Hair fall is a constant problem especially when we grow older in age. Keratin makes up our hair which is a type of protein produced in our hair follicles. Typically, we experience hair fall quite often once we’ve crossed the age of 30. Although, there are many factors that cause hair fall, some of which may be considered a cause for alarm, however, if you experience common hair fall conditions coherent with ageing, you need not feel restless as there are many home remedies that are easy to procure and preparation is convenient and can be seamlessly included in your daily or weekly hair care rituals to reduce falling hair.
Coconut Milk is one of the common and effective remedies of hair fall. It contains vitamin E as well as natural essential fats that nourish the hair and scalp, keeping them gloriously healthy and shiny. It is also rich in potassium which plays a huge role in the growth and health of hair. The nutrients that Coconut Milk encompasses are enough to help maintain the health and condition of our hair.
To use Coconut Milk as a home remedy, grate the coconut and use a strainer as you squeeze and separate the milk, then create a mixture with the milk combined with water enough to apply on the hair and scalp. Massage your scalp and apply from the roots to tips of the hair to benefit from this wondrous mixture. Doing this at least once or twice a week can do wonders to the health of your scalp and strands. You’ll notice less breakage and thicker strands whilst consistently doing this remedy.
The leaf or stalk of the Aloe Vera is a reliable natural remedy for hair loss because it contains proteolytic enzymes which is responsible for repairing dead skin cells, thus, promoting hair growth, moisturises and conditions hair, as well as, protects hair from dandruff and itchy scalp.
Avoid the yellow sap of the Aloe Vera as it is known to contain toxins that may cause harm to those with sensitive scalp. Use and extract the pulp content of the plant then gently rub onto wet hair. Massage the pulp onto scalp using circular motions; allow it to stay for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing with cool water.
You can also mix the pulp with extra virgin Coconut Oil and gently massage onto strands and scalp to condition and nourish. Do this at least once or twice a week and notice the beautiful difference in your hair and scalp.
Another wonderful natural remedy to address hair care issues is the Neem plant, its leaves in particular, which thrives widely in Southeast Asia and India. It also contains vitamin E, fatty acids, antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties that work to promote hair growth, healthy hair, and protection from dry or itchy scalp, dandruff, and head lice or nits.
Using the Neem leaves, boil them with water until the level goes down to half, allow it to cool down, rinse your hair with the mixture after shampooing. Be extra cautious once you rinse your hair with the mixture so it doesn’t get into your eyes since it is known to cause irritation or burn.
Indian Gooseberry or Amla
Indian Gooseberry or Amla is also packed with a treasure trove of benefits for the scalp and strands. Since it contains phytonutrients and vitamin C, it is a likely remedy for hair growth, treating dandruff, reduces strand discolouration or pigmentation, and strengthens and naturally shines your hair.
To prepare a good dose of this remedy, you’ll need Coconut oil blended with Amla in boiling water, wait for the mixture to turn blackish, allow it to cool down, and afterward, massaging your scalp and strands generously with the mixture. Apply it before shampooing your hair.
There’s another way to prepare the mixture with Amla, either by powder or oil if you have any of the two available. You can mix the powder or oil with lime or lemon juice and apply onto hair and scalp, then rinse with warm water. Do this procedure at least once or twice a week to expect favourable results.
Methi or Fenugreek Seeds
Here’s another addition to your list of home remedies to protect your hair from hair loss, dandruff, pigmentation, and dry scalp, as well as, keeps your hair shiny and gloriously shiny and manageable. Methi or Fenugreek contains potassium, protein, vitamin C, Lecithin, and Nicotinic Acid.
To use Fenugreek seeds as a remedy for hair loss, soak at least 2 to 3 tablespoons overnight. In the morning, mix them with water, lemon juice or Coconut Oil to create a paste, apply and leave onto hair for at least 30 minutes before rinsing with water. This procedure need only be done once or twice monthly to maintain glowing and healthy hair.
Now that you know there are natural and easier alternatives to reduce chances of losing your strands and to maintain thick and healthy locks, try them at home preferably incorporating them regularly to your hair care regimen. Feel and see the difference the benefits these home remedies do to your crowning glory in no time.