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I have found a couple home remedies for my (female) thinning hair and am wondering if they have any scientific merit:
According to Pakistan’s Daily Times, a hair loss treatment of honey, oil, and cinnamon is effective. "Hair loss: Those suffering from hair loss or baldness, may apply a paste of hot olive oil, one tablespoon of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder before a bath and keep it for approximately 15 minutes, and then wash the hair"
"A mixture of equal quantity of fresh amla juice and lime juice used as a shampoo stimulates hair growth and prevents hair loss"
I would love to hear your thoughts on these and other home remedies. Do you know of any that work the best for thinning hair?
i hate to say this but i should only comment on studies that have scientific merit, i.e., placebo controlled, randomized, prospective, double blind studies that are large scale and as unbiased as possible. i doubt that anyone would conduct such a study with the concoction you mentioned. therefore, as a scientist i cannot comment. it may work but i could not comment on something i have no experience on or have not read any studies on. thanks though for the query. best, sml