The moment we come across any article related to hair fall, we pay a closer attention to it. Earlier this issue was only seen as a sign of ageing but, gradually this is becoming a very common issue among various age groups of both the genders. Excessive hair loss can create a lot of trouble both physically and psychologically. This phenomenon occurs mostly due to nutritional deficiencies that include iron, zinc, copper and protein deficiency. Vitamin D also plays a major role in hair health and needs to be kept in check.
Hormonal imbalance, thyroid issues, Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), birth control pills, stress, hair styling products and certain medical conditions also aids hair loss.
A questionnaire-based survey “Hair fall due to stress factor” conducted by M. Ashwin Shravan concluded that one of the biggest reasons behind drastic reduction of hairline is stress. The survey revealed that all the humans above the age of 16 face this issue. This was majorly due to work pressure and irregular sleep-wake patterns.
However, if correctly diagnosed hair fall issues can be controlled with effective home remedies. Here are 5 most effective and inexpensive remedies to fight hair fall. Most of the ingredients used in the remedy are readily available in your kitchen.
1. ONION JUICE
This is one of the most ancient remedies used to treat hair fall issues. The reason this is very effective is its excessive sulphur content which boosts collagen production in tissues helping regeneration of hair.
Take a few onion slices and squeeze out its juice either by grating or mashing it. Apply this juice directly to your scalp. The pungent smell can be easily eliminated by the use of lemon-based shampoo. Keep this juice on your hair for 15-20 mins before rinsing it.
2. COCONUT MILK
Coconut is one of the most effective natural hair growth boosters as it is rich in iron potassium and essential fats content.
All you need to do is get hold of fresh coconuts. Grind the coconut to extract its milk. To this milk you need to add a few drops of fresh lime, 4 drops of essential lavender oil. Mix it well and apply on the scalp directly. Let it stay for 4-5 hours before rinsing it.
3. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Vinegar cleanses and maintains the pH levels of the scalp and accelerates hair growth. Take a diluted solution by mixing 70 ml of ACV in 1 litre water and rinse your hair with it.
4. EGG MASK
Eggs contain a large amount of protein in it which helps in growth of new hair. It is also rich in sulphur, zinc, selenium, phosphorus and iodine. Whisk an egg white and mix olive oil in it and apply it to your entire hair. Rinse it after 2 hours for a lustrous hair.
The high protein and nicotinic acid content makes this herb stand out for coping up efficiently with hair loss. Blend this herb with water to attain a gel texture paste, add a few drops of olive oil to it and apply on the entire length of your hair. Rinse it with a mild shampoo.
These remedies will not only help in preventing hair loss but will also regenerate new hair in your scalp. This won’t do wonders in just one go, you need to be steady and patient with the remedies.
Try out these easy to use home remedies and flaunt your healthy and shiny hair.