Garlic: A Natural Way To Stop Hair Shedding?

1. Sulfur – Hair is made from protein and sulfur forms part of the building blocks of hair. Sulfur makes for a great healthy hair additive and as mentioned before is very prominent in garlic.

2. Selenium – Yet another component great for preventing hair loss and improving the overall health of your hair.

3. Vitamins B, C, B6 and B1 – These are all directly related to healthy hair, prevention of hair loss and circulation which is what your scalp needs to get the follicles going again. Vitamin C keeps you hair strong and breakage free while vitamin B1 is directly related to blood circulation.

4. Iron, Manganese, Calcium and Copper – These minerals are geared towards hair growth so once you recover from shedding the new hairs that are sprouting can be pushed along quickly using these components of garlic.

With all that said there is no question why garlic is great for our hair, it was almost like it was built for our strands! We cannot just examine the benefits of using garlic without knowing exactly how we can incorporate it into our regimen, right? So if you are looking for some recipes get your apron on because we are going to play mixtress.

Moisturizing Garlic Paste

1 tablespoon aloe vera gel

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon garlic juice

2 egg yolks

3 table spoons of chamomile tea

24 ozs of water

Note: To extract the juice, you can use a very fine sieve or cheesecloth. The video on the next page also shows a good way of getting the benefit of the juice without the hassle of juicing the garlic.

Start by using a garlic press to mince the garlic then extract the juice. Mix into your honey in a bowl and place the bowl in the fridge until you are done with the other ingredients.

Boil water with your chamomile tea and set aside once you are done. Remove the honey and garlic from the fridge and add the egg yolks and the gel then mix well. Apply the garlic mix your hair and scalp, leaving it on for 30 minutes to an hour. Wash your hair with a sulfate free shampoo and then use the chamomile tea as your final rinse.

If you prefer something a little less complicated or just want some product suggestions with garlic then flip over to the next page.

Originally posted 2014-02-16 15:00:44.

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Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra

Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.


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  1. Tanisha Wynder
    Tanisha Wynder

    I use garlic for everything. I put it in my top coat or clear nail polish it makes my nails strong and long

    1. Caramel96

      Do you grate the garlic into your polish? If not how do you do it?

  2. Katrice Hickman
    Katrice Hickman

    This really does work. To avoid the Gallic smell go to the pharmacy and get the garlic pills (comes like the vitamin E pills).

  3. Shaniah Paige
    Shaniah Paige

    Has anyone used the garlic shampoo? Does it Wrk or pills would b btr? Dnt want the garlic smell all over me. Lol

    1. Panama M America
      Panama M America

      Yes. on scalp w/ shower cap on for 1 hr or longer and do ur normal wash day routine. some ppl apply the juice on daily w/o washing it out. thats too extreme for me bc end up smelling the place up having it smell like old pizza.

  4. Edwige M. Jean
    Edwige M. Jean

    This really works and works immediately. I’ve made my own concoction. After I used it for the 1st the shedding stopped instantly. It’s now part of my haircare regimen. Once it’s mixed w/other things and rinsed out thoroughly there barely is a smell.

    1. yala

      ME TOOOOO! ^_^ but I just don’t know how to use it my hair

  5. Darreana Jordan
    Darreana Jordan

    The pills don’t have the same effect, I take a garlic clove, chop it up and take it like that daily.. I have been doing this regiment for a while now, I feel better internally and when and if I get sick it’s not as severe, and mind you garlic is good for everything ..


      Even if the pill is strong as a clove.



  7. Trin1gal

    I love this topic. I keep garlic in a bottle of evoo everyday. This is what I use to put in my conditioner every time I wash my hair. This mixture helped when my daughter got some type of ring worm in her head. This mixture helped get rid of it and helped her hair grow back when it fell out.

  8. Julie Brown

    This post was so informative. I have long hair that tends to shed every time a comb even looks at my hair. I can’t wait to try it and hope it works so my husband will stop fussing about my hair being all over the place! 🙂

  9. Sarrah Mrani El Hilali
    Sarrah Mrani El Hilali

    I always use garlic oil mixed with my hair masks. It works wonderfully. Don’t be afraid of the strong smell, it fades away when hair is dry.

    1. Jackie Canada

      That’s my problem, I’m going bald. I have male pattern baldness. Will any of the garlic concoctions help? If anybody knows of any success stories, pleas let me know. I just want to grow hair on top and keep it low on sides and back.


  10. Andrea Conquest
    Andrea Conquest

    Really I know it was good for you but I didn’t know It stopped hair from shedding mines sheds bad in winter I just don’t like the garlic scent…ewww!!!

  11. Tracey Rolyart
    Tracey Rolyart

    I just had some fresh garlic on my salad last night I suppose it can work if you ingest it a few times a week too huh?

  12. Miko HairCare
    Miko HairCare

    Hair sheds naturally.. on average, people shed 60- 100 strands daily. it’s a part of the natural hair growth process.. There’s a growing phase, resting phase & fall out phase. Each hair on our head is at a different point in this never ending cycle. Accept what is.. If your hair is excessively shedding to the point where it’s noticeably thinner from month to month, visit a doctor. The problem is something internal for sure..

  13. poupee

    I don’t know about garlic, but I can testify for onion. Have scalp inflamation. It was itching like I have worm in my scalp, pimples sometimes and I used to put onion juice every other day and rinse wiht ACV. My scalp is doing wonderful now.
    The smell was stron, my husband did not like it, but I am free now of itching.

  14. Aneisha DeArman

    I use Alter Ego Semi De Lino Conditioner w/Garlic Extracts, Wheat Protein, Silk Protein for my hair. It can be found on and it works so well but you have to make sure to alternate conditioners everytime you wash or your hair will get too used to it. Check out my blog as well

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