Hair Thinning and Falling Out? Garlic Shampoo to the Rescue

article-new-thumbnail_ehow_images_a06_4u_bn_benefits-garlic-shampoo_-1-1.1-800x800One of things I’ve been most obsessed about the last 6 months is my hair.  Why?  Because it’s been falling out in what seems like bucketfuls ( I know that is a major exaggeration but it sure feels that way) and it’s the thinnest its ever been. I cry.  Yes, I seriously do!  In my constant quest to find new beauty secrets one of the most interesting and exciting ones I found is garlic for the hair.

Many of you know one of my favorite beauty secrets is garlic in your nail polish for harder than acrylic nails but did you know the women in the Dominican Republic also use garlic in their shampoo to stop hair fall and strengthen hair? I scream!!  Yes! I love this beauty secret and it’s definitely made a huge difference not only in the thickness of my hair but also in the shine!

What these gorgeous beauties do is take a few cloves of fresh garlic and drop it into a bottle of shampoo they keep in their shower.  They use a separate shampoo for this versus their daily shampoo because you only want to use this 1-3 times a week depending on your hair condition.

If you don’t want to DIY it at home, there are a slew of garlic hair products on the market (I’ll be reviewing a few of my favorites in an upcoming video).

Garlic Vatika ShampooOne that I love is the Dabur Vatika Garlic Hair Mask and I’m obsessed with their Vatika Garlic Hair Oil (I’m adding a link to Amazon as that’s where I was able to get it the cheapest) l. I have personally seen a significant difference in my hair since I started using it. My hair is much softer, fuller and shinier. For a long while it was so dry and brittle.  It’s like it stopped growing but it was just breaking at the tips.  The oil has been a huge help.


41CZtMk7UCLIn addition, you can find some great garlic shampoos on the market.  I like the following ones the best:

Queen Helene Unscented Garlic Shampoo

Alter Ego Unscented Garlic Shampoo

Nutrine Garlic Shampoo and ConditionerNutrine Garlic Shampoo (it’s unscented and has some great ingredients on top of the garlic to make your hair soft)

Garlic has a slew of benefits! It really helps nourish and condition dry hair, which is great if you chemically treat your hair or over style it.

Garlic is a natural anti-fungal and anti-microbial which makes it a great fighting agent against bacteria, germs and parasites.  Mainly anything that could be causing

your hair to fall out. Garlic also helps to stimulate circulation which helps boost hair follicles and can stimulate hair growth. This goes back why I’m often promoting scalp massages and the benefits of boosting circulation on the scalp.

In ayurvedic medicine, garlic is used to help decrease shedding of the hair and to strengthen hair.

Try it! I know you’ll love it



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11 thoughts on “Hair Thinning and Falling Out? Garlic Shampoo to the Rescue

  1. Hi Shalini

    Thank you for all the amazing information. I have recently moved to the uk from SA and my hair has been falling. I also changed my contraceptive pill. I am also diabetic. I have been drinking green tea with garlic soaked in it for about 5 mins. Will that help my hair to thicken or do I have to add it to my shampoo. I use vatika oil in my hair the night before I wash it. I use Aveda products and Marc Anthony’s argan oil shampoo and conditioner and oil treatment.

    Please help



    1. Hi Vanessa – Thank you! So nice to hear from you. Sometimes when you move to a new city you will notice a change in your hair. It can be due to the climate or even the water so I would give yourself (and your hair) some time to adjust! In addition, garlic works really well when it is applied to the scalp. I love that you are taking it in your green tea but try to add some external benefits of garlic by putting a few cloves in your shampoo. Additionally, Vatika makes an amazing Garlic Hair Oil I use it 1-2 times a week and it has significantly changed my hair for the better. I love Aveda and Marc Anthony too but if you can get a good shampoo and add that fresh garlic to it and use it 1-2 times a week, I’m sure you will see a big difference! Also, have you had your thyroid checked? That is also a big culprit for hair loss. Wishing you the best

  2. I have some questions on your garlic tipps: you cut garlic in small pieces and put it in clear nail polish and let in stay somewhere for a week and don’t do anything with it – if you put it then on your nails – then you have parts of garlic on your nails – what do you do against it? how many garlic cloves do you put in one bottle of shampoo? Do you let the garlic in the shampoo or do you take it out after some time? Can you do it with all kinds of shampoo? How long can you use the shampoo and the nail polish? Thanks a lot Lee from Germany

    1. Because the nail polish bottle is so small I use a small clove of garlic and chop it in really small pieces. By the end of the week it has settled to the bottom of the polish so you should not have any of the small pieces get on your nails unless you you shake up your bottle before using it. I’ve been using my garlic nail polish for about 3 months. For the shampoo you want to add 2-3 cloves of garlic. You can ad it to any type of shampoo but I tend to like putting it in a hydrating or strengthening shampoo. You can also leave that in your shower for a few months. Hope that helps! Would love to know how it turns out for you. I absolutely love this beauty secret because it really works! xo Shalini

  3. I know I love garlic in food but I wonder… does it make your hair smell bad at all? lol I would be willing to try this but it seems a bit scary so I think when I do try this… I will do it on a day that I don’t have any plans to go out lol

    Thanks for sharing this!

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