For those who are suffering from hair loss, be it male or female, the stress that this conditions causes is unmistakable. For the men, it can mean feeble attempts at combing over the balding areas in a futile attempt to cover up the obvious. Some men leave their careers over the loss of self-esteem that comes with hair loss.
Females are particularly prone to feelings of depression and lowered self-esteem with hair loss. With the societal influences of appearance baraging females at every grocery checkout aisle, social media, and the television, it is no wonder so many place such a high value on their hair’s appearance.
There is always going to be a contingent of people who steer away from any forms of medication, proven safe or otherwise. There is a growing percentage of people who are looking for home remedies. For those looking for this type of potential solution, there is a wide assortment of options available.
A decrease in circulation to the hair follicles can result in hair loss. The follicles fail to receive vital nutrients and thus shorten the hair growth cycle, causing thinning and eventually hair loss. By taking 5 minutes daily to massage your scalp in a circular motion, circulation will improve. Use pressure and knead appropriately.
Once or twice a week, it is beneficial to massage the scalp with a hot oil. Castor, coconut and argan oils are the best oils for hair growth. By heating the oil and using it while massaging the scalp once or twice a week, it helps penetrate the hair shaft and reduces dandruff.
Once the oil is heated, apply it to your hair. Then, use a comb to ensure that the distribution of the oil is even. Many people find that wrapping their head with a warm towel for approximately half an hour before shampooing provides optimal results.
Rich in omega fatty acids and vitamin E, castor oil can help moisturize your hair, adding volume, can assist fighting off scalp infections, and prevent frizzing.
– Mixing castor oil with a base oil will provide a better consistency and enhance its benefits. Apply it to your scalp and then massage it in. Once you have applied and massaged it in, leave it on your scalp for approximately 30 minutes. Once this time has passed, rinse and shampoo your hair. If this method proves difficult in removing the oil, try using a clarifying shampoo
– There is another method that has proven beneficial with castor oil. By mixing 4 drops of rosemary essential oil in 1 ounce of castor oil and then applying and massaging it into your scalp, positive benefits have been reported.
A herb that is commonly found in grocery stores, rosemary promotes growth of longer hair, helps strengthen hair roots, and eliminates dandruff. It is even possible to have a reversal in hair loss with the use of rosemary, as it contains sulfur and silica.
Given the necessity for proper circulation to the hair follicles, rosemary helps increase this circulation. If hair follicles become clogged, this herb can assist in unclogging them. Lastly, rosemary has antioxidant properties that encourage hair growth.
– Take 2 drops of rosemary essential oil and place them in 2 tablespoons of a base oil such as coconut, avocado, jojoba, almond, or olive oil. Mix accordingly. Then, apply this mixture to your hair and scalp. Once it is evenly applied, massage your scalp and let it sit for half an hour. Once the half an hour has passed, shampoo as normal
– If there is concern about how well the shampoo will clean your hair and scalp after, rosemary water works well as a final rinse. In order to prepare it, steep 2 or 3 rosemary sprigs in 2 cups of hot water for approximately 5 minutes. If all that you have available is the dried form of rosemary, simply boil a handful in water for 5 minutes. Allow the water to cool, strain, and then use to rinse your hair after shampooing
Loaded with essential B vitamins, vitamin C, folic acid, and other essential nutrients, lemon juice offers the hair loss sufferer a good complement in nutritional areas they may be lacking. In addition to these essential nutrients, lemon juice is full of antioxidants.
The benefits that can come with the use of lemon juice include hair growth, shiny hair, reductions in dandruff, and smoother hair. It is vital to not use lemon juice in excess, as it can cause hair color to turn lighter. Once applied to the scalp, circulation improves.
– Take 1 part lemon juice and 2 parts of coconut or olive oil and mix accordingly
– Apply this mixture to your hair and scalp, then leave it on for approximately 30 minutes, no longer than 45 minutes
– Wash this mix out once the time has elapsed, then shampoo with a mild shampoo
– This should be done once or twice a week
Keratin protein is one of the components of hair. Since eggs are a great source of protein, it only makes sense that they be included in potential home remedies.
– Take 2 eggs, whisk the egg yolks, and mix in 2 tablespoons of olive oil
– Apply this to your scalp, leaving it for 15 to 20 minutes
– Once this time has elapsed, rinse the mixture with water and shampoo as you normally would
There is another option available that uses eggs.
– Take 1 egg, a ¼ cup of mayonnaise, and a ¼ cup of plain yogurt and mix them in a blender
– Apply this mixture to your scalp and hair and then cover it with a shower cap
– Let it sit for approximately half an hour and then rinse it out
Not only will this combination assist with hair growth, it also can help stop premature graying of hair. Indian Gooseberry is also known as amla.
– Begin by heating coconut oil in a pan and cooking some dried indian gooseberry in the coconut oil until it is charred. Cool and strain the oil
– Apply this mixture to your hair and scalp, massaging it in
– Leave this mixture on for approximately 30 minutes
– Wash your hair as you normally would with a mild shampoo
– This should be done on a weekly basis
There is an alternative method with indian gooseberry. You can take 1 tablespoon of dried indian gooseberry powder and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and mix them together. Applying this to your hair and scalp is beneficial.
The essential nutrients that are found in this vegetable include vitamins B and C, proteins, carotenoids, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and silica. You can juice beetroot in a juicer or run it through a blender and strain. This vegetable should be drinked on a regular basis to promote hair growth.
Beetroot is a versatile vegetable in the sense that it can be combined with other vegetables for a flavorful, healthy drink. Some of the vegetables that complement beets include carrots, cucumbers, and lettuce. A popular concoction is blending together half a beet, half of a cucumber, and 5 carrots. If necessary, strain, and then enjoy the healthy drink.
If you are looking to nourish your hair, coconut milk contains many of the essential nutrients for healthy hair. These nutrients include vitamins B, C, and E, iron, phosphorus, selenium, calcium, and magnesium. Benefits to regular use (be it with your diet drinking it or applying it topically) include hair nourishment, hair loss prevention, and promotes hair growth.
– You can massage your scalp with coconut milk by itself. Leave the coconut milk on for approximately half an hour and then wash it out with lukewarm water. This should be done either weekly or bi-weekly
– Another option is to mix coconut milk with wheat germ oil and aloe vera gel. Each of these 3 components should be mixed in ¼ cup amounts. Aloe Vera contains an enzyme that decreases the risk of hair loss
This supplement is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids are essential to hair growth, as people who become deficient in them often suffer from hair loss. In addition to being essential to hair growth, fish oil can help your hair become smooth and shiny.
It is suggested to take 1 fish oil supplement a day for a month. By the end of the month, look for some improvement in your hair’s health. There are some people who recoil from the fish odor that may come from these supplements. Advances have been made from the manufacturers, as they have discovered ways to limit, if not eradicate, the fishy aftertaste and odor.
Flaxseed oil, and flaxseeds, are an alternative to those who can not take fish oil supplements.
As with any radical changes to an individual’s diet, it is always wise to consult with your medical care provider prior to making these changes.