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Are you losing hair? No worries – everyone does. Hair loss or Alopecia (medical term) is actually quite common and it affects nearly every person at some age in life. The normal count says, we all lose as many as 50-100 hair strands a day of near about 100,000 strands present on the scalp in total. But, if you are thinning and thinning at a weirdly fast rate in your 20’s or early 30’s, it should be a concern.
The good news, however, is that there are certain effective remedies for hair loss that are entirely natural and organic. This article tells you about 5 quick, easy and highly effective home remedies, which would not only reduce hair fall but also help induce new hair growth.
Before we delve into the remedies, let’s take a look at the general causes of hair loss. These are:
- Nutritional Deficiencies
- Too much Stress
- Environmental Effects
- Chronic Illness and Autoimmune Diseases
- Scalp Infections
- Hormonal Imbalance and Genetic Factors
So, hair loss can be a result of any of the above causes.
Let’s now talk about the Remedies.
- Regular Oil Massage
Regular scalp and hair massage with suitable hair oil like coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, amla (Indian gooseberry) oil or castor oil, or sesame oil will reduce hair loss and promote a healthy hair growth. Massage at least once in every 5 days for good results. Proper oil massage on the scalp helps strengthen the roots of hair and increase the blood flow to the hair follicles.
When massaging, don’t apply high pressure. Rather massage gently with your fingers. Another benefit of oil massage is that it reduces stress and induces relaxation on the head, which further reduces hair loss.
Applying Gooseberry Paste
Gooseberry (amla) is packed with vitamin C, essential fatty acids and other useful nutrients, which help reduce hair fall, dandruff and promote hair growth. You can take a little amla powder in a small pot and add some lime juice in it to make a good amount of gooseberry paste as per the density of your hair. Next, apply that paste onto your scalp and hair. Leave it for about 30 minutes and wash off with clean water.
Gooseberry is very useful in nourishing your scalp and hair from root to tip. Physicians recommend taking one piece of gooseberry every day for a healthy hair condition.
Onion is rich in sulfur, which is very helpful in improving the blood circulation to the hair follicles, so hair follicles regenerate quite easily. Sulfur produces collagen tissues, which are very effective in promoting hair growth. Moreover, the antibacterial properties of onion juice kill harmful germs and parasites present on the scalp, so the scalp remains protected and it, in turn, promotes hair growth.
So, onion juice serves as an incredible home remedy for hair loss. Apply it onto your scalp with your finger tips gently, leave it for about 30 minutes and wash the hair off with clean water. Then you can shampoo your hair. Do this at least twice a week and repeat for several weeks to see the best results.
Applying Fenugreek Seeds Paste
Fenugreek is a plant of the legume family, and highly popular for its medicinal value. Its seeds are rich in hormone antecedents, essential proteins and nicotinic acid, which are very much helpful in strengthening hair follicles and promoting hair growth.
How to make the paste and apply:
- Soak about one cup (or as per your hair) of seeds in water overnight.
- Grind those seeds in the morning to make the paste.
- Apply the paste onto the scalp and hair, and cover the hair with a shower cap.
- Leave it for about 30-40 minutes, and rinse with clean water.
- You may repeat this every morning for about a month for noticeable results.
Using Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is probably one of the most beneficial yet cheapest remedies for hair loss. The enzymes and natural components present in Aloe Vera such as Choline Salicylate, Mucopolysaccharides and Choline are effective in moisturizing the scalp, so the scalp becomes healthier and hair fall is prevented.
Moreover, the alkalizing property of Aloe Vera can help maintain the pH level of hair and scalp at a desirable level, which promotes hair growth. Aloe Vera is also useful in treating scalp itching and inflammation.
- Extract the Aloe Vera juice or gel and apply it onto your scalp and hair.
- Leave your hair for about 30 minutes and wash off with clean or lukewarm water.
- Do it at least twice a week for the best results.
These are some of the most effective and easily available home remedies for hair loss. However, the most important thing to consider is your diet. The health of your hair is directly related to your diet, so maintain a proper diet every day. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and green vegetables, and drink ample water to help your hair become stronger and healthier.