Our cute little kids have such cute hairstyles and hair. Little shiny luscious locks! Have you ever seen a kid having a bad hair day? Never!
However, with increasing pollution and lack of nutrition, our kids have started losing their hair. There are so many reasons for hair fall in children, we can’t even name them all.
Some common reasons include exam stress, dandruff, lice, fungal infections, ringworms, vitamin or mineral deficiency, chronic disease etc.
Most parents start panicking when their kids start losing their hair but don’t worry. Children have a faster recovery rate than most adults and they will get their hair back in no time.
You may consult a doctor if the hair fall continues even after trying everything in your control.
Here are a few natural home remedies to treat Hair Loss in kids.
1. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is also known to be a good and safe carrier oil. It has no side-effects and for that reason, you should always buy an organic coconut oil packet.
Coconut oil contains a lot of fatty acids that are the building block of protein in your hair. You should slightly heat the oil and massage it in light circular motions every day or an hour before shampooing your child’s hair.
It even works as a natural conditioner for kids’ hair.
2. Olive Oil
This is another carrier oil that is considered to be extremely safe in the treatment of hair loss in kids.
You can massage your baby’s hair with organic and natural olive oil. If you don’t like olive oil or your baby is allergic to it, you may even use almond, jojoba and mustard oil.
These oils, especially olive oil can help in hair and scalp nourishment to prevent hair fall.
3. Vitamin-Rich Diet
Most kids are picky eaters and hate eating vegetables and fruits. Kids need to consume a vitamin-rich diet that includes a lot of fruits and vegetables.
If your child hates eating vegetables, you may try preparing soup of those vegetables.
Also, try chopping and cutting fruits in interesting shapes for your kids to enjoy eating them. You may mysteriously add fruits in milkshakes, smoothies and juices.
Apple Cider Vinegar is the safest option out of all. It has so many hair health-enhancing benefits. It can be used to ward off lice, dandruff and fungus infections in your kid’s hair.
You may use a shampoo that has apple cider vinegar or an oil brand that includes it.
In some cases, kids may be allergic to ACV, you may consult a doctor before starting such therapies.
5. Indian Gooseberry
Indian Gooseberry or Amla is said to be the best hair fall remedies for both children as well as adults. It can eat raw with a dash of salt to reduce its strong and sour taste.
If your child hates eating it raw, you may also serve it in the form of candies. There are many Indian Gooseberry candies available that work like multivitamins.
You may even use a shampoo and conditioner that has Amla in it.
6. Iron-rich foods
Iron deficiency is another common problem in children due to their picky eating habits. They never love green leafy vegetables, beetroots or fruits that have iron in them. Some have immunity issues as well.
Before you try any chemical remedies, consider getting a prescription for iron supplements for your child or simply try creative ways of feeding iron-rich foods.
Dried beans, dry fruits, whole grains, spinach, fruits, and vegetables contain a lot of iron.
Zinc deficiency is also a leading cause of hair fall in kids. Since zinc is hard to absorb, one should consume more foods that contain zinc.
Having a zinc deficiency could make it extremely difficult for your body to absorb other minerals, vitamins and nutrients.
Pumpkin seeds, chickpeas, oatmeal, almonds, kidney beans, nuts and milk contain a lot of zinc content.
Try feeding these to your kids or opt for zinc supplements. Do not buy random zinc supplements from the market as they may not be natural. Ask a doctor before consumption.
8. Hair Care
Some kids hate combing, oiling, shampooing and conditioning their hair. This may make their hair very messy, rough and breakable.
Some kids even struggle with split ends at a very early age. This is all because there is a lack of moisture in their hair.
You may try massaging their hair with lukewarm oil and do not leave their hair dirty in any circumstances.
Regularly washing, brushing and conditioning your kid’s hair may improve the condition and reduce hair fall.
9. Onion Juice
Apply a little quantity of onion juice about 15-20 minutes before washing your child’s hair. This can improve the scalp condition and treat various problems such as dandruff and itchy scalp.
Onion juice contains sulfur and phenolic compounds that can promote hair growth. Many cosmetic and natural products have onion juice in them for hair regrowth remedies.
Your kids may not say no to the onion juice application! If possible, feed them some onion rings every day. These can help boost your child’s immunity and prevent hair fall and breakage.
10. Defeat Stress
Kids may have stress too! There are so many tests and exams around the corner always. They have too much homework to do and a social image to maintain as well.
With an increase in peer groups, most children struggle with peer pressure. This can cause chronic stress and damage your child’s natural immunity.
You may motivate your child to do yoga and sleep well every day to defeat stress that causes hair to fall.
Many children struggle with hair fall problems. It is not a new thing. However, dealing with hair fall can be very difficult and may even lead to additional stress sometimes.
Don’t pressurize your kids too much to eat and drink what they don’t like. Try using these home remedies and see the results.
If the hair fall problems worsen, don’t hesitate to consult a doctor.
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