DIY Home Remedies for Hair Fall

For many of us, shedding 50-100 hairs per day is a normal occurrence. But when hair fall starts to exceed that amount, it’s time to take action! Excessive hair loss can cause distress and can be more than just an aesthetic concern – it could reflect underlying health issues. Taking proactive steps towards restoring your crowning glory will give you the confidence you need to look and feel your best.

Hair fall can be attributed to a variety of causes, ranging from chemical hair treatments and heating tools to stress, unhealthy eating habits, inadequate hair care practices, and beyond.

You have already attempted nearly every product available that boasts it can end your hair fall issue, yet you still don’t have the solution. You’ve come to the right place; we are here with a response!

If you’re fed up with losing strands of hair on your brush and in the shower drain, natural remedies are a great option to consider. Natural remedies can provide safe, powerful results – they’ve been successful for over 100 years when it comes to treating common issues associated with hair! To help get your locks looking healthier than ever before, here are some incredible methods that have proven effective.

Causes of Hair Fall

There are many causative factors for hair fall. The most common ones include:

  • Stress
  • Lack of or improper hair care
  • Alopecia
  • Prescription medicines, especially steroids
  • Pregnancy
  • Lifestyle choices
  • Alopecia
  • Hormonal imbalance or even changes
  • Hair damage
  • Genetics
  • Scalp conditions or infections – e.g., dandruff
  • Deficiencies
  • Improper dietary habits
  • Allergies
  • Pollution
  • Certain health conditions – e.g., hypothyroidism, PCOD, etc.
  • Reduced blood flow to the scalp

Home Remedies for Hair Fall

Irrespective of the causes, there’s always a way to curb or stop or prevent hair fall and restore hair’s health and growth rate. Let’s take a look at a few home remedies for hair fall.

Vegan Jojoba Leave-in

Jojoba oil

Hair fall is often caused by a dry and irritated scalp. It also leads to a flaky scalp, dandruff, and itching.

It’s also the only natural ingredient that mimics the sebum secreted by our skin and, hence, readily absorbed by our body. It’s suitable for all skin and hair types. Here’s how you can use Jojoba Oil to combat hair fall.

What You’ll Need

  • Jojoba Oil – 4 Tbsps.
  • Lavender Essential Oil – 7 Drops

How To Make

  1. Warm up Jojoba Oil and set it aside.
  2. Add lavender essential oil to that once it cools down slightly.
  3. Mix.
  4. Done!

How To Use

Dip your index finger into the oil blend and run your other fingers along it to warm up the oil.

Gently massage the oil mixture onto your scalp and cover your hair strands all over to the tips with the remaining oil.

You don’t have to apply a lot, just enough for your hair and scalp.

This is light and readily absorbed, so you don’t have to wash it off.


You can ideally apply this after air drying your hair, after a wash.

You can use this twice a week for the best results.

Vegan Curry Leaves Hair Pack

curry leaves

Curry leaves are not just for cooking. It’s a great herb for hair care, a reason why it’s very popular in Asian countries where it’s widely used for hair care.

What You’ll Need

  • Curry Leaves – 2 Handfuls
  • Shallots – 1 Handful

How To Make

  1. Grind both shallots and curry leaves together to a fine paste.
  2. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Done!

How To Use

Apply the paste to your scalp and gently massage as you go.

Wrap your head with a shower cap, letting this for at least 25 minutes.

Wash off, condition, and air dry your hair.

Style as usual.


You can also prepare an oil with the curry leaves instead and use that as a deep conditioning oil mask for your hair and scalp.

If you’re that, heat up coconut oil or a carrier oil of your choice, add in the curry leaves paste, and simmer it till the spluttering stops and the color of the oil changes.

The massage blend is ready for use.

You can also add Yogurt to this paste for added shine and softness to your hair.

You can finish off with a conditioning rinse.

Not just curry leaves, you can use any hair-beneficial herb in the same fashion. False daisy, margosa, dwarf copperleaf, etc.

DIY Strengthening and Nourishing Egg Hair Mask


Some food items are best applied directly for optimal absorption of nutrients, and eggs fall under this category. A powerhouse of nutrients and not just proteins, eggs can do wonders to strengthen weak hair and curb hair fall.

You can use them alone or combine them with other beneficial ingredients according to your preference and availability.

What You’ll Need

  • Egg – 1
  • Olive Oil – 2 Tbsps.
  • Honey – 1 Tbsp.
  • Rosemary Oil – 5 Drops

How To Make

  1. Whisk or beat all the ingredients together for a homogenous mixture that’s easy to apply.
  2. Done!

How To Use

Gently massage the egg mask into your scalp and cover the rest of your hair strands (especially concentrate on wherever more attention is needed).

Cover your head with a shower cap and let the mask sit for 15 – 25 minutes.

Rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water and wash off with a mild shampoo.

Condition, air dry, and style as usual.


This mask is best applied to damp hair, so if you can apply it after washing off your hair and scalp with a mild shampoo for better absorption.

Rich in other hair growth-promoting nutrients like selenium, zinc, sulfur, iodine, and phosphorus, coupled with the essential fatty acids in eggs, it’s a wholesome hair food! Apply it as a mask at least once a week to curb hair fall, strengthen hair, promote hair growth, and get healthy hair.


Vegan Onion Hair Mask


Look past the smell of onions to unleash the power of this humble ingredient to stop hair fall, boost hair growth and regrowth, fight scalp infections for better scalp health, improve blood circulation to the scalp, and more.

What You’ll Need

  • Shallots – 2 Handfuls

How To Make

  1. Grind the shallots in your blender and filter the juice from them.
  2. Done!

How To Use

You can either spray the onion juice and massage it to stimulate hair follicles, or you can use a cotton ball to apply the juice on your scalp.

Wait for at least 25 minutes before washing off.

Air dry and style as usual.


Did you know onion juice can stop hair fall immediately and encourage hair growth? While it’s good all on its own, you can also add pure aloe vera gel or other natural home remedies like false daisy leaves to enhance the results.

Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk

While coconut milk can be used individually to improve hair growth, we’re going to make a hair mask with honey for shiny and soft tresses. A powerhouse of nutrients, this is the best hair food to combat hair breakage, hair fall, weak or dry hair, to get increased hair thickness, nurture your hair shaft, and more.

Vegans can skip the honey and go with coconut milk alone for this hair mask.

What You’ll Need

  • Coconut – 1/2 or 1
  • Honey – 2 Tbsps.

How To Make

  1. Extract the milk from the coconut – you need about 1/2 cup of milk for the mask.
  2. You can either shred the coconut or squeeze the milk using a cheesecloth. Just add the shreds to the cheesecloth and wring out the milk.
  3. Alternatively, you can also run it in your mixer, adding a little water, and then filter the milk from the ground flesh.
  4. Transfer to a bowl.
  5. Add honey to this and mix well.
  6. Done!

How To Use

Massage the mask on your scalp and hair and let it sit for a good 20 minutes.

Rinse off and wash with a mild shampoo and condition.

Air dry and style as usual.


You can also finish off with a nourishing green tea rinse.

If you’re combating hair thinning, you can add onion juice to this mask.

If you have dark hair, adding some henna leaves while grinding the coconut for this mask will help control hair fall.

You can add a spoonful of mustard powder to this mask to control hair fall and stimulate your scalp circulation.


Vegan Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a great rescue aid for clogged hair follicles. It also leaves your hair shiny and soft and fights scalp issues like dandruff. So, ready to know how to use this?

What You’ll Need

  • Apple Cider Vinegar – 1/2 Cup
  • Water – 11/2 Cups

How To Make

  1. Mix ACV and Water.
  2. Done!

How To Use

After washing off your hair, pour the prepared ACV rinse on your hair and massage gently.

Wait for 5 – 7 minutes before rinsing off.

Air dry and style as usual.

Vegan Aloe Hair Pack

aloe vera gel

A very simple remedy that promotes hair growth and strengthens thinning hair, this DIY hair remedy is a great hair rescue aid.

What You’ll Need

  • Aloe Vera Gel – 1/2 Cup
  • Fenugreek Seeds Powder – 1 Tsp. (as needed)
  • Castor Oil – 2 Tbsps.

How To Make

  1. Whisk aloe gel and castor oil together till well combined.
  2. Add fenugreek seeds powder and mix well to get a fine paste.
  3. Done.

How To Use

Apply this mask to your scalp and massage as you go.

Cover all your hair all the way to the tips.

Wrap your head with a shower cap or a warm towel and wait for an hour.

You can leave overnight if it’s not an issue for you.

Rinse off and wash with a mild shampoo.

Condition, air dry, and style as usual.


Not only will this mask prevent hair fall, but it also penetrates hair follicles and nourishes your strands from within. You can see improved hair growth and reduced hair thinning with regular use. You can use this once or twice a week.

Flax Seed Leave In


It’s easy to get the benefits of the antioxidant and nutrient-rich seed. You can add it to your salads or smoothies to start including it in your diet.

Here’s a simple hair gel recipe you can try to incorporate flax seeds into your hair care routine. This way, the flax seeds can penetrate your hair follicle and strengthen your hair, besides being able to stop hair fall.

What You’ll Need

  • Flaxseeds – 1/2 Cup
  • Peppermint Essential oil – a few drops

How To Make

  1. Bring 2/4 Cup of water to a boil in a bowl.
  2. Add in the flax seeds and let it simmer.
  3. When the liquid thickens to a gel-like consistency but is a little runnier than typical gel, switch off the stove.
  4. Add the peppermint essential oil and mix well.
  5. Set aside to cool and thicken.
  6. Transfer to a sterilized jar.
  7. Done.

How To Use

Use this like a styling hair gel, though it can be applied on the root and is extremely light. It doesn’t leave a cast, either.


Alternatively, you can soak the flax seeds in water overnight and do the gel in the morning. This reduces the time and yields a much better gel.

You can use any essential oils that help your hair and scalp, including Rosemary, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Wintergreen, Clary Sage, etc. I have used peppermint to increase hair growth by stimulating scalp circulation.

Fenugreek Seeds

Vegan Fenugreek Mask

Fenugreek seeds are a rich source of iron, protein, and natural hormones. It’s an affordable and vegan way to have healthy hair and scalp.

It nourishes the hair follicles and promotes hair growth, curbs hair fall, strengthens the hair shaft, and leaves you with shiny hair. Let’s see how to use this in your hair care routine.

What You’ll Need

  • Fenugreek Seeds – 1/2 Cup
  • Water – as needed

How To Make

  1. Soak the fenugreek seeds in water overnight – pour about a cup of water.
  2. The seeds will enlarge and almost absorb the water by morning.
  3. Grind this to a fine paste in your mixer – you can add more water if needed.
  4. First, add the seeds alone and add any remaining water while you grind.
  5. You will get a fluffy and foamy paste.
  6. Transfer to a bowl.
  7. Done.

How To Use

Apply the fenugreek paste to your scalp and hair.

Make sure to massage this mask into your hair roots so it can be absorbed well.

Make sure to coat your strands all the way to the tips.

Wrap your head with a shower cap and wait for at least 30 minutes.

Rinse off.


You can add other ingredients to this mask to improve the results. Choose the ingredients based on your requirements.

You can add Neem leaves to combat dandruff, henna to combat hair fall, a false daisy for improved hair growth and to control hair fall, coconut oil or milk to strengthen your hair, onion juice to promote new hair growth, castor oil to combat male pattern baldness or female pattern hair loss, garlic to combat androgenic alopecia and alopecia areata, etc.

Diet for Healthy Hair

Diet plays a key role in hair health, growth, and strength. Here are a few ingredients you should consider adding to your diet.

Biotin supplements are often prescribed to curb hair fall and hair thinning, besides improving hair growth. However, you can add biotin or Vitamin B-rich ingredients to your diet, like walnuts, fish, flaxseeds or flax oil, soya beans, eggs, whole grains, etc.

Include greens in your diet as they’re rich in iron and other nutrients. Moringa, leaves of cauliflower, carrots, radish or beets, false daisy, etc, are really good options to consider.

Hair-beneficial ingredients include eggs, spinach, lentils, meat like chicken, gooseberries, yogurt, berries, especially strawberries, etc.

You can also consider natural hair supplements and tonics depending on how advanced is your alopecia areata or hair thinning. You can consult a specialist to suggest supplements that would suit you best. The most common supplements or tonics suggested are biotin, antioxidants, multivitamins with special formulations for hair care nutrients, topical creams or oils, etc.

Final Thoughts

Not all hair fall is alopecia areata, but whenever there’s sudden hair loss, especially patchy hair loss, reduction in growth coupled with hair thinning happens, it’s usually alopecia.

However, hair loss and hair thinning are problems that can be remedied to a considerable extent with the right care at the right time. So, monitor and treat hair loss the right way once you identify the fall rate is above the normal rate.

Concentrate on hair regrowth besides efforts to reduce hair fall for comprehensive coverage and resolution. Don’t have time for DIY recipes or going with natural remedies for your hair care? We’ve got you covered with a range of premium hair care products from Vitamins Revive.

Do let us know how you like our remedies, and feel free to write to us with any questions, requests, queries, or suggestions.


What do I do for severe hair loss?

It is advisable to visit a hair specialist, trichologist, or dermatologist to get a diagnosis or identify if it’s normal hair loss due to nutritional deficiencies or other reasons or if there’s an underlying cause like alopecia or other scalp issues that can trigger hair fall.

Can diet changes affect hair health?

Of course, it does. An unhealthy diet that doesn’t contribute to the nutritional requirements can aggravate hair fall, much like how a balanced diet can reduce hair fall.

Does excessive hair styling cause hair loss?

Yes, it does as well as using too many products or chemical-loaded hair products.