The Best Home Remedies For Hair Loss
There’s nothing more attractive than a thick head of hair that glimmers with natural health. But did you know that you lose about 50 to 100 strands of hair each day and dermatologists say it’s completely normal. Only when the hair loss exceeds this figure that we begin to notice thinning of hair or bald patches, which is a condition known as alopecia. When you get into your 30s, your more likely to experience hair loss, because at this time hormonal change, stress and an unhealthy diet take their toll. There can be many factors behind hair loss such as environmental effects, aging, excessive smoking, nutritional deficiencies, genetic factors, scalp infections, use of wrong or chemically enriched hair products, certain medicines and medical conditions like thyroid disorder, autoimmune diseases, polycystic ovary syndrome, iron-deficiency anemia and chronic illnesses. Besides trying to correct factors leading to hair loss, adopting a few home remedies is also helpful in facilitating hair regrowth. Below are really great ingredients that can be used to treat hair loss at home to help you get fuller and healthy looking hair.
Eggs are a great and rich source of sulphur, they also contain a lot of protein and minerals such as selenium, iodine, phosphorus, iron and zinc. This makes it an excellent promoter of hair regrowth especially when combined with olive oil. So what you do, is take the white of one egg and mix in a teaspoon of olive oil. Beat to give a paste-like consistency and apply to the entire scalp and hair. Keep it on for about 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse with cool water and a mild shampoo.
Coconut oil and hibiscus are the secrets to the thick mane of hair we observe in people living in Kerala, India. Hibiscus has rejuvenating properties, it nourishes hair, prevents premature greying and also helps cure dandruff. Regular use of the flowers can help prevent hair loss too. Crush a few flowers of hibiscus and mix with sesame oil or coconut oil to make a fine paste. Apply this to the scalp and hair, leave on for a few hours and then rinse with cool water and a mild shampoo.
Known for long as a natural hair color and conditioner in the Asian countries, henna has a major role to play in strengthening hair. When combined with mustard oil, it works even better.
Take about 250 ml of mustard oil in a tin can, add in about 60 g of washed and dried henna leaves. Boil the mixture until the leaves get totally burnt and then filter the oil using muslin cloth. Cool and store the oil in an airtight container and use it to massage hair on a regular basis. Some people also use a hair renewal pack that consists of 1 cup of the dry powder of henna leaves mixed with half a cup of curd. Apply this to the hair and allow to dry and then wash with cool water and a mild shampoo.
Onion and Garlic
The element sulphur increases the production of collagen which in turn helps the hair to grow. Onion and Garlic are rich sources of sulphur and this explains why they have been used in traditional medicines for regrowth of hair.
Chop up the onion into fine pieces and squeeze the juice out. Apply to the scalp and leave on for about 15 minutes, then rinse with a mild shampoo. Crush a few cloves of garlic, add in a little coconut oil and boil for a few minutes. When this mix cools down to feel warm to the touch, apply it on the scalp with a little massaging action. Repeat this treatment two to three times a week for best results.
Coconut milk is rich in protein and essential fats that promote hair growth and prevent hair loss. When applied to the hair, coconut milk provides quick results.
You can make fresh coconut milk at home by adding a freshly grated coconut to a pan of water. Let it simmer for 5 minutes. Then strain it. Once cooled, apply the milk thoroughly onto the scalp and into your hair. Leave it on for about 20 minutes and then shampoo your hair.
To make the treatment more effective, you can mix black pepper and powdered fenugreek seeds to the coconut milk before using it.
Chinese Hibiscus Flower
The Chinese Hibiscus Flower has many natural properties that can help in treating hair loss. In addition to promoting hair growth, this flower can also be used to cure dandruff, prevent split ends, thicken hair and prevent premature graying. To treat hair loss, Add 10 Chinese Hibiscus Flowers to two cups of coconut oil. Heat the solution until charred. Strain it to collect the oil. Apply the oil on your hair before going to bed. Wash your hair in the morning. Repeat this a few times a week.
You can also make tea with this flower and use it as a rinse for your hair to encourage proper growth.
For natural and fast hair growth, you can use Indian gooseberry, also known as amla. Indian gooseberry is rich in vitamin C, of which a deficiency in the body that can cause hair loss. The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and the exfoliating properties present in Indian gooseberry can help maintain a healthy scalp and promote hair growth.
Mix one tablespoon each of Indian gooseberry or amla pulp and lemon juice. Massage your scalp with the mixture thoroughly. Cover your hair with a shower cap. Leave it on overnight and shampoo your hair in the morning.
Fenugreek, also known as methi, is highly effective in treating hair loss. Fenugreek seeds contain hormone antecedents that enhance hair growth and help rebuild hair follicles. They also contain proteins and nicotinic acid that stimulate hair growth.
Soak one cup of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. In the morning, grind them to make a paste. Apply the paste to your hair and cover with a shower cap. After about 40 minutes, rinse your hair. Follow this remedy every morning for a month.
Take 2 bags of green tea and brew them into one cup of water. Allow it to cool, then apply it on your hair. Wash off after 1 hour.
Pure aloe gel or aloe juice can be applied directly to the scalp. This will treat hair loss, which is caused due to dry or infected scalp. After massaging the scalp with juice or gel, wait for a few hours and wash it out with lukewarm water.
Indian Lilac (Neem)
Neem is a plant, which is ornamented with all the essential qualities. It is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-diabetic, sedative, and antiseptic in nature. It is not only useful in diseases but is also an excellent home remedy for hair loss. Boil leaves of Neem in water until the water remains half. Let it cool and wash your hair once a week with this water.
Regular massage of hair and scalp with lukewarm oil stimulates the blood flow. Coconut oil is considered the best among other oils. Some other recommended oils are olive, jojoba, mustard, castor and almond.
We all hunt for a quick fix for hair loss. We want thick and shiny tresses, which is the dream of every woman and even man. But, several factors lead to loss of huge chunks of hair, which is really embarrassing. Adopting these Home Remedies and applying them as directed. I guarantee you’ll start seeing a difference.