Do you tend to lose dozens of hair strands while combing? Does your sink seem to be full of hair after taking a head bath? You might possibly be going through a severe hair fall problem which eventually leads to the thinning of hair and balding in certain areas of your head. Sometimes, even oiling your hair regularly or maintaining the healthiest of diets does not work to prevent the continuance of such an acute hair fall problem. How do you fight it then? Well, here are some DIY hair-masks that will help you reduce hair fall and aid in growing thicker new hair.
Onion and Castor Oil
The combination of onion and castor oil for treating hair loss may seem a little weird but it does work wonders for your scalp and boosts your hair growth. Make a paste out of a few onions by grinding them in a mixer. Make sure to remove all the dry onion skin before putting them in though. Add some castor oil to this paste and mix thoroughly. Apply this mixture onto your scalp and to the roots of your hair. Cover your entire scalp with the paste and leave it to dry. After about 15 to 20 minutes, wash your hair with cold water and a mildly fragrant shampoo to eliminate any odour. This mask nourishes your hair follicles and strengthens the roots. The sulphur present in the onions helps in reducing the thinning and breakage of hair strands while castor oil promotes the growth of new hair strands by enriching the hair follicles with essential nutrients.
Henna and Beetroot
Henna has, since times immemorial, always been used to deal with all sorts of hair problems. Take some henna paste, or make a paste out of the henna leaves yourselves, and add some crushed boiled beetroot to it. Apply this mixture onto your scalp as well as along the entire length of your hair. Henna, being herbal, has anti-bacterial properties that help in fighting bacterial or fungal infections of the scalp. This eventually reduces the hair fall caused by dandruff or scalp infections. Further, it also enhances your natural hair colour and prevents the premature greying of hair.
Amla and Green Tea
Amla, or the Indian gooseberry as it is also called, is like a panacea for all hair problems, ranging from hair loss to the greying of hair and everything in between. The regular consumption of Amla can help in addressing most of your hair concerns. Make a paste out of a few of these fruits and add boiling hot green tea to it. As Amla is a relatively small fruit, the number of Amlas you may need to make this hair mask depends upon the length and the texture of your hair. Ensure that the green tea that you add liquefies the paste but does not make it watery. Apply this paste onto all the areas of your scalp and specifically in those regions where the hair fall is prominent. Wash the paste off with warm water and shampoo. Due to the thick yet fluid consistency of this paste, your scalp is able to nicely absorb all the nutrients and vitamins present in Amla and green tea. Amla has a high amount of vitamin C which helps in strengthening of the roots of your hair and thereby prevents hair fall.