank you!

    Actually...I thought about it the other day (sorry for this rambling hooplah.) The companies that give you hair transplants can't really endorse anything else because if they did they'd go out of business. So I wonder if there are better alternatives that they can't really tell you about, since to them it'd be bad business?
    @ rawr ben: haha just last night i switched to baby shampoo. whole new feeling of fresh :)
    let's see if the mildness and less chemicals have impacts!

    • ANSWER:
      I have a similar problem.

      What I have done is simply switched to baby shampoo. It is much less hair on my hair, and has seemed to help it out in the past couple months.

      I am sure there are more, bigger, and costlier things you can do, but I have found this to be at least a small stepping stone that is easy and cheap.

  6. QUESTION:
    seeking professional hair sylist advice please help?
    I just feel like crying! My hair was overbleached when getting blond hghlights. The whole top layer of my hair was burned off and came out in the foils. I have highlighted my hair for over ten years and always kept it healthy because I had a great stylist who knew my hair and knew how to handle it. I went to someone new when I came to visit my parents. My hair is so damaged and I got it cut two inches and then again another inch. I dont want to keep cutting it because I love to have long hair. How can I regrow it? I know it takes time but what can I do to keep the hair I have healthy. What is the best protein treatment/conditioner ? Should I use almond, coconut and olive oil on my hair or my scalp? I read that the oil is good for the hair. It really makes me feel ugly every day now that my hair is ruined, I always wear it in a bun because of the split ends and how it looks. Please help to get it back to normal or at least on the way back to normal. Thanks for you help

    • ANSWER:
      you need to get a hardcore reconditioner.

      Redken Extreme - CAT and Anti-Snap
      - these to products are amazing together. The CAT treatment you spray on towel dried hair, leave it in for 5 - 10 minutes and then rinse it out. Anti-Snap you put in after you get out of the shower and style as you usually would

      Aquage Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner
      - AMAZING. They strengthen the hair, you'll notice a difference within the first week. They smell great AND they protect color all in one shampoo.

      Scruples ER
      - is a very thick reconditioner. You wash your hair and you can leave it on 5 minutes or all day, it really gets into your hair shaft and helps not only maintain the protein and disulfide bonds that your hair has left but helps those bonds to create new ones.

      Also if you can, find a salon with a good reputation and someone that's been there awhile and go in once a week or once every two weeks for reconditioning treatments as well as doing them at home.

  7. QUESTION:
    hair loss at fourteen?
    I've lost a lot of hair because of trichotillomania and straightening. I obsessively straightened my hair for 2 years without hair protection spray and it's shocking how much hair I've lost. I'm definitely paying the price. for the past 3 months I've been putting coconut oil once a week and leaving it in overnight, using hair protection spray whenever I straighten, not using a hairdryer at all, straightening a LOT less- like once a week. also for a few weeks I've been eating 10-20 almonds a day for protein etc. I'm really upset about this so please can you suggest how I can regrow all that back? im a patient person so don't expect overnight results but any advice is greatly appreciated. also, if you can, can you give me tips on managing trichotillomania?

    • ANSWER:
      If you ALREADY knew the 'cause', then why do you continue to use hair straightening? Did you want your hair to grow or not?

      There are more hair oil on the shelf now, than 30-40 years ago, and it's because it is a billion dollar business! There are more hair loss now, too, than 30-40 years ago! They hair industry also do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss due to 'abuse'. Hair straightening, you've found that out, is another form of abuse. Heat protectant doesn't protect hair 100%. Like sunscreen, you still get sunburned. Same with hair.

      There are many hair oil brand out there, man-made oil, none is better than the other. It can very well even harm your hair, even causes hair loss, since you don't know exactly what kind of oil they say it is. In the lab, they add other ingredients that can prevent from spoiling.
      Read the labels if they state that it contains: "one or more of the following: Cod, English Whiting, Shark."

      It does NOT make hair grow, it does not make hair thicker, it does help keep the hair moisturized, that's about all it does. Anything else they say on the label, it is to attract your attention. It is a billion dollar business and they do not give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss due to 'abuse'.
      The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Maharashtra is ready to go on record saying that most manufacturers in the Rs 3,000-crore Indian cosmetics industry are rampantly misleading consumers with tall claims. This affliction goes beyond hair oils. FDA has found that from face creams to soaps and other items of personal care, cosmetics companies are taking the general public for a ride. The industry, of course, sees the whole issue differently.

      Washing less often, builds the natural oil your hair needs, to get them smoother, shinier, silkier, softer. Man-made products are just temporary, until you wash them again, and at the same time washing off the natural oil your hair NEEDS.

      Shampoos are meant for cleaning hair, eating is for growing and you can't speed up time, nor can you speed 'perfection.' "If you have no patience, you have no right growing long hair." ~ Hair expert of the 80's.

      Save your money instead of buying hair growth products or supplements. Vogue Dec. 2010, Vogue Feb. 2011 issue has a section on biotin, supplements, fish oil, etc. . Fish oil for example: Read the labels if they state that it contains: "one or more of the following: Cod, English Whiting, Shark."

      The FDA don't even approve of them. Because of inadequate quality control and inspection, supplements contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, or prescription drugs have been sold to unsuspecting consumers. And FDA rules covering manufacturing quality don’t apply to the companies that supply herbs, vitamins, and other raw ingredients.
      Beginning in February 2008, they experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, hair loss, lung problems, and fingernails and toenails that fell off. FDA has received numerous reports of harm associated with the use of these products, including stroke, liver injury, kidney failure, heart palpitations, and death. 3-15-11

      Google: MSN "Vitamins Can Do More Harm Than Good."
      According Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Americans spent an estimated 6 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.

      CNN, Slate, Consumer Reports, MSN, YAHOO have posted them online for years how people spend billion per year on vitamins and supplements.  According to Everyday Health, here's an article that will tell you why . . . those PRODUCTS by any other name do NOT WORK.  It is false advertisements.

      Best advice from Hollywood's well known hairstylist in the 80's once said: "Keep foods in your mouth and hair products on your hair."

      If you've straightened your hair in the past, it may grow slowly or none at all.
      Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair" - the website had moved, type it in.

      Growing healthy hair doesn't come from a bottle or pills and hair products do not speed hair growth. Any hair oil, is another form to keep hair moisturized, nothing more. If you're in HS, your hair & nails should be growing normally, and as healthily as possible, since you're eating healthy foods. But when hair isn't growing as fast, it's because they've been tempered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . .

      Best answer comes from people with Avatars, showing their healthy shiny, soft, silky, smooth hair.

  8. QUESTION:
    hair loss please help me?
    I obsessively straightened my hair for 2 years without hair protection spray and it's shocking how much hair I've lost. I'm definitely paying the price. for the past 3 months I've been putting coconut oil once a week and leaving it in overnight, using hair protection spray whenever I straighten, not using a hairdryer at all, straightening a LOT less- like once a week. also for a few weeks I've been eating 10-20 almonds a day for protein etc. I'm really upset about this so please can you suggest how I can regrow all that back? im a patient person so don't expect overnight results but any advice is greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      A MAIN CAUSE OF LOSS IS SHAMPOOS (and other harmful products we use). An alarming number have countless hair, scalp and even health harming harsh and toxic ingredients. Those recommended in the other answers have been found to be seriously hair and scalp harming.
      See this site "Skin Deep Database" ( "Skin deep Database: A Feelgood Resource" tells you how best to use the Database) and "Not Just a Pretty Face." In the Database search box enter "Shampoos* " (the asterisk is IMPORTANT) and you will see which are the most harmful and others which are safer or only minimally harming. Then do the same for conditioners, etc.

      Read this testimonial just emailed to me from: Mo Sratum(on Answers)
      Subject: HAIR LOSS! OMG!
      Message: Hi,
      "You may remember me, Mo Satrum, the guy with the constant questioning about the hair loss, well I've been doing it for 2 months now and it's working wonders! My hair loss increased the first few weeks but it gradually slowed down and my hair is gradually going back to normal as it were before. I was always told that hair loss was genetic and you could do nothing about it, but you've proved everyone wrong and even I had my doubts before starting your treatment but I cannot describe how much you've turned my life around! Thank you I don't know where I would be without you"

      In my teens I suffered severe loss. Then this natural, safe treatment stopped loss almost straight away and forced new growth.and completely regrew my hair. It has helped others on ANSWERS.

      TREATMENT: Massage olive or any pure, natural oil into scalp, Extra virgin olive, coconut and grape seed work well. Then brush vigorously preferably using a palm held brush with short natural boar bristles.(Quite stiff bristles is best) You can see them on Amazon - they are known as military brushes.

      Brush strongly so you feel it stimulating/irritating scalp. Do 90 /100 strokes each day at beginning building up to more and focus on where loss is. You may be apprehensive about irritating scalp - believe me I was too. But this is what will force new growth as it unplugs the blocked hair ducts that sometimes cause loss - they are the painful small itching spots.
      As you brush some shedding and breakage may occur at first but will quickly stop as brushing makes hair better anchored and stronger. New hairs will appear.and will be weak looking and sparse. Keep up the brushing and do not be concerned if brushing uproots them, as they WILL re-appear even stronger. Then no matter how much you brush they will not be uprooted

      My hair completely regrew on crown. Where receded at front regrowth was slower and sparse at first then each month it became denser. It demands perseverance week in/week out to get the same results. But the effort is truly worth it. I know I would have ended up as my grandfather, my father, my two younger brothers and an 18 year old nephew did - completely, or very nearly completely, bald. I truly know this treatment has disproved the genetics theory.

      SOURCE(S): Many years research, self experimentation using natural treatments for hair loss, regrowth and cures of skin, scalp and hair disorder

  9. QUESTION:
    I have read many, many answers to regrowing hair and stimulating scalp....?
    some say use almond, coconut, olive, lavendar oils etc on the scalp. Others say scalp massage every night stimulates the calp and hair roots. Others say eat plenty of spinach, greens, vegetables, lots of protein, alot of water, vitamins, get regular hair trims, dont over heat and dry hair, exercise more etcetc. My question is this, what am i doing WRONG?!! I am not losing hair but it still looks and feels thin every since a girl messed up my highlights with too much bleach and literally melted off the top layer. It has been over a year and a half. My scalp feels okay, she didn't burn it or anything as far as I can tell. Please give me professional advice only. I am desperate.

    • ANSWER:
      year and a half? that should be about 9 inches of growth. With all the oils and massage and vitamins you might get an extra inch or 2, but nothing is a magical cure, those promote healthy hairgrowth, not faster hairgrowth. if she didnt burn your scalp, then she didnt do any permanent damage. maybe it just your hair growth patterns changing convientiently after she fried your hair. have you gone through any hormonal changes? pregnancy or menopause can really change your hair growth patterns. maybe too much testosterone? that can cause baldness or hairloss especially on top of your head *male pattern balding*. check with a doctor or dermatologist to see if its hormone or health related. if not, just eat healthy, be active, and scrub yoru scalp really well in the shower, it stimulates blood flow to improve hair growth. you could try a scalp stimulating shampoo/conditioner like nioxin. it worked for me when i burned my hair off and fried my scalp from way too strong bleaching. my scalp was blistered and horribly sore/dry. nioxin has essential oils which make your scalp all cool and tingly and fresh and it really accellerated the healing and helped grow my hair back. once again, stimulating bloodflow to the scalp, it dialtes the capilaries which draw blood too your follicles, causing a greater flow of blood, maximizing hair production. it has about a 90% satisfaction rate, so its worth a try. sorry, i cant be more direct.

  10. QUESTION:
    Can you restore thinned/little bit of lost hair?
    So, I am a very natural person, not so much a fan of pills unless I ABSOLUTELY HAVE to take them! lol.

    I have been hearing SO many opposite viewpoints about certain vitamins and brushes, and ways to brush your hair, and ointments to put on your hari that could potentially help your hair regrow thicker and sprout new baby hairs where it was lost (I am a 20 y/o guy that has a fine head of hair except the front i have a little bit of thinning and a little bit of a receding hairline. Weirdly enough, it's SUPER thick on the crown, so I dunno!)

    Do you have any thoughts? Again, I like and tend to believe that herbal remedies and such are probably the safest and best. Like tee tree oil. Will that help? Coconut oil? Any other thoughts?

    Thank you!

    Actually...I thought about it the other day (sorry for this rambling hooplah.) The companies that give you hair transplants can't really endorse anything else because if they did they'd go out of business. So I wonder if there are better alternatives that they can't really tell you about, since to them it'd be bad business?

    • ANSWER:
      No.
      It can only be replaced with new hair follicles currently, using
      hair transplants.

      Once DHT binds with the hair follicle the follicle shrinks then dies.

      Follicles damaged by the DHT can be maintained with monixidil but it will never return to what it was.

      Oils can clog pores and follicle and actually exacerbate the situation.

      Some people have been able to grow "peach fuzz" from their damaged follicles using natural remedies for a slightly improved look but nothing sufficient.

  11. QUESTION:
    Can you restore thinned/little bit of lost hair?
    So, I am a very natural person, not so much a fan of pills unless I ABSOLUTELY HAVE to take them! lol.

    I have been hearing SO many opposite viewpoints about certain vitamins and brushes, and ways to brush your hair, and ointments to put on your hari that could potentially help your hair regrow thicker and sprout new baby hairs where it was lost (I am a 20 y/o guy that has a fine head of hair except the front i have a little bit of thinning and a little bit of a receding hairline. Weirdly enough, it's SUPER thick on the crown, so I dunno!)

    Do you have any thoughts? Again, I like and tend to believe that herbal remedies and such are probably the safest and best. Like tee tree oil. Will that help? Coconut oil? Any other thoughts?

    Thank you!

    Actually...I thought about it the other day (sorry for this rambling hooplah.) The companies that give you hair transplants can't really endorse anything else because if they did they'd go out of business. So I wonder if there are better alternatives that they can't really tell you about, since to them it'd be bad business?

    • ANSWER: