Everyone is at risk of hair loss! Although it is normal and harmless to experience some level of hair loss, bald patches on your scalp can be a sign that something is wrong. This happens in two ways: hair thinning and general loss of density. In some cases, this condition is called alopecia. However, not everyone who suffers from severe hair loss has a problem. Instead, it can be caused by environmental factors, a chemical reaction, or poor hair care practices. So, how to regrow hair and regain density? Read on to find it.
To address this problem to control hair loss and stimulate growth, you can try some home remedies with natural ingredients.
Health Shots spoke to Debjani Banerjee, Incharge’ Dietetics PSRI Hospital, New Delhi, who listed some of the best home remedies along with their benefits and what they mean for regrowing your hair.
Here are 10 home remedies to regrow hair naturally:
Banerjee says: “Just like our skin, we need to take care of our hair to keep it healthy and shiny. And while hair loss may not have a direct impact on your health, it certainly affects your emotional well-being.”
But no worry! Here are 10 great home remedies to regrow your hair naturally!
It is well known that regular massage improves scalp health and blood circulation. When used in conjunction with appropriate hair oils and masks, it stimulates the scalp and improves hair health. Remember to massage your scalp every day to relieve tension and stress while improving the health of your hair.
2. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil improves the scalp microbiota, which strengthens the hair follicles and scalp. Coconut oil contains necessary fatty acids that penetrate the hair shaft and stop hair fall. Massage coconut oil into scalp at least twice a week and leave on for a few hours or overnight before showering. Although additional research is needed to demonstrate its effectiveness as a hair growth stimulator, there is little doubt about its benefits in lubricating the hair shaft and reducing breakage.
Banerjee says, “Amla is rich in essential fatty acids that strengthen hair follicles, and the vitamin C in amla prevents premature hair graying.”
Try an amla hair mask: mix 2 teaspoons each of amla and shikakai powder and add some water to get a smooth paste. Apply this to your scalp and hair and leave on for 45 minutes before shampooing. Follow this at least once a week for better results.
4. Castor Oil
Castor oil works like a miracle cure for your hair thanks to its perfect blend of proteins, vitamin E and minerals. Use 1 teaspoon of methi seed along with 6 tablespoons each of castor oil and coconut oil, then cook the mixture until it turns brown. Before washing it off, let it cool down, massage your scalp and hair, then wait 30 to 40 minutes. Use at least twice a week for best results.
5. Onion Juice
“Onion juice has been shown to improve circulation and promote hair growth. In fact, it can successfully treat alopecia areata — a condition that causes hair loss on different parts of the body,” says Banerjee. All you have to do is blend a few onions, squeeze the juice and apply to your scalp and hair and leave on for 15 minutes, followed by a wash with a shampoo. However, to enjoy the benefits, you need to deal with the smell of onion juice.
Lemons, either in the form of oil or fresh juice, have been found to improve hair quality and growth. Either apply fresh lemon juice or use lemon essential oil diluted in a carrier oil as part of a hair mask to help your curls grow naturally.
7. Egg Mask
The egg mask is an excellent way to nourish your hair. With 70 percent keratin protein, eggs are great for rebuilding damaged and dry hair, leaving it smooth and moisturized. Eggs and yogurt make a great hair conditioner – take 2 eggs and 2 teaspoons of fresh yogurt to make a paste and apply to your hair. Wait 30 minutes before shampooing your hair for best results.
8. Aloe vera
Aloe Vera is known to nourish the scalp and treat hair loss. You can use it as a gel a few times a week to reduce dandruff and loosen hair follicles to promote hair growth. Alternatively, shampoo and conditioner with aloe vera can be used.
9. Reetha and Shikakai
Reetha and Shikakai are age-old products that have been tried and tested for their hair growth benefits. While Reetha is responsible for maintaining health, Shikakai is considered a highly effective home remedy for all types of hair problems. Put 2 tablespoons of Shikakai powder in a jar of coconut oil and leave for 15 days. Use this at least twice a week to massage your scalp for healthy and shiny hair.
10. Essential Oils
Essential oils such as rosemary and lavender are rich in ingredients that promote follicle growth and strengthen hair roots, thereby promoting hair growth. For best results, heat 2 teaspoons olive oil and add 1/2 piece of avocado, followed by some honey and egg. Add 10 drops each of rosemary and lavender to this mixture and apply to your scalp and shampoo your hair after 45 minutes. Try this combination once a week for a month or two to see the results.