Effective natural remedies for thinning hair are improving the diet, reducing stress and lessening the use of styling tools, according to WebMD. Supplementing the diet with natural fatty acids may also be effective, as Dr. Andrew Weil claims.
Key additions to the diet that can treat thinning hair include protein, which makes hair stronger and encourages new growth, and omega-3 fatty acids, which can improve scalp health, states WebMD. Omega-3 fatty acids are present in nuts, eggs and fish.
Taking supplements including gamma-linolenic acid may also help treat the condition, though the effects are not evident for six to eight weeks, according to Dr. Weil. GLA is found in evening primrose oil and black currant oil.