How To Remove DHT From Your Scalp Naturally

Man with pipette applying liquid to scalp

Welcome to The Scalp Solution Method. On this page you will learn the most powerful method to quickly and easily remove DHT from your scalp and then stimulate new hair growth.

The first step is to exfoliate the scalp. Without the scalp exfoliation it’s much harder for new hairs to grow because where the hair follicle exits, the skin has become blocked, clogged, and the pH is generally very unfavourable for new hair growth.

You will then learn how to reactivate the hair growth process using a little known technique that initiates the growth phase of the hair follicle based on a concept known as mesotherapy.

And finally I will show you how to stimulate the scalp and emerging hair follicles in such a way that they continue to grow, faster and stronger.

I highly recommend reading some of the other articles on the blog such as the detox post. If you don’t then this technique won’t work nearly as well (although you would probably still get some good results, it’s much more powerful when combined with the other techniques).

This method just speeds up the results. All in all if you carry this out it will probably halve the time for visible results.

BONUS: At the end of this article you’ll find a quiz that calculates how reversible your hair loss is, based on the answers you give. Try the quiz after reading this article and find out if cleaning your scalp of DHT, and other methods will actually help re-grow your hair or not.

Preparing Your Scalp So New Hairs Can Grow

Preparing the scalp means cleaning it, removing both the natural and unnatural substances that have built up there, which are both the cause and effect of hair loss.

Without the cleaning process, new hairs are less likely to appear because they literally have to push and squeeze their way out of the epidermis, and this makes it less likely to happen.

It’s like a plant that has to grow through a thick layer of gravel that’s dry and acidic, even if there is fertile ground beneath, it has a much harder task. Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for new hair growth to occur.

So what should be cleaned from the epidermis to allow hair growth? Well there are 4 things we have to remove first. These are;

  1. Embedded sebum
  2. Dead skin
  3. Cosmetic products
  4. Pollutants

These 4 substances will become mixed together and form what’s called epidermis plaque that clings to the scalp and prevents hair growth and causes miniaturization of existing hair follicles.

The plaque also contains DHT crystals that are secreted through the epidermis creating a perpetually inhospitable environment for hair growth.

This Is How To Remove The Epidermis Plaque & DHT Crystals

By far the most effective way to remove the epidermis plaque is to use a homemade scalp exfoliate. This will gently and naturally remove the plaque making the method more effective.

It’s safe to use this exfoliate mixture on the scalp because the hair follicle roots grows from much deeper in the scalp so it won’t any kind of damage to the follicles themselves in any way. Besides, these are natural ingredients that are good enough to eat.

To make this yourself you will need:

  • Himalyan or Celtic sea salt
  • Powdered activated charcoal
  • Ginger
  • Cucumber
  • Lemon juice
  • A juicing machine (or a blender and muslin cloth)

Take half a tablespoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of powdered activated charcoal and approximately 100ml of mixed ginger and cucumber juice and the juice of 1 whole lemon.

To make the cucumber and ginger juice you will need a juicing machine. It’s a very good idea to get hold of one anyway since vegetable juices can help to alkalise your body which has a whole spectrum of knock-on effects that will improve your hair health.

If you don’t yet have a juicer, you can always using an electric blender. Take a large handful of ginger chunks and put them in our high-speed blender along with a whole cucumber. Squeeze in the juice of a whole lemon. Blend up the mixture, without water, or you can add a small amount of water if it’s too dry.

Then, take the mixture and remove the pulp using a muslin cloth or equivalent. This will remove all the pulp and fibre just leaving the cleansing liquid.

Combine all of the ingredients in a small plastic bottle such as a used shampoo bottle and shake thoroughly until well-mixed.

Apply the mixture to the area of scalp that you want to regrow and gently massage into the region. Leave the mixture to sit on the scalp as the lemon and ginger break up the plaque

Once gently massaged in, let the mixture sit on the skin for 5-10 minutes before rinsing out with warm (but not hot) water.

It varies from person to person but there’s a good chance you will need another few peels to fully remove the plaque. Repeat the procedure until you feel like the plaque has been removed.

You can aid the process by brushing away the flakes that fall off with a hair brush, which also helps de-clog the pores.

Himalayan Salt

Himalyan salt contains abundant amounts of trace minerals that many of us have become deficient in. The salt provides these trace minerals directly to the scalp. The salt is also gently antibacterial and helps to draw bacteria (and mites if you have them) from the scalp pores.


The salt also balances excess acidity in the scalp by neutralising any acids that may have formed and would otherwise be damaging the hair follicles.

Activated Powdered Charcoal

Activated powdered charcoal is a well known cleansing agent because of its amazing ability to absorb toxins. Charcoal is often used to purify water and whiten teeth, but in this case we’ll use it powerfully absorb any grease, or DHT that is embedded on the scalp.

The charcoal is also fairly ‘rough’ meaning it can help to gently exfoliate the scalp by rubbing against any plaque and help to gently remove it.


The charcoal also helps to neutralise molds, and although you may not think you have any mold on your scalp, told can grow on the embedded plaque, and it’s a good idea to remove any possible spores before using the dermaroller. The charcoal is the perfect way to do this.

lemon-juiceLemon Juice

Lemon juice is an important ingredient because it helps to gently break down oils, dead skin cells and leftover cosmetics attached to the scalp.

The citric acid contained in the lemon juice is a powerful but gentle cleanser that removes flaky skin and cleans the pores but does so without damaging the hair or scalp.

Ginger Juice

ginger-rootIt may sound strange to have ‘ginger juice’ but if you throw a chunk of ginger in your juicer followed by a cucumber you’ll understand why it must be included in this scalp exfoliate.

Not only does ginger help to break down plaque and gently peel the scalp, but it boosts circulation.

This increase in blood flow is important to invigorate the scalp and prepare it for the use of the derma roller. Ginger juice is a powerful natural cleanser and circulation booster.

Cucumber Juice

Cucumber juice is included because simply juicing a handful of ginger won’t produce much liquid. The cucumber is used to flush out any remaining juice. Which is why it should follow the ginger, not go before it.

The cucumber is also soothing and alkalising and helps to bring all the other ingredients together into a powerful exploit liquid.

What To Do If The Plaque Builds Up Quickly Again!

You might find that the plaque builds up quickly again, this is because of the overproduction of the sebum which debilitates hair growth.

I would recommend checking out the post on detox for reversing hair loss and also our hair loss course which will help in preventing sebum production and generally give your new hair the best chance of survival by showing you how to reduce the production of DHT whilst super-charging your blood with hair growing nutrients and hormones.

If you do find your scalp quickly gets oily again then I would recommend a few quick changes to your diet which will help.

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Firstly, remove any oily foods from your diet. This means anything fried. Fast food must go. Also try not to use to many condiments like ketchup or mayonnaise which contain unhealthy oils. Removing processed foods altogether would be a good idea.

Another great way to reduce oil production in the scalp is by breaking up the grease before it gets into your body. To do this, every morning drink 1 pint of warm water with the juice of 1 lemon squeezed in.

Add to this 1 pinch of himalayan salt, and half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper.


This will help to clear out your digestive system and break down any mucus and greases. The cleaner your colon, the cleaner and clear your skin, and therefore your scalp will be.

There is another trick to reducing oils in your body and on your scalp, and that is to supplement your diet with greens powders.

These powders are highly alkalising but they are amazing at absorbing unhealthy oils and cleaning out your system. You can buy mixed greens powders very easily, they usually consist of spirulina, chlorella, wheatgrass powders and more.

Two bowls of spirulina and chlorella

Spirulina and chlorella powder bowls. The perfect daily supplement for strong hair growth.

mixed-essential-oilsMix these powders in with a morning smoothie or take them as supplements everyday. They will quickly clean up the oils that clog your skin pores and improve the healthiness of your scalp.

If you have a dry scalp, this is not good either and it is a good idea to fix this first. The best way to do this is to supplement your diet with high quality mixed oils.

The mixed oils should contain pumpkin seed oil, hemp seed oil, avocado oil, evening primrose oil, flax and sunflower oil. Learn more about using sunflower oil for hair loss.

These oils are extremely healthy for you and will immediately help to reduce dry, flaky skin and dandruff when taken consistently for a week. I personally take around 25ml everyday.

Ok that’s the procedure for preparing the scalp for new hair growth. Let’s summarize it quickly

  1. Test the scalp exfoliate on your skin
  2. Monitor the results to make sure no adverse reactions occur
  3. Wash and dry hair.
  4. Apply the exfoliate using a pipette
  5. Rinse with warm water after ten minutes, or 30 seconds after mild stinging sensation. Rinse immediately if painful

Reactivating & Stimulating Your Scalp

In this section we’ll use a ‘double pronged approach’ to first activate and then stimulate hair growth. We initially need to activate the hair follicles and epidermis from their dormant state, wake them up and send a signal to your body that says ‘hey it’s beneficial to use our resources to grow hair right now’.

We need to put them into a state of activity by telling the body to send all the building blocks for hair growth such as the nutrients, minerals and hormones that have been carefully cultivated and optimized in the previous sections.

Without activating the scalp, much of our hard work will go into repairing and building other parts of the body that are in need.

(This definitely isn’t a bad thing at all, but for our purposes we can ‘trick’ our bodies to send its supplies into the scalp for new hair growth).

Using A Dermaroller To Stimulate The Scalp

Metal derma roller being used for hair growthFor this we’ll need a dermaroller. This is a device like a rolling pin, except that this one is covered in hundreds of tiny needles about 0.5mm long.

The dermaroller is rolled across the scalp it produces thousands of tiny pricks in the epidermis.

The pricks aren’t deep enough to do any long term damage, they’re just deep enough to wake up the cells in that area so they can send their resources.

This helps increase cell production and circulation to the epidermis.

A Note On The Dermaroller

This device is actually meant to be used to promote younger skin and heal acne wounds, stretch marks and scars. The roller pricks stimulate the new growth of collagen and elastin fibres, as well as new melanocytes, and re-vascularization. The tiny wounds heal in less than an hour, but the cells remain stimulated.


In a way it’s similar to pruning a bush, or cutting the grass. Where the cut was made, growth hormones flood to, and fresh vegetation growth can be found soon after. It’s important to clean the roller each time you use it to prevent any chance of infection.

You can do this by washing in boiling hot water, or a mild antibacterial solution before use.

How To Use The Dermaroller To Activate Hair Growth

Lightly roll the dermaroller over the parts of your scalp suffering from hair loss. Apply just enough pressure that the tiny needles penetrate the skin. You might feel a tingling sensation but it shouldn’t hurt. Go over the effected parts of your scalp 4 times each at a different angle each time.

After you’ve done this, you can now apply the special hair growth elixir. You should apply the dermaroller and elixir every other day to start with.

Once your scalp has got use to it, you can do it every day, or however often you feel it will be beneficial and convenient to you. Once a day after a few weeks seems to work well. Do it before bed, this gives the maximum time to heal without interruption.

The Hair Growth Elixir That Causes Hair Growth

The next step is to apply a special topical elixir to the scalp. This mixture has been specifically formulated to stimulate as much growth as possible whilst suppressing the production of DHT.

I’m not talking about minoxidil either, this is much cheaper and much more effective.

This formula came about through a series of trial and error with myself and other men suffering from androgenic alopecia (hair loss) over a number of years, and a lot of research, so please make the most of it.

Component 1: Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil forms the ‘base’ of the scalp elixir and it  perfect for this job. It is 100% natural and absorbs easily into the skin without leaving a greasy mess.

Most importantly, it helps deliver the other ingredients directly into the scalp where they are needed to stimulate new hair growth.

nettle-leaf-extractComponent 2: Nettle Leaf Extract

Nettle leaf is an extremely powerful way to reduce DHT in the scalp and has been proven to reduce hair loss in clinical trails. The best form of nettle leaf is the liquid extract.

This is the most potent form, but if you can’t find it then you can use a powdered extract, or even make concentrated nettle leaf tea your self.

Component 3: Pumpkin Seed Oil

A bowl of pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds contain large amounts of bioavailable zinc which may be one of the reasons they have been clinically proven to improve hair count after 6 months of supplementation.

Pumpkin seed oil has been clinically proven to reduce hair loss when taken as s supplement. That is why I recommend you take it everyday as part of your daily balance oils.

However, pumpkin seed oil can also be extremely powerful when used topically (although it can be a bit messy.)

PSO helps to reduce DHT directly on the scalp whilst also providing a host of other beneficial nutrients and minerals which can be absorbed through the scalp and used by the hair follicles them selves for growth.

(This is why you should never used commercial shampoos, because the chemicals in them will absorb directly into your scalp causing damage to the long term health of your hair. Later I will show you the homemade shampoo recipe you need to use during this method which is 100% natural.)

Component 4: Saw Palmetto

A saw palmetto leaveSoft gel saw palmetto is best, simply pierce the gel capsule and squeeze the oil into the original mixture of hyaluronic acid and emu oil. The ratio should be roughly 1 part saw palmetto: 6 parts hyaluronic acid and emu oil.

Sometimes the soft gels come with extra DHT inhibiting ingredients such as pygeum or pumpkin seed. This is not a problem and will likely be beneficial for your hair so don’t be afraid to use those ones.

There’s one final component to add to our mixture. The primary purpose of this one is to stimulate circulation in the scalp, much like the expensive topical solution Minoxidil. However a Japanese double blind study actually found that this component was twice as effective at promoting hair growth as minoxidil.

In fact, when mixed with our solution it works even better because the jojoba oil allow it to penetrate deeper into the scalp where it is most beneficial.

The final component is apple polyphenol. This can be bought inexpensively online or at a health shop. Break the capsule into our mixture in a ratio of approximately 1 part polyphenol: 6 parts mixture.

Vigorously shake the mixture in your application bottle to make sure all the components are nicely mixed. Not only does apple polyphenol stimulate blood circulation directly to the scalp but it helps neutralize free radicals.

The ‘elixir’ is now ready to be applied to the scalp. After you’ve rolled the dermaroller 4 x over each part of the scalp apply the elixir in small blobs and massage in.

If the scalp feels mildly uncomfortable over the next 24 hours that’s ok, each time you repeat the process the uncomfortable feeling will get less.

If you feel strong discomfort, wash the mixture away with warm water. Wait 24 hours and look out for any signs of reaction. (This has never happened to anyone I know, but just in case)

If you are using Minoxidil then substitute this mixture for it. The side effects of minoxidil will go away, and only natural ingredients will reach the scalp. It’s also much less expensive.

Washing Out The Scalp Elixir

In the morning you’ll need to wash away the scalp elixir which has been working its magic on your scalp overnight. This will involve making another homemade mixture which contains a powerful mix of cleansing, nutrifying, healing and DHT blocking ingredients that heal the scalp.

This mixture is fairly straightforward, but you’ll need to get hold of the ingredients in advance.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Guava Leaf Tea (or guava leaves, or guava leaf extract)
  • Bentonite Clay
  • Tea Tree Oil

Here’s how to make it.

Take some guava leaf tea, you will normally need to buy this online and steep the tea in hot water for 5 minutes.

Get rid of the tea bag and let the water cool to room temperature.

Now take 1 teaspoonful of bentonite clay and add it to the cooled guava leaf tea and stir. Once stirred, add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil to the mixture and mix thoroughly again.

Rinse your hair and scalp with medium warm water under the shower and then pour the glass of tea and bentonite over your scalp and massage in.

Wash out thoroughly with cool water and towel dry. I prefer to use cool water rather than hot.

Cool water improves circulation whereas hot water will only damage and dry the scalp and strip away essential oils that protect the hair. Towel dry your hair and massage your scalp as you go for an extra boost of circulation.

Guava Leaf Tea

Guava leaf tea has been shown in studies to help improve hair growth, so we’ll use it effectively in this hair wash. Since you will wash away the scalp elixir its a good idea to use every chance to boost hair growth further with guava leaf tea.

Bentonite Clay

Bentonite clay is an extremely powerful product that absorbs toxins brilliantly. I use bentonite clay internally when detoxing, and I also use it after washing my hair. Bentonite clay absorbs toxins and reduces scalp acidity, making the scalp and ideal environment for hair growth.

Bentonite clay

Bentonite clay

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a powerful antibacterial that will help to keep your scalp clean during the method with the dermaroller. Just a few drops are needed since tea tree oil is very concentrated.

Important! Changing Your Shampoo

It is important to use the right shampoo to nourish the scalp and new follicles.

Typical off-the-shelf shampoos just won’t do. They contain chemicals that will damage the delicate young hair and they will also dry out the scalp and leave a chemical residue.

So you will need to make your own. I recommend you do this anyway instead of using shop bought shampoos, but during the Scalp Solution this is even more important.

There are many different homemade shampoo recipes I recommend, depending no your hair type, but this is the recipe that I recommend you use when you wash your hair after the Scalp Solution.

There is no need to wash your hair too often. This is unnatural, and will strip away natural oils from the hair and scalp. Aim to wash your hair with the homemade shampoo around 2 times per


  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda (not baking powder)
  • 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar
  • 2 drops of tea tree oil
  • 2 drops of magnesium oil
  • 1 tablespoon of borage oil

This will make enough shampoo for 1 application so if you want to make more than jus increase the quantity in the same ratio.

If you want to use it immediately, mix all of the ingredients in a glass and then fill up with water to half a pint. Wet your hair and then pour the mixture over your hair and massage in.

Let it sit on your hair and scalp for 2 minutes before washing out with cool water. If you want to make enough for more than 1 application then mix it in a small plastic bottle and add the water when you are ready.

Important! Scalp Exercises

You will want to give your hair every chance of survival by boosting blood flow, which will carry with it the nutrients and oxygen needed by the new hair follicle to grow thick and strong.

You can do this with the scalp exercises and massages. These are very important to do during this period and will significantly boost the success rate of the method.

Scalp exercises, and head massages make this method more effective because they reduce tension in the scalp, they make the skin more supple and open to new growth and increased muscle usage will reduce the concentration of DHT.

They also massively boost the amount of blood circulation to the scalp which is hugely important to deliver maximum nutrition and oxygen to the vulnerable follicles that need every bit of help they can get to survive.

I recommend that when doing the Scalp Solution you also add in at least 10 minutes per day of scalp and head massages/exercises to maximize the effects of the dermaroller and elixir.

When performing the massage on yourself don’t press too hard on the area you have just used the dermaroller on. Find another area of your scalp where you can hold to perform the massages.

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  • Sophie says:

    I appreciate your advice on hairline re-growth and I will try your method to see if mine will grow back.

  • John says:

    Great post, and website it’s very useful information. I’ll definately be buying your guide shortly.

    Just a few of questions if you don’t mind:

    1: How often do we do this process/apply the serum? Daily, weekly?
    2: Do we need to shampoo it off each time?
    3: What shampoo do you recommend?

    Thanks again Will:)

    • Will Hartfield MEng says:

      Hi John, thanks for your great question.
      First make sure you test your skin for sensitivity. If it feels fine, start off at once every 5 days or so and see how it goes. I don’t want to give any hard and fast rules, since the optimum amount is different for everyone. But at least once a week – The trick is to be consistent. Rising off with water is fine. Most everyday shampoos aren’t much good for us due to the harsh chemicals, but most dedicated hair loss shampoos work well.

  • Eric says:

    Where can I find Apple polyphenol in liquid form?

  • Himani verma says:

    Can this method be used for thinning hair?

  • Lynn says:

    Hello, This is great information for hair growth and general health as well! Does your formula work for women too? Is the hyaluronic acid the liquid form? I see a serum as well. Thanks again!

    • Will Hartfield MEng says:

      Hi Lynn, than you. Yes we have found it does work effectively for women too. Yes the liquid form is usually the best one to go for 🙂

  • Thia says:

    Hi will. Such a great sharing. Wanna ask, after using dermaroller, how long we have to wait before applying any gel? Thanks in advance

  • Eileen says:

    Does this work for women aswell@

    • Will Hartfield MEng says:

      Hi Eileen. Yes it does. This technique it all about blood circulation for nutrient flow and the removal of toxins to/from the hair follicle. So it does work well for women too. Dietary changes are the first place I would recommend starting though, because that’s what affects what’s in your blood in the first place 🙂

    • Will Hartfield MEng says:

      Yes, we’ve had some good results with the female members who have used this method

    • Brenda says:

      Hi Will I love your website just wondering if those suggestions are for women as well I would think so LOL we have scalp just checking thank you wonderful website

  • Mycurlyhair says:

    Is DHT build up the same as scaling on the scalp? My Seb derm. Would this work for that? Thank you.

    • Will Hartfield MEng says:

      It’s not quite the same thing, but the ‘scale’ contains DHT which in turn causes hair follicle miniaturisation. You want to take a ‘two-pronged’ approach by removing DHT from the scalp topically and also changing your diet and lifestyle to to minimise the DHT that arrives at the scalp. I’m not sure what you mean by ‘My seb derm.’ Thanks

  • Thia says:

    Hello. Is there any substitute for salicyclic acid?
    Can I use dermaroller without using any cream for lubrication?

    • Will Hartfield MEng says:

      Even without the cream the derma roller will provide some benefit by stimulating new cell production. However the cream is recommended to speed up the process and provide the nutrients to the right place allowing the hairs to grow more quickly.

  • nabeel says:

    my doctor suggested me to use salyclic acid along with minoxidil 12.5.
    will using both will have any negative effect

  • Johan says:

    Hey, do i need to repeat this for rest of My life?.

    • Will Hartfield MEng says:

      No, once new hairs come through then you can stop using the derma roller. But you will have to make the dietary and lifestyle changes indefinitely. I personally don’t need to use it any more since my hair has already re-grown, now I just use my techniques to maintain the current hair and keep DHT levels low.

  • Will says:

    What size needle on the dermabrush do you recommend?


  • Mark says:

    Hello i wonder about that i was found that i have atopic dermatitis and i have very sensitive skin. When i go to cut my hairs it started itching and some red sskin is visible. What do you recommend for me it is smart to use that way of cleaning scalp or it is some other way because i have to clean my dht levels in scalp because it is going very fast. Please help thanks..

    • Will Hartfield MEng says:

      I’m not an expert on atopic dermatitis, it’s certainly different from the androgenic alopecia (aka male pattern baldness) that this guide is for so I can’t recommend using it. Focus on the other health based techniques for now

  • Mark says:

    Do you use the derma roller on your scalp immediately after the salicylic acid treatment? If not, how long must I wait after the acid treatment before I use the derma roller?

    Thank you

    • Will Hartfield MEng says:

      The salicylic acid should remove the layer of epidermis plaque. If it doesn’t you should use it again until the plaque is removed. If it builds up quickly again then this is a warning sign that your diet needs a re-think. Wait at least 5 hours, and not longer than 3 days after using the peel to use the derma roller.

  • Nate says:

    Do you have the specific product list of items you use? It appears difficult to find the appropriate effective Apple polyphenol product, and I would like to mimic your method as closely as possible to hopefully achieve the same results. Thanks.

    • Will Hartfield MEng says:

      Hi Nate, I will try and come up with a list of resources that I (and my members use.) Yes there are a few low quality products you can find on Amazon, but make sure your getting the fundamentals (the big things) right as well.

      • Nate says:

        Thank you, I’d appreciate that. I’m willing to put out more money for genuine products. I read of mislabeling of mg content on a popular Amazon Apple polyphenol product made in China, so that raised red flags for everything else too.

  • Mitch says:

    Hi I’ve been using minoxidil for the last year and I’m about to start following this method. Will I lose what I gained from using minoxidil? Or will thing countine and improve. I’ve completed the hair mask process and will be soon starting the hair solution soon. I have the ingredients.

    • Will Hartfield MEng says:

      Hi Mitch, I don’t think you will lose what you gained at all, things should continue to improve. But just to be on the safe side, I would phase out the minoxidil over a few months and monitor your progress as you go. Everybody is different and it won’t hurt to do both for a while. Will

  • Mitch says:

    Hi, also I just wondered what are the exact measurements to make the solution. I.e 20ml emu oil 20ml hualuronic acid and 5 .. Etc ? How would you make the mixture? Thanks in advance

    • Will Hartfield MEng says:

      I use the ratios described in the guide, the exact amount depends on how much you want to make at any one time. It varies for me since I will go through phases of using the scalp elixir, but go through periods without. If you want a more detailed guide you can look into the hair loss course.

  • Mitch says:

    Thanks pal. Also any rules to follow for the dermaroller, any methods, simply back forth etc and what’s the actual ingredient measurements to make the solution? Also is it a case of doing it once a week then building to once every eve? Sorry to be thorough ..I just want to make sure I’m getting the best out of this method. Thank you

    • Will Hartfield MEng says:

      Please refer to the more in depth guide in the course for a greater level of detail. Thanks

  • Mitch says:

    Hi will, apologies for the questions, I’ve just seen you sell the full details on this. Does it cover everything and do you really believe this will work better than mixodil?

    • Will Hartfield MEng says:

      Some guys use both this method and minoxidil, but yes generally we think it’s more effective.

  • Chad says:

    I am 32 years old and I began losing the hair above my temples when I was about 17. At the Tim rather hair fell out rapidly, but since then has stabilized. I have the typical M pattern, but no crowning. Can you tell me if your method would restore the hair above my temples? That skin has been bald for about 15 years now, but I would be thrilled if there is a way to regenerate the follicles so they may produce new hair!

    Also, I have mixed a saw palmetto gel capsul – which had pygeum and pumpkin seed in it – along with capsul of apple polyphenol into the solution of emu oil and hyaluronic acid… The mixture turned into something of a paste and ended up hardening on my scalp… Is that normal?

    • Will Hartfield MEng says:

      Hello Chad, if the hair has been bald for a long time it’s much harder to regrow those hairs, since the skin has essentially sealed close and opening and the hair follicles have no way to start the growth cycle.
      The pygeum and pumpkin seed may have had something to with the paste hardening, usually there is a small amount of liquid left over but the hardening paste is unusual. However I wouldn’t think there is anything to worry about.

  • Conrad says:

    Is the dermaroller also good too use with the minoxidil foam that i use. Will it work better if i use the dermaroller? Greetz.

    • Will Hartfield MEng says:

      Yes I think that will be a good combination because the derma roller stimulates new cell growth and will allow the minoxidil to penetrate deeper into the scalp. I would recommend testing one area of your skin to make sure you don’t get any adverse reactions, since the derma roller is creating tiny pricks in your skin, it could cause irritation.

  • Shaquille O Shaw says:

    How long until you start to see results?

    • Will Hartfield MEng says:

      It takes a long time to lose hair, it also takes a long time to regrow it. Focus on it for at least a month before expecting any results

  • David E says:

    Hi Will. I’m only 16 and I have all the MPB symptoms, like receded hairline, shedding and miniaturized hair around the hairline. Because it’s starting this early, I assume it’s pretty aggressive right? My question is can this method help me keep it at bay and maybe i’ll see some regrowth? Or am I doomed? Any other things I can do to at the very least slow my MPB down? I’m not exactly rolling in cash. I hope you can help me man 🙂

    • Will Hartfield MEng says:

      Hi David. Yes I would assume that if it’s starting at 16 it may be quite aggressive, does MPB run in your family? However your situation is not hopeless, there is plenty you can do so that you never have to worry about it. This method will help, but it’s more about regrowing hair. At your stage (well done for catching it early) you should focus on the health based techniques (that I write about here and in the course.) For example, you need to get your body alkalised, you need avoid blood sugar level spikes by eating natural healthy foods. Also avoid tap water (which contains fluoride) avoid overly hot showers. At your early stage you still have every chance to keep a full head of hair, but if you follow the mainstream advice (and mainstream diet) then your hair may continue to recede. Hope that helps

  • Joe says:

    How well could this work on a slightly receded hairline? Thanks!

  • tom says:

    Hi Will,
    I was very excited about finding your website and this process until I read your response about how hard it is to re-grow hair after many years. My crown has been balding progressively since my early 20’s and I’m now 58 yrs. old. Has it been too long for your process to work for me?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Tom, if the scalp has had no hair for a long time the skin heals completely over and becomes ‘woody’ unfortunately this does make it much harder to re-grow hairs. If there are small, fine hairs still there then you should be able to reignite these, so focus on the hairline and working outwards from there. Let me know if you have anymore questions.

  • matt says:

    Hey the scalp cleaning portion of this sounds fantastic. I am on propecia right now but made the decision to quit off of it due to possible/ current sides. Some of these similar sides I’ve heard about being seen after using Saw Palmetto since its approach to disarming DHT is similar to that of Finasteride.

    Right now I’ve decided to go only the natural solution so I was wondering what your opinion on using the scalp cleaning regimen with the derma roller and elixir however switching the Saw Palmetto with Pumpkin Seed Oil.

    Otherwise I was about to start using derma roller with oral Pumpkin Seed Oil as well as puncture capsules for topical use of PSO. Using this along with biotin and B- Complex supplements do you think it would have the same effect?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Matt, I think this is a good approach, the possible side effects of Propecia are just too scary. I think switching the saw palmetto to PSO could work well, although I don’t think topical saw palmetto will have any bad side effects but it would be interesting to try. The research on the effectiveness of pumpkin seed oil is encouraging. However, I would put an emphasis on diet based techniques I’ve written about here since they will help lower the DHT sensitivity of the hair follicles on the front of the head (mainly reducing blood sugar level spikes and alkalising the body.) So it’s a double pronged approach. Let us know how it goes with the topical PSO. Will

  • Ray says:

    Hi Will,
    I have a .75 dermaroller. Should I get the .5, or will this one suffice?


    • Will Hartfield says:

      I think .75 is fine, it’s really a personal preference.

      • Ray says:

        Thanks! Do you recommend a total beginner do several peels before using the roller?

        • Will Hartfield says:

          You can try doing it without the peel first, that’s fine. See how you go and then use the peel (make sure you dilute it and do an allergy test first) to take it to the next level.

          • Ray says:

            Thanks again!

          • Ray says:

            Hey Will,

            I’m a bit confused as to how much of each ingredient I should use for a potent mix. When you say “parts” of each ingredient do you mean ounces? What’s a good rule of thumb? When you’re describing the mixture for the elixir, what’s the best way to measure each “part”. Is there a standard, or does eyeballing each ingredient work? How much of everything would be needed to make a decent sized bottle?


          • Will Hartfield says:

            Hi Ray, you can see a clear explanation of the ratio of parts from DK’s comment. That’s how to mix it correctly. How much you decide to make in one go depends on how much you think you’ll use (the area you want to cover x how often you plan to use it) I recommend doing a trial run with the correct ratio and then going from there. I don’t make too much in any one go, as I like to change around the ingredients often to see what works best. See how much you need to make for one application and scale up from there. Perhaps try 3x per week and make enough for a week to get started.

          • Ray says:

            Thanks once again Will! I made the solution and have been using it in conjunction with the dermaroller and I completed my first scalp peel today. So far everything seems ok and I’m not experiencing any complications. Other than all this, is there an at home laser device you recommend? Something that does the job, but doesn’t break the bank?

          • Will Hartfield says:

            Here’s an article I wrote about laser combs:

          • Ray says:

            Thanks again, and sorry for bombarding you with so many questions, but the more research I do on the topic the more I learn! What are your thoughts on using a bentonite clay mask on the scalp? Can it be used in conjunction with the acid peels?

          • Will Hartfield says:

            Good question, I’m actually experimenting with using bentonite clay on the scalp myself and a few other ‘guinea pigs’ (other members of Hair Loss Revolution.) So far so good, but only long term results will tell. We’re hoping that the bentonite ‘neutralises’ DHT and other harmful substances whilst at the same time providing trace minerals. Yes I believe it can be used in conjunction with acid peels, or perhaps instead of them. Still reviewing this idea.

          • Ray says:

            Thank you! Let us know what you find with the clay masks!

          • Will D says:

            Hey Will,

            I am also curious about using bentonite to create a clay mask for the scalp. Have you got any updates about how this has been working for you and your ‘guinea pigs’?

            Do you use ACV with the clay to form a mask? And how long should it be left on for? Thanks!

          • Will Hartfield says:

            It works well, especially if you have a greasy scalp/hair. Yes you could use ACV + bentonite clay mask. I usually just leave the bentonite on for a few minutes then wash it out.

  • vikash says:

    Is their any other oil i can use rather than emu oil, which has the same property to penetrate deep, plz let me know.

    • Will Hartfield says:

      I’ve only ever used Emu oil, but there may be similar alternatives. Why would you want to anyway? Emu oil is perfect for the job.

  • DK says:

    What are the ratio again?

    1:1 for emu oil and Hyaluronic acid.

    Add 1 part Saw Palmetto to 7 parts of the mixture from Step 1.

    Add 1 part Apple polyphenol to 7 parts of the mixture from Step 2.


    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi, yes this is a clear explanation. Although now I’ve changed step 2 and 3 to 1:6 ratio for both, (not 1:7 as it was before) after further experimentation.

  • Navtej says:

    Thanks will for such a amazing info…. i just wana ask is there any substitute for salicylic acid? in india i am not able to get as it comes only in face washes and some skil lotion i am not able to get separately. is there anything which i can use to remove the plauge ? Thanks 🙂

    • Will Hartfield says:

      If you can’t find it then don’t worry too much. Focus on the other steps. You could try a mixture that I have been working on and will reveal fully soon: Use a juicer to extract the juice of cucumber and ginger, mix this with natural sea salt and then add bentonite clay. Rub this on your scalp like you would when washing your hair. Leave it to sit for 3 minutes. Then wash out thoroughly with mild warm (but not hot) water.

  • matt says:

    hey Will just had a couple questions.

    -my situation is same as you just catching my receding hairline as early as possible. I was wondering if you had any before/ after pics or any success stories using this method.

    -also I’ve been trying to avoid saw palmetto because i hear it can have similar side effects as propecia which i tried and quit because of which. I’ve been using pumpkin seed oil pills but can i use pumpkin seed oil from the gel caps as a substitute by cutting them open?

    thanks man

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Matt,
      I don’t have any before/after pics from using just this method isolated from the other techniques and methods we use here, but if you join the email newsletter there are some overall before and after pics. I am working on some new members sharing their pictures, but clearly people are quite reluctant to be shown.
      Yes, the side effects from those dht blockers just isn’t worth it IMO. But pumpkin seed oil has worked well for me and others. I now use pumpkin seed oil without any capsules, just as a liquid in a glass bottle.

  • Linda says:

    Could i apply Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (with mother) instead of Apple Polyphenols supplement?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      I think that could be a fair swap – Let us know how it goes for you. I use apple cider vinegar in my homemade shampoo and it works great.

  • Daniel says:

    I had dense long lustrous hair, so dense that the hair brush/comb would not penetrate, It all happened when I applied coconut oil and in less than 4 days, I lost 70% of my hair – Straight from its roots. Later I found that the coconut oil has 88% saturated fats which clogs scalp pores. But pure Sweet almond oil works magic!

  • Susan says:

    I am a 55 yo female and have lost significant hair in the last two months. Not sure if it is hormones or stress. Do you think I would need to do the peel? or do you think the derma roller and elixir will work as this is a recent hair loss? FYI, I have already started the detox.

    • Will Hartfield says:

      As good as the elixir and dermaroller combination work, they’re not the most important part of stopping hair loss by any means. They’re about 5% of the entire picture. That’s good you’ve started the detox.

  • Wendi says:

    Thank you for the info. I wanted to know if there is a different type of oil to use other than emu oil as I am vegan.

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Wendi, I haven’t tried it, but I think Jojoba oil would be a good alternative. Let me know how it goes if you do try Jojoba.

      • Pedro says:

        So using Jojoba instead of hylauronic acid, and instead of emu oil should work too, as you mentioned before, the active ingredient is Saw palmetto right? the oil is for the base.

  • Fitz says:

    Does this mixture tend to cause brain fog? I had the worst kind of brain fog with finasteride and really don´t want to experience it anymore, seeing as saw palmetto has a similar effect, it wouldn´t be a good time if it get´s into the bloodstream 🙂

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Fitz, no I’ve never experienced it or heard others getting brain fog from using saw palmetto topically. If you’re still worried about it, either decrease the amount of saw palmetto, remove it, or swap it for reishi mushroom. I completely agree that the harmful effects of finasterdide can be horrible – Just not worth it for most of us, especially when the natural options are just as good.

  • Tobias says:

    Hi Will,

    Thanks for all the great information. I’m currently on day 2 of the the detox. Feeling like crap, but I suppose that’s a good sign! I just had one question for you: can matcha green tea be used with the scalp elixir in place of apple polyphenols given its high polyphenol count i.e. will it perform more or less the same function?

    Thanks a bunch!

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Tobias,
      Good work, yes the detox can be uncomfortable, but yes, it’s a good sign as you’d rather have those toxins outside than inside you. I’m not 100% sure, having never tried it I don’t want to recommend it but I think it would be worth a try if you only have matcha green tea powder. I would recommend you start at a low concentration or test on a small area of your scalp first to make sure there aren’t any adverse effects first though

  • Christi says:

    Have you tried adding high quality pure lavender and or tea tree oil to this regimen? Rosemary is also Good for hair growth but not advised for people with high blood pressure.
    I have read that using the derma roller as often as you suggest can actually damage the scalp and cause it to scar, eventually preventing hair from growing. I read on other sites that when you use the derma roller every other day that initially it will help stimulate hair growth and encourage new hair growth but it can lead to scarring if done that often. How true is this?
    I appreciate your sourceful website and I hope that my husband has success with your protocol.
    We follow mostly a paleo lifestyle, eat only organic, free range, grass fed , wild caught foods. We’ve been doing so for about 4-5 years. We are both 32. We do need to improve on being consistent with taking supplements.
    Male pattern baldness runs in my husband’s family. I am hoping that your protocol works. I am documenting everything that we are doing and will share pics with you if we are successful in preventing baldness. You can see my husband’s scalp where his hair is thinning but he still has a full head of hair.
    Have you tried using A high quality MSM with your elixir? I think I am going to add it to the mix. Also, try organic beet root juice and cilantro juiced from your juicer. Theyre good blood cleansers. I don’t know if it removes DHT but I know that it does clean the blood. Thanks again.

  • Basia says:

    Just made the mixture and put it on my scalp for the first time 🙂 Fingers crossed for my hair please! I’m a woman, I know there are not many of us (looking at all comments) using this recipe so I’ll let you all know how it’s going. I have a terrible stage of androgenic alopecia and hair thinning and that’s my last hope before I put a system on my hair…
    PS. Why nobody said saw palmetto smells so bad as a gel? 😉

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Please don’t just focus on this method, you need to balance your body from the inside out most importantly. Consider getting the Hair Equilibrium course as this will guide you through my most powerful hair loss fighting techniques.

  • Basia says:

    Hi Will, yes, I plan to do so. I already changed my diet and will take more steps soon 🙂 Thank you.

  • Jeff says:

    Is it okay to use jojoba oil instead of hyaluronic acid for the base of the scalp elixir?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      I’ve never tried it personally so I don’t want to comment, but my guess is that it could be a reasonably good substitute

  • Dawn says:

    Hi William, what is your take on PRP treatment. I’ve heard it’s expensive but they claim it works. Thank you so much for this website. It is so helpful😀 Can this dermaroller hurt the scalp or is it completely safe? Thanks

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Dawn, I’m not too sure about PRP treatment, I haven’t looked in to it at this point. You can overdo the derma roller. Once you’ve used it to stimulate re-growth you generally won’t need to keep using it.

  • Mae says:

    Hi Will. I have an oily scalp and my hair follicles are clogged. I had a Trichologist examined my scalp and I did 2 scalp treatments already. And I’m also losing hair. I figured it’s because of my clogged follicles. Will this treatment help me? I’ve lost so much hair due to my unhealthy scalp. Thank you!

    • Will Hartfield says:

      If you have an oily scalp its due to an imbalance inside your body from the foods your eat. The oil is essentially toxins that your body is trying to get rid of. These toxins are better outside your body than inside, even though they will be damaging your hair so your body will continue to secrete them through the scalp. You need to do a detox and optimise your diet. I would also recommend using only natural shampoos that your make yourself at home from natural ingredients specifically for oily hair. Inside my program, Hair Equilibrium, I have a whole module dedicated to homemade shampoos, and also diet and detox. There is also a lot of information here about diet and detox, but get the Hair Equilibrium program if you are really worried about it.

  • Susan says:

    Hi Will,

    I’ve just been reading your advice on hair loss, I’ve had thinning hair since my early twenties, very unsettling for a female. Over the last two years I’ve used the derma roller, 1.0, and have found improved hair growth and less fallout. Last winter I attended a training course by medic8 in order to offer dermaroller facials, on the training course we were told it was best to use the roller only every 6 weeks, as after the initial three weeks a different type of (stronger ) collagen would be laid down in the dermis, and that this wouldn’t happen with out a 6 week break. As I’d been working on my scalp every other day prior to this training course I’m not sure what would be “best practice” what do you think?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      I agree, it is possible to over do it with the derma roller. It’s important to only use it to stimulate new growth, and give new cells time to recover and grow. Once the new hair growth is initiated then you won’t need to use the derma roller at all if you have optimised the other parts of your body correctly.

      • Ray says:

        Hey Will! That said, what would be a good dermaroller regimen? I’ve been using it with the elixir five days a week and once a week scalp peels for about five weeks. I’m noticing improvements in the growth of the miniaturizing hairs at my front hairline, but I’m also noticing that area of the scalp is becoming dry and flaky. What would you suggest?


  • Tobias says:

    Hi Will,

    I’ve been following your wisdom for a couple of months now and enjoying the journey toward healthy hair. I have one question though. In your experience, what does having VERY weak hair indicate? I ask this as perhaps the most extreme symptom I’ve experienced is incredibly brittle hair – thin and wiry, almost`stretchy, that tangles very easily and can literally be torn off in clumps with minimal force. What do you think? Many thanks.

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Very weak hair in most cases shows a critical deficiency in nutrients, minerals and oxygen to the hair follicle. There are lots of other reasons that could be causing this too. Unfortunately its not as simple as ‘eating more fruits and vegetables.’ But there are certain things you can do to optimise your diet and massively boost the nutrition going to your hair.

  • Chandan Rabha says:

    How long will it take to grow new hair through this method?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      You can expect within 2-8 weeks, but there are many other factors involved.

      • Jay says:

        I’ve been using the scalp solution with an 0.25 dermaroller for about 1 month now, my entire hairline is filled with vellus hairs. I use the dermaroller and solution every day, do you think I’ll have to stop using the Dermaroller at some point? Or will I be able to use it for an infinite amount of time since it’s so small?

        • Will Hartfield says:

          Just use this technique to initiate hair growth. After some time you won’t need to use it at all. Switch to scalp massages after new hair growth begins.

  • Torrance says:

    Hello Will,

    Great post!! I just started to use a somewhat similar except the Salicylic acid, Apple polyphenol, and saw Palmetto. I use Cayenne pepper for circulation so I was wondering if I could it instead of the Apple polyphenol with the other ingredients for the elixir?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      I am a big fan of Cayenne pepper, although I’ve never tried it for this purpose and only take it internally as a supplement. But I would definitely think it is worth trying.

  • Biswajit sarkar says:

    Hey will, thanks for info. One thing i wanna know is that i am using ketoconazole 2% shampoo as an inhibitor for dht. Should i continue that along with this process.

  • Jon says:

    Before and after pics??

  • Rob says:


    can’t buy apple polyphenol in my country, any alternative ?

  • Ayushman Chauhury says:

    Will the salicyclic acid really work in removing the dht from the scalp.and what is use of saw palmetto.

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Salicylic acid can help remove the scalp sebum that contains DHT, but is generally more for unclogging and unblocking the hair follicles. The saw palmetto acts as a topical DHT blocker. It’s actually much more important to optimise your diet so that your scalp remains clean, healthy and DHT free over the long term rather than focus on this technique specifically.

  • akbarar says:

    Hi Will, I read about your Lavender Oil article. Is the essential oil mixture safe to be applied daily with the elixir? Thanks

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Yes I think it could work well, but not at exactly the same time (at least 6 hours apart). However I have never tried lavender oil in combination with the elixir so I can’t speak from experience on this one. Also do an allergy test on a small area of skin before applying to a large area.

  • shan shimbo says:

    Why it is necessary to apply coconut oil before salicylic acid? Normally when doing a chemical peel on face or skin, you apply SA then apply moisturizer. Shouldn’t coconut oil be applied after washing off the SA from the scalp with water, so that it provides moisture to the scalp?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      The coconut oil protects the hair follicles from the alcohol found in most salicylic acid products. Its a cautionary measure and not absolutely necessary. Personally I don’t use the salicylic acid peel anymore, I used a homemade mixture containing ginger juice and other special (natural) ingredients. The recently updated more advanced and detailed version of the Scalp Solution is available in the Hair Equilibrium Program now.

  • tanmay jha says:

    hi, ive been using minoxidil solution and a multivitamin on daily basis,
    will i have to stop those to start your therapy mentioned above?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      It’s up to you – there is no need to stop either, but after a while you might find the minoxidil isn’t necessary anymore.

  • David says:

    Hi Will,

    Thank you for this great information. I am allergic to salicylic acid. Is there an alternative for removing the plaque or it is not crucial for reaping the benefits of this method?



  • MAC says:

    I’m nervous about the derma roller. Do you think it will work to just use the mixture you recommend and regular vigorous brushing and massage? Can you have the dermarolling done professionally? Also, I am a 59 year old woman who began thinning just on top of my head around my 20’s. My grandmother also had this problem, but my mother had a healthy head of hair all her life. When it all began a dermatologist advised me to cut my hair short and to do as little to it as possible and that’s been my lifestyle.

  • Carolyn says:

    I developed Alopecia Universalis over the past 2 to 3 years:-( I used Minoxidil for awhile, but gave up. I’m very interested in your concoction! Are you aware of anyone with AU having a positive outcome with this?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      I’m not aware of anyone with AU having tried this method, since I focus on pattern baldness, but I’d be interested to hear how well it works.

  • Amy says:

    I recently began experiencing male pattern baldness due to birth control that indiced insulin resistance and PCOS. Results are mild but the hair loss is really bothersome. I have stopped the birth control 3 weeks ago and quit all sugar and dairy and am working to become more alkaline and reduce inflammation. I am also doing am old tea cleanse to reduce the extra hormones in the system. I would like to try this to help regrow my hair in the front. Once I start, does my hair become dependant on this solution to continue growing like rogaine is or do you think I could get my hair back and then stop ? Also, would a laser comb help as well or does that again cause dependency and need to be done forever? Just looking for some natural options. Thanks so much.

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Amy, the general idea is that this method helps to new hairs to grow, but if everything else in your body is balanced then you won’t need to keep doing it. The parts of my scalp where I’ve used this method have not thinned/receded since I have done it because the rest of my body is optimised for natural hair growth. I’m not totally sure about a laser comb combined with this method since I’ve never tried it.

  • khan says:

    I’m 25 years old and for last two years I’ve been suffering form a very heavy hair fall. Since last year till few months ago, I was using minoxidil 5% with tablet finasteride and I felt a great change in my hair thickness, but as soon as I stopped this, condition got worse than before now I’ve tried many medicines (ayurvedic) but my hair are thinking day by day. I’m so upset about this sudden change . Is it really possible to get my hair back. I’m using egg yolk oil with amla. Should I stop this?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      You need to reduce hair follicle sensitivity to DHT. One good way to start doing this is by alkalising your body and removing certain foods according to your blood type – you can find out more about this in my Hair Equilibrium Program. Or you can take the quiz and follow the instructions after that.

  • John Paul says:

    I started 1 month ago and have been completely bald for more than 25 years. I now have a full head of small new hair about 2-4mm in length as well as a few thousand darker hairs now.
    What is needed to thicken the new fine hairs that are growing everywhere?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Good work John, I’m glad to hear that it’s working well for you too. You need to optimise your body for hair growth, since your body is what caused the hair loss in the first place.This will allow you to thicken those existing hairs and make sure you don’t lose them again. Follow the concept of ‘hair equilibrium’ to ensure those new hairs grow thick and strong.

  • Kristi says:

    Will, thank you so much for sharing your advice.

    I started having itchy scalp about a year ago, and three months ago, after moving to a new job, I started having hair loss issues. While the hair loss was serious, the hair left on my hands or in the drain did not look all that much to account for the actual thinning I experienced, which is appalling. I started using minoxidil a month ago and the hair loss, although it is not completely over, has slowed. I just came across your website a few days ago and today did the scalp peeling liquid.

    Can DHT cause such drastic hair loss? I almost kept feeling that on top of falling out a lot, my hair just also stopped growing, which would make the thinning twice more extreme. I had really thick hair and now I believe it has been reduced by close to 40%. I am a woman in early 30s.

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Although this scalp method will help, what is more important is to optimise your body for hair growth from the inside out. An itchy scalp can cause hair loss and the itchiness is most often caused by toxins being removed from the body through the skin – better out than in. So I would recommend detoxing your body to start with:

    • Kat says:

      I am in a very similar situation as Kristi, although I think I’ve lost closer to 50-60% of my hair. I’m heartbroken. Initially my OBGYN, endocrinologist, dermatologist, and several friends assured me it was related to having recently had a baby. I lost so much hair over 9-10 more months by believing the false sense of security they gave me. Finally saw a Trichologist and I do have confirmed diffuse loss, plus DHT buildup. No new hairs are growing from those that shed. The problem is I am still breastfeeding my infant… so many treatments are not recommended for me, and many supplements have to be investigated. I’ve seen some things like Saw Palmetto, etc. are reportedly not compatible with nursing. The peel seems like it would be fine but I’m hesitant to dive head first into the rest of the program. Little one is resisting cups and bottles of cow’s milk so I’m a bit stuck. Any thoughts here?

  • Kristi says:

    Sorry, Will, I just have another quick question. What is the most often that the charcoal peel can be applied? My scalp feels really refreshed and I am thinking of doing it again in 2-3 days. Is there any reason not to keep it on longer? I had to pick up a phone call and therefore could not wash my hair for 20 minutes with the mixture in–is there any harm in it?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Kristi, if your scalp feels refreshed then there’s no harm in doing it again. But after 2-3 peels then I would recommend leaving it a week between doing it again after the first few times. I also think it’s fine to keep it on longer.

  • Bobby Li says:

    Hi Will,

    I wanted to thank you for all the information you put up online to share your findings. I’m sure you find just as much fulfillment helping others as you did for yourself.

    One question I had was how to measure the success of the exfoliant. I am going to use your ginger,cucumber lemon and clay mixture. What does plaque even look like?

    How do I know I’ve effectively cleansed it? Could you clarify that please?



    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Bobby, you should be able to feel that your scalp is cleaner, and when you run a fingernail over it there is less or no plaque coming off.

  • Kartheek says:

    Hi Will,

    I am 25-Male , using herbal medicine for my hair fall and male pattern baldness. Though I can see new hair growing in the front part of my head, i fear the hair from the middle part of my head is not stiff and strong. I recently started applying Hilldews Castor Oil but cant see any change.. How do i save my hair and cure baldness?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hello Kartheek,
      Hair loss is unnatural and caused by an imbalance in the body – so you must fix this underlying problem first. I recommend a detox and then alkalising your body as a good way to start. This derma roller and scalp elixir method will help to regrow some of your hair but if your body isn’t optimised for hair growth then it may fall out again. I would recommend you take the quiz and then follow the instructions I give there.

  • Chad says:

    Does the salicylic acid work as good as the natural exfoliate? Seems easier to just order the acid instead of making my own. If I use the salicylic acid do I just rub that on my scalp and let it sit for 15 mins? Then dermaroller/elixir?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      I recommend using the exfoliate now because some people have sensitivity to the salicylic acid. The exfoliate is 100% natural, and fairly easy to make. Theres also no limit to the number of times you can use it.

  • SomeDude says:

    Hey man thank you for your work this comment might be a bit too long but I hope you read it and answer it – PS: I have purchased your program and read through it. Great stuff and hence a few questions about it. Here we go:

    I have started losing my hair 3-4 years ago. My father is bald so as his father and his brother so I am sure there is a genetic factor there for sure.

    About a month ago I have come across this video where this guy talks about hair brushing, headstands, good diet and lots of water. Took him 6 months to stop and another 6 months to regrow his hair lost hair – his was also genetic.

    This inspired me so I took his advice and about a month already I do what he says in the video. I also started looking around and found your site and got the book. Also, one more detail – even though I still have hair on my head – since it started thinning I started shaving my head (do you think this is good or bad?). Reason why I do it is because I can rock the look but while rocking it I might as well work on getting my hair back because it is better with it than without.

    Anyways my daily regiment is as follows:

    I brush my scalp with Wooden Message Hair Brush for 20 mins
    I do balayam 10 mins after
    I do 1 min headstand
    I put ginger and coconut oil homemade mixture on my scalp and leave it for the whole day

    once again scalp massage for 20 mins
    balayam 10 mins after
    and refreshing the mixture to leave overnight

    My diet is pretty clean and I am consistently adding more good foods you mentioned. I have a bit of stress in my life which trying to eradicate and sleeping around 11 or 12 latest to wake up at 7am.

    Do you think that this regiment is good enough for now while I start slowly but surely implementing more of the steps in your ebook? Just because I found your book later and wouldn’t want to do a drastic change in my routine and would rather do it gradually.

    Do you also think that I would be able to regrow my hair without using dermaroller?

    Also, once again do you think that shaving my head is good/bad for this process. I just look like shit with thinning hair and with a shaved look it is comparably a lot better. But just wanted to make sure.

    Thank you so much for reading this essay. Just after all these years finding someone who has a possible solution and went through the same thing and conquered it is a breath of fresh air man – no lie. Thanks for all!

  • Almin says:

    Hey Will,

    Is washing out the elixir the next day really necessary? I have sensitive sinuses so washing out and having wet hair is kind of a problem for me. Would applying elixir every other day and washing out every third day be any effective?


    • Will Hartfield says:

      I would prefer to wash it out everyday, but you can experiment washing it out when you like. Most people prefer to go to bed with it in and then wash it out in the morning.

  • sagar says:

    I am Sagar and have come across your website while searching for hair loss treatment.I have been loosing hair since March 2016 and there is overall thinning over my scalp(crown,back,frontal and above ear). And i went through sudden stress from Jan to April 2016 with very poor fooding habit. I consulted trichologist in july 2016 and they told me I am suffering from Androgenetic alopecia. I am very positive for your Hair equilibrium program. Will it be helpful to stop hair-loss and regrowth of lost hair?

  • Durangol says:

    I’ve read about Castor oil being beneficial to hair growth. Could I use castor oil instead of jojoba oil?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      I’ve personally never tired it with this mixture, but I experiment using different ingredients all the time, and yes I think its worth a try. I don’t think it will do any damage and castor oil can definitely be beneficial for hair.

      • Kate says:

        Castor oil and coconut oil mixed together, massage into scalp, apply plastic hair cover, overnight, repeat 2/week, fine hairs grow on scalp line….. use cold pressed from health food store, thick and messy but worth the effort, can add drop of tea tree oil….

  • Udhir says:

    Dear Mr.Will,
    I have purchased all the ingredients for the scalp exfoliate and will be applying the same soon. Now the second step of stimulating hair growth requires me to use dermaroller and prepare scalp elixir. I am in the process of ordering the ingredients but I am unable to source apple polyphenol. Can I replace it with apple cider vinegar instead, does it have the same property as that of AP? Or can I apply AP mask? I know regrowth has a lot to do with how you balance your internal metabolism,hormonal function as well, I am trying to address that through the detox. I am 33M and it’s now 7 years since I first started losing my hair. The last year and half I have been vigorously trying new means to restore my hairline, I have to say I ve been partially successfulI. I love your detailed explanation/reasoning to the issue of hair loss. I am looking forward to your reply.

    • Will Hartfield says:

      If you can’t find apple polyphenol then don’t worry. Just leave it out for now. No, I wouldn’t replace it with apple cider vinegar, just miss it out and carry on with the other ingredients.

    • John Ruppelt says:

      Swanson vitamins or both offer apple polyphenol. I use bad monkey botanicals as it is a much better deal and higher strength.

  • Lisa says:

    Hi, I’m so glad to have come across this website, I’m devastating to be losing my hair, especially as a woman, but want to try natural remedies before Minoxidil. Thank you for all the time and effort you’ve given to finding a remedy and sharing it.

    I’m a bit overwhelmed with all the info, I’ll definitely sort out my diet and make the elixir but I can’t see me getting round to making shampoo as well, would Castile soap do? Also I’ve heard good things about Peppermint oil for hair growth, would it be OK to add this to the elixir?

  • Sugra Abbas says:

    Hi… I have read your article about dht blocker… You have mentioned about pumpkin oil and saw palmetto, but you have not mentioned how it should be used and in what proportion???

  • Adam says:

    Hello, Mr.Will, I am 18 years old, and have been experiencing male pattern baldness due to genetics since I was 15, I have hair loss on the temples, do you think your program would benefit me

    • Will Hartfield says:

      The Equilibrium program works most effectively for early stage hair loss. So yes, after 3 years of hair loss you should be able to re-grow a significant amount of hair, and thicken up the existing hair relatively easily.

  • Ollie says:

    Hi Will.
    I have just had a hair transplant & whilst searching for alternative ways to promoto new hair growth & aid the transplant i have come across your website.
    Is your method suitable for me & if so how much recovery time do you recommend before starting the scrub etc…
    Thanks for your help

    • Will Hartfield says:

      I would personally focus on the dietary methods first to give your new hair the best possible chance of survival and growth, and to keep your old hair for as long as possible.

  • Jeremy says:

    Hi Will,

    So, been on Minox for 6 years now, and want to stop but have heard horror stories from stopping. You lose hair in patches everywhere you applied and more, after about 3 months of stopping, and it is most definitely worse looking than shaving completely. I’d like to avoid this, and in this article you indicate that the elixir can replace it.
    My first question is, does “replace” mean that you first lose a ton of hair from your scalp being “addicted” to minox? Or does it equate to a smooth transition between the two, and possibly better results? I’m currently in my early 20’s and have signs of receding and thinning but nothing too terribly drastic, yet, but it’s getting there and definitely noticable. Minox has seemed to slow the process but definitely nothing to write home about. That’s kind of one thing I have going for me in terms of quitting, I guess, because Minox’s effectiveness diminishes with time and I’ve used it for awhile.

    I’m sure there are a lot of others in this situation and it would be especially helpful if you had some insight into this. Worst comes to worst, I’ll just keep using minox and this probably in addition.

    • Will Hartfield says:

      I would recommend that you keep going with Minoxidil and use this method also simultaneously. However, there are natural products that have proven in clinical trials to be even more effective than minoxidil in stimulating hair growth. I am currently creating a bonus ebook that shows you which of these oils and teas you can start using right away instead of minox, which are backed by clinical studies.

      So, in conclusion, stick with it until you’re confident you solved the root cause of hair loss first, then you wont need it.

  • Justina says:

    Anybody else also had positive results with this programme??

    • Jimmy says:

      I’m wondering the same thing.

    • Jakob says:

      Yes Justina, I have – I’ve been doing it for 7 weeks and had positive results (new hairs along the hairline) however, like the author mentions, you need to fix the underlying root cause of the hair fall otherwise the results won’t last, so you can get his program if you want permanent results.

      • Joe says:

        How often do you dermaroll Jakob? And is it just tiny hairs along your hairline?

        • Jakob says:

          For me, twice per week. Yes the tiny hairs along the hairline are thickening, scalp feels better, and the larger hairs just look more healthy and more well ‘fed’ – somewhat like the ‘minaturization’ process but in reverse.

          • Rizaan says:

            Jakob, does the cause of your hair loss happen to be Androgenic Aloppecia (Male Pattern Baldness)? Because if that’s the ‘root’ cause, you can’t “fix it”. Please answer

  • Susan says:

    Can pure ground ginger powder be used instead of juicing ginger pieces? Thank you for posting this. If I have to I will find a way to juice the ginger pieces.

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Susan, it’s better to use fresh ginger juice. I know it’s hard to juice such small pieces but you don’t need much.

  • Dillon says:

    Can lime be used if lemon isn’t available?

  • Will says:

    Hey Will,
    I’m 20, had a receded if hairline for a a couple years now (but I cover it up with the rest of my hair) and my question is should I stop taking hairomega dht blocker? I have noticed very positive results from it but the more research I do, the more I worry about my body’s hormonal state in the longevity form. I just do not want to do something now that I would regret later in life (effecting my sex and hormone health) since I know DHT is a vital part in our body especially at my age. Thanks

  • Jake says:

    Hi Will,

    Do you have any data/reviews that show the success of your process? I am very intrigued but want a little additionally confirmation before I get started.

  • Rizaan says:

    Okay. This seems like a lot of hard work and time-consuming.
    I would very much appreciate if someone mentioned their progress since they started. Does this really work for androgenic alopcia?

  • Dan says:

    Hey Will,

    I’m 21 y/o and have begun to notice hair loss on the temples region. My scalp is definitely a key concern due to dandruff, itchiness, and oily sebum residue so this routine is definitely something I feel applies to me. I have faith in your research on fighting hair loss naturally as I was able to successfully reverse my vitiligo a few years ago through hard changes to my diet and green detoxes.

  • Worried Mum says:

    Hello Will, I am in a very similar situation as Kristi, below, although I think I’ve lost closer to 50% of my hair. I’m heartbroken. Initially my OBGYN, endocrinologist, dermatologist, and several friends initially assured me it was related to having recently had a baby. I lost so much hair over 9-10 more months by believing the false sense of security they gave me. Finally saw a Trichologist and I do have confirmed diffuse loss, plus DHT buildup. In addition to dramatic hair fall, I’ve had pretty noticeable itchy scalp. Derm also said she believed it was sebhorreic dermatitis. Now it has been almost a year since the shed started. No new hairs are growing from those that shed. I am getting uncomfortably thin, especially up top near my part. I just had a scalp biopsy done yesterday and am nervously awaiting the results. I tried your exfoliating peel once and didn’t get around to trying again yet. I felt refreshed but have no idea if anything improved. I will probably have to do it a few more times, but I’m sure the peel alone is not going to be as effective as the whole program. The problem is I am still breastfeeding my infant… so many treatments are not recommended for me, and many supplements have to be investigated. I’ve seen some things like Saw Palmetto, etc. are reportedly not compatible with nursing. Because of this, I’m hesitant to dive head first into the rest of the program, or any treatment for that matter. Little one is going though some medical testing for possible digestive issues so I’m a bit stuck. Any thoughts here?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi, good to hear you’ve tried the natural scalp peel. I would be careful about any natural dht blockers, such as saw palmetto whilst breastfeeding. I would recommend focusing on a really healthy diet and then looking into blocking DHT topically after you’ve stopped breastfeeding.

  • Jimmy says:

    1) My hairline started receding about 5 years ago but I still see tiny little fine hairs where it use to be. Will this help bring those hairs back to its normal state.
    2) I have a pure shampoo that doesent have any chemicals in it, just most of what you have in your natural shampoo recipe plus tea and olive oil extracts…can I still use it?
    3) I dont use normal hair grease in my hair, I use extra virgin olive oil, would it still be safe to use even after all of your steps?

    Thank you for what ever answer you can give me.

  • Jennifer Gagnon says:

    I really enjoyed this article. I intend to begin trying these methods TODAY! Everything that has been discussed makes so much sense! I will check in here and there to let the readers know how these methods are working for me!

  • André Henrique says:

    Many ingredients mentioned above are hard to find or very expensive here where I live. I was thinking: perhaps mixing milk of magnesia, activated powdered charcoal and water might work. What do you think Will?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Andre, if you don’t have access to the ingredients then I would recommend trying to substitute them because that will probably be better than nothing. However, these are what I’ve found to work best over years of trial and error.

  • Nova says:

    These are great natural treatments and I 100%agree with using them , but People go see a dermatologist and get a biopsy to find out why your loosing your hair , you could have LPP or patern baldness you could have a fungus , go see a dermatologist!

    • Shelley says:

      Dermatologist are USELESS! I can guarantee the majority of the people on here, like myself, have seen if not one, multiple dermatologist and or medical professionals. The scalp biopsy is very limited on what it can show. For example, it can’t detect fungus because the fungus can’t survive in the solution the sample is placed in. All they do is put you on some sort of harsh medication whether it be topical, oral, or both that has completely adverse affects and only complicates the problem in the long run. They nor the pharmaceutical companies give two s#$&# about finding a solution. It’s all about keeping you coming back so they can keep their pockets full. It took me three long years to realize this truth. Once I did, and took matters into my own hands, already using many of the remedies listed here, I was finally able to find relief, and a drastic improvement in my condition.

  • theresa cooney says:

    Hi Will
    I am wondering if you have had any women suffering from female pattern hair loss find success using your methods? I have been using 4% Minox. but usage has been a bit sporadic of late. Can I stop using it and follow your programme?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hello Theresa, yes there have been quite a few women who have emailed me to say they’ve managed to regrow your using the Equilibrium system. I would recommend switching from minoxidil to a mixture of magnesium oil, peppermint oil and rosemary oil in a 100/10/5 ratio.

      • Evelyn Petherick says:

        I read Theresa`s post with interest, as I also am bothered by thinning at the temples of my hair line. Do you mean that, rather than following the `recipe`detailed in the article for men to use, that women should switch in the mixture of magnesium oil, peppermint oil & rosemary oil.

  • Ricky Rosay says:

    Is it safe to use the derma-roller and elixir over a receding/thinning hairline…

    i.e. Will it cause further hair loss if I derma-roll over pre-existing hair or the elixir comes into contact with pre-existing hair?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      That’s okay. The dermaroller won’t damage any pre-existing hair and it meant to be used over thinning areas. Just be careful not to pull out any hairs with the roller – although this is unlikely if you use it slowly and carefully.

  • Timo says:

    Hi Will,

    I am just wondering what is the explanation for people who do not eat healthy but still don’t suffer from male pattern baldness either?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Diet alone doesn’t cause hair loss. Pattern baldness is a genetic predisposition, and diet can be one of the ‘triggers’ but it isn’t the only one.

  • Mike Dean says:

    Hi Will,

    I have dry, britte and wirey hair. It never feels greasy. Do the same products still apply?

    Surely the baking soda would have adverse effects on my hair? Or would I just use a lot less of it?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Mike, yes the same products still apply whatever your hair type. However I would always recommend doing a skin test before using a new product just to make sure you don’t have any adverse reactions to it.

  • Zarif says:

    Is there any substitute i can use for Himalayan salt? I couldnt find it where i live

    • Will Hartfield says:

      You can use any sort of natural sea salt. It just shouldn’t be processed and artificially whitened salt.

  • Josh says:

    What about applying Deer Antler Velvet to the scalp?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      I’ve never tried it before and I’ve never done research into it. If you do want to learn more though I’d be happy to do some research and perhaps write and article about it?

  • Johnny says:

    Hi Will,

    Can I safely wear a cap / hat while following your guide(s)? Or will it slow or have negative effects?

    And what about hairstyling products?

    Thank you.

    • Will Hartfield says:

      I think a safety cap should be fine, but hairstyling products are generally not recommended because they contain chemicals.

  • jennifer says:

    I have been crying all the way through as I read from you. You have imparted so much knowledge and wisdom to us all. I have read so much from so many articles but never have I come across anything so rich and deep as what you have given to me. I am now making a list of my forward movement for my journey to new hair. I have wasted so much money in the past and I have had no results. Thank you so very kindly for taking so much of your precious time to teach me and so many others. Just know you are appreciated. Thank you. Jennifer

  • Perk says:

    Minoxidil is cheaper than half of the pretty exotic stuff mentioned in the article, nevermind “the program”.

    • Will Hartfield says:

      I think most people know by now that minoxidil has very limited results. Wouldn’t you rather fix the underlying problem naturally than have an on-going cost for something like minoxidil (which has side effects)?

    • Matthew says:

      Minoxidil is toxic and doesn’t really solve the problem. For most men it won’t regrow the hair, and for some it won’t even slow the loss.

  • ahmad ali hasan says:

    I recommended using the derma stamp instead of the dermaroller.

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Ahmed, thanks for your recommendation. Yes I think the derma stamp is a better (albeit more expensive) version of the dermaroller. The stamp reportedly causes less pain, is more time-efficient, and has adjustable length, but it is quite a bit more expensive.

  • Mike says:

    Hi Will, can I use ginger essential oil as a replacement for blending and extracting juice from ginger root?! That seems like a lot of work, unsustainble for my routine.

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Mike, that might be a fair replacement. I haven’t tried it myself but I think it would be worth a go if you don’t have the time.
      I would have thought intuitively that the raw extract would be better, but let’s see. Thanks for the suggestion.

  • Chris says:

    Damn this is actually working, noticeable fizzy hear on crown area. 1 month solid so far. Haven’t been using the Bentonite Clay but I am using the charcoal powder. Is the clay important? Also, can the Emu oil be substituted?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Chris, stick with whats working. Bentonite clay is useful if you have very greasy hair. But if your diet is good you probably won’t need it. It is okay, in my experience to substitute emu oil for something like jojoba or castor oil, or you can choose to leave it out.

  • Airika H says:

    This is valuable information I am a licensed Hair stylist and have thin areas on my temples .. from extensions this should help to repair my scalp condition as well as my clients . thanks and I’ll definitely order the package And keep you posted on my results

  • Mike Dean says:

    How often can I dermaroll with 0.5mm? I have read only once every 3 weeks you should do this, but you’ve mentioned doing it a few times a week. My skin seems to heal pretty quick, but dont want to damage cells.

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Mike, it does depend on your skin and how quickly it heals. I recommend starting at 1 x per week, and seeing how it feels. Adjust it depending on how quickly you feel like it heals.

  • Jason says:

    I cant really find the other items, so I am wondering if:

    1 teaspoon of baking soda (not baking powder)
    1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar
    2 drops of tea tree oil

    would be a recent ‘cleanser’ for days I dont intend to shampoo. Does the apple vinegar have a smell post shower? I love that stuff. It’s such a great resource for all sorts of things.

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Jason, yes that’s a good mixture for cleansing. But what do you mean ‘shampoo’? I don’t use any kind of commercial shampoo, and I don’t recommend you do either. Use ACV and variations of that, once per week and you will be fine. If your hair gets too greasy in 1 week then frankly you need to change your diet and reduce your intake of bad fats.

  • Alexander Weiser says:

    Hi, this may sound strange, but how can we now, that the information given by you is credible ? How do we know, it´s not a scam. No offense, but we all know, they´re like a miriad of scammers out there, distributing snake oil, taking advantage of the agony of us hairloss sufferers.

    I know you would claim that you´re legit, nonetheless of the truth, but I just wanna ask you for citing outside sources, who can verify your credibility.

    Thanks alot for your answer, I sincerely hope, I can trust you.

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Alexander, firstly I’d just say to use common sense. If you like the ideas and they make sense then try for yourself and see what happens.

      Secondly I try to backup my ideas with scientific studies. It’s not always possible, but I try to do that.

      Thirdly, I don’t really mind what you think, I started this website because I enjoy research and writing about hair loss and what worked for me. Feel free to use the advice or not 🙂

      Thanks for your questions.

  • Dom says:

    Hey Will

    Could someone possibly keep a very acidic diet but then do DHT removal from the scalp once per week and they’d still keep their hair?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      It’s unlikely. First fix your body from the inside so that you’re not constantly fighting a losing battle. Anything that works on the scalp will only have a minor effect anyway. In my opinion, people focus much too heavily on topical treatments, rather than optimising from the inside-out.

  • Jo says:

    Hi will, can you suggest any other way apart from using the dermaroller at home. It looks a little scary.
    Doesnt doing the exfoliation and then applying the homemade oil & shampoo do the trick?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Jo, the dermaroller is recommended and has been proven to increase hair growth more than a topical treatment alone. You can always start slow and use it more if you feel comfortable. However, you can still use this method without it if you want to.

  • Mike D says:

    Hey Will,

    How often should we continue to do the epidermis scalp removal once hairloss is stabilized? How can you even tell once the plaque builds back up?


    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Mike, I personally don’t even use it anymore. But you can continue to do it twice a year. It really depends on how quickly the plaque builds up. But if your diet is optimal then the plaque will stay under control. Things like chemical shampoos, and hair styling products will make the plaque build up quickly though, so try to avoid them.

      • Irfan says:

        I am only 18 years old & I am losing so many hairs. Is onion juice a good way to regain our hair and prevent the hair loss?

        • Will Hartfield says:

          There are better methods. I personally don’t use OJ and I don’t recommend it to other people. Though some people have noticed successful results using it, I still recommend using GRO2 for topical applications.

  • Reda says:

    Hi Will,
    Do you recommend shaving the hair very short so it would be easier to clean the scalp and also easier to use the dermaroller? My hair is falling from the back of my head.

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Yes it would be easier, however it’s not always necessary and most people aren’t willing to shave their heads. If you’re happy to do so then by all means it will make using the dermaroller and applying topical solutions much easier.

  • gh says:

    Don’t take any of that stuff!
    Saw Palmetto, pumpkin seeds, etc. are VERY bad for your male hormones and will drastically DECREASE your DHT, leading to making you a ZOMBIE with no more strength, no more energy, no more sex drive, with depression and kidney pain… but with more hair. Your call!

    • Steve says:

      I have been taking Saw Palmetto and pumpkin seed extract for the past couple of years. I feel great. My free testosterone has actually increased as a result of the compounds reducing the conversion to DHT. My Doctor confirmed this is a common effect. I feel stronger and my muscles are firmer… sex drive has never been better. So the comment above about these compounds making you a zombie seems a bit strange to me. Just providing feedback.

  • John Gonzalez says:

    I believe it was on your site a scalp wash that was available, will it be available any time soon?

    Your response is appreciated.

  • Ruchita Trivedi says:

    Hi Will,
    Your content is my holy bible to treating my hair loss. I am a 30 yr old female suffering from AGA since 7-8 yrs now. I have tried several no poo /home made shampoos in the past but only rye flour (3 scoops of rye flour and warm water) works for my natural (greasy) hair. Is there a rye flour variant i can make for washing out the elixir from my hair? I also use nizrol [ketoconyzole]once a week to relieve the scalp tenderness , i am hoping the scalp elixir will calm down the tenderness and will eliminate the need of nizrol.

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Ruchita, I don’t recommend Nizoral. The truth is, if your scalp is tender, inflamed or itchy then you need to improve your diet and fix this issue first. Take note of what you’re putting in your body. You might even want to consider a vegetable juice fast detox.

  • Almaa says:

    Hey Will, in your other post, you used Emu oil in the mixture, can I substitue Emu oil with Rosemary Oil ? Since Emu oil is pretty expensive where I live

    • Will Hartfield says:

      It’s hard to find a good substitute for Emu oil – it has some very unique properties which make it ideal for this purpose. I don’t think rosemary oil is a good substitute. I know, it is expensive though. I have heard of reader substituting it with jojoba oil, so you could try that.

  • BillyW says:

    Would a mixture of Jojoba Oil, Peppermint Oil and Rosemary Oil work as a Minoxidil substitute? And if so in what ratios? What is in your Gro2 and how do I buy it in the UK?

  • Daora says:

    I’m losing a lot of hair while using essential oils on my scalp. I’d say up to a hundred hairs fall out. Is it normal? Or should I stop using these oils.

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Which oils are you using?

      • Daora says:

        And one more question, is it bad to rinse your hair everyday?

        • Will Hartfield says:

          If you mean rinse (without shampoo, or any sort of cleansing agent) then that’s fine. But any sort of daily cleaning for the hair removes too much of the protective oils and can disrupt the natural pH balance of the scalp. The more you remove the natural oils, the faster your scalp will produce them again. Rinsing daily is fine though, just make sure you use cool (preferably cold) water, not hot water.

  • Vishal says:

    So you’re saying shampoo your hair just 2 times a week? Will it not get dirty?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Yes, it definitely shouldn’t be more than 2x per week. Ideally 1x per week. It will feel dirty to start with, but as your diet improves your scalp will stop producing so much oil (a reaction to being over-shampooed) and your hair will effectively start to clean itself. Too much shampooeing strips away protective oils from the hair and scalp leaving them dry and vulnerable and causing chemicals to enter to the body transdermally. Too much shampooing also affects scalp pH and good bacteria balance.

  • Adnan says:

    Hi Will,

    Hope you are doing great.

    I would like to know if I can use the special hair growth elixir right after I use Derma stamp or do I need to wait for 12 hours before I apply the hair growth elixir to my hair?


    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Adnan, I’m good thanks.
      I don’t recommend to use the elixir straight after the dermaroller because it will sting really badly. Yes you should wait around 12 hours. There are other mixtures which you can use right away. For example, using emu oil right away doesn’t sting. But for GRO2 you’ll need to wait.

  • ibro says:

    Hi Will i would like to know if i can’t get ginger and cucumber in my country what can i replace them with?

  • Daora says:

    Hey Will,

    is it ok to use bentonite clay instead of charcoil for the epidermis removal?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      I think that would be a mixture worth trying, however I haven’t tried it personally myself in this particular way. Please let us know how it goes.

  • Theresa says:

    I am completely overwhelmed reading all of these comments.. I have no Idea what exactly you are recommending for hair loss?? HELP – my son is 24 and his receding hair line is BAD.

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Theresa, yes there are a lot of comments on this post. You don’t have to read them all. I would recommend that you start by reading our free eBook – Scalp Secrets – this gives a clear & simple overview of what the 4 main points where scalp health and quickly improve your son’s hairline.

  • Arslan says:

    You can’t get ginger in your country? Get out of there and go somewhere, where you can. Life without ginger is quite boring

  • gega says:

    I have a question. My forehead has this thick layer of dead skin that practicality grows back in a day. I used activated charcoal last night and when I washed it off I saw it shriveled up on my scalp and I had to get a knife and scrape it of in chucks. Do you know what this could be or how to get rid of it? Its only on my fore head that my hair is very thin. When I pinch it it stings but other then that it feels dry and numb. I searched online a several people have this issue and no one knows what it is.

    Thank you

  • Mohammed says:

    Is mesotherapy lasts for ever or not and the hair falll after i use it ??

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Mesotherapy helps to stimulate blood flow so it needs to whenever the hair is not as thick as you would like it to be. However, when the hair is regrown it will be more stable (presuming diet and other changes have been made) so there will be less need to use it.

  • Ian says:

    Hi Will, thank you for your research and your generosity. And a huge thank you for putting together GRO2. I look forward to trying it soon. I would be very interested in a shampoo and conditioner also. I hope you have much success with GRO2 and you decide to expand your product offerings.

    My question: now that GRO2 is available I am unable to find your course to purchase as before. Are you moving away from the course as your main product? Many thanks,

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Ian, thanks for your kind comment. The course – Hair Equilibrium – is still available. In fact I still recommend the course over any physical product because it takes a holistic approach and attacks the problem from multiple angles (which makes it most effective.) Although topical treatments like GRO2 can and do help hair loss sufferers, using ONLY a topical treatment is really limiting in how successfully the hair will regrow. Using the principles of Hair Equilibrium and then trying GRO2 is the best way to go. Thanks for the question, hope that helps.

  • Mark says:

    Is the natural dht remover(clean scalp), dermaroller, and healthy
    diet enough to regrow and thicken thin hair on the top/frontal?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Mark, it will help to stop further loss, but to actually regrow the lost hair, there is probably more you need to do. The dermaroller will help stimulate new blood flow to the scalp, but you also need to use scalp exercises and massages to get the blood flow going again. Since fibrosis and calcification have already lowered blood flow you need to exercises and massages to reverse these.

  • Lucky says:

    Hello Will
    That’s seems to be such a good research you did.
    I need a bit of help with it.
    Should we use the exiler right after using the derma roller or I need to wait for some hours for it?
    And should I use derma roller n exiler daily? Or just 2-3 times a week?
    For scalp massage should I use any kind of oil after washing out the exiler? Like almond or amla oil?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Lucky, no don’t use the elixir right after the dermaroller. This will cause too much stinging. Wait 12 hours to use it. You shouldn’t perform ‘microneedling’ more than once per week. The scalp needs time to heal properly. I wouldn’t use an oil after washing it out. It’s up to you but an oil by itself would tend to leave the hair greasy.

  • vivek says:

    hi will, happy diwali. my question is my temple area was receiding before i start my acutual treatment for hair thinning. . now i see small and tiny hairs in my left temple area everything was good but after summer my hairfall start again with lot of bulit up of dandruff on my frontal area of head when i shower it get stuck in my nails (white stuff) and scalp feels eitchy all day …

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Vivek, the problem is most likely from your diet. Our skin is our second biggest organ of elimination (after the colon) so if the body is blocked up from a non-ideal diet then toxins will begin to be eliminated from the body through the skin. That could be why you are getting a buildup of dermal plaque and dandruff (which can cause hair issues.) A detox might help this.

    • Danny says:

      Studies are showing saw palmetto can cause sexual failure and loss in libido. How does this treatment relate to those claims? blocking Dht causes adverse side effects. Is this treatment safe?

  • Manoj says:

    Hello Will,
    Thanks for the article. I have 3 questions.
    1) When will shipping to India for Gro2 be added ?
    2) I have bought 15 ml bottles of peppermint, rosemary and pumpkin seed oil. And 200 ml of olive oil. Can I mix these together?
    3) I also have a 0.5 mm dermaroller. Should I apply dermaroller once per week ?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Manoj, unfortunately at this time we can’t ship to India because customs/an unreliable postal service means we can’t guarantee the package will arrive on time, if at all. Sorry about that. I wish there was a more reliable way to send packages there. You could mix those together certainly, but personally I wouldn’t use Olive Oil in the mixture. It will feel too oily and sticky. I’d swap it for magnesium oil instead if it was available.

    • DC says:

      hey manoj. Im indian too. and recently im suffering from hairloss too. Id like to talk to you so we can discuss on this and can overcome the problem. As my hairfall is unnatural and is triggered because of use of some medicine. mail me at junkmaildev95 at gmail we can change numbrs to talk if you wish.

  • hayden says:

    hi will, can i use hyaluronic acid that has other properties in it such as tea leaf extract for the growth serum or does it have to be pure hyaluronic acid

    also is it fine to use the gel form of hyaluronic acid?

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Hi Hayden, I know, it’s hard to find Hyaluronic acid without additional ingredients. Usually the additions won’t be a problem, as long as there are no chemicals in it too. So, tea leaf extract would be fine. The gel form… mmmh. It depends, since additives are often used to give it the gel texture. Try and stick to the liquid.

  • Beement says:

    How can I get rid of dandruff?

  • Shikhar says:

    I desperately need your products, but it seems you guys dont ship in india.

    • Will Hartfield says:

      Sorry, we currently do not ship to India. Unfortunately the postal service just isn’t reliable enough to ensure the package arrives on time.

  • Andre says:


    What is the best way to treat your scalp after dermaroller?
    It is a good idea to put the elixir immediately or use just emu oil?

    Thanks in advance for you answer!

  • Jason says:

    Is John Freida volumizing shampoo not a safe shampoo?

    I ask because I do have thin hair, and want something that will give me volume for my hair.

    • Will says:

      Volumizing shampoos work by adding ingredients that simply attach on to the hair follicles, making them bigger and stiffer. This only gives the appearance of thicker hair and would disappear when the hair gets wet. Instead go for a long term approach to actually improve the health of your hair which would cause it to thicken naturally. John Freida is full of chemicals that will actually damage the long term health of your hair, making it steadily weaker over time. Choose a shampoo that is 100% natural, gently cleans, blocks DHT, optimizes scalp pH, increases blood flow and feeds the hair follicles with nutrients and minerals. And don’t over-shampoo either (no more than 2x per week.)

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