Most people will experience some thinning of hair in their lifetime which can be worrisome however, we need to know that there are many reasons for heavier-than-normal hair loss and most of these reasons can be effectively treated from your own home.
When you look at your hair brush and see many loose hairs, don’t panic, It is totally normal to lose some hair, and the average person loses about 100 hairs every day. But for those going bald, this is something that’s very hard to live with.
The most common causes of hair loss:
• Hair loss after fever • Sudden weight loss • Some medications • Certain illness and infections
• Severe stress • Thyroid problems • Anemia • Age • Poor diet
Symptoms of hair loss:
• Clumps of hair falling out • Loss of more than 100 hairs in a day • Thinning of the hairline
After we understand the cause behind hair loss, it is time to treat it with some effective home remedies that will keep your scalp and follicles clean and encourage healthy growth.
We offer some easy and inexpensive home-made remedies that might persuade your hair to grow again.
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera can be used to moisturize your scalp and will prevent it from getting dry and itchy, while balancing its PH levels. Apply pure Aloe Vera gel directly on the scalp and gently massage it with your fingers for about 10 minutes. Then, wait for a few hours with the gel on your scalp and wash with lukewarm water. Repeat this procedure twice a week for best results.
2. Hot Oil Massage
A very effective home remedy for hair growth, massage the head and scalp with hot oil has several benefits: it can rejuvenate your hair follicles, improve the blood flow to the scalp, prevent dandruff and prevent hair loss. Using either almond, olive, coconut, jojoba, rosemary or lavender oil – massage your scalp daily. The oil should be warm or lukewarm. Leave the oil on the hair for at least 30 minutes, then wash it off. For best results, leave the oil overnight and wash it in the morning.
3. Onion Juice
You may not know this, but onion juice is one of the oldest remedies for encouraging hair growth. The sulfur in the onion juice promotes the creation of collagen proteins and aid in the growth of new hair. Chop a few red onions (or shallots) into small pieces. Then, squeeze the juice out of them. Apply the juice to your scalp for 15 minutes and then rinse off with a mild shampoo. Do this every other day for best results.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
There are so many wonderful benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. This product will keep your scalp clean and healthy and prevent infections (and dandruff). A clean and healthy scalp will definitely have faster hair growth. Shampoo your hair well, and then rinse it with diluted apple cider vinegar for healthy, shiny hair.
A simple egg can provide a good mask for your hair that will provide it with needed proteins. The egg also provides a few other essential nutrients the hair needs, such as: Iron, Selenium, Phosphorus, zinc, sulfur etc. Take a regular egg and add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and honey. Mix them well and apply the resulting paste to your hair. Leave it like that for about 20 minutes and then rinse with cool water and shampoo.
6. Green Tea
Green tea is a powerful antioxidant that can be used both as an external and internal solution. Drinking 3-4 cups of green tea a day will help your overall body health as well as promote regrowth of hair follicles. You can also apply some warm green tea to your scalp and leaving it there for about an hour. Then, rinse off the green tea with cool water, and your hair will become shiny and soft.
7. Oil of Vitamin E
Oil enriched with vitamin E has powerful antioxidant properties and can remove the free radicals that damage our cells. In addition, it can purify the oxygen supply to the scalp and blood flow, which help in healthy hair growth. Take the oil and massage it gently into the scalp, leave overnight and wash it with a mild shamppo when you get up.
8. Coconut Milk
Coconut milk is heavy in protein and happens to also contain large amounts of iron, potassium and various fats that are essential to the body. Using coconut milk on your scalp and hair will reduce your hair loss while strengthening your individual hairs.
The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem without consulting with your healthcare professional.
Written by 50 PLUS REPORT EDITORIAL TEAM