Friday, April 1, 2016

How To Prevent and Stop Hair Loss in Men and Women

Everybody likes thick and shining hair. All men and women lose 20 and 100 hair each day without noticing it. But it becomes a matter of concern if the hair start to fall excessively.

Excessive hair loss can lead to baldness or bald patches on head. The thinning of hair is problem that many people suffer from. In many people, the thinning of hair starts as early as the age of 20s.
Hair fall natural remedies
Thinning of hair is a problem for women also.
When I was young, I used to see only matured and aged people with bald heads. But in modern times, many young people, even in their teens are going bald.

The natural question is what causes the hair fall in men and women?

The hair loss may be due to genetic factors, that means that if your parents or grand parents were bald then it is more likely that you will also have thin hair or go bald.

There are other factors responsible for hair fall such as aging, hormonal imbalance, stress, deficiencies of iron and folic acid, excessive intake of vitamin A, fungus in scalp, smoking, thyroid disorder, drastic weight loss, certain medicines beta-blockers, anti-depressants, etc.

The hair follicles can be blocked by dandruff (dandruff natural remedy), sebum or dead skin cells, or it can occur due to some skin disease or illness.

Baldness and hair loss is a problem not only for men, but millions of women are also affected by it. In women, generally the baldness develops late in life, but in men the balding and hair loss begins quite early in life. The male pattern of hair loss (alopecia) is different than female pattern baldness.

Women in general can develop baldness due to hormonal imbalances or thyroid disorders.  Mothers of newborn babies may have temporary hair loss after the delivery.

8 Natural Home Remedies For Preventing and Stopping Hair Loss

Baldness natural remedies
Baldness natural remedies

In many cases baldness is predominantly genetic, but in others it may be due to other reasons as mentioned above, where it can be prevented or cured.

The gradual hair loss does not pose any health risk, it affects only our overall look. But a sudden increase in hair loss needs medical attention. Some hair loss may be cured without any treatment, some can be controlled by natural home remedies, and some require a treatment promptly.

Following are 8 natural ways in which you can take control of your hair fall and baldness and encourage regrowth of hair. Both men and women can try these effective remedies to prevent or stop baldness and other hair problems naturally.

Whatever treatment you try, repeat it for a long time; do not expect immediate cure.

1. Improve Circulation By Hot Oil Massage

It is important to keep blood and oxygen flowing to all parts of the body. However, many people with poor blood circulation in scalp can cause scalp cell to die, which will stop hair growth. Therefore, it is very important to stimulate the skin of the scalp to draw blood to the follicle cells, conditioning the scalp. This will increase the strength of your hair roots stopping your hair fall. Massage of the scalp with a appropriate oil is one of the best ways to stimulate the blood flow.

Many men, women and children do not apply any oil to their scalp and hair. This is not a good practice. Note that a well-oiled scalp keeps the follicles happy which is the key to stopping continued hair loss.

You can use hair oils like coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil, castor oil, Indian gooseberry (amla) oil, emu oil, jojoba oil, argan oil, and wheat germ oil to massage your scalp. Use your finger tips with a little pressure to massage.

The oils function as a moisturizer and stimulates hair growth in the follicles. Add a few drops of rosemary essential oil to the base oil for better and faster results.
The massage of emu oil and jojoba oil have been in use since ages as home remedy for hair loss in women.

Always us a hot oil for massage of scalp and then cover it with a shower cap. To help oil penetrate inside the hair, you can under a hair dryer with cap on.
Coconut oil can cure and stop hair fall.
Coconut oil can cure and stop hair fall.

2. Onion For Scalp

Onions are rich in sulphur and quercetin, besides vitamin C, vitamin B6, folic acid, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and germanium. These make onions a cheap source of healthy nutrients for your hair. Sulphur increases blood circulation in the scalp, which opens up the blocked pores of hair follicles and strengthen hair roots. It not only prevents further hair fall, but also induces new hair growth.

Make some juice of a onion, preferably red onion juice and apply directly on the affected area on your scalp. Wash your hair with lukewarm after half an hour using a mild shampoo.

Apply a mixture of honey and onion juice (in equal amounts) on the bald area and massage your scalp for 5-10 minutes. Leave for 30-40 minutes and wash.
You can rub a slice of onion directly on the bald areas till it becomes red. Then rub some honey on the same area.

Repeat daily for quick results or if that is not possible, 2 times a day, 2-3 times a week to see results.

3. Indian Gooseberry (Amla)

The Indian gooseberry has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and the exfoliating properties,which can help keep the scalp healthy, promoting hair growth. Using Indian gooseberry is considered as the best remedy not only for hair baldness but also other for hair problems.

Mix equal quantities of fresh Indian gooseberry juice and lime juice and use it as a shampoo your hair.

Mix well the pulp of Indian gooseberry and lemon juice in equal amount.
Massage your scalp with this mixture, cover with a shower cap and leave it on overnight. Wash your hair in the morning. Do this once a week.

Mix equal amounts of amla, shikakai and reetha with egg. Massage this paste on the scalp and leave for 30 minutes.

Indian Gooseberry Amla for treating hair loss naturally.
Indian Gooseberry (Amla)

4. Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek seeds have been in use for many years in India for hair growth and common hair problems.

Fenugreek seeds contain alkaloids, lysine and L-tryptophan, steroidal saponins, alkaloids, lysine and L-tryptophan, protein, vitamin C, niacin, potassium, antecedents hormone, etc. These compounds are good for follicular problems, strengthening the hair and prevent hair thinning and hair loss, or even reverse baldness. Protein rich fenugreek can heal the  hair problems.  The hormone antecedents in fenugreek helpincrease the hair growth.

Soak some fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Grind them and make a paste of it. Add some coconut oil in it. Apply this paste directly on your hair and wash it after about half an hour. This is an effective cure for dandruff, thinning of hair as well as hair fall and other hair problems.

Mix some yogurt in the fenugreek paste and apply on your hair to make your hair soft and strong.

5. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is very good for many beauty and hair problems. It contains enzymes that help promote hair growth. Apply Aloe vera pulp on your scalp to relieve inflammation and itching, which in turn will improve growth of hair and make them shining.
You can add some onion juice to aloe vera pulp or juice and use.
Use these remedies 2-3 times in a week for several weeks.
Aloe Vera for hair loss treatment
Use Aloe Vera for hair loss and dandruff treatment

6. Licorice (liquorice) Root

Licorice root has the promise of preventing dropping of hair. It opens the follicles, soothe the scalp and help get rid of irritations like dry flakes. Licorice is good for treating dandruff, hair loss and baldness.

Make a paste by grinding licorice with milk. Before going to bed apply the paste on bald patches and cover with a shower cap. Repeat 2-3 times in a week.
Licorice is good for curing hair fall
Licorice is also good for curing hair fall

7. Coconut Oil and Milk

Coconut oil or coconut milk is rich in protein and fats and it mimics Sebum that coats the hair roots and protect the the scalp from drying out. So coconut may be an effective way to promote hair growth and prevent continued hair loss.

Massage our scalp with pure coconut oil or coconut milk and then wash after half an hour.

You can mix some lemon juice and black pepper powder to the oil.

8. Hibiscus Flower For Hair Growth

Hibiscus flower and leaves are used to prevent various hair problems like dandruff, split ends, dryness, hair loss, premature graying and hair damage. The Hibiscus flower and leaves are good to regain your hair thickness.

Collect some fresh leaves and petals of any type of hibiscus flowers and grind them and mix it to your shampoo. Leave the shampoo on your hair for 5-7 minutes before washing the hair.
Hibiscus flower and leaves for treating hair loss
Hibiscus for hair loss
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