Hair fall is an issue that modern society has to deal much more as past eras did. There are so many factors that influence the way in which our hair grows and sometimes there is nothing we can do to avoid it. First of all, an excessive hair fall is a sign that your organism malfunctions and you should start to find the responsible among several internal factors:
Improper nutrition. If you consume foods poor in proteins, vitamin B and iron, your hair will suffer. It is time to control this.
Genetics. It is normal that as you become older your body fails to absorb the same quantity of nutrients as before, leading to hair loss.
Hormonal imbalance. Hormones offer your body many benefits, but when they go crazy they only cause damage.
Stress. Well, this is a subject that we can debate for days without stopping. This is the main disease of modern life. When you are stressed, your immunity goes down, causing hair fall.
Styling products. Even if beauty is a guiding concept on every person’s life, it is good to know that in excess it can provoke damages. For example, using over and over chemical products and styling instruments will only break your hair or prevent it from growing.
Illness. Most of the chronic diseases have a bad influence on the hair growth, whereas strong medication or steroid based drugs have the same effect.
The market poses at your disposal a large variety of expensive products that most of the time only promise you to have a miraculous effect. In spite of that you should be aware that the secondary effects won’t fail to appear. Therefore, there is only one solution for you: focus on natural remedies. It is the best and safest way to prevent hair loss and stimulate the hair to grow back.
Home remedies for hair fall
More than anything, your hair need nutrients to get stronger. So, try to use ingredients that will ensure it the necessary amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Flaxseed – contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which stimulate the hair growth and nourish your scalp. Grind one cup of flaxseed and store it among your spices. Add 1 tsp of flaxseed in your meals or in a glass of water every day.
Eggs – are a rich source of minerals (phosphorous, sulfur or zinc) and proteins. Use an egg white and a tbsp. of olive oil to prepare a paste, spread it on your hair and let it rest for 20 minutes. Rinse your hair with water and shampoo and make sure you repeat the process every week.
Fenugreek – manages to stimulate the hair growth thanks to the nicotinic acid it contains. In the evening put 1 cup of fenugreek seeds in 2 cups of water and let them overnight. In the morning, grind the seeds until you get a fine paste. Apply this paste on your head and let it action for 40 minutes before shampooing your hair. Repeat two times per week.
Coconut oil and milk – have a lot of benefits for your hair: they are rich in natural fats and proteins, they moist and hydrate the scalp and strengthen the hair roots. Put in the microwave 2 tbsp. of coconut oil/milk for 30 seconds, then spread the oil on your hair. Perform a gentle massage and let it action for 20 minutes before shampooing. For a more satisfying result, let the oil sit overnight.
Beetroot – has many benefits for your body, among which we highlight the fact that it helps your hair grow faster. This is possible thanks to he high levels of minerals and vitamins B and C. Boil several beetroot leaves in water, then grind them to obtain a paste. Apply the resulting mask on your hair and let it sit for 15 minutes. Shampoo as usual, but repeat the procedure two times per week.
Since applying with regularity chemical products on your hair and scalp is damaging it more than you think, irritation can be one of many effects that lead to hair loss. When this happens, you can apply on the scalp some cooling agents that will fight the irritation and reduce hair fall.
Henna – is a coloring agent which makes your hair shine and stronger. Mix 1 cup of henna powder with ½ cup of yogurt and let it sit for 2 hours before applying it on your scalp and hair strands. Let the mask rest for another hour, then shampoo. Repeat the procedure every week.
Aloe Vera – is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory effects, regulating the ph level of your scalp. Combine 2 tbsp. of Aloe Vera gel with 2 tsp of coconut milk and 1 tsp of wheat germ oil. Apply the resulting composition on your scalp and massage gently. Let the remedy action up to 1h, then shampoo as usual.
Yogurt – is generally used to combat dandruff, but we all know that dandruff is a factor that prevents the hair from growing. Prepare a paste by mixing together 1 tsp of black pepper, 1 tsp of honey and ½ cup of plain yogurt. Put the mask on your hair and let it sit for half an hour. Eventually rinse your hair with shampoo and water.
Home remedies for infection
Infection is one of the first problem that may appear when your scalp is too dry. You can moist and hydrate your skin with a series of natural ingredients that will also stimulate hair growth.
Hibiscus – is a good ally against dandruff and hair loss as well. Cut 12 hibiscus flowers and combine them with 2 cups of coconut oil. Put the mixture on heat and boil up to 15 minutes, then remove from heat. Once the remedy has cooled a little, steep the oil and apply it on your hair, leaving it action overnight. The next day shampoo your hair as usual.
Onion juice – is rich in minerals, managing to stimulate the collagen production.
Chop one entire onion and get the whole juice from it. Put the juice on your scalp spreading all over your hair and let it rest for 20 minutes. Eventually, shampoo and repeat the process every week.
Amla – strengthen your immune system thanks to the high content of vitamin C and protect your scalp from infections due to its anti-bacterial properties.
Make a composition by mixing 2 tbsp. of amla powder and 1 tbsp. of fresh lemon juice. Spread the remedy on your scalp and let it sit for 15 minutes before washing your hair. For optimal results, follow this procedure twice a day.
Tips to prevent hair fall
Even though you are successful when following these remedies, it is very important to also have a healthy lifestyle. Here are some suggestions that can prevent or reduce the hair loss:
- Avoid junk food. Even though it is very tasty, it contains some substances that stimulate hair loss.
- Rinse your hair correctly. Use tepid water as a too hot one will make your hair dry.
- Comb with care. Whenever you brush your hair, make sure you are gentle, because the hair strand is very sensitive and breaks very easyly.
- Do sport. Physical exercises will ensure a good blood circulation and strengthen your hair.
- Hydrate your body. Drink at least 2l of water daily.
- Massage your hair with oils regularly. This is important as you provide your hair the needed nutrients and you stimulate the blood circulation.
- Drink less coffee. You can consume green tea instead of coffee as it dehydrates your body.