Friday, June 26, 2020

11 Effective Home Remedies And Tips To Control Hair Fall

Hair loss and thinning are becoming increasingly common in a majority of people out there. Blame it on the genes or the continuous trauma we have been putting our hair through (styling, coloring, and so much more), hair loss is on the rise. How do you treat this problem from the root? Are medications safe, or should you try out natural alternatives? Keep reading to find out.
11 Home Remedies To Control Hair Fall

1. Vitamins

Deficiencies in vitamins H, D, and E are associated with hair loss. Restoring such deficiencies by supplementing these vitamins may help restore hair growth (1). However, remember that over supplementation of these vitamins, as well as vitamin A, can cause severe side effects like alopecia.

2. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil can penetrate deep into your hair shafts and prevent protein loss. This helps reduce hair damage and breakage often caused by physical trauma like styling and use of harsh products (2).
You Will Need
  • 1-2 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil
What You Have To Do
  1. Massage virgin coconut oil gently into your scalp and hair.
  2. Leave it on for at least an hour before rinsing it off with a mild cleanser.
  3. Follow up with a conditioner.
How Often You Should Do This
You may do this at least two times a week.

3. Amla (Indian Gooseberry)

Amla (Emblica officinalis) possesses hair growth promoting activity. It has a proliferative effect on the dermal papilla cells in the hair follicles (3).
You Will Need
  • Fresh amla juice (as required)
What You Have To Do
  1. Apply fresh amla juice to your scalp. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  2. Rinse it off using a mild cleanser.
  3. Follow up with a conditioner.
How Often You Should Do This
You may do this 1-2 times a week.

4. Yogurt

Yogurt is a rich source of probiotics, which are known to lead to an acidic pH. An acidic pH can alter your hair cuticles, giving you a shinier mane and preventing damage that may trigger hair breakage and loss (4).
You Will Need
  • A bowl of probiotic-rich yogurt
What You Have To Do
  1. Consume a bowl of probiotic yogurt.
How Often You Should Do This
You can consume this once daily for best results.

5. Methi (Fenugreek)

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenumgraecum) possesses hair growth promoting properties. It not only reduces hair loss significantly but also stimulates new hair growth (5).
You Will Need
  • ½ cup of fenugreek seeds
Water
What You Have To Do
  1. Soak half a cup of fenugreek seeds in water overnight.
  2. Grind the soaked paste and apply it as a hair mask.
  3. Leave it on for 30-60 minutes and rinse it off with water.
How Often You Should Do This
You may do this once a week.

6. Onion Juice

According to a study published in the Journal of Dermatology, the topical application of crude onion juice to the scalp can aid hair regrowth, especially in cases of alopecia areata (6).
You Will Need
  • ½ onion
What You Have To Do
  1. Blend the onion and strain the mixture to obtain the juice.
  2. Apply the juice to your scalp and leave it on for 30-60 minutes.
  3. Rinse it off with water.
How Often You Should Do This
You may do this 1-2 times a week.

7. Chinese Hibiscus
The leaves and flowers of Chinese hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) show hair growth promoting activities and can be used to deal with hair loss (7).
You Will Need
  • 1-2 hibiscus flowers
  • 5-6 hibiscus leaves
  • Coconut oil (as required)
What You Have To Do
  1. Blend the hibiscus flowers and leaves.
  2. Add a little coconut oil to this mixture.
  3. Apply it to your scalp and spread some to your hair.
  4. Leave it on for 30-60 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off with a mild shampoo and condition your hair.
How Often You Should Do This
You may do this once a week.

8. Green Tea

Green tea contains a polyphenol called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). EGCG stimulates the growth of the dermal papilla cells of the scalp and can help in the prevention as well as treatment of androgenetic alopecia (8).
You Will Need
  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1 cup of hot water
What You Have To Do
  1. Put a green tea bag in a cup of hot water.
  2. Steep for 5-10 minutes and strain.
  3. Allow the solution to cool a bit.
  4. Drink the tea.
How Often You Should Do This
You may drink this 1-2 times daily.
9. Egg Yolk Mask

The water-soluble peptides in egg yolk possess hair growth stimulating properties that may be useful to treat hair loss (9).
You Will Need
  • 1 egg yolk
What You Have To Do
  1. Whisk the egg yolk.
  2. Apply it to your scalp and leave it on for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Rinse it off using a fragrant shampoo and follow up with a conditioner.
How Often You Should Do This
You may do this once a week.
10. Henna

Henna can help with hair regrowth when applied topically. It works almost as well as minoxidil (a drug used to treat hair loss) in treating hair fall caused by telogen effluvium (10).
You Will Need
  • 1 cup of henna leaves
  • Water (as required)
What You Have To Do
  1. Blend the henna leaves with water to form a thick paste.
  2. Apply the paste to your scalp and spread the remaining mixture through the length of your hair. Leave it on for an hour.
  3. Rinse it off with water.
  4. You may use any organic henna powder if fresh leaves aren’t available.
How Often You Should Do This
You may do this once in a week.
11. Curry Leaves

Curry leaves help in retaining the natural pigmentation of your hair while also stimulating hair growth (11).
You Will Need
  • A handful of curry leaves
  • ½ cup of coconut oil
What You Have To Do
  1. Add a handful of curry leaves to half a cup of coconut oil and heat it in a saucepan.
  2. Once the mixture reduces to a black residue, switch off the stove and allow the oil to cool.
  3. Strain the oil to remove the leaves from the mixture.
  4. Apply the oil to your scalp and spread it through your hair. Leave it on for 30-60 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off with a mild shampoo.
  6. Follow up with a conditioner.
How Often You Should Do This
You may do this once every week.
All these remedies can help reduce hair fall and may also reverse it if you follow them diligently. Remember, these remedies will take time to show results, so patience and consistency are key. In addition to the above remedies, here are some tips that may help prevent hair fall and damage.
 
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