By Alyna Suleiman
This is probably one of the most scary things you would go through- the dreaded hair loss! Hair loss can affect your self-esteem, appearance, and confidence. You may feel powerless over your own body, but the truth is there’s a lot you can do to slow or even reverse your hair loss. While the right natural remedies for hair loss may depend on the actual reason why your hair is thinning, it’s important to talk to a doctor to get an accurate diagnosis. Want those luscious locks back? Tired of losing precious strands of hair everyday? We say you get rid of those expensive, chemical leached hair products, and say hello to natural remedies. There’s nothing like making the most of what nature has to offer. Here are some easy and effective home remedies for hair loss. Most of the ingredients for these quick fixes are available in your own kitchen!
This remedy is regarded as one of most effective and oldest ones. The reason behind is that it contains sulphur that boosts collagen production in the tissues and helps in the regrowth of hair. Don’t let its strong smell keep you away from using it, because it goes off just after one rinse. To try this remedy, cut a few slices of onion and squeeze out its juice (either by mashing it or grating it) and apply it on your scalp for about 10-15 minutes. Let it work its magic and then rinse it off with a mild shampoo.
Coconut Milk is Awesome
It is considered as the most effective remedy for natural hair growth because it is rich in iron, potassium and essential fats. Just take coconut milk from a fresh coconut, add half a squeeze of lemon, 4 drops of essential lavender oil. Mix it thoroughly and apply it on your scalp, leave it on for 4-5 hours and then rinse it off.
The Impact of Apple Cider
This vinegar gently cleanses the scalp and maintains the pH balance of the hair thereby accelerating hair growth. Start by making a diluted solution-just mix 75ml of it in one litre of water for a larger batch or 15 ml of it to a cup of warm filtered water for a smaller batch. To apply this solution, use it as a final rinse after washing your hair. This will also give your hair an added shine and boost hair growth.
Make your Own Egg Mask
This home remedy is used all over the world for quick and natural hair growth. As we know, eggs contain high levels of proteins which help in the formation of new hair. It is also rich in sulphur, zinc, iron, selenium, phosphorus and iodine. For the egg mask, separate one egg white in a bowl and add one teaspoon of olive oil ( you can also use grape seed oil or lavender oil )and honey. Make a paste of it and apply it all over your hair and scalp for about 20 minutes. Rinse it off with cool water and some shampoo.
Aloe Vera Magic
Aloe Vera is an effective home remedy for hair loss and to boost hair growth. It is also effective in reducing scalp problems like itching and flaking. It is actually mildly alkaline which means it restores the natural pH level of the scalp. It can also be used for the treatment of dandruff. It boosts hair growth by penetrating deep into the scalp.
Get the Shine with Beetroot
Beetroot contains vitamin C and B, potassium, calcium, carbohydrates, protein, phosphorus, which are essential nutrients for healthy hair. It is one of the best kitchen remedies to control hair fall. You can consume it daily for fast growth of hair. Make an effective mix by simply putting the beetroot leaves in 2 cups of water and boil it till the water is reduced to half its quantity. Let it cool and then grind it. Add the henna to make a paste. Apply it to your scalp and hair. Leave it for around 20 minutes and then rinse it with normal water. Follow this procedure thrice a week to control hair fall and make it healthy.
Fenugreek for Locks
Fenugreek or Methi seed is among the most effective home remedies to stop hair loss. It repairs the hair follicles and helps in regrowth of the hair. Rich in proteins and nicotinic acid, fenugreek seeds strengthen the hair shaft and make your hair strong, shiny and long. You need to try these remedies a few times and you will be definitely noticing the results!