Natural Remedies For Hair Loss – Part 1
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For today’s topic, I want to explore potential home remedies for hair loss. This is an issue that many of us can relate to, but there are some methods you can try out from the comfort of your own home in order to stop it. Some of them may seem a bit unconventional, but it can’t hurt to try right?
Improve your diet
Protein is very important to ensure that your hair remains healthy. It strengthens your hair and encourages hair growth, and many cases of hair loss occur because of a lack of protein. You should consume a variety of nuts and seeds, fish, eggs, meat and other types of dairy and beans – these are all important sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which help to improve the health of your scalp and reduces inflammation.
Although you need a healthy amount of protein, try not to go overboard! (pic from 123healthybalance.com)
In fact, it is recommended that you should consume a 2-3 ounce portion of meat, or a combination of 4-5 servings of beans and dairy for your daily protein intake.
This is commonly used in India, and with good reason! In addition to encouraging hair growth, coconut oil actually helps to condition your hair when it is applied. The essential fats, proteins and other minerals in it reduces the breakage of hair, which in turn should result in less hair fall.
Coconut oil is a remedy that has been around for the longest time (pic from wikihow.com)
It should be massaged into your hair, from the root to the tip and leave it in for one hour. Alternatively, you can massage coconut milk into an area of your hair where there is balding or thinning. Leave it in overnight and wash it off the morning after.
This is easily considered unconventional! But it is a rich source of several ingredients that help to get your hair fall under control such as sulphur, iodine, selenium, zinc and protein. In fact, it actually promotes hair growth!
It might take some getting used to, but egg whites can promote hair growth (pic from zuri.in)
Add a teaspoon of olive oil and add it to the white of a single egg, before mixing it in thoroughly until it resembles a paste. Take this and apply it to your entire scalp and your hair. Leave it on for about 15-20 minutes before washing it out with cold water and a mild shampoo.
Let us know if any of these remedies work for you!
If the problem continues to persist, you may want to explore an aesthetic procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction to help restore your hair.