HAIR IS OUR CROWNING GLORY and it adds charm and beauty to our appearance. But due to strenuous profession, unhealthy lifestyle and poor eating habits, hair fall has become quite common these days. Losing 50-100 hair strands per day is considered as normal. Beyond this count, it may be considered as severe hair fall.
In this hectic life, we hardly get anytime to maintain a beauty regime, so we switch on to variety of over-the-counter hair growth potions that are available in the market, but in most cases, these chemical laden solutions do more harm than good in the long run.
Keeping all this in my mind, I thought of sharing some NATURAL HOME REMEDIES that will help you in preventing HAIR FALL.
EGG CAN HELP PREVENT HAIR FALL
Eggs have been used as a natural remedy for hair treatment since very long. They are rich source of proteins, minerals, fatty acids and all essential vitamins that helps in nourishing hair. Eggs are one of the most inexpensive and best natural remedy that promotes hair growth and prevent hair fall. EGG WHITES contain over 50% of proteins in the egg which makes hair follicles stronger. EGG YOLK contains lecithin, a fatty protein that helps in reducing frizz and prevent hair loss as well. Biotin in eggs helps to maintain healthier roots. Let’s check out some effective hair masks :
EGG + YOGURT mask
Take 1 egg and 1/4 cup plain yogurt. Mix them well to form a foamy mixture. Apply this mask on your scalp and wrap with shower cap. Wash with mild shampoo and cold water after 1 hour.
EGG YOLK + GREEN TEA mask
Mix 1 egg yolk and 2 tablespoons of green tea( excellent anti-oxidant and a hair growth stimulant) until you reach a frothy consistency. Apply this evenly onto your scalp covering roots and length of your hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes before washing.
EGG YOLK + OLIVE OIL mask
Take 2 egg yolks and 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a bowl, dilute this mix with about half a cup of water. Massage it on your scalp slowly. After letting it set for about 20 minutes, rinse it out as usual.
EGG WHITE + LIME JUICE mask
Separate the egg white from yolk and add 3 tablespoons of lime juice. Beat it for a minute and gently apply on your hair roots and scalp with a brush applicator. Let it get absorbed for about 15 minutes and then wash it off.
- Always wash your hair with cold water after using any egg pack. Avoid using warm water as it curdles the egg and it sticks to the hair which can further lead to a pungent odour.
- Whatever mask you choose, use twice a week to get better results.
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I know most of you are skeptical about the use of onion for hair growth. But it is one of the most natural and safe method that prevents hair fall. This might not sound appealing because of its pungent smell but it has been a successful treatment for hair fall for decades. Apart from controlling hair fall, it helps in treating other hair issues as well like dandruff, fungal or yeast infections and premature greying of hair.
Onions have very high content of sulphur( main building block of hair) in them. It improved blood circulation and promotes the production of collagen tissues which are required for hair growth. Sulphur content has anti-bacterial properties which reduces the chances of losing hair due to infections.
Apply the freshly squeezed juice of onion into your scalp and leave on for 15 minutes before washing it off. If the strong pungent smell of the onion bothers you, add some lemon juice or rose water to it. Essential oils like rosemary can also be used along with it.
ONION + HONEY mixture
Mix 1/4 cup of onion juice with 2 tablespoon of honey. Apply it over your scalp and wrap it with a towel so the hair follicles can absorb the juice more easily. Wash it after 30 minutes.
ONION + RUM / BEER mixture
Soak an onion in a glass of rum or beer and leave it overnight. Use this liquid to massage your scalp and hair next morning. It will improve and speed up the hair growth.
ADVICE : Use it thrice a week and give your hair at least 2 months to get the desired result.
Massage with warm oil increases blood flow to the hair follicles, condition the scalp and enhance the strength of the roots. It reduces the chance of hair strands from becoming brittle, split and broken.
Make sure to massage your whole scalp along with the sides as well. After applying a warm oil to your hair completely , massage your scalp for 15-30 minutes. When you feel the heat generating, cover your head with a shower cap and place a very hot towel on your head. Heat opens the pores and allows the oil to get absorbed more quickly. Remove the towel after 20 minutes and then tie a scarf over the shower cap and go to sleep. Leave the oil overnight for better results. Wash your hair with mild shampoo in the morning. Do make it a habit to massage your hair twice a week.
It is an old, traditional way of taking care of the scalp and hair. It is best to use castor oil as a hair mask as it has a thick consistency. Better to mix it with coconut oil, olive oil in half and half ratio. This will make the mask easier to distribute throughout your hair. Castor oil has antimicrobial properties and rich in Vitamin E, proteins and mineral which prevents hair fall.
It is highly moisturising hair oil. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants which are good for hair and Vitamin E in it is important for hair growth. It has anti-inflammatory properties that reduces hair fall.
This oil has been used from generation to generation and so it became very popular among people. It is known to penetrate deeper into hair follicles and stimulates hair growth. When combined with herbs like bhringa, brahmi, curry leaves and other ayurvedic ingredients, it creates a miracle and makes hair grow faster in short span of time.
It acts as a hair vitalizer and helps in preventing hair fall. Heat about 200 ml of mustard oil along with half a cup of henna leaves. Strain the mixture and store it in cool place. Massaging the scalp with a small amount of this oil works wonder in curing hair fall.
Depending upon your availability, you can use variety of other oils like rosemary, jojoba, sesame…all these oils boost hair growth when applied appropriately.
Fenugreek is truly a wonder spice, popularly known as methi. It has great capabilities of hair regrowth.
Soak half a cup of fenugreek seeds in warm water overnight. Grind them into a fine paste next morning. Apply it on your scalp and leave it on for 2-3 hours. Then wash it off and no need to use shampoo. Some of the tiny bits of seeds won’t wash off and get stuck to your hair but they will fall off once your hair dries.
For better results, mix this paste with an EGG WHITE( you can either use SOUR CURD) and apply over your scalp. You can shampoo afterwards to get rid of egg’s smell.
Fenugreek seeds give lots of benefits when infused with OIL. Boil the coconut oil and 2 tablespoons of seeds till they turn brownish red. Once the oil cools down to lukewarm temperature, remove the seeds and massage over your hair roots. Leave it overnight and shampoo the next morning.
AMLA ( INDIAN GOOSEBERRY)
Remedies to prevent hair fall goes incomplete without the mention of Amla. Amla juice serves lots of benefits. It is loaded with antioxidants and rich source of vitamin C. It stimulates the dormant hair follicles and thereby encourages new hair growth.
Massage Amla juice on your scalp and wait for an hour so that your scalp absorbs all the nutrition. Use it regularly to get the best result.
The water from a grated coconut is coconut milk. It contains Vitamin E and fats which are very effective for hair growth. Mix it with few tablespoons of camphor solution and some water. Soak a cotton ball into this mixture and apply directly into the roots of your hair. Leave it on for 15 minutes before rinsing off. This will not only prevent hair fall but also treat bald spots as well.
Remember, “PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE”. So no need to use harsh chemicals on your beautiful hair when you have an easily available, cheap and safe natural home remedies within your reach.