Is your hair falling out in chunks? Do you think 2489 times before you brush your hair because so much of it falls out? Do you clog up the drain with hair when you’re showering? Do you stress about your hair loss ALL the time? Hair fall can be a total downer, and unfortunately it can effect both men and women of all ages.
You are not alone, it’s actually pretty normal to lose 50-150 strands of hair a day. But if you feel you’re losing your hair quicker than most, there are numerous reasons why that may be so. Major surgeries, vitamin deficiencies, pregnancy, extreme stress, weight loss, hormones, genes, certain medications, and excessive styling are all possible reasons behind hair loss.
**Keep in mind that these natural remedies aren’t a doctor’s prescription so what works for some may not work for others, so it’s important to do a test patch before putting anything on your scalp**
1. Oil, Oil, Oil
Massaging and oiling your hair stimulates blood circulation, which in return helps your hair. Oiling can condition your scalp, make your hair shiny, and strengthen the roots to grow properly and quickly.
The rule is to always oil first and then shampoo. This is great for all kinds of hair from frizzy to straight and dry and damaged – anything basically. It’s a miracle what oiling can do.
2. Soothe Your Scalp With Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has amazing health benefits for all kinds of scalp problems. It has enzymes that promote healthy hair growth by eradicating dead cells that clog hair follicles. Aloe use can help prevent infection and other impurities. To use it: apply aloe vera gel or juice to the scalp and hair. Leave on for 10 minutes and wash with lukewarm water. Repeat 3 times a week.
3. Use Protein Masks to Prevent Fallout
Eggs are rich amount of Sulfur, proteins, and minerals like iodine, selenium, iron, phosphorus, and zinc that act as an excellent hair promote, allowing healthy growth. To make an egg mask for your hair: Just combine 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, and 1/2 teaspoon of honey. Apply to scalp and hair and leave on for at least 30 minutes before shampooing.
4. Strengthen with Fenugreek
These seeds are magic – they’re amazing for strengthening and reversing damage done to your hair and to treat dandruff. To see benefits for your hair, soak two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds (methi seeds) overnight, ground them into a paste and apply to the scalp. Leave on for 30 minutes before rinsing.
5. Improve Circulation with Onion Juice
This one is really popular and many people swear by it. It can smell a little funky but it could be totally worth it.
Onion juice has a high sulfur content that improves blood circulation to hair follicles, and regenerates them without inflammation. Onion also has anti-bacterial properties that kill parasites and germs that may be causing scalp infections and hair loss. To use: Mix 3 tablespoons of onion juice, 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Apply to the scalp. Leave for 30 minutes and shampoo hair. Use weekly for the best results.
6. Stimulate Growth with Ginger
Fresh ginger root contains magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, and vitamins that makes hair stronger, healthier, and shinier. It is also rich in fatty acids which help prevent hair thinning. To use: cut an inch-long piece of a fresh ginger, peeling and grate the ginger into a mince. Rub the ginger on the problem area of your hair (umm bald spots!!) Leave it on for around 30 minutes before washing out. The tingling sensation means that it’s working.
7. Cure with Neem
Neem is known to be one of the best Ayurvedic medicines for health and skin problems. It has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, antiseptic, and sedative properties that effectively stimulate hair follicle function and growth. To use: Boil half a cup of crushed neem leaves in three cups of water for five minutes. Allow it to cool and use the water to rinse hair. Repeat weekly for best results.
8. Nourish with Guava Leaves
The vitamin B complex in guava leaves can prevent hair loss and promote growth. To use: boil a handful of guava leaves in two cups of water for 20 minutes, remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Strain the leaves from the water. Add the water to a spray bottle and spray into the scalp and hair, starting at the roots and working through the ends. Leave on for 2 hours and then rinse.
9. Control Hair Fall with Curry Leaves (Curry Patta)
Curry leaves are rich in antioxidants that moisturize the scalp while getting rid of dead hair follicles thus helping hair fall. They are a good source of proteins, amino acids, and beta-carotene, which prevent hair loss and strengthen follicles to keep them healthy. To use: Throw a handful of curry leaves into a blender until you get a thick paste. Add one tablespoon of the curry leaves paste to three tablespoons of yogurt to form a smooth paste. Massage into your scalp and hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes and wash it off with shampoo.
If you’re struggling with hair fall, try out these remedies ASAP and do share with us what works for your hair.
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