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5 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Hair Fall and Baldness

Updated on July 11, 2017
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Neha has been writing beauty articles for 5 years. She is passionate about skincare and natural remedies.

Hair Loss
Hair Loss | Source

Hair falling out and baldness is a stressing issue that most of us have faced and gone through. Before panicking over loosing hair you should know that there are 100 thousand strands on your scalp and its pretty normal to lose some 100 each day. These strands are normally dead hair. You should be in action and search for home remedies, if you are losing more hair. Not to mention excessive hair loss can end up to bald spots or worse to baldness.

There are many chemical products available in market that claim to help with hair fall and hair loss. Let us go the safer way and try these simple 5 home remedies to get rid of hair fall.

Homemade coconut milk to stop hair fall
Homemade coconut milk to stop hair fall | Source

Coconut milk to stop hair fall

To stop hair falling out condition, coconut milk remedy can be used. Coconut milk is different than coconut water and it is obtained from mature coconuts. Take a coconut and grate it with the help of grater. You need to squeeze out the milk from the grated coconut using a muslin cloth. Strain to avoid any larger chunk of coconut. Heat milk for 3 minutes in a pan and let it cool down to room temperature. Keep it in refrigerator for 2-3 hours.

Add 3-4 tbsp of plain yogurt in coconut milk and little bit of camphor solution. With the help of cotton apply this mixture on scalp and massage it. Leave it on your hair for 2 hours. Wash hair with your regular shampoo using warm water. Let them air dry. This is an effective homemade remedy to get rid of hair fall.

Yogurt and black pepper to reduce hair fall and loss

Yogurt/curd is known as one of the best hair conditioners. Ground some black pepper and make a paste with plain curd. You can now apply this paste on your hair and keep it for 20 minutes wrapped in towel. Shampoo your hair with cool water and say hello to healthy, smooth and shiny hair.

You can use this hair mask once a week till the time your hair loss problem is solved. This hair mask will also fight against dandruff. You can also go some variations like mixing lemon juice or honey to this mixture. Everything will eventually add up for goodness only. This is one of the best home remedy for hair growth.

Onion for hair loss
Onion for hair loss | Source

Onion Juice for hair loss

Onion might turn you off with its pungent smell, but it is that one ingredient that you can have faith for hair growth and treat hair fall. The high sulfur content in onion juice helps in treating hair loss. It improves blood circulation down to hair follicles and decrease inflammation if there. Below is the procedure to make this onion home remedy work:

  • Take one onion and grate it to extract its juice.
  • Strain and apply on your scalp.
  • You should leave this mixture for half an hour and then shampoo your hair.
  • To heal your dry damaged hair, you can also add either aloe vera or olive oil to onion juice for additional hair benefits.

You can do this twice a week for several weeks and experience hair growth with onion juice.

Fenugreek Seeds or methi seeds to get rid of hair fall

Fenugreek seeds or more commonly known as methi seeds are age old proven remedy to treat hair loss. It contains proteins, vitamin C, Iron, Potassium, Nicotin Acid and Lecithin. It simulates hair growth and prevents baldness. To get benefits from methi seeds in treating hair problem, you have to do the following:

  • First soak methi seeds in water for 24 hours.
  • Strain seeds and use this water to rinse your hair.
  • Let this water stay for a minimum of 3 hours on hair. You can then wash your hair with lukewarm water.

For more benefits you can mix coconut milk, olive oil with this water and shampoo with lukewarm water. This method is suggested to be done daily for a month for its effectiveness.

What to eat to prevent hair fall

Lot of issues that cause hair loss are internal. We are what we eat, remember. If your hair loss and baldness problem is due to nutritional deficiencies, then it’s a high time to take care for it. Hair needs proteins, mineral, vitamin, sulphur and Iron to be healthy.

Iron is vital as it carries oxygen to the hair. When our body is deficient in iron it makes hair follicles to thirst for oxygen. This is the most common cause of hair loss with women. Women who menstruate heavily, who are pregnant, who recently delivered baby, long distance runners are the ones at high risk of iron deficiency.

Hair is our priced possession, and hair loss can give us sleepless nights. Hair falling can be due to weather change, aging, hormonal imbalance, genetic factors, lifestyle choices, infections on scalp and use of chemicals. Certain diseases like Polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS, anemia can also be a cause for your hair fall. Start taking care of your hair with the above mentioned home remedies to get rid of hair fall before it gets too late. In case problem persists, do consult a dermatologist.


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    • lupine profile image

      lupine 2 years ago from Southern California (USA)

      Thanks for these home remedies, will try the coconut milk. I have used coconut oil. Which one works better? ...the coconut milk, or oil.