Hair Loss

Natural Home Remedies To Treat: Hair Loss Issue in Men & Women

Hair loss is so annoying! No matter what we try, the problem doesn’t get solved! We’re always in constant fear of losing more hair and becoming bald.

Men may suffer from hair loss in their 40s or 50s and women too may have hair loss during menopause.

The market is flooded with artificial remedies and side-effects causing medicines and pills that will promote hair loss instead of preventing it.

Hair loss can be a very troubling concept as most of us suffer from hair loss at least once in our lives. What causes hair loss? Adolescence, menopause, andropause, adulthood and ageing!

You may have tried hair growth pills, different oils, salon treatments and so much more. If you have been suffering from multiple side-effects, we suggest you stop and try some natural remedies instead.

These can never cause damage to your hair. Although these may take some time to cure your hair loss, they are 100% effective.

Here are a few natural home remedies to treat Hair Loss.

1. Lemon

Most men and women start losing their hair due to dandruff, lice and fungal infections of the scalp. Lemon’s acidic properties can benefit your scalp and prevent your scalp from having rough and dry patches. 

Freshly squeezed lemon can do wonders to your hair and scalp to promote hair growth, strength, length, treat dandruff and hair loss.

Apply and lightly massage your scalp with lemon juice about 15-30 minutes before shampooing your hair at least twice a week. This is a very effective technique. 

2. Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera Gel has been used for ages to treat fungal scalp infections including dandruff and dermatitis. The gel can be squeezed fresh or bought from a local store. 

Massaging your roots, scalp and strands to obtain smooth, silky and strong locks. Using aloe vera based shampoo, conditioner and oil can promote hair growth and strength.

The gel should be massaged frequently, daily or alternative massages can have a better impact and reduce hair fall in both men as well as women.

3. Coconut

Coconut and coconut oil can be very helpful in reducing hair loss in both adults and children. Coconut oil contains some fatty acids that absorb more protein for your hair to be strong. Many women use coconut oil in cooking to improve their fat and protein absorption. Men can use it for oiling their hair too.

You should apply coconut oil and massage your hair with it before every wash. You may even slightly heat some coconut oil and massage lightly to reduce hair fall. It is okay to leave the coconut oil overnight.

Consuming coconuts every day can also help treat many hair and scalp conditions. It can reduce hair fall, greying and thinning of hair strands. 

4. Onions

NCBI explains how using onion juice on your hair could be better than tap water or any topical therapy.

You may grate some onion and squeeze the juice. It promotes the blood flow to the hair strands and scalp by opening up hair cells and letting them absorb more nutrients.

Studies explain how onion juice massage on your scalp every alternate day can reduce dandruff and hair fall dramatically.

You can use an onion-based shampoo and conditioner to control hair fall caused by hormonal problems too.

Consuming more onions has not been proven to reduce hair fall, but its topical application is proven. 

5. Egg Mask

Eggs can work as conditioners and be used to smoothen your tresses. An egg contains zinc, selenium, protein, sulphur, phosphorus, and iodine.

It is a super-rich hair food that can reduce hair fall almost immediately.

You should apply the egg hair mask every week for the best results. Mix some olive or coconut oil with honey and beat it.

Mix and apply the mask on hair roots, scalp, tips, and tresses. Leave for 20 minutes and wash it with a mild shampoo. Do not use a conditioner. Women love the luscious locks after egg mask therapy and men can’t stop touching their hair.

6. Green Tea Wash

Green Tea is considered to be one of the healthiest beverages for your overall health. But did you know you could use it topically as well?

This antioxidants-rich remedy will surely stop your hair fall problem and give your hair all the nourishment it needs.

You could soak one to three tea bags in a pot of hot water. Now, let the mixture cool down and then rinse your hair with it.

You should repeat the process at least thrice a week for the best results. You may even consume stress-relieving green tea so if you have hair loss because of stress, it can be treated too.

7. Vegetables

Including vegetables in your diet can make a huge difference in your hair and skin conditions. Dark coloured vegetables such as Beetroot, Spinach, Broccoli, Carrot and other leafy vegetables have more nutrition than others.

You may consume vegetable juice or smoothies in the morning to nourish your body. If your hair loss has started because of a deficiency, vegetables can help.

Beetroot and carrot juice is the best! It gives you iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and Vitamin A, B and C.

You can also use a beetroot hair mask to naturally give your hair a maroonish colour. It can be applied topically for hair regrowth.

Men should eat more vegetables in their 30s and 40s to prevent hair loss as balding is very common in men.

8. Seeds

Seeds can have more nutrition than you think. You may eat these seeds raw or cooked as well. Use them as salad-sprinkles. 

The first on the list is always Sesame seeds. They’re available in whitish and black colour. Just chew a few seeds in the morning and see the difference.

You may also consume other seeds such as sunflower, pumpkin, flax, fenugreek, and chia seeds. All of these promote stronger hair growth and prevent hair fall.

9. Curd

We know how probiotics can do the job of eliminating bad bacteria. But did you know curd can treat many hair problems?

You can use fresh or spoiled or sour curd. Fresh curd can be used for hair conditioning and regrowth, whereas spoiled curd can be used to treat scalp conditions such as dandruff, patchy skin, and weak follicles.

Apply curd with a brush and leave it on your hair for 30 minutes. Wash it with a mild shampoo. Avoid using a conditioner. Make sure your hair and scalp are clean before application.

10. Amino Acids in Diet

Studies explain how hair fall can be a common problem when your body doesn’t get enough protein. Amino acids help your body absorb protein.

When your hair strands don’t get enough protein, they become weak and fall. Hence, you should include some cottage cheese, fish, eggs, seeds and nuts, whole grains, and meat.

Men and women can either consume amino acids supplements or include these foods in their diet.

CONCLUSION

Hair loss is bound to happen at some age in both genders. However, if you find out earlier, it can be treated using these and many other natural home remedies.

You should be patient with some home remedies as the results may take time to surface. Proper diet, balanced nutrition, healthy sleep, and exercising are all equally important.

If your hair fall is severe, you should consult a doctor.

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