Hair is the crowning glory of your beauty. It has the power to enhance your beauty or make you look ugly. Apart from the different hairstyles and colors that add to the beauty of your face, simple and healthy hair looks just gorgeous on any face and it takes up any color or haircut that you give to your hair. So, before indulging into different hair color or style, you must consider changing the texture and quality of your hair.
But nowadays, hair fall is a common problem. Blame it to the fast lifestyle, unhealthy food habits, pollution and adulterated food that all contribute to hair fall. Sometimes it also occurs due to underline health conditions that most of the time you are not aware of. Medical conditions like hypothyroid, hormonal imbalance and others result in hair fall. Sometimes taking strong medicines also results in temporary hair fall. So, be cautious about the medicines you take and go for a regular health check-up if you witness hair fall.
If your hair fall is not due to medical reason then you can apply home remedies to get your crowning glory back. The home remedies are simple, inexpensive and can be easily done at home. Most of the ingredients used for these home remedies are available in your kitchen. So, go ahead and use them for shiny and voluminous tresses like never before. Listed here are some of the most effective home remedies to control hair fall.
We are all aware of the nutritional benefits of coconut. Now, you will be amazed to know that you can use them to control hair fall as well. Coconut is rich in essential fat, potassium, and minerals that are good for hair growth. The application is very simple. You just need to prepare coconut milk by grinding grated coconut in a blender with water and squeezing the milk. Now apply the milk on the scalp with a cotton ball. Leave it for 20 to 30 minutes on your scalp and then wash off with tap water followed by shampoo.
Aloe vera pulp is very nutritious for the skin. It is in the gel form that gets easily absorbed by the scalp. The aloe vera gel helps to control the ph of the skin and hence reduces hair fall. You just need aloe vera stalk or leaf to make prepare the gel at home. Take an aloe vera stalk and cut it to extract the pulp from the leaf. Smashed the pulp to form a smooth gel and apply it on the scalp. Make sure to apply the gel on the scalp soon after the bath in a clean scalp.
But if your skin is latex intolerant than do not apply the raw gel. It may irritate your skin. It is better to boil the leaf before you extract the gel.
Indian Lilac (Neem)
Neem is versatile herb which is used in Ayurveda for various treatments especially skin treatment. The leaves of this plant are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic in nature. It is an inexpensive treatment for hair fall. Neem leaves are easily available. You just need a handful of neem leaves and boil it with water in a bowl. Switch off the flame once the water reduced to half of the initial amount. Let the water cool down before use. Apply the water on the scalp and hair after shampoo. This solution not only controls hair fall but also helps to remove dandruff which also causes hair fall.
Amla or Indian Gooseberry
Amla or Indian gooseberry is the considered as an elixir for women health as it is helpful in many ways. You can use amla as a herb, medicine or home remedies. It has multiple usages. Amla is also very good hair. It is been used since ancient times for a healthy and lustrous hair. It is rich in vitamin C that is vital for the growth of hair. Vitamin C helps to build collagen and helps to absorb iron that is good for hair.
You can use amla to control hair fall in many ways. Eating amla fruit has been seen to improve hair growth by stimulating the hair follicle. You can prepare amla mask for hair along with other herbs. The simple way to use amla to control hair fall is applying its juice on the hair. You can also prepare amla hair oil at home which very effective in controlling hair fall. Take little amount of amla around 50 gms in coconut oil and boil the oil till it becomes black in color. Use the oil to massage your scalp before shampoo. Leave the oil on the scalp at least for 30 minutes for better results.
Yogurt is loaded with vitamins which are very good for hair growth. It contains vitamin B5 and proteins that are healthy for hair and promotes hair growth. You can use yogurt in the following way. Take enough amount of yogurt (according to the length of hair) in a bowl. Now add 2 tablespoons of honey and few drops of lemon juice into it. Stir thoroughly to form a smooth paste.
Apply the paste on the scalp and on the hair strand from root to tips. Let the pack rest for about 30 minutes and then wash off with regular water. This pack is ideal for dry and fizzy hair and can be used for twice a week on dry hair. If you don’t have dry hair then use the pack once a week.
Fenugreek or Methi
Fenugreek seed is a versatile spice which can be used for hair growth in many ways. Fenugreek seed helps to rebuild the hair follicles and thereby control hair fall. It helps to make the hair smooth, strong and lustrous.
You can simply use fenugreek seeds by soaking it overnight and grinding it the next morning to form a paste. Apply the paste on the hair from root to tips. Let the pack rest for around 30 minutes on the hair and cover your hair with a shower cap. Then wash off with regular water.
Another way of using fenugreek seeds is with coconut oil. Fry fenugreek seeds in coconut oil for few minutes. Cool the mixture and train the oil. Use the oil to massage your scalp once or twice a week for maximum benefit.
You can use fenugreek seeds to control hair growth in one more way. Take 2 tbsp of fenugreek seeds in water and soak it overnight. Next morning make a thick paste by blending it in a grinder. Now add 4 tablespoons of curd and one egg white into it. Mix all the ingredients nicely and apply the paste on the hair and scalp. Leave it for about 30 minutes on the hair and rinse off with water.
Licorice root sooth the scalp and reduces dandruff. If the hair fall is occurring due to dandruff then the major hair fall will be solved using licorice root. You can use it by taking licorice root powder and saffron in a cup of milk. Apply the mixture on the scalp portion having scanty hair. Leave it for overnight. The next morning was off with tap water. It is recommended to use this paste for twice a week for a better result.
We all know that beetroot is a nutritious vegetable. But very few may know that its leave is also beneficial to health, especially for hair growth. Beetroot is loaded with protein, vitamin B, vitamin C and potassium which promote hair growth.
You can use beetroot leaves to control hair growth in the following way. Take a handful of beetroot leaves and boil it in water till the water level reduces to half of the initial quantity. Let the liquid cool down and then take the leaves and grind it to make a paste. Add 1 tablespoon of henna to the paste. Now apply the paste on the scalp and hair for 30 minutes. After that wash off with water. Repeat the application for 3 times a week for good results.
Here comes the most powerful home remedy for hair fall. Onions contain high amount of sulfur which promotes blood circulation and enhances hair growth. It is also antibacterial in nature which removes any bacteria from the scalp and ensures healthy follicles. It is easy to use onion juice for hair growth. Take a small size onion, cut it into small pieces, grind it and extract the juice. Now add two teaspoons of honey to the juice. If you don’t like the strong and pungent onion smell then add few drops of rose water to hide the smell.
You can now apply the juice directly on the scalp and leave it for 30 minutes. Then wash off with water followed by shampoo. You can also apply the bare onion juice directly on the scalp with a cotton ball and let it dry of few minutes. Either way is good for hair growth and control hair fall. But be cautious that the juice doesn’t enter your eyes as it may irritate your eyes. However, it is not harmful to your eyes.
Hibiscus is a very effective herb for many hair problems. It is a powerhouse of phosphorous, vitamin C and riboflavin which are the essential nutrients for hair growth. Hibiscus also helps to remove toxins from the scalp and boosts blood circulation thereby promoting hair growth.
You can easily use it at home for hair growth. Take a handful of hibiscus flower and crush them to form a paste. Mix the paste with coconut oil or sesame oil. Now apply the paste on the scalp and hair and let it sit for 30 to 60 minutes. Then rinse off with tap water.
Green tea is the Chinese elixir and the most nutritious gift of China to the world. The health benefits of green tea is immense and it is not limited to health either. Many may not know that green tea is good for hair too. Green tea helps to promote hair growth by stimulating the hair follicles. Drinking green tea improves metabolism which is associated with hair growth.
You can simply use green tea by steeping it in hot water. Let the tea cool down. Then remove the tea bag and use it to rinse your hair.
Coconut oil is the king of oil when it comes to hair. It contains a high amount of minerals and antioxidants that tremendously help in hair growth. It also has antimicrobial properties that keep the scalp protected from infections. Moreover, it provides a natural shine to the hair.
Coconut oil is easily available in stores. Take a 1 or 2 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil in a bowl and warm it a little bit. Now apply the on the scalp and hair and massage gently. Leave the oil on the hair for minimum 30 minutes. It is better if you leave it for overnight and then wash off with shampoo the next day. The application of coconut oil is safe and harmless. That is why you can apply the oil every alternate day for fast result.
We all know that eggs are the storehouse of proteins. And hair strands are made up of protein. Therefore, it is the protein that repairs and rejuvenate the damaged hair and also promotes hair growth. It also contains vitamin B and essential nutrients that improve hair health and controls hair fall.
Using eggs on hair is very simple. You just need egg and olive oil to prepare a hair mask. Take one or two eggs as per the length of your hair in a bowl. Remove the egg yolks from the egg white. Then mix the egg white with olive oil to get a thick liquid. Now apply the paste on the hair and scalp with the help of a dye brush. Leave the paste for around 30 minutes on the hair and cover the head with a shower cap. Then rinse with water and shampoo.
You can also use egg white alone without olive oil. Beat the egg white same way and directly apply on the hair. Let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes and then wash off with water followed by shampoo. Try to repeat the application twice a week for better results.
This mighty vegetable never goes wrong in cooking. Many may be aware of its benefits on the skin, but very fewer people know that it is even good for hair. Potatoes are rich in vitamin C and iron which are very good for hair. It is studied that deficiency of potassium causes hair loss.
Potatoes are easily available in every kitchen. So, you don’t need to invest anything extra to use this remedy. Just wash and peel a potato, cut it into small pieces and grind in a blender to form a smooth puree. Strain the puree through a muslin cloth to form a juice. Now add a teaspoon of honey and water to the juice and mix. Your potato juice is ready to use. Apply the juice on the scalp and hair and leave it for around 20 to 30 minutes. Then wash off with shampoo.
Lemon juice is so versatile in nature that it is used for a variety of home remedies. It is an excellent astringent that closes and tightens the pores in the scalp and arrest hair fall. Lemon is a great home remedy for oily hair as it helps to remove the grease from the hair. Lemon is rich in alpha-hydroxy acids that remove the dead cells from the scalps that form dandruff. It also contains vitamin C which helps to nourish the hair strands.
Lemon is easily available everywhere. Therefore, it is very easy to use it. Just cut 1 or 2 lemons and squeeze lemon juice. Mix 1 cup of warm water with the lemon juice and apply the juice on the scalp. Leave the juice on the scalp for 5 minutes and then rinse with water. You can repeat the application once or twice a week for effective results.
Heena or mehendi as it is popularly called is used to dye and condition hair since ages even before the synthetic dyes is invented. It is found that henna also helps to strengthen hair and controls hair fall. You can apply henna in the following way. Take a handful of henna leaves and boil the mixture in mustard oil till the leaves are completely burnt. Then strain the oil to separate the leaves and store in a container. Use this oil to massage your hair once or twice a week.
You can also apply henna pack on the hair. To prepare a henna pack, you just need to add a cup of henna powder with a half cup of curd and mix thoroughly to form a smooth paste. Apply the paste on the hair and leave it for at least 30minutes and wash off with water followed by shampoo.