Hair is considered to be the crowning glory. Unfortunately, hair loss is unavoidable. It is not merely the thinning of hair on top of head or patchy bald spots, gradual hair fall is also annoying.
Hair loss is caused by several factors, such as by the lack of nutrition, split ends, mental strain, aging, hormonal imbalance, or damage to hair due to use of hair straighteners and curlers. Constant exposure to chemical, for example hair coloring, can also contribute to the hair loss problem.
Fortunately, easy home remedies work great in reducing hair loss. Here are 10 tips to reduce hair loss and bring the beauty of your hair back:
- Aloe vera
Well known for treating burns and skin irritations, aloe vera has also been shown to have positive effect in stopping hair loss and trigger new hair growth. Pure aloe vera gel or aloe juice can be applied directly to the scalp. Massage the scalp with juice or gel gently, wait for a few hours and wash it away with lukewarm water.
- Coconut milk
Coconut milk is one of the richest sources to nourish the tissues of hair. It can be obtained by grinding the grated coconut and squeezing it juice. Apply coconut milk to the scalp, cover your hair with a towel and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Rinse it with cold water. Coconut milk will not only reduce hair loss but also makes hair softer.
- Onion and garlic
Sulfur can be found in both onion and garlic—thus they help in the growth of hair. Onion can be used by shopping it finely and extract out the juice. Massage the scalp well with this juice and wash off with a mild shampoo. For garlic, boil garlic with coconut oil and massage the scalp with this potion two or three times a week.
Hair primarily constitutes of proteins and amino acids, and eggs are power houses of proteins, vitamins and fatty acids that nourish the hair extensively. Blend an egg with a few tablespoons of olive oil and blend it. Apply the mixture to the scalp and hair, and leave it for thirty minutes. Shampoo the hair with cold water.
- Lime and black pepper seeds
Dried seeds of lime and black pepper, when ground finely into a powder and applied to the scalp can be a very good cure for averting hair loss. For application, take an adequate quantity of the powder to cover whole of your scalp and mix it with water to make a paste. Apply every day on the scalp for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Wash it off with cold water, and follow it with shampoo.
Henna is widely used in Asian countries and is regarded as a major source of hair strengthening. Some people apply it as a hair mask by mixing powdered henna in curd. Some people used henna in leaf form by boiling 60g of henna leaves with 250ml of mustard oil. After the leaves burnt entirely, filter the oil with muslin cloth and store the oil in the airtight jar. Apply the oil on a daily basis.
- Green tea
Your favorite cup of green tea also can do wonder to your hair. Take 2 bags of green tea and brew them into one cup of water. Allow it to cool before applying it on your hair. Leave it for 1 hour and wash it off with cold water.
Although there are many home remedies to reduce hair loss, prevention is always better than cure. Here are some preventive acts you can do to reduce hair loss:
- Consume food that is rich in vitamin A, B, C, E, protein, and iron
- Consume fish and walnuts to get fatty acids, which is essential for natural health of hair
- Avoid using hot or warm water for hair wash as it increases hair loss
- Use mild shampoos that contain moisturizer on hair
- Rub your fingers vigorously on the scalp after washing hair to increases blood circulation and prevents hair loss
- Do not tie back hair too tight
- Avoid blow drying of hair on the daily basis, as it damages hair follicles and makes the scalp dry
- Refrain from hair coloring and other chemicals that can damage your hair, unless you give your hair routine hair mask or other treatments to keep it healthy.
Hair is one of your beauty assests. You need to take care of it and don’t let it be damaged. Beautiful, strong, and shiny hair will also enhance your overall appearance. No need waste your money on expensive hair treatments in salon—the stuff in your fridge can help you to maintain your beautiful tresses.