By the age of 35, two-thirds of men in the United States experience some degree of hair loss due to Androgenetic Alopecia. And that doesn’t even account for the millions of men and women who suffer from hair loss from other forms of alopecia, illnesses, or stress.
Losing between 50 and 100 hairs per day is perfectly normal, but if you find yourself losing more than that, you may be experiencing hair loss. Luckily, there are steps you can take to stop it right from your own home!
Listed below are some of the best natural home remedies for hair loss to help you restore hair growth.
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You might think of sunburn or insect bite remedies when you think of aloe vera, but it’s also a fantastic natural home remedy for hair loss. Just as it soothes irritated skin, aloe vera is an effective remedy for a damaged scalp.
Aloe also soaks up sebum, an oil found in your skin that blocks hair follicles. All you have to do is massage pure aloe vera gel into your scalp and leave it! If you don’t like the feel of aloe gel, you can also find aloe-based shampoos that work just as well.
Unlike aloe vera, eggs aren’t a remedy that should be left in your hair. Instead, use egg in a hair mask! Mix one egg with a tablespoon of olive oil and massage it into your scalp in the shower after you shampoo but before you condition your hair.
For maximum benefits, leave the egg mask in your hair for at least 10 minutes. Egg contains a large amount of protein, and because hair is 70% keratin protein, it’s a great tool for damage repair.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has exploded in popularity in recent years because of its wealth of health benefits. Hair follicles can become blocked, drying up the healthy oils that promote hair growth.
Apple cider vinegar can open clogged follicles, allowing regrowth of strong, healthy hair. However, because apple cider vinegar is quite potent, you should dilute it with water before applying it to your scalp.
Have you ever noticed how many hair products contain coconut? This is because coconut is an amazing moisturizer, and one of the leading causes of hair loss is scalp damage due to dryness.
The key coconut milk is to use it in a scalp massage. For an effective scalp massage, use your fingertips to apply gentle pressure while moving your hands in small circles. Do this for around 5 minutes, then let the coconut milk soak into your scalp for another 10 minutes.
Rosemary is an essential oil known for its many health benefits including improved brain function, pain and stress relief, anti-inflammatory properties, and of course, hair growth stimulation.
Its antiseptic properties make it useful in fighting dandruff and infections, both of which can lead to hair loss. Apply it directly to your scalp daily to stimulate hair regrowth.
Onions are a multipurpose vegetable – they’re nutrient-dense, loaded with antioxidants, control blood sugar, and boost digestive health. They also support hair growth!
Don’t worry, you don’t have to rub an onion on your head to reap the benefits. Instead, use the juice of the onion. Apply onion juice to your scalp twice a day for six weeks. The sulfur content in onions increases circulation treats scalp infections and boosts collagen growth.
Massage the onion juice into your scalp and let it sit for 15 minutes, then wash it out with your regular shampoo and conditioner.
If you have an underlying condition such as a biotin deficiency, jojoba oil won’t be as effective as it should be. However, if you’re experiencing hair loss due to severe dryness, jojoba oil can work wonders.
For strong, healthy hair, massage jojoba oil into your scalp using the technique explained above. Jojoba oil can also stimulate cell reproduction and doesn’t leave your hair feeling greasy after it’s been rinsed out! Simply rub a few drops in your hands to warm it, then massage it into your scalp, leaving it to soak for 10 minutes before moving onto your normal hair washing routine.
Not everyone enjoys licorice, but it provides a variety of benefits such as moisturizing a dry or irritated scalp, opening pores and strengthening hair follicles. Weak hair follicles are often the root cause of hair loss!
There are two options with licorice root: you can apply it to your scalp topically or drink licorice tea. If you choose to apply licorice root directly to your scalp, do so once a week, not daily.
Cayenne pepper is an excellent stimulant, promoting hair growth. Spicy cayenne peppers contain capsaicin, the irritant that causes the burning sensation when you come into contact with these plants.
Don’t let the word “irritant” scare you, however. It only means that cayenne pepper can increase circulation to your scalp.
Make Hair Loss a Thing of the Past with These Natural Home Remedies
Hair loss can have a major effect on your confidence, but there are things you can do to stop it! With these natural home remedies, you’ll have strong, healthy hair before you know it.
These remedies should do the trick, but if you find them ineffective, it may be time to contact your doctor to find the root of the problem and possible solutions. If you have an underlying condition causing your hair loss, it’s important to catch it early!
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