Have you noticed too many strands of hair on the pillow, glued to the sweater, the drain and the brush? Well, it is natural to lose between 50 and 100 strands of hair every day. But if you feel your hair is falling out it is much more than that, then perhaps the problem needs additional attention.
Human hair essentially undergoes three stages of the hair cycle: the anagen, catagen and telogen phases. During the anagen phase, hair continues to grow followed by a transition period (where no change occurs) of the catagen phase. The telogen phase begins when the hair is released from the follicle and falls out. This cyclic loss is completely normal: usually, there is still more than enough hair left.
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Other factors, such as hormones, nutritional intake, radiation exposure, environmental toxins and medications, can affect the hair cycle and cause abnormal hair loss.
Here are some home remedies that can help reduce hair loss:
1. coconut oil
Coconut contains lauric acid, which has a high affinity for hair protein. Penetrates the hair shaft thus preventing it from breaking at the root and strand. Massaging coconut oil on the scalp can even promote better blood flow and help with regrowth.
You can massage your hair with coconut oil for 15-20 minutes, up to twice a week.
2. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera has been used for a long time to treat hair loss. It helps clean sebum, an oil that clogs the follicles and prevents hair from growing back. It also relieves itchy scalp seen in case of seborrheic dermatitis (an inflammatory skin condition).
To effectively use this natural hair loss treatment, simply massage the pure aloe vera gel directly onto the scalp. Wash your hair after 30 minutes. You can apply aloe vera gel on the scalp 3 times per week.
3. Fish oil
Fish oil helps promote hair growth by increasing the growth of dermal papilla cells, which reside beneath the hair follicles and influence the development of new hair follicles from the epidermis (upper layer of skin).
Fish oil also contains omega-3, an antioxidant, which helps make hair denser.
Mix fish oil together with olive oil and massage your scalp with it for 15 minutes. Rinse after one hour. You can massage your hair with this oil twice a week.
Studies claim that ginseng promotes hair growth by stimulating dermal papilla cells to produce new hair follicles. In addition, it induces the anagen phase (hair growth phase) and delays the other two phases.
Studies indicate that red ginseng extract protects against hair loss caused by hormonal imbalance.
Mix the ginseng oil with some carrier oil or any essential oil and massage the scalp for at least 15 minutes. Wash your hair after an hour. You can do the massage twice a week.
5. Licorice (mulethi)
In a recent study, licorice, commonly known as mulethi, was pulverized and turned into a paste. It was then combined with sodium lauryl ether sulfate, sodium chloride, methylparaben and some other ingredients to formulate an herbal shampoo. The results concluded that licorice shampoo had excellent cleaning ability and viscosity.
Licorice shampoo has antimicrobial properties and reduces hair problems such as hair loss, itching and dandruff.
Make a paste of licorice and add it to your usual shampoo to wash your hair. You can use this shampoo two or three times a week.
For more information, read our article on Hair loss: symptoms, causes, treatment.
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Update date: December 09, 2019 12:59:15 IST
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