9 Effective Ways To Stop Hair Loss in Men

by John Staughton (BASc, BFA) last updated -

The effective home remedies for baldness and hair loss in men include oil massages and including coconut milk, eggs, avocados, orange juice, aloe vera, neem paste, henna, mayonnaise, honey, black pepper, vinegar, and lemon juice in their diet. The remedies also include cutting back on red meat, eating nuts and brown rice, boosting B-complex vitamin intake, and maintaining good thyroid health.

For millions of men across the world, regardless of culture, class, nationality, religion, or color, hair loss is an unavoidable aspect of growing older. Fortunate are those who do not face hair loss problems even in their old age. However, a majority of men face this issue in their 40s, 50s, or even earlier. [1]

Causes of Baldness or Hair Loss in Men

There are a number of causes of male hair loss, including:

  • Male pattern baldness
  • Alopecia
  • Fungal infections
  • Psychological disorders
  • Chemotherapy side effects [2] [3]
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Lack of circulation on the scalp
  • Stress

It is important to note that hair loss occurs in women as well, for some similar reasons, and some different ones. We will cover hair loss in women in a separate article. Men predominantly suffer from this health condition, particularly male pattern baldness and early onset hair loss from age 20-40.

However, there are ways to slow down the rate of male hair loss or baldness, and even stimulating the hair follicles to reproduce hair. A few home remedies for hair loss and baldness issue are discussed below. [4]

Ways to Stop Hair Loss in Men

Hair loss is often a side effect of something else, so if you can fix the fundamental problem, the hair loss issue is bound to get cured too. The home remedies mentioned below are a combination of dietary choices and activities that can boost your hair growth and reduce the rate of hair loss.

Scalp Massage

Regularly massaging the bald areas can result in hair growth, ultimately curing the baldness. This is one of the most time-tested remedies for hair loss because one of the main causes of hair loss in men is a lack of blood circulation in the head. Blood brings oxygen to the hair follicles, which is essential in stimulating and maintaining hair growth. Therefore, regular scalp massages help keep your circulation high and bring those important elements to the scalp.

A young bald man suffering from hair loss on a white background

Hair loss is the most common problem in people who face stress and anxiety. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is rich in nutrients and vitamins, which are essential for hair growth. Also, it can keep both your hair and your follicles healthy, thereby helping you retain the hair you have, while also aiding in hair growth. Coconut oil and coconut milk can both be applied to the scalp topically or consumed in the form of food and drink. In one way or other, the benefits can be derived. [5]

Egg Wash

Eggs rich in protein help keep hair thick and strong. By whisking a few eggs and creating a paste, you can rub this on your scalp and hair, letting it sit for a few minutes before washing it out. This is a great way of packing protein for healthier hair, better shine, and increased volume. [6]

Antioxidant Foods

Certain fruits and vegetables are packed with antioxidants, which are the leading defense mechanisms of the body against free radicals. Some of the conditions that free radicals can cause include premature aging and the death of skin cells, including those of the scalp. Therefore, fruits and vegetables like bananas, avocados, orange juice, lemon juice, and honey can always be applied to the hair, used in the form of a short wash. These various pulps can quickly boost your hair growth. [7]

An infographic on the home remedies for hair loss in men

A vitamin E-rich diet can help improve hair growth. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Black Pepper

Mixing a few teaspoons of black pepper with a few ounces of yogurt is a good paste for your hair. Mix the two together and rub it in your hair as you would a normal shampoo. Rinse it after a few minutes, and then wash it with a mild shampoo. [8]


Vinegar has a number of beneficial nutrients, including potassium and certain other enzymes that help promote hair growth and prevent dandruff. Dandruff can clog hair follicles and the pores, making hair growth impossible. By eliminating the dandruff problem, vinegar allows the hair follicles to regrow the hair. [9]

Lower Red Meat Intake

One of the major causes of hair loss is sebum blocking the hair follicles and pores. However, certain studies have shown a positive connection between animal fat intake and an increase in sebum production. This might mean that cutting down on your red meat will help lower that sebum level and allow unhindered hair growth. [10]

Biotin Boost

Biotin is a type of vitamin that can help increase hair growth. Foods that contain biotin include nuts and brown rice, so adding these to your daily diet can really help improve hair growth. [11]

Thyroid Health

If you suffer from hypothyroidism, one way to increase your iodine levels is to add sea vegetables like kelp, nori, kombu, and wakame. These might not be the easiest foods to access, depending on your location, but if you can get a hold of them, make sure to eat them regularly to increase your thyroid hormone production. Hormonal imbalances are a big cause of hair loss, so maintaining proper hormonal activity is important to keep your hair looking great as you get older, but also while you’re young! [12]

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John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, publisher and photographer with English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana (USA). He co-founded the literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and now serves as the Content Director for Stain’d Arts, a non-profit based in Denver, Colorado. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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