Natural methods to treat baldness and hair regrowth

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We want to have a thick head of hair that glimmers with natural health. But many people around the world suffer from hair loss. There are many factors that can lead to hair loss, such as chronic illness, iron–deficiency anemia, PCOS (polycystic ovary symptoms), autoimmune diseases, thyroid disorder, certain medicines, chemically enriched hair products, use of wrong hair products, scalp infections, genetic factors, hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiencies, excessive smoking, too much stress, and environmental factors. Your hair normally has 100.00 strands on your scalp. It is normal to lose 50 – 100 strands per day. But if you have noticed that you lose strands more than this normal amount, then you should take some actions which can help you to prevent baldness.

9 Home remedies to cure baldness and hair regrowth

Hair oil massage

If you want to reduce hair loss, then you should massage your scalp with appropriate hair oil. When you have proper hair and scalp massage, then this will increase the blood flow to your hair follicles, condition your scalp and enhance the strength of your hair roots [1]. This will reduce the feelings of stress and also it will promote relaxation. You can use hair oils such as amla oil, castor oil, olive oil, or almond oil. If you want to have better and faster results, then you should add a few drops to the base oil. Also, you can use other types of oil such as wheat germ oil, argan oil, and emu oil. You should massage some of the mentioned oils onto your scalp and hair. You should apply light pressure with your fingertips. You should do this natural treatment at least once per week.

Fish oil

Fish oils have omega–3 fatty acids which can help you to have shiny and smooth hair. Also, they will help you to have healthy hair growth [2]. You should take fish oil supplements every day for at least one month. If you cannot stand the smell of fish oils, then you can take flaxseed oil. Also, you can add flax seeds to your diet.

Rosemary

This is one of the best natural cures for your hair. It eliminates dandruff, strengthens the roots, and promotes the growth of long hair. It has antioxidant properties, which can boost hair growth [3]. This home remedy has silica and sulfur, which help you to reverse hair loss. It will help you to increase circulation to your scalp, and also it will unclog blocked hair follicles. Also, this home remedy can help you to darken your hair. You should put two drops of rosemary essential oil in two tablespoons of avocado, almond, jojoba, coconut, or olive oil. You should apply this home remedy to your hair, and then you should massage your scalp with it. You should let this natural cure stay on your head for at least half an hour, and then you should shampoo your hair as usual. You can use rosemary water as your final hair rinse. In two cups of hot water, you should steep two or three rosemary sprigs for a period of 5 minutes. Also, you can boil a handful of rosemary dry leaves in water. You should let this home remedy cool, and then you should strain this infusion. You should rinse your hair with this natural treatment after shampooing. You should use both natural cures several times per week.

Castor oil

This natural cure can facilitate hair growth because it is rich in Vitamin E and omega – 9 fatty acids. This oil fights scalp infections, prevents frizzing, adds volume, and moisturizes your hair [4]. You should mix equal amounts of castor oil with the base oil. This will help you to get a better consistency and enhance the benefits. You should rub this natural treatment on your scalp. Then, you should massage it. You should let this remedy stay on your scalp for 30 – 45 minutes. You should rinse it. Then, you should shampoo your hair. It is difficult to remove this remedy from your hair. You should use a clarifying shampoo. If you want to make this remedy more effective, then you should mix 4 drops of rosemary essential oil with an ounce of castor oil. Then, you should put this natural treatment on your scalp and hair.

Indian gooseberry

This home remedy is also known as amla. It is rich in Vitamin C. If you have a deficiency of Vitamin C in your body, then this can cause hair loss [5]. Indian gooseberry has exfoliating, antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties, which can promote hair growth and help maintain a healthy scalp. You should mix one tablespoon of lemon juice with one tablespoon of amla pulp. You should massage your scalp with this natural remedy. You should cover your head with a shower cap. You should let this remedy stay on your hair throughout the night. You should shampoo your hair in the morning.

Fenugreek

This natural cure is also known as methi. It is a very effective home remedy for treating hair loss. Fenugreek seeds have hormone antecedents that enhance hair growth, and also they will help you to rebuild hair follicles [6]. They also have proteins and nicotinic acid, which will stimulate hair growth. You should put fenugreek seeds in one cup of water. You should soak them in this water overnight. When you wake up, then you should grind them to make a paste. You should apply this paste to your hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap. You should let it stay there for 40 minutes. After this period has passed, you should rinse your hair. You should follow this natural treatment every morning for one month.

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Lemon juice

Lemons are rich in vitamins such as Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, folic acid, and other nutrients. Also, they have antioxidant components. Lemon juice will help you with hair regrowth. Your hair will be shiny, smooth, and dandruff–free. You should apply this remedy to your scalp. It will stimulate circulation. It will prevent hair loss. You should not use lemon juice in excess, though, because it can lighten your hair color over time. You should mix two parts of olive oil or coconut oil with one part of lemon juice. You should apply this remedy to your hair and scalp. You should let this remedy stay on your hair for 30 – 45 minutes. You should wash it out. Then, you should shampoo your hair using a mild shampoo. You should repeat this natural treatment once or twice per week.

Onion juice

This home remedy can help you in the natural treatment because it is rich with sulfur which can reduce inflammation, regenerate hair follicles, and it will improve the blood circulation to the hair follicles. Onion juice has antibacterial properties, which can kill parasites and germs. Also, it can be used to treat scalp infections which in many cases can lead to hair loss [7].

There are some studies in which participants who applied onion juice on the scalp have noticed significant hair regrowth. You should grate one onion to extract the juice of it. Then, you should strain it. You should apply this natural treatment onto your scalp in a direct way. You should let this home remedy stay on your scalp for 30 minutes. Then, you should wash it off. You should shampoo your hair. Also, there is another home remedy that you can make from onion juice.

You should mix 2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel and 3 tablespoons of onion juice. Also, you can add one tablespoon of olive oil to this mixture. You should apply this natural treatment to your scalp. You should let it stay there for a period of 30 minutes. Then, you should rinse it off and shampoo your hair. You should repeat some of the mentioned remedies with onion juice 2 – 3 times per week for a period of several weeks.

Aloe Vera

This natural cure has enzymes that can help you to have healthy hair growth. Also, it has alkalizing properties that can help you to bring the hair and scalp pH to a more desirable level which can help you to promote hair growth [8]. If you use Aloe Vera on a regular basis, then this can alleviate dandruff, add strengthen and luster to hair, reduce scalp redness and inflammation and relieve scalp itching. You can use Aloe Vera juice or Aloe Vera gel. Both are very effective natural treatments. You should apply Aloe Vera juice or Aloe Vera gel onto your scalp. You should let it stay there for a period of a few hours. Then, you should wash it off with lukewarm water. You should repeat this natural treatment 3 – 4 times per week. Also, you can consume one tablespoon of Aloe Vera juice every day on an empty stomach. This will help you to have better hair growth.

References:

[1] Koyama T, Kobayashi K, Hama T, et al. Standardized scalp massage results in increased hair thickness by inducing stretching forces to dermal papilla cells in the subcutaneous tissue. Eplasty. 2016;16:e8.

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[3] Panahi Y, Taghizadeh M, Marzony ET, Sahebkar A. Rosemary oil vs minoxidil 2% for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia: a randomized comparative trial. Skinmed. 2015;13(1):15-21.

[4] Ramya Maduri V, Vedachalam A, Kiruthika S. “Castor oil” – the culprit of acute hair felting. International Journal of Trichology. 2017;9(3):116-118.

[5] Yu JY, Gupta B, Park HG, et al. Preclinical and clinical studies demonstrate that the proprietary herbal extract DA-5512 effectively stimulates hair growth and promotes hair health. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2017;2017:4395638.

[6] Medizin K, Schoen C, Bielfeldt S, Reimann J. Fenugreek+micronutrients: Efficacy of a food supplement against hair loss. Kosmetische Medizin. 2006;27(4).

[7] Sharquie KE, Al-Obaidi HK. Onion juice (Allium cepa L.), a new topical treatment for alopecia areata. The Journal of Dermatology. 2002;29(6):343-6.

[8] Semalty M, Semalty A, Joshi GP, Rawat MSM. In vivo hair growth activity of herbal formulations. Science Alert. Retrieved from https://scialert.net/fulltext/?doi=ijp.2010.53.57.

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