Sudden, excessive hair loss can be a frightening and worrisome situation to anybody. According to hair experts, losing 50-100 strands of hair strands every day is considered normal. But when it goes beyond that, that calls for attention! Latest technology and hair fall products claim to reduce hair fall and not all of them are proven effective. However, there are effective home remedies that help treat this hair condition without the harmful effects of chemicals.
8 natural home remedies to prevent hair loss:
- Coconut Milk
Coconut not only does promote hair growth, but it also conditions it. It is rich in protein, iron, potassium and essential fats.
Warm a bit of coconut oil and massage it from your hair root to tip.
Rinse after one hour
You may also grate a coconut and squeeze out its milk by mixing in a little water
Apply it on the area where you notice balding or thinning
Let it stay overnight and rinse off with water the next morning
- Onion Juice
This is one of the oldest and most efficient remedy for hair growth. It is the sulfur of the onion juice that produces collagen protein and help in the growth of the hair.
Chop one onion finely and squeeze out its juice
Apply the juice on your scalp and let it stay for 15 minutes.
Rinse your hair with a mild shampoo
Use this twice a week to see effective results.
Just like onion, garlic is also effective as a remedy for hair growth because of its sulfur content.
Crush a few gloves of garlic
Mix in with coconut oil and boil them for a few minutes
When it is already cool down a bit, massage it on your scalp
Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash your hair after that
Do this twice a week to see results.
The Chinese hibiscus flower has many natural properties that can help treating hair loss. This beautiful flower can also be used to cure dandruff, prevent split ends and thicken hair and prevent premature graying.
Crush a few flowers and mix sesame or coconut oil to create a paste
Apply on your scalp and leave it on for a few hours
Rinse off with a mild shampoo and water.
Egg is a good remedy for hair growth. Applying it on your hair provides you with proteins necessary for the growth of new hair. It also contains essential nutrients for hair such as iron, phosphorus, selenium, sulfur, zinc, etc.
Take the egg white and mix in a teaspoon of olive oil
Beat to produce a paste-like consistency and apply it to your entire scalp
Keep it on for about 15-20 minutes then rinse with cool water and mild shampoo.
- Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera contains enzymes that directly promote healthy hair growth. It moisturizes the scalp and prevents dry itchy scalp. It also balances the pH level of the scalp.
Apply pure Aloe Vera gel on the scalp and massage for ten minutes
Wait for a few hours and rinse the hair with water
Repeat twice a week for effective results.
- Green Tea
Green Tea is known for its antioxidants that also promotes hair growth. Aside from drinking it, you can also apply it directly to your hair as a home remedy for hair growth.
Drinking green tea 3-4 times a day helps overall health as well as your hair.
You can also apply warm green tea on your scalp and leave it on your hair for one hour
Rinse off with cool water
- Banana and Honey
Banana and Honey combined together work as a powerful conditioner and moisturizer to your hair. Honey is extremely useful for its nutrients and vitamins E, K, C, B1, B2 and B6. While banana keeps hair hydrated and healthy due to its vitamins A, B, C, natural oils, carbohydrates and Potassium.
Mash one banana and mix one tablespoon of honey to it.
Apply the mask on your hair and rinse it off after 45 minutes.
Just don’t forget to choose Organic products whenever possible.
Now that you know the natural home remedies to prevent hair loss, lets then tackle the tips on how to control hair fall.
1. Be gentle with wet hair
Avoid combing your hair when it’s still wet. Your hair is more susceptible to breakage when wet
2. Healthy eating
To prevent early hair loss and thinning of hair, you need to consume a healthy balanced diet rich in iron, protein, calcium and vitamin B.
3. Massage your scalp frequently
Massaging your scalp increases blood circulation in your scalp, stimulates hair follicles and in turn strengthen your hair roots. You can go for a hot oil massage and turban therapy to control hair fall but make sure the oil is not too hot to prevent damage.
4. Minimize pressure
Don’t always tie your hair up tight. It gives your hair more pressure which adds to the breakage and hair fall.
5. Avoid excessive heat styling
Avoid damage to hair caused by chemical treatment, perming, straightening, ironing, etc. The heat tends to dry the shaft out making it dry and frizzy which causes the hair to turn brittle and later results to hair fall.
6. Avoid hot water for hair rinse
Wash hair regularly with lukewarm to cold water to keep the scalp clean and healthy – but avoid washing hair too frequently.
7. Regular trim
Trim your hair regularly to avoid the troubles of split ends. Keep your hair clean. Use Organic Shampoo whenever possible.