Hair loss is caused by a number of factors, including heredity, unhealthy hair care regimen and nutritional deficiencies. An average person sheds up to a hundred strands of hair per day, but if you are losing hair more than this take it seriously. As, hair loss, if not controlled and treated in time, can become permanent. Luckily, there are number of options available to counter hair loss problem, from natural remedies to medications to hair transplant surgery. Even in this era of technology, people mostly prefer the former, reason being they are easy to make and do not contain any harsh chemicals and preservatives, which often worsen the situation.
If you are also seeking natural remedies for hair loss recovery, you have come to the right place. Here are some time tested home remedies that have proven effective in restoring a thicker and fuller head of hair.
Flaxseed oil comprises an age-old remedy for thinning hair. It helps blood flow and circulation in the scalp, thereby strengthening the hair follicles and encouraging hair growth. You can easily find flaxseed oil at the nearest herbal store. If you fail to find herbal store in your vicinity, simply puncture 4 to 5 flaxseed capsules and massage the oil onto your scalp, focusing on thinning areas. Let set the oil on your scalp for half an hour and then wash it out with a mild shampoo.
Eggs are rich in protein – the key constituent of your hair strands. Eggs are also powerhouse of vitamins, necessary for healthy hair growth. Apply one or two (depending on the length of your hair) beaten raw eggs on your scalp and hair before you shampoo. Leave the eggs on for 15 to 20 minutes and then wash off with cool to lukewarm water and your regular shampoo. Using hot water can scramble the eggs in your hair.
Apple Cider Vinegar is also an effective natural remedy for fighting hair loss and treating dandruff problem. Mix one cup of cider vinegar with an equal amount of water and use it to rinse your hair before you shampoo them. Allow the acidic mixture soak into your scalp and strands for 5 to 7 minutes and then shampoo as usual. Cider vinegar helps balance the pH of scalp. Besides that, it also helps remove sebaceous deposits and dead skin cells, thus cleaning the scalp.
Olive oil not only helps moisturize your dry and damaged locks but also clarifies the scalp and hair follicles, thus stimulating healthy hair growth as well. Slightly warm two tablespoons of olive oil in microwave and use it massage your scalp for 5 to 7 minutes. Cover your head with a shower cap and leave the oil on overnight. Shampoo your hair as usual the next morning and let your hair air dry. Repeat this at least twice a week and you will notice significant reduction in hair loss.
Ginger is rich in sulfur, a mineral your body needs for healthy hair growth. Take 3 to 4 small slices of ginger and boil them in two to three tablespoons of coconut oil for a couple of minutes, on low flame obviously. Let the oil cool to room temperature and then massage your scalp with it thoroughly. Let sit for 25 to 30 minutes and then rinse off with a mild shampoo and lukewarm water.