Owing to the erratic lifestyle, stress, lack of proper diet, and environmental damage we all face hair fall. Some have it more than the others, but none of us can avoid it. It is a common problem in both men and women. Genetics do play a vital role in hair fall. But it is important that your take care of your hair health via diet, supplementation and various remedies.
Using supplements and getting treatments done is one option. But make sure you do it under professional guidance. Apart from taking supplements and going in for treatments, it is a good idea to try some easy home remedies for hair fall.
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Note – Make sure you do a patch test before using any of these home remedies.
Hair Loss Causes
Some of the most common causes of hair loss are –
- Unhealthy eating habits
- Inadequate sleep
- Protein deficiency
- Split ends
- Illnesses like thyroid, diabetes etc.
- Excessive smoking
- Genetic causes
- Damage due to harmful chemicals (hair colors)
- Damage due to heat tools
- Vitamin B6 deficiency
- Folic acid deficiency
- Hormonal imbalance
Home Remedies for Hair Loss
Read on to find 5 easy and effective home remedies for hair fall.
1. Oiling your hair
As cliché as it sounds, a traditional massage can do wonders for your hair. Since everyone has different hair type, you would know best which hair oil
suits you. Coconut oil is one of the most preferred hair oils, but you can use olive oil, argan oil, almond oil or a blend of various oils.
Heat a little coconut oil and massage your scalp and head on a weekly basis for healthy nourished hair. You can also use coconut milk as a conditioner. Coconut is rich in essential fats, minerals and proteins which strengthen your hair and reduce hair fall.
2. Egg protein
is full of protein, a highly beneficial ingredient for your hair. It encourages hair growth, makes your hair smooth and shiny, and provides all the nourishment it needs. The B vitamins and essential nutrients present in egg are optimum for hair health.
Egg Hair Pack –
Whip 2 egg yolks. Add to it ½ cup thick coconut cream + 2 tbsp olive oil. Apply this paste on your scalp and allow it to dry for 30 minutes. Wash it off with a mild shampoo. Use it once a week and you’ll notice your hair looking shinier and voluminous.
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3. Aloe Vera Goodness
is rich in antioxidants and when applied to hair, it is a great source of moisture for your hair. Aloe vera also balances the pH levels of your hair and scalp. It penetrates deep into the roots and promotes hair growth.
Extract the pulp from a leaf, or use organic aloe vera gel
. Rub it into your washed hair. Massage onto your scalp in circular motions. Leave it for 15 minutes and rinse it off with water.
Aloe Vera Hair Pack –
Mix 4 tbsp aloe vera gel + 2 tbsp olive oil + 1 tbsp organic honey + 2 tbsp castor oil to form a smooth mixture. Apply it all over your hair, starting from roots to tips. Let it sit for 30 minutes, and then wash off with a mild shampoo.
You can use this pack twice a week. It will deeply condition your hair, leaving hair soft and silky.
4. Fenugreek Seeds for Healthy Hair
Fenugreek seeds or methi seeds are a common kitchen ingredient. They enhance hair growth and help rebuild hair follicles. Using a fenugreek hair mask will reduce hair fall and will make your hair shiny and strong.
Fry fenugreek seeds in coconut oil. Cool and strain the oil. Apply it on your scalp by gently rubbing at the roots.
Fenugreek Hair Packs –
Soak 2 tbsp fenugreek seeds in water overnight. The next morning make a fine paste. Add 4 tbsp curd and 1 egg white. Blend well and make a smooth mixture. Apply all over your hair. Leave it for half an hour. Wash off using a mild shampoo.
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5. Henna as a Natural Hair Conditioner
Since ancient times henna
is being used as a natural hair conditioner. It has properties to strengthen your hair from the roots. When combined with other ingredients, henna works wonders for your hair.
· Take 250g mustard oil and add 60g henna leaves to it. Boil this mixture until the leaves are burnt and strain the oil.
· Massage your scalp with this oil on a weekly basis
Henna Hair Pack –
Mix 1 cup henna powder + ½ cup curd to form a smooth paste. Apply this to your hair, allow it to dry and then wash off with cool water.
Hair Packs for Hair Fall
Here are 5 other effective hair packs that will help reduce hair fall.
1. Amla Hair Pack
Amla or Gooseberry is very effective in reducing hair fall. It is a rich source of Vitamin C
, nourishes your hair and gives them a natural shine. Since it is also full of antioxidants, amla can reverse the damage caused by hair fall.
· Mix 2 tbsp amla juice or amla powder
with 2 tbsp lemon juice to form a smooth paste.
· Apply all over your scalp and leave it to dry.
· Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
You can also use amla juice with shikakai powder to make a paste. Apply it all over your scalp, let it dry for 15 minutes and then wash off. Don’t use shikakai if you have dry hair.
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2. Onion Hair Pack
Applying onion to your hair may not sound tempting, but it is a great ingredient for your hair. Onion is a rich source of sulphur which promotes hair growth. Using onion with an essential oil or honey in a hair pack will help you reduce hair fall. Use this hair mask once a week regularly and you’ll notice your hair looking healthier and thicker.
Blend 2 onions into a smooth paste. Add 4 tbsp coconut oil and a few drops of any essential oil of your choice. Apply the mixture to clean moist scalp and let it dry for 30 minutes. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
3. Potato and Honey Hair Pack
Potatoes are rich in potassium, iron, and Vitamin C. All of these ingredients are essential in maintaining hair health. Deficiency of potassium can be a cause of hair loss.
Blend one potato to make a smooth paste. Add 1 tbsp honey and mix well. Apply the mixture on your scalp and hair and leave it for about 30 minutes. Wash off with a mild shampoo.
4. Hibiscus Hair Pack
The beautiful hibiscus flower works wonders for your hair. Using hibiscus powder in hair packs will reduce hair fall. It prevents premature graying of hair, encourages hair growth, and prevents split ends as well. You can use this hair pack once a week
Mix 4 tbsp hibiscus powder + ¼ cup curd + 2 tbsp almond oil/coconut oil to form a smooth paste. Apply evenly covering your hair and scalp. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes and then wash off with cool water.
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5. Licorice Hair Pack
or mulethi as it is commonly known as, is a great ingredient for your hair. It is enriched with healing properties to soothe your scalp and eliminate scalp related problems like – flakiness, irritation, dandruff etc. A licorice hair pack will not only nourish your hair, it will also promote hair growth and maintain scalp health.
Add 1 tbsp ground licorice root powder (mulethi powder) + 1tsp saffron to 1 cup milk. Apply this mixture to balding patches before going to bed in night. Let it stay overnight. In the morning wash it off with a mild shampoo.
Hope these tips help your reduce hair fall. Remember to follow them regularly to see a visible change.
Also eating a healthy balanced diet will make a huge difference. You should include foods good for hair growth in your diet. Stay hydrated and drink at least 8 -10 glasses of water every day. Some people also take supplements. Don’t forget to talk to your doctor about hair supplements before you take them.