6 Simple & Natural Home Remedies for Hair Loss

November 04, 2020

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Losing hair is normal. In fact, we each lose about 50 to 100 strands of hair a day. However, many people suffer from more intense hair loss, where a lot more hair strands are lost each day.

Common causes for hair loss can include a nutritional deficiency, an iron deficiency, genetics, hormonal imbalances, stress, aging, medications, or certain medical conditions like PCOS, autoimmune diseases, and thyroid disorders. It is always important to visit a healthcare professional first to determine the underlying cause of your hair loss and to gain a professional diagnosis and advice.

Our diets can contribute to our hair health and eating certain foods can be beneficial to hair growth. While eating these foods may not promise any fast results, eating a well-balanced diet can contribute to a healthy body and make you feel better equipped to deal with stress.
Here we will list the top foods in the kitchen that may help to stimulate hair regrowth and enhance the hair that you have.

Home Remedies for Hair Loss

Try these natural homemade remedies to improve hair loss and other related problems.

1. Oil Scalp Massage

An oil scalp massage can help to reduce hair loss, as it increases blood flow to your hair follicles, conditions your scalp, and strengthens the roots to grow properly and quickly. This process also reduces stress and promotes relaxation. An oil scalp massage also has the benefit of preventing dandruff, as well as allowing hair to grow healthy, smooth, and shiny.

Oil Scalp Massage

Method 1

1. Use any hair oil such as coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil, castor oil or jojoba oil. Optionally, you can add a few drops of rosemary oil to the hair oil as well.
2. Pour a few drops of the oil into your palms and rub them together to warm up the oil.
3. Next, apply the oil to your hair and scalp and massage gently with your fingertips.
4. Leave the oil in for three hours or more and then rinse with shampoo and water.
5. Repeat two times a week.

Method 2

Ingredients:
• Rosemary oil – 5 drops
• Carrot oil – 3 drops
• Geranium oil – 3 drops
• Jojoba oil – 6 drops
• Apple cider vinegar – 15 ml
• Rosewater – 50 ml
• Water (distilled) – 50 ml
Method
1. Mix together all the ingredients.
2. Wash your hair and then towel dry it.
3. Apply a few drops of the mixture to your towel-dried hair and scalp and then massage.
4. Refrigerate the remaining mixture in an airtight container.
5. Repeat regularly for the best results.
Note: You can apply any of these hair oils to your scalp individually if desired.

2. Indian Gooseberry

Indian gooseberry or amla is an Ayurvedic remedy that can effectively help to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth, as it is rich in vitamin C and iron. It also contains anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, and other exfoliating properties that help to maintain a healthy scalp.

Indian Gooseberry

Method 1

1. Mix 1 tablespoon each of gooseberry or amla pulp and lemon juice in a bowl.
2. Apply to your scalp and massage for a few minutes.
3. Wrap your hair in a shower cap and leave overnight.
4. In the morning, rinse and shampoo your hair.
5. Repeat regularly for the best results.

Method 2

1. Boil 1 cup of coconut oil for 3 to 5 minutes.
2. Add the dried gooseberry pieces and boil until it turns dark.
3. Set aside to cool.
4. When cool, apply to your scalp and massage.
5. Repeat regularly for the best results.
Optionally, soak the amla pieces in water overnight (if possible use an iron vessel).
Use this water as a final rinse after shampooing.

3. Fenugreek

Fenugreek is a highly-effective remedy used that can help to improve hair loss. Fenugreek has hormone antecedents that promote quick hair growth. It also contains proteins and nicotinic acid that help to rebuild hair follicles, making hair grow naturally without any chemicals.

Fenugreek

Method:

1. Soak 1 cup of fenugreek seeds in water and leave overnight.
2. In the morning, grind the seeds.
3. Apply this to your scalp with your fingertips and massage.
4. Wear a shower cap and leave for 40 minutes.
5. Rinse and shampoo hair.
6. Repeat daily for a month for the best results.

4. Onion Juice

Onion juice is known for its high sulfur content, which can improve blood circulation to the hair follicles, regenerating them without inflammation. Onions have anti-bacterial properties that kill parasites and germs that can cause scalp infections and hair loss.

Onion Juice

Method 1

1. Mix 3 tablespoons of onion juice, 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
2. Apply this mixture to your scalp with your fingertips.
3. Leave for 30 to 40 minutes.
4. Rinse and shampoo your hair.
5. Repeat 2 to 3 times a week for best results.
Note: You can apply onion juice by itself to your scalp if desired.

Method 2:

Both onions and garlic contain sulfur compounds that increase collagen production and can strengthen and grow hair. This method is a traditional method for hair re-growth which also includes coconut oil which is a natural moisturizer and healer.
1. Apply onion juice to the scalp.
2. Leave for 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Wash your hair with mild shampoo and towel-dry.
4. Boil crushed garlic cloves and coconut oil.
5. Set aside to cool.
6. When cool, apply to the scalp and massage for a few minutes.
7. Leave for 3 to 4 hours or overnight.
Repeat 2 to 3 times weekly for best results.

5. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is considered one of the best treatments used in health and beauty. Aloe vera has enzymes that promote healthy hair growth by eradicating dead cells that clog hair follicles. Its alkalizing properties balance the hair’s pH level which can prevent infection and other impurities. Using aloe vera regularly will relieve itching and inflammation, while also strengthening hair and preventing dandruff.

Aloe Vera

Method 1

1. Apply aloe vera gel or juice to your scalp and hair.
2. Leave it on for a few minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
3. Repeat 3 times a week.
Note: You could also use an aloe vera-based shampoo and conditioner regularly. Or you could consume a tablespoon of aloe vera juice on an empty stomach daily.

Method 2

Ingredients:
• Aloe vera gel – 1/2 cup
• Fenugreek powder – 2 teaspoons
• Castor oil – 2 teaspoons
• Basil powder – 2 teaspoons
Procedure:
1. Mix all the ingredients to make a paste.
2. Apply this paste to your scalp.
3. Leave for 8 to 9 hours or overnight.
4. Rinse and shampoo hair.
Repeat weekly for 1 to 2 months for best results.
Note: Alternatively apply aloe vera gel directly to the scalp 3 to 4 times weekly, if desired.

6. Licorice Root

Licorice root is an herb that opens pores, soothes itching and irritation caused by dry flakes, and stops damage to the hair. It can be used to help treat dandruff, dry scalp, and hair loss.

Licorice Root

Ingredients:
• Ground licorice – 1 tablespoon
• Saffron – 1/4 teaspoon
• Milk – 1 cup
• Shower cap
Procedure:
1. Mix all the ingredients together to make a paste.
2. Apply this paste to your scalp focusing on any bald patches.
3. Leave for 8 to 9 hours or overnight.
4. Rinse and shampoo hair.
Repeat 1 to 2 times weekly for best results.
Note: You can drink licorice tea three times daily to receive the benefits this herb has to offer.

DISCLAIMER: This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult your doctor or qualified healthcare professional with questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Further Reading:

WHY PEOPLE WITH HAIR LOSS SHOULD TRY WIGS OR HAIR TOPPERS
IS A WIG CAP NECESSARY FOR TOTAL HAIR LOSS?
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT VITAMINS & MINERALS FOR HAIR GROWTH?
IS DIETOTHERAPY GOOD FOR HAIR GROWTH?

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