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How to Control Hair Fall

Home remedy for hair drop

Long, luscious hair is a desire of many! But it seems very few people are lucky enough to have a head full of beautiful hair. In fact, many people complain about losing their hair.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it’s normal to lose 50 to 100 hairs per day (1). So, if it appears that you are losing more than this, it is a matter of concern.

Hair loss can be especially difficult for women to deal with, as many women look at their hair as their “crowning glory”. But hair loss in men also can affect their self-esteem.

Some of the causes of hair loss include nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, thyroid issues, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), use of birth control pills, too much stress in life, excessive use of hair styling products, use of chemical-based hair care products, age, genetics and a poor hair care routine.

Depending on the cause, hair loss can be sudden or gradual, affecting either just the scalp or the entire body.

If you are looking for a treatment for hair loss that works without the side effects of chemicals or medications, try some natural remedies.

Natural remedies for hair growth have no side effects and won’t burn a hole in your pocket. With some ingredients many already have in the kitchen, you can regain the texture and growth of your hair.

Home remedy for hair drop

Here are the top 5 home remedies to control hair loss.

1. Regular Scalp Massage

Perhaps the most inexpensive method to control hair loss is a scalp massage.

A proper hair and scalp massage with oil increases blood flow to the hair follicles, conditions the scalp and enhances the strength of your hair’s roots. It will also promote relaxation and reduce feelings of stress, a common reason behind hair loss.

A 2016 study published in Eplasty reports that hair thickness increases with standardized scalp massage (2).

You can use oils like coconut, almond, olive or castor oil for massaging your scalp.

Another study published in the SKINmed Journal in 2015 found that rosemary oil works well like minoxidil, a common hair growth treatment, but with less scalp itching as a side effect (4).

  1. Mix 2 or 3 drops of rosemary essential oil into 2 tablespoons of a base oil, such as olive or coconut oil.
  2. Apply it on your hair and massage your scalp using your fingertips for 5 minutes.
  3. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes, then shampoo your hair as usual.
  4. Do this twice a week for best results.

2. Rosemary Essential Oil

Scalp massages help stimulate the hair follicles to increase hair growth, and adding rosemary essential oil to your regular hair oil will help prevent hair thinning and balding.

Rosemary essential oil is good for your hair. It has antioxidant properties that boost hair growth. In addition, the sulfur and silica in it help reverse hair loss.

It also cleanses the scalp and hair of microbes, thus preventing itchiness and dandruff.

A 1998 study published in the Archives of Dermatology points out that rosemary aromatherapy can be used for treating alopecia areata (3).

Another study published in the SKINmed Journal in 2015 found that rosemary oil works well like minoxidil, a common hair growth treatment, but with less scalp itching as a side effect (4).

  1. Mix 2 or 3 drops of rosemary essential oil into 2 tablespoons of a base oil, such as olive or coconut oil.
  2. Apply it on your hair and massage your scalp using your fingertips for 5 minutes.
  3. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes, then shampoo your hair as usual.
  4. Do this twice a week for best results.

3. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is an effective remedy to deal with different types of hair problems, including hair loss.

It helps cleanse pores and balance the pH level of the scalp, which are important for stimulating hair growth. In fact, the proteolitic enzymes in aloe vera will remove dead skin cells from the scalp, so that they don’t clog the hair follicles.

Aloe vera also has the incredible ability to increase blood circulation to an area. Plus, it contains vitamins A, C and E that contribute to cell turnover, promoting healthy cell growth and shiny hair.

A 2010 study published in the Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research notes that the enzyme content of aloe vera protects the scalp against many diseases. This, in turn, promotes healthy hair growth (5).

 

It also controls dandruff, one of the causes of hair loss. A 1999 study published in the Journal of Dermatological Treatment found that aloe vera helped resolve scalp inflammation caused by dandruff (6).

  1. Extract the gel from an aloe vera leaf.
  2. Apply it on your hair and scalp and leave it for about 45 minutes.
  3. Rinse it out with normal water.
  4. Repeat 3 or 4 times a week to see better results.

4. Indian Gooseberry (Amla)

Indian Gooseberry, also known as amla, is a popular remedy used in Ayurveda to control hair loss.

It helps strengthen the hair follicles, stimulates hair growth and prevents hair breakage and split ends, mainly due to the antioxidants and vitamin C present in it.

The vitamin C also helps build collagen that is vital for hair growth and aids the absorption of iron, thereby keeping your hair strong and healthy.

A 2009 study published in the Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research found that amla oil has the ability to improve hair health and boost hair growth in rabbits and rats (7).

A 2017 study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine reports that amla might promote hair growth and enhance hair health (8).

  1. Mix equal amounts of amla powder and lemon juice to make a paste. Massage it on your scalp and hair. Use a shower cap and allow it to sit for 1 hour, then rinse it out with normal water. Do this 2 times a week.
  2. Alternatively, you can use amla oil to massage your scalp and hair, 2 or 3 times a week.
  3. Consuming amla on a regular basis can be quite helpful in strengthening your hair follicles.

5. Coconut

Coconut has several benefits for your hair. Not only does it promote hair growth, it also conditions it.

Coconut contains fatty acids that penetrate the hair shafts and reduce protein loss from your hair, which is important for healthy and strong hair. It also has minerals and proteins that reduce hair breakage.

A 2003 study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Science found that coconut oil, being a triglyceride of lauric acid (principal fatty acid), has a high affinity for hair proteins and, because of its low molecular weight and straight linear chain, is able to penetrate inside the hair shaft (9).

You can use coconut oil or coconut milk to prevent hair loss.

  1. Warm a bit of coconut oil and massage your hair from your roots to the tips with the oil. Wash it out after 1 hour. Do it 2 or 3 times a week.
  2. Alternatively, grate a medium-sized coconut and squeeze out the milk. Add 1 tablespoon of fenugreek seeds to the milk. Let the fenugreek soak in it for 1 or 2 hours. Then, blend the mixture and apply on your scalp and hair. After 20 minutes, rinse it out and shampoo your. Do it twice a week.
  3. Another option is to boil ½ cup of coconut oil and 7 or 8 fresh curry leaves. Strain it, then apply this solution on your hair. Use this twice a week to see a difference.

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