Garlic: A Natural Way To Stop Hair Shedding?

garlic-olive-oil_2Garlic And Oil Prepoo

1 or 2 tablespoons garlic juice

1/2 cup – 1 cup of olive oil

Mix the garlic and oil together in a microwave safe bowl, heat the mixture slightly for application.

Use enough oil and garlic to cover your entire head then cover your hair with a plastic bag and try to stay away from people with sensitive noses! *wink*

Leave the mix on for at least 30 minutes and use your best smelling shampoos and conditioners afterwards.

Check out this video by TwinGodesses as she demonstrates how she makes her garlic hot oil treatment with a great way of using teabags to gain the benefit of the garlic juice without the hassle of juicing it.

Let’s face it, some of us are not the ‘mixtress type’ so we would just prefer to buy a product that is geared towards helping you with shedding there are a few options. As with any product do your own research, these are not product recommendations but rather options that you can look at.

Nutrine Garlic Shampoo and Conditioner – $16.00

Alter Ego Garlic Mask Hot Oil Treatment with Garlic – $16.99

Queen Helene Unscented Garlic Shampoo – $4.39

Another option would be to perhaps use garlic oil added to your favorite prepoo, shampoo or deep conditioner to make an easy shedding control mix as and when you need it.

You can stop the garlic shedding treatment once your shedding returns to normal levels as in the case of postpartum shedding, this should be between 6-12 months after baby is born. In other cases, using garlic as a precaution regularly is the best way to control shedding over the long term.

Well there you have it, everything you need to know about garlic as it relates to shedding, if you are really suffering from excessive shedding, try this vegetable on for size and then come back and let us know how it worked for you.

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

  15. Ruth Dyson

    I have heard and seen the use of garlic work. I have not personally tried it but my sister has. She has relaxed BSL hair and when it was thinning around the edges she used it and it has helped her hair grow back. It is expected to have some skeptics and that is fine because everything doesn’t work for everyone. And for those who want to try it go ahead, you never know if it will work until you try.

  16. bre

    so i just take the garlic crush them and apply it all over my head straight from the roots to the ends

  17. sravs

    my hair shedding and becoming glossyless can i use this garlic paste on my hair..????

    and iam thinking that it may irritates our scalp is it right???

  18. lecia p

    I guess i should share my success story… for the last two years I’ve been shedding hair like crazy. On two separate occasions I’ve lost hair the size of grapefruit. after that I’ve lost hair every day that’s about the size of a tennis ball.
    I had super thick hair so luckily my starting point makes it less obvious that I’m losing so much hair but I know.
    I’ve tried every essential oil ,every carrier oil ,every vitamin and eating healthy and although I think I slowed it down it never stopped. all I had to do was touch my hair and hair would come out. it was actually very depressing and frightening.
    a dermatologist had no real answers for me except to say there was no fungus or bacteria present in my scalp. she recommended I take more vitamins like folic acid and biotin which I already was taking place every other vitamin in the alphabet! . she made me feel like my hair loss was not as bad as some of her other patients. I felt like she would not validate my concerns so I never went back.

    I heard about garlic oil but I knew I couldn’t stand the thought of smelling like it all day I know they say it can come through your pores and I sweat very easily and that felt like a nightmare waiting to happen. I started researching odorless garlic and I came across Kyolic aged garlic extract that claimed to be odorless ( it’s less garlic smelling but I still smell garlic… just keeping it 100) so I ordered it off of Amazon about 3 months ago and never used it .
    yesterday I finally got to the point where I figured I’d give it a try because I had nothing left to lose& I also decided I would change my entire hair care regimen. I change my shampoo and I added Jamaican black castor oil to my new conditioner. first,. I did notice that the new sulfate free vegan shampoo made my hair super soft then I mixed the Jamaican castor oil with garlic extract into my new conditioner made a paste and used a hair application brush to start at my roots first like I was giving myself a touch-up then I did the ends last. I put a plastic cap on and sat with it in my hair for over an hour when I rinsed it out.
    I couldn’t not believe there were almost no Tangles and almost no hairloss. I went from having a small tennis balls worth of hairloss to what amounted to a tablespoon of hair shedding! I was literally freaking out!! I was waiting for the hair to start to come out. I was scared to get excited I was waiting for the other shoe to drop! I was pulling on my hair gently to see if it would come out in the detangling brush I used. I just knew that it would start falling because my hair falls out so frequently that it mats up in my hair .
    I literally was scared to get excited because I couldn’t believe one application of this garlic had stopped the hair that always came out my hair every time I washed it. I didn’t know if it was the garlic alone ,the new shampoo or the new conditioner or a combination of the three. all I knew is that I could not believe for the first time in 2 years I didn’t have a garbage can full of hair after washing my hair. I had went from washing my hair once a week because I go to the gym to wash my hair every 3 to 4 weeks because it seemed like I was losing hair everytime I wash it and I just couldn’t stand to see that.
    I don’t know if other forms of garlic will work but I will tell you it worked for me and this was my first time .
    I figured I would have to try it at least a couple times before I saw a difference but to see such an immediate difference with one application literally floored me. I almost started crying. you need to try it!!!if it works for me maybe it’ll work for somebody else too!!
    I know I’m more than just my hair but at the end of the day I’m not ashamed to admit I’m also just a girl and I want to have a full head of hair…
    I know how hard it can be so good luck to all the ladies out there !!

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