Excessive hair loss can be a troubling problem, often causing worry and affecting self-esteem, especially for women. However, if diagnosed correctly, you can control your hair loss with some natural and effective home remedies. In this article, we’ll be discussing what you can use as a hair loss treatment at home.
Coconut milk provides protein and essential fats that promote hair growth and prevent hair loss. For these effects, natural coconut milk is recommended. To do this, you’ll need to strain the milk from shredded coconut flesh, apply it on your scalp and hair and let it sit for about 20 minutes before rinsing with shampoo.
Egg whites are rich in sulfur, phosphorus, selenium, iodine, zinc, and protein, which together help promote hair growth. Separate the egg white from the yolks, add olive oil and honey to the egg whites and mix well to make a paste. Apply on the roots to the tip of your hair and rinse with shampoo after soaking for 20 minutes.
Aloe vera is a very effective home remedy for hair loss and hair growth. It also effectively moisturizes the scalp and reduces itching and flaking. Soak your hair and scalp in aloe vera for about 45 minutes and rinse with water. This can be done two to three times a week to get better results.
Onions have antibacterial factors that help fight and reduce scalp infections, there is also sulfur content that improves blood circulation to the hair follicles, therefore promoting hair growth and controlling hair fall.
Green tea is known to be rich in antioxidants that can help promote hair growth and prevent hair loss. Depending on the length of your hair, soak two to three tea bags in a cup or two of hot water. After cooling the tea, pour it onto your scalp and hair while gently massaging your head, leave it on your scalp for about an hour, then rinse off with cold water.
Tips for better hair care
- Avoid showers that are too hot
As comfortable as a hot shower, it dehydrates the hair (just like the skin) and strips the scalp of its natural oils, resulting in dry, brittle hair that is more prone to breakage. Instead, choose lukewarm water and try to rinse your hair at the coldest temperature.
- Get regular trims
Our hair tends to be most damaged near the ends, and trimming every six to eight weeks can help with this. Damaged hair has a straw-like texture and can be trimmed to promote growth and remove split ends.
- Avoid wearing tight hairstyles
Pulling hair too tightly from the roots can cause damage and should be avoided. It is best not to tie your hair too tightly while sleeping.
- Manage stress levels
Stress is one of the root causes of many health problems, one of these problems include hair loss. It can also disrupt the hair growth process and cause premature graying. Managing stress like meditation is a great way to reduce the effect.