That moment when you wake up and see strands of hair all over your pillow is scary and sets you into panic mode. We feel your anxiety and know how stressful hair fall can be. Breathe easy and read carefully as we share with you 10 tried and tested ways to fight hair fall and keep those tresses where they belong.
Causes of hair fall
In case you were scratching your head about this, here are a few reasons as to why you may be experiencing hair loss. This may not be of the greatest comfort to you, but the main cause of hair fall is heredity baldness. Wondering why so much of your hair is falling out? If you look and find that your parents are lacking a full head of hair, you may have found your reason. Other explanations for sudden hairfall are side effects of serious illnesses, traumatic experiences, or hormonal changes caused by pregnancy, birth control pills, and menopause. In addition to this, there are specific conditions which cause you to lose your hair—for example, Alopecia Areata is an auto-immune disease that destroys your hair follicles, significantly contributing to hair loss. Oh, and another major cause that we almost forgot to mention – STRESS.
- Coconut Milk
Coconut milk is known to have rich properties that nourish hair tissues.
Take scraps of fresh coconut and grind them in a blender. Squeeze the paste to extract coconut milk. Now apply this coconut milk extract generously on your hair and scalp and leave it on for at least 15- 20 minutes. Keep massaging your scalp with the coconut milk.
Try and follow this regime once a week to prevent hairfall.
- Juice of Neem Leaves
Most effective Indian natural remedies include this amazing herb as it is packed with medicinal properties.
Boil fresh neem leaves in water until the water reduces to half its quantity. Then cool this water and wash your hair and scalp with the mixture. Repeat this process once or twice a week regularly to prevent hair loss.
- Aloe Vera
Aloe vera gel is extremely effective in preventing hair loss and also provides nourishment to your hair and scalp.
All you need to do is cut the aloe vera leaf in half and apply the juicy portion of the leaf on your scalp. This pure aloe extract will prevent hair loss due to scalp dryness or irritation.
Massage it into your scalp properly for best effects, and then wash it off with lukewarm water after a few hours.
- Lime Seeds
A combination of lime seeds and black pepper are found to be effective in addressing hair fall when it occurs in small patches on your scalp.
First, powder the dried lime seeds and add to fresh grounded pepper powder. Mix these powders with a small amount of water to make it a smooth paste. Apply on the areas of your scalp where you feel hair loss is prominent and massage it to rejuvenate your scalp. Repeat this process once a week to see hair growth in the affected areas.
- Honey and Olive Oil
This uber nourishing potion will fight hairfall and keep your locks thick and healthy.
Add two tablespoons of honey to two tablespoons of olive oil in a bowl. Mix it well and to this mixture add a tablespoon of fresh cinnamon powder to make a smooth paste. Apply this mixture on the scalp and hair and leave it for 20 - 25 minutes.
This will not only soothe hair and but is also super effective in growing new hair. Make this a weekly hair regime and say goodbye to falling strands!
- Egg White and Curd
Eggs are well known for their amazing effects on hair, mostly conditioning. Egg whites when mixed with curd, with a dash of neem work wonderfully for hairfall.
Take egg whites of two eggs in a bowl and add two tablespoons of fresh curd or yoghurt. Mix this well and then add a tablespoon of shikakai or neem powder to this mixture. Apply it generously on your scalp and leave it for 30 minutes. Then nourish your hair with the right shampoo and conditioner such as the Dove Hair Therapy Hairfall Rescue Shampoo that is formulated with nutrilock actives that strengthen your roots and reduce hair fall further. Follow this up with the Dove Hair Therapy Hairfall Rescue Conditioner that will hydrate your locks and detangle them too!
Amla or ‘Indian gooseberry’ is a great natural remedy for controlling hair fall and boosting natural hair growth.
Heat coconut oil with dried amla until the color of the oil turns black. Cool this oil mixture and then apply it on your scalp. Massage your scalp with this mixture properly for 10 minutes. Leave it on the scalp for about 30 minutes and then wash it off. Repeat once a week for effective results.
- Onion and Honey
This might not sound like a mixture you want to taste but it sure works wonders on your scalp!
Cut the onion in half and apply the juicy part of the cut onion all over your scalp so that every part is covered. Now follow this by generously applying honey all over the scalp and massaging it into the scalp. Leave it on for a few minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this process once in ten days to prevent hair fall.
- Beetroot Juice
The wonderfully potent beetroot is a fantastic kitchen ingredient that stops hair loss and promotes regrowth. Beetroot is rich in essential nutrients so be sure to drink beet-root juice daily or include it in your regular diet for fast and healthy hair growth.
You could also boil beetroot leaves in water and make a paste. Apply this thick paste to scalp and leave it on for 30 minutes, then rinse off with water. Follow this at least twice in a week for better hair growth and quick results.
- Hibiscus leaves or flowers
Hibiscus flowers and leaves are a well-known ayurvedic remedy for hair loss. They have also been widely used as an effective cure for split ends and dandruff as well.
Heat 12-15 hibiscus flowers in 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Strain the solution and collect the oil. Apply this concoction to the scalp and hairs, leave overnight and wash in the morning. To use the hibiscus leaves, grind them into fine paste and apply the paste to the scalp and hairs. Leave it on for 30- 60 minutes. Rinse off with plenty of water.
So there you go.. Stop fretting and start getting that hair fall in check with these amazing, all-natural home remedies. If you prefer, start by experimenting with a few different ones and see what works best… Time for a hair spa day we think!
Yup! This is another benefit of doing yoga that you can add to your already endless list. By improving the blood circulation to your scalp, it helps the nerves in your scalp get activated – this revitalises all of your hair shafts and works to stimulate hair growth. In addition to this, certain poses can also regulate the activity of particular glands like the thyroid gland, which is also responsible for hair fall control. Here are a few poses that you can do every day to reduce hair fall.
Adho Mukha Savasana
Place your hands, knees and feet on the floor, with your back parallel to it. Now straighten your legs, tiptoe, and push your hands forward enough to make your back straight.
Sit with your back straight, hands on your thighs and legs folded beneath them.
Lay down your back, lift your legs up as straight as you can so that they are 90 degrees to the floor, and then place your hands on the middle of your lower spine for extra support—this should mean that most of the weight is on your shoulders and your neck.
So there you go! Stop fretting and start getting that hair fall in check with these amazing tips to fight hair fall. If you prefer, start by experimenting with a few different ones and see what works best. sTime for a hair spa day we think!
Written by Mallika Setalvad on Sep 15, 2017