Is your hair falling out or starting to thin on top? Not sure what is causing the hair loss? Well don’t worry, because in this article we are going to cover some super easy home remedies for hair loss.
Actually, a little hair loss is totally natural and an average person loses roughly 100 to 150 strands of hair every day. However if you think you are losing more hair than that and you start notice thinning of the hair this maybe a cause for concern and you need to get to the bottom of this hair loss.
There are many reasons for increased hair loss in both men and women but generally hair loss can be associated with deficiencies of important nutrients, poor eating habits, internal diseases of the body or even lifestyle conditions like severe stress and hormonal changes like puberty, pregnancy or menopause.
10 Ways to Prevent and Treat Hair Loss
So before you go running out to purchase a hair piece or wig lets go over some of the best ways to prevent hair loss naturally.
1. Coconut Milk
Coconut milk is protein rich and full of essential fats that help to prevent hair loss as well as promote hair growth. Quick results can be achieved when coconut milk is applied directly to the scalp and hair.
Making coconut milk at home is pretty easy, just add some freshly grated coconut to water in a pan and let it simmer for around 5 minutes, then strain.
Once the homemade coconut milk has cooled apply and massage to your scalp and hair, let is sit for roughly 20 minutes before rinsing and shampooing with your regular shampoo.
For a more potent hair loss treatment try adding in some black pepper and powdered fenugreek seeds to the coconut milk before you apply it to your hair.
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Also referred to as Methi, Fenugreek is highly effective at treating thinning hair and hair loss. The Fenugreek seeds contain proteins and nicotinic acid that stimulate hair growth as well as the hormone antecedents found in the Fenugreek seeds help to boost and encourage hair growth as well as help to rebuild hair follicles.
To get the benefits from Fenugreek seeds soak one cup of the seeds in water overnight and then simply grind the seeds into a paste using a pestle and mortar or your smoothie blender.
Take your paste and apply to your hair and scalp then place a shower cap to your head once the paste applied. Keep the paste on for roughly 40 minutes then simply rinse off, for best result repeat once a day for 4 weeks.
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3. Hair Oil Massage
Massaging the scalp is extremely beneficial at reducing hair loss and for optimum results using appropriate hair oil with give great results. By massaging the scalp and hair you will in fact start to increase the blood flow to the hair follicles, help condition the scalp, as well as enhance the strength of your hair’s roots.
The best oils for the hair are almond or coconut oils, castor oil, olive oil or even amla oil. Simply add a few drops of your preferred oil to your scalp and message whilst applying light pressure. For added results try adding few drops of rosemary essential oil to the base oil.
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4. Aloe Vera
The enzymes found in Aloe Vera when applied to the hair can help to promote hair growth. Also the alkalizing properties of Aloe Vera can help to correct the PH levels of the scalp and hair which in turn will help with hair growth.
Applying Aloe Vera regularly to the scalp can help to reduce scalp redness and inflammation, relieve scalp itching, alleviate dandruff, as well as adding strength and luster to your hair.
To reap the benefits of Aloe Vera use either a juice or gel and apply directly to the scalp. Once applied leave it for a few hours and then simply wash it off. Repeat the process 4 times a week.
Aloe Vera juice can also be taking orally on an empty stomach to help with hair growth.
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5. Indian Gooseberry
Indian gooseberry or sometimes known as amla is full of vitamin C and is known for natural and fast hair growth. Indian gooseberry is packed full of vitamin C as well as other anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant, and exfoliating properties all of which help promote hair growth and maintain a healthy scalp.
Simply mix one tablespoon of Indian gooseberry with lemon juice and message your scalp thoroughly then cover your hair with a shower cap and leave on overnight and rinse and shampoo as normal.
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6. Beetroot Juice
Beetroot juice contains essential nutrients such as vitamins B and C, calcium, carbohydrates, protein, potassium, and phosphorus, all of which help to stimulate healthy hair growth.
For quick and easy result simply include fresh beetroot juice into your diet. If you are not a fan of the taste you can also mix up a paste to apply directly to your scalp by grinding up beetroot leaves which have been boiled in water along with henna.
Apply the paste to your scalp and leave for around 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse off and shampoo as normal.
In addition to beetroot juice you can also try lettuce juice, spinach juice, alfalfa juice, or carrot juice to help keep your hair healthy.
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7. Licorice Root
This tasty healthy snack is great for the hair and preventing hair loss. Licorice root helps to sooth the scalp, as well as ridding your scalp of irritations like dry flakes plus the mollifying properties of licorice roots help to open the pores.
For hair treatment mix one tablespoon of ground licorice root to one cup of milk along with a quarter teaspoon saffron and mix well.
Once it has formed a paste apply liberally to bald and thin hair patches on the scalp and leave overnight. Rinse in the morning and wash and shampoo your hair as normal.
For added hair growing properties you can also drink the licorice in the form of a tea 2 to 3 times a day.
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8. Onion Juice
The high sulfur content of onion juice makes it a great hair loss treatment by regenerating hair follicles and reducing inflammation as well as helping to improve blood circulation directly to the hair follicles.
Onions have natural antibacterial properties that are even more abundant in the onion juice; these antibacterial properties help kill parasites and germs as well as treat scalp infections that can all lead to hair loss.
Getting the juice from an onion is pretty easy, simply grate the onion and then strain and apply directly to the scalp. Leave for 30 minutes and then wash off and shampoo as normal.
Another alternative if you are feeling creative is to mix the onion juice with Aloe Vera gel or even olive oil. For the best result use this treatment 2 or 3 times a week over several weeks.
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9. Chinese Hibiscus
The Chinese hibiscus flower is a super flower that has been used for many years to treat health problems including hair loss. As well as helping with hair loss the Chinese hibiscus can also aid in treating split ends, dandruff, hair thickening and even preventing premature graying.
For hair loss treatments using the Chinese hibiscus flower add 10 flowers to 2 cups of coconut oil and heat until the mixture becomes charred and then strain and collect the remaining oil.
Apply the oil solution to your hair before going to bed and then simply wash off in the morning. For best results apply to the scalp and hair 2 to 3 times a week.
Chinese Hibiscus teas are also readily available the can either been drunk or applied to the hair to stimulate hair growth.
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Omega-3 fatty acids are in abundance in flaxseeds which can help to prevent and aid in hair loss as well as encourage hair growth.
To reap the benefits of flaxseeds mix one tablespoon of freshly ground flaxseeds with a glass of water and drink first thing in the morning. For added benefit you can also add the flaxseeds to your soups, salads, smoothies and other food dishes.
Flaxseed oil is also readily available which you can apply directly to the hair or consume which can help prevent hair loss as well as strengthen your hair.
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Sometimes just making a few lifestyle changes and altering your diet can help with hair loss. Try adding in one or two of the above natural hair loss remedies to ensure that you have a full head of hair. If you think your friends or family could benefit from this article why not share it with them?
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