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Natural Home Remedies For Children Hair Loss

Updated on January 22, 2012



Before you can address the issue of hair loss in either; kids or teens, you must first find out why the person is losing his or her hairs. Hairs don’t just begin to vanish or drop off; something must have transpired them to start falling out.

From proven researches and experiments on hairs, the major causes of hair loss in children or teens are:

-         Nutritional deficiency leading to low hormone count

-         Illness

-         Infection (dandruff or fungus)

-         Genetic problem

-         Medication issues

-         Stress

-         Post partum alopecia

-         Chemical reactions (like hair colors, etc)

-         External factors like: pollution, heat from hair dryers, environment, etc.

Therefore, any or some of the above conditions must be addressed first, before further remedies can accompany.

She is losing hair
She is losing hair


Haven identified the reason why the hairs are falling or getting lost, you need to first stop the remaining hairs from disappearing, and then find a way of regenerating the lost hairs, but first, stop the hair loss.

To stop the hair loss, you may need to follow any of the instructions below:

If you discover or suspect ringworm or fungus infections

You can treat the dandruff using a fresh paw-paw (papaya) leaf and a sooth from kitchen chimney (black in color).

-         Get a good quantity of the leaf, and at least 10 teaspoonful of the sooth

-         Scrape the affected region or entire hair

-         Use a sharp sponge to scrub the affected part or parts until the faces are open (don’t injure)

-         Mix the sooth with a small amount of clean water to form paste-like solution (black in color)

-         Use the papaya leaf (fresh and green) to scrub the affected region

-         Apply the sooth mixture and allow it for hours

-         Repeat trice and watch the result

If you suspect dandruff and fungus infection

Try using some prescription lotions like KZ lotion (Ketoconazole Lotion 2%)), but try to consult your doctor before using this lotion.

General Prevention of Hair Loss in Teens
if you want to prevent hair loss in teens, there are three ingredients that are particularly effective in preventive hair loss approach for teens, they include:

1. Saw Palmetto – this usually helps to suppress the production of 5-alpha-reductase, and in turn this suppresses body DHT levels.

2. Muria Puama – The common name for this ingredient is ‘potency wood’ which usually comes from trees growing in the South America (Brazilian rain forest).

3. Biotin - this is a vitamin B complex which helps in the provision of nutrients that plays a vital role in the growth of new hair, skin and nails.

Better Looking hair
Better Looking hair


Haven stop the hair loss, the next step you need to take is to try and regain the lost hairs, using the various result-oriented methods I am going to outline below.

To grow back your hair, follow these simple steps, they will assist you to grow your hair back to an enviable state that friends and family would admire.
-        Never use ironing tongs on your hair or curlers.

          After having a hot shower always run cold water over your hair to reduce the hotness that may damage your hair.
          Make use of protections when blowdrying or straightening your hair and it is advisable to use the lowest heat on your hair. Get a serum hair protection

-         Always apply natural ingredient shampoos like; Aussie shampoo

-         Cut your hair short and don't and stop applying color on your hair just wash it every week or two and use the same shampoo set always.


To improve the look and feel of hair, you must eat well and right (i.e. healthy diets), and then exercise more often and take vitamins. Do your best to avoid excessive chemical services such as hair color and permanent waves.

Don’t forget that hairs are very tender, so treat your hair gently, do not tug or pull at your hair for any reason. Whenever you feel like you don’t like the look of your hair, don’t pull, cut it off, it is healthier.

Above all, you need to visit your hair salon; they provide deep hair conditioning treatments and scalp massages. These treatments and services help a lot in to increasing the blood circulation to the scalp and hair follicle.

Some hair experts also suggested that a few minutes of daily head massage by hand will help in blood circulation in the scalp, which also improves hair growth. To make this more effective use a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base during hair massage.

Good results can also be gotten by rubbing the hair with rangoli henna and heated olive oil for application on the scalp for at least 20 minutes or more before washing hair, though best results are gotten by leaving the oil on the scalp throughout the night.

Green teas are also good in activating the growth of hair, though I personally have never tried or seen anyone that tried it, but researches and findings showed that it helps to improve hair growth.


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      accofranco 2 years ago from L Island

      Hair loss is common among children between the age range of: 24months - 9yrs.

      I don't think her asthmatic condition has any link with her current hair loss, unless she is having serious fever and taking a medication that doesn't suit her body, take her to a pediatric.

      There maybe some uderlying factors why she is loosing hair when being combed.

      She may have been infected with ring worm called Tinea capitis.

      Tinea capitis. Tinea capitis, commonly known as ringworm of the scalp, is a fungal infection often seen in children. It can show up in a number of ways, but often as scaly patches of hair loss on the head. The patches are usually round or oval. The hairs may be broken off at the surface of the skin and look like black dots on the scalp.

      If your child's doctor suspects tinea capitis, a microscopic examination can confirm the diagnosis. Treatment usually involves an oral antifungal, such as griseofulvin taken by mouth for eight weeks. Your child should also use an antifungal shampoo such as selenium sulfide or ketoconazole to decrease shedding of the fungus.

      Because ringworm is contagious, your child should be careful not to share any objects that touch the head such as hats, pillow cases, hair clippers, or brushes.

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      Anny 2 years ago

      I'm from malaysia.i want ask i got one kid 7years old and girl ,this few month she falling hair when comb the hair and she got asma.isn't any problem?

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      accofranco 3 years ago from L Island

      @mandy, have you tried the things I recommended in this article? Try them and let me know the outcome first. Take care

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      mandy 3 years ago

      Hey plz help me

      Im from india

      Im 27 &

      three kids mother

      Ive so less hair from starting cause my mom did have same and rest r too falling one by one.what can I do to grow new hair for get volume

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      accofranco 3 years ago from L Island

      @Charlotte and Frenchie, you guys are so welcome and thanks for stopping by. Glad you found this helpful.

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      Frenchie 3 years ago

      This makes evtriehyng so completely painless.

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      Charlotte 3 years ago

      A million thanks for posting this infomration.

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      accofranco 5 years ago from L Island

      @yajna, mix it with raw egg, then try blending with cucumber and always apply pure olive....let me know the outcome, meanwhile, you can still try the remedies I mentioned in the article. Take care.

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      yajna 5 years ago

      can i please have some home remedies on how to grow hair faster using lemon in 2 weeks

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      accofranco 6 years ago from L Island

      @cassandra, thanks for stopping by...and thanks for bookmarking the hub.

      @Mandeep Randhawa, i am glad you did found the hub informative and useful...once again, thanks for voting up!

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      Mandeep Randhawa 6 years ago from India

      Well written Hub Thanks for sharing with us.Informative and useful...Voted up..Keep going.

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      cassandra 6 years ago

      To be sure with your thoughts here and that i like your blog! I've bookmarked it to ensure that I will come back & read more later on.