Hair fall is the main problem these days. Both men and women are suffering from hair fall. What is hair fall? The answer is simple – when the rate of hair loss exceeds the rate of hair regrowth then it is called hair fall. It is okay to lose 50 to 100 strands per day. But if the frequency of hair fall is more then you have to take some steps. You should consult your doctor if you have severe hair fall. But if the situation is not so bad then you can use some homemade DIY recipes to stop hair fall.
Before diving into the remedies, let’s talk about the causes of hair fall and general tips to control it…
Causes of Hair Fall
- Unhealthy food
- Protein deficiency
- Hormonal imbalance
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Use of too many hair products.
General Tips to Control Hair Fall
- Don’t wash your hair too often or too less
- Have enough protein
- Take a healthy diet
- Don’t tie your hair too tight
- Don’t comb wet hair
- Comb your hair gently
- Keep your scalp clean
- Exercise regularly
- Drink enough water
- Oil your hair regularly
Home remedies to stop hair fall and grow new hair
1. Coconut Milk
- One coconut
- Half cup of water
Method to use Grate the coconut and squeeze the milk by adding water into it. Now apply this coconut milk on to your scalp by using hair dye brush. Cover your head with a towel and keep it on your hair for 30 minutes. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo. You can use this remedy once a week.
2. Aloe vera
- Aloe vera leaf
- Two tablespoon fenugreek seeds
- Three tbsp yogurt
- Two tbsp almond oil
Method to use Soak 2 tbsp fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Next morning, Make the paste from these seeds by grinding. Now add the required amount of yogurt and almond oil into this paste. Apply this pack on your hair scalp by making partition of hair. Keep it on the hair for about 1 hour. Wash off thoroughly with lukewarm water. You can use this hair mask for once or twice a week.
Neem stimulates the blood flow to the scalp and so promotes hair growth. Neem has antibacterial properties that remove dandruff as well as head lice.
- 20 Neem leaves
- Water to boil
Method to use Boil the neem leaves in water unto water level comes down to half of its quantity. Wait for the mixture to cool. Then rinse your hair with this mixture. Make sure you use this remedy after shampooing your hair. You can use this after every hair wash.
5. Indian Gooseberry
Indian gooseberry (also known as amla) is rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to build collagen that is very important for hair growth. Indian gooseberry strengthens the hair roots and prevents hair fall. It also stops graying of hair.
- 2 tbsp gooseberry powder
- 3 tbsp yogurt
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
Method to use Mix all these three ingredients to make a paste. Apply this paste on to your hair and leave for 30 minutes. Clean your hair thoroughly by normal water followed by shampooing the hair. You can use this remedy once a week.
6. Onion Juice
Onion has antibacterial properties that remove dandruff and any type of skin infections. It also has a high content of sulfate. Sulfate improves blood circulation to the hair follicles and encourages hair growth.
- One onion
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
Method to use Grate one onion and extract its juice by squeezing it. Now add 3 tbsp of coconut oil in it and apply on the scalp. Leave it on for about 30 minutes. Rinse your hair with normal water. Shampoo as usual. You can use this remedy once a week.
- 5 hibiscus flowers
- A half-cup of any oil/ Coconut oil is best
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp almond oil
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tbsp castor oil
Methos to use Mix all these oils and apply on the scalp by making partition of hair. Leave it on the hair for one hour. Wash your hair with a mild shampoo. You can use this before every hair bath.
9. Curry leaves
- 15 curry leaves
- 1/2 cup of any oil of your choice
Method to use Boil the curry leaves into the oil until these curry leaves get started to black. Then strain the oil and keep this oil in an airtight container. Apply this oil on your hair for 60 minutes. You can use this remedy every time whenever you wash your hair.
- Shikakai powder
- Soapnut powder
- Amla powder
Method to use Soak all these ingredients overnight. On the next morning, heat the mixture and turn the heat off when the mixture starts to boil. Allow it to cool and then blend. Strain the mixture to discard any residues of the ingredients. Now use this liquid as a shampoo to wash the hair. You can use this homemade shampoo once a week.