- Alternative & Natural Medicine
The Best Home Remedies for Thinning Hair
Thinning hair is as undesirable as it is inevitable. Hair thins out with age and hair loss occurs, Male pattern baldness is one of the end results of thinning hair.
There is a lot you can do to slow down the rate at which your hair thins, and I have collected a number of home remedies for thinning hair below.
A word of caution first - Rule out medical reasons for the thinning hair before you resort to home remedies. Conditions such as anemia and thyroid disorders could cause hair loss. Some medications for diabetes, heart diseases as well as hormonal drugs like HRT or contraceptives could have some effects on your hair volume and texture.
Home remedies for thinning hair
Although there is no guarantee that using these home remedies will lead to a full head of thick glossy hair, they are worth a try as they are neither expensive nor dangerous.
Dandruff and Thinning Hair
Dandruff and other conditions of the scalp could result in accelerated thinning of the hair and hair loss.
There are several home remedies for dandruff
- Treat with baking soda. Stop at any time if you feel any irritation.This dries out the scalp and the rough baking soda grains slough out dead cells and promote healthy hair growth reflected in thicker hair. Leave the baking soda in the hair for at least 6 hours then wash off.
- If your scalp dries out easily, give it an olive oil sauna once a month. It will reduce dandruff and thicken your hair. Apply oilve oil liberally to the scalp, use a drier set on medium heat for 10 minutes. Cover with a shower cap for another hour and wash off. Better try this home remedy at night and wash the oil off the next morning.
Capsicum and hair
Capsicum found in red peppers helps with hair growth and thickening.
Boil a handfull of peppers (8-10) in three cups of water for 30 minutes.
Use red bell peppers as they contain more capsicum. Wash your hair with this fluid at least once a week.
Onions and hair growth
Onions promote the growth of hair. Cut an onion in slices.
Rub the scalp with the onion, leave it on for 30 minutes and rinse off.
Hairstyles that cause hair damage
If your hair has already started thinning out, you should avoid hairstyles that aggravate hair loss.
Avoid tight weaves and braids especially those that pull at the hairs on the hairline.
Create bangs in front of the forehead and hairline to over up the thinning hair.
Another option is to dye your hair to a colour closer to your skin color. It makes the scalp underneath the hair less marked, providing some sort of cover up.