Yep, that’s right. Drinking vegetable juices regularly will actually help prevent hair loss. Combine drinking vegetable juice with other tricks and tips (especially The Scalp Solution) and you have an even more powerful combination.
If you want to understand some more of the in depth research on this topic check out my hair loss course. Vegetable juices are highly alkalizing. That means they literally change the pH of the cells and fluids inside our bodies.
If you take the course you’ll know how this directly affects hair loss hormones and male pattern baldness. I am going to give you my 3 favorite vegetable juices that, if drunken regularly will change your bodily pH.
Another reason that vegetable juice helps with your hair is that is an excellent way to inhibit the enzyme 5 alpha reductase that transforms testosterone into DHT.
As you probably know, DHT is the hormone that is essentially responsible for male pattern baldness.
1. The Almond & Vegetable Juice Recipe For Accelerated Hair Growth
This is my personal favorite and one that I drink all the time, maybe four days a week on average.
The fresher the better, and obviously organic is ideal (and more nutrient dense) but don’t worry if you can’t afford or find organic.
If you haven’t already got a juicer, you need to get one frankly, if you’re serious about reversing hair loss. They’re not that expensive actually. They’re easy to clean and a good one will last a long time.
Ingredients and Tools:
- Raw almonds
- Cheesecloth (or muslin)
- A juicer
Soak your almonds in water for eight hours, or overnight.
When you’re ready to make your juice, strain the almonds.
Next, you’ll need to prepare your vegetables.
The exact amounts needed will vary depending on your tastes.
I’d say to start with one carrot, one celery stalk, and the tops of two cauliflower stalks.
Wash them thoroughly, and set aside.
Put the almonds through the juicer first, and be sure to collect both the “cream” from the front of the juicer and fiber in the cheesecloth from the back.
Set the fiber-filled cheesecloth aside, and then juice the vegetables one by one.
Add the juice of the vegetables to the almond cream, and then place the cheesecloth with almond fiber in the juice.
Let it soak for a few minutes, and then squeeze the cloth to remove the excess liquid. You’ll also want to rinse the cloth over the cup so as to ensure all of the nutrients are added.
You may need to perform this step a few times until the fiber inside of the cheesecloth is dry.
If the vegetables I’ve mentioned aren’t your thing, you can add more or different kinds depending on what is in season and looks fresh, or whatever suits your taste.
Cucumber and beetroot are excellent choices.
Perhaps the greatest benefit you’ll receive from this juice is its DHT-blocking properties.
These properties are thanks to two of almond oil’s acids – oleic and linoleic.
A 2009 study found that these oils inhibited the activities of 5-alpha-reductase. As mentioned above, this is the enzyme responsible for the conversion of testosterone to DHT.
This means that almonds may be able to lower the levels of DHT throughout the body, which then decreases its numbers at the hair follicles.
The carrot also provides its own benefits, as it’s rich in Vitamin A.
Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that can fight free radicals and, as a result, combat signs of aging.
2. Citrus Ginger Blast Cleansing Juice Recipe
The second juice is one I often use in the morning. Not only is it highly alkalizing and energizing but it strips down and clears mucus and gunk from the GI tract.
This in turns makes digestion more efficient and reduces autointoxication from waste foods absorbing back into the blood instead of being eliminated.
These two benefits essentially clean the blood and fill it full of nutrients and minerals that can sustain new hair growth.
Ingredients and Tools:
- Lemons (2)
- Limes (2)
- Oranges (3)
- Ginger (a small handful)
- Apple (optional)
To start, peel the oranges and limes. You don’t need to peel the lemons before juicing.
Next, grab your clump of ginger (enough to fit in the palm of your hand) and put that through the juicer.
Follow up immediately with the citrus fruits.
If you find that this blend is a bit too strong for your tastes, you can always add an apple to cut down on the acidity.
As mentioned above, this refreshing juice is highly alkalizing and energizing. But it also has serious benefits for the gastrointestinal tract.
In fact, it’s a proven gastroprotective effects thanks to two main compounds – gallic acid and cinnamic acid.
But that’s not all!
It’s also believed that ginger can combat free radicals within the body so as to prevent oxidation and signs of aging (e.g. hair loss).
Citrus, too, has it’s benefits.
3. Fresh Wheatgrass Juice
The third juice I recommend men use who are suffering with hair loss is fresh wheatgrass juice. This one can be time consuming to make, but it is well worth it.
Gram for gram wheatgrass is the most alkalizing juice you can possibly drink (ok, so I kind of lied about the first juice, but that one is much larger).
However, you will need another juicer for wheatgrass because the usual centrifugal juicer is not efficient enough to be used with wheatgrass (unless you have fields of the stuff.) Luckily you can buy a simple manual masticating juicer for around $30.
They are very efficient and are perfect for wheatgrass and grasses and herbs in general (all of which are helpful for hair because they are chocked full of the building blocks for hair and are highly alkalizing).
Ingredients and Tools:
- Wheatgrass (1/4 cup chopped per single shot of juice)
- A masticating juicer
- Coconut water (optional)
If you’ve grown your own wheatgrass, which is easy to do, then you can simply harvest it for your needs.
Once the wheatgrass is no longer than four to six inches tall, cut the wheatgrass just above the roots. This will enable the wheatgrass to grow back for your next harvesting.
You’ll need enough for 1/4 cup of chopped wheat grass per single shot of juice. This may be a bit hard to gauge initially, but you’ll get an idea as you make this blend more frequently.
Once your wheatgrass has been harvested and chopped, it’s time to juice.
Feed the wheat grass into the masticating juicer, and run it according to manufacturer instructions.
As wheatgrass is fibrous, you’ll want to go slow to ensure proper juicing of the plant.
If you’re using a manual masticating juicer, you may want to run the blend through just once more to retrieve as much juice as possible. This isn’t necessary with a higher-quality juicer.
You’ll see that you don’t get much juice from wheatgrass. However, the juice you do retrieve is packed full of vitamins and nutrients.
If the taste is too strong, you may cut the juice with coconut water. This will add a refreshing edge to the drink with even more nutrients and benefits.
Fresh wheatgrass juice is amazingly powerful stuff.
Wheatgrass juice is full of chlorophyll which is almost identical in composition to hemoglobin. This is the molecule that provides oxygen to cells, which is another reason this juice is so beneficial for overall health and healthy hair.
But how exactly does this help hair?
Restricted oxygen supply is a common “side effect” of hair loss conditions like androgenetic alopecia.
As the blood supply is strangled, the amount of oxygen and nutrients that can get through is limited.
Other factors, including lifestyle choices (such as smoking) or medical conditions (such as asthma) may contribute to this reduced supply.
The Benefits of Juicing for Hair Loss
I know many men are skeptical about the efficacy of natural foods for reversing hair loss.
I agree that minor changes to your diet don’t make much difference, especially over the short term.
But vegetable juicing can make a big difference because of the shear amount of nutrients, minerals, and enzymes that can be given to the body at one time. In a single pint of vegetable juice there might be 10-15 pieces of raw vegetable.
It might take a long time to alkalize our bodies because of all the acidic foods we’ve eaten over our lifetime, so if you’re lazy and don’t have much time then this is the perfect method.
What I am sure about, is that when your body moves over to alkaline from an acid state you will notice a difference.
Especially in the early stages of a receding hairline juicing 2 times per day you will start to see hair regrowth. For more advanced stages of male pattern baldness the results take longer and require more work to turn the body from an acidic to an alkaline state.
You may want to check out this article which shows you how to promote new hair growth and details a home-made minoxidil solution that has none of the side effects of minoxidil.
Most importantly, take action and get all the information and research you need as soon as possible because it is harder to reverse hair loss than prevent hair loss in the first place.
In fact, if one of your parents is genetically predisposed to male pattern baldness and you are still young, I recommend staying as alkaline as possible and following the other methods we use to completely prevent hair loss and receding hair line.
Vegetable juicing is one of the big factors that allowed me to beat my own hair loss.
I write about this much more in my ultimate guide so you might want to have a look at that as well.