Symptoms, conditions and causes

How to grow thicker hair naturally?

A common cause of hair loss is a hormonal issue involving excess DHT, which is a powerful form of testosterone. Typical medications for hair loss work by blocking DHT, but they come with side effects. Potential side effects of hair loss medications can include decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, and depression.

Excess DHT is a genetic issue for many people. Certain herbs can be beneficial to help thicken hair, but today, we’re going to cover things you can do that can keep genetic variations in check.

How to grow thicker hair naturally:

1. Address hypoxia

• Take vitamin D

• Avoid omega-6 fatty acids

• Consume omega-3 fatty acids (cod liver oil)

• Exercise

• Address anemia if applicable

2. Get plenty of vitamin D

• Take a vitamin D supplment (10,000 to 20,000 IU)

3. Take an l-lysine supplement or consume foods high in l-lysine

• Consume red meat, chicken, eggs, fish, seafood, and dairy

• Avoid nuts, grains, beans, and seeds

4. Fix insulin resistance

• Get on a low-carb diet

• Do intermittent fasting

5. Support healthy estrogen levels

• Consume phytoestrogens (flax seeds and sprouted legumes)

• Support the adrenal glands (take ashwagandha)

• Consume foods high in cholesterol

Last updated: Dec 18, 2023 16:18 PM