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Home Remedies for Hair Loss and Hair Growth without Chemicals
The problem of hair loss and thin hair is very common among the people of all ages. Mostly the hair growth of the scalp stops after generally reaching a length of 2-3 feet due to de-vitalization of follicles. Exceptions of unusual length of hair growth appear in hair development abnormalities.
Hair loss occurs both in men and women and in normal hair growth cycle everyone sheds about 100 hairs each day, but the excess of it is a distressing development. In women the hair loss occurs on the top of the head or temples while men lose hair on their temples. Men are more likely than women to go completely bald.
The people often find themselves at loss to have proper hair style due to thin hair. In US about $3.5 billion each year is spent to stop hair fall.
It may occur due to several reasons. The chief among them are the hormone imbalance, deficiency of nutrients in diet, negligence to take proper care of the hair, pollution, sunburn chemical changes in body, use of synthetic shampoos, dyes, hair oils, etc.
Structure of Hair and hair Loss
The hair is made of a protein called keratin and the loss of it causes hair fall and grey hair. There are several reasons for the loss of production of keratin in the body including age, heredity, diet, improper care, stress etc.
The hair follicle holds each hair into the skin. The base of the hair follicle is formed by hair bulb in which the living cells divide and grow to build the hair shaft. The blood vessels nourish the cells in the hair bulb and deliver hormones for the growth and structure of the hair at different stages in life.
The hair loss may be due to loss in the functionality of a pseudo gene which helps in production of keratin.
My daughter got her haircut as her friends were having short hair, as per the prevalent fashion. But later she wanted her long hair back. But they did not grow to their previous shape. So she tried some of the home following home remedies and now her hair are longer than what they were earlier.
Here are few home remedies for hair loss and for thick, long and beautiful hair.
1. Indian Gooseberry
There is nothing better than Indian Gooseberry for thick, long, black and dense hair. It is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants and besides the topical application, it is beneficial to eat it too. Prepare the mixture of two tablespoon each of the juice of Indian gooseberry with lemon juice and apply it on the hair. Let the mixture dry and then rinse off the hair.
2. Fenugreek Seeds
These small seeds contain proteins, nicotinic acid and lecithin which strengthen the roots of the hair and are helpful in several other serious problems. Add two tablespoons of coconut oil to a tablespoon of the paste of fenugreek seeds. Rinse off after half an hour and repeat the remedy for a month to get thick, long and dense hair.
3. Basil and Indian Gooseberry
This is the best remedy for hair loss, hair breaking, grey hair and split hair. Apply the paste of basil leaves and Indian gooseberries on hair. Rub the contents on the scalp for few minutes. Use the remedy for 6 weeks at least two 2 or three times a week.
4. Curry Leaves
Pollution and the synthetic hair products clog the hair follicles and cause hair damage and hair loss. Curry leaves unclog the follicles and help them to breathe, thereby promoting hair growth.
The rich amounts of following nutrients in curry leaves rejuvenate the damaged hair follicles and increase hair growth.
The proteins prevent hair thinning; beta-carotene stop hair loss/ hair thinning; amino acids strengthen the hair follicles; vitamin B reinforces the hair roots, stops hair graying and hair loss; and the scalp moisturizing antioxidants remove the dead hair follicles and stop dandruff.
a. Hair Tonic
Pyridoxine or vitamin B6 in curry leaves balances the hormone levels and thereby strengthens the shafts and roots of hair. Boil a handful of curry leaves in a small bowl of coconut oil until they turn black. Cool this hair tonic, apply it on hair and rinse off after an hour. Repeat the remedy twice a week and see the visible hair growth in a month.
Caution- Conduct patch test for allergy before using the paste of curry leaves. The seeds of curry leaves are poisonous.
b. Hair Mask
Curry leaves restore the dead skin on the scalp, prevent premature hair greying and strengthen the hair roots by allowing air supply to hair.
Mix a paste of curry leaves (1 tablespoon) with yogurt (4-5 tablespoons) or milk and whip to get a consistent cream and apply as a hair mask. Let it remain for half an hour and wash with herbal shampoo or soap. Repeat the remedy every week to get new, long, healthy, smooth, strong and shiny hair in a month.
Include curry leaves in regular diet to avoid all hair-related problems. Add curry leaf powder in rice and curries, or you can also consume a mixture of finely chopped mint and curry leaves with milk or buttermilk.
5. Oil Massage
The head massage twice a week cures and prevents hair loss by increasing the blood flow to the hair follicles, conditions the scalp, strengthens the hair roots, opens the blood vessels for greater intake of nutrients, and retard the causes of hair loss like dandruff, stress, etc.
Use the following oils for different benefits of hair massage.
Prepare garlic oil by burning few garlic cloves in any oil. Rub the filtered oil on hair and scalp for hair growth and thick hair. Gently massage for few minutes and let it remain for an hour or so and then rinse off. Repeat the remedy for few days to see the results.
The coconut oil gets absorbed into the hair and nourishes each hair. It increases the amount of proteins in hair and prevents hair loss. It acts as a sealant and maintains the hair moisture. The presence of antibacterial lauric acid in the oil saves from hair infections. Regular use of coconut oil stops hair loss and makes the hair thin and dense. Massage the oil on hair roots and on hair to make the hair fiber strong and shiny.
Another remedy to apply the mixture of 4 tablespoons of coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice is very effective for dry hair.
Along with the above remedies, the weekly massage of olive oil will give strength to the damaged hair, stop them from falling and improves their shape. The conditioning of the hair is not required if the olive oil is regularly applied on the hair. The olive oil also removes the dirt from the hair.
6. Onion Juice
It is the best home remedy for the problem of thick hair. Onion juice is rich in sulphur contents which increase the amount of cologne which stimulate the hair follicle and leads to thick hair. Extract the juice of onions and apply it on hair and let it remain for 15 minutes. Then clean the hair with shampoo. The juice of ginger could be also be added to increase the stimulation of hair follicles.
7. Aloe Vera
It acts as an Elixir for the overall health of the hair by making them long, thich, beautiful and shiny. It strengthens the hair roots and revives the weak hair by nourishing them.
It is advisable to regularly apply the aloe vera gel on hair to get rid of the problem of thick and weak hair. Keep the gel applied on hair for half and hour and then rinse off with water. The fresh Aloe Vera gel conditions the hair and improves their shape and structure.
The sweet honey has several sweet uses. It prevents hair loss and helps in the growth of hair. Mix one teaspoon each of honey, lemon juice and garlic juice with 250 gm of rosemary tea. Apply the paste on hair and scalp and wash after half an hour.
Camphor is a very good option for the growth of hair and helps in the appearance of new hair on bald scalp.
Prepare the mixture of camphor and any hair oil especially the coconut oil. Regularly massage this mixture on hair before going to bed at night. Wash the hair in the morning. Repeating the remedy for a month will help in the growth of new hair.
10. Coconut Milk
It is different from coconut water and is used as a milk substitute. Despite high-fat contents, it is very effective during weight loss. It contains niacin and folate vitamins which increase blood circulation and also prevent certain cancers. It is beneficial for the skin and hair.
Coconut milk helps in hair growth due to the presence of vitamin E and fats in it. It is extracted by squeezing the fresh and grated coconuts with the help of cheese cloth. Cook the filtered extract in a preheated pan for 5-6 minutes. Let it cool and freeze overnight. Massage the milk on the scalp with a cotton ball to increase blood circulation and hair growth. Cover with hair cap for 5-6 hours for natural heating and complete absorption of milk. Wash with soap and repeat the remedy twice a week to see visible results.
Deep conditioning for Hair Growth
Heat the mixture of olive oil (50 ml), honey (1 tablespoon) and coconut milk (4-5 tablespoons) for 2-3 minutes and then apply on hair. Cover with hair cap for an hour and then wash off. Repeat the remedy every week for 2-3 months to increase the hair growth.
Massage the bald spots with a mixture of camphor solution (10 ml), plain yogurt (10 ml) and coconut milk (50 ml). Wash after 10-12 hours with warm water. Repeat the remedy on every alternate day to get rid of baldness.
11. Henna Leaves
Besides being a natural dye, the weekly application of the powder of henna leaves on scalp also gives thick hair. The paste of henna powder is prepared in curd or vinegar and applied on the hair and scalp. Let the mixture remain till the paste dries up and then rinse off with cold water.
Another remedy is to prepare the mixture of 3-4 large spoons each of henna powder and margosa or neem powder with 2 large spoons of curd and 1 spoon of coffee powder. Add a juice of a small lemon and massage this paste on hair and scalp. Let it remain for half an hour and then rinse off.
12. Castor Oil
Using castor oil once or twice a week increases the normal hair growth to about four to five times. It is the best remedy for the growth of hair and eyelashes, as the rich amount of ricinoleic acid in it, increases the blood circulation and balances the pH levels of the scalp. It repairs the damage of alkalinity caused by the use of chemicals and synthetic hair products.
This antibacterial and antifungal oil is rich in Vitamin E, minerals, proteins and 10 beneficial fatty acids including Omega 6. It helps in folliculitis, dandruff and scalp infections.
As an antioxidant it supports the keratin in hair and makes them strong and smooth.
It is better to massage the hair for few minutes with the mixture of unrefined cold pressed hexane free castor oil with less viscous jojoba or any other oil and coconut oil. Add a drop of argan oil to make the dry hair silky, smooth and shiny.
It is easy to apply it on damp hair and leave it overnight by covering the head. Massage the hair with an egg for easy removal of grease and for additional nutrients. It prevents or retards hair loss and could be used on eyelids and eyelashes.
13. Orange Peels
The vitamin A in orange peels helps in hair loss, gives strength to the roots of hair and and make the hair dense and long. The rich amounts of vitamin C in peels give strength to the hair and help to reduce the hair loss or alopecia.
Make a paste of the powder of dry orange peels or prepare the paste by grinding the fresh orange peels. Apply the paste on hair and let it remain for half an hour and then rinse off.
14. Avoid Hair Sweating and use Hair Pack or Rose Water
Don’t keep the oil applied on hair in summer as the oil itself is sticky and the stickiness increases with sweating, which causes hair loss. So it is better to apply the oil at night and wash the hair in the morning. Wash the hair twice a day in case of excessive sweating in summer.
The weekly use of a hair pack reduces the stickiness of the hair caused by sweating. Strawberry, milk or orange juice could be added to the hair pack.
The stickiness and dandruff caused by sweating could also be removed by washing the hair with rose water once a week.
15. Garlic- Honey- Flax Seed Oil
This nutritious homemade drink a very powerful health tonic improves the eyesight, makes the skin supple and healthy, turns the white hair black and helps in the growth of thick hair thick. It is Just blend Take 3 small cloves of garlic and a juice of two lemons. Blend the two and add 1 Kg organic honey and 200 gram flaxseed oil into the blender and properly mix the contents by again adding the juice of 2 lemons. Refrigerate the mixture in a covered glass bowl. By using wooden ladle, take one tablespoon, half an hour before each meal thrice a day.
16. Orange Peels
The intake of a tablespoon of dry powder of orange peels with water twice a day replenishes the need of required nutrients in the body needed for the growth of hair.
The orange peels could be boiled in sugar and refrigerated for further use.
17. Armenian cucumber or snake melon
The regular intake of Armenian cucumber or snake melon increases the growth and length of the hair. It contains silicon and sulfur, which help to increase the length of the hair.
Regularly washing the hair with the water or juice of snake cucumber is also beneficial for the growth of the hair. It also delays the process of hair loss.
The intake of cabbage is very beneficial for the hair. The juice of cabbage replenishes the need of sulphur to the hair and thereby helps in hair loss by strengthening the hair. The vitamin and silicons in cabbage helps in the growth of new hair.
19. Nigella Stevia or Kalonji
Kalonji is widely used in Indian Ayurveda system of medicines as it contains several minerals and nutrients including rich amounts of calcium, potassium and fiber. It contains 15 amino acids which help to replenish several deficiencies of the body.
To get relief in alopecia heat the mixture of kalonji oil, olive oil and henna powder and apply it on hair after cooling once a week. Wash the contents after drying.
Massage the hair with the ash of kalonji seeds to reverse the process of baldness, but this remedy needs patience.
20 Kalonji Oil Massage for hair Loss
It helps in hair loss as most of the men and women are suffering from the problem due to unhealthy lifestyle. Massage the hair for 20-25 minutes with half cut fresh lemon and thereafter wash the hair. Then apply the kalonji oil and let it dry on the hair. The result will become evident within a fortnight of the application of the remedy.
21. Avoid Stress
The stress is another reason for hair loss and grey hair. The signs of stress appear on hair and skin. During the stress, the body releases the hormones which work go against overall system of growth and repair of the body and the hair are no exception.
So it is advisable to avoid stress, cultivate happiness and have a positive outlook.
© 2015 Sanjay Sharma