Seeing clumps of your hair lying here, there and
everywhere can be particularly trying. Hair adds that extra dimension to your
beauty. Before you reach out for those
expensive hair treatments try out some of the best home remedies for hair
growth and prevent hair loss, here.
As much as you would like to get overnight results with quick remedies,
it isn’t such a smooth ride, remedies, especially natural remedies give results
but it takes time. So if you have been losing a lot of hair recently, you need
a quick health evaluation to reveal any underlying cause. There are several reasons for hair fall, a poor lifestyle, a thyroid condition such as hypothyroidism,
hormonal imbalance, dandruff, fungal infections, genetic predispositions and so
on. Take care of the underlying conditions first, before you read more about home remedies for hair
growth and prevent hair loss. Once you
have treated the condition start with the
following home remedies to increase hair growth
and prevent hair loss.
Top Six Home Remedies
think that natural remedies are way too messy to
concoct and not very easy to use, as you need a long list of ingredients and a
large chunk of your busy schedule to whip up a home remedy. It is much more
convenient for you to pour something out of a bottle, but yes, natural
remedies always score over store-bought solutions,
as it is a side-effect free solution. So, use the following solutions to get
the luxuriant shiny crowning glory of your dreams.
Onion juice- This stems the hair fall real quick. The onion juice works as it contains
a compound called sulfur that boosts collagen production ensuring the thick
growth of hair. Remedy
Juice onions and use
a cotton wool to apply the same on your scalp. Mix it with lemon juice to keep
off the stench. Keep it for thirty to forty-five minutes and you are
done. Wash it off with a mild shampoo. If your hair still reeks of onions, use
a tea rinse to get rid of the smell. Boil tea leaves in a pan. Cool it down and
use it as a post-wash rinse. It gives a
lovely sheen to your hair and makes it look more voluminous. If you do it once
a week you will get great results.
Eggs- Eggs are chock- a block with
all the essential nutrients such as zinc, iron, phosphorous, sulfur and selenium. Eggs lend body and
volume to your hair so try and apply an egg mask to your hair at least
once a week.
Whisk an egg briskly. Add a tablespoon of curd to
the mixture and coat your scalp with this mixture and let it sit for half an
hour. Follow it up by rinsing it with a
mild shampoo. Use the tea rinse after
this, better still squeeze a lemon into this concoction and rinse your hair
with it as a final rinse. The hair will radiate with an enviable shine.
Aloe vera- Aloe vera is also known as the plant of immortality and
is known as a miracle cure for a host of ailments. And, it is a great cure
for hair related problems. Thankfully, It also helps to regrow hair and as a bonus reduces dandruff, one of the main
causes of hair fall.
Extract the pulp of a fresh aloe vera leaf and apply
it all over your hair, especially the areas where hair growth is sparse. In
case you don’t have an aloe vera plant growing near you, get the fresh organic
gel available in a beauty store. Just read the ingredients before applying and
check whether it contains only the aloe extract or other unpronounceable chemical names. Select the jar
which has the only aloe. Rinse your hair
after 20 mins with your favorite shampoo.
Do this once every week or two.
Amla- Amla is full of vitamin C; you can add coconut oil to it,
which helps in hair growth. It stops graying of hair right on its tracks. Yes,
the next time you spot a few silver lines on your hair reach for amla
instead of chemical-ridden hair dyes.
Boil dried amla pieces in coconut oil in an iron
vessel till they get burnt. Strain the liquid and cool the liquid. Massage your
scalp with this oil and use gentle finger strokes. Enjoy a nice head massage
with this beneficial oil. Let the oil seep in so
keep it for thirty minutes or more if you want. Wash it off with a mild
shampoo. This is a great way to massage your hair as well. Do this at least
once a week to get great results.
Fenugreek- Fenugreek is also known as methi is a great remedy for
hair growth. Methi lends great body and
strength to your hair thanks to the protein and lecithin content in
the seed. It is a great remedy for dry hair
too, as it moisturizes each of your strands lending an innate shine
helping you to shun the mouses and serums.
Soak fenugreek seeds in a cup of water, ( a handful will do) for four hours.
Drain off the excess water and make a thick paste by grinding the seeds. (if
the amount is more than you require,
store it in the fridge for later use) Take a generous amount of the paste and apply it on your scalp. Keep the
paste for an hour or so and then rinse off by using a mild herbal shampoo. Repeat
this process several times a week till
you get results.
Apple Cider Vinegar – The benefits of this vinegar is immense. ACV is
like that SOS remedy you should always keep close by, for that sudden
beauty or health needs. It restores the pH balance of the hair, increasing
the growth of your hair.
Mix a small amount of ACV, say two tablespoons in a liter of water. Take a cotton
wool dip it in the solution and apply it to
your hair. This solution not only boosts
your hair growth but also amps up the shine.