Among all the hair mishaps that can occur, hair loss is the worst, as it not only reduces the overall thickness of your hair but also reduces their attractiveness. This could be quite heartbreaking… but I assure you that this is not how it ends. Stay confident as we are going introduce home remedies to control hair fall to you.
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Causes of Hair Fall
Before you tell you the home remedies to control hair fall, let’s talk about the cause of hair fail.
Losing hair normally goes in several steps over a long period of time. If hair loss is caused by a disease, it can go very quickly. As we get older, there is a gradual change in the hair follicle. The hair follicle shrinks and then the production of hair strands is weakened.
Eventually, the hair follicle becomes so shrunken that hair strands fall off.
At the same time, the anagenic plant phase also becomes shorter with age. The anagenic phase is when hairs grow and generally, when we are younger, we have a life span of between 2 – 10 years.
In older people, this phase is shorter because the strength of the hair follicle is not as strong as it once was because the hair follicle is shrunk. This means that the life of the hair becomes shorter before the hair falls off. Before we introduce home remedies to control hair fall to you; below some most common causes of hair fall:
- The most common cause of hair loss is genetic. However, heredity can skip a few generations, so just because hair loss or thinning hair is in the family does not necessarily mean that you will be personally affected. Regardless, hereditary hair loss is a natural process, but there are very good options for treatment if it is started on time.
- If you have been very stressed for a long time, have fatigue symptoms, or have undergone physical or mental stress, the body often responds by shutting down hair production. However, the hair remains on the head, so it is difficult to make the connection yourself to the stressful period. Up to 6 months after the hair has been put to rest, it falls off and then you can lose a lot of hair in a short time.
- Some severe fever diseases or infections trigger hair loss. An example is dengue fever. These are classified as physical stress on the body and hair loss can come several months after. The hair will be able to grow back and PRP will help that process. Hormonal diseases, such as the thyroid gland, can also have a great impact on the hair. There are also hair disorders that have a direct impact on the hair. Perhaps the most well-known is alopecia areata, blemish hair loss. The body’s own immune system attacks the hair follicles and the patient gets cold in different places. Alopecia areata does not necessarily only need to be present on the head but can occur in the beard and on other parts of the body.
- Another reason for hair loss is vitamin deficiencies. The most common vitamin and mineral deficiencies people have are iron deficiency (anemia), vitamin B deficiency, or zinc deficiency, all of which affect skin and hair. Iron deficiency is more common in women, but it also occurs in men in some cases. If iron deficiency is suspected, we can check it out at the clinic and you will get an answer within a few days.
Home Remedies to Control Hair Fall:
We as humans need evidence after suggestions, and in my opinion, being skeptical is perfectly fine. To give you the proof that onion actually helps, an experiment was conducted which was later published in The Journal of Dermatology (1).
When treated with onion juice, out of 23 candidates, 20 reported significant betterment in hair health, growth and re-growth. Onions can also prevent your head against many infections which in turn could cause you hair damage or loss. Apply the onion juice for some 15 to 20 minutes then wash with your shampoo.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is so hair-friendly that it can cure nearly all hair-related problems. It can provide relaxation as a plus due to its cooling properties. It is okay to use aloe gel to revitalize your hair quickly on every alternate day. Massage it thoroughly on the scalp and let it dry. Take it off after half an hour.
Coconut oil, jojoba oil, rosemary oil, safflower oil, geranium oil, the list can go on. Oils are extraordinary products for replenishing the charm of your mane. Being a personal fan of oiling, I would recommend oil usage on every alternate day. You could use other methods too, alongside this one.
Related: 12 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
Yogurt is famous for making the hair shinier. However, it could also treat hair loss considerably. Daily usage is advisable. Properly massage it on your scalp and rub it on your hair fully. After half an hour, remove the yogurt from your head and hair and then use shampoo.
5. Indian Gooseberry
Indian Gooseberry, or in other words ‘Amla’, is a herb that has a positive effect on hair follicles; it improves the circulation of blood in the head region which facilitates hair growth.
Amla can be applied for a full 60-minute-duration and bi-weekly. It could be removed by slight shampooing. Indian Gooseberry offers one more remarkable benefit, that is, it prevents or slows down the graying of hair.
I am sure that you might have heard of the egg-hair duo before. Water-plus-egg mixture, if left on your hair and scalp for a period of 30 minutes, can miraculously bring about the much-needed change. This procedure can be carried out once a week and that could be enough.
7. Fenugreek seeds
Fenugreek seeds should be left soaked in water overnight. The next day grind them and apply the paste on especially your scalp. This is essentially a hair mask so a weekly application is enough; it promotes re-growth as well as new hair growth.
The pleasant-looking henna is even pleasant in nature. When it comes to hair care, henna somewhat takes the lead as it is an all-rounder. Your hair can greet the henna paste twice a week for satisfying results. Continue the treatment until you achieve the volume and strength that you are craving for your hair.
In the ancient Egyptian age, the people who constructed the Great Pyramid of Giza were fed with garlic to maximize tolerance and strength in them. Blend some garlic by adding a little water (if necessary); this remedy can halt hair loss like lightening.
10. Apple Cider Vinegar
Vinegar is acidic in nature, therefore, it should be diluted with water always! What is surprising about this formula of hair treatment is that it can unclog the follicle. In easier language, the root of your hair or the place where the hair strand grows gets blocked sometimes and it can promote fungal or bacterial colonies on your scalp.
Vinegar, actually, provides a corrective mechanism to this situation. Rinse your scalp and hair often with the apple cider vinegar-water mixture to get the perfect volume.
Related: 15 Uses For Apple Cider Vinegar
11. Coconut Milk
The aromatic coconut is nutritious enough to prevent balding. It can be ground or grated to release its milk or to appear milky. In this form, it becomes user-friendly. You can now dip your head in this milky form of coconut to initiate hair growth and curb hair loss. You may keep your head milky till about 30 minutes after which you are free to wash it off (even with a shampoo).
Beetroot has many nourishing properties. Its leaves can be extremely useful when trying to reduce hair fall. What you can do is boil about 10 leaves in water till the water level reduces by 50% of its original amount.
Let this liquid cool down so that it doesn’t burn your skin on contact. Once it has become just warm enough to be soothing, apply it on the roots, and guide it along the length of your hair.
These home remedies to control hair fall are easier said than done. You need to be dedicated enough to continue your hair-care routine regularly. I might sound like a typical school teacher here, but just like you do not forget to eat, do not forget to care for yourself.