Top 10 Home Remedies for Baldness

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Whether you call it hair loss, bald patches or simply baldness, it certainly doesn’t look good. Combat severe hair loss with top 10 home remedies for baldness we have collected for you.

While doctors call it alopecia, we call it baldness. No matter what the name is, severe hair loss problem is really upsetting especially if you are a woman. Losing 50 to 100 strands a day is pretty normal but when you start losing more than that, then it’s time you make use of natural ingredients present in your kitchen.

There are many factors that contribute to severe hair loss like excessive smoking, aging, too much stress, hormonal imbalance, scalp infections, nutritional deficiency, heating tools, chronic illnesses, chemically loaded hair products and many other reasons.

Do not opt for expensive hair treatments when you can try hair fall home remedies. However, you need to remember these remedies won’t take effect instantly. You need to keep following it for a month or two.

1.   Olive Oil

Olive Oil

Olive oil is an age old remedy for both preventing and treating hair loss. There are a variety of ways you can use olive oil to cure baldness. Olive oil adds moisture to your dry scalp and adds nutrients to it needed for hair growth.

  1. Take half a cup of olive oil.
  2. Add one teaspoon of cumin seeds in it.
  3. Let it stay for 15 minutes.
  4. Massage this oil into your bald areas for 10 minutes.
  5. You can even mix olive oil and cumin seeds and keep it for future uses.
  6. Repeat every day.

OR

  1. Take olive oil as required by the length of your hair.
  2. Add one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and one to two teaspoon of honey.
  3. Mix well and apply the mixture to your scalp and hair.
  4. Leave it on for 15 minutes
  5. Then wash it off with a mild shampoo.
  6. Repeat two times a week.

You can also simply massage your scalp with olive before going to bed and leave it overnight. Then wash it off the next morning.

2. Fenugreek

Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek is a highly effective treatment for baldness as it helps to promote hair growth. It owes this property to the high content of protein it contains along with lecithin that provides strength and moisture to your hair.

  1. Take 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds.
  2. Soak them in water and leave it overnight or for a minimum of four hours.
  3. Grind it to turn it into paste.
  4. Use this paste on the bald areas of your head.
  5. Let it stay for an hour.
  6. Then wash it off with water.
  7. Follow this remedy two or three times in a week.

OR     

  1. Take coconut oil as required by the length of your hair.
  2. Heat this coconut oil.
  3. Add a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds to it and let it fry for few minutes.
  4. Allow it to cool and use it when the it is warm.
  5. Apply this warm oil on your scalp and hair.
  6. Massage your scalp with a light head to help the scalp to completely absorb it.
  7. Let it stay for 30 minutes.
  8. Then wash it off with a mild shampoo.
  9. Repeat two to three times in a week.

3. Hot oil treatment

Ever experienced the hot oil treatment they provide at the salons? Doesn’t it simply open up all the locks in your head and gears you up for any task at all! Massaging the scalp enhances blood circulation to your head which in turn helps to provide your scalp with the much needed nutrients for hair growth.

  1. Take a saucepan and warm up coconut oil or olive oil or sesame seed oil.
  2. Let it become warm but not hot.
  3. Allow it to cool for a minute.
  4. Apply this oil into your scalp by dividing your hair into sections. Massage your head for few minutes.
  5. Wrap around a hot towel to lock the moisture and leave it on for 30 to 40 minutes.
  6. Then wash it off with a shampoo. Make sure you don’t over shampoo your hair.
  7. Repeat two times in a week.

4. Egg

egg for hair

We have been learning this in school that hair is all protein. Well, egg provides you with this high class protein and promotes hair growth. They are also loaded with minerals and vitamins that provide strength to your hair roots and nourish your scalp. The natural amino acid present in eggs revitalizes your hair follicles facilitating hair growth. As a bonus, it also conditions your hair bringing them back to life.

  1. Take a bowl and whip two egg yolks.
  2. Then add 1/8 cup of water and two teaspoons of olive oil.
  3. Mix properly till the solution is smooth.
  4. You might need more or less depending on your hair length and volume.
  5. Apply this solution to your scalp and hair.
  6. Then wash it off with cold water and shampoo your hair.

OR

  1. Combine one-fourth cup of plain yogurt, one egg and some mayonnaise.
  2. Mix it in a blender.
  3. Apply the mixture to your hair and scalp.
  4. Cover your hair with a shower cap.
  5. Leave it on for at least half an hour.
  6. Then wash it off with water and mild shampoo.

5. Onion Juice

Onion juice

Onion has long been used to prevent early greying of hair. Research has also shown it to be effective for hair growth. Onion juice cleanses the hair follicles and scalp along with facilitating thicker hair follicles. This is because onion produces catalase which is a natural antioxidant. It does make sense to use onion as a cure for baldness.

  1. Peel away the onion’s external layer.
  2. Keep the inner red part separate from which you will extract the juice.
  3. Now grate the onions or use a mixer to extract the juice.
  4. Filter the liquid part and you can utilize the sieve for it.
  5. Now use this pure onion juice on your scalp.
  6. Gently massage it into your scalp for few minutes.
  7. Then wash it off with water.
  8. Use a mild shampoo to get rid of the strong smell of onion.

OR

  • Mix enough honey to onion juice that is ample for applying on your bald patches.
  • Rub this mixture gently on your bald patches.

OR

  1. Simply rub onion cut onion into half.
  2. Rub it on your bald patches with honey.
  3. Then wash it off with water.

6. Lemon Juice

Lemon Juice

It is no secret that lemons are treasure chest of vitamin C along with B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, folic acid). They contain tons of antioxidants that together with vitamins and other nutrients help to promote hair growth along with giving you dandruff-free, lustrous, smooth and healthy hair. When you topically apply it on the scalp, it cleanses it and prevents hair fall.

  • Take a cup of coconut oil or olive oil and add in few drops of lemon juice.
  • Massage it into your scalp and let it stay for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cover your hair with a warm towel.
  • Then wash your hair using a mild shampoo.
  • You can also opt for a combination of lemon juice and other essential oil.
  • Follow this method once or twice a week.

Warning: make sure you don’t use lemon excessive because it can lighten up your hair since it is a natural bleaching agent.

7. Camphor Oil

Camphor Oil

Have you lost your hair because of anxiety and stress? Shed your worries because camphor oil can fill in those bald patches with hair again. It is one of the best natural remedies for hair fall.

Camphor oil contains antifungal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities. It is naturally blessed with soothing quality that will leave you stress free and relieve nervous tension. Massaging with camphor oil opens up blood vessels and increases blood flow relieving tension. It stimulates your hair follicles and promotes hair growth and leaves it shiny and smooth.

  1. Simply take your regular hair oil or hair care lotion and add few drops of camphor oil to it.
  2. Massage your scalp with a light hand.
  3. Do this every day for a month to notice good results.

8. Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is home to a variety of nutrients that promote hair growth and keep your hair healthy. It is full of calcium, iron, selenium, magnesium, phosphorous and vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6. Apart from promoting hair growth, it serves as an excellent moisturizing agent. Besides using the following remedies, it is a good idea to make make coconut milk a part of your diet.

  1. Take some coconut milk and massage into your roots and apply it on hair ends.
  2. It is recommended to warm it before applying.
  3. In case coconut milk is thick, you can add some lemon juice to it.
  4. Let it stay on your hair for half an hour.
  5. Wash it off using a shampoo.
  6. Repeat once or twice weekly.

OR

  1. Combine one-fourth cup of each aloe Vera gel, wheat germ oil and coconut milk.
  2. Mix well and apply the mixture to your scalp and hair.
  3. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
  4. Wash it off using water and a mild shampoo.
  5. Repeat twice a week.

9. Castor Oil

Castor Oil

The high content of vitamin and omega 9 fatty acids make castor oil just perfect for treating baldness. What is that it doesn’t do for your hair! From making your hair thicker, fighting scalp infections, adding moisture to preventing dry frizzy hair.

  1. Since the consistency of castor oil is naturally thick, adding a base oil will further add to its hair benefits.
  2. Massage it into your scalp.
  3. Let it stay for half an hour.
  4. Then wash it off with a shampoo as it is not easy to remove.

OR

  1. Take an ounce of castor oil.
  2. Add four drops of rosemary essential oil.
  3. Massage it into your scalp and hair.

10. Rosemary

Health benefits of Rosemary Oil

This exceptional hair tonic is good for the overall health of your hair and not just hair loss. Rosemary slows down greying, treats dandruff, moisturizes dry scalp and unclog blocked hair follicles. This magnificent herb contains silica and sulfur which prevents hair loss. It also stimulates blood circulation and hair follicles.

  • Take two tablespoons of a base oil like almond, jojoba, coconut or olive oil.
  • Add two drops of rosemary essential oil to it.
  • Massage it into you scalp and hair with a light hand.
  • Let it stay for 30 to 45 minutes before washing it off.
  • Use a mild shampoo to clear it out.

Some Useful Suggestions!

  • Stress and tension can raise havoc on your hair. Most of the times, they tend to be the number one reason for hair loss. Meditation can help reduce stress.
  • Rub tea bags of green tea on your scalp and let it stay for an hour before washing it off. Green tea contains tons of antioxidants that can stop hair fall.
  • Gently rub you scalp with ginger juice, onion juice or garlic juice. Let it stay overnight and wash it off the next morning. Do a patch test first in case it irritates your skin.
  • Use proper organic shampoo and don’t think that shampoo that contains a lot of fragrance, foam and costs high is necessarily good. Some recommended organic shampoos are Selsun, Nizoral and T-Gel.
  • Do not use conditioner or shampoo every day. Shampoo your hair once in two or three days.
  • Limit very low fat or high fat foods. Maintain a protein rich diet which is sometimes the root cause of hair fall and unhealthy hair. Green leafy vegetables, bean sprouts, fish, egg, soy protein, green peas, oats and walnuts are some of the riches sources of protein.
  • Just to try out new hairstyles, don’t use hair products like hair gel or hair sprays too much. They make your hair weak and brittle in the long run.
  • Make sure you don’t use heating elements like straighteners and curlers too often. You will end up not only losing hair but also shine making them look dull.

Wrap Up!

In case your hair loss is because of a certain medical condition, communicate with your doctor to find out a treatment according to the cause. When you opt for any of these remedies, do it regularly at least for a month to notice positive results.

References

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10647754

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3769411/

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/hair-disorders

 

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