Helpful Tips to Minimize Female Hair Loss

All hair loss is upsetting, but as a woman, I tend to think that it’s the men that go bald, hair loss doesn’t, or shouldn’t affect women.  We have enough issues to deal with.  

Sadly, female hair loss is a thing, and it is among the most challenging of skincare issues.  There is no conventional medical treatment for it, and while holistic medicine does have options, they aren’t always effective. I have created a list of different holistic treatments and options that might be of help to women suffering from hair loss.

Some things on the list will work for one person, some things will  work for others. There is no rhyme or reason that I have discovered, and there is certainly not one magic pill that works for everyone. 

The most effective approach is the trifecta of diet, exercise and topical treatments. Holistic medicine treats the body as a whole unit, and what’s happening to your hair isn’t separate from what’s happening in your digestive system, so you are best off with including all three aspects in your path to healthier hair.

Below is a list divided into three categories: nutrition, exercise and topical treatments.  There will be do’s and don’ts in each category.  The best approach is the triple prong approach, treating it internally as well as externally but I am more than aware of how difficult dietary changes are.  The best approach is to do what you can without it making yourself more miserable than your hair loss is already making you.  Remember that anything you do will be for you and only you!  

I am happy to hear feedback from you.  Let me know if anything here helps you or even if it doesn’t.  And for those of you who have found something that has helped you that isn’t listed here, please share it with me.  I am always happy to learn of any treatment that works.





The Why


Causes inflammation 

Can cause enlarged pores and can also prevent the proper absorption of nutrients.

Nightshade vegetables 

Cause inflammation 

Can cause enlarged pores

Sugar and sweet foods

Increases acidity in the body

Less vitality

Animal products

Increases acidity in the body

Less vitality


Helpful for people with hypothyroid. 

Use with caution and balance it with also eating ginger.

Nettle (tea)

Cleanses and strengthens the kidneys

Strong kidney function is essential to healthy hair (TCM)

Dandelion (tea)

Cleanses the liver and removes toxins

Less toxins in the body can improve hair health

Healthier diet

Greater health=greater hair health

Organic and chemical free foods and cold pressed unrefined oils


Improves digestion

Improves appearance of hair and nails

Copper utensils

Not a food but where else would I put it 🙂

Copper deficiency can cause hair loss

Strengthening Tonics (I like mumio)


Helpful when there is a nutritional deficiency. 



Helps to remove toxins

Pharmaceuticals and medications 

Obviously you are taking them for a reason.

Some medications can cause hair loss.  

Consult with your doctor to discuss options and consult with trained holistic practitioners to discover unexplored avenues of treatment.

Exercise: Specific exercises can be helpful in treating hair loss


The Why

Warrior 3 (Yoga)

Increases blood flow, bringing energy up from the feet to the head. 

Butterfly pose, with a foot massage on the soles of the feet.

Kidney strengthening (TCM)


Good for everything.

Daily scalp massage

Increases blood flow to the head

Daily lymphatic massage (1 minute)

Helps the body to release toxins

Topical treatments




Rosemary oil

Encephalitic, brings blood flow to the brain.  Great for memory as well!

Not for use if you have high blood pressure.  


Balances the oil-producing glands in the scalp. It also has antifungal and antibacterial properties, which can treat different conditions that may contribute to dandruff or hair loss.


Helps promote hair growth by both stimulating the scalp and actively preventing hair loss 


Speeds up hair growth. It also has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, which can improve scalp health.

Castor oil

Minimizes pores

Kannjunyadi Keram 

Aryuvedic hair mask. Helps prevent hair loss and greying.

Doesn’t smell amazing and is time consuming.

Apple cider vinegar final hair rinse

Tightens the pores

Smells like vinegar. Not an option for dyed hair.

Cold water final rinse

Tightens the pores

It’s cold

Chemical free hair products

Minimizes toxic ingredients that might be causing hair loss.